Monday, 31 August 2015

Relaxed Summer Style - An Evans Clothing Review

*All Items Worn Have Been Gifted 

Summer is drawing to a close and we are being treated to the odd day of sunshine. As Autumn is starting to creep in we are in one of those transitional periods when selecting items for our wardrobe can get a little tricky. I am currently still trying to battle some of my former confidence issues and with that I aim to continue to push myself out of my comfort zone, until things get comfortable for me that is. Many of you who are familiar with my blog will know that I don't like showing off my upper arms. My biceps have always been one of my problem areas and I have tried to pick out clothes to force me to go bare armed. I find that when I do things to push myself in a different direction, I tend to end up liking the way that part of my body looks.

Hanna and I recently took a trip to Evans in London's Marble Arch to check out the current collections and select a few items for review. I saw this emerald green tunic from Live Unlimited and really wanted to try it out. The thickness of the shoulders and the cut of the garment is one that I knew would flatter my shape really nicely. The included pockets are a bonus too as they are deep enough to store your phone, purse and your lipstick! I'm wearing this in a size size 24.

Green isn't a colour that I have bought a lot of over the years. I really like how certain shades of green bring out the golden tones in my complexion but I haven't been lucky enough to find that many items I like. I really enjoy wearing this tunic as it's comfortable, spacious and a great length. I thought it would be nice to pair this one with a pair of wide leg trousers for a relaxed summer look. I opted for this pair of white, wide legged linen trousers, I'm wearing these in a size 24. I love the lightness and the easiness of these 2 items worn together. For a really comfortable and simple look that is really nice in this transitional period, these items work really well together. The richness of the green really makes the white pop. 

Tackling a bad hair day I opted for my black fringed hair scarf. I love having hair-wear that works with pretty much everything in my wardrobe, and so I have been collecting bandanas and scarves for several years now. 
To finish off the outfit I pulled out my nude patent open toe heels. I think everyone woman should own a pair of nude heels as they work with so many colours and can offset a look in a different way to classic black shoes. 

I love my silver jewellery it's no secret that's in my preferred shade when it comes to accessories. I really like the contrast between my skin tone and the sparkly silver. My signature hoops were a must and were complimented nicely by my caged stone necklace, this one is currently available from the Dorothy Perkins website in a rose gold. You may still find the silver version in selected stores however. Finished off with this square cuff bangle from Topshop and my outfit was just as I wanted it.

I kept my makeup to it's usual style and added a sparkly pink lipgloss from Rimmel. I opted for a deep green silk finish polish from Barry M on my nails. I have recently become obsessed with nail polish and have racked up quite a collection! More will be revealed soon on the blog...

So you know what I always say, aim to have clothes that are suitable for all occasions and moods. Seperates can make this idea easier to achieve. I find that with separate items I can wear some things that were meant for the previous season into the next one, if matched with something carefully. I dress to my mood and comfort level so although I sometimes love to wear a fitted outfit or have my cleavage on show, there are times when I just like to keep it simple with a little something extra for style. 

Remember whatever you wear, feel fabulous in it and wear it with a smile!


  1. What a cute tunic! You look very pretty in green. :) I have issues with my upper arms as well, but to be honest other people probably don't pay any attention to them. I didn't even notice your arms when I looked at these photos; I just thought you looked very nice and admired the lovely clothes! xx

    1. Thanks Hanna that's really sweet of you. Every woman has her problem area I guess. I'm just trying to make the most out of what I have and try to enjoy what I wear xx

  2. That top is so very cute on you! I love the colour - green has always been a bit of a power colour on me. Your arms are so lovely by the way, and that top compliments your shape and your shoulders perfectly!

    Lottie xx

    1. Hi Lottie I hope all is well. Thanks for such a sweet compliment it means a lot. I have ways struggled with my arms so that really means a lot.

      P.S I hope we get to meet soon! Xx

  3. Hi Mayah, I've been reading your blog now for quite awhile (found it through Hanna's blog - I'm from Finland : ) ), but have never commented before. Just wanted to say that I love your outfits and, above all, your lovely smile! Whenever I have a bad day I visit your blog to get the day better.
    <3 Birgitta

    1. Hi Birgitta I hope all is well. Thank you for such a sweet message you literally made my day! That's so nice! Thanks again xxx