Spring + Summer Haul
Happy Friday everybody. I hope you all have a lovely Easter - 4 day weekend (oh yeh)! Keep an eye out for a special Easter-y baking post coming on Sunday too.
On another note.. I’ve realised that my wardrobe needs a bit of colour injected into it, but it also needs some basics pieces. Recently, I picked up a few fun colourful things and a few needed basics.
Last year I left it way too late on the bikini front - I waited until June, not a good idea. This year I decided to pick one up early just to make sure I got something flattering, inexpensive and bright. I mean it’s a bikini, so why not pick up something bold, right? A tip for all you pale people out there: bright, vibrant or neon colours make your skin looked tanned and glow-y. Dark colours will contrast with your skin making it look pale. This sunset orange bikini is from Topshop (and don’t worry I have ordered the bottoms) and it was only £13.00 for the top and £9.00 for the bottoms - which I don’t think is bad. It has a v-cut in the front which is really flattering and I can’t wait to wear it!
Corals and peaches have been my go-to staples recently, I want everything in coral at the moment - especially lip products. These two are by Rimmel and Maybelline and they’re slightly different textures and shades. The Maybelline Coloursensational Gloss is in ‘Cashmere Rose’ and it’s a peachy-coral shade that’s really shiny and not sticky in the slightest. It also has a gorgeous smell. The Rimmel Vinyl gloss was slightly cheaper and the colour is less pigmented and more off a strawberry-coral. This gloss is nice but it’s a little sticky, which was slightly disappointing. However, I did also pick up the Rimmel Scandaleyes Eyeliner in Silver (this is the 3rd one now) which I adore. It’s so bright, pigmented and creamy.
I also picked up some Simple makeup wipes, because they’re an essential for me!
White may be impractical but it’s perfect for Spring/Summer. It’s bright and fun and basic white pieces are so versatile. The top on the left is from SheInside, which I was a little wary to get as you can’t return things on their site, but I’m so glad I went for it. It’s a scuba knit (which I didn’t expect) and it’s very thick and form-fitting. The bottom of the top goes out into a peplum style under the bust and shows off a little midriff underneath. It was only £11.00 and I love it!
The second top I got, and the last item was this beautiful piece from H&M (£14.99). It’s made of viscose, but it’s feel silky and lightweight. It’s a 70s style peasant blouse. I’ve seen this style a lot lately, but this is my favourite piece of those I’ve seen. The neckline is gathered and the top itself is cropped, with the 3/4 length sleeves extending, slightly past the hem of the top. It’s sheer so I love wearing a bright bikini/bandeau underneath so the colour peeks through.
I hope you enjoyed this little haul post!
Thanks for reading. Flo. XOX