Summer style

  

If you thought fruity fashion was so last year then think again. This year it’s back and it’s bigger than ever. From watermelons to lemons, high street to high end, sunglasses to skirts, printed fruit is everywhere you look so grab a must have whilst it’s hot. 

If your still not sure, there are plenty of low cost bargains to be found so grab a cheap and cheerful fashion find whilst they are still in stock.

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Pom Pom Perfection 

It’s Friday and that means one thing.. Trying to resist going for a ‘browse’ in your nearest town tomorrow. One thing will lead to another and before you know it you’ll come back with bags full of impulse buys.

Plan ahead and bag one of these perfect Pom Pom shorts instead. 

FYI pom poms are here to stay!

  

Look out for my new blog coming soon on how to shop savvy!

Happy Holidays

Yesterday the sun was shining and the temperature miraculously reached 20+ degrees. Today is a different story with the rain lashing against my window only dreaming of sunshine. 

But don’t let that get you down, the peak of summer is nearly here and that means one thing: HOLIDAYS!

So be prepared for your annual trip by packing smart and looking stylish. Below is everything you need from the tiresome travelling, becoming a beach beauty and everything in between. Don’t forget to leave room for holiday souvenirs. 

Five Top tips for sunshine success:

1. Pack light; the last thing you want is to be lugging around a huge suitcase to and from your hotel.

2. Comfort is key; a long flight calls out for a pair of formal joggers and a simple top which will be perfect on arrival to your hot destination.

3. Statement sunnies; however much you think makeup on the beach is essential, you are wrong. Applying makeup that only hours later will begin to melt or run after a dip in the pool is a no no, instead grab a pair of large sunnies which will hide any bare faces.

4. Take a tote; for the beach or expoloring, a tote is an easy staple piece that will carry everything from your beach towels to your tacky mementoes.

5. Tinted sun cream; last minute little cheat to keep you looking bronzed whilst your accidental sunburn subsides. 

What will you be packing this summer?

Summer weddings sorted

The dreaded dilemma of what to wear for a summer wedding.

For a start, there’s no guarentee that the wet stuff won’t begin to fall and ruin your short and sleeveless summer tea dress and make you feel utterly ridiculous when your stiletto’s begin to sink into the wet grass. Whats more, is it normal to go more casual or is the prom queen-style dress still the preferential choice. What do you do to combat every situation in order to have a perfect day?

1. Above all, stay classy: A wedding is made up of sitting, walking, eating, drinking and dancing, therefore the number one rule is to be comfortable but try to remain looking effortless all day and night.

2. Shoes: Stiletto’s are just a no no, unless you are wonder woman and can survive 10 hours with your feet stuffed into uncomfortable 6″ heels. Instead, go for a statement chunky sandal to compliment a simple dress or a strappy nude block heel to prevent overpowering your outfit. If you still can’t hack the heels don’t be ashamed to pull out your flats when the dancefloor is calling. However there are some perfect printed courts on the high street recently so it’s worth a look.

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Top Row (left to right): Primark £12. Topshop £59. J.Crew £240. Asos £42.

Bottom Row (left to right): Asos £35. Office £60. Office £65. Asos £40.

3. Hair: a simple up-do will stay in place throughout the day and through a potential long journey to the reception venue. Plus, it will not be affected by any suprise gales that come your way. Whereas hair that is left down may begin to misbehave during the day without any notice leaving you in a sticky situation.

4. Dress: Here’s where it gets tough so I’ve picked out a few of my faves from the highstreet to make the decision a lot easier. Don’t forget to take a simple throw on jacket for the evenings.

5. Accessories: The saying ‘less is more’ is definitely true. Keep it simple and don’t overthink it.

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Left to right: Warehouse £80. Whistles £120. Topshop £55. Topshop £98. Oasis £65. Primark £15.

All white everything

White denim is a must have this summer. From the perfect knee length skirt with button detailing to exaggerated ripped boyfriend jeans, denim is an essential part of every girl’s wardrobe. 

Initially I wasn’t a fan of the almost illuminous, pristine white denim, but worn in the correct way it completes any summer outfit. I particularly love oversized denim jackets. This new take on the everlasting Levi’s denim version is a welcomed arrival. Whether you are wishing for a casual day look with platform sandals or prefer an evening option with colourful pointed courts, white denim is the new staple piece for this summer. 

Hot on the high street: Urban outfitters have some great girlfriend jeans in store right now. New Look have a mini denim skirt which is a perfect throw on piece. Zara have frayed denim in all shades of beautiful garments. 

denim_edited-1 Top Tips for Denim:

  • Don’t buy too cheap; true denim is worth paying for (it will last a lifetime).
  • Look out for details; denim details add intricate finishing touches to what appears to be a standard garment.
  • DIY; don’t be afraid to add rips/embellishment to your garments to make a statement.
  • Double Denim; try it and don’t regret it.

Payday wish list


I’ve had a weekend lusting over these new items from high street and high end (in my dreams). Loving the muted tones with pops of vibrant limes and corals, especially this H&M skirt which has a designer feel about it but is only £40! Perfect to glam up any existing drab winter wardrobe. Whilst the weather is still deciding whether it is winter or summer, these staple classics will combat any outfit dilemmas.

From left to right: Sleeveless dust coat, Topshop £42. Grey asymmetrical tee, Whistles £45. Black D ring tapered trousers, Topshop £42. Statement necklace, Lipsy £22. Perspex sunglasses, Valentino £246. Silver clutch, Lulu Guinness £95. White sandals, Office £25. Lime skirt, H&M £40.