I can’t get enough of white summer dresses

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.

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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.

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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!

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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;

  1. White broderie anglaise dress with cut out back – H&M

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2. White v-neck cotton dress – H&M

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3. White pinafore style dress – Topshop

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Grace Xx

My favourite playsuits for summer

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!

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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.

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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.

  1. White broderie anglaise playsuit – Topshop 

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2. White off the shoulder playsuit – Topshop

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3. Red striped off the shoulder playsuit – H&M

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Grace Xx

My white wish-list from Shein

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.

 

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Grace
Xx

The white shirt will never go out of fashion

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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!

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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.

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Shirt – Shein

Trousers – (in the sale) H&M

Slides – Topshop

Bag – Kozha Numbers

Some of my other favourite white shirts as below;

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Popper boxy cotton shirt – Topshop

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Gauzy button down shirt – Topshop

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Blouse with broderie anglaise – H&M

Grace

Xx

The most exciting trend of summer 2018

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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.

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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.

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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.

Grace

Xx

Yellow maxi dress – Nasty Gal

Bag vintage – similar – Mango

Hat – Sold out – similar – ASOS

Belt – Gucci

Sandals – sold out – similar – New Look

Reasons why you don’t have anything to wear!

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Lets just talk about the most beaut comfy sandals ever, from Ipanema at Hervia these guys have just released the most amazing minimal range in collaboration with Philippe Starck,  due to this they are so stylish. I hate to sound like my mum but they also wipe clean, being white this is so important. Also I think everyone needs a ruffle dress for summer, this one is unfortunately from Topshop last year, but I will link some other similar versions below. Also don’t get me started on my straw obsession, straw hats, straw bags, it really does say summer to me.

So I wanted to talk to you guys about why sometimes you may look in your wardrobe and not be able to find anything to wear, honestly you are not alone, this happens to me all of the time;

You don’t invest in basics that fit well

Honestly don’t get me started on this one, I have so many cheap white t-shirts that don’t fit properly or go out of shape so quickly. Soooo many jeans that are too tight, pinch me in weird places, are badly made and just not fit for purpose anyway you look at it! I think the amount of money I must have spent on rubbish items over the years, but so many of them, that I could have spent the same amount of money on an amazing items that would have lasted for years! I think the items that I need the most are white t-shirts, the perfect white oversized shirt (linen for the summer), the perfect black and navy trousers and of course jeans, pale ones, blue and black, they will all be going on my shopping list that’s for sure!!

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You have too many clothes

It can be stupidly over whelming when you look into your wardrobe and just see a mass of clothes, unorganised and staring back at you, how would you be able to see what to wear? The good stuff in hidden underneath everything else! Only keep things that you absolutely adore and really do bring you joy, sell everything else or give it to charity.

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Don’t know what goes together – Hang your clothes in outfits

This is something that I am despite to try, especially for my work outfits, because I cannot be bothered on a Monday morning to think crap, what shirt goes with these trousers etc. Also if you know a combination works well and you felt great in it then remember it for later. This task also helps you find holes in your wardrobe that you might not have spotted before, like you have tons of tops but nothing to go with them.

Thanks for reading

Grace

Xx

White sandals – Ipanema at Hervia

Ruffle dress options, here, here, here

Straw bag – Bohemia Design

Straw hat – sold out – similar ASOS

 

Dealing with anxiety with my health

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I love how a trench coat can just transform an outfit, and this one from Nasty Gal does just that. I love the colour as it is a little bit of a darker shade than the ones I already have, plus I love the maxi length so much. Also don’t get me started on this real leather (yes real leather) bumbag from Nasty Gal, (this one has actually sold out but this one here is just as beaut) I can’t believe this is only £20, its such a bargain! Also this black ribbed top also from Nasty Gal is such a staple item in my wardrobe, its great for layering underneath pieces for the lovely UK spring weather that can often be a little cold (although we are seeing lots of sunshine at the minute!!). Then lastly the cutest little checked clueless skirt ever, this little beat is from Topshop & it’s actually the cutest thing ever, plus its mega flattering. As always loves, all items, are linked at the posted of this post.

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This is a little bit of a weird one for me to talk about, as although I expect that its quite common, I guess thats its just hard for us that do suffer from a little bit of anxiety to speak about it, or often even admit. I’ve had phases in my life when I’ve suffered from quite a few anxiety attacks (panic attacks) and although I’m sure lots of people would say this, I am honestly not the sort of people to have panic attacks, I am logical, determined, focused and I would say a strong person! But there is one things that seems to affect me and thats my health.

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Again I am a well person there is nothing (touch wood) wrong with me, but man can I worry about it!! I am my own worst enemy though, I love being healthy, exercising and getting enough sleep, but I can get into cycles where I don’t exercise at all, I’m eating terribly (and I don’t mean quantity, I mean I haven’t consumed a vegetable in about 3 weeks!!) and I’m not getting my 8 hours a night. Due to this I feel shit, I don’t just look shit, I feel it and I feel down too, about how I look and also how my body feels. This is when I start feeling anxious again, and I might have a sporadic attacks and I have no idea why (or thats what I think) but I never ever have attacks like this when I am looking after myself. So now I know that this is 100% why, so over the next few weeks  plan to get myself into a much healthier mindset and I know I’ll start to feel better, I’ll keep you updated loves.

Grace

Xx

Trench coat – Nasty Gal

Button up ribbed black top – Nasty Gal

Black leather bumbag – Nasty Gal sold out – similar here – Nasty Gal

Checked skirt – Topshop

Sock boots – sold out – similar – ASOS