Wednesday, 6 April 2011

Summer Wishlist

I missed most of the sun yesterday as I was in work and college, but the glimpse I had got me all excited for the summer and bare legs and sunglasses! However I had a sinking realisation that I have pretty much nothing in my wardrobe that I want to wear when the sun comes out. I have a couple of big skirted sun dresses which I love but need shoes to go with them! So this week's post is in honour of my forthcoming wardrobe upheaval...

Cheap and cheerful dresses

I'm not a huge fan of the 70's trend, but it does mean that the shops are throwing up a huge amount of light flower print cotton dresses, which is just what my wardrobe needs. My favourite ones are all £40/£50 (obviously) but I don't have that kind of money sadly! I'm looking to spend no more than £15 each on a bunch of new dresses so I thought I'd get a new one each pay day for the next couple of months. New Look/Primark/eBay/charity shops watch out!
Below are the kinds of things I'm looking for, if slightly out of my budget.


Boohoo (in my price range, yes!)

Shoes of all kinds

Last summer I mainly wore those cheap canvas lace-up pumps that were everywhere, but I'm bored of them now and find them a bit clumpy. I will be sticking to my sweet Fred Perry ones though. I find summer shoes difficult because I don't like gladiator sandals- sacrilegious I know! Luckily this year there seem to be a whole host of flat espadrilles about, my summer is saved. I also want some wedges and anything with a flower print on it!



I have one pair of expensive sunglasses which I think will last me forever and ever- my RayBan Wayfarers. They are red and I want some black ones so I can swan about like a rock star. So I will be on the hunt for a cheap version and maybe some others too, I need to replace my heart-shaped ones for example.

Dolly Dagger
Urban Outfitters

Super cute bags

I'm pretty much OK for bags but the new ones from Alphabet bags have caught my eye.

They are £10 each but you can get 20% off at the checkout when you type in SPRING. Until 18th April I believe. I'll definitely be getting one!


WendyB said...

I've always wanted star-shaped glasses like Freddie Mercury wore.

Sophie in the Sticks said...

i heart all the floral dresses. I'm not a fan of gladiator sandals either. In fact most things with my feet showing, feet are creepy.
Those bags are perfect for the beach!

Bonnie said...

I am not a huge dress person, but these are really cute. I wish I was one of those people who liked wearing dresses every day, but I am more of a pants and stilettos girl.
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Elise said...

Ooh I love those bags! I'm the same, hate gladiator sandals, in fact sandals in general really, dont like my feet being that close to the floor... (yes I'm a weirdo about what my feet touch!) :)

Rachel said...

I love the Dahlia dress with the lace collar. So pretty!

Unknown said...

Just to let you know, I have tagged you in a Kreative Blogging (it's spelt that way - I take no responsibility for that!) thang I got tagged on. Feel free to give it a bash if you fancy. If not, or if you've already done it, I shan't be offended!

Love that Dahlia dress BTW though am afraid to look at the price. I like your keep it under £15 idea!

Fashion Imperative said...

I am huge fan of floral print, and those dresses are amazing! Love them!

hugs and kisses by Mani.

LittleMissLee said...

oh I love the ASOS dress and those cute bags! they're going on my wishlist now too :)


Janelle B. Shin said...

I absolutely love the floral dresses you picked out! Ah, me and floral. Anyway, I also love the text-totes. I would encourage you (if you like crafting, that is) to try stenciling sometime! You could make your own personalized bag :) But that's just me being cheap and DIY-y hehe

SoapyMermaid said...

super pretty choice. I love the flower dresses.