Sunday, 19 May 2013

Summer Haul


Hiya Girlies!

With the weather being so dull at the moment, it doesn't feel like summer is on it's way any time soon, and so instead of buying pretty floral dresses we are still buying a ton of cardi's. However I am off to Tenerife in June and with June creeping up so fast, where has this year gone already? This called for a little spending on more summer related items. I haven't wrote a fashion post yet, but I wanted to share with you some of the things that I picked up along the way, so I thought, why not?...

Topshop White Lace Crop Cami and Gold Necklace




As soon as I saw this top in Topshop, I knew I had to buy it! Although I am a little self-conscious and this is the first crop top I have bought, I just couldn't resist .This gorgeous white top with lace detailing is perfect to take on holiday, and will go with everything, I plan to wear it with high waisted leggings, shorts and skirts for day and night, it's just so versatile. This heart shaped locket necklace was of course paired with the top and so I just couldn't resist it, as they look absolutely perfect together. The detailing on it is gorgeous, with flowers and hearts, it does also open as any other locket would and this has already become a new favourite addition to my wardrobe.

Lace Crop Cami - £18 - Topshop - Purchase here
Locket Necklace - Tophop - £5

H&M Print Dress


I love the cream and black print of this dress, as it's not something I would usually go for, it does look more like a top in the picture, however I'm 5ft 9 and it comes a little above my knees, so anyone smaller than me should have no problem. I bought this dress with the intention of using it as a beach cover up, but it would also look great belted at the waist for day, and with jewellery and wedges for night.

Dress - £7.99 - H&M

And now for the good old Primark items...

Primark Beach Cover-up


I don't like walking to the beach or pool in just my bikini, so I like to throw on little cover-ups such as this black dress from primark, it's a black see-through leightweight mesh type material with drawstrings to accentuate the waist. I'm think this is also available in white, and knowing primark it will be in plenty of other colours too, but as suncream sometimes stains white items, I stained my white shorts last year, I thought that black would probably be the best colour for me.

Dress- £7 - Primark

Primark Cream Handbag




I have had my eye on a very similar bag in next, which I think was around £50, so when I saw this beauty in primark for a fraction of the price, it was straight in my basket! Well that was after I looked through a ton of them, as it's cream, which meant that I had to find one that wasn't scratched, luckily I managed to find one. I plan to use this for my luggage bag as it is quite spacious, and is rather tall, which is perfect for all my magazines, I'm a magazine-aholic. This has black edge piping, gold detailing at the base of the handles and has a small zip pocket in the back of the bag, it also has a press stud fastening but the only downside is that it doesn't have a zip at the top of the bag, however I do usually put that much in my luggage bag that I can never zip it anyway.

Bag - £12 - Primark

Primark Midi dress


Being so tall, maxi dresses and regular dresses are always too short, unless i miraculously find a decent tall one, the tall one's are never as pretty, so midi dresses are my absolute favourite as they always seem to fit fine. This cream and navy stripe maxi is a light fabric with with a seam down either side and also straight down the front of the dress, it comes with a thin tan coloured belt to pull in and accentuate the waist, and is also available in grey and navy . This is perfect to travel in, as it light and floaty, but will also look great with gold jewellery, wedges/sandals and a tan clutch for a night out. I would advise going down a dress size with this dress, as they are quite generous in size.

Midi Dress - £10 - Primark

And last but not least...

Primark White Broderie Anglais Dress



As you can now probably tell, I love white and cream clothes and accessories; I'm in love with this romantic spring themed trend that is everywhere at the moment, and so I have a fair few items like this in my wardrobe. This dress is also available in navy, but I do love broderie anglais in white. I originally saw this dress a while back, but they didn't have my size, so I hunted it down and eventually found one left in my size at my local store last time I visited, so I think you could say it's a popular dress. It does look a lot shorter in the photo than it actually is, but it is a lot shorter than I would like, as it is more of a mini-dress on me, but I'm tall and on holiday I don't mind so much, as I don't know anyone. This dress has a gorgeous open criss-cross back, and my back is my favourite part of my body, so I like dresses which focus on this area.

Dress - £10 - Primark

Are you going on holiday? Have you bought anything yet?
Let me know in the comment box below, I'd love to hear what you've bought,

Love Abbie x

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