Top and Skirt: Both Primark, Shoes c/o F&F
Tuesday, 22 July 2014
What with midnight (plus mid-day and mid-evening) flits to the theatre, turning myself black and blue at beginners' pole dancing classes and attempting to sample the summer specials on every menu in London (ice cream burger, anyone?), I seem to have less free time to dedicate to blogging, sleeping and suchlike than I did during term-time! Nevertheless, I am making a valiant effort not to neglect my shopping/clothing acquisition duties... Mesh panel co-ords with a sports luxe twist? Yep, that's three ticks from me... and in fresh summer white and priced at £8 apiece? Unmissable.
Tuesday, 15 July 2014
Primark has offered up yet another contender for summer-dress-of-the-year, in the shape of this '20s style drop-waisted shift. The sheer, floaty fabric and elegant cut make it glam enough for evening, whilst the boho-style crochet detailing dresses it down just enough to make it daytime-appropriate too... and all for £15 - sold.
Dress (Current) and Shoes (Past Season): Both Primark, Bag c/o Matalan
Monday, 7 July 2014
I've not had quite as much time as I'd have liked to swan around in lace and pearls over the last couple of weeks, since I've been too busy attending fictional tea parties/being crucified/seducing interviewers on boardroom tables (primarily for the purposes of my end-of-year acting presentation and not purely recreationally), so it's time to make up for it, pesky showers or no! This was another LOVE sale bargain - and, yes, another playsuit, but it looked like such a versatile summer staple I couldn't resist... I'm dressing it down with gladiators and dangly boho accessories for day, and up with piled-on pearls and kitten heels for
high-society soirées the hell of it.
Playsuit: LOVE, Jewellery and Shoes: Primark (Past Season)
Wednesday, 2 July 2014
I'd been invited to LOVE HQ to pore/paw over their SS14 collection a couple of times over the last few months, and could only stare in covetous awe at their cute-as-candy ranges of ice-cream coloured wondrousness... So it was with unmixed delight that I discovered last week that, not only were many of their key pieces now on sale for a steal, but that I could snap up any 2 sale items for a mere £25! Between us, Mummy Muses and I grabbed 4 pieces for £50, saving a massive £200 on the original list prices - yep, that's what I call a result. This pink playsuit was the first addition to our virtual basket - part nymph, part '70s glamourpuss, and spot-on for running/wafting around in flat glads for day, or dancing the night away in metallic platforms for (Studio 54-inspired) summer nights...
Playsuit: LOVE, Shoes: Primark (Past Season)
Have you fallen in love with LOVE yet?
Friday, 27 June 2014
It had been a year since my last kimono fix and I was fairly jonesing for a SS14 update... when I spied this neon wonder in Sainsbury's, of all places! Natch, it went straight into our basket of "essentials", even if we did only go in for lettuce... oops! The sharp blazer-esque cut combined with that eye-popping hue - O.M.G.
Meanwhile, meteorological demands continue to compel me to purchase summer "essentials" in the form of as many cute little dresses/playsuits/white-and-or-pastel-coloured-garments as I can lay my hands on (well, I haven't had time to dig last year's out of storage yet, so needs must); one such dividend being this ridiculously cute pep-hem Primark shift (now reduced from an already measly £13 to a frankly crazy £5 in my local store!). A little bit '20s Chanel, a little bit '60s Twiggy and a little bit '80s party girl, this was a bit of a "what-the-hell" impulse buy for me, assuming as I did that, in all likelihood, the stretch fabric/drop-waist shift style/monster-frill medley would add up to a monster no-no for an hourglass figure/woman over 5, but, as it turned out, the combination seemed to make for a flatteringly chic recipe - my pick for wear-any-and-everywhere summer dress of the year so far!
Kimono: Tu at Sainsbury's, Dress: Primark, Shoes: Dorothy Perkins
Anyone else gone nuts for neon, potty for peplums or, er, krazy for kimonos this season?