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.
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.
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?
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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.
Khaki and a tan goes hand in hand for summer dressing. The dark green shade really shows off even the slightest hint of colour and I think it looks good with blonde hair too. This lovely dress was wait for it…..another Missguided steal. I promise my holiday wasn’t sponsored by them but they have just been killing it lately. I don’t even want to think about how much I have spent over the last few weeks. What I love about this dress is the zips up either side, it makes it a little bit different and yes they really do unzip all the way up to the armpits. Thankfully no one was tempted to quickly whip them up and run away…phew!
This dress is just beyond amazing. I spotted it on Instagram a while back and had to have it straight away. It is part of the Lucy Mecklenburgh for PLT range and has been very popular. It got restocked and sold out so fast but I managed to get my hands on one. It’s back in stock again now but if you buy this then I would strongly suggest sizing down, I went for a 6 and even that is fairly roomy. It has a beautiful floral lilac and pink print and a low plunge neckline which makes it really stand out.
I absolutely adore this beautiful skirt, I got it ages ago pre summer when I was exercising like a mad woman to get into shape. Finally I was able to wear it and it was definitely worth the sweat. The flower overlay is so pretty and delicate, I will be wearing this again on my next holiday for sure. I love the slightly longer overlay so you can really see how pretty the detail is and it’s something different to a regular skirt. I love white and grey together, especially in the summer so you will probably always see me in a grey top when I wear a white skirt. I just think the light colour pallete looks really good in the summer months especially if you have the added bonus of a tan.
Saturday night was my girl Lauren’s birthday which called for a fab outfit. I managed to bag this unreal playsuit just before my holiday before it sold out. You will notice as my posts go on that I had a bit of a running theme with my outfits. Without realising, pretty much my whole suitcase consisted of low plunge front dresses and playsuits. This created a slight dilemma in that most of my bikinis were bandeau style, oops. Not wanting to get a big white strip tan line I had to wear only the few triangle style bikinis I packed. Sometimes being a girl is far too difficult! In August I am there for longer so I can alternate between the different styles. I’ve never worn such low front pieces before but I actually really like the style and have plenty more to wear on my next trip in 3 weeks.
Outfit: All Boohoo*
I recently teamed up with Boohoo on a really fun collaboration along with some amazing bloggers from Paris. We were each paired up with a Parisian blogger and we had to pick an outfit from Boohoo for each other to style up and showcase on our blogs. I was paired with Melody from La Minute Fashion (she is awesome). She picked out some really cute pieces for me and I loved every single piece. This suedette jacket is to die for and I know that I will be living in it from now on. Tan suede is all over the place at the moment whether it’s a jacket, a-line skirt or lace up gladiator sandals.