The shops are looking pretty appealing at the moment, and i'm finding it really difficult to leave a store without making a purchase! In terms of online shopping, my various saved items and virtual wish lists are constantly overflowing, to the point where Zara keeps telling me I can't add new items. This week I've spied items from a variety of stores to share on my Current Crushes list.
Topshop has a range of leopard print items at the moment, but the one that has gained the most attention is this pyjama wrap shirt. I love the black tie and piping detail, and it's giving me some serious Rixo wrap top and Ganni leopard print vibes. This could look really polished with a pair of black trousers and heels, or it can be worn with slightly distressed denim with a pair of heels for a edgier outfit. I'm loving the idea of pairing this with a pointed court shoe in a bright pop of colour like a fuchsia or turquoise. I've actually ordered his, so fingers crossed it looks good!
I bought this blazer from Mango last week, and it's love. It's fantastic quality, and has a really nice structure to it. Its a slightly longer length, which nicely grazes your hips. Its really flattering on, and the sizing is quite generous. I've worn this with light wash jeans, white tee and white mules, and I loved it. The blazer has a casual feel to it, and with the navy fabric and white buttons its got a touch of nautical about it, and I think it would be a fab edition to a city break wardrobe.
This yellow midi skirt from H&M is a little out of my comfort zone. I'm not usually one for yellow, or one for prints, but because the sun is shining, I think it's drugged me into a sudden penchant for the hue. The colour is all over the high street, from tops to dresses to skirts to shoes. This particular skirt would look fab with a simple white t-shirt or cami, a blue denim jacket, and a pair of tan leather sandals. I reckon you'll get a lot of wear with this skirt, as you can dress it down and wear round town or on holiday, and you could get away with wearing it for a smarter occasion.
Another great midi skirt from H&M. Last summer, they did a similar skirt in the colour of the season red. This year, with yellow being one of the hottest hues, H&M have done it again with this pretty embroidered tulle version. I love the versatility of this skirt, as it would fit in perfectly at a wedding, but could also look really effortless with white trainers and a denim jacket on a city break.
Gold jewellery is always my go to, and I can never resist a chunky chain whether its a necklace or bracelet. H&M are totally on the ball with this multi chain bracelet with a circle charm attached. You can wear it with anything, anywhere and the best thing is that is under 10 quid, so a total bargain to just wear for this season. Ps. if you aren't into gold, they've done it in silver as well.
What I love about this top is that it's black, but it has elements of the colour of the season - yellow- in its print. For someone like me who can be conservative with prints and colour, its a really great way to incorporate it into your wardrobe. This would look fab with light wash jeans, espadrilles, and a leather jacket for those cool summer nights.
These might be the perfect espadrilles. Every year, Topshop churns out a similar style, and every year i'm a sucker for buying a pair in a new colour. These come in 5 colours: beige, black, red, pale blue and pale pink. They are super comfy, and look way more expensive than £39. Where them with dresses, skirts, cropped straight leg jeans, and shorts when the weather gets warmer or you're lucky enough to go on holiday. I know i'll be wearing mine to death again this summer!
How on board is everyone with perspex heels? I've not been totally sold on them, but for some reason, these heels from Topshop stirred something in me and I had to immediately have them. I had images ingrained in my mind of distressed light wash denim, a simple tee and a blazer, with these heels being the star attraction. You've probably already guessed that i've bought these, and I can confirm they are as fabulous as they look. They are as comfortable as a pair of perspex heels will ever be, and it's not one of those ridiculously high heels. For those interested, they also come in light pink satin.
With natural bags being huge this season, it's hard to go shopping without having 50 different kinds of basket bags thrown in your face. With the many that are out there (check out my post listing all the great natural bags out there), this new in from Zara hits all the right notes. It has a wooden bracelet style handle, a bucket bag shape, and a longer strap for your shoulder or to wear cross body. I don't know if I would ever spend a ton of money on a natural style bag, as but I would definitely try out this Zara one which is less than 30 quid.