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:

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). 
What I'm wearing:


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!
What I'm wearing:
*c/o Very