Sunday, 7 July 2013

OOTD: Embroidered star collar blouse by Chicnova





Star lapel blouse Chicnova $30.40, used a gift voucher
Nautical navy shorts River Island around £25, old
Nautical ribbon bracelet River Island around £5, old
Daisy earrings Craft fair £1
Nails painted in Red Gelly Barry M at Boots £3.99

A while ago, Chicnova contacted me and kindly sent me a $30 voucher to use on anything from their website, in return for a review on my blog of the product/s I chose. After much perusing (they have lots of lovely things!), I finally settled on the chiffon blouse with embroidered star lapel in white and blue. I already knew that I wanted to style this up nautically, who could resist with white and blue? It was the perfect sunny and hot day for it today, so I finally got round to wearing this gorgeous Summer outfit.

The blouse is so gorgeous on, it feels so smooth and cool on the skin. It does up at the back with a zip, which is really handy because I could do my hair and make-up before I put it on (a must in this heat!). What drew me to this blouse was the embroidered collar with those gorgeous star tips. I have never seen a shaped collar like it, and I fell in love instantly. I hadn't realised when I bought it, but there are little blue stars embroidered all the way round the collar - it's so sweet! I love it and can't wait to wear it again!

I was a bit dubious about ordering anything from sites where the country of origin isn't the UK - but I'm glad I had the opportunity to try it as the quality is better than I could have expected and shipping was surprisingly quick! Have you ever bought anything from Chicnova?

32 comments:

  1. Great outfit - I love the top, it is so unusual! :)
    www.theemeralddove21.blogspot.com

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  2. I love your top!
    Nautical is always good.

    darlingsophie.blogspot.co.uk

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  3. Wow I absolutely love this blouse! The outfit is great too :)

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  4. The collar is really wow, just gorgeous! I've never seen anything like it either & it's a great statement piece to own! The nautical styling is perfect, love the red nails against all the blue! :)
    I've seen so many cute things on Chicnova (and other similar stores) but have to admit I've always been kinda dubious about the quality too. Maybe I ought to give them a try.

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  5. cutest collar ever, so unique! you've styled it perfectly :) xx

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  6. Hannah, what a gorgeous outfit! I love the way you styled it- it's so classy :) I'm the same way, I prefer to buy things that are made in countries that have good quality items (preferably the US but we hardly make anything anymore) but I'm open to trying new companies. I just had a look on Chicnova's site and they have some really cool items for great prices. I might have to make a sneaky little purchase! xx

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  7. the star detail is amazing x

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  8. The collar on that blouse is amazing! such an unusual design.

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  9. That blouse is lovely. I'm always a bit dubious about ordering from outside the UK too as you can never be too sure about the sizing :) xx

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  10. I adore your blouse :) and lovely blog. Thank you so much for your comment on my artwork, I really appreciate it.

    Holly xoxo
    http://thepersephonecomplex.blogspot.co.uk/

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  11. that looks like a fun top!great look, dear!

    http://www.asparklyhanger.blogspot.ro/

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  12. That is the cutest collar. I love details on collar! You look super lovely, Hannah, absolutely loving the nautical theme xxx

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  13. Awh this top is so cute great post

    Great blog

    It would be great if you would check out my blog

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  14. I love your cute bracelet ;) thank you very much for visiting me, would you like to follow each other? ;)
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  15. You are so pretty :) I love the hair-it's perfect for the outfit. I've never got wnything from chicnova but after seeing this beaut of a top I might have to take a sneaky peek ;)

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  16. Really nice post! I am about to follow you, maybe you could head over to my blog and follow me too?
    PS- Love the design of your blog!!
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  17. What a lovely blouse Hannah! I love this outfit in general though, when you visit scotland let's dress nautical!

    Em x

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  18. This is such a beautiful blouse, really unusual too! You've such lovely taste in things xxx

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  19. Adoreee the top!

    Edita
    www.pret-a-reporter.co.uk

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  20. Sorry to comment again but I nominated you for the Liebster Award on my blog! :)
    www.theemeralddove21.blogspot.com

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  21. wow :) lovely blouse xx

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  22. you look adorable, those shorts are so cute! xx
    Alice Barton ♥ TheMowWay

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  23. That top is so cute! I love the collar.

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  24. Adore the nautical anchor bracelet!
    Would love you to check out my latest post :)
    Happy Wednesday Hun xoxo
    http://www.intotheblonde.com/

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  25. I love the top! It looks lovely with the shorts.

    Corinne x
    www.skinnedcartree.com

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  26. Love your bracelet :)

    Xx Karen
    sincerelykn.blogspot.ca

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  27. This stars short is amazing! Love how you styled it with the cute shorts.

    ~Lou~
    Ps: i'm doing a fashion-related survey for my dissertation, 5 mins, much much help ♥ https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/2WNTNCY

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  28. Amazing outfit! So pretty:)

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  29. The star collar is kind of genius! I like how you've styled it nautically.

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  30. Beautiful outfit!!
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