Thursday, March 29, 2012

Here Comes The Sun

After an uncharacteristically sunny and lovely weekend- I managed a few hours in my garden, wearing shorts and a vest top, there are many people who will be looking forward to lighter weight fabrics and brighter colours.

I'm not that great at dressing for spring and summer, a decade of bad skin and polyester uniforms has meant I'm not always able or comfortable having my back/cleavage on show. This year however, I'm hoping to have some improvement in the skin department- more to come on skin solutions and I no longer wear a work uniform, I'm also headed to Nigeria in July, so am keeping my beady little eyes on Spring and Summer goodies.

A couple of joyous purchases to start off with:

 Dress, ASOS

I bought this dress with the voucher I won from the lovely people at Aussie, and what a winner this is. Perfect length- just above the knee. Light weight, short sleeved and fitted waist.

Shoes, ASDA

These shoes are even more bargainous than their £7 price tag. They were, in fact, free. You must now promise not to judge...PROMISE?!

I bought these shoes as a basket full of bits from ASDA just a few weeks ago. Normally I check over my receipt when I leave a supermarket, to check it's as it should be, but everyone knows how hellish a supermarket is on a Saturday, and so I got my head down and barged got out. Only when I got back into the car, did look. And did I notice that the shoes weren't there. No shoes on my receipt. No charge. I know, I know, I probably should have gone back in, but the supermarket was busy, I had a whining dog to get home too.... and well... I didn't want to. So I didn't. But we've all done it. Right?!

So far, these are my only real additions to my summer wardrobe and I am definitely going to need a few other things for my tripette. So here's what I've got my eye on.


Perfection in a small spring handbag- love the nautical theme, love the nod to a satchel, love that it will go with pretty much everything (including the above!!) and most of all love that it would be ideal for a purse/phone/keys/sunscreen/notebook kind of day- eg my trip to Nigeria.


Perfect for an evening out with friends, dinner with T, even a night out. Whilst everybody may be falling head over heels for sherbet or pastel or whatever you want to call the various shades that make me look like I'm about to be sick, I feel a light metallic version of animal print may be just the antidote I need. 


They're pretty, and green and bright and I want them. 


Can you tell I really like these fifties style flared skirt dresses? This one is pretty, and it's green and I want it.

(Because I desperately need one- a night out and a new dress for it!)

Elsa Rose Dress, Motel Rocks

Simple, but effective. I like it, I want it, I want a night out to wear it on. That is all.

And last but not least, I just want one of THESE. Just because.

So there you go, a few wants for the moment, A few summer wishes. What are you lovely lot lusting after?


Caroline said...

I really like that green lace dress from Zara! x

The Pampered Sparrow said...

Oooooh! You naughty girl!! Ha ha ha! Yes, we've all done it and they are very pretty!! 
I absolutely love the cream lace dress from Asos, it's gorgeous!
Nigeria?!!!!  Can't wait to see the blog posts for that trip ;D xx

Daisychain said...

Your new dress is AMAZING!

Caroline Mary said...

Same thing happened to me in New Look with a skirt once, and I did feel guilty, but very quickly got over it! Their mistake, and if you hadn't checked your receipt you would never have known! Love the asos dress x

Maria Fallon said...

That ASOS dress is beautiful, I'm very jealous!

Maria xxx

Natalie said...

Really cute stuff. I especially love the ASOS dress.

About the shoes: Something similar happened to me while I was in England a few years ago. It was a hair band from New Look and cost 1 GBP. I didn't return it but it was just one pound. haha

Oh and I love the green Zara dress. I tried it on the other day and I would've even bought it but it made me look pregnant and fat so I ended up NOT buying it. Bummer.... 

xx Natalie

Chloe said...

Thank you. I'm so pleased with the ASOS dress. 

It would seem (thankfully) that we've all done something like it, but to be fair, I'm usually quite honest, so I decided it's probably not too disastrous.

Shame about the Zara dress, certainly not one to buy if it looked that way... I hate it when that happens. I ended up buying a cheaper green dress in a similar shape this week though, so have left the Zara one alone! 

Chloe said...

Thank you querida mia.  So pleased with it. 

Chloe said...

This seems to be the general consensus.... I'm usually quite honest- yes I'm the person whose luggage was 10KG overweight and when they didn't say anything about excess baggage charges asked about it.... 

Chloe said...

Naughty I know, but I'm usually a good girl.... ish! 

Thanks, I'm so in love with the dress, even more so for purchasing with the voucher I won. Everybody loves a gift right?! 

Nigeria. Yup. I'm off for a week in July with 2 friends and one of my lecturers as part of a uni thing. We did well in the Contract law module and we're representing our uni on a visit to Lagos and the Nigerian Bar Association. SO excited. 

Chloe said...

Thanks, I ended up buying a cheaper green dress from Primark in the end, still have my eye on the Zara one though.