I’d been dying for the weather to brighten up a bit so I could finally get my new Missguided playsuit out of the wardrobe, and low and behold the sun finally made an appearance this weekend!
I love the layered effect – you don’t know initially whether it’s a playsuit or co-ordinates! The pretty flowered edges add the perfect touch to an otherwise simple style, and the biggest bonus is that it’s not at all see-through, which is something I’ve found with other white playsuits before. It feels really well-made, and it sits perfectly on.
I decided to keep things simple and style it with white sandals, although I think it’d look really good with chunky platforms for a night out too. Although I haven’t got any holidays booked at the minute (boo), this little number will definitely be making the suitcase-cut when I finally get into gear and go somewhere! Bring on St Lucia*
*By St Lucia, I mean Cornwall.
Sun Glasses – New Look
Sandals – Primark
Necklace – River Island (similar here)
I’ve had these Missguided shorts for a while now, and I’m so glad it’s finally warm enough to wear them! I’m really into lace at the moment, so between these shorts and the H&M cropped shirt I’m in wardrobe heaven. I had to get the shorts a size bigger than usual, so bare that in mind if you try them out for yourself.
The shoes are my new favourite go-to’s – I picked them up at Primark for £15!
Top – H&M
Shorts – Missguided
Shoes – Primark
Bag – Primark
Sunglasses – New Look
Bracelts – Missguided/ Primark
Because my mum’s an absolute babe, she bought me this Nails Inc set for my birthday. It’s barely been touched since then, but that’s not because the polishes aren’t good, it’ just because the box is too pretty to put away!
Inside, each month has its own nail varnish…
Some are just colours (January’s is a clear top and base, despite looking pink in the bottle), but others are ‘special effect’ polishes that give your nails a funky touch.
My personal favourite has to be neon pink. To make sure it stayed on, I used a base coat of January, 2 coats of pink, followed by a final top coat of January. I must admit, it’s one of the easiest polishes to apply and it drys really quickly, but it doesn’t last more than a few days without chipping.
A huge trend this summer is the midi ring – everyone seems to be wearing them. What’s great is that they’re really cheap to buy, so stacking them doesn’t become too pricey!
The best of the bunch
Miss Selfridge, Forever 21, River Island, River Island, Topshop, Topshop, Topshop, Missguided, Asos.
My parents have returned from across the pond, and as they’re the greatest they’ve brought back some gifts! I was excited, but I made sure it wasn’t the first thing I asked about (it was probably third – after how was the weather and the food). Me and my mum are always on the lookout for things we think each other will like, and this time she pulled a blinder. She returned with A Michael Kors purse she’s spotted at an outlet mall in Florida, and the price was unbelievable at just $44 (that’s around £26)!
Meet Silver. For some reason, she only lets me stroke her when I have my nails painted in a bright colour (I think it distracts her from being scared). She’s a huge fan of Barry M!
I was in the changing rooms of a rather (very) expensive high street store when I saw an absolute style queen come out of the cubicle to show her friends what she was trying on. She looked amazing – wearing high wasted white jeans and a plaid cropped shirt. The green eyed monster appeared, and I frantically ran out to the denim section because I just had to have them (even though I had no idea when I’d wear them). When I finally found my size, I checked the tag and saw the price. I won’t say exactly how much they were, but put it this way, I couldn’t afford to show them off anywhere because the price would have crippled me into hibernation for a month or so.
So, I ran across the street to Primark, and picked a pair up for £8. You can’t argue with that. I decided to wear them to a bar in Manchester that’s too fancy for leggings but not fancy enough for bare legs and a playsuit (you know the type), and style them with a bright Miss Selfridge blazer (it’s so bright, it’s not for the faint-hearted!), Topshop shoes, socks and cami top.
Shoes – Topshop
Socks – Topshop
Blazer – Miss Selfridge
Cami Top – Topshop
Necklace – River Island (sold out, but similar here)
Bag – Primark
Watch – River Island (sold out, similar here)