So the circle of fashion turns again - who would have thought that in 2016 I would be wearing a ripped denim skirt?! Until this summer, I don't think I'd worn a ripped denim skirt like this since I was about 13. As reticent as I may have initially been to the resurgence, I've actually found that it's been one of my favourite casual outfit pieces for this summer. This light-denim number was from the vintage section of Urban Outfitter and at £40 it was a little pricey. If you're looking for a cheaper option that still has a nice authentic charm, most vintage shops have them for around £20.
I love the light denim with whites, blues and blacks but I think the khaki jacket also looks super cute with it. It's perfect for that late-summer/early-autumn time where the great British weather is often extremely unpredictable and layers are essential.
On a slightly different note, shout out to any of you guys who are following me on Instagram. I know the recent algorithm change has peed off a lot of people, but my likes and comments are slowly growing and growing and it makes me so happy! This might be quite laughable to some (most) bloggers, but I'm so thrilled that so many of my posts are getting 50+ likes - you're all such a lovely lot.
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
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