It's been a beautiful few days in Brighton (well up until today, it's currently pissing it down) so I've had another excuse to break out the summer wardrobe again. This gorgeous white crochet-style skirt was a pre-Bali purchase from Topshop, it came with a matching top but I like pairing it with loose camis or relaxed shirts. The shirt is actually a recent find from Marks and Spencer, I ummed and ahhed over it for a while as I thought it might make me look a tad like an art teacher - but I'm really happy I kept it now. I can see it being really handy in autumn with distressed denim and a leather jacket. Here's to more sunshine though, I'm not ready to say goodbye to bare legs and sandals yet!
Shirt - Marks and Spencer // Skirt - Topshop // Hat - H&M // Bag - Mulberry (vintage) // Sandals - Accessorize
Following on from my last post on summer beauty, here's an actual summery outfit - who would have thought it (it's only the end of July and all!). Luckily I've still got the remanence of my Bali tan still hanging around, so I can still just about pull off denim shorts without having to rely on lots of Rimmel Sun Shimmer (which is normally what my pale skin is crying out for).
The top I'm wearing is from Zara and is actually more like a tunic but works really nicely tucked into shorts (if I do say so myself). I love blue embroidery and the linen material makes its perfect for those - rare - hot English days.
The rest of the outfit is basically made up with all my favourite accessories: a few layered Orelia necklaces, my Michael Kors chunky rose gold watch and my gorgeous Radley bag. That bags needs a post all to its self really, I use it nearly every day! Also I should point out that no ankles were hurt in the shooting of these photos (in reference to the fourth photo down) - I just have a habit of doing odd things with my feet when trying to act natural in blog photos. On that note, huge thanks to Agathe from Printed In Brighton (go check our their beaut t-shirts) for having the patience to take these photos.
Top - Zara // Shorts - H&M // Necklaces - Orelia // Watch - Michael Kors // Sunglasses - Ray-ban // Bag - Radley // Shoes - Birkenstocks // Rings - Monica Vinader
some good quality, fuss-free products that I could rely on - and these were the ones that came out top.
World Duty Free stores.
World Duty Free.
World Duty Free.
So if you follow me on Instagram you may have seen that I've visited Bali recently. I'm planning two posts about my amazing trip, but for now lets just say it was...amazing! Seeing as it's (kinda) sunny outside today, it seemed like a good a time as any to tell you about this bargain swimsuit I got from ASOS.
Previous to this holiday, I don't think I'd worn a swimsuit since I was about 10 so I didn't really know what I was doing when I was swimsuit shopping. I thought I wanted a high-leg, low back red number so I could look like Khloe Kardashian - but after a disastrous trying on session at American Apparel I begrudgingly put that idea to bed. I also tried on a number of super low-cut options which did nothing for my cleavage (basically just made my boobs look non-existent) so I was about to give up on my swimsuit dreams when I gave things one last go with this number from ASOS.
If you're a swimsuit newbie, I seriously recommend giving this style a go (it comes it loads of colours so don't worry if black's not your thing). The band just under your boobs means that everything stays more 'together' and the leg is just high enough to be flattering without you looking like an 80's glamour model. Plus, it's £20! You really can't argue with that.