22 May 2013

styling my Smythson organiser!

Today, I thought I'd do a random (and hopefully fun!) post on styling my Smythson organiser. So, what do I mean by this? Well, I thought I'd try and find an outfit from my existing wardrobe (or closet, if you are from the other side of the pond) that would compliment this binder and this is what I've come up with.

Firstly, a reminder of the binder itself (as if you needed the reminder - I've posted pictures of it at every opportunity; so I'll take this chance to do so again!):

Firstly, I decided to seek out some pens that would compliment the binder perfectly and this was the result: a Muji 0.5mm pink gel and a Muji 0.5mm erasable pen (Muji should so employ me as their ambassador!). The erasable pen is a lighter hue of pink whereas the Muji one is more assertive in colour so I think they would compliment each other nicely!

And now, onto the outfit. I opted for a pink chiffon scallop detail blouse by Topshop and a pair of camel shorts by Whistles. I think both were bought sometime in 2011 so I don't think they will be sold in their respective stores anymore, although eBay may be your best friend if you want to seek them out :)

The pink blouse goes well with the pink colour of the binder but the camel shorts also represents the inside of the binder. As shown in the next picture, a lot of my tabs are a creamy colour and so that is why I chose this pair of shorts - not only do they look great with the blouse, they also represent my Smythson binder in a more subtle way.

I've yet to find anything in my wardrobe that is the perfect shade of cornflower blue so there is nothing in this outfit that represents my diary inserts unfortunately!

I hope you enjoyed this blog post :) It is a more playful post than usual, I think, but I enjoyed the process I went through in taking the pictures and writing it. I hope to do another two styling posts for my Slimline Deco and also my Kate Spade organiser soon, so sit tight!

Who said you can't be organised and fashionable? ;) (No one did - it's a rhetorical question.)


  1. I love the outfit you picked and it does go so well with your Smythson!

  2. Beautiful... a lovely cornflower blue flower in your hair and voila! x

    1. Great suggestion! Now to seek out that cornflower blue accessory :) x

  3. That blouse is the bane of my life!! I missed it in stores and had a search on eBay for it but it always went at 10-20 over retail price!! (And it still does) So jealous, wear it all the time for me :')
    Great post :D

    1. Hehe, I love that blouse so much! I had no idea it was so popular though - I remember it being an impulse purchase as I needed some smart clothing for work experience and I liked the look of it :) x