Dream summer wardrobe moodboard

Dream Summer Wardrobe

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“The sun has got his hat on, he’s coming out to play…”

I am loving this sunshine despite the fact it’s still actually quite chilly in the shade and I haven’t yet ventured out without my coat.  Even so this beautiful weather is making me crave hot summer days and long summer evenings on the beach.  As I’m not yet brave enough to get my legs out I have created a little moodboard of dream items to add to my summer wardrobe.

Ethical Summer Wardrobe

I am rather desperate for a pair of sandals and TOMS have got a really beautiful range of sandals this year.  As a company they have come a long way from their roots whilst still staying true to their ethos, for each pair of shoes bought they give a pair to child in need. I love this company for a million reasons and I cannot wait to get my hands feet on a pair of the sandals.

I can’t go wrong with a good skirt and People Tree have some really pretty patterns (they’ve teamed up with Orla Kiely, enough said!) and colours, I will definitely be getting some of these over the next few months!  I know I have mentioned Reformation in quite a few posts over the last few weeks, for which I am sorry (not sorry, I am borderline obsessed with the this company), but they really do have the best selection of dresses I have seen from an ethically minded company.  Although they are a little out of my price range I will continue to stare, and drool, over their delightful range of beautifulness (hey, it’s a “Dream Summer Wardrobe” right?)

I am a real sucker for a floral pattern and a kimono style top (I’m even wearing one now – seriously) they are just perfect for covering up a little when it’s hot without overheating. They also make a pair of skinnies look a little bit more interesting without having to try to too hard (something I live by!).  This Annie Greenabelle kimono is quite possibly one of the most perfect things I have ever clapped eyes on, and I have a feeling I will be wearing it before the month’s out.  The floral sleeveless shirt is by Komodo, an ethical brand I have just stumbled upon. I really love the colours and patterns in this shirt, if their future ranges continue in this theme they will have a very loyal customer in me!
Finally, the beautiful Breton striped top.  As you may know I get weak at the knees at the sight of a classic Breton, and this contrast yoke top from Seasalt sent me into 60s/French Riviera stupor. The ‘saffron’ coloured yolk screams summer, but with it being a cotton knit it’s perfect for Spring or a slightly cooler summer afternoon. I love this top more than words can say and I hope to find it folded neatly in my chest of drawers in the coming weeks!

After all that I am sufficiently summery and desperate to chase the ice cream man down the street.  How are your summer wardrobes shaping up?   What are your favourite  pieces for the season?

{This post was written whilst listening to Francoise Hardy and eating a very juicy mango}

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#100happydays Round Up…

Photography

This seems to be a challenge that I’m actually able to keep up with, and I’m truly loving it.

#100happydays

DAY 8: making things. DAY 9: Meeting the chap at the station. DAY 10: New socks. DAY 11: Woody walks. DAY 12: Pub quiz. DAY 13: Porthleven. DAY 14: Cardigan. DAY 15: Pepper in a pepper

DAY 8: My dear friend, Jess, is getting married and it’s all very exciting. Whilst I was back in Cornwall we had a wedding planning session and this was a scrap book I doodled on for her to fill with wedding inspiration.

DAY 9: Whilst I was lucky enough to manage two whole weeks off work to visit my family in Cornwall, the chap didn’t. So this picture is his train pulling into the station after a week apart.

DAY 10: Nothing beats a brand new pair of socks, especially if these socks are from Seasalt. The socks are made with 77% bamboo making them the softest socks ever to have graced my footsies!

DAY 11: Soggy walks around Cardinham Woods. Cardinham Woods is a beautiful wood in North Cornwall, there are walking trails, biking trails, trails along the river and paths for dogs. It’s such a beautiful place, unfortunately it poured with rain while we were there and we got very wet. Luckily for us (although not my waistline) there is the most beautiful little café there too. We sat infront of a big wood burning fire and ate soup with fresh gluten free bread and a gluten free chocolate brownie. It was heaven.

DAY 12: There is a small bar in my home town that we always used to go and so make a point of returning there with everyone when we are back in the motherland. They do a really good pub quiz on a Thursday night, we learnt stuff, we ate chips, had a good old chin wag and a catch up, but most importantly we didn’t come last!!

DAY 13: BUTTONS! I’m not sure what is about them but ever since I was a little girl I’ve had an obsession with pots of buttons!

DAY 14: Porthleven – a gorgeous little village in Cornwall. We went to visit my Aunt and Uncle who live right by the sea (it’s gorgeous!) and on the way back down the hill the sun had started to set and the whole beach was bathed in a beautiful golden sunlight.

DAY 15: My mother is an incredible woman. While I was home she finished knitting me a cardigan. It’s taken two years and it’s absolutely perfect!

DAY 16: I absolutely love it when you cut into a pepper and there’s another pepper growing inside! PEPPER BABIES!

So there we have it, my latest #100happydays round up. Just writing about these pictures again has put a smile on my face. This challenge is definitely worth taking part in, go on, what are you waiting for?!