Everyone does it and I am insanely envious of the people who don't as they must have wardrobes bigger than my flat... That is the dream. Alas I must make do with my wardrobe/floordrobe/spare room bed (what do you mean it's for guests to sleep in? Where else am I supposed to store my knitwear?) and I'm not putting my heart and soul into this whinge because I do own more clothes than is strictly necessary.
Anyway, the gist of this little ramble is: I have featured this dress on the blog before (it was my graduation dress before then) but it's been about two years so I can justify posting about it again.
Looking back I can see I paired it with a very natural make-up look as it was simply too hot to contemplate piling on the liner and eyeshadow, and surprisingly enough I have done exactly the same this time around! In all fairness though I think I have discovered my holy grail of mascaras and really don't feel my face needs anything else at the moment - review to follow shortly...
My day consisted of hopping on the train to Bluewater for lunch with my mum and nana (I do love my Kent days) and then heading out for last minute pesto courgetti supplies (prognosis: it was delicious but may add chicken or quorn pieces next time for added protein!)
In between all of this Jon very kindly took these snaps for me and I'm so pleased with them! Halfway through taking them Jon decided he didn't like how posed the photos were and began shouting hilarious prompts at me which had me in fits of laughter - I think this dispels my usual awkwardness and fixed grin, what do you think? He also likes it when I look at the floor apparently because "that's what all the other bloggers do". I think I've finally indoctrinated him!
Anyway, moving on to outfit details - the dress is by H&M and I've not actually seen anything like it in recent months so I'm glad I bought it when I did! I've paired it with my trusty Converse as I consider these my "weekend shoes", they're just so comfy and perfect for lots of walking (Bluewater's pretty big, y'know...). This nautical bag by Accessorize just hasn't left my side since I bought it, it was £16 in the sale so snap it up if you can! To add some brighter touches I painted my nails in Tanya Burr's Bright & Early nail polish - I adore the formulation, it only needs two coats for full opaqueness and the lasting power is pretty good too, I painted mine on Wednesday night without a top coat and I have just a teeny bit of tip wear! Finally I threw on this amazing Fiorelli neon necklace, it's a couple of seasons old but my mum could not stop admiring it and it really helps to lift any outfit. I particularly like it when paired with stripes so it's likely to make more appearances on the blog soon!
I hope you all have a lovely Sunday - the sun appears to have vanished from our corner of Essex today which I'm a bit miffed about! Still it means our flat is less oven-like which also means I have to finally face tidying the spare room...sob...