July Outfit Post

Today I’m looking back at the outfits I wore in July. July was a bit of a funny old month, I’d just got back from my holiday and really wanted to show off my suntan, but the weather was changeable to say the least, with warm days teamed with rain, and days that were decidedly cool for the time of year.

In many ways my outfit reflects that weather, with longer sleeves on tops and colours that would be more suited to Autumn than the tropical Summer we longed for. As ever, there was a good mixture of new buys, many picked up in the sales which I think have been pretty good this Summer, and also some holiday buys that I picked up in Portugal, including my sunshine yellow Desigual bag. There are of course pieces that I have dragged from the back of the wardrobe, an advantage of finding it hard to part from my clothes.

My personal favourite outfit is the one I wore for Sunday lunch combining an orange Bardot top and animal print skirt. I think these tops are amazing, and New Look now has them in different colours and prints – they are well worth the money.

Did you make any new purchases for your wardrobe in July or August?

Sunday Lunch

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Top New Look, Skirt F&F Clothing, Belt Primark, Shoes Salvatore Ferragamo vintage

Top – New Colours

Blue Bardot Neck Frill Sleeve Top £12.99 Click to visit New Look

Blue Bardot Neck Frill Sleeve Top
£12.99 Click to visit New Look

Dark Red Bardot Neck Frill Sleeve Top £12.99 Click to visit New Look

Dark Red Bardot Neck Frill Sleeve Top £12.99
Click to visit New Look

Similar (bargain) skirt

 DARK ANIMAL PRINT MIDI SKIRT £5.99 Click to visit Select

DARK ANIMAL PRINT MIDI SKIRT £5.99 Click to visit Select

Eness Beauty Event

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Top M&S, Skirt Tu, Shoes M&S (All charity shop finds) Bag Desigual Necklace My Mantra at Fabulous

 

Bag Rotterdam Blick now £37 Click to visit Desigual

Bag Rotterdam Blick now £37 Click to visit Desigual

Similar shoes

 Lotus Lobelia animal print courts £64.99 Click to visit House of Fraser


Lotus Lobelia animal print courts
£64.99 Click to visit House of Fraser

Personalised myMantra Disc Pendant, 45cm Chain MyMantra £72 Click to visit Fabulous

Personalised myMantra Disc Pendant, 45cm Chain
MyMantra £72 Click to visit Fabulous

A trip to the SeaLife Centre

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Strappy Ikat Jumpsuit Style 03744265 / Colour Purple Was £25.00 Now £8.00 Click to visit Bon Marche

Strappy Ikat Jumpsuit
Style 03744265 / Colour Purple
Was £25.00 Now £8.00 Click to visit Bon Marche

Shopping Trip

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Dress Dickens and Jones at House of Fraser

Lunch and Soft Play

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Dress New Look Necklace Topshop Shoes Hobbs

John Lewis Beauty Event

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Top Dorothy Perkins, Skirt H&M, Shoes F&F

**Vila White Lace Detail Cami Top Was £15.00 Now £8.00Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

**Vila White Lace Detail Cami Top
Was £15.00 Now £8.00 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

 

Parent’s Evening and School event

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Top Holiday buy from Portugal Skirt Dorothy Perkins Necklace Mango Shoes F&F Clothing

 Metal piece necklace REF. 63077574 - Fiorela c £5.99 (-70%) Click to visit Mango


Metal piece necklace REF. 63077574 – Fiorela c £5.99 (-70%) Click to visit Mango

Black Denim Pencil Skirt Was £15.00 Was £8.00 Now £6.80 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Black Denim Pencil Skirt Was £15.00 Was £8.00 Now £6.80 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Similar Top

**Vero Moda White Pom Pom Top Was £24.00 Was £12.00 Now £10.20 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

**Vero Moda White Pom Pom Top Was £24.00 Now £10.20 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Kids Birthday Party

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Top Holiday buy Skirt Dorothy Perkins (as before) Bag Holiday Buy Shoes F&F – can you spot the photo bomber???

 

June Outfit Post Part 2 – Holiday time!

A little later than I originally planned, (by life and laryngitis sort of got in the way), here is the second part of my June Outfit post, featuring some of my favourite looks from my recent holiday in Portugal.

Now. there are quite a few outfits here, and this is not even all of them, so you can probably guess that traveling hand luggage only with a great capsule wardrobe is not my way when it comes to holidays. Thank goodness for Jet 2, with 22kgs  luggage and another 10kgs for hand luggage, which leaves me enough space for all my holiday outfits, and still room for a little holiday shopping too.

When it comes to holidays, I do have a few rules. The first is that footwear is restricted to flat sandals and flip flops. I give my feet a break from heels and wedges, and instead I live in comfy but pretty footwear. This year I was addicted to Ipanema’s that I picked up from TK Maxx, and Grendha’s that I got in the resort, both were flexible and pretty, and I wore them to death.

The second rule is to pack as many dresses as the case will hold. This year I did slightly break the rule with a couple of jumpsuits and maxi skirts, but in general, a dress is a cool and glamorous choice, and, if you pick one in cotton, it can be worn for both day and evening wear without looking under, or over dressed.

Where possible, I have posted a link to the pieces I am wearing, most of which are in the current sales and mean you can get a real bargain buy. Other pieces are from my wardrobe, some of which I’ve got in previous years for previous holidays, and, of course, there are a few charity shop buys too.

Are you going on your holiday’s soon? What will you be packing?

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Sunnies Michael Kors Swimsuit Matalan Flip Flops Ipanema sarong Gift

 Ipanema Metallic III Womens Flip Flops / Sandals - Black Gold £10.95 Click to visit Frugo


Ipanema Metallic III Womens Flip Flops / Sandals – Black Gold
£10.95 Click to visit Frugo

 

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Necklace Fiorelli Top Primark Skirt Esprit Sandals from Menorca

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Dress Dorothy Perkins Bag TK Maxx

Black and white stripe midi dress Was £18.00 Now £9.00Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Black and white stripe midi dress
Was £18.00 Now £9.00 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

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Dress New Look Necklace Peacocks Sandals Mango

Curves Multicoloured Stripe Slip Dress £19.99 Click to visit New Look

Curves Multicoloured Stripe Slip Dress
£19.99 Click to visit New Look

Cream Stripe Tie Waist Midi Dress £19.99 Click to visit New Look

Cream Stripe Tie Waist Midi Dress £19.99 Click to visit New Look

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Jumpsuit, necklace and sandals all Primark

Top Dorothy Perkins Skirt TK Maxx

Top Dorothy Perkins
Skirt TK Maxx

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Dress New Look

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Top and Sandals Primark Skirt Topshop Necklace Very

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Dress Charity Shop find Sandals Grendha Bag TK Maxx

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Dress from Portugal

 

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Swimsuit Melissa Odabash Skirt Vintage

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Dress Dorothy Perkins Bag Oliver Bonas

Cold Shoulder Lace Trim Dress Was £26.00 Now £12.00Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Cold Shoulder Lace Trim Dress
Was £26.00 Now £12.00 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

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Top Ralph Lauren Laundry Shorts Dorothy Perkins Bag TK Maxx Sandals Grendha

Pale Blue Denim Knee Shorts Was £22.00 Now £17.60 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Pale Blue Denim Knee Shorts
Was £22.00 Now £17.60 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

 GRENDHA Tribal Sandal Fem £26 Click to visit Sarenza

GRENDHA Tribal Sandal Fem £26 Click to visit Sarenza

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 Oasis Stripe Hanky Hem Dress, MultiOasis now £25 Click to visit John Lewis

Oasis Stripe Hanky Hem Dress, Multi Oasis now £25 Click to visit John Lewis

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Dress Charity Shop Find

 

May Outfit Post

I absolutely loved May. The weather started dreadfully – I was still wearing my winter coat, but then it became glorious and I spent a lot of time reading books in the garden (when I should’ve been working, but still!). May was also a busy month in my house, with two birthdays, end of the football season meaning presentation time, and quite a few date nights too.

This post is some of the outfits I have worn this month. As ever, I try to avoid buying lots of new clothes, so this is a mixture of some new pieces, savyy charity shop finds (my fave being the Wallis dress that was just £2 from a local cat’s protection charity, and pieces already in my wardrobe. There are also pieces that are new, and have been sitting in the wardrobe for an age waiting for a wear (please tell me I’m not the only person who does this?). The Laura Ashley skirt I wore for my father-in-law’s birthday meal was purchased in December, but got it’s first wear last month.

With Summer finally here I look forward to sharing my Summer purchases and outfits with you. I’m hoping for a lot of sunshine and chances to be outdoors – I personally love Summer dressing better than any other.

What did you buy in May? Are you shopping your wardrobe or seriously indulging in some retail therapy? What are your thoughts on vintage or charity shop buys?

 

New Dress for Holiday

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Dress Peacocks

Womens Red Zip Front Tunic Dress £16.00 Click to visit Peacocks

Womens Red Zip Front Tunic Dress
£16.00
Click to visit Peacocks

Joe’s final footie match

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Sunglasses Superdry Top BHS C/O Charity Shop Jeans Marisota Bag Betsey Johnson Shoes John Lewis

Shopping Trip

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Top Primark Necklace Corbico Jewellery Skirt F&F Clothing Shoes Debenhams

An Audience with Roland Mouret

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Top F&F Skirt Boohoo Bracelet QVC Shoes Nine West C/O Charity Shop (Click here to read post)

Father-in-Law’s birthday Meal

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Top/Necklace Primark Skirt Laura Ashley Shoes Wallis

Off for an Indian at our fave restaurant

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Dress Wallis C/O Charity Shop Find Shoes Lotus (review here)

Bullring Your Five Event

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Top New Look Skirt/Necklace Primark

Shopping and Friday Date

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Top H&M Skirt Dorothy Perkins Shoes Lotus

An audience with Alessandra Steinherr

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Dress Label Lab at House of Fraser Shoes Roland Cartier Vintage

Niece’s Frozen Birthday Party

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Top/Necklace Primark Skirt Topshop Shoes Primark

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Jersey Pleat Midi Skirt £32.00 Click to visit Topshop

Jersey Pleat Midi Skirt
£32.00 Click to visit Topshop

Joe’s Football Presentation

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Necklace Peacocks Jumpsuit Primark Bag/shoes Biba at House of Fraser Similar bag here)

 Biba Deneuve brooch open courts £75 Click to visit House of Fraser


Biba Deneuve brooch open courts
£75 Click to visit House of Fraser

 

 

Bank Holiday Fun at Sandwell Valley

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Necklace Wallis Top Primark Skirt Asda George Sandals K Jacques

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