New fashion buys – SUMMER 18

For a split second the sun finally decided to make an appearance here in England and as a consequence I decided it was time to top up my wardrobe with some new summery pieces! I have been loving warm toned shades recently and wanted to try and carry those through to summer as well as mix in some new patterns to brighten up even the darkest of colours. I don’t know if it is just because I am getting older and more grumblier (if that is even a word) but I find around the summer months the ratio of amount of fabric to price seems to get disproportionate but I did manage to dig out some bargains. If I can find any of them online still I will be sure to add the links in (not affiliate just helpful)

Jersey Polka Dot Shorts – Pretty Little Thing DSCF4354-2.jpg

I cannot deny it anymore, I have a major addiction to polka dots. It is my favourite trend recently so when I saw these shorts I instantly fell in love. I think they will be perfect for a day at the beach or even a theme park because they are so light and comfortable. I paired them with this long sleeve black top because its not quite baking hot here yet but seeing as the shorts are simply black and white they could be paired with any colour/style top. I cannot wait to take these on holiday and chuck them on to head down to the pool and still feel dressed up enough to be able to head out for a bite to eat or a cocktail (or 2).

  1. SIZE = 8
  2. COST = £8
  3. find it here

Rust Button Through Dress – Pretty Little ThingDSCF4383-2.jpg

For the past few years now I have always admired t-shirt dresses but felt that I didn’t really pull them off myself. That is until this little number fell into my shopping basket one night. It is beautifully light and flowy but the buttons and frilled sleeves still give it an element of structure that I think is so flattering. Not only will it keep me cool but it will also mean I can eat all the ice creams I want without having to worry about bloating (score!) It can be dressed down for the day with some sandals or trainers but then I think would look equally beautiful with a belt to synch the waist in and some heels for a night out. I think the colour is stunning and hopefully will look even nicer with a tan…a girl can dream!

  1. SIZE = 8
  2. COST = £22
  3. find it here

Floral Print High Waist Bikini – New LookDSCF4324-2.jpg

Seeing as high waisted bikinis seem to be all the rage recently I thought I would jump on the bandwagon. I found this beauty of a bikini on New Looks website and instantly fell in love. The whole high wasted trend…I get it! It is so flattering and surprisingly comfortable now I wish all my bikinis were in this style. The top provides good support and the straps can be adjusted or removed if you prefer a bandeau style. Forking over £20 for an amount of fabric that would even cover one of my legs did feel like a bit much but it is amazing quality and something I can see myself bringing out every summer.

  1. SIZE = 8 (top) 10 (bottoms)
  2. COST = £20 overall
  3. find it here

Navy Striped Jumpsuit – PrimarkDSCF4390-2.jpg

I have always found the Primark in Norwich to be a bit lacking in nice clothes – so much so that I find Primark hauls annoying to watch because how do people find large amounts of such nice things in there?? My opinions were changed however when I found this jumpsuit. It has culotte style legs that go to my mid-calf and comes with a nice matching belt to synch you in at the waist. If you haven’t gathered already I like floaty/comfy clothes in summer and this ticks both those boxes. I love the pink and white pinstripes on the navy background and can see myself reaching for it instantly on days when I want to look like I’ve made an effort when in reality I have just rolled out of bed.

  1. SIZE = 8
  2. COST = £13
  3. find in instore (sorry!)

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