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Tuesday, 30 June 2015

SUPER STRAPPY

Today's post involves two new purchases on a recent return to the big smoke for a week. During a fabulous few days with my best friend, we took a shopping trip on Oxford Street with our mutual friend; these were two of the items I bought which coincidently made an outfit. The most significant of my purchases? THESE STRAPPY HEELED SANDALS! They seem to have been an extremely popular pair of heels from River Island, as as soon as they were advertised on their Instagram I couldn't find them anywhere, in any store. They're exactly what I am looking for as a summer footwear staple this year, so in a wonderful stroke of luck when I managed to bag the last pair of size 5's in existence at the Oxford Street store, you could say I was ecstatic. They're just so pretty! This playsuit will also be casual and easy to wear when on holiday next month - I'm hoping to get a lot of blogging done in the 4 days I spend in Lisbon with the family. Again it's incorporating the bardot neckline that I posted about a few weeks ago in the form of a crop top. The elasticated waist also makes it comfy for hot weather. Styling it simply with a fishtail plait and this thin rose gold headpiece, I didn't need much else to let the pieces speak for themselves. I've gathered a few more headpieces for my holiday as well as its something different to the typical necklace or hat.

Playsuit - Topshop
Heels - River Island
Headpiece - ASOS

Basking in 30C heat,

Friday, 19 June 2015

SILKY PINK

You might recognise this look from a few weeks ago on my Instagram (@existenceinstyle - give me a follow if not!) when it was an OOTN on holiday in Cornwall. As the pictures were taken on my phone and didn't do the beauty of this silky number justice, I shot it on a super sunny day last week. My red garage door at home was an ideal backdrop to bring out the warm colours and tones in the dress, which is so perfect for holidays this summer. The unexpectedly successful pairing with this equally colourful necklace seems to work so well because of the minty and lilac tones matching well. The shape of this dress is something I might not usually go for, but the 3/4 sleeves mean it's both a day and night style. A simple pink lip and strappy heels allow the dress to speak for itself, and that's all you need really. 

Dress - Oh My Love London
Necklace - Topshop
Heels - Dolce & Gabbana

Tuesday, 16 June 2015

CHINESE FLORALS

More Oh My Love loving is on the horizon! As mentioned previously, my purchases from the sample sale last month are coming in handy as the sunshine makes a more regular appearance. This gorgeous floral print playsuit is ideal for both summer and winter, as it could very easily be worn with tights. The neckline and cutout detail are reminiscent of a kimono; they're something different and these stand out accents have no need for extra accessories - just a statement pair of heels like these and you're good to go. I matched my makeup and nails to the the peachy-pink flowers to coordinate everything together, along with my pink retro shaped sunglasses. The playsuit's material is so silky and the elasticated waist as well as the looser shorts are another flattering feature. Oh My Love have got me ready for summer!

Playsuit - Oh My Love London 
Sunglasses - Quay Australia
Heels - Kurt Geiger

Wishing for consistent sunshine,

Sunday, 14 June 2015

MONOCHROME SERIES: RIVIERA READY

This is part 2 of my monochrome series! There will be more looks to follow in the series after this one, however I'm going to change it up in the next few posts and give some colourful summer options. Aside from this I am absolutely in love with this striped halter neck! It's such a feminine piece, especially when paired with this soft lace skirt. Wide brim hats are also a favourite, so when I came across this dramatic striped one for £3 in Primark I couldn't leave it. The chiffon ribbon at the back is such a pretty accent that you might not expect from something so reasonably priced. This look is an example of how mix and match stripe prints really work, here creating something Riviera ready; the stripes are oh-so French! My trusty denim jacket shines again here as a layering option when the night draws in, or perhaps just settled chicly across the shoulders. Either way, I'd be super comfortable wearing this look for many occasions.

Halter neck top - River Island
Skirt, denim jacket and sunglasses - Topshop
Hat - Primark
Heels - Steve Madden