The Swim Edit

As promised, here's my summer Swim Edit showcasing all my favourite swimwear trends. I've tried to link most pieces, but for up-to-date stock and prices head directly to the brand or stockist's site.



I'm wearing:

Top | Zara
Trousers | H&M
Bag | Chloé
Sunglasses | & Other Stories
Necklace | Brandy Melville (Silver)
Earrings | H&M

I'm normally drawn to silver jewellery and silver only, but recently an array of particularly nice gold earrings and necklaces have swayed me a little... It's tricky when all your piercing studs and rings are silver, but I don't think that mixing gold and silver is particularly criminal.

As I'm preparing for my Australian travels, deciding what's coming with me is proving a tad difficult... Not seeing certain items of clothing for 6 weeks is making me feel sad! A capsule wardrobe is essential, as well as a variation of layers and swimwear seeing as Melbourne is currently 15 degrees and Cairns is 27... Eeeeeek!

Chucks 'n' Checks

I'm wearing:

Dress | Mango (Sale instore)
Bag | Sandro
Sunglasses | Zara

A sneaker that never, ever goes out of fashion... What would you say? Converse's Chuck Taylor's of course. Time in and time out I've purchased them in black, white and red and they've either been outgrown, stained with rosé from Sixth Form garden parties or soaked in mud from festivals... But truth be told I will always go back. Thanks to Octer, I was able to replace the neglected pairs and start a-fresh, this time, opting for the most classic style of all - the canvas high top in black/white (coincidentally, the same as my first ever pair when I was 10-years-old). Octer is a site aiming to make all your online shopping needs as simple as possible; listing 200 of the biggest UK stores and 8,000 brands from Topshop to Net-a-Porter.

As my obsession with gingham continues, I picked up this dress in the Mango sale in Paris last week which also looks great layered over a white tee - shame I haven't caught my summer tan yet!


Tie It Up

I'm wearing:

Shirt | Finery
Trousers | H&M
Sandals | H&M
Bag | Chloé

So the theme of this post seems to be tie or lace-ups... Am I right? Since working for the brand in 2015, Finery has always been one of my go-tos for affordable quality basics with a spin - isn't this shirt just perfect? Tie it how you like, but I went for a cute little bow at the front.

My new summer sandals are from H&M, which I can predict will be a sell-out. Obviously inspired by Chloé, this pair definitely do have their own thing going on (if you know what I mean... I cannot stand direct designer dupes).


Oui, Non?

I'm wearing:

Tee | L'ecole Des Femmes via Urban Outfitters
Jeans | Vintage Levi's (Similar)
Shoes | Topshop

This week, I'm back to the slogan tee! This one is by L'ecole Des Femmes, a part-French and part-LA brand, inspired by my upcoming trip to Paris tomorrow. I purchased mine through Urban Outfitters, but there are different variations on their own site here. All you need to do is pair with some vintage high-waisted denim and voila. Next up, I'm after a piece from Maison Labiche - slogan tees done in the most elegant way!

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Archive by Alexa | Part II

I'm wearing:

Dress | M&S Archive by Alexa
Shoes | Whistles

So here's part two of the Archive by Alexa collection. My Mum surprised me by getting me two further pieces to add to my collection (see how I styled the shirt here) - one being the pink version of the shirt, and the other; this dress.

It's a bit girlier than I'd normally go for, but I've always had a thing for Paisley and I love the primary colour tones in this print rather than anything too 'pinky'. I wore it to the Private View of my Degree Show last week which leads me to my next bit of news... I found out I've achieved a First Class Honours in Fashion Marketing from the University of Southampton! I'm chuffed to bits and it shows that hard work really does pay off! Celebration time!


Soleil d'Été

I was dreaming of the French Riviera and Amalfi Coast until last week's English heatwave sprung upon us (I would however, LOVE a pool to dip my toes into. Oh, and the above swimsuit from Totême please). Amalfi is definitely on my list of summer plans for 2017. But for now, I'll be packing these pieces for Bali next month with a month's stop off along Australia's East Coast! 

Please comment below with any recommendations in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Byron, Cairns and basically ALL of Bali! I'd love to hear from you!

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