I don’t know about you, but I love finding new brands to shop with and was over the moon when Liu Qiao from Grace Karin contacted me about collaborating for a post and kindly gifted me some lovely pieces from their site.
They specialise in evening wear and have a huge selection of vintage style dresses, but given that’s not really my style, I wanted to see what other bits they had to offer.
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I chose a pair of khaki trousers, a deep red chiffon shirt and a floaty floral print dress. I managed to picture the trousers and shirt as they were weather appropriate, but if I’d gone out in the dress I would have been an ice cube by the time I got back inside. However, the dress is absolutely beautiful and I cannot wait to wear it in the spring when it’s a bit warmer (it’s my own fault for picking something so summery in the winter – wishful thinking I suppose). So I’ll obviously make sure to show you all the dress in the spring on my Instagram as I can’t seem to go out without sharing my outfits – it’s become something of an obsession.
So on Saturday, I got dressed and headed out to the bank, for some lunch, a bit of a spending spree in Superdrug (post to come shortly), to Morrisons for some food shopping and then back outside in another outfit to snap for today’s post. Suffice to say it was a busy one as I later went #Hinching on my entire flat and had to clear up the soaking kitchen floor after Aaron disconnected our old washing machine ready for the new one to arrive.
I am absolutely in love with these trousers and can’t tell you how comfortable they are. I’ll be honest, I had to change my knickers as the VPL was not a joke (lucky for me I’d gone to Primark the other week and picked up a pack of those VPL pants – winner!) but the style, fabric, fit – everything was perfect! The fabric is a kind of stretchy polyester which reminded me of the Miss Sexy school trousers all the girls at my school used to wear before they got banned (I think because they weren’t deemed as appropriate by the teachers – absolute shit) but fitted like a dream. I put them with my long sleeved cotton top from Next, denim jacket from Topshop and my black DM’s, because they’ve been neglected for a while since I got my red ones.
I’ve been after a new shirt for a while and wanted something different to my usual plain white (no joke I think I have about 7 or 8) so when I saw the colour I knew it had to be for me. I sized up in this as I wasn’t too sure whether it would be too clingy and I’m glad I did as I would have been right. I put this with my dark wash blue Joni jeans from Topshop (which I accidentally got in a waist size too small so they’re reserved for quick outings with no food involved) and my red DM’s. It’s an outfit I’d definitely wear again and think the shirt would look amazing with some white jeans in the spring.
These clothes were beautifully made, packaged well, they fit well and I was genuinely impressed! I can’t wait to wear the dress and know it’s going to look gorgeous (although I think I need to take the hem up – oh the plights of being a short arse). I also think the trousers and shirt will transition well into the spring, which is exactly what you want from new additions to your wardrobe.
Have you shopped with Grace Karin before? And do you have any new discoveries you think I should check out? Let me know in the comments!