Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Summer Wish List

I think we can all agree that this years Spring in the UK has been appalling. The sun seems to be trying it's hardest to push through but every time I go to pull out my sunglasses it appears to be raining (or snowing!) yet again.  I have had enough. This time last year I was enjoying the sun on the south east coast at Uni catching some rays to start off my summer tan! To lift my spirits I've collected together an outfit I WILL be purchasing whether we get sun or not because I am THAT in love with it.

Over the past few Summers I have purchased a few playsuits from Miss Selfridge and they have been brilliant, I still wear them on nights out today (I'm a student, let me off!) when I saw this gorgeous Aztec print one online I fell in love at first sight. Playsuits are great at complimenting peoples figures with the elastic waists so playsuits are a must buy for you all!

I don't usually go for shoes with colour but when I saw these beauties in New Look I've decided they will be mine when that Student Loan makes it to my bank account! I like the vintage-ness they give to the look and they are clumpy but almost dainty at the same time. The only thing I will be cautious of is the cork heel as I have had heels of this material in the past and they have a tendency of easily getting scuffed. 

I have chosen a range of different accessories to go with this outfit and even though the playsuit has a lot of eye-catching detail, there's nothing wrong with adding a FEW bits to it. Firstly I have fancied buying a gold chain necklace for a while but I have never found the right one. I still don't know whether this one would be the exact one I'd buy but it goes nicely with the outfit! Gold chains seem to be really in this season and I think they look great when dressing up an outfit. Cateye sunglasses also seem to be popular for this summer with almost every shop selling a pair. I have actually found a Prada pair in matte tortoise shell colour but due to being a student I guess I'll have to settle for a Topshop pair! Sticking with a gold theme I found this ring on the Topshop website and thought it was subtle enough for the outfit but still makes a statement (and I LOVE statement rings). The watch by Michael Kors is a little bit out of my price range and seeing as my birthday is not until December I guess I may have to wait until then for this one! I'm not really a small bag person, unless I'm using my clutch bag on a night out, as I like to fit everything and anything in my handbag but for some reason I was drawn to this bag when I was browsing online at I think the gold chain on the strap and the little gold bow on the front go perfectly with the jewelry but this is one of those outfits that would go with a big or small bag, its all down to personal preference. I know some people aren't keen on bowler hats but I love them. I think with the shoes having giving the outfit that vintage look the bowler had joins in and gives the outfit a bit of edge. 

For the make up, those of you who know me know I am a MASSIVE fan of Barry M. So whenever it comes to matching my make up and nails to my outfit I will straight away head to the Barry M section of Boots or Super Drug. I currently own the nail varnish shade, Peach Melba NP318, and it was one of the very first shades I bought. My bottle, however, seems to be running low so I must purchase a new one. When on your nails it is a light pink/peachy colour, looks lovely and only needs to coats to be applied. I've only had one Barry M Lip Paint in Coral. It has lasted forever and has great pigmentation. The shade I have chosen for this outfit is Peachy Pink LB147 to match the peachy colour in both the playsuit and the shoes.

And then last but not least, the false eyelashes. I am a huge fan of Eylure false lashes. They are just as great on the second, third and even fourth wear as they were on the first. The glue that comes with them is see through when dry so you don't have to worry about being messy with it and it also lasts and leaves the lashes on your eyes from when you applied the lashes to when you decide to take them off. They are a must have!

So there you have it, my number 1 Summer outfiit. Let me know what you think, and if you can add other suggestions to this outfit I'd love to hear! Finger's crossed the Sun will be shining VERY VERY soon.