Missguided Maxi: Daytime

All pieces from Missguided

Wearing a maxi dress isn’t in my favourite items-to-wear section usually, mostly because I struggle to find one that’s casual enough for daytime, or one that’s glam for an evening out. But, Missguided recently asked me to style up the same maxi dress for both day and night, and I thought taking the challenge might help me face my demons! Because I’m a sucker for anything with a low back, I picked out the most simple(ish) of dresses; the strappy style of the back is what makes it, but being able to throw on a bomber on top hides over-fleshing (made up a word) in the daytime, so I didn’t feel too ‘nude’ in daylight!

And obviously, I chose to match the pink in the jacket to the pink sandals. The chunky heel is necessary for any extra-long maxi dresses like this one, and after shooting this outfit I was almost won over by maxi dresses…wearing the same dress for an evening look was what sealed the deal for me, I’ll be posting a more ‘sultry’ maxi dress next! x

Cute ♡

What I Wore: Kimono – c/o Lily Lulu, Top – c/o Rock On Ruby, Skirt – Urban Outfitters, Bag – c/o Paul’s Boutique, Sandals – Bertie 

I don’t play favourites but this outfit has to be one of my most liked combos of the summer, and I hope it isn’t too difficult to see why. I was asked by the lovely ladies behind Rock On Ruby to design my own slogan tee, and of course I said yes! If you’re a Scrabble fan (or even if you’re not) you can tell this word won’t be scoring you highly in the game, but I love the print and hey, it is cute! You can buy your own Cute top here.

And deciding to go for all-light-everything, I matched it up with the prettiest fringed kimono and my latest Paul’s Boutique bag. If you’ve been reading my blog for a while you’ll know I have my fair share of Paul’s Boutique bags, and this is the latest addition (they’re also newly available on John Lewis)! To top it all off, my hair stayed straight all day AND my eyeliner flicks almost matched…it might have been three weeks ago but I’m still pretty pleased with things going my way that day! x

#BestDaysOfSummer

What I Wore: Jacket – Nasty Gal, Top – ASOS, Jeans – ASOS, Shoes – c/o UGG Australia, Necklace – c/o MoonTide

Last weekend I made a familiar trip down to Brighton as part of UGG Australia‘s #BestDaysOfSummer campaign. I probably could have picked somewhere more ‘new’ or further away but Brighton is where I’m happiest, having lived there for three years while at Sussex University. You might have caught snippets of my day over on Instagram, and it really was one of my favourite days this summer; fancy lunch in the North Laines, shopping in Beyond Retro, finding the cutest egg cup ever and tea and cake in my favourite corner cafe pretty much sums up my idea of the perfect kind of day.

Plus I got to wear in my new UGG shoes and nope, not a boot in sight! These reptile print flats are certainly unique (mum I do not own something similar) so I let it do all the talking, wearing my new ASOS favourites along with the prettiest MoonTide necklace. For someone who always forgets to wear jewellery, I’ve put on this necklace every morning since I received it! It might not be the most eye-catching outfit, but for a Saturday spent walking (and eating) lots, it suited me just fine! x

P.S. UGG are running a competition, ending on Saturday where if you share your UGG summer photos and stories using the hashtag #bestdaysofsummer there’s a chance to win a £300 UGG giftcard, check it out and enter yourself here!