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OOTD- Summer Maxi Dress

Just a quick OOTD blog post today! This OOTD is from a few weeks ago when I wore it to work on one of the hottest days of the year- around 30 degrees! I bought this dress from Coco Marie, a womenswear boutique where I work and it’s from Superdry. The relaxed floaty fit and cami straps make it ideal for very hot days and what really sold me with this dress was the gorgeous stripe tie-dye print on dark blue background. This dress has low armholes and back so I wear it with a navy bandeau from Asos but it’s also a great piece to throw over a bikini on holiday. I paired my dress with my rose gold sandals from Ipanema and Mango silver paisley pendant necklace. I kept my makeup very natural since it would have all melted off anyway! Hope you like- Enjoy!

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  • Superdry Blue Tie-dye Maxi Dress
  • Asos Navy Bandeau
  • Ipanema Rose Gold Sandals
  • Mango Silver Paisley Pendant Necklace

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Year 13 Leavers Prom 2015

Yesterday evening I had my Year 13 Leavers prom at Misseden Abbey and I had such a fun night with all my friends! I’ve now left my secondary school after attending for 7 years and I’ve made so many memories along the way. I’ve also made best friends for life and last night’s prom was a great celebration to mark the end of an era! I thought I’d do a blog post to share some of the photographs we took before we went to prom- Enjoy!

My Outfit

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  • Dress: Wrap Front Pleated Grecian Maxi in Mauve from Oh My Love: Buy here
  • Shoes: Stone Ankle Strap Chunky Platform Block Heels from New Look: Buy here
  • Bag: Cream Fold Over Envelope Clutch from Banana Republic
  • Belt: Silver Metallic belt from Boden
  • Earrings: Pearl earrings from Accessorize
  • Hair: 1930s style faux bob with curls
  • Makeup: Inika Foundation, Concealer and Powder, Allure 070 Volume Fake Lashes, Bourjois Rouge Edition Lipstick in 04 Rose tweed and N07 Precision Lips Pencil in Nude

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My Friend’s Outfits

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  • (From Left) Charlotte: Black Maxi Dress: Solace London
  • Rachel: Cream Maxi Dress with centre slit and lace cap sleeves: Asos, Gold Block Heel Sandals: Kurt Geiger, Necklace: H&M
  • Katie: Champagne Double Layer Sleeveless Maxi from Miss Selfridge, Nude Patent Heels: Kurt Geiger
  • Kate: Navy Kimono Sleeve Maxi Dress: Asos, Black suede flatforms
  • Antonia (image below): Pale Blue Embellished Kimono Sleeve Maxi: Asos

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Top 10 Summer Essentials and Haul 2013

Hey! Today’s Post is going to be a summer haul of all the goodies I have purchased, over the last couple of months and the items that I have bought are also my summer essentials, which are my must-haves for this season!

Top 10 Summer Essentials and Haul

1. Playsuit– Playsuits are perfect for summer, they are so easy to chuck on and also work as great cover-ups over your bikini on holiday. Mine is a recent purchase from Warehouse and is in this lovely silky blue paisley material, you can see it styled in my last post here: https://vintagevicar22.wordpress.com/2013/06/25/ottd-paisley-jumpsuit-and-floppy-hat/

2. Maxi Dress– Maxi dresses are a fab knock out piece for the summer and suit many body shapes. They can also act as cover-ups over your bikini on holiday and are feminine beautiful garments. I bought mine from Vero Moda, which I got it in the Sale through Asos.com and I adore the khaki tribal print, floaty material and gorgeous neckline.

3. Bright Coloured Bag– Bright coloured bags can make a great statement and mimic the bright and happy atmosphere in the summer. If you’re brave you could combine them with other brightly coloured items, to create a bold look. Mine was a present from my sister when she visited Tenerife and it’s by David Jones. The bright turquoise colour is very eye-catching and I also really like the cut out details.

4. Bikini– Bikini’s are absolute essentials for summer and on holiday, even if you’re not planning to go in the water, they are always a must-have to soak up those summer rays. I purchased mine from Asos.com and I have never found such an amazing bikini, that really flatters my body shape. It’s a bright floral 50’s style halter-neck top with matching bottoms. The great thing about Asos is that you can buy bikini’s in seperates, because I don’t know about you, but hardly any women are the exact same size on the top and bottom, so I would recommend checking Asos for that reason.

5. Bright Nail Polishes– Bright nail polishes are a fun way of giving a colour boost to your nails. The summer season allows us to experiment with a variety of bright and bold shades and many nail colours are also intensified by a summer glow. The two I have recently purchased are Barry M Gelly Nail Paint in Papaya and Rimmel Salon Pro with Lycra in Hip Hop. Both are fabulous summer shades and are also both very affordable.

6. Shorts– Shorts are such must-haves for the summer and enable your legs to breath in the hotter months. Denim shorts are definitely an essential and also go with so many things. I recently bought these high-waisted blue denim shorts from Monki and they are a very flattering cut and not too short, as many on the market are. I also recently bought these gorgeous blue and white floral patterned shorts from H&M for an absolute steal of £9.99 and I am sure I will be getting a lot of use out of these babies during the summer!

7. Short-Sleeved Shirt– Short-sleeved shirts are perfect for the summer as they keep you cool and are also very stylish. I bought mine from Topshop and it’s a slightly cropped white short-sleeved shirt with this really cool sheer floral pattern on it and if you want to see it styled you can use this link here: https://vintagevicar22.wordpress.com/2013/05/26/a-glorious-sunny-day-out-in-windsor/.

8.Sunglasses– Sunglasses are truly stylish and add a sense of class to any outfit. In addition they are also very important to protect your eyes from the sun. I found these blue ones recently and are a vintage find of my mothers.

9. A Good Book– a good book is an absolute essential for on holiday, to read whilst sunbathing on the beach. I have recently started reading Micheal McIntyre’s Autobiography and I’m loving it, he is my favourite comedian and his book really gives me the giggles. So if you are going on holiday, I would really recommend getting a good book to read.

10. Bracelets– Cute colourful bracelets are perfect to build up on your wrist for the summer and why not try out lots of different colours, styles and embellishments. About a month ago I got this funky turquoise jem one from Asos.com, I love it!

Here are lots of pictures which I took of my summer essentials:

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1. Playsuit

1. Playsuit

2. Maxi Dress

2. Maxi Dress

3. Bright Coloured Bag

3. Bright Coloured Bag

4. Bikini

4. Bikini

5. Bright Nail Polishes

5. Bright Nail Polishes

6. Shorts

6. Shorts

7. Short-Sleeved Shirt

7. Short-Sleeved Shirt

8. Sunglasses

8. Sunglasses

10. Bracelets

10. Bracelets

Image of the Day- Givenchy Pre Spring/Summer 2012

This is my image of the day and it is this breath-taking Givenchy Pre Spring/Summer maxi dress with this warm paisley print in the background with bold shapes over the top. The sleeves are cut out and she is also wearing this really intriguing black 3d belt which is such a statement piece to add to the outfit!! Hope you enjoy this Image of the day post!!