Top Picks #50

  1. Hen Party Sash, £15 – Oh Squirrel @ Etsy

With my hen party on the horizon, I’ve been thinking about what I’m going to wear. I’m not really one for the L-plates, fluffy deely boppers and various penis related paraphernalia so this sash fits the bill. Plus it features my signature polka dots. Perfect!

2. Necklace, £20 – Layla Amber @ Etsy

I love everything in this etsy shop but this necklace especially wins my heart. It’s so bright and cheerful and just makes me smile. It would look great with any bright coloured outfit and even bring some colour to my all black looks I’ve been sporting lately.

3. Dress, £45 – Joy

Officially in love with this Valley of the Dolls dress. Even though it’s out of stock of my size (noooo!) The length looks perfect, it’s got an elasticated waist and I’m always up for a cactus print. This looks like the perfect dress to wear on my honeymoon. I really seem to be into navy at the moment…

4. Glass, £15 – Urban Outfitters*

This glass is all kinds of amazing. What is it with me and novelty stuff? Don’t know, don’t care – just get me to Urban Outfitters.

5. Earrings, £14 – Mica Peet @ Etsy

How pretty are these earrings? I love them. More stars of course and I love the galaxy style circles underneath. So cute.

6. Dress, $88 – Unique Vintage

This dress is so pretty! It reminds me of holidays and sunshine. Looks like the skirt would be awesome to twirl in too.

7. Book, £20 – Amazon*

I’m a big fan of Geraldine’s blog so I can’t wait to read this. She always has me in stitches so I have high hopes for this book.

8. Maxi dress, £85 – ASOS*

So I may have already ordered this! I needed something to wear for my cousin’s wedding that’s the week before mine. How perfect is this dress? I love the sparklies! Plus I can wear flats. I can’t wait to see it in person.

9. Phone case, £15 – Oliver Bonas*

Seriously considering getting this phone case. My current one though lovely is starting to die. I love the sketchy style of this one.

10. Shoes, $41.99 – Modcloth*

Shoes that have watermelons on them! Watermelons and shoes! These are hilarious and I love them. Not badly priced either.

What’s on your wish list at the moment?

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Top Picks #49

  1. Bikini, $39.99 & $49.99 – Modcloth*

Modcloth have so much nice swimwear in at the moment. I cannot resist this bikini and I don’t even wear bikinis! The dinosaur skeleton print is awesome and I really like the colour too. I’ve never been a fan of the vintage style high waist bikini bottoms but this one makes me reconsider a little bit.

2. Sandals, £25.99 – New Look

These sandals are so pretty! I love the simplicity of them though I’m not sure if I would enjoy the tan lines!

3. T-shirt, £16.97 – Carolina Magnolia Designs @ Etsy

I felt like I’d hit the jackpot when I stumbled across this Etsy store the other week. So many subtle Disney t-shirts. This one is by far my favourite. Any idea where the saying is from? Unfortunately they only ship within the US but with my parents travelling there all the time, I’m sure I could find a way.

4. Earrings, £8 – Jazzy Menagerie @ Etsy

I’m in love with these earrings! Little paper airplanes!

5. Dress, £75 – Emily and Fin

It’s the stripy dress of dreams! My stripes addiction continues. This dress is just perfect in every way. It even has freaking pockets! Pockets are like gold dust in the womenswear industry.

6. Washi tape dispenser, £25.33 – Mig Ma Ideas @ Etsy

I may have squeaked a little when I saw this. How amazing is this washi tape dispenser? For a washi tape addict such as myself, it’s just perfect. May have to request this for my birthday. And bonus, it would stop Luna from stealing my washi tapes. She loves them just as much as I do but for very different reasons!

7. Brooch, £8.08 – Rock Cakes @ Etsy

I’ve always wanted a little hello brooch and this one is perfect! It comes in different colours and I want them all.

8. Top, £39.50 – Sugarhill Boutique

This top is so kitsch, I love it. It would be perfect with skinny jeans or tucked into a midi skirt.

9. Camera Strap, £33.94 – Janie Lane Studio @ Etsy

I’ve been thinking about getting a pretty camera strap for a while and this one fits the bill. And it has pockets!

10. Coin purse, £8 – Accessorize*

I’m not going to be carrying round my entire purse on our honeymoon so this coin purse is perfect for the essentials.

What’s on your lust list this week?

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Top Picks #48

  1. Embroidery Hoop, £24 – Stitching Business @ Etsy

I really like the design of this embroidery hoop. I wish they had a few more options with different designs and colours of houses though.

2.  Sandals, £29 – Accessorize*

I really like the star cut out detail on these sandals. They look like they’d be perfect for a city break paired with skinny jeans and a laid back tee.

3. Sundress, £40 – Joanie

And they’ve done it again. Joanie have brought out another sundress I am in love with. So much love for this one.

4. Notebook, £27.50 – Paperchase

I know it’s awhile until I need another bullet journal but when that time does come, this one is definitely a contender. It has grid pages which I think will make doing layouts a whole lot simpler. It’s leather too, which gives it a luxury feel.

5. Swimsuit, £28 – Joanie

Joanie has a swimwear range! I don’t really see the straps being particularly supportive on this particular suit but I love the print.

6. Brooch, £60 – Tatty Devine

This brooch is awesome! So cute. Apparently it has a view finder that you can really look through – how cool is that?

7. Dress, $584.99 – Modcloth*

I’m not usually one for strapless dresses but the print on this one is way too eye-catching to ignore. It makes me want to go somewhere sunny and hot like Cuba. I didn’t realise it was by Anna Sui straight away but after I did, I wasn’t surprised that I picked it. I used to idolize Anna Sui as a teenager. She made me want to be a fashion designer.

8. Earrings, £22 – From My Bear Hands @Etsy

These earrings are so sparkly and lovely! I can’t wait until my ears are healed and I can start wearing other earrings.

9. Shoes, £35 – Dorothy Perkins*

I’m in love with these shoes. It’s a shame I don’t wear heals though. I wish they did them in a flat sandal design. They do have them in a flat mule design but I don’t really like mules. For a klutz like me they’re recipe for disaster!

10. Dress, £34 – Minimum Mouse

This print is awesome! Unfortunately it’s out of stock at the moment but here’s hoping it comes back soon.

 

What are your top picks this week? 

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Top Picks #47

  1. Light, £32 – Urban Outfitters*

I really want this cloud light for my office. It would be perfect in there! I’d put it on the wall above my computer.

2. Top, £12 – Dorothy Perkins*

I love the colour and the detail on the bottom of this top. It’s so fun and summery.

3. Brooch, £7.77 – Whistleburg @Etsy

How cute is this brooch? I love dinosaurs and I love sugar skulls so this combination is awesome!

4. Cushion, £32 – Nikki McWilliams

The hunt is on for purple cushions for the living room! Topher is a fan of party rings so this one would be the perfect addition. It’s been hard trying to find fun ones so far. Any other suggestions?

5. Dress, £75 – Emily and Fin

This print is everything! I love Emily and Fin dresses. How great is it that they do the same print in so many styles? There have been so many times that I’ve loved a print but the dress style itself just isn’t to my taste. Not here!

6. Candle, £1.50 – Primark

Primark has so much funky stuff in their homeware department at the mo! This cactus candle is top of my list. The perfect plant that I can’t kill…just melt slowly over time.

7. Pen, £3.50 – Paperchase

Because everyone needs a flamingo pen right? It could make friends with my two llama pens. I’m such a child. #sorrynotsorry

8. Cami, £24 – Topshop*

It’s so nice to see some colour in the shops again. This cami is perfect for summer and would be so versatile in my wardrobe. Not sure I’d be willing to play £24 for it though…

9. Bag, £27 – Accessorize*

Omg cat backback! I love the detail on this.

10. Swimsuit, $89.99 – Modcloth*

You know I can’t resist a polka dot print! This swimming costume is the perfect shape. Need and want!

What’s on your wish list this week?

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Primark Haul – Totally Addicted to Stripes

As promised, here’s a look at my Primark haul as well as a couple of other purchases from New Look and H&M.

I’m properly thinking ahead now to my honeymoon and what I’ll be needing on the trip. After all, by the time it comes around in September, all the summery stuff would have disappeared from the high street.

While I was taking these photos in my office, Luna acted as my “assistant” so please excuse her need to sniff everything in a few of the shots! How can I say no to this face? Such a curious one!

Primark Haul - Luna

Primark

So beginning with my stripes addiction head on, I had to laugh at myself when I picked up not one, not two but five stopped tops. I think I might have a problem! I definitely won’t be wearing all of these on the honeymoon but I was also thinking about my capsule wardrobe for when I get to my target weight. These will go with quite a few things already in my wardrobe and also with the pinafore I bought below.

Looks like I found my new uniform! Plus they were only £3 each so it was an easy decision. They’re all short sleeve apart from the red one which is long sleeves so that one is more for autumn/winter.

Primark Haul - striped shirt addiction

Primark Haul - striped shirts

Now moving on to something a little less stripy, I immediately fell in love with this lightweight watermelon print shirt. The fabric is really soft and they also had it in an anchor print which I would have bought if they had had it in my size (boo!). This would be perfect for San Francisco which I have heard can get a bit on the chilly side.

Primark Haul - watermelon shirt

Primark Haul - watermelon print

Yes I do realise I picked up yet another stripy top (the checkout girl must have thought I was mad!) but isn’t it pretty? It was refreshing to see a top like this that wasn’t elasticated at the bottom. Thank you Primark! And I love the detail on the sleeves – I like that I can choose to either wear as is or push them down my shoulders to wear in a bardot style.

Primark Haul - peasant top

Primark Haul - peasant top detail

I finally settled on a day bag for the honeymoon. After going on and on about getting a small rucksack, I completely changed my mind and went for a small cross body style instead. Mainly for the reason that I feel I’ll be less likely to be pick pocketed this way. Such a worrier! Better safe than sorry though.

I love compartments so this does the job nicely! And it’s big enough to fit my purse but not big enough to be feeling like I’m lugging the world around with me. We will be doing a lot of walking after all.

Primark Haul - bag

Primark Haul - bag detail

So next on the agenda that I was missing out of my current summer wardrobe was footwear. I prefer sandals as I can walk miles and miles in them. This black pair below I actually got after I bought some tan ones in New Look further down but I had to get these as they were practically the same but for almost half the cost. So now I have a pair of black sandals and also a pair of tan. Covering all bases!

Primark Haul - sandals

New Look

As I mentioned above, I got these tan sandals first. They fit in perfectly with the rest of my summer wardrobe and go with practically everything. Plus, they seem super comfy so far.

Primark Haul - New Look Sandals

I have sunglasses again! These were as close as I could find to my old pair that broke last summer and it’s great to have them back.

Primark Haul - New Look sunglasses

H&M

You may or may not remember this dungaree dress* from a certain top picks post I did a while back. I just haven’t been able to get it out of my head since then. It’s the perfect piece for my capsule wardrobe. It’s plain so it can be paired with anything and I could wear it all year round. Short sleeve tops and leggings in the summer, tights and long sleeve shirts in the winter. Cost per wear would be amazing!

Primark Haul - H&M dress

At the time of putting it on my wish list, I didn’t realise it was part of H&M’s Conscious range. It’s great to know that a piece I plan on wearing a lot is environmentally friendly.

Primark Haul - H&M dress closeup

Just a word of warning though, sizing in this dress runs small! After dithering for awhile on whether to get a 10 (my final dress size when I finish) or a 12 (what I am now), I’m so glad I went with a 12. When it arrived in the post, I tried it on and was surprised to find that I could only just get it on! It fits but I wouldn’t dare eat in it. No food babies allowed here. So it’s a relief to know that by the time I lose another stone it will fit better.

Primark Haul - H&M concious range

So that’s my haul. All sorted now I think!

Have you bought anything nice recently?

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