Welcome to the wonders that is the Great British summer week – I’m basking (literally) in the glorious weather and have been keeping my beady style eye out for all the latest pieces online that have been ticking my boxes, so I get straight to it giving you more time to get outside and enjoy the sun… oh and maybe a spot of shopping too!
Flip flops are the one of the most decisive fashion items ever, with some thinking they don’t even deserve to be included in fashion. Like them or hate them, I just can’t get enough of these summer staples; in particular Havaianas – I must of had over ten pairs and you’re likely to see me living in them over the summer. Add a bit of a gold and i’m sold and these Havainas You Metallic Flip Flop are great for being just that little bit different.
There’s a reason why this is a want list and not a need list, because no one could try and explain why I could ever need yet another pair of sunglasses but I just can’t stop lusting after the Ray-Ban gold aviator flash blue polarised lens. I’ve developed a real love for polarised lens and these have that grown up yet fun feel – I have a sneaky feeling I’ll struggle to resist next time I’m passing through duty free.
I’m pretty fussy about my perfume especially in the summer as scents are elevated, I have my Mum to thank for putting me on to the Prodigieux Le Parfum by Nuxe – it has a warm scent that reminds me of hot sand at the end of a day on the beach, which until I can spend every single day on a beach, this is the next best thing.
This week’s luxe want is thanks to the beauty that is the Gucci Pleated Lamé Midi Skirt – yes I know it’s small change from a £1000 but look at it! From high street to high society, this skirt has it all – now just to convince myself (and my bank balance!) that this is a fiscally sound investment!
Back to the high street with a stylish bang is this Stripe Ruffle Wrap Dress from Topshop, it’s simple lines and cut make it one of those wardrobe heroes that will deliver time and time again.
One of the biggest summer fashion conundrums for me is trying to interpret the top trends, I NEED to wear a bra and if I’m honest strapless bras aren’t ideal for everyday wear so this tie back polin blouse from M&S ticks all the trend boxes and lets me wear a normal bra, making it a must in my books.
And because no one wants a ball of frizz on their head when they blow dry their hair in this heat, say hello to a summer hair staple: dry shampoo. Ordinarily I’m not the biggest fan of dry shampoo the rest of the year as over use can cause damage to your hair but this weather is perfect for a quick spruce and saves you constantly washing it! The Moroccanoil Dry Shampoo for dark tones is super soft on your hair and doesn’t create a product build up which is always good.