It’s been a while since I’ve done a fashion post, because honestly? Until summer hit the UK I just wasn’t feeling particularly inspired about getting dressed (…I live in leggings and an old hoodie most days anyway!). It was that weird, in-between period between winter and summer (…Yeah, Spring. Duh! But not Spring weather, I guess is what I’m trying to say oh so eloquently – am I ever eloquent?), I didn’t really have anything to dress up for and just wasn’t bothered about anything I saw in the shops. But, then summer arrived (…and, more importantly, stuck around for a bit) and recently I’ve started picking up a few colourful bits and bobs. I’ve got a couple of trips coming up this summer, as well as a wedding, so I fancied sprucing up my togs a bit 🙂
Primark Pointed Flats – £6
Six quid well spent. I LIVE in flats, and the moment I spotted these babies in the Cardiff store I knew they’d be permanently attached to my feet all summer long, and I’m not the only one; when I managed to nab a size seven and skipped off to checkout with them, the cashier laughed and said she’d been selling them like hot cakes. Mine are looking a little bit grubby at the mo, it has to be said and I thinking of trying to give them a bit of a wash in the machine to spruce them back up. They are a faux-suede material though so that might be a mistake in the making. Hmm. If you’re after ones that will last, Urban Outfitters are probably your best bet.
River Island Faux-Wrap Dress – £50
If you tune into my Instagram Stories then you’ll probably remember me despairing over what to wear to a wedding. I was really hoping to get a jumpsuit (I love them, they’re so easy… and – if you’re like me – they tend to spare your dignity when you fall over after a few too many glasses of prosecco), but alas, I just couldn’t track one down that I liked and was a reasonable price, so that was that. Then, I spotted this gorgeous pink faux-wrap dress in River Island and totally fell in love with it because I feel like it’ll be something I’ll wear over the summer out and about, not just to a wedding. (They’ve even got it in yellow and stripe 🙂)
Florence and Fred @ Tesco Pink Espadrilles – £12
I need to stop trolleying around the clothes section in Tesco when I should be picking up bread and eggs. I bought these to go with the wrap dress from River Island and for just general bashing around in over the summer. They had loads of different colours, but I loved this frayed, dusky pink pair. They also come bragging cushioned soles, which I’m always a bit suspicious about (to be honest, I buy most of my shoes with the expectation that they’ll cripple me), but these are so damn comfy that I easily looped around Bute Park in them without getting a single blister – even on the first wear. Unfortunately, I can’t seem to find a link to the pink ones online (here’s them in a white broderie anglais), but Dorothy Perkins do a very similar pair.
T K Maxx Yellow Culotte Jumpsuit – £11
I haggled this one down, guys. I love a jumpsuit, but when I spotted this one in store I wasn’t sold on the culotte-style legs. Tried it on anyway, loved it, but found a couple of holes around the waist line. They didn’t have any others in my size, and you know how it is with T K Maxx, once it’s gone, it’s gone (although looks like Boohoo have got a very similar one). I’m good enough with a needle and thread (I knew that Brownies sewing level one badge would come in handy one day…) and decided I liked it enough to give fixing it a go, but was absolutely unwilling to pay full price. Anyway, I bossed it up to the cashier and asked them if they could do anything about it, and they did. I got it for £11 and half an hour of stitching in front of the telly. Nice! It pays to ask, right?
Hopefully I’ll be taking it out for a spin this weekend if the weather’s nice. Here’s to the Bank Holiday weekend! Have a good one everyone! 🙂
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