Want It Wednesday | 5th July

Greetings my fellow fashion followers! Welcome to this week’s Want It Wednesday where I mix high street with high fashion to bring you the best of the this week’s wants – and what a mixed bag of treats they are.

First to make it on the list are the Sarah Ashcroft X N&K All Black Aviators – yes I know there a tad insta trendy but they honestly are a great dupe for a very expensive pair that I can’t justify neglecting the bills for a few months so coming in at less than £40, the Sarah Ashcroft ones seem to be perfect, plus it’s a great way of trying before I commit to the investment purchase late down the line.

Flamenco trousers remind me oh hot evenings in the summer, I’ve come to accept the fact that whilst they may not be the most flattering cut for my wide hips, I simply can;t resist them, with my love for them being so that I don’t mind adding a little extra – these red wide leg trousers from River Island are a great wearable interpretation of the trend and seem substantial enough to withstand the London underground: because statement trousers shouldn’t be confined to summer dinner dates after dark.

Ok this next one is technically cheating as I was given this on Saturday night but if like me you’ve been searching for a summery, morally, malibuy red (you get my drift – the impossible to describe shade that is perfect for showing off a tanned face with minimal make up!) As I was heading out the door on an impromptu night out with a friend I said how I didn’t have the right lipstick and is if by magic she pulled out the Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet lipstick in shade Frambourjoise. Don’t let the shade on the bottle deter you, it’s a great colour and last really well – as they say one woman’s rejects is another woman’s treasure!

Keeping us with beauty is the Topshop Glow Liquid highlighter in Phoenix; I remember Topshop make up launching many years ago and thinking it was a bit of a gimmick, how could a brand know for their walls of vest tops and low slung jeans (well at least at the beginning of the century!) know what to do when it comes to creating a credible make up range. however fast forward more than a decade and Topshop not only seem to have their finger on the beauty pulse but some may say are helping to form trends and are definitely one of the early adopters of high street make up trends. This highlighter is a great example of this – a fraction of the price of some of it’s pricer competitors but still manages to tick the quality box with great ingredients and fantastic results. I need one of these for metallic cheekbones this summer.

Kenzo is one of those brands that seemed to be everywhere and now I come across them much less – and not since the Flower fragrance have I considered them a strong contender in the perfume sector. Say hello to Kenzo World Eau de Parfum; pretty packaging aside, it marries peonies and jasmine to create a bold yet feminine floral scent that doesn’t have a whiff of old lady, result!

I’ve done the classic and upgraded my phone last week to the 7 plus meaning I don’t have any phone covers so am currently waling round clutching it like a tray of dinosaur eggs set to hatch any moment! I need a case, and fast – I had a great iPhone 6 case form iDeal of Sweden and have no doubt that if I picked the Monstera Jungle case by iDeal of Sweden I’d be a safe and stylish phone owner… fingers crossed I sort one out soon.

Summer means lots of socials for work and I’m really starting to understand the benefits of investment dresses – yes fast, affordable fashion will always have a play in my hear – and wardrobe – but it’s pieces like the Amana Rose Dress by L.K. Bennett that oozes grown up yet paired down sophisticated sexiness which after a week of slumming it in sports luxe for the school run is what I really want.

I have no words of justification for this Chanel Large Shopping Bag – it’s ludicrously expensive but I love it, never did I think a gloried tweed shopper would turn my head as mac as this bag, but that’s the joy of my never-ending love affair with Chanel, they never fail to surprise and can be relied on to pull it out of the bag!

Happy Wanting!

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