Shein’s Perfect White Summer Dress

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If you guys have been reading my blog for a while you’ll have seen this little beaut in one of my wish-list posts. I love white broderie anglaise for the summer, and I think this white smock dress from Shein is perfect. What is so great about this dress is it lined from the waist down, so its not see-through at all.

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The UK summers are not always the hottest, so I love pairing a summer dress with ankle boots. These boots are from Zara, and are kind of a sock material, which makes them so comfortable, they also have the coolest ring detail at the back. My bag is this little APC beaut, which I absolutely love.

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Finally a close-up of this little dress which may I add is only £18 (Shein will forever be my fast fashion number one choice). I have been looking for the perfect pair of tassel earrings for what seems like ages, this red version from Topshop are actually amazing.

Grace

Xx

White broderie anglaise dress – Shein

Black ankle boots – Zara

Black bag – APC

Red tassel earrings – sold out – similar Topshop

 

 

Am I allowed to wear a band tee?

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That is the question on many peoples lips…am I allowed to wear a band tee because it looks cool, not because I am really into the band? The answer to that from the die hard fans is probably no. But meh, its really does look cool, plus it was £6 in the Zara sale, and I do actually know who Kiss are, so actually the answer to my own question is yes, definitely :).

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I love wearing a graphic/band tee with a more smart style of trousers, especially if they are wide leg, I think it is such a good contrast that just works every time. Plus how cute is the frill waistband on these Topshop striped trousers? Topshop pulls it out of the bag every time for me.

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This is probably one of my favourite outfits for a long time, I am going to start a collection of graphic tees/band tees and wide leg trousers, such a perfect combo. Finally the most staple comfortable sandals in the world. They are from the cheaper range of shoes at Topshop, and although they are not leather, they are really nice quality & so comfortable, plus I love the big buckle details.

Grace

Xx

Kiss band tee – Zara

Wide leg striped trousers – Topshop

Sandals – Topshop

The Romwe wrap top & silver boots

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First of all lets talk about these silver boots, I picked them up this week from Zara in the summer sale for £15.99, yes thats a whole £15.99, what an absolute bargain. Although I do slightly feel like a spaceman they are totally worth it.

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Then we have this beaut of a wrap around top of dreams, from Romwe, I genuinely think it is my favourite top in my summer wardrobe, the quality is amazing. It’s also really flattering, as it nips you in at the waist, I also love the wide but short style of sleeve. This Topshop yellow denim skirt that I have been loving for the past couple of months, because it pretty much goes with everything!

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Finally the most perfect oversized denim boyfriend fit jacket from Romwe, it was actually a little too warm on this day for being able to properly utilise this jacket properly. I can’t wait to wear it with a little cut-off denim skirt that is the same colour blue and a slogan tee. It’s just a staple that no wardrobe should be without!

Grace

Xx

Wrap around top – Romwe

Blue Denim Jacket – Romwe

Yellow Denim Skirt – Topshop

Silver Boots – Zara

 

Stripped Trousers & Band Tees

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I actually full on copied one of my best friends when it comes to this outfit, it was such a copy that I am almost ashamed of it. She wore exactly the same things, but from completely different shops (if you know what I mean) I suppose the only clever thing here is I managed to pretty much recreate the same outfit, but found different items to do this.

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I bought this little cropped band tee from Missguided, and I love how it has a distressed look to it. It wasn’t quite cropped enough for me, so I tied this little knot in the front & I think it works perfectly.

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And of course these stripped wide leg gems from Zara, I love these, but I have one problem, they are not quite as long as I thought they would be, and I wanted to wear them with heels for work. But alas this is not to be, flats & and a band tee it is. Also if you haven’t noticed (how could you not) I wear this Gucci belt with literally everything, definitely my best buy of the year.

Grace

Xx

Band Tee – Missguided

Stripped Wide Leg Trousers – Zara

Belt – Gucci

Sandals – New Look

Body Confidence with Jewel Toned

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Nobody is harder on us than ourselves whether this is in our jobs, our hobbies or the way we look, and for a serial yo-yo dieter I am the number one culprit for being hard on myself when it comes to my body. I recently discovered Jewel Toned a body positive shapewear brand that is not only amazing but mega comfortable.

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What I really love about this brand is how this shapewear, which of course is usually classed as underwear, can become stunning outerwear, meaning that as women, we can make our own rules. I am wearing the Major Mini Dress in Red My Mind and oh my is this dress good, it nips you in just where you might need a little help (especially when you can’t keep your hands off Haribo). I love to style a fitted item with a more flowing oversized piece, so I thought this floral kimono was a perfect combination.

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I can’t count the amount of times I have gone shopping for a plain black strappy body, have I ever been successful in purchasing one I actually like, never! Until this little beauty came along, the Rocking Bodysuit is perfect, I’m not sure how I survived without it! The support this little body offers is honestly amazing.

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As with the red dress I like to wear a fitted item with a more baggy oversized piece, which is why I chose these Zara wide leg striped trousers. Just to let you guys know I have both the dress and the body in a size small (I am a UK size 8/10) and the fit is just right. Who said that shapewear can’t be sexy! Really excited for my next purchase from Jewel Toned they have the most perfect black lace bralet on offer.

Grace

Xx

Red Dress – Jewel Toned

Black Body – Jewel Toned

Kimono – Stradivarius

Stripped Trousers – Zara

 

The Zara Playsuit That Looks Like a Dress

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From first look you can be forgiven for thinking that this playsuit is indeed a dress, but actually it has little shorts under the top layer. This is actually completely necessary as the top layer is really very short. I love that Zara have taken this style of dress/playsuit and made it their own, I actually haven’t seen this style of playsuit in any other high street store.

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The embroidery at the top of this playsuit is so cute, and it is actually very well made, considering that for a whole outfit it will only cost you £29.99! I also love the lace-up deal on the back, such a cute little detail, which can always be expected from a Zara piece. Really excited to wear this playsuit right into summer and also on my holiday to America later this year. To let you guys know I am a UK size 8/10, I have this in a small and it is perfect.

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Last but not least my little silver Topshop sandals, they are such a staple item for me, and unfortunately sold out now as I bought them in the sale a while back I will link similar shoes down below). I actually love a metallic sandal for spring summer for something a little more unexpected.

Grace

Xx

Embroidered Playsuit – Zara

Silver Sandals – Sold Out – Similar – Topshop

Weekend in Paris May 2017 – Lookbook – Topshop, Missguided, ASOS, Zara

 

Our recent weekend in Paris, hope you enjoy 🙂

Yellow Denim Jacket – Topshop Sold Out – Similar

White Smock Dress – Missguided

Orange Blazer – Topshop

Orange Skirt – Topshop

Mesh Top – ASOS – Sold Out

Pink Velvet Crop Top

Belt – Gucci

Black Lace-up Jamie Jeans – Topshop

Trench Coat – Topshop

Gingham Dress – Zara

White Flare Sleeve Shirt – Topshop