Summer Blues

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The weather doesn’t seem to know what it’s doing right now. One minute the sun is flaunting it’s rays and the next a rain cloud has appeared out of nowhere!

Recently I picked up some new summer essentials and managed to catch a ‘good day’ to take a few photos. I know, it’s not summer quite yet but right now is the best time to head to the shops and get your wardrobe together. After all, you know how these designers like to get ahead of the seasons and roll out Autumn-wear before Summer can even say ‘Hey! I’ve arrived!’ (especially in the UK!)

I suppose the spotlight goes to H&M in this post, they always manage to stock some of the best clothing and accessories on the high street for a fraction of the cost you would pay elsewhere.

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Sunglasses | Boots

Lipstick | MAC Girl About Town

Necklace | H&M

Cropped Tee | H&M

Kimono | H&M

Jeans | Topshop

Bag | H&M

Rings | Accessorize

Shoes | Dorothy Perkins

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When I saw this kute kimono I knew I had to have it, paired with a cropped white tee and a pair of black jeans (or shorts if you’re feeling a bit more adventurous), it’s a great day-to-night outfit to quickly throw together! Change up a pair of sandals for some heels to make it more glam – and a statement necklace doesn’t go a miss either – effortlessly cool!

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What is your summer essential that you’ll be rocking this season?  Let me know in the comments 🙂

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A Fondness of Florals

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Whether it’s winter, summer or in between, I’m a fan of the floral print.

As I perused the rails of Zara in Bristol last week I spotted this pretty little number, a perfect staple for sunny weather. I’m off on my summer hols with friends in a few weeks and this will be perfect *insert heart-eyed emoji* – and I had to share this beautiful bargain with you lovely lot!

Well I say a bargain, it is still £40 but for the quality and number of places you can wear this midi dress it is worthy of it’s price tag. Slimming but fitted at the waist, loose but in a floaty señorita way and thin straps that won’t get in the way of tan time.

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Going to a wedding? This dress has you covered.

A picnic in the park with friends? This dress has you covered.

A stroll along the beach? This dress has you covered.

You can accessorize it to what fits your mood, but I really like the idea of pairing it with this fringed leather bag from Zara:

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Are you a floral fan?

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#BristolFashionWeek SS15

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Bristol Fashion Week has just landed, and Spring/Summer 2015 has never looked so good.

Taking place at the Mall at Cribbs Causeway, bloggers and fashionista’s from all over flew in to enjoy a few days of fashion last week in Bristol. With 17 catwalk shows and a travel theme through out the 5 days, I was extremely excited about my first fashion event.

Fashion from high street retailers including Marks and Spencer, Oasis, Jack Wills and Topshop came together and showed us what we can look forward to over the next couple of seasons – affordable fashion at it’s very best!

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We sat down in our seats and reviewed the style scenes that were about to depart from the catwalk, as we sipped on a non-alcoholic Mojito and Carrot and Orange juice, courtesy of Marks and Spencer. There was a real buzz in the room and we were looking forward to the journey to begin…

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The fashion shows were hosted by TV stylist Mark Heyes and Made in Chelsea’s Lucy Watson, a pairing that worked well and conversation flowed with no awkwardness. I loved Lucy’s fringe bodycon dress from Topshop, a trend most designers are embracing at the moment. From double denim to monochrome, florals and pastels through to seventies boho chic and bold colours – this year is filled with so many fun and wearable trends that you can adapt to your own personal taste. I particularly loved the denim, 70s and floral looks, feeling inspired to try something out of my comfort zone this summer!

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Goody bags in hand, myself and Sophie found ourselves in John Lewis sipping on champagne as we did a little bit of shopping in store. I fell in love with this flirty floral number, a perfect dress for weddings and summer garden gatherings!

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Coat – Primark | Top – Zara | Jeans – H&M | Shoes – BHS | Bag – Primark | Necklace – Accessorize

You can check out the highlights here:

I’m already setting my sights on attending next year’s #BFW, are you?

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Thank you to @mallcribbs for some of these photos.

Devon Days

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I’ve spent the past few days in sunny Devon, chilling out maxing, relaxing all cool… and it’s not until now, when I’m back home and ready for work tomorrow, that I’ve realised just how much I needed the break.

It’s been a fun mix of seeing friends and family, and being lazy around the house not doing a lot – perfect! I decided to pack a few outfits for different occasions, but favoured this particular one two days in a row.

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Hat | h&m

Earrings | Accessorize

Lipstick | Rimmel Kate Matte Lipstick in 107

Necklace | h&m

Vest | New Look

Jeans | h&m

Shoes | Marks and Spencer

Bag | Florelli at House of Fraser

Bracelets | Butterfly and Accessorize

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I picked the hat up during my shopping trip in Exeter with my friend Emily, who I would like to blame and thank for the purchase. I’ve been searching for one like this for months, but have never found one that I liked enough. I initially bought it as an Autumn/Winter accessory – but the sun was shining and it seemed like a natural and chic thing to do. What do you think?

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Today I took a walk along the beach, before heading back to reality. Summer days may almost be over, but I’m looking forward to wearing my new hat throughout the colder months.

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Saturday Night Floral Fever

Saturdays are for shopping.

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I have recently removed several items from my wardrobe, in a very serious de-clutter process in my bedroom. If you’re anything like me, this usually happens at least two seasons of the year… and then I find this a good excuse to go out and buy lots of new (and pretty) items to fill the space up with.

I went shopping yesterday and picked up some new staples for my wardrobe – a kimono, a summer day to night dress and a beautiful pendant to give a pop of colour to my basics.

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Kimono: New Look

Dress: H&M

Pendant: Accessorize

Bag: Primark

Heels: Dorothy Perkins

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Bright Lips and Monochome

Pink pout, pale pins and pretty petals – Summer is here, ladies and gents.

Summer arrived in the UK this weekend, so as the sun came out – so did the legs. Now, whilst I struggle with tanning (thank goodness for St Tropez) I just love the excuse to wear pretty dresses and secretly hope that one day my legs will be sun kissed naturally.

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