17 June 2018

Hello Sunshine!

In the last couple of weeks, it truly felt like summer had arrived in the U.K. The sun was shining, and hay fever levels continued to soar. I went on holiday to Barcelona this month and at times the weather back home rivalled the glorious Spanish sunshine.

What I enjoyed most about the mini heatwave was that I was able to wear my holiday clothes when I returned, instead of packing them away in my suitcase until the next time I ventured abroad.

One outfit I particularly enjoyed wearing both on holiday and at home was from Very's new collection, and in particular their essential sunshine accessories!
I've been packing all of my essentials (and more!) into this cute Hello Sunshine beach bag, which features a beautiful printed scarf wrapped around the handles - such a pretty detail and co-ordinates with the cheerful embroidered lettering on the front of the bag. I love how much I can fit into the basket, without compromising on style; sun cream, sunglasses, beach towel, book, jacket (because it's still Britain, ha!).
The Rayne Asymmetric sandals have been an absolute staple in my summer wardrobe, I wore them almost constantly around Barcelona and during Primavera festival and they were so comfortable! They're also super versatile - I've been wearing them with dresses, culottes, and shorts. (I also have them in brown, which you may have seen on my Instagram).
I'm a big fan of this vintage patterned Tie Front blouse - a classic holiday piece. It's bright and beautiful with flourishes of summers blooms, and slightly cropped for a super cute summer look when tied above high-waisted flared jeans.
But on this occasion, I've worn it tucked in to my High Waisted Ripped Denim Shorts - the ultimate summer staple. I think they're super flattering and emphasizes a subtle tan, giving you that sun-kissed glow. I really love white denim this season, a slight risk for someone that loves ice-cream...

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9 June 2018

The Monthly Playlist : May

May was an excellent month for music. Not only were we blessed with the brand new Arctic Monkeys album, but I also went to a music festival in Barcelona; Primavera.
It was my first festival abroad and I'm totally converted... no mud, no rain, and a comfy bed at the end of the night. I will be posting a full diary from my trip soon if you'd like to see more of what I got up to there.
I spent most of the run-up listening to old favourites from bands that were playing: Haim, Warpaint and Rolling Blackouts, to name a few. And the best part about going to a festival with a group of mates was that I discovered some brand new artists that I'd never heard of before!

Here's what I had on repeat last month:
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20 May 2018

Perfect Pinks & Polka Dots Prints

As the weather continues to flirt with the notion of summer, I have been enjoying updating my current wardrobe with polka dot prints and splashes of sorbet.
A few of my favourite seasonal pieces come from Very's spring/summer offering; and the more I can colour coordinate with my favourite ice cream flavour - the happier I am.
I'm a huge fan of the denim A-line mini skirt, a versatile piece that can be worn all year round - but for summer I have decided to wear one of my wardrobe staples in a sugary-sweet shade of pink that will instantly give your outfit that cheerful little lift it needs during the sunshine.
One thing I've found myself leaning towards as the weather gets warmer is a heavy dose of polka dots, in place of where breton stripes would usually be. This cute little cami top is perfect for layering over a plain white tee on chillier days, or worn by itself to show off the detailing and buttons on the back when it's warm enough.
The Pollyanne wedge is a classic summer staple that can be worn with any outfit, and available in a multitude of seasonal colours, you can expect to see plenty more of them from yours truly this summer...
Shop my look c/o Very:
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6 May 2018

Bank Holiday Amongst The Bluebells

"The Bluebell is the sweetest flower, that waves in summer air. Its blossoms have the mightiest power, to soothe my spirit's care."
There is something so special about the violet carpet that fills the woods during late-spring. It reminds me of visiting my grandparents and picking a handful of bluebells for my Grandma along the way.
And so my outfit is also inspired by a childhood memory: the culottes. I think I had a pair in every colour when I was little, and they were so comfy especially during summer. I've seen quite a wide variety on the high street, but the only ones I've truly liked the exact fit and shape of are actually from the children's department in Next! (FYI Age 16 is equal to a size 8). I may have also added a couple of  little girls' summer dresses and the cutest embroidered top with a giraffe on it! Truly an ode to childish dressing...
I've also acquired a new pair of blush Superga, because nothing says new season like new kicks! I think they're super pretty and will go with almost every summer dress I own. And of course, my spring/summer staple: the basket bag. Perfect for your freshly picked flowers (although I learned you're not allowed to pick bluebells shortly after I pinched a few for my bedside table - I apologise profusely). 
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2 May 2018

Chasing the Sunshine

Along with warmer weather, May brings the glorious rolling fields of bright yellow rapeseed. And so I went in search of the sunshine in the perfect cotton sun dress to frolic through the fields in.
I am trying to dress more grown-up lately, however I'm still a sucker for white cotton, ruffles and crochet. I think there's a Lolita element to this sweet little sun dress, and it also gives the illusion of a somewhat tanned complexion (I assure you, I am not).
Of course I've paired it with my summer essential - the basket bag. I think white cotton and tan wicker go perfectly hand-in-hand to create a classic British countryside look.
If I knew I'd have been skipping through rapeseed fields, I probably would have worn converse with this outfit. However, as the plan was to find a cute little gate to pose against... I wore these tan wedges, which actually proved pretty comfortable whilst said skipping was taking place!
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