My mum's told me on countless occasions that I'm a sarcastic 'so-and-so' so inevitably when I saw this jumper from Adolescent Clothing on ASOS it really spoke to me! I was a little bit disappointment that the lettering is just kind of stuck on, I was worried that it would start to crack in the wash - but it thankfully hasn't! The jumper itself isn't thick or thin, it's a good in-between (Goldilocks would love it) so it works for winter layered up and for spring, like how I've styled it here.
The skirt is something that's been in my wardrobe for a really long time, I bought it one year in the January sale's and it's lasted so well! I decided to add my Stan Smith trainers so that a) I could have a Lily Allen moment and b) I could be super comfortable - you know I'm all about the comfort!
Hope you all have a lovely bank holiday weekend guys, I'll see you Tuesday with a little Primark haul, woo!
I didn't actually realise just how many sunglasses I owned until I started pulling them all out of my chest of drawers. I always thought I was a handbag girl through and through, but I think sunglasses and handbags are on an even tie. Now that the sun is starting to shine a bit more and for a bit longer (ahh summer) I thought I would talk you through my collection and some of my favourite styles. My most-bought style is probably the 'retro sunglasses' from ASOS as I think this is the frame shape that most suits my face. But sometimes I like to mix things up with an aviator frame - my favourite shops to get these sort of sunglasses are Primark and River Island, the pink/ rose gold frames from Primark are probably one of my favourites.
I also absolutely love tortoiseshell, so this sort of pattern features heavily in my collection - but now that I'm a little bit blonder I feel like I want to wear colder colours to go with that. With that, my most recent sunglasses purchase is this marble, reflective pair from Quay Australia via ASOS, if you follow me on Instagram you will have already seen these feature on there A LOT! I absolutely love them and they've been my stand out, go to pair for the past few weeks since getting them.
Let me know what you're favourite sunglasses style/ shape/ colour/ whatever is down below!
Selection of sunglasses from ASOS (similar here & here) River Island (similar here & here) & Primark
T H E D U N G A R E E S H O R T S
You may have seen my post on Tuesday (if not, see it here) all about The Vintage Kilo Sale that I went to a couple of Sunday's ago, so I thought now would be a good time to show you what I actually managed to pick up while I was there. First up, a staple for any summer wardrobe – in fact add a jumper, tights and black boots and you've got a winter staple, too – the dungaree shorts! These are actually in a maternity fit, but they fit perfectly to my shape, plus who doesn't love having a little more room around the tummy area anyway? These are in such great condition, and I'm so glad I got there earlier enough to pick up a good pair – a lot of people where gunning for the dungaree section!
T H E F L A N N E L S H I R T & M O M J E A N S
The MOM jean is always going to be a staple for any wardrobe, and at any time of year – the jeans at the sale are all in a massive bucket and you sort of have to rummage through and pick the good from the not-so-good. Oh, and did I mention all the jeans there are just a mere £5? Such a vintage bargain! In the huge hall where the sale was held there was a huge range of flannel shirts there, for guys and girls and I'll be honest, it was hard to pick just one shirt. I opted for this red and blue lumberjack-style shirt and it's something that I'm going to be able to have in my wardrobe for years to come.
T H E S I L K P Y J A M A T O P
Wearing 'pyjamas' as everyday clothing is a hot trend right now, just take a look at Topshop if you're looking for a lovely set FYI, so when I saw this silk shirt top hanging solo on a random rail I snatched it up before someone else did! It is missing one of the buttons, but luckily there's a spare one attached to the shirt, so it's time to get sewing and wear the hell out of this timeless piece!
T H E F L O R A L M I D I S H I R T D R E S S
Last but not least, as it's probably my favourite find, is this floral shirt midi dress that fits me so so well – teamed with my oversized Levi's denim jacket, it's going to be my go-to dress for (hopefully) hot summer days! From the button down detailing and the white on black floral print, to the fantastic length and the tie at the back, I absolutely love this dress and I'm so happy I managed to bag it!
Find your nearest upcoming sale here
Find your nearest upcoming sale here
If you're a fan of all things vintage then (hopefully) you're going to love this post, even if you're not you may still find it just a little bit interesting… A couple of weekends ago I took a tube down to the lovely Bethnal Green to York Hall where The Vintage Kilo Sale was due to take place, I was able to hop to the front of the queue and get in to the sale early (blogger perks!). When you get to the sale you're given a kilo sale bag for you to fill up with lots of vintage goodies, and when I say lots I really mean it! The basis of the sale is that you can get as many items as you want, each kilo that you buy costs a mere £15 - yup, just £15 and they say for that you could get:
Jeans and a jumper // jumper, t-shirts and shorts // dress and a chunky knit cardigan // four light summer dresses // two shirts and a pair of trousers
Sounds pretty good to me! So, once you've picked up all your goodies (you can check the weight throughout your shop using the self weighing machines) you then head up to the weighing stations manned by lots of lovely people and get your clothing weighed and pay for it there and then! It really is that simple and what you get for your money is so so good, and depending on what you pick up you can get all manner of things! So, what did I pick up I hear you cry?! Well, there's a try on haul coming up on Friday so I'll tell you more about the clothing then, but I managed to pick up a pair of jeans, a dress, a blouse, flannel shirt and a pair of dungarees – all for £15! If you're sat there thinking, I want to go, but I don't live in London, Sam! Never fear, it's a touring sale so you can find it popping up in a city near you: Bristol, London, Manchester, Liverpool, Newcastle and Edinburgh to name just a few. Acknowledged by the likes of Elle and ASOS, shoppers can expect high standard and authentic clothing, bringing you lovely vintage that's affordable and always 'worth the weight.'
Find a sale near you here
You may have noticed that the humble stripe is probably my favourite print, but I thought I'd switch my stripes up a little bit this time around and go vertical not horizontal - I know, bloody crazy! When I spotted this dress on ASOS a month or so ago for little over £10, I was like, YES PLEASE! It's super simple in design, shape and fit so is great if you want something to just on if you're in a rush, or want something to keep you super cool in the summer. I really like the simplicity of it juxtapositioned with the manic-ness of the various sizes and colours of the vertical stripes, it's a dress that streamlines your body shape and will make you look taller, too.
As you can probably see, on the day that I shot this look it was windy, rainy and well, pretty damn cold (not like the weather we're having now, yes Summer!) so I decided to add my trusty oversized blue denim Levi's denim jacket that I picked up ages ago from a vintage fair but still absolutely love. Speaking of vintage, if you're a fan of that sort of fashion then you're going to really enjoy next week on here, have a lovely weekend and see you then…
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