I’m slightly useless at dressing for summer. I have shocked you, I know. I don’t know which I hate more, the hot feet rubbing in sockless shoes or the struggle of knowing whether or not I’ll need my coat amidst the Great British Summer (and usually getting it wrong!).
But after a bit of R&R in sunny France I’ve come back ready to dust off my summer frocks and embrace the summer vibes.
So lets get down to it. What I’m wearing:
Dress } Vintage, another Strangeness and Charm gem.
Bolero } Thrifted, Monsoon. Angora, super soft, lightweight yet warm; perfect for the unpredictable British summer weather!
Blouse } H&M seventies repro. Last season. It doesn’t fit perfectly under the dress but I can’t resist this collar!
Stockings } American Apparel in Sand Dollar. You know the drill.
Socks } Weekday Fancy sock
This look is layered up and can be lessened as things hot up: lose the tights but keep the socks, or lose the socks altogether as the cut out feature keeps the feet breezy. Tuck the bolero in the purse until you need it. The cotton dress and blouse keep things floaty and light but still pulled together.
Shoes } Clarks Genevie Bloom in cream. IN LOVE. This is the only pair of heels that I own as I usually only go for flats, but these were calling out to me in the store and once I had them on my feet I couldn’t believe how comfy they were. They are currently on SALE too right now. You’re welcome!
Purse } Thrifted. A proper summer time, fun-loving handbag. For a fun loving gal. (That’s me you know).
Eyes } Collection Bronze eyeshadow pallet, Kat Von D for Sephora liquid eyeliner in Trooper. #Epic. As if you didn’t already know!
Brows } MUA brow pallet in Dark. Nothing fancy and not the best I’ve ever used, but it’s in my current rotation.
Lips } Lime Crime Velveteen liquid lip colour in Pink Velvet
Nails } Rimmel Coralicious. It’s rather clashi-licious in this look I’d say!
I have been DYING to get my hands on the Lime Crime Velveteens since I fell hard in love with their shades and the long-wear style of formula. I finally ordered this shade and another which I can’t wait to road test. So far the formulation has sat so comfortably on the lips, it wasn’t drying, it applied easily, it smells like candy. I went out rocking this uber bright lip feeling empowered! Can you guess which other shade I went for? And- how are you getting ready for summer? Next up on this story- the quest for the perfect swimwear!