Tag Archives: summer

TopFour: Tribal Toes

27 May

The rather sudden weather change has pretty much meant that I have moved from boots straight into sandals – not that I’m complaining, they happen to be my two favourite types of shoe. The best thing about sandals is that they can look intricately beautiful and delicate whilst still being incredibly comfortable. I can, and do, walk around all day in them without so much as a blister; that is, compared to ballet flats which seem intent on destroying every possible spare bit of space on my feet. So here’s to the feel of fresh air between the toes – my top four tribal inspired sandals. Feathers and beads, what could go wrong?

1.Gile, Aldo.

2. Sundance Sandal, Office.

3. Fancy Black Beaded Thong Sandals, TopShop.

4. Lampe, Aldo.

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TopFour: Tomato Talons

13 Apr

Ever since the sun began peeking out, I’ve been noticing nails of such a shade that they draw your eye instantly and you can’t quite look away. It’s not quite red and it’s not really orange, and after much thought, I’ve decided to call it ‘Tomato’. It’s such a zingy, happy, undeniably summery shade that really does pop out at you. The important thing is to make sure you paint enough coats so that it’s solid, brash and in your face. Also, cover with a super shiny top coat for the ultimate in attention grabbing nails. Virtually guaranteed to cheer you up.

1. Clam Bake, Essie.

2. Diva on the Dunes, Jessica.

3. Tasmanian Devil Made Me Do It, O.P.I.

4. Draycott Place, Nails Inc.

Weekends Away

26 Jun

So, summer has arrived, bringing with it beautiful, long weekends spent at the houses of friends and relatives or trips to the coast and countryside. It’s so nice to get away from the hustle and bustle of London and spend long, lazy days outdoors with nothing but an ice-cold drink, an absorbing read and good company. Here are my brightly coloured essentials for my summer travels.

1. Union Jack Weekender, £37. Accessorize.

2. Tie Dye Chiffon Beach Bando, £4. Accessorize.

3. 3 Milly Butterfly Charm Ombre Plastic Sunglasses, £15. Accessorize.

4. Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez.

5. Sports Watch in Coral Orange, £20. Oasis.

6. MOLESKINE Large Plain Notebook, £12.99

Summer Staples

31 May

Ever since I have started buying my own bags, they seem to have got bigger and bigger every time I purchase a new one so I find myself now, at the grand old age of 21, hauling around half of my life on my right shoulder, and suffering the backpain for it! So, I have decided to begin my bag downsizing and what a better way to start than with this elegant Whistles satchel-style bag and these  summery accesories to match.

1. Aubrey Messenger Bag, £185. Whistles.

2. Camille Classic Metal Arm Sunglasses, £80. Whistles.

3. Sports Watch in White, £15. Oasis.

4. Mother of Pearl and Bead Trim Stetson, £20. Accesorize.

Tropical Thoughts

8 May

Despite not even having started all my exams, thoughts of summer holidays are already starting to fill my daydreams. I can’t wait to be lazing by a pool with a cold drink and a good book, finally getting round to reading all the novels that have been catching my attention this year. I have also been desperately after the perfect tropical print bikini. I have narrowed all I have found down to these final two.

1. Black Tropical Bandeau Bikini, Top £12 & Bottoms £8. Dorothy Perkins,

2. Hibiscus Bandeau Bikini, £25. Topshop

Going Coconuts

26 Apr

As the days slowly edge towards summer I find myself craving coconut-ty scents. Just the smell seems to transport me away to a luxurious beach holiday and make the less-than-tropical London weather slightly more bearable.

1. Organix Coconut Shampoo,

2. The Pink Cow Coconut Creme Shower Gel

3. Famous Dave’s Coconut Body Butter

4. The Body Shop Coconut Soap

5. Philosophy Coconut Lip Frosting