I always find that I have everything I need for the winter months and as soon as it turns to summer time I have nothing to wear. This year I decided that I would buy a few pieces specifically for the summer time so that I don't face this problem again. I get really excited about the summer during March, so I decided that to feed my excitement I would start buying summer clothes. I started buying basic pieces that I found in the winter collection that can be worn in the summer (t-shirts, for example). As the summer began to get closer the summer collections were filling the shops and I started buying more staple pieces. Living in England, you can never be sure on what the weather will be like. I made sure to get a range of items that I can wear in the British summer as well as when I go abroad.
As well as clothing items I have also bought a few jewellery items in the recent months. These pieces are perfect for the summer as they are very dainty and delicate so will look lovely paired with summer dresses and other light weight clothing.
This first item, I spotted, in the Zara sale a few days ago. It is a crop top with a zip up the back and I love it! The pale blue linen-like material is perfect for the summer months. I would pair this top with my black high waisted jeans (featured in my last post) or white jeans. I can imagine this top looking very good paired with white mom jeans for a more relaxed summer look. Here is a link to a similar top as unfortunately this top has sold out online.
Keeping within the light blue theme, I picked up this dress from Zara too. I love the ruffle trend. When it first came out I was not keen at all! In fact I really did not like it and thought it was a bit weird.. however.. I love it now! This dress was the perfect piece to include ruffles in to my wardrobe as it can be dressed down with white trainers or it can be dressed up with a pair of heels. This dress is so versatile. I wear this dress with the V on my chest but it is meant to be worn on the back. I prefer it on the chest as I think it looks more feminine however it does look nice the other way round too! Unfortunately this dress is also sold out online but here are some links to very similar dresses from Zara:
This was one of my first summer purchases. I picked this top up in the shop just to try it on to see what it looked like as I couldn't decide if I liked it or not. As soon as I put it on I loved it. It is so feminine and flattering. I wear this tucked into high waisted mom jeans and a big belt. The frills on the shoulders make your waist look smaller as the broaden the shoulders (in a flattering way!).
The Tea Dress has been a huge trend this summer and so I had to buy one. I picked this one up from H&M. The style of these dresses is so flattering. It pulls the waist in and sits to perfectly on the shoulders. This is another very versatile dress as it can be worn with both trainers and heels, depending on the look you are going for. I absolutely recommend any tea dress to anyone!
I bought these trousers, along with a navy pair, and they are the most beautiful trousers. Like many of the other items I have spoken about, these trousers are so incredibly versatile. They are be worn with a t-shirt tucked in and trainers or with a blouse and heels. They look good no matter what and never fail me! As well as looking amazing they are not stiff in any way. They are really stretchy.. which they don't look at all.. but they are comfier than any other pair of trousers or jeans that I own! Asos Petite Cigarette Trousers
This stunning little necklace was bought in the Scilly Isles. I visited a shop on St. Martins, one of the Islands, called Fay Page. She casts all of the jewellery from shells she finds on the Scillies out of silver. This 'Tiny Urchin' was cast from an urchin found on Tresco, another of the Islands. It is the most beautifully delicate charm and looks lovely when paired with another of the necklaces that I feature in this post.
If anyone is looking for their first Tiffany necklace and cannot decide I would always recommend their classic 'Please return to Tiffany & Co.' necklace. I bought mine in a small as I prefer more dainty jewellery. I love to pair this with my other Tiffany necklace, that I got when I was tiny, on the same chain.
I received this necklace for my birthday and I love it! Its quite different and it is on a very long chain. I usually wrap the chain round my neck once and attach another pendant to make it look as though I have two layered necklaces. The pineapple is quite small and so it isn't very 'in your face' when wearing it, it is very subtle.
I picked up these stacking rings from Pandora. They have a collection specifically for stacking and they are beautiful. I wear these almost everyday as they upgrade very simple outfits and make them look more classy and elegant because of the peal and the intricate detailing.