Summer Picks ’13

Haven’t written in such a long time, literally because I’ve barely seen shopping recently or done anything exciting so thought I wouldn’t bore you guys

Anyway, even when I did go shopping (with fashion blogger Zoe) I found nothing I went looking for, or at least found most things I went in for but nothing in my size! It was so annoying and i’d been so excited as well to go shopping. I’m looking forward to summer so much and the weather started to actually get better, every day I just get more and more excited. I’ve got 7 days until my last exam and then that’s me done at school woooo, so summer holidays will be a month earlier this year yay

After my depressing shopping trip, I decided to have a search on the internet to make me feel better. Even though the online shops still didn’t have what i wanted in my size online, i found some other cute picks which I’ve put on my June 2013 wishlist. There’s not too many as of yet, and besides it is only the 5th.

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1) TOPSHOP LACE HIGH WAISTED SHORTS | £32

These white high waisted shorts are absolutely gorgeous, or at least they seem perfect from Topshop’s online photo. The light material means they are perfect for summer whilst the shape is just so simply flattering. You might not be able to see from the photo but they have small, cute little flowers embroided in the lace.

2) H&M JUNGLE PATTERNED CROP TOP/BRALET | £14.99

I don’t usually go for these sort of tops but I tried this on in the shop seeing as Zoe was trying something on too. I absolutely adore the pattern and the vibrant colours, and it would go nicely with some high waisted shorts or a skirt (see no. 6).

3) H&M SLEEVELESS LACE TOP | £4.99

I was overjoyed when i saw this on H&M’s website, as first of all i thought hey it’s a nice top, but when i saw the price things just got better. At only £4.99 it seems a massive bargain, and so perf to go with everything. It is open-work lace and I can imagine it’s perfect for sliding on over a bikini after a dip in the pool on holiday. It’s available in cream (like the colour of the top in no. 5), which I think I would go for considering the weather.

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4) BOOHOO SAMANTHA HIGH RISE DISCO PANTS  | £20.00

Okay so I know what you’re probably thinking, how on earth are these appropriate for the sunny weather? Yeah me too but I seriously think these are amazing. I tried some on similar in Primark and they were beautiful, but for £15 in Primark I thought they weren’t worth it for the quality. Boohoo, Asos and MissGuided all have practically identical leggings for only £5 more which I think is worth it because of the higher quality. They probably aren’t best for summer because I’d totally bake in them but just wanted to share my thoughts on them!

5) TOPSHOP DAISY SEQUIN LACE CROP TOP | £32

This is really quite similar to number 3, but slightly different! It has gorgeous sequin embellishments over it and is sleeveless. I probably wouldn’t buy both 3 and this one, plus also there is quite a big price difference.

6) NEW LOOK PALE BLUE DENIM JERSEY SKATER SKIRT | £14.99

This is one of the items of clothing I’ve been wanting for quite a while now, and I’ve been in several times to get it but wasn’t there! Finally decided to order it online, it was in my basket and everything was great…. and then it went out of stock. So, I have still not bought it but I am still looking for it every time I go shopping. This would be such a useful skirt to have as you could quickly put it on and match it with almost anything. I’ve noticed Topshop (and practically every other shop) has a similar skirt for only £20, so I may buy from there if New Look never get it back in. I feel it would be my ‘summer skirt’ that I would wear just so much and make so much use out of, but maybe something with come up in the shops in the next few weeks that will become my summer skirt. 

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I have to admit I didn’t think I’d be writing for so long but I just kept finding more and more online..

7) TOPSHOP STRAPPY SUNDRESS | £36

I really really really want a cute sundress, so really any white/delicate dress is on my wishlist, not just this particular Topshop one. Basically the same explanation- but it is perfect for summer- perfect for the beach, holidays, town, picnics, and the list is endless.

8)  SELECTION OF BOOHOO’S NECKLACES | From top to bottom; £6, £8, £10

Necklaces like these help to make a simple outfit a bit more exciting or change the look slightly, and are all at very reasonable prices. These ones from boohoo caught my eye, especially the Heidi Bird Necklace which creates such a statement. The Lucy Triangle Double Chain Pendant is also very likely to go with every outfit, which is what makes it such a good buy. The Mia Cut Out Tribal Necklace is also ideal for festivals or to finish an outfit off. 

Let me know what your favourites for june 2013 are, also I’d like to follow a few more other fashion/photography/life bloggers so leave your blog link in the comments! Be sure to like this post (if you did aha) and a follow would be nice too if you’re feeling crazy. Follow me by clicking on the post name, scrolling to the bottom and click ‘Follow this blog via email’. Also be sure to enter my poll below! x

Vintage & Patterned OOTD

I’m writing today about an outfit I absolutely adore! My gorgeous friend, Elouise, was looking very hipstaaaa, wearing patterned leggings, an oversized green jumper, and some Dunlop tennis shoes. I thought it was a lovely outfit and I just had to share it with you all!
20130123-200645.jpgPatterned Leggings – £25 – Urban Outfitters
Oversized Jumper – Vintage
Collared Shirt – £20 – New Look
Bag – Topshop

I especially liked the collar which was shown from the shirt she was wearing underneath. I have seen similar leggings in Primark for about £6 if your looking for the cheaper option. I love the whole look!

A similar cream blouse can also be found here at H&M £7.
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to receive £5 off and 25% off an item!
Thankyou to Elouise for allowing me to blog about it X

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Browns and Blacks

I quickly put this outfit together whilst I was getting ready to rush to town (for more shopping!). I decided to mix Black&White with Vintage Brown.
What I wore:

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This outfit turned out to be totally primark…apart from my earrings.
Suede Leggings – £6 – Primark
! Jumper – Primark
Vintage Satchel – £10 or something – Primark
Brown Boots – £12 – Primark


BARGAIN OUTFIT PRICE– maximum of £42, and trust me I wear all these things so so so SO much. Let me know what you think about it!!!