Whilst August marks the last days of the summer holidays for many of you out there, I thought I would quickly share some of the things I purchased during the season with you guys!
As much as I love fashion, I am not one to constantly frequent the shops in search of the latest clothing/shoe purchase of the week. I much prefer to shop online, and always will do, as it stops me from spending unnecessarily. Instead, I view shopping-on-foot as a novelty, something to be done once in a while, so that I can still derive joy from doing it. As a result, most of the things I purchase are usually either statement items or items that I can wear all year round.
Hopefully this post will provide you with some inspiration on what to get in the forthcoming ‘end of summer’ sales!
I absolutely fell in love with this piece from Oasis at first glance! Navy is one of my favourite colours in clothing and bags and I also love stripes – it was a win-win situation at the checkout.
This dress is a wardrobe staple as it can be dressed up with a nice pair of boldly coloured heels (i.e. I would go for a pair of red sandal heels) for a smart-casual look or it could be dressed down with a pair of flat tanned sandals for a daytime-casual look.
Also, shirt dresses and patterns like stripes are here to stay, so this is definitely the style of dress that can be worn for more than one summer!
Favourite bits: The gold detailing and epaulette-like shoulder straps.
Sold out on Oasis’s website but still available here on Asos
Ted Baker is by far one of my favourite dressmakers as the fabrics used to make their pieces are beautifully form-flattering, their cuts are always edgy, and, lastly, their midi dresses are actually midi and not knee-length as opposed to most dresses marketed as such.
I fell in love with the perfectly symmetrical floral/toucan print and the V-shaped neckline which is curved ever so slightly for a feminine touch.
Favourite bits: The gold zip and colourful print.
Sold out on Ted Baker’s website but available here from House of Fraser
I had been on the hunt for a blush-toned metallic midi skirt for over year – yes, a year as my search began June 2014!
Some might call me crazy for having searched for so long, however I am just one of those people who will not settle until I have got the exact thing I have fixated my mind on. *sigh*
Well anyway, I absolutely adore this skirt! I just think it is so stunning. Most importantly, I love that it can be dressed either up or down.
Favourite bits: Well everything.
RRP £99 but I got it on sale for £30 – bargain!
In need of a couple of basic ‘go-to’ evening skirts, I purchased these two beauties from an American website called Fashion Nova.
The ‘bandage’ material is not quite bandage but more like thick clothing elastic. Nevertheless, it still provides a flattering shape, not necessarily smoothing out all the lumps and bumps, but still flattering all the same.
RRP $24.99 for the Rose Brown skirt and $26.99 in the Dusty Wineberry
Purchased here from Fashion Nova
Love, love, love these heels! I am obsessed with everything blush-toned and bejewelled and these heels quenched my desire for a pair of closed-toe beauties to add to my collection.
Favourite bits: The smooth suede leather and crystal embellishments.
Purchase here from Dune – also available in several other colours including a classy slate grey.
This year has definitely been the year of tassels and fringes. When Zara released this stunning pair of black fringed sandal heels I was, indeed, SOLD. Personally, I feel that Zara’s shoes are extremely comfortable to walk in and an added bonus is that their shoes usually come in leather – another one of my favourite things in the world!
Easily suitable for either a smart-casual or evening outfit, these shoes are definitely a wardrobe staple.
Favourite bits: The tassels of course!
Here are a few of the makeup items I purchased this summer, I say a ‘few’ because if I was to display the entire lot this post would go on forever (maybe next time?).
The items on display are (from left to right):
La Femme blushes (various colours)
Nars Audacious Lipsticks in Anita and Rita – Purchase here at Selfridges
Kiko Volume Lip Gloss in Papaya – Purchase here at Kiko
Bobbi Brown Lip Pencil in Cocoa – Purchase here at Selfridges
Christian Louboutin Nail Varnish in Rouge – Purchase here at Selfridges
Barry M Gelly Hi Shine Nail Varnish in Papaya – Purchase here at Barry M
Dior Star Foundation (I love it so much I bought two!) in shades #60 Mocha and #80 Ebony – Purchase here at Selfridges
Gerard Cosmetics BB+ Plus Illumination – Purchase here at Gerard Cosmetics
Gerard Cosmetics Lipglosses in Plum and Buttercream – Purchase here at Gerard Cosmetics
Gerard Cosmetics Lipstick(s) (could not find my other one for the picture) in shades 1995 and Buttercup – Purchase here at Gerard Cosmetics
I remember when I used to hate when women would match their shoes and bags together! Now, look! I am one of them. I ate my words when I saw this combo.
The bag looks slightly darker in the photo but matches the shoes perfectly in person.
Favourite bits: The smooth suede and embellishments.
Purchase here from Dune
I had to save the best till last and, in this case, the best purchase of this summer has to be my Prada BL0837 (now the 1BA837) or top-handle bag in Sabbia.
After a long and gruelling 3 months’ search for the top handle model in Sabbia, I finally was able to add this baby to my collection thanks to Prada’s patient client service.
I will be posting a detailed review of this bag on both my blog and on PurseForum so look out for it!
Favourite bits: The neutral and practical shade of the leather. Sabbia is by far my favourite colour in Prada products.
Purchase here from Prada
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****All images are my own unless stated otherwise. All pictures were taken from my Canon 700D.
****All products were purchased with my own money and were not sponsored.