May Fashion Wish List


I went a little bit bonkers this month.

Wait, what, who even uses the word bonkers anymore? I imagine it to be slightly old people who live in a six bed house in the country and love nothing more than a jolly good chat about what a great guy Nigel Farage is over a pot of Earl Grey and some homemade flapjack. I hate flapjack, just FYI.

Anyway, bonkers because there was litz loads I wanted when I was doing my monthly scan of all the high street fashion websites and their new-in sections.

There are so many bags. All the bags. The lime green or yellow-y sort of tassel one from River Island is actually a bag that me and a pal spotted whilst boarding the plane to Egypt the other week. We were mentally wanking over it, I’ll be honest. Maybe I shouldn’t have used the word wanking there, maybe that’s a tad aggressive, but you get the idea – it was everything we wanted from a new bag and we salivated over it a bit and discussed whether we should ask the bag owner where it was from, but we didn’t.

And then, a week later, I spied it in the window of the Ipswich branch of RI and furiously text her to be like I KNOW WHERE THE BAG IS FROM. Now I’m trying to weigh up whether, despite buying three new bags over the past month, I can warrant splashing out on another? Can I? Can I? CAN I?

Also, there is so much tropical print out there at the moment it’s making me a little bit giddy. It just *feels* like shimmery, tanned skin and red lipstick and coral nails and cool, fruity cocktails and turquoise seas and white beaches and Clean Bandit and aviators and happiness. Know what I mean?

As you all know, I’m off again on my travels at the end of the week, and it’s seriously taken a lot of staring at my overdraft and credit card statements online to stop me being all FUCK IT, I’LL BUY EVERYTHING AND LOOK BEAUTIFUL AND AMAZING AND CHIC AND COOL AND LALALALA.

So err, yeah. Bought nothing yet. Nope. Although my dad has bought me a Tesco sleeping bag, so there’s that.

may fashion wish list

1. River Island sleeveless trench coat, £65

2. H&M miniature chain bag, £14.99

3. Dorothy Perkins palm print dress, £24

4. Kurt Geiger sequin heels, £270

5. River Island striped furry clutch, £35

6. New Look palm print shirt dress, £19.99

7. New Look stripy culottes, £17.99

8. H&M striped linen shirt, £19.99

9. Miss Selfridge embroidered beach bag, £35

10. H&M mustard blouse, £24.99

11. New Look denim dress, £19.99

12. Nike at Office tropical trainers, £96.99

13. River Island lilac blazer, £60

14. Dorothy Perkins palm print trousers, £19.50

15. River Island question mark chain bag, £28

16. New Look bag pom pom, £2.99

17. Topshop striped bardot dress, £36

18. Topshop embroidered fringed dress, £85

19. H&M tropical make-up bag, £1.99

20. River Island lime bag, £32

21. Missguided sleeveless trench coat, £35

22. ASOS striped shirt dress, £50

23. Missguided coral lace-up heels, £30

  • Ah do love those coral heels! I do really like the bags too – though having a tiny London flat does help curb the bag purchasing – no where to put them!! xx

    Jasmin Charlotte | UK Lifestyle Blog

  • This post has sent me down the rabbit hole, perusing New Look’s website for summer inspiration. They’ve really upped their game since I last had a look at their stuff!

    Rachel |

  • You don’t like flapjack?!

  • I’ve fallen in love with number 4. Then I saw the price and I think I cried a little inside WAH.

    Lovely collection of summer stuff though, I’m gonna have an online browse right now!


  • Bonkers just reminds me of the Dizzee Rascal song and dancing to it at house parties with a wkd in hand

  • Oh god this is doing nothing for my attempts to not spend any money…love the palm print trousers and the sleeveless trench though, gorgeous! x

    Always, Alice x

  • I can see why you were mentally wanking over that bag, it is amazing! I may have to purchase!
    I just got over my obsession with Nikes as I realised I couldn’t afford to buy any more £100 trainers! damn you those tropical ones are actually my dream. I can see me thinking about these for a while and then being like fuck it and buying them!

  • You definitely NEED that bag if it lead you to mentally wank over it, it’s a must. I can totally imagine you looking amazing in the first sleeveless trench and I love the Topshop fringed dress x

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