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Outfit Post: Fifties Fiesta

Fifties Style, Rockabilly, Swimsuit

It feels slightly strange to be posting these while I’m snuggled on the sofa in my cardi’ with my hottie, but for those going on a ‘winter sun’ holiday they might give you some ideas. I really wanted to get one of these gorgeous swimsuits from ModCloth but, with my impending dive into freelance mere weeks away, I decided I needed to be more careful with my money so I opted for this fifties style swimsuit from George at ASDA. I’ve always thought that their underwear fit my shape really well for the price and this costume was no exception, so I wasn’t too disappointed I chose the cheaper option.

Fifties, Rockabilly Style Swimsuit

I’m not a big swimwear fan – I don’t like beach holidays and I spend the entire time feeling very self conscious so it’s been rather an exercise in confidence to firstly pose for these photos by the pool (in front of people, argh!) and then actually publish them for all you lovely folk to see. Opting for this Rockabilly style is a great way to dress for the beach while still feeling fun instead of exposed. It’s super easy; just go for polka dot or gingham check patterns and a mismatch of black, red, blue and white. Cherry and apple prints work well too! Of course I don’t recommend the jewellery for sunbathing if you want to avoid a weird tan ;) but it’s fine for going out for breakfast!

Fifties, Rockabilly Style, Swimsuit

Black Polka Dot Swimsuit | George at ASDA  //  High Waisted Denim Shorts | Red Herring
Rose Ring | Accessorize  //  Teacup Ring | Wishes On The Wind  //  Gold Ring | H&M
Apple Necklace | Phoenix Glass  //  Cherry Earrings | DIY

Loves x xx

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Outfit Post: The Tropics

Summer Floral, Tropical Print Dress
Summer Floral, Tropical Print Dress

I’m not a Summer girl by any means, so when the warm weather rolls around I feel… lost. I’m uncomfortable, I’m blinded by the glare on my glasses and I don’t know what to wear! I picked up this dress from H&M Online for £8(!) and it is absolutely gorgeous. I don’t wear a lot of bright, tropical colour like this, but for some reason I was just drawn to this dress and it was so easy to make it my own. I layered it over a long black vest (just in case the wind picked up so I could cover my modesty ;) and my knickers!!) leggings, while we’re not in the height of Summer, and added a belt to nip in at my waist. Due to the sizing on offer I had to buy this in a size too big so the belt was a perfect addition and it tied the whole outfit in with the layers underneath. It’s so comfortable and fun and light – I just want it in every colour now!
Summer Floral & Bird, Tropical Print Dress
Summer Floral, Tropical Print Dress

This outfit really showcases what I love about fashion; while my cardigan is from a big chain, I bought it in New York so it’s extra special to me. Then there’s beautiful handmade touches such as my adorable tiny apple studs from Kica Bijoux on Etsy and great, unusual pieces like this belt that I picked up from the market in Puerto Banus, Spain. The items you can’t get on the high street really make an outfit for me and I actually get my favourite pieces from abroad in Europe. I also bought my amazing statement necklace from Spain about four years ago and have just noticed the style popping up in the highstreet this Spring/Summer. European branches of stores like Zara just seem to cater for my style so much better than their sisters in the UK, plus the pieces just seem that little bit rarer once you get back home :))

Summer Floral, Tropical Print Dress

Tiny Apple Studs | Kica Bijoux // Tropical Floral Print Dress | H&M  //  Lime Green Cardigan | Aerie  //  Leggings | Next  //  Glasses | Missoni  //  Belt | Puerto Banus Market

Loves x xx

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