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What To Wear?

As my 20th birthday is coming up this weekend Mum clubbed together with the rest of my family to organise a little Birthday BBQ get together in celebration. I’m really looking forward to it! Even though the majority of my family lives quite close, I don’t always get to see a lot of them. So this Sunday we’re all getting together to have a good ol’ catch up and I can’t wait!

Everybody loves a good birthday bash, and I more than anyone, love to dress up nicely for the occasion. Which is where you all come in… Here’s a compilation of 4 outfit options for this ‘british summer’ we’ve having at the moment, what do you think?

OUTFIT 1
Topshop Black Strappy V-Neck Cami – £18; Zara Printed Pajama Style Trousers – £39.99; ASOS Footloose Leather Flat Sandals – £18

I particularly like the trousers with this outfit. It’s not often I stray from my Topshop black Leigh Jeans but these caught my eye one day whilst browsing the ZARA site and I’ve never looked back – they’re relaxed and understated whilst being cool and comfortable for when the weather warms up. Paired with a staple black cami from topshop (which really are staples in my wardrobe, please don’t tell any one I have 6 colours!) which when tucked in makes the outfit look a bit more dressy which I like! I struggled to pick shoes for this one, but thought to play it safe with these black sandals from ASOS which were a bargain and go with absolutely everything!

OUTFIT 2
ZARA Double Layer Strappy Top in Off-White – £29.99; Topshop MOTO Black Low Rise Leigh Jeans – £38; ZARA Leather Sandal with Block Heel and Wide Straps – £79.99

Just look at those shoes! I’ve lusted after these Zara leather sandals for too long, and they’re everything I imagined and more – comfortable, stylish and leg lengthening. This fairly simple outfit is amped up with the addition of these heeled sandals and a beautiful double layered cami from Zara which is just gorgeous for the ‘warmer’ weather.

OUTFIT 3
ZARA Linen Top with Back Buttons – £29.99; ZARA Mid Rise Denim Jeans – £25.99; ZARA Leather Sandals with Studs – £39.99

A slightly more casual outfit than the rest, but worthy of consideration none-the-less. After all, this is a family BBQ. These jeans are the comfiest things I’ve ever worn and look great paired with just about anything. This top from Zara has me written al over it! It’s lightweight and relaxed, but remains elegant with buttons all down the back, a perfect way to add a light summer fabric into the mix.

Please note: These shoes. Oh. My. Gosh. I love them! And I’ve never been more shocked. I’m not a ‘gurney’ girl. I’m well and truly girly and proud, but these leather sandals with studs captured my heart, they toughen up an otherwise relaxed outfit and look gorgeous too!

OUTFIT 4

ZARA Printed Blouse – £25.99; Topshop MOTO White Leigh Jeans – £38; ASH Jalouse Taupe Suede Ankle Boots – £77.50

I love this one. This to me is the ultimate summer outfit. Light, bright and feminine. This zara top is an absolute favourite of mine, it’s sheer and delicate and has a buttoned up back. The print and colour is on point too. Paired with those white leigh jeans the outfit looks summer ready. But don’t be fooled, I’ve added the ASH boots to bring it back to within my comfort zone.

So what do you think? Which one’s your favourite?

Expect a similar sort of make-up focused post tomorrow. Watch out.. It’s a good’un. If I do say so myself!

 

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2 – Wish List

This weeks wish list takes more of a fashion approach – don’t worry, I slipped one beauty item in there for good measure.

As the days get longer and the sun gets stronger the need for sunglasses increases. And as I ruined my last pair on my recent trip to Tenerife, I’m in desperate need of a replacement. Ever since Tanya Burr posted this picture 11 months ago, I’ve been lusting after the Prada SPR170_F01Z1 Cortex Brown Gradient Lens Sunglasses. I wish I had the money to spend on these. I managed to curb my love for them last summer, but they’ve come back to get me with a vengeance.

Perhaps a bit optimistic, but I love this bikini from Topshop. The Botanic Bamboo print is gorgeously set on a grey background, a subtle way to wear a printed two piece. Roll on summer!

Now I know it’s spring, but sometimes I can’t break old habits. This top with an overlapping back from COS is beautifully elegant, and I have to have it! Dressed up with jeans and black heels, this would look effortlessly chic on a night out with the girls, or for a drink with the boy.

I don’t need another purse. In fact i’m more than in love with the purse that Harry got me for the christmas before last. But this leather wallet from & Other Stories is just fab. I love the folding detail and the colour, maybe I’ll hold back on this one, but it is gorgeous isn’t it?

Now for the makeup to slip back in, don’t worry, I hadn’t forgotten. Tom Ford’s spring drop is an 8 strong lipstick line up ranging from barely there nudes to strong and sexy pinks. The light texture and peachy-pink tone to this Summer Fling ‘sheer’ lipstick offering has me weak at the knees. £36 for a lipstick… I love it, but I kinda love food more.

This is a shocker. My flatmate’s reaction to my lusting after this particular item was somewhat amusing, it was along the lines of “surely not, that’s far too colourful for you”. But spring has sprung, and I’m looking for an injection of colour into my black and fifty shades of neutral uniform – and that colour comes from this yellow offering from Whistles. The Rose Cashmere Boxy jumper is to die for. But, £165 for another jumper… see above.

Finally, I’ll round this off with a pair of shoes that are more than perfect. The ASOS HOXTON Heeled Sandals are the epitome of sleek and fashionable – not to mention that they are the perfect accessory for all spring/summer outfits.

The moral of this story… a girl can dream.

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