This week the brighter the better. Except for the black and white shirt dress from ASOS, but really how could I resist the reworked vintage beauty?
Shop: 1. ASOS Reclaimed Vintage Shirt Dress, £60 2. River Island Embellished Skirt, £40 3. River Island White Print Skirt, £30 4. River Island Yellow Shift Dress, £40 5. Kipling Pouch, £18 6. Kipling Suitcase, £157.
I really like the idea of ASOS’ Reclaimed collection but nothing has really jumped out for me until now (I hate to admit that it’s all a bit too young and trendy for me!). This 70s-inspired floral shirt dress with my favourite bell sleeves is another matter entirely though – I think it’ll work whatever the season and while it’s quite subtle it’s the kind of piece people will ask about.
Going from subtle to this embellished suba skirt from River Island is quite the jump! It’s high-waisted and made from that gorgeously flattering fabric much more expensive brands like AQAQ use. The oversized lime perspex and bejwelled embellishment is a bit Lady Gaga but with the black background and secretary chic shape it works. Teamed with a white crop top or crisp shirt this will look ace.
Another skirt from River Island! A little less statement but no less beautiful this white skirt is a little more relaxed in cut and features a lovely wrap-over effect that makes it great for a day at the office followed by a change of shoes and a walk along the beach. And it’s just £30.
Not a skirt but it is from River Island (what can I say, I’m a fan) this vibrant yellow shift dress has a cute cut-out detail at the back and over-sized sleeves. It’s simple but effective and will look fantastic on a night out with tough black platforms.
Kipling is such a lovely brand I’ve been loyal to for many years when it comes to travel bags. And I’ve indulged in a few handbags and purses along the way too. This pouch is perfect for cosmetics when you’re travelling and the mini monkey is adorable.
I am in desperate need of a new suitcase and have learned the hard way that you get what you pay for in Luggage Land. Fingers crossed my next holiday will mean brand spanking new travel accessories including this zig-zag print cabin case. I’ll certainly see it coming down the conveyor belt!
What’s on your payday list?