Summertime Layering

Shirt - Boohoo*  Dress - Zara  Culottes - Lavish Alice  Shoes - Mango

You know the time of year. The blue sky is out, it looks warm outside yet it's probably the same temperature as the antarctic. It's kind of like that at the moment in the UK (or maybe just Wales by the sounds of it, smug Londoners getting all the sun). Anyway, I have been dying to wear this Zara dress after picking it up a few weeks back now, but I haven't quite braved bare legs, sleeveless AND V-neck just yet. 

So, what better time to mix it up a bit with some layering, summer style. Adding a shirt underneath gives the dress a little more depth, especially as it's patterned. It also gives you a bit of modesty, because sometimes a plunging neckline isn't majorly appropriate whilst hanging around in the day time. A pair of culottes underneath longline items works really well too and just gives it more of an edge. 

It may not be the most conventional way to wear a summer dress, but then again, who wants to be like everybody else?



Dungarees - Rare*  Shirt - Zara  Jacket - Missguided* Shoes - Public Desire*

How amazing has this weather been lately? I feel like I should make the most of days like these as, lets face it, British summertime does not last long. We are lucky to have any warm days in my eyes. So what better time than now to get some shorts out. Well, dungarees.

Dungarees are an odd one. I feel they have a bit of a bad hype sometimes; that they should be kept for painters or 5 year olds. But dungarees can be surprisingly chic, and they seem to be cropping up more and more recently. I love this distressed pair from Rare London. I think they're perfect for summer, rather than sticking to boring old shorts, and I will definitely be taking mine on holiday with me this year. 

I paired these with my favourite striped Zara shirt I picked up in the Trafford Centre a few weeks back and added this cute Missguided camel mini trench jacket for a bit of colour and a bit of a 70's vibe (I know, I am way too 70's at the moment, but I can't help it. It's just too cool). I finished off this look with the comfiest chunky sandals ever from Public Desire. Plus, they compliment the jacket too well not to wear them to be honest. 


Blue Jean Baby

Shirt - H&M  Jeggings - ASOS *  Bag - Zara  Heels - Topshop  Necklace - Love Silver*

I've never really been one for Jeggings. They always seemed like a bit of a lazy girls way of wearing skinny jeans to me. However, when I saw these were 'sculpt me' Jeggings, I was intrigued. Us girls always need/want a bit of sculpting, so I thought I would give these a go. And I love them! They are definitely more Jeans than Leggings, but just extra tight and stretchy. Plus, the blue colour is fab too and so on trend with the 70's look right now.

I pared these Jeggings with a laid back, pyjama vibe shirt from H&M's Trend section, my favourite place to shop at the moment, and a tassel clutch from Zara for some extra boho vibes. I for one am LOVING 70's at the moment, it's just perfect for summer and this rather nice weather we have been having too!


Pyjama Stripes

Shirt - Topshop  Trousers - Topshop  Heels - Zara  Necklace - Love Silver*

Sometimes, a change is needed from your usual skinny jeans or slim pants. Wide leg trousers and flares are so on trend at the moment, so now is the time to step out of your comfort zone and brave the tent pant. 

This two piece from Topshop may look like pyjamas and it is actually just as comfortable as pyjamas too, but I love it. It's a somewhat chic play on casual. As I am pretty tall and the trousers didn't quite touch the ground when I was wearing flats, I decided to wear them a little higher and have them as more of an ankle grazer flare, paired with a pair of burgundy heels from Zara to bring out the subtle burgundy stripe running through the outfit. 

How cute is this Carrie-esque necklace from Love Silver too? I got this over London Fashion Week at the Rare London blogger breakfast and I wear it all the time now! Silver is definitely my favourite jewellery colour and whats better than a bit of personalisation? 


Shiny Show

Top - NaaNaa*  Trousers - H&M  Shoes - Topshop  Bag - Zara  Sunglasses - Burberry

I love it when you find something that's really different and stands out from the crowd. I am definitely  not one for following the crowds, and my mum may have laughed and called these clown trousers when she first saw them (I believe she changed her mind once she saw them on) but either way, I am absolutely in love. The blush pink colour, the tailored stiff culotte style and the shiny satin-feel material shouldn't work, but it does for me. 

I feel like they are going to go with so many things in my wardrobe at the moment, and one thing I decided to pair them with was this cute, boho top from NaaNaa. It's so pretty and on trend, and I love the lace striped arms and cute hem. It is perfect for summer and at only £22, it is a wardrobe must.

I finished off the outfit with the most beautiful shoes to ever have graced my wardrobe. The Topshop Ghillie is back in full force and looking as perfect as ever in this nude/black combo. And after a little begging, they arrived in gift form from my lovely boyfriend. They might look killer, but these babies are surprisingly comfortable. If particularly unpractical (nude suede shoes anyone?).


Boho Accents

Playsuit - Motel*  Hat - Topshop  Bag - Zara  Boots - Topshop

The first weekend of Spring, guys. It's here, and with the arrival of Spring and some boiling (10 degree) sunshine over the weekend, it was obviously obligatory to get my SS15 wardrobe out, ASAP. Because lets face it, it could have lasted about 10 minutes and today could have actually been our Summer (according to my Time Hop, I was stuck in the snow this day two years ago, so who knows). 

The first thing you may think when seeing this post is 'Does she not own an iron?'. Well, I was that eager to get this beautiful Motel Rocks playsuit out that I didn't care whether it was creased or not. It adds to the boho vibe, no? Anyway, I absolutely love this cute playsuit from their latest drop on the website. I was drawn to the pretty, hippy print instantly and I thought it would be perfect for summer and the whole 70's boho vibe that's around everywhere at the moment. 

I decided to add some tassels and colour in the form of my Zara bucket bag, which is not only pretty but actually practical for a change too. 

I am giving you guys the chance to WIN this playsuit or another item of your choice from Motel's New In section, up to the value of £50! All you have to do is head over to my Instagram, where I will be running the competition, and follow the instructions given on there! Please note that this prize is non-transferrable or returnable. No cash alternatives. Motel reserves the right to change or amend the terms of the competition at any time.

Good luck!