Eeeek, I think we all saw Fashion’s Dirty Secret on BBC last week and were all suitably shocked. I had never heard of the Aral Sea, nor did I realise that the jeans I’ve been buying could have contributed to the complete lack of water that has plagued the poor towns and villages around this area. This paired with the horrific polluted waters from the factories of our well known high street brands was almost too much to watch. I won’t go into every detail of the show in this post because you probably watched it but we all know that fast fashion seriously has something to answer for when it comes to the environment.
Sundays are the days for having fun, doing something cute with the people you love and chilling out to the max. This weekend we had a DIY and jobs day on Saturday after a crazy weekend of entertaining the weekend before and then Sunday was all about relaxing and taking time for ourselves.
Whilst DIYing and general life changes happening everything can get a bit crazy so it was time for a fun day to ourselves. We headed out for some house shopping at H&M home, some autumnal warming lunch at Pieminister and a cinema trip to watch Winnie The Pooh (seriously cute, go and see it!). If we have plans like this for a Sunday then I’ll get a proper ‘outfit’ together and hopefully get an outfit snap or two! Saturdays are spent food shopping and cleaning so usually not a sassy outfit and usually hair up in a pineapple so here’s my casual but with a funky red lip outfit to head out in.
Ok, when I say capsule, I mean it’s all put together like an edit – there isn’t necessary the minimal amount of clothes that I could possibly have here. And, full disclosure, I’m missing some shirts from this line up because they needed ironing and it was easier to take them out of shot. Real talk.
Last weekend I had a very lovely visit to the new Converse store that’s recently launched at East Midlands McArthurglen Designer Outlet and we were greeted by wall to wall Converse – exactly what you’d expect.
I know what you’re thinking, weren’t they all just random neon yellow pairs that no one wanted from online? I’m not going to lie to you, there were a few random pairs knocking about on their sample sale style walls but seriously, there were so many bargains and so many pairs that you’d really want. These guys? £60 on the highstreet – so many pairs in every size for £40. That’s a £20 saving and £20 more to spend in the Cadbury outlet store. Yep.
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Brunch is my favourite food group and yep, I’ll accept being basic af with that admission but, what you gonna do? This gal likes eggs, and anything on toast. Last week I popped to Cartwheel in Nottingham with my hun Robyn for a catch up. She took the photos that I obviously couldn’t take myself – thanks babe!
Another post full of shopping-enabling picks for you today, gals. I don’t know what happened but after I tried on this amazing River Island crochet jumper I’ve been obsessing over yellow. 100% my new fave colour of the summer. I picked up some amazing yellow sandals in Primark last week and I’m just trying to stop myself buying all of the picks in this post! Let me know what you think about these pieces in the comments.
This post was going to be my May favourites but I didn’t quite get around to sorting my life out so it’s a general summer-themed jumble of some products that I’ve been loving recently and wanted to share! There’s everything from tan to library books so I hope you enjoy!
1. The blonde booster
Jeans are 100% my go to thing to wear every day. They’re just so easy and I’m lucky enough to have a job casual enough that I can wear them every day if I wanted to. As the trends of SS18 make their way into our wardrobes, it’s time to choose your faves! But, when it comes to washes, shapes and styles, do you know this season’s jeans and if they’re going to make you feel awesome? Let’s check it out.
When I was younger I loved styling, I was much more into ‘fashion’ than I am now and it was all about the statement piece for me. These days, as I’ve grown up a little bit I’m more about style, classics and the odd trend that catches my eye! Of course I love a good statement piece still but I’m definitely more into wearing maybe one statement piece at a time with some classic pieces not 3!