I wanted to tell you guys about the best night I had last Wednesday, that was honestly right up my street. Not many people know this about me but I have a degree in english literature, and Shakespeare is one of the loves in life. I went for an amazing meal at Cote restaurant in West Brigdford, for the pre theatre set menu which was so yummy (I had pate and breaded chicken and fries, incase you wondered) and then on to my local showcase cinema for a live showing of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Romeo and Juliet.
It was just like being at the theatre (you even had an interval, were of course you can purchase sweets…yum) and the performance itself was beautiful, a contemporary production with young talented actors. If you are a Shakespeare lover like I am, I would highly recommend this to you. For this night out I wore the above black linen style button up co-ord from Ikrush, with a pair of low heeled court shoes from Topshop, and a beige linen blazer from H&M. For me this was the perfect date night/week night out outfit, that can be made more casual with a pair of low heels and a straw bag.
Dress – Ikrush
Shoes – Tosphop
Blazer – Sold out – similar – H&M
Straw bag – Bohemia Design
A selection of other high-street summer co-ords that I am loving, as below;
- Topshop boutique denim co-ord
2. We own the night snake print crop top and trousers (I have this top and its amazing)
3. Tosphop rainbow stripe crop top and trousers
I honestly can’t get over the weather we are having in the UK at the minute, it is seriously amazing. The days are long and warm, and it makes me so happy.
Especially because it means I am able to wear some of my favourite styles of clothing without freezing my butt off! One being a tie front top, which is honestly such a flattering style, even on someone which a bigger chest size, as long as there is enough material to cover everything then it is such a stunning look.
My fave top ever is this beaut gingham top from Nasty Gal, give me something tie front and gingham any day, and I will wear it forever! Also we need to talk about these white tailored trousers also from Nasty Gal, they are the most flattering white trousers ever. As they are very high-waisted it makes the fit ever nicer. I am wearing a medium in both the trousers and top, and am a UK size 10 for reference. The third thing that has to be mentioned is these big gold earrings, the perfect accessory for the summer, these door knocker style earrings are also from Nasty Gal and are such a summer statement, I love them.
Gingham tie front top – Nasty Gal
White high waisted trousers – Nasty Gal
Gold ‘door knocker’ earrings – Nasty Gal
White woven shoes – Topshop
Wicker bag – Hers Wave
Take a look at some other cute tie front tops on the high street at the minute, and no I won’t apologise for enabling your shopping addition (as I have one too)!;
- Tie front metallic top – Topshop
2. Striped woven cami top – Topshop
3. Tie front bird print top – H&M
A white summer dress has always given me vibes of tanned skin, gold jewellery and tan leather details. Dresses in silk, broderie anglaise, cotton, chiffon, it is just such a beautiful summer look, very mid-summer nights dream and I love it.
Is there anything lovelier than a white summer dress paired with a big straw hat, and an oversized straw bag. This is actually making me sad because I’m thinking about summer ending!! It is my very favourite time of the year, and I really think a white dress encapsulates this season.
As always my favourite fast fashion online store Shein has so many beautiful white dresses available, and the white broderie anglaise version I am wearing is just lovely. I love the ruffle and frill details and the fit is also so lovely, just that right level of mini. And what else could I do, but wear it with this stunning oversized straw hat from Mango. This beaut has come all the way back from Madeira with me, and I didn’t squish it once!
White dress – Shein
Black straw hat – Mango
Sunglasses – Ray-ban
Check out my picks for the most perfect white summer dresses below, all of course high street prices;
- White broderie anglaise dress with cut out back – H&M
2. White v-neck cotton dress – H&M
3. White pinafore style dress – Topshop
The original version of a playsuit has always been something really short and uncomfortable, that had the annoying issue of riding up constantly. However, this summer I have seen playsuits in another light. The silhouettes are looser but cinched in at the waist, and the length is longer. Which is honesty the biggest godsend for me, I do not, and I will not do short shorts!
Blue denim is also one of my fave things, and is key in my summer wardrobe this year. This is why I am so obsessed with this blue denim jumpsuit from Shein, the fit is just perfect. I also love how you can pull in the waist with the tie belt. Of course, the leg length is also longer, so no flashing the butt cheeks (thank god!). Also as with everything from Shein, it is mega affordable.
Blue denim jumpsuit – Shein
Hat – ASOS sold out – Similar
Slides – sold out in this colour – in blue – Topshop
Bag – Vintage Gucci
I wanted to show you some guys some of my absolutely favourite jumpsuits on the high-street at the minute, key things to take into account, a flattering flat and longer fitting legs.
- White broderie anglaise playsuit – Topshop
2. White off the shoulder playsuit – Topshop
3. Red striped off the shoulder playsuit – H&M
There is no hiding my absolute obsession with all things white at the minute, so I wanted to go show you my fav white items from Shein, I hope you enjoy.
I absolutely adore an oversized white shirt, especially when it has the added details of this Shein white linen shirt with these beaut big buttons at the front. I actually love an oversized shirt paired with some wide leg trousers, I think the look is so classic and chic. The oversized look is so perfect for every body shape too, also it never hurts to be able to hide the biggest of food babies!
The great thing about the white shirt is it can be so versatile, in terms of the material it is made out of, linen – perfect for summer, cotton – perfect for the oversized masculine look, or satin – which has such a luxury feel. I also love how the shapes and styles can also vary, and often designer brands have a style of white shirt that epitomise their designs, for example Jacquemus who create the most beautiful ruche shirts and shirt dresses.
Shirt – Shein
Trousers – (in the sale) H&M
Slides – Topshop
Bag – Kozha Numbers
Some of my other favourite white shirts as below;
Popper boxy cotton shirt – Topshop
Gauzy button down shirt – Topshop
Blouse with broderie anglaise – H&M
Ok, ok so maybe I am being a little dramatic about this, but however this outfit does lead me quite nicely into my fav summer trend of 2018. I am so into mustard and yellow this year, and I am so happy that lots of stores seem to be stocking items in this colour. Also this dress from Nasty Gal, I mean how beaut is it! I adore the button detailing at the front and also the split, I think these extra details make it so flattering too, drawing your eye to the centre of your body.
I love how this dress can worn by itself, without the need for any accessories, however I do love a good accessory. My Gucci belt is of course one of my fav accessories, and actually goes with any outfit. I know you guys may have read this before but just a little tip, I bought the smallest men’s belt and put extra couple of holes in, its makes it cheaper than the women’s version. Also can you believe my mum just produced this amazing straw bag from inside a cupboard, and gave it to me! I’ve never seen anything like it, its so unique.
So I am sure you guys have worked out my favourite trend of summer 2018 by now, its the humble but amazing maxi dress. It’s the first trend in ages that has actually made me shout out loud, whoop! Thanks goodness that there is a trend this summer that is crazy flattering on every body shape, is comfy and honestly looks so good on absolutely everyone! The old faithful maxi dress is back, yeahhhh! I love the look of a really beautiful flowing maxi dress on a bright summers day, and so happy that this trend is here to stay.
Yellow maxi dress – Nasty Gal
Bag vintage – similar – Mango
Hat – Sold out – similar – ASOS
Belt – Gucci
Sandals – sold out – similar – New Look