Hey guys! With this unusual hot weather lasting longer than expected, I’ve decided it really is time to get the Summer wardrobe together. Now usually when I do this, the mercury plummets by at least 10 degrees Celsius and the rain comes out in full force (which is why I NEVER put my boots away anymore, I think I’m slightly superstitious when it comes to the weather). But you never know maybe this year the sun is here to stay (who am I kidding we live in the UK)… Before you wonder why we’re so obsessed with the weather, fun fact I did read somewhere that we have one of the most unpredictable climates on earth (so we’re allowed to be obsessed it’s like a fun guessing game everyday umbrella/no umbrella, pumps/boots, coat/no coat etc.) Okay it’s not so much fun lugging your coat around when it’s miraculously 20 degrees hotter than forecasted, or being caught up in heavy rains despite the weather forecaster’s repeated reassurances of 0% chance of precipitation, but you can’t have everything I guess.
Anyway I digress, back to the Summer wardrobe. I do love Coast clothing, the fabric and quality is second to none and the styles are very wearable over many seasons. So this blue shirt dress got me really excited. How often do you find a modest length stylish shirt dress which has a belt and can actually be worn to occasions? I usually overheat in weddings in Summer so a shirt dress is ideal in crowded places where the AC unit seems to blow hot air (most wedding venues in my experience). The colour is also spot on, summery without being too bright. Also, this dress is versatile as it can be dressed up or down to suit any occasion.
This bag from Kurt Geiger is a statement piece. The unique multi-coloured bow (and the price tag), make it ideal for everyday (or even an occasion). The floral print (which is so ridiculously trendy this season, seriously floral prints are just everywhere) and the metal chain (which every handbag seems to have this season too) are beautiful, but what make this bag stand out is the size. Seriously it can actually fit more than a phone inside there. I carry way too many things and my handbag is probably not the most organised (the only place where I’m messy), so even on occasions I prefer to take slightly larger bags (enough to keep my life in, you know just in case I need 12 pens, 3 packets of tissues and 6 lipsticks…).
The Louboutins don’t really need much commentary. The pictures really don’t do them justice. They sparkle and look amazing in reality. What really annoys me though, is the retailers selling these designer items online (yes I’m talking to you Selfridges and Net-A-Porter), charge shipping. Now I don’t mind paying £695 for the shoes, but why are you charging me £4.95 delivery fees?! I hate paying shipping charges. It’s like an extra tax added on because I’ too lazy to go and pick them up from the store (in reality I live too far from the places that stock a lot of these items, but I don’t think the retailers are too bothered). I spend ages looking online for free delivery codes (I don’t know if that’s odd but really I don’t want to pay delivery fees). If you’re spending a £1000 with a retailer, the least they could do is deliver your items for free. Or is that asking too much? All highstreet retailers have some kind of promotion for free delivery, when you spend over a certain amount with them. Clearly the designer retailers think if we’re willing to part with that much money for an item, shipping fees won’t be a big deal. Well I’ve got news for you. They.ARE.a.BIG.deal. Please refund me my shipping charges. Sorry, rant over.
This nude scarf/hijab from Aab is trending quite a lot in the hijab fashion world. Everywhere I go (in London) I see every shade of nude in every style on the streets. I love nude colours and this particular shade is complimentary to the Coast shirt dress. The fabrics are soft and easy to wear on the head and they’re also thin to keep you cool during Summer.
The colour of this statement necklace compliments the dress perfectly. It’s gold and chunky without being too oversized. It’s big enough to make a statement without detracting from the simplicity of the dress. You can never have too many statement necklaces, especially when they’re this cheap.
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