Thursday, 19 July 2018

Summer Style, Spain and Shein

 top - Shein
cullottes - Primark
shoes - Lightinthebox 

 dress - Shein
trainers - Lightinthebox

jeans - Zara
shoes - Next

Jackets banished to the back of the wardrobe, sandals everyday and a lingering fear of spilling anything down a crisp white shirt; I've started to grow worryingly accustomed to the warmer climbs that the UK is currently experiencing.
It's strange to think that just a couple of months ago the garden resembled Narnia, whilst looking outside this morning it's more reminiscent of the Sahara. A drop or two of rain would certainly not hurt.

Whilst the relentless sunshine may have left Britain with little to talk about, for me it means a continual drive to accumulate more things. And yes, I pretty much relayed that message in the previous two posts but what can I say - I give in to patterned crop topped temptation far too easily.

On another summery note, I was lucky enough to venture across the ocean to Madrid last week to visit Mad Cool festival, where much cheap wine (red?) was drunk and amazing bands listened to. Whilst we didn't really get to explore too much of the city, what we did see was beautiful, with hidden treasures around what seemed like every corner - definitely one to revisit.

In the wake of England's bitter defeat - which I had actually quite enjoyed following?? - it was nice to have a weekend of Tame Impala, MGMT and Arctic Monkeys to look forward to. Even if we only had about 2 hours of sleep.

Now whilst I catch up on Love Isand, what are your summer plans?



Sunday, 24 June 2018

Four outfits for Summer

top - Zaful
skirt - Shein
shoes - Lightinthebox
necklaces - Neck on the line

dress - Zaful

top - Shein
jeans - Zara
boots and earrings - ebay

dress - ebay (similar here)
shoes - ebay

Somewhere, at some point between that mini heatwave last month and a good few weeks of rain, summer actually seems to have arrived.
For me, this usually means two things: 
a) Finally I can escape the monotony of my daily life and think about jetting off somewhere exciting
b) I literally want to buy all the clothes. 

It probably won't surprise you that the above points are not mutually exclusive; one tends to lead to the other.

For some reason, summer seems to inspire (or convince) me that I need a whole new wardrobe.

Perhaps it's because the transition between "Spring" and Summer is so small here, or maybe because I feel less guilty buying crop tops than oversized jumpers. Either way, the warmest season seems to bring with it so many possibilities where my wardrobe is concerned. Which can't be a bad thing. 

What season inspires you the most?



Sunday, 17 June 2018

Snake in the grass

I don't know why or how but snakeprint seems to have slipped into my wardrobe recently.

Whilst I'm not a huge lover of prints - though my eclectic shirt collection circa 2013 tells a whole other story - I think they can be the perfect way to break up monotone look; something which we all know I am very fond of.

Plus, the muted taupes and subtle greens of snakeprint work so well in a range of contexts. Whether it's an a-line mini or a chiffon shirt, it can be elegant without losing it's edge.

Above I have included some of my favourite lookbook looks featuring my current print of choice.

Which is your favourite?


 P.s. check out my instagram to see my new snakeprint skirt of dreams; I'd lve to know what you think!

Monday, 4 June 2018

Red, White & Blue (And Black)

top - Shein
jeans - Zara
shoes - Lightinthebox
sunglasses - eBay

shirt dress - Shein
belt - Primark
shoes - eBay

Suit - Topshop (c/o eBay - £12.50!!)

A very quick post on some things I've been coveting recently, which is certainly not easy when the weather seems to change every five minutes.

That said, I have been desperately trying to hold onto the summer dream; which in my mind means paler tones and fresher fabrics - almost always.

Which one would you wear?



Monday, 28 May 2018

Don't look back

I have a tendency to overanalyse.

From picking apart old messages to reflecting on the conversation I had with the lady at the train station, every interaction seems to swill around in my mind until my stop's been announced. Let's hope there's no delays.

I used to think that growing up was synonymous with not caring, or at least, caring about things less. Without exams, cliques and msn messenger, what would there be to worry about? Quite a lot as it turns out.

Now I'm not talking house prices or the declining state of the economy - now that's a post in itself - I'm talking about those worries that you never would have even considered. The things like navigating commitment, how to sign off a light hearted email or 'what kind of coffee won't make me look like I'm trying too hard'. 

Small, simple things that on a laptop screen seem trivial, but in real life seem pretty important. And that's something with which we're all fairly familiar with.

Whilst right now these things seem overwhelming, at some stage - whether it's in a week or seven months - they're bound to diminish. Like the time you got locked in the PE cupboard or left your food tech ingredients at home, those supposedly significant worries become chapters and anecdotes that are almost nice to look back on.

Especially when you realise seven years without PE has probably improved your general wellbeing. 

Do you think looking back can be a good thing?


bodysuit - Boohoo
jeans - H&M

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