I had a bit of a lull in the exams early last week, and took advantage of it by getting dressed up! The long sunny evenings are so beautiful in Oxford, so we headed down to Oxford Castle to take a few pics of my new dress, thanks to FD Avenue! Continue reading
This weekend, I took a bit of time out of the hustle and bustle of Oxford, and visited my favourite little escape from the city – a hidden cemetary, where you feel like you’re miles away from everywhere. Some people might find hanging out in a graveyard a bit morbid, but I always find it extremely peaceful and reflective, especially here, with overgrown graves, birdsong, and dappled sunshine. The weather was so beautiful, so I thought I’d soak up the sun in something summery… Continue reading
This is what I call my Aphrodite dress. The bright blue ombre and the floaty drape of the material make me feel like a Greek goddess, even though I’m fairly certain they wouldn’t have shopped in Primark, where I picked this up for £13. I managed not to pack the gold belt that goes with this dress, but improvised with the string of beads from my hat, and I think it looks pretty good!
I wore these sandals with everything on holiday – they’re also from Primark (£8), but they’re so comfy and cute!
This is the last of my holiday outfits, and my favourite – four outfits is not too bad for a week in the sun, hey? Which do you like the best?
This peacock feather dress from New Look is a couple of years old, and I rarely get an opportunity to wear it – but it’s perfect for warm summer evenings out, hence the attempt at a slightly more glamourous photoshoot… Although I’m not sure why I decided to do this sans makeup and with wet hair! I love the colour and pattern of this dress, and will definitely be making more of an attempt to wear it for nights out in the UK.
I adore the billow and flow of this fuchsia maxi skirt – my reservations about its being too delicate aside, this is pretty much my perfect maxi skirt. Long and elegant, but fun, too! I can’t believe what a good match the colours in the cami top are too…
This French Connection dress looks just as good in the sun as it does in the rain! This outfit requires no thought, and kept me cool in the heat, as well as meaning that I wasn’t worrying about my legs all day!
I’ll be honest with you again, I’ve guessed at a date when I’ll be wearing this… It’s certainly one of the outfits I’m taking to Malta, though!
Again, magical tech means that I bring you this outfit post from 35 degree Malta, but the photos seem to depict a garden in England plagued by rain (ooh, mysterious). Here is a pouty pouty outfit post.
Looking wistfully at the rain… Wearing my charity shop sunhat and my Kit Heath twist necklace (a birthday present from one of my aunts).
I adore this dress. I bought it in the French Connection outlet at Bicester (I think it was in this haul) and it is so perfect – a very flattering colour and shape, and again, it’s really long on my apparently freakishly-proportioned body! This is my easy summer event dress, because it needs no faffing or co-ordinating.
What’s your no-fuss summer outfit? What do you think of mine?
I’m feeling very summery and girly today, and although I don’t wear a lot of pink, I’ve utterly fallen in love with this ombre dress from Oasis (£55).
I’ve also lost my big floppy sunhat, and think this hot pink one is fun! I’d accessorise the dress further with jewellery like this – although not these two items, if I wanted to have any money left! I’m very into rose gold jewellery at the moment, and really like the elaborate twists of this ring.
I’m so so excited for the new Burne-Jones Dream collection from A England – pink and red holo polish! All with a beautiful Pre-Raphaelite Sleeping Beauty theme… I can’t wait to try them!
I’d finish my outfit with a spritz of L’Eau de Nina by Nina Ricci, the lighter, summerier version of one of my favourite fragrances, Nina, and flop down in a rose garden with a copy of Wildwood, a beautiful book by the lead singer of the Decemberists – I’m looking forward to this!
For the time being, though, I’ll just stay here and daydream through my essay while everyone else frolicks in the sun…