Summer Fashion Wishlist

At the beginning of the year I vowed that this summer was going to be a good one, and so far it's a promise I've managed to keep! As well as working my way through a huge summer bucket list of things to do and places to visit, over the past couple of weeks me and my boyfriend have also been completely remodelling our back garden. As you can probably imagine it's kept me really busy and because of the time and expense it's been quite a while since I've been shopping for myself. With summer in full swing I'm well overdue some new bits and pieces, here are a few things I currently have my eye on!

I'm a massive fan of the kimono trend and hope it's here to stay, they're just the perfect light summer cover up when it's too warm to wear a cardigan or jacket. I'm not usually one for prints and tend to prefer plainer pieces (I know, I'm boring!) but I really do like the look of this one. It's a light, silky material which looks gorgeous worn with denim shorts like they've styled it but I think could easily be worn into the autumn too.

For years now I've been a fan of huge bulky handbags, but a few months ago I bought a little cross body bag from New Look and it's converted me. I've got SO much use from it, while it's small it holds everything I need without weighing a tonne and leaves my hands and arms free. After using it so much it's starting to wear out now and so I've been on the lookout for higher end replacements, and the Mulberry Lily caught my eye. A gorgeous design and great size, the only (huge) downside is the £650 price tag. However I came across Rebelle, an online store selling designer brands including Mulberry second hand. You usually have to be careful buying second hand designer items, but this store specialises in them and has a 'zero tolerance for fakes' policy with everything they sell being checked for authenticity. Great if you have an eye for a designer product without a huge budget! 

I've never actually owned a pair of expensive sunglasses, I usually just buy a £10 pair from the highstreet every year which are lost or broken by September. I've had Chanel sunglasses on my wishlists forever now, I can't see it being a possibility this year but one of these days I'm definitely going to save up and invest! When it's grey and pouring with rain for the majority of the year they're not exactly an essential, but something I'd love to own. 

I end up buying inexpensive summery sandals from places like Primark every year, and they always get approximately three weeks of use before they're either completely ruined or the nice weather disappears. And so this year I had it in mind to buy better quality and go with styles that I'd be able to get more use out of. While these are still quite open and summery they're a bit more substantial than the strappy pieces of material I normally buy, and so will hopefully last the summer and evern be able to be worn again when the weather is nice next year.

Etsy is my favourite place to scour for rose gold finds, I love discovering unique pieces and the colour is perfect for the summer. I'd say it's perfect with a tan but not like I have that luxury, then again I do tend to spend most sunny days hiding in the shade and then wondering why I'm still as pale as a ghost. I'm obsessed with this 'slave bracelet' which has a ring and bracelet connected by a chain, very boho and festival-y. I'm in need of all new accessories really, most of mine were bought a couple of years ago now and my style has changed quite a bit since then.

Whats on your summer wishlist?


  1. I've never thought to look for jewellery on Etsy before, but I definitely will if they have rose gold beauties like that on :)

    Claire | | xx

  2. That kimono is beautiful and I love the bag too! Etsy is great for jewellery finds, and I'm always buying geeky pieces off of it! Tania xx

  3. I really like the sandals from Topshop! Been looking for some similar myself - alas my small feet are a bit of a curse. And who doesn't love rose gold jewellery? Definitely my favourite atm.

    Georgina x | petite thoughts

  4. Every girl needs a pair of designer sunglasses! They are worth the investment, believe me. I have a pair of Gucci that are four years old, and they still look great with any outfit.

  5. The Boohoo Kimono is gorgeous, I love the print on it and that Mulberry bag of course is amazing, shame about the high price tag though x

    Beauty with charm | Zoeva Giveaway

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