I’m doing that thing I usually do before a holiday – I’m panicking that I have no clothes that are worthy of Instagram. Nothing. OK, well at least nothing that I haven’t already uploaded the shit out of and now it’s boring and OHMYGOD HOW AM I GOING TO PRETEND I’M ALL STYLISH AND GLAM?
Instead of doing anything productive like scouting out a few bargain winter staples that I can wear around Budapest, I’ve been lusting over summer pieces. Uh huh. It’s months away and I don’t even have a summer holiday planned but I’ve started panicking that if I don’t buy ALL the leopard print sandles and bandeau bikinis and pretty beach cover-ups right this minute then they’ll all sell out and I’ll be left with last year’s cast offs. So yup. Grand.
I have however already bought the button-up denim mini skirt from ASOS because my thinking is it’ll go with everything now and everything when it gets hot and I’m swanning about with these skinny, tanned pins (one pilates a class a week will do this for me, right? Right?).
And have been seriously umm-ing and ahh-ing over the olive faux suede dress from Missguided above. Just picture it with my trench, a dark red lip and black pointed ankle boots. Crikey.
Oh and also, nothing to do with my fashion wish list, but I just bought a belt, as in a belt to hold up my trousers. I haven’t worn a belt round my hips since I wore a disc belt with my gypsy skirt back in 2004 – but I’m struggling with my massive bum, every pair of jeans stays tight all the way up my legs and then when I start walking they start falling down, giving me a saggy gusset. So this is saving me. But you can’t see it, I’m hiding said skinny tan lether belt from New Look under baggy jumpers and t-shirts. I’m just giving you a heads up that I’m bringing the hip belt back and there’s NOTHING YOU CAN DO ABOUT IT.
1. Boohoo embroidered playsuit, £25 2. H&M fuchsia envelope clutch, £6.99 3. River Island light jacket, £75 4. New Look pointed flats, £24.99 5. Astrid & Miyu gold-plated initial ring, £39 6. H&M shirt dress, £14.99 7. Topshop leopard print skirt, £35 8. River Island printed summer dress, £25 9. Acccessorize apple juice bag, £29 10. New Look leopard sandals, £22.99 11. Monsoon monochrome kimono, £69 12. Marks & Spencer print shirt, £29.50 13. H&M floral trousers, £19.99 14. H&M flower necklace, £24.99 15. ASOS suede skirt, £65 16. ASOS spot shirt, £36 17. ASOS denim skirt, £28