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If you're anything like me you'll love getting parcels in the post, so when Gemini recently asked if they could send me some of their latest Sandwich Clothing to style I didn't hesitate in saying yes immediately!! 

Sandwich Clothing base their designs on clothing to be worn by women for everyday practical life & so not only is their clothing easy to wear it also incorporates some of the latest fashion trends as well as containing exquisite elements of beauty and detail.  So I'm sure I don't need to tell you but as soon as my box of goodies arrived through the door I was beyond excited as I excitedly tore open the packaging :)

Now before I show you the clothes I must just show you the lovely packaging that Gemini package all their deliveries in - chic & effortless, which pretty much sums up the brands stocked & sold by Gemini.




First out the box was this gorgeous crackle effect printed dress.  Super comfy for wearing on an everyday basis, whilst being flattering & showing off your curves.  Not to mention incorporating the pastel trend that is set to be HUGE this spring.

Plus it's a great dress for styling up or down, which for my first look I've simply teamed with some black shoe boots & a simple bracelet.


Style One




Dress - Gemini-Woman
Bracelet - Banana Republic
Shoe Boots - Next


For style two I thought I'd rock the dress up a bit & have teamed it with my leather biker jacket, an old Zara scarf & some chunkier ankle boots.  I love how easy it is to add a more dressed down vibe to the dress, whilst still feeling feminine & love it teamed with my biker.


Style Two




Leather Biker Jacket - Zara
Dress - Gemini-Woman
Bracelet - Banana Republic
Boots - Zara


Next I've teamed the second item out of the box, a grey Sandwich Clothing jacket with the dress & changed my black tights for grey together with some grey ankle boots.  Of course me being me I was always going to totally love this jacket but honestly it's such a lovely piece that will go with so many things in your wardrobe & is incredibly easy to dress up or down.  I absolutely LOVE the frayed edging & texture.  Plus it's also available in cream, although hubby is already trying to hide the credit card!!!


Style Three




Jacket - Gemini-Woman
Dress - Gemini-Woman
Bracelet - Banana Republic
Boots - Oasis


Next up I've teamed style three with a simple scarf to add another dimension & layer.


Style Four


 


Scarf - Zara
Jacket - Gemini-Woman
Dress - Gemini-Woman
Bracelet - Banana Republic
Boots - Oasis


Concentrating back on the dress again & going for a more dressed up feel I think it looks stunning when teamed with a pale pink blazer & pearls.


Style Five




Blazer - Zara
Dress - Gemini-Woman
Necklace - Handmade
Bracelet - Banana Republic
Boots - Oasis


Of course if you read my blog on a regular basis you will know that not only do I have a huge love affair with any blazer/jacket but I have a HUGE weakness for scarves too & this Sandwich Clothing one goes perfectly with my grey skinnies & pink blazer.  Plus I couldn't believe my luck when this gorgeous pink Sandwich Clothing top matched my jacket perfectly, I absolutely love the slightly loose fit of the top & it's such a fab top for dressing up or down.


Style Six




Blazer - Zara
Scarf - Gemini-Woman
Top - Gemini-Woman
Bracelet - Banana Republic
Jeans - Zara
Ballet Pumps - Brought in Majorca


I also love wearing greys & pinks together & by teaming the Sandwich Clothing jacket with my grey skinnies & adding the pink top & scarf I feel it brings the right mix of spring without feeling too summery whilst in the depths of our wonderful British winters.


Style Seven




Scarf - Gemini-Woman
Jacket - Gemini-Woman
Top - Gemini-Woman
Bracelet - Banana Republic
Jeans - Zara
Ballet Pumps - Brought in Majorca


Plus it's so easy to swap the scarf & bring a whole different look to the outfit & it would have been rude not to incorporate a bit of Bet to my dressing up session!!


Style Eight




Scarf - Massimo Dutti
Jacket - Gemini-Woman
Top - Gemini-Woman
Bracelet - Banana Republic
Jeans - Zara
Boots - Oasis


Of course the jacket looks equally stunning when teamed with some grey skinnies & a simple white shirt.  It really is one of those go to jackets that you would get so much wear from.


Style Nine




Jacket - Gemini-Woman
Shirt - Zara
Bracelet - Banana Republic
Jeans - Zara
Shoe Boots - Next


For outfit ten I've simply added the Sandwich scarf to inject a little bit more colour & interest.


Style Ten




Jacket - Gemini-Woman
Scarf - Gemini-Woman
Shirt - Zara
Bracelet - Banana Republic
Jeans - Zara
Shoe Boots - Next


Then for outfit eleven I thought I'd dress the outfit down a bit & have swapped my skinny jeans for some boyfriend jeans & teamed it with a simple pair of ballet pumps.  I totally love how the jacket can so easily be styled with dresses, skirts, skinny jeans not to mention distressed boyfriends.


Style Eleven




Jacket - Gemini-Woman
Shirt - Zara
Bracelet - Banana Republic
Jeans - Zara
Ballet Pumps - Brought in Majorca


Of course the scarf also looks great when teamed with a simple white shirt & jeans, which are items we all have lurking in our wardrobes & is a fab way of investing just a little in two of the main colours for spring.


Style Twelve




Scarf - Gemini-Woman
Shirt - Zara
Bracelet - Banana Republic
Jeans - Zara
Ballet Pumps - Brought in Majorca


For outfit thirteen I wanted to pair the beautiful twill top with my boyfriend jeans for a more relaxed dress down feel.  I really love that the top has a slight dropped hem at the back & together with the panelling detailing adds just the right amount of interest without distracting from the simplicity of the design.


Style Thirteen




Top - Gemini-Woman
Bracelet - Banana Republic
Jeans - Zara
Ballet Pumps - Brought in Majorca


And of course I couldn't resist adding the scarf to this look, which when worn with this top looks great too!


Style Fourteen




Scarf - Gemini-Woman
Top - Gemini-Woman
Bracelet - Banana Republic
Jeans - Zara
Ballet Pumps - Brought in Majorca


And finally I simply had to add my jacket, which in my opinion makes the perfect running around outfit for spring.


Style Fifteen




Scarf - Gemini-Woman
Blazer - Zara
Top - Gemini-Woman
Bracelet - Banana Republic
Jeans - Zara
Ballet Pumps - Brought in Majorca


So what do you think?  Are you like me & TOTALLY in love with these beautiful pastel colours for spring?  I have to admit it was lovely to wear some softer brighter colours than the darker colours we seem to lean to come the darker mornings & nights.

Finally a quick round up of what I've been wearing since my last post, starting with my latest necklace to add to my bling-tastic collection.


Outfit One





Necklace - Zara
Jumper - Primark
Bracelet - Banana Republic
Snake Print Belt - Massimo Dutti
Biker Jeans - H&M
Boots - Oasis


Outfit Two




Scarf - Massimo Dutti
Jumper - H&M
Blazer - Zara
Jeans - Zara
Boots - Zara


Outfit Three




Animal Print Scarf  - Massimo Dutti
T-Shirt - Zara
Tweed Blazer - H&M
Leather Cuff - Banana Republic
Jeans - Zara
Boots - Oasis


Outfit Four




Tartan Scarf - Zara
Woollen Coatigan - Zara
Sequinned Breton - Zara
Jeans - Zara
Wedge Trainers - Ash


So are you in love with the pastel trend that's set to be huge this spring?  If so how are you planning on incorporating it into your existing wardrobe?  Perhaps you've already got your eye on a few key pieces or in fact made the odd purchase or two?

I'd love to hear how you're going to be rocking the look not to mention what you think of my styling & which of the above outfits is your favourite.

Hope it's not too wet & windy where you are (although looking at the forecast I think you're going to be extremely lucky to escape the raining today!!).  Have a fab Sunday & see you in a few days.


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28 comments

  1. These are all stunning, Jane! I love the dress with the biker jacket. They grey jacket is just stunning with all of the jeans you've worn it with and the pink top is gorgeous with the pink blazer and the grey jacket. You lucky lady! I really don't suit pastels as they wash me out too much so I don't think it's a trend I'll be embracing! You look fab in pink and grey. Lynne x

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    1. Aww thanks Lynne, I absolutely love greys & pale pinks together so I'm delighted they're going to be huge for spring...although I also have a calling for some more bright colours in my wardrobe too so I guess I'll be dipping in between the two! Jane xx

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  2. Great styling as always Jane! If anyone needed a lesson in how to get loads of looks from their clothes, you would be the girl! Love the grey jacket and the pink top - gorgeous x

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    1. Thanks Sharron, I think the pink top would definitely be one of the items of clothing that you wondered how you ever managed without as it's just perfect for dressing up or down & don't even get me started on the jacket!!! Jane xx

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  3. I love the grey little jacket... very nice. x

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    1. Thanks Annmarie, I bet it would look fab styled with your new New Balance trainers too ;-) Jane xx

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  4. Wow, Jane - you are my Queen of versatile dressing, love it! The pink top is my favourite. I tried that pink Zara blazer, unlike you I couldn't do it justice so it went back x

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    1. Thanks Natalie, you know I'm a sucker for anything pink & I think that the pink top is probably my favourite too due to its versatility. Jane xx

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  5. That dress is gorgeous - I would not have looked it online but on you it's amazing, you look stunning

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    1. Aww thanks Fiona *blushes*. Jane xx

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  6. Lovely styling Jane. I bet your bedroom was a tip when you had finished lol xx

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    1. Oh my goodness Donna you certainly know me far too well, you should of seen the mound of discarded clothes after my trying on session....not a pretty site at all lol! Jane xx

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  7. Cor, the Gemini dress is a beaut! It looks really good and I love your styling with it. Bet you had great fun choosing and shooting all these outfits!!

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    1. Thanks Paul & yes I was totally in my element :-) I love playing dressing up & when the clothes are as lovely as these it was my idea of a perfect couple of hours. Jane xx

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  8. Some perfect pieces from Gemini that slot so well into your wardrobe! Love the pinks and greys together!

    Have to say I'm rather smitten with the black Zara Coatigan in the last pic....that is really scummy! xx

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    1. Thanks Michelle, I couldn't believe how the top matched my jacket perfectly!!! The Zara coatigan is actually a dark navy, although when I brought it I thought it was black & it wasn't until I wore black with it that I realised it was navy!!! Jane xx

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  9. I just love that pale pink top with the greys and pinks beautifully styled as always, you wear the clothes beautifully and have shown how versatile they are, fabulous! X

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    1. Thanks Frances, that top is definitely a winner! Jane xx

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  10. Bestfriendstyle.com
    Absolutely love the grey jacket and scarf. I feel a purchase coming on. Great post really enjoyed reading it.
    Sue

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    1. Thanks Sue, check out the jacket in cream too ;-) Jane xx

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  11. That dress is something I would definitely wear! Long sleeved/ short hemmed dresses are one of my favorite cuts and I love the print! Your second styling of it is my fav! Nice!!

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    1. Hi & thanks Alexis, the dress is great for not only being stylish but super comfy too - which is a win win in my book! Jane xx

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  12. Wow, that was such a great parcel! Loved the outfit ideas and am definitely into pastels - I've always been, it's just something that suits me, so I wear it despite any trends. :) x

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    1. Thanks Natalia, it's always lovely to receive a parcel containing something new, especially when it contains gorgeous clothes such as these ;-) Jane xx

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  13. Some stunning outfits Jane, particularly love the ones with the blazer and scarves. I seem to be embracing pale pink a lot more recently so the pink blazer and top are really appealing to me! Styling is great fun, but the tidying up after not so much so!!

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    1. Thanks Trea, I have a HUGE weakness for pale pink so am loving that there's so much of it about. Totally in agreement about the tidying up though lol! Jane xx

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  14. Wow! I can't believe how many outfits you put together with those items! Every item was so you & you dressed them all perfectly! Ax

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    1. Aww thanks Andrea, you know me I love a good dress up! Jane xx

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