Leather & Sheer

I wore this outfit last week to a party held by ASOS (#EpicSummer) and therefore it was only polite to wear ASOS (Dress)!  I bought this dress a couple of months back with a voucher they sent me, but like most things it went straight into my wardrobe and seemed to be forgotten about.  On the day of the party it just seemed to shout at me from within the dark and cramped conditions of the vast vessel that is my wardrobe.  Don’t judge me for wearing flats to a party, as you all well know, flats for me are a rarity but this was a summer garden party kinda theme so these Dune Jolene slides were the perfect partners for my dress. 

Bag – Chanel
Bracelet – Kurt Geiger
Colour on Nails – Nails Inc Gel Effect in ‘Covent Garden Place’ (C/O House of Fraser)*
Items marked with * have been gifted


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Discovery

I‘ve made a new discovery in the land of denim, SOS Jeans!  It’s an Italian brand and recently I was gifted with these gorgeous pale grey floral skinnies from their SS14 collection.  They are, as the brands mission statement suggests, the perfect fit!  I love ankle grazers and these are the perfect length, they huge my legs without constricting them, and they have great, errrr, butt support 🙂  Along with a few patterned designs they also create classic styles, I’m in love with their ‘Light X-Fit Denim Okinawa’ jeans which like the ones in this post are ankle grazer, skinny leg, bottom lifter and low waist…..just perfect!

Jumper – Primark
Bag – Persunmall*
Shoes – Zara (Similar here)
Items marked with * have been gifted
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Sequin City

 
You’ll last remember this River Island skirt from my Festival Style Week (post here) and it’s just too gorgeous to limit to only wearing to a Festival so I just added a couple of basic pieces to create this look which is very wearable for everyday.  I think this particular skirt has now sold out online so you might want to check in River Island stores to find one but I have put some alternatives below.

T-shirt – Primark (Similar here)
Boots – Zara (Similar here)
Colour on Nails – Nails Inc in ‘Totes Pink’

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John Lewis Tropical Summer Edit

Shirt – Kin by John Lewis     Shorts – Whistles     Sandals – Hobbs     Sunglasses – Ray Ban
A couple of weeks back I went to do a shoot with John Lewis for their June edit of summer wear.  The theme was Tropical Style so I got to style three outfits from a range of pieces from their latest collections in store now.  They had some amazing items to choose from, the Whistles high-wasited denim shorts being one of my faves which you’ll have already seen in these posts (here and here) as I got to take these away with me.  These monochrome Hobbs shoes also got a lot of love from you lot on social media and my new favourite sandals (seen here and here) from Jigsaw.  I never realised John Lewis had so many brands, even the likes of Mango so it’s definitely worth checking out!

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Bomber Jacket – Mint Velvet     Bikini Top – John Lewis     Shorts – Mango
Flip Flops – Havaianas     Bag – Collection Weekend by John Lewis

Shirt – Mango      Trousers – Ted Baker     Sandals – Jigsaw     Necklace – Adele Marie

Bomber Jacket – Mint Velvet     Bikini Top – John Lewis     Shorts – Mango
Flip Flops – Havaianas     Bag – Collection Weekend by John Lewis

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Barry M Cor Balmy!

Not sure if anyone else does this but in the Summer I tend not to wear lipstick and opt for lip balms as my lips dry out pretty quickly in the heat.  So thank you to Barry M who have created these scrumptious tinted lip balms which they have rather cleverly named ‘Cor Balmy!’.  There are 5 shades and these are pretty similar to the high shine lip crayons (seen in this post) which they launches a couple of months back but obviously without the high pigmented colour.  They are slightly scented (yummers!) and have a caring core which contains Shea Butter, Jojoba Oil and vitamins that work to hydrate, protect and smooth away dry patches.  Definitely a handbag essential! Each one literally adds just a hint of colour so I didn’t see much point in swatching them but I have to say my handbag won’t be without one of these!
The Cor Balmy collection will be available in Superdrug from June 4th and Boots from June 11th.  £3.49 each.

Tranquil

I know I did an entire weeks worth of Festival Style not long ago but I was asked by F&F to style a Festival look using one of their pieces and you can’t get more ‘Festival’ than these amazing embroidered shorts (£12).  So not only are they bang on it with the style but they are quite possibly the best fitting denim shorts I’ve ever had!  They’re not too short, and you know I’m always banging on about ‘booty shorts’ and how I hate them, well these are just perfect!  There’s only really two occasions when you can wear a Kimono and that’s A. on holiday and 2. at a festival, so I’ve gone with an embroidered Kimono to compliment the shorts with a basic tee, gladiator sandals and a fringed bag.  It’s casual cool with the ethnic mix that’s perfect for the laid back festival vibe.

Rings – Various
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White On White

For once the sun has been out for the entire weekend, cue the enthusiastic applause!  Naturally us Brits get a little excitable when the sun comes out and even if it’s still only 10 degrees we whip out those flip flops and don last years maxi dress (*shudders*).  Well my guilty summer outfit is something like this…all white.  It’s actually not the most practical of ensembles for me, having five dogs, but there’s just something I can’t resist about the look.

Belt – eBay
Bag – Mulberry
Shoes – Jigsaw @ John Lewis*

Colour on Nails & Toes – Nails Inc in ‘Totes Pink’

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