No. 11 Summer Wardrobe Wishlist

Fashion, outfit, Style

It is the age old problem- I have nothing to wear. Every year as summer approaches I look in my wardrobe and flick between the hangers trying to find something, anything to put on.

Money is tight over summer but I like to make a list of items I want to buy, a treat list of items to save up for.

Lulu- Sugar Breach bikini, TRIANGL $79 (=£54.70)

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I have been trying to avoid wanting a TRIANGL bikini after it seemed every other girl was wearing one in their holiday photos but after seeing this top I had to give in- who doesn’t want a bikini that looks like a watermelon?! The big downside of this bikini is the price (shipping is an extra $20/£13!!) but the neoprene will last a lot longer than the thin bikini material most are made of.

Oversized mix palm tee, Topshop £39 

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This t-shirt looks like a feminine version of a lot of mens tops about at the moment with the block line running down the side, I love that the palm print gives this a girly twist. The back has the same pattern all over in green (I love green tropical prints) however the zip on the back suggests it may be stiffer than a regular t-shirt. I would have to try this top on to see how comfortable it is, the worst thing in summer is wearing hot stiff clothing that ends only up at the back of the wardrobe.

Black tropical leaf print playsuit, River Island £20 

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Sticking with topical print, this more colourful number will be perfect for hot beach days when all you need is something to chuck on over a bikini. The price is fantastic for a playsuit with so much detail around the neck and the tassels, you wont feel too guilty getting it a bit wet and sandy.

Black panelled leggings, River Island £25

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Since my favourite black leggings are near the end of their life (they have been near the end of their life for quite a while, I can’t bear to throw them out) my search for black leggings with some detail but no zips has been a difficult one. This pair from River Island are perfect, enough detail to look interesting but simple enough to go with everything. For the more overcast days in summer, leggings and a long cami top are essential.

Holographic Bubble Detail trainers, Miss Guided £25 

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Do I really need more trainers? No. Do I need these trainers? MASSIVE YES! Like a magpie, I am drawn to anything sparkly, shiny and holographic. These are a pair of trainers I would regret not buying.

No. 9 Manchester

Fashion, outfit, Style, travel

This Valentines weekend I travelled the furthest north I have ever been to Manchester. My boyfriend and had rented a hotel for the weekend and I was so excited to explore a new city.

Upon arrival I met up with two school friends who now study in Manchester for a drink at a trendy bar/pizza place/ arty hangout. It was great to catch up and of course check out the new geo filters I could use on snapchat.

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Tom and Laura dropped me of at my hotel in Salford Quays where I waited for Haydon to arrive from Scotland.

Friday night was spent eating pasta and brownies in Frankie and Benny’s followed by a late night screening of Deadpool. I wouldn’t usually choose to watch a superhero movie at the cinema but as Deadpool said himself, he’s not a superhero. The film was hilarious and kept my attention from start to finish.

On Saturday we spent the day in town wondering round the huge Arndale shopping centre before making our way to China town (much smaller than I thought it would be!) and Canal street. Both were tourist spots I couldn’t visit Manchester with out going to see.

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Hat: Topshop, Bomber jacket: Zara, T-shirt: FLUXDEUX, Jeans: River Island,           Shoes: Converse, Bag: Topshop, Gloves: UrbanOutfitters

Being the middle of the day there weren’t many other people about along Canal street (other than a furry convention at one of the bars) so we walked up, then down, and up again as my terrible sense of direction took us the wrong way back to the Arndale.

It was Franky and Benny’s for dinner again as it was right outside our hotel to line our stomachs for our night out at RAM: Records Mantra festival at the Manchester SU. We cheekily managed to slip in the front of the 3 hour queue and so were able to make the most of the night in the venue. The music ended at 5am after the the main act, and Haydon’s favourite drum and bass DJ, Prototype played so we stumbled into a taxi straight back to the hotel. The night was amazing with such good music and cheap drinks!

Unfortunately Valentines day was spent hungover waiting for our trains at Manchester Piccadilly before travelling our separate ways.

Manchester bettered my expectations, there was so much more to see around the city than I thought, so many beautiful old buildings that I dont get to see around Southampton. It won’t be long until I visit again.

 

No.1

Fashion, outfit, Style

Outfit no.1 had to be this gorgeous shiny dress from Topshop! I originally got this dress in the sale for New Years eve which I celebrated at home in the local Weatherspoons (classy). Back in Southampton and with a Saturday night in Oceana on the cards I paired the dress with my black heeled sandals (also from Topshop) for that Saturday night glam! I’m in love with this dress as it makes me feel like a disco ball and changes colour; rubbing the dress so the sequins face the other way the dress becomes a matte bronze. I don’t often wear heels out clubbing but Saturday nights are an exception, plus these shoes are incredibly comfy so I’m able to dance (badly) all night long.

Topshop colour change dress

Topshop colour change dress

Topshop colour change dress

Topshop colour change dress

Apologies for the terrible full length image but a photo can only come out so well after a few double vodka red-bulls!