This skirt has been on the blog before but it’s such a little beaut that it had to make another appearance. It’s just so pretty! I was off to a bar right on the seafront in the always beautiful Corfu town to meet an old friend.
This is going to be more photo heavy than usual – apologies in advance! I recently visited the beautiful city of Sorrento for the wedding of one of my oldest school friends. I fell head over heels in love with the place, it was impossible not to with the stunning scenery, fantastic food and warm welcoming Italian people. I have wanted to see some of Italy for a long time now so it didn’t take me very long to get my RSVP back to her with a big hell yes I’m attending! I wouldn’t have missed it of course, no matter where in the world it was. I asked my best friend and travel buddy if she would like to be my plus one and as I thought there was no hesitation in her answering. We got it all booked up and the countdown began. Read on to hear about my favourite places and the amazing food I had!
Forget the LBD, a fresh summer twist on the classic wardrobe staple is the LWD….little white dress! I got this very last minute (much like my last few blog posts, I had an unplanned late online spree) before I flew off to Italy and as I mentioned in my previous posts I didn’t have many fitted/bodycon pieces so when this little gem appeared on the Missguided new in section I didn’t hesitate to rehome it lovingly in my wardrobe. It is a nice lightweight crepe material, not too tight and not too hot in the Greek heatwave that was occuring. The criss cross strap and low v neck detail makes it a little more interesting than regular straight over cami straps.
This paisley dress is a lovely little floaty number that is perfect for warm summer evenings, something we don’t ever really have in the UK unfortunately! It’s a silky material with an all over paisley print in goregous deep reds and burgundy. The dress hangs in an A line style so I cinched in the waist with this nude and gold belt. It has double strap detailing with one tying up in a hatler neck and one in a regular cami style. The back of the dress is the stand out piece by being extra low cut. As you all know I can’t resist backless pieces and will wear them until I can no longer get away with it (when I’m old and wrinkly that is).
I got the opportunity step into my sightseeing shoes and pick from a list of London’s favourite tourist attractions as part of the Do More With Avios campaign. In case you don’t know much about Avios it’s a reward points scheme where you receive points for your everyday spends on groceries, petrol and even wine! You can then spend these points on holidays and experience vouchers! I picked the London Aquarium on the Southbank. I absolutely love aquariums, I find them so relaxing and peaceful! I hadn’t actually been to the Southbank one either so I was super excited.
An LBD is a much needed wardrobe staple for every girl, whether it’s a day time casual look or a lot more dressy like this little number; it’s something that every girl should have a few of in various styles to always turn to in their time of need. This was an absolute bargain busting £10 from Boohoo (via ASOS). It was a super last minute purchase when I saw how cheap it was so I just went for a 10 to be safe as I wasn’t sure of the sizing. Really I needed an 8 but had no time to exchange before I left the country so I just rolled with it. It is a bit on the big side but not so much that it’s unwearable. I love the wide set neck line, it’s a really flattering cut.
Flowers: Moonlight Bouquet – Debenhams*
Did you guys know that Debenhams do flowers?! I recently got the opportunity to receive one of their beautiful bouquets and give their flower service a whirl and I must say I was very impressed. They have a huge range of luxury flowers available to choose from and all available 7 days a week for next day delivery! My particular bouquet is from the occassion flowers and specifically from the Grandparents Day section (October 4th FYI). You can get your order in up till 9pm and have next day flowers ready to brighten somebody’s day. I mean c’mon, who doesn’t love getting a bunch of flowers?! You can get gorgeous arrangements for as little as £19.99. You can also save 25% off your next order using my exclusive discount code. Read on for more info and to get the code.
Saturday night was upon us so that obviously means getting dolled up and hitting the town. I did a really last minute spree on Missguided which got delivered the day before I flew off to Italy and this dress was one of my purchases. I realised when packing that all my wardrobe consisted of was shift shapes and baggier styles, I didn’t own anything bodycon or figure hugging. I don’t like to stick to the same look all the time, it’s good to mix it up a bit so I set about finding a few Saturday night dresses I could snap up to hit the clubs in. This burgundy shade is a great colour to complement a summer golden glow and I also think it goes well with blonde hair too. I don’t have the Kardashian deriere unfortunately that this style of dress was made for but hey, we can’t have it all can we?
I spotted this gorgeous pastel yellow skirt a while back online but for some reason I didn’t ‘add to basket’ and checkout before I had time to think about it let alone regret it, very unlike me I know! So when I spotted it in the sale online and still available in my size in my local store using the check instore feature I soon got on the phone and my friend was on her way to the store to very kindly pick it up for me (she works nearby…I’m not some slave driver, thanks Sj!). I actually never usually go for yellow at all because I think yellow and blonde is too much but I just loved the mesh detail and with it being a skirt it isn’t right next to my hair so it wouldn’t clash.
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This playsuit was such a bargain impulse buy but I have ended up getting so much wear out of it so I’m glad I snapped it up. It was really cheap at only £14.99 and has lovely lace detailing which makes it more dressy than a standard black playsuit. It has a cross over plunge style front and a lace panel across the middle, as well as an all over lace low cut back. As you know from previous posts backless tops, dresses and playsuits are my absolute faaaave.