Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Summer Dress, sunglasses and sandals

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I'm almost finished shopping for my holiday to Portugal in May - I can't believe there's only 3 weeks to go! Shoop, shoop, shoop. I've stocked up on chunky sandals, midi skirts and printed trousers but one thing I've noticed is that I haven't bought one summer dress yet. It feels wrong. I love all the new spring/summer trends but no matter what, a printed summer dress is a must-have every year. This one caught my eye on the Zara website and I am absolutely in love with it - the print, the colours, the cut outs .. it's perfect. Swoon. I can't wait until the weekend so I can try it on. I ended up creating a little outfit in my Zara shopping bag and since I can't buy it all, I thought I'd share it with you all to get it out my system. Roll on pay day...

So what do you think? Where do you shop for summer dresses?

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Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Bank Holiday Sunshine and another midi skirt

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How nice was the weather yesterday? My happiness levels were at an all time high for a Monday. We should definitely have more bank holidays in this country - I can't see anyone objecting to that. Me and Andy were going out for lunch yesterday so I decided to take my camera to get some pictures in the sunshine. Although it was sunny, it was also really windy so I decided to go half-way with my outfit. I wore my new black chiffon midi skirt from Primark with this cropped stripy jumper that I've had for ages. I rediscovered this little printed bomber jacket from H&M, and although I'd never normally have put it with stripes, I really liked these two patterns together. I definitely have a new love for midi skirts. I just can't get enough of the floatiness. After lunch, we went back to our friends garden and sat in the garden drinking Smirnoff Ice - my favourite sunny day drink! 

Only 4 days until the weekend! What did you all get up to over the weekend?

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Sunday, 20 April 2014

OUTFIT || White Midi and Denim

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Denim Jacket: New Look || Grey Crop: H&M || White Midi Skirt: Primark 
Black Pool Sliders: Primark || Bag: Primark || Gold watch: Marc Jacobs

I think it's safe to say it's now officially spring! *cartwheels* The sun is shining and although it's not quite as toasty as I'd like, it's warm enough for me to wear my first spring-y outfit of the year. I picked up this white midi skirt in Primark the other day and I know this is going to be a favourite this year. This style is everywhere at the moment, and I can't help but jump on the bandwagon for anything floaty and high-waisted. I love how these look with cropped tops like this one, and I've also worn it with a little jumper tucked in too which I really liked. 

So I hope you're all filling up on as many Easter eggs as you can today, and enjoying your long weekend if you're lucky enough to have one! I'm off tomorrow so I'm going into town tonight for some cocktails, and today we're having an Easter egg hunt with my nephew which I know will be ridiculously cute!

 Enjoy the sun everyone!

Do you like this skirt? How would you style it?

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Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Essie Twinkle-Belle Duo

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Hello lovelies! I'm very happy to finally show you this lovely little duo in all it's glory, now that my colour wheels have finally arrived. The days of stressing out trying to take pictures of my own hands are over! So I picked up this Essie duo as part of my birthday outfit for the St Enoch Centre magazine (see that post here). Mint is my favourite summer colour, by far, and I'd heard a few people recommend Essie's 'Mint Candy Apple' as a favourite. I was excited to try it, but even more so with this beautiful sparkly top coat, 'Sparkle on top'. The sparkles are silver with a mint tinted shine to them, and together they somehow remind me of a mermaid's tail (you know,because I see them all the time..). The top coat would go nicely over any summer shade, and similarly the Mint Candy Apple is gorgeous on it's own too. I've always been a fan of the Essie nail polish formula but, as you'd expect from any pastel shade, it takes about 3/4 coats to get a good, opaque coverage. When you add in the top coat, it's quite a timely exercise! I'd recommend tackling this duo when you have at least an hour that you can afford to go hands-free, because you will need the drying time! Trust me though, it's all worth it :)

Do you like this duo? What's your favourite Essie shade?

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