MY SPRING/SUMMER WISHLIST

Summer is here (although the grey clouds and low temperatures here in England suggest otherwise) which means it’s time to revamp our Winter wardrobes – If you live in most other countries you would’ve done this months ago, but this is the land where Spring and Autumn do not exist; the months simply seem to have no definition. Below are my top picks for Spring and Summer – I am absolutely loving the new collection from & Other Stories, I want every single piece!

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NOTHING LIKE A GOOD OL’ PINTEREST BROWSE TO MAKE A GAL FEEL BETTER.

So I haven’t been feeling well for the past week (having MAJOR girly issues… Say no more) and whenever I’m feeling down and low or ill and in need of a pick-me-up I always turn to Pinterest. Well in all honesty I turn to Pinterest whenever I’m feeling anything, but illness in particular is a good excuse for some down-time and therefore a good ol’ all night Pinterest sesh. So here is my (extra long) Pinterest post for you, all of which are photos that help add a spring to my step and a smile to my face. Enjoy! Follow me on Pinterest HERE.

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STYLE OBSESSION – WEDGE TRAINERS

I know they’ve been around for ages, I’ve owned a pair now for about six months, but trainers with a hidden heel are the absolute dog’s bollocks. Pardon my French but they are just so practical, wearable, comfortable and strangly chic. My mum was soon on the case, purchasing a black pair contrasting to my pair in beige and she fell in love too. As with most things my mum buys, I coveted them and they are now my adopted babies… They haven’t quite made it to live in my wardrobe just yet, but mark my words it’s all in due course my friends, all in due course.

I went shopping this weekend, after deciding that I can no longer spend (I know, I know) and to satisfy my craving for a heeled trainer, I went halfs with my heart and my head and opted for a pair from ye old fathful Primark, or Primarni as I like to call it. This excursion resulted in a studded camouflage pair with a slightly higher heel than the one’s I’ve been sporting but I thought “they’ll do nicely for Spring and Summer” and my bank balance rapidly decreased by £20. I know £20 doesn’t sound like a lot but I’m going to uni in September and I’m supposed to be saving. And then when you consider my habit of buying new makeup every week and not even cheap makeup at that, £20 for a pair of trainers that I don’t really need is a bit of an expenditure.

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Nevertheless, I am delighted with this invention, even if I am way out of the time frame for writing a blog post about the Isabel Marant-sourced craze, but still, I got there in the end.

SPRING HAS SPRUNG HAUL

Spring is finally here in the UK (sort of) so what more excuse do I need to go shopping (on a budget…)?

I’m supposed to be saving my money for university in September, but me being me, I couldn’t stop myself. Although I did refrain from spending close to £70 on a bikini in All Saints and bought on for £4 in Primark instead. How good am I?

Firstly I hit up Primark where I bought these nude studded sandals (£6) and the pale pink printed bikini…
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Also in Primark, I bought a bold print midi dress (£10) seen here with some orange leather ballet flats from Topshop (£16) and a zebra print kaftan from H&M (£14.99).
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Continuing my search for relatively inexpensive Spring buys, I headed to New look where I found this black and white midi dress, perfect for summer or winter.
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And last but certainly not least, I bought this GORGEOUS waistcoat from the limited The New Icons collection by H&M. They only had one left in stock and it was in my size so I think it was just meant to be… It fits like a glove, the intricate beadwork is so detailed it could easily be Balmain. But with a price tag of just £34.99 this is enough to tip me over the sartorial edge. i just had to have it.
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GEMS IN UNEXPECTED PLACES

Only I could go to a place where there are no shops and still find things to buy. Yes, only I could do that. And that is exactly what I did yesterday at The O2 Arena. Baring in mind this is a concert venue with an array of restaurants (not shops) for its visitors. Luckily for me though, there was a very small market taking place and I managed to purchase a beautiful vintage lace miniskirt from the LilyJLondon stall and two leather studded cuffs from another handmade goods stall.

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How did I still manage to spend money on sartorial items at a concert that weren’t merchandise?! For more info on LilyJLondon go to www.lilyjlondon.com, there’s some beautiful pieces for Spring on there, all crafted from the finest vintage lace in London, inexpensive too! They also have stores in Camden Market so go check them out!