Botanical gardens

 

Botanical

Top Projet Social (last season – similar here)    Skirt – Haute Hippie (last season – similar here)  Jacket – Maje (similar here) Belt  – Primark (last season – similar here)

Botanical Gardens

I recently spent a weekend in Dusseldorf and discovered the botanical gardens out towards the University campus. It really is a beautiful setting and the perfect place to indulge my obsession with floral prints!

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Paris in August

Paris in August

Paris in August

Dress – French Connection last season (see below for similar) 

Paris in August

The good weather has finally come to Paris and the city is even more beautiful than usual! Read on for more photos and what I love (and hate) about Paris in August.

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Beach blues

Beach blues

Dress – available here 

Beach blues

As you know I have a thing for maxi dresses, the off the shoulder trend, the beach and the color blue and this dress ticks all the boxes! Read on for more photos and details about this off the shoulder maxi dress from SheIn.*

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Florals and Corals

 

Florals and corals

Dress – Zara (out of stock – similar in a different colour here)    Sandals – Office (last season – similar here)  Belt – Primark (last season – similar here)

Florals and corals

So, it seems I have an obsession with floral prints, but when I saw this dress in the Zara sales, I just couldn’t resist.

Read on for more details about this “florals and corals” look and more photos, as well as for more stockists of similar items.

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Summer florals

Summer florals

Dress – Zara      Sandals – Asos (last season – similar here)

Summer florals

Summer florals

So, I know the shops are starting to showcase the autumn/ fall trends and that I should be starting to think about fall fashion, but I am having too much fun shopping the sales, so there will still be a few more summer posts to come!

Read on for more details about this “summer florals” look and more photos.

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Review of Irresistible Me Diamond flat iron straightener

Diamond flat iron

A few weeks ago Irresistible Me asked me if I would like to review their Diamond flat iron straightener, and as my hair has a tendency to be a bit frizzy and I hate blow-drying it, I jumped at the chance.

First, a bit about Irresistible Me, this company provides a full range of 100% natural clip-in hair extensions, wigs, hair accessories and hair tools. They ship worldwide and offer free international shipping above $150. They also offer free unlimited exchanges and returns, which are free for US customers. (International customers will have to cover the shipping fees of their exchange or return.)

I was very impressed with both the delivery service and the quality of the product. Read on for my full review of the Diamond flat iron, more photos, before and after photos of my hair and for a great discount code off your first order.

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One top three ways

Silk top – French Connection (no longer available: similar here 

Silk skirt 1 – Sud Express (out of stock)

Skirt 2 (maxi) – Forever 21 (similar here)

Skirt 3 (Floral)- Lipsy (out of stock, but check here in case it comes back into stock)

One top three ways

When I first saw this pale blue silk top across a crowded French Connection, it was love at first sight, and even better, it was 50% off. So really, it was inevitable it would end up in my wardrobe.

However, there’s nothing worse than having a favourite top and never the occasion to wear it, so a key test to apply to your sales purchases is the ‘versatility’ test. When it comes to fashion, I love switching the styling of an outfit to recreate a different look or wearing something a different way to change its appearance, so I gave myself the challenge of styling this top in three different ways, from casual holiday wear to dressing it up for an evening out.

Furthermore, styling a staple piece, such as this simple top, in numerous ways reduces your clothes’ cost per wear and that’s got to be good for your purse (and also the environment – in the spirit of recycling!)

Like a simple white tee, this top is so versatile that you can easily use it to transform an outfit from the office to a night out, simply by changing your accessories.

Read on for three ways to style a silk top : Casual, work and day to night.

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Macbook Air / Kate Spade Giveaway and Ruffles

Macbook Air

Macbook Air / Kate Spade Giveaway and Ruffles

Giveaway Time! A group of bloggers and I have teamed up to bring you a fantastic giveaway, the winner will receive a brand new Macbook Air + this Kate Spade tote bag. (See below to enter)

Macbook Air

I’m also talking about this ruffled maxi dress and the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale.

Read on for more photos of the maxi dress and how to enter the giveaway.

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Beach vibes

 

Beach vibes

Dress -similar here

Beach vibes

If you follow me on Instagram, you will know that I have been ill this week, and so have been cheering myself up by looking over holiday photos and therefore I decided to put together a selection of beach photos for this weeks blog post on beach vibes.

Read on for more details about beach vibes, why a maxi dress is so versatile and more photos.

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Orange and black OOTD

Orange and black OOTD

Orange and black OOTD

So, I have been busy shopping in the sales, where I found this orange lace skirt, which combines my love of lace with this beautiful burnt orange colour, which brightens up any wardrobe.

I decided to pair this skirt with a black silk top, black suede jacket and black accessories. I love the colour combination of orange and black but it is a tricky trend as there is a risk of looking like you’re going to a Halloween party or ‘trick and treating’ if you get it wrong!

Read on for more details about this look and more photos.

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