I’ve realised that out of all the lockdowns we have had (currently on number three and counting) that a winter lockdown is by far the worst. I’ll go as far as to say I quite liked the first one-weather wise at least. Since being in lockdown I feel like I’ve become so much more AWARE of the seasons/the weather/winter dragging on forever (probably because I’m not as busy or going anywhere) And the light is soooo bad in the flat whenever it’s cloudy (most days) so it’s becoming really frustrating when trying to shoot content. I feel like I’m wishing my life away – but I almost want to wish this lockdown away now I’m so fed up. Saying that it is Friday, nearly another week of it done and we are one week closer to getting back to some kind of life outside the four walls of the flat. Saying that I just seem to be feeling extra tired and groggy at the moment, all motivation is out of the window and I feel like I’m just not getting anything done. I hate feeling like this. I think the title of the blog post sums it up-Spring just isn’t here yet so don’t be fooled. Now I feel like I’ve taken the mood down a bit here, let’s talk about the dress shall we? Moving on…
Luckily the weather had a little glimpse of Spring in it the day we shot these, and that little glimmer gave me a little hope, and a reminder, that things won’t be like this forever. This beautiful dress is by a new brand called Fresha London and I can’t wait to show it off properly in the next few months. I’m so in love with the print, it feels quite retro but also modern at the same time? And that back detail is devine. Oh and it fits like a dream too, so if you were thinking of getting it, take your usual size. Be sure to check them out because they’ve got some gorgeous dresses in other prints on the website too.
As you can see from the photos, I ended up getting both the Prada sandals and headband (whoops) and I’m obsessed with both of them. I have no regrets ! Honestly I’ve now gone off all my other shoes and these sandals have not left my feet since I got them-I’ve been wearing them with socks in case you were wondering if my feet were cold, haha. But this was an unusually warm and sunny day I ventured out with no socks on. I also tried that today and regretted it immediately.
Also I actually bought the Prada headband on sale – top tip: every time I’ve checked on Flannels it mysteriously goes on sale every weekend so if you’re looking to getting one too – click that link on a weekend ! It’s so odd I don’t know why, but let’s not ask any questions about it, shall we !
It may be throwing it down with rain outside, and all week apparently, but I’ve STILL got one thing, and one thing only on my mind. Spring. PLEASE HURRY. I’m sick and tired of big coats and big layers, bring on sandals, cute dresses and straw bags immediately. (Ok ok I have included a few Spring knits as we’re just not quite there…yet.) My heart did a little skip when I saw the Chloe straw bag below – I love it, I even have the sandals to match. Too much? maybe. But it’s already sold out! It’s going to be one the it bags for the summer so I’ve linked it below for when it comes back in stock-just add it to your wishlist!
I’ve also included my Chloe woody sandals – I bought these last year and they are so comfortable, I lived in mine last summer ! I also don’t think dad sandals will die out anytime soon, but say hello to the new hybrid-chunky gladiator sandals. The ones below are from Free People, and I’m going to get them in the white to toughen up all my girly summer dresses. I love the Arket take on the ballerina shoe in key Spring colour lilac, and no Spring wishlist would be complete without a Sleeper dress, that pink one from Coggles may be my third to add to my Sleeper collection…we will see !
Now I don’t know about you but I’ve seen this mini trend popping up more and more recently everywhere I look and I absolutely love it. Party Trousers I like to call them – I would say pants but it doesn’t feel right being British to call them that, or even jazzy trousers if you like – in all different colours, prints, patterns and textures -just worn as everyday trousers. And they are so fun ! I’ve seen them all over instagram at the moment.
To be honest I’m just absolutely loving how colourful and fun fashion seems to be at the moment, even if we don’t have anywhere special to wear it (well we willl hopefully soon) it’s just really mood uplifting to see ! These gorgeous trousers above are made to order from Hayley Scanlan, and they’re a collaboration between her and Kelsey Mae Greigs who designed the amazing floral print, they’re the perfect trousers for Spring. The brands that keep popping up again and again on instagram I’ve seen are anything by Lisa Says Gah, Hosbjerg and THOSE sparkly Saks Potts ones (I want the light pink ones so bad !) I’ll take a pair of all of the below please!
Hello me again, bringing you a Wednesday wishlist on a Thursday again. But Thursday Wishlist really doesn’t have the same ring to it does it… ANYWAY. I am sorry about being a day late but will anyone really notice my defence it’s because I have completely lost track of the days this lockdown, everyday is really groundhog day at the moment. But it is GETTING WARMER (fish/slightly) and the sun has been out nearly all week here in Brighton. I bet I’ve jinxed that now. As you can see this weeks wishlist is another cute and colourful one because I feel like fun playful outfits are really the way to go now to brighten up this lockdown !
I must confess I have actually purchased the below Prada sandals already after about a year of deliberation and they are arriving tomorrow ! I AM SO EXCITED. The ‘dad’ sandals are definitely sticking around for another year for sure. I’ve got my eye on some Chanel ones so I had better start saving ! How cute is the Olivia Rubin loungewear set but the way, all my favourite colours and just so fun. That vintage cardigan is an absolute dream too, as are those Zimmermann flares. Pink are now my preference too-and those Gucci ones below (ok I already own those but had to put them on here) are on sale right now too. Happy Spring Shopping !
Wow ! What a beautiful sunny day it was when Sophie and I shot these a couple of weeks ago. It really truly felt like Spring and it made me realise how much I had forgotten what it was like after all these miserable cold months. I’ve not been leaving the flat a lot recently. Then of course, two days later it was -2 and snowing. But that little window of hope on this day I’ve not forgotten and it’s reminded me that the way I’m feeling and the way it is right now isn’t forever. Too deep for a Thursday? I’m clinging onto that hope anyway.
Right let’s talk about the dress shall we ? The patchwork trend is very much alive and well at the moment and I’ve seen it all over instagram recently (and I’ve been lusting after a lot of very expensive patchwork jackets) so I thought this dress was the easiest way to delve into this trend. But believe me I’ve loved patchwork for a very long time so I’m happy it’s getting a revival !
This particular dress is by sustainable woman owned brand Kristinit, and boy is it a good one. If dresses aren’t you thing, this patchwork print also comes in the from of a top and skirt , trousers and even a jacket! So whichever way you like you can get your patchwork fix. What’s also great about Kristinit is they employ woman owned collectives all over the world, and their items are preorder and custom made to eliminate any unnecessary waste. We love to see it.
The beautiful pink colours in the dress mean that it goes perfectly with my new fluffy pink handmade from new brand Loueo. If you follow me on instagram you’ll have seen me gushing over it ! I’m obsessed ! Who knew a fluffy pink bag could go with…well just about everything in my wardrobe !
This incredible bag comes in three different colours, black, beige and pink, and of course I had to go for the pink. Also to note: pink is set to become a BIG trend this Spring/Summer and a pink bag is a perfect way to add a cute pop of pink colour to your outfit. Overall a pretty amazing dress and bag, by two pretty amazing brands ! I can’t wait to wear this outfit on repeat when it gets (and stays) warmer. I’ve been compiling a pretty cute Spring wardrobe and I’m just desperate to wear it properly. To places other than Big Tesco.