29 May 2017

Holiday Ready

Images from Pinterest

My husband and I moan day in day out we need a holiday but take forever booking something, we are in desperate need of some relaxation. Not even booked anywhere yet and I'm already looking (shopping) for things I may NEED on holiday. Holiday clothes are great, for me, I get to wear certain things I wouldn't normally consider wearing here. I mean you can prance around in swimwear and shorts if you wanted to. There are a few essentials I always pack when it comes to a holiday wear, denim shorts being one of them. Other essentials are sandals/flip flops, beach bag, swimwear, floaty dress, maxi and a good long shirt (which I use as a cover up). I have grouped together all the above and more for my holiday essentials.

1. H&M sunglasses
2. &otherstories headband
3. Mango tee
4. Primark cami
5. Topshop sandals
6. ASOS shirt
7. H&M swimsuit
8. Topshop denim shorts
9. &otherstories swimsuit
10. New Look sandals
11. Topshop shorts
12. Honey Rocks basket


Left to Right: &otherstories, ASOS, Warehouse, Warehouse

Happy shopping!

21 May 2017

Summer Dresses

I get very excited over new season clothes but then I play the waiting game, waiting for the appropriate weather to come. With the unpredictable weather, I was never too sure what to wear. But apparently, we are in for a good week this week.

I bought the below dress mid-April and ended up wearing it over jeans as I was fed up waiting for sunnier days. It's a great little dress, especially for holidays, the gingham, the tassels and the colour, what's not to love.

Zara dress £29.99

I also purchased the below dress recently, my mate spotted it in a local shop so I tried it on to see what it would look like on. I then went home, pondered on it, Instagrammed it and basically couldn't stop thinking about it. Went back the next day to get it. The only thing about this dress is that it doesn't come with a slip and it is very sheer, I can definitely see myself wearing this on holiday, will look lovely with a black body underneath. Or alternatively a long sleeve black midi dress, easily get a cheap one from Primark.

Lace and Beads £48 

What else is on the high street? Usually, around this time, many stores start bringing in all the lovely dresses, mainly for wedding season but also holidays and for summer season too. Although I am mainly a jeans and t-shirt type of girl, if I see a dress I like I will try it. I would happily buy a dress that I can dress up or down. Here are my favourites.

New Look Blue dress (Red here)
Stradivarius black racer dress
ASOS cami dress

Zara mini dress
Mango ruffled dress
Mango linen dress

If you want something a little more dressy, this wrap dress from Topshop is perfect. Wear the dress with trainers or heels, great also for a wedding. It comes in tall if you want a longer length and the bright red colour will definitely make a statement.

Lastly, I love this playful dress from ASOS, it's bright, fun and floaty, perfect for summer days.

ASOS Smock dress 

Happy shopping and hope everyone enjoys the sunshine this week.

12 May 2017

Easy Styling

Rushing in the early hours of the morning for the school run or work can sometimes mean you don't always get time to put outfits together. I sometimes go through my wardrobe in my head as I'm lying in bed, which occasionally helps. There was a time (long ago) where I USED to properly plan my outfit the night before, check the weather and even iron my clothes (this was before motherhood obviously). As I work from home, I don't go out often, I mean apart from the school drop off and pick up it's either the supermarket or local town centre (exciting life). I usually just throw on a pair of jeans and t-shirt, easy dressing really.

This week I wanted to show you some outfits that are easy and effortless. (Below are images of me from this week, others from Pinterest). 

Monday is always the hardest, I hardly ever make an effort. So my outfit or uniform as I like to call it was jeans and a stripy top. I noticed this is a popular choice for many on my Instagram, very easy to dress and you can't go wrong can you really?

Tuesday I wore a boiler suit. I've mentioned jumpsuits and boilersuits on my blog a few times, it's honestly so easy to wear, by adding a biker jacket on top and trainers it's a perfect everyday outfit.

Wednesday! Yay, the sun came out! Usually, I panic as I'm not used to the sun and think what the doughnut am I going to wear?!! Well, this is when the pleated skirt comes to the rescue. I'm not ready to brave the shorts or shorter skirts just yet, but mid length is always a winner for me. I teamed this up with a slogan t-shirt and trainers (of course).

Thursday, this was a nice day but rained a little, but was warm and reached a high of 19 degrees. I'm never sure what to wear when the weather's a bit unpredictable, so I went back to basics and wore my jeans and t-shirt.

I'm always in a hurry after the school run on a Friday as I take my son swimming and most of the time I sweat to death in those swimming bars and tiny changing room cubicles. Never know what to wear! As I was out in central London in the morning, I decide to wear something practical, which was my dungarees. My dungarees are one of my favourite items, you can wear anything under it depending on the weather or occasion. Can't go wrong.

Weekends I have more time to myself but still stick to my uniform sometimes. What's your uniform or fall back outfit?

1. New Look Tee £9.99
2. Topshop Jeans £40
3. H&M Tee £8.99
4. H&M Skirt £49.99
5. Topshop Dungarees £50
6. H&M Top £12.99
7. Topshop Jeans £40
8. New Look Tee £12.99
9. Mango skirt £49.99
10. Converse £44.99

Thank you for reading as always.

7 May 2017

Summer Sandals

Hi, everyone, yes it's been a while I know. Due to me moving into a new home, I have been sorting out my clothes and shoes, organising what I NEED and what I don't. Trying to also figure out what I would like to invest in. After looking at my shoe collection, I realise I own ALOT of flats and hardly any sandals or wearable heels. So today's post is all about sandals, sandals that stand out.

I recently purchased a pair of leopard print mid heel sandals, my kind of heel too! It's a perfect height to wear during the day or for a night out, also looks great with socks too! Sadly it's sold out now, they also have it in a gorgeous grey here and a tan colour here. Worth checking stores for availability.

Topshop shoes and Jeans

Below are a few heeled and flat sandals that are in stock, fingers crossed! I guess it's worth getting them now rather than waiting for the weather to warm up.

1. Office £30
2. ASOS £25
3. ASOS £35
4. Mango £49.99
5. Topshop £24

Sometimes investing in shoes can help more than anything. By adding a statement shoe to a basic outfit, the outfit becomes a little less basic. Same applies for a bag, it's all in the accessories most of the time. Hope your summer ready more than me, happy shopping as always!