summer fashion

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

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Summer Wishlist 2013

I have just made this Summer Wishlist collage, compiling some of the clothing items and accessories which I’m really lusting over at the moment, for the summer season! These items include these gorgeous light wash Monki shorts, Asos circular white sunnies, H&M two tone pink bikini top, this gorgeous statement bubblegum pink beaded necklace from Baublebar, Zara China print blue and white trousers, Zara textured orange shorts and these lovely Kurt Geiger simple caramel leather sandals! I hope you like these items and I just may have to go shopping for these soon!- Enjoy!

Links for all items:

0000000000000000 wishlist

Street Style- Patterned Jumpsuit/Playsuit

I absolutely adore this preppy street style look- this girl has STYLE!!! The look is overall fairly simple as all the hard work is done by this stunning long sleeve and leg jumpsuit/playsuit- the pattern is to die for with peaches, oranges and blues in a leafy floral pattern. She has accessorized her outfit with a simplistic plain belt, black heels with lots of chunky straps, some subtle rings and rist band and finally the icing on the cake- this AMAZING rose gold watch which I want to steal this very second!!!- Such an elegant, bright outfit and it would be great for sunny summer evenings especially in a more exotic country!!

OOTD- Summery Print Trousers

Just a quick OOTD for today- it’s been super hot today and as soon as I got back from school I grabbed a magnum icecream, rushed into the shower and changed into some cool summery clothes! This is a very casual outfit but the patterned trousers are very on trend at the moment. The top I’m wearing is this white basic top from Topshop and was £10 and the trousers are a recent purchase from La Redoute in the sale and were around £20- the trousers are great for hot weather as the material is very light and floaty and they have a great chunky waistband and tie and the pattern is amazing with white and blue as the colours!! Enjoy!!

Tropical Sweater- Street Style

Earlier today a fellow fashion blogger was talking about a blog called JakandJil and how amazing his photography was, so I went and took a look and OMG its such an amazing blog and the colour intensity of every one of his photos is astounding!! Ok, so this is one of my favourite street style pictures that he has taken and it features this wonderful leaf/palm tree, tropical print sweater with lots of bright blues and greens. Underneath she is wearing a burgundy button up shirt and then a navy narrow pleat high-waisted skirt. I adore this look as you wouldn’t think the colours would work together but they sooo do!! Also, this graphic print sweater makes me think of summer and holidays and its so quirky and super cool!! Hope you like this too!!!

ELLE July 2012

The time comes again to do my Elle magazine post and tell everyone what it involves and why you should go out and buy it to experience its amazingness!! Firstly, just to say I LOVE Elle and it’s not going to happen but my dream job is to work for them!! So whats in this month’s issue??

Well shock horror this is the first time a man has been put on their front cover and its none other than David Beckham- there is a whole interview and feature on him, though although I’m not a football fan makes a very interesting read!!

This issue is very summer focused and there are some great features on Beach bags including some beauties by Anya Hindmarch and Roberto Cavalli!! There’s also another two on cool costumes with some gorgeous ones by Topshop and Chugs and also a feature on the latest feline shades!! There is also 3 other features on fine jewelry, short shorts to act as cover ups for the beach and flat sandals.

The next article/collage I’m adoring is on the Surf Luxe trend which is similar to sports luxe but with an addition of summery colours and prints. My favourite piece of this has to be this beautiful light mink Neoprene top by AdidasSlvr- truly stunning!!

There is then 4 looks on how to where tailored shorts, the pencil skirt, the patterned shirt and the print trousers which are fab!! For your last taster there’s a breath-taking photo shoot and interview with the super Model Georgia May Jagger- such a good read!!

Well I hope you are all encouraged to go and grab Elle as fast as you can and I truly recommend it!! Enjoy!!