Sunshine State of Mind

Sunshine State of Mind

That bank holiday weekend was just blissful. Three days of sunshine, a little glimmer into the Summer we will (hopefully) have ahead of us all. Running out the door with nothing more than a little sun-dress on and sandals. Heaven!

It did take me by surprise though. All my Summer clothes are rammed under my bed in storage, smelling slightly musty and in need of a wash and press. Saturday saw me frantically pulling at things from bags in search of my Levis mini skirt to pair with a vest. Sandals I was sorted for – been buying them since January – I always panic my favourite designs will sell out before Summer comes round. I’m the same with buying Winter coats in August!

So with the Levis mini and recent spaghetti strap vests from Mango and Topshop I was sorted for the weekend but I was longing for some Summer dresses. Today I bought the blue Topshop wrap dress. I love the length – means I can wear it the park with slides just as easily as a Summer garden party with sandals…. and just LOVE the flattering sleeves on it. Then I pulled together this blog and what do you know – I have more on order. This blogging is bad for the bank balance.

There’s a huge linen trend this year, the button up dresses are everywhere and at every budget. Just be careful of the thickness – too thick and you’re a hot mess, too light and the world can see your pants. I have some I wear a little slip under which I don’t mind – M&S has great skin coloured slips (skirts and dresses) that come in different lengths too.

I am still a huge fan of ditsy florals, wrap styles and little teeny straps. Anything thats super feminine screams Summer to me. I love the little pink gingham dress below, and the Stradivarius maxi in yellow is winging its way to me right now. And the Mango creamy dresses winking at me – those sleeve ruffles are gorgeous!

Enjoy and thank you as always for reading…

Ashley xx


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