Geometric Brights...


Style Theory: Sometimes you just need a great dress that can take you seamlessly from day to evening, is comfortable, flattering and eye catching. This geometric Marks and Spencer dress ticks all the boxes, it is light and flowy skimming over all lumps and bumps and looks just as good with trainers as with heels.. 

Earrings - Marks and Spencer - sold out online

The dress comes up big so definitely size down at least one size (I also sized down half a size in the shoes), I wore the dress on the hottest day so far this year and it was so cool and comfortable. It is one of those dresses you can wear to a wedding, a garden party, or simply a day mooching around,  it looks as good dressed down with trainers as heels..

This blog post was written in collaboration with Marks and Spencer, the outfit choice, styling and words are my own

Going Dotty for Spots


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Style Theory: You cannot avoid them this season, spots are everywhere, all sizes, on tops, trousers, blouses and dresses. I am a fan, they look chic and timelessly elegant, items you can wear year after year..

I love polka dot print here are my favourite spotty pieces on the high street now...
Topshop £49
This Topshop polka dot dress is so lovely on. It does have an open back so either no bra or a backless bra is required. I bought the 10, it is true to size so order your normal size. It will look lovely in the summer with tan flat sandals or high nude/red strappy sandals. The perfect wedding guest/summer party dress.
Topshop £49

Topshop £19
This camisole is the palest pink colour with blue spots, it looks great under navy blazers with jeans and white superga trainers, or under an oversized pink snuggly cardigan. I love camisole tops for the summer, a couple in your wardrobe are so useful to pull out on warmer Spring or summer days.
Self Portrait At Net a Porter £240
This is super expensive but looks amazing on, (AngieSmithStyle was wearing this top and it looks fab!) I *may* have ordered one 'just to check' what it is like. It is just one of those super special, striking tops to wear with jeans, and the frills at the bottom cover a tummy perfectly. I ordered my normal size in this (size 10) and I will be styling like Angie, with boyfriend jeans and heels.
Topshop £29
Topshop £29
Another top I bought a while ago and love wearing (I sized up a size) It looks great with jeans and heels or trainers, a really easy going out, out top.
YAS at Topshop £50
This skirt will look great in the spring with a black cashmere jumper and a pair of trainers, in the summer pair with a white tee, denim jacket and flat strappy sandals or Vans.
Topshop £46
If you fancy keeping the spots to your feet, these are a great option. Style simply with a black cashmere round neck jumper, black ankle length jeans and these shoes, chic and elegant.
Mango £49.99
Another sleek, elegant dress, just add a pair of red heels.
H&M £24.99
I love this style of skirt styled up with a hoody (a grey/black hoody would perfect) or an oversized knitted jumper (the pale blue one in the street style photo above looks fab) with trainers or pink/red mules.
H&M £8.99
This is a great blouse, so reasonable and looks great on. The collar sits so nicely at the neck and the fabric drapes flatteringly without being clingy and static, a great work blouse for the summer. I took my normal size in this blouse
&Other Stories £49
Leopard print AND spots, this is a fab top!! Style with ankle length jeans and flat strappy sandals to dress down the look.
&Other Stories £59
Cute little spot ruffle blouse, again I would team with blue jeans and white superga pumps.
Iden Denim £245
I know this is incredibly expensive, but I promise it is possibly the most the most beautiful blouse I have tried on ever, The silk fabric is stunning, the drape of the sleeve, with the bow and cuff details, so so beautiful but it is a huge investment.
Oysho £35.99
This brand of swimwear comes highly recommended by my sister, Angela, who lives in Barcelona (RooftopteaBarcelona) She always has the most lovely bikinis and swimsuits and 'spotted' this one recently, she said it is beautiful on, I think I am going to order it, I love the square neckline, it is always super flattering.
Oysho £22.99
Love love these too, with the swimsuit. My other (little) sister has bought these and said they are lovely on. Looks like all the Carroll sisters will be wearing spots on holiday this year!

Spots and polka dots are the way forward this Spring, I know I will be buying a few spotty items, are you a fan of the polka dot?

As always thanks for reading, until next time Fran xx