The Perfect Summer Blouse

The Perfect Summer Blouse

If there’s one shop I have been LOVING this summer it’s got to be New Look, It’s always been somewhere I’ve liked to shop but every time I look on the ‘New In’ section online at the moment my card takes another bashing.

One thing I find it so good for is staple pieces, from jumpsuits, dresses, paperbag waist trousers, you can dress them all up or down for whatever the occasion may be. Let’s just take a minute to talk about this blouse though..

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I love the buttons down the front, I have seen this style everywhere lately on dresses and skirts and it instantly catches my eye, it just adds a bit of extra detail & interest.

The fit of this top is really nice, I prefer how it looks tucked in to a nice pair of high wasted jeans or paperbag waist bottoms, it gives it a lot more shape. I wouldn’t describe it as cropped but its certainly not as long as I normally prefer my shirts to be if I’m not tucking them in, it’s been a loooong time since I’ve worn a cropped number without some high waisted trousers.

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Pale pink has always been my favourite colour, its neutral enough to go with different patterns and tones so again such an easy wear. I also own 4 other versions of this top (yep no.1 fan) there are soo many colours online and some of them differ slightly in style. The mustard & navy ones I have don’t have the pocket on the front and have a v-neck rather then a collar. I’ve got an off white one which also doesn’t have the collar but is a body fit which makes it handy for tucking in and lastly my other favourite is leopard print. The leopard print (which by the way is another HUGE love of mine this summer..blog post coming soon!) one has a tie front to make it cropped but I can’t say I’ve worn it like that.

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Who knew you could find so much to write about on a blouse? Must be love! I’ve linked some similar below and just as a heads up, some have gone into the sale but looks like they’re selling fast!

Thanks for reading ūüôā let me know what you’re staple pieces/favourite places to shop have been this summer.

x

Sale Shirts

Collared shirts

V Neck Shirt

Necklace

Striped Shorts (mine are last years but these ones are similar)

Gold Sandals (similar to mine not the same)

USA Wardrobe Wishlist

USA Wardrobe Wishlist

It’s nearly that time, I’m off to one of my absolute favourite places in the world the US of A very very soon and with that I thought I’d share 10 items which are currently on my mind and basically must come with me on my trip! We’re flying into LA and doing a bit of a California road trip up the coast to San Francisco. On the way home we’re stopping via New York for a few nights so there’s a bit of a mix of summer stuff and stuff if it gets a bit chilly. Pretty much 100% sure I will freeze in New York as I think I saw it was snowing there the other day, but I’m just going to use that as an excuse to buy things over there really because why wouldn’t you!?

America wardrobe wishlist

1.¬†I’m very much enjoying mustard and stripes at the moment so absolutely LOVE this shirt, teamed up with some high waisted denim shorts it would definitely be a winner.

2.¬†I can’t get enough of Pull & Bear right now, they have soo many nice things and for such a reasonable price. I got the black pinstripe version of these pink trousers recently and they’re basically smart really well fitted jogging bottoms, unbelievably comfy.

3.¬†A slogan tee can go with just about anything, jeans or trousers then add a nice blazer on top and you’re sorted.

4. This Topshop jumper has been sitting in my basket online for soo long and I finally decided to get it the other day, its yellow so what more can I say?

5.¬†High waisted shorts because they go with everything and it’s a holiday essential.

6.¬†Classic vans, I actually love these with tailored trousers and a blazer. They make the outfit look a little more casual and they’re perfect for walking around in if you’re out for the day.

7.¬†I think I’ve already mentioned the word blazer enough so far so you can understand why this would be featured in my Wishlist!

8. A neckerchief is one of my favourite favourite things to finish off an outfit and I think this grey one is pretty cute with the stars.

9. Checked shirt to layer up over a t-shirt, love this colour as well.

10.¬†Western style belt to wear with those high waisted denim shorts, not sure how long I’ll be wearing that for though I’ll be honest with the amount of In n Out burgers and Coldstone ice creams I plan to consume.

I’m going to be doing quite a few write ups on the trip when I’m home and of course will be posting lots of outfit pictures over on Instagram while I’m there so give me a¬†follow¬†if you’d like to see those.

thanks for reading

x

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January Favourites

January Favourites

Ok so first off who else is glad January is fiiinally over!? Don’t get me wrong I’ve actually had a really nice month but blimey it feels long! I thought I’d share just a few things Ive been enjoying this month from fashion, makeup and a little bit of food.

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Every girl needs a staple leather jacket and pair of boots in her life and that is exactly what I’ve been living in lately. I got the boots for Christmas and I don’t think I’ve ever loved another pair of shoes like I love these, they literally go with everything along with the jacket. This jacket has been around for a good couple of years but it’s one of those that I get out every year and I think I love it more & more with age!

Next up a few makeup bits, like the ABH Modern Renaissance palette, this little beauty has been on my makeup wishlist for a long time so when I opened it up on Christmas Day I was one very happy girl. My favourite shades are the orangey ones and pink ones but all of them are very pigmented yet blendable, it’s just a winner. I now want to give all the other palettes a go too because you know you can never have enough makeup right!? Thanks to a friend I’ve also discovered the NYX Liquid Suede lipsticks, they last for ages, have a matte finish but the best bit about them is they’re not drying at all..couldn’t recommend enough. They’re always in my handbag ready to grab for a quick top up throughout the day.

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Moving on to a couple of non beauty related bits, my MacBook Air ..it has literally changed my life! I was using my very old laptop before which I had since I was about 12 and was mainly used for chatting on MSN & Myspace back in the day (showing my age there), it was so painfully slow. I’m still getting used to the MacBook but so far so good. If anybody has any good photography/blog related apps they could recommended it would be very much appreciated.

Lastly these little balls of heaven..Lindt Strawberries & Cream. I’m not normally a fan of Lindt chocolates I’ve just always found them way to sickly, I mean don’t get me wrong these are still SO sickly but its worth it. I won’t lie it was the pretty pink packaging which actually sold them to me (yup basic … thats me!) but I have no regrets.

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I’m planning on doing a little roundup of favourites every month, I’ve linked the things I can down below. Thanks for reading x

Boots

Leather Jacket (similar)

ABH Palette

NYX Lipstick in Soft Spoken

NYX Lipstick in Tea & Cookies