I don’t tend to blog a lot about fashion, but there’s something about warm weather that makes me hightail it to the shops. I love summer fashion and dressing for good weather; I love the colours and (at risk of sounding like Sheryl from Rhode Island ala Miss Congeniality) there’s no need for layers and light jackets. I’ve picked up a few bargains recently – all under £20 – that (weather permitting, obvs!) I’ll be wearing all summer long.
Got to be honest, I wasn’t sure I was going to be able to pull off the whole off-the-shoulder thing that everyone seems to be going crazy for this year (don’t get me started on flared sleeves, they look lovely but I’d be forever dragging them through my food), but then I saw this lovely embroidered top in F&F at my local Tesco and fell in love with it. It goes so well with this little straw bag and scarf I picked up in Marks and Spencer’s.
I parted ways with a lot of old shoes over the last few months (let’s not talk about the boots that became the winter rental of a family of field mice… no joke…) and so I’ve been stocking up on pointed flats when I see them. As well as the striped flats I picked up in Primark (if you follow me on Instagram you’re probably sick of seeing them by now…!), I saw these blue suede ones in Matalan and couldn’t leave without them 🙂
What’s your favourite summer bargain you’ve picked up this year?
You know the drill; here comes my list of everything I’ve been lusting after this month 🙂
Top of the list is this Hiraeth Cushion from Cardiff-based artist Cathryn Weatherhead. Hiraeth is another Welsh word that’s difficult to translate, but basically means homesickness tinged with grief or sadness over the lost or departed. It is a mix of longing and nostalgia, or an earnest desire for the Wales of the past. I could have done with one of these to cuddle when I was living in London!
Etsy is my favourite place for a bit of online perusing. This is no secret. If I’m cwtched up on the sofa with my feet over the back and the iPad in my lap (I’m a weird sofa sitter, it has to be said…) then you can guarantee that I’m either mindlessly pinning food-porn on Pinterest, or I’m curating my massive wish list on Etsy.
Just in case you’ve been on Mars for the last couple of years, Etsy is a global marketplace for handmade goods and it’s flipping brilliant. If you’re in the market for quirky or unique, particularly when it comes to presents, then Etsy’s where you need to be! Continue reading “December Lush List”→