So I'm off to Mallorca on the 4th July (which is soooo soon, I'm very excited) and I needed to go shopping. Big time. My wardrobe consists of black, black, more black and absolutely nothing summery whatsoever. So today I stepped out and went on a well needed shopping trip with my girlies and picked up a few things!
First stop: Primark. Ok, I know it's not high fashion or anything, but money is pretty tight right now (I'm what you call 'in between jobs' at the moment - ha!) so I needed some clothing that was pretty, and also pretty cheap.
I stumbled upon this kimono and I LOVE it. The only ones left were in size XL but I tried it on and the massiveness isn't that bad. I feel like a wise old shaman in it or something. The pattern is pretty ethnic but I found that it matched my nearly all black ensemble perfectly. £10 was a little expensive, to me, for a kimono, but I definitely think it was worth it quite simply because I adore it!
There were also these pretty floral shorts, which match my everything black wardrobe and are actually pretty girly for me. They were £4 so a pretty decent bargain as well if you ask me.
I felt like I needed a pair of sandals too. These are really cute, and not really that high considering they are heeled. I like chunky heels, and these are really really comfy. There's a padded effect on the sole, and maybe the wide fit helps? I'm not sure. I don't consider my feet to be wide but this was the only fit they came in.
I'm sure these shoes will be great for summer nights out, and I should hope they won't be too uncomfortable after dancing the night away either.
Just because I'm so in love with this bikini top I had to add in some pictures of the back too. The straps are super thick - the design is very Herve Leger-esque actually. There's a small triangular cut-out part just between the bust, with some sheer fabric between. It's a nice touch. If I were brave enough, I'd wear this bikini out clubbing or something. It's just that awesome.
You'll also noticed I've popped some suncream into that photo. Suncream is soooo important (as I'm sure you all know) and I'm so pale that I would probably turn to ash if I wasn't wearing it. I got factor 30. This wasn't because I don't want to tan, it was because I know that I am very, very likely to burn. Factor 30 isn't sun block, so I'll still be able to bronze nicely without coming back looking like a lobster. You may be wondering why I chose kid's suncream. It's literally because it's £1 cheaper than the adult alternative. I don't know why, but I wasn't about to pass up saving a pound for slightly more adult packaging.
Lastly, I went into Hollister. Hollister isn't usually my thing, but I do appreciate the softness of their t-shirts. My boyfriend buys a lot of shirts from there, and I looooooove the texture. This long sleeved shirt is super soft, and I like the contrast of the tight fitting sleeves and the looseness of the middle. I chose the darker version, as there was another style which had more of a focus on the white stripes. This was on sale, so I only paid £7.99 which is extremely reasonable if you ask me, for such good quality fabric. This will be nice for the cooler, summery evenings and it shouldn't get too hot as it's not overly fitted. I really like that the sleeves are super long too, I have a habit of pulling my sleeves down over my hands anyway, so this will save me stretching the fabric.
So after all this, I picked up some painting gear and a few other nick nacks before heading to Nandos to fill up on delicious spicy chicken (mmmmmm...)
What will you be buying for summer? What's your favourite summer outfit? Let me know in the comments!
- Alice x x x
PS. I'm Kylie Jenner today ;)