If you’re petite like me then you will understand the woes of shopping for trends that you fall in love with. My main issue with most stores is that even when they DO offer specialised sections they only have about 1 to 2 pages of styles to choose from compared to the 100+ plus for the standard styles. Now don’t get me wrong, I am definitely not jumping on my high horse demanding special treatment for being short, I mean how dare I?! Yes it is annoying okay. I didn’t choose to be born short and I didn’t choose for waistbands to be made too big for my body so PLEASE PLEASE bring some more Petite options to the table and I will buy them ALL! (maybe..)However sometimes you just get lucky with a standard piece in your size and I have found that 9/10 with New Look. I NEVER under any circumstances take risks with jumpsuits and maxi dresses but when these Neppy Flares arrived low and behold they FITTED, they fitted my waist perfectly and weren’t too long, all bow down to New Look.
I must admit I was a little apprehensive in regard to the flare trend. I flicked through countless magazines and feasted my eyes on Lookbooks swooning over the Boho Summer essential but got held back after thinking about my pear shaped thighs that have now widened thanks to my squats and lunges routine. Body shape aside they really were pretty pricey on some websites and whilst £40-£50 isn’t going to break the bank for some people I just couldn’t justify forking that much out when I was having a self-image wobble. When I was having a
little LARGE New Look shop these beauties immediately caught my eye, I adore jersey fabric maybe because I am a little lazy and favour comfort but also find that they are a lot more versatile than the silk patterns I have seen around-as gorgeous as they are. These flares are great if you are feeling a little short as they really elongate your body and legs, and when worn with a crop top can slim down the waist (promise!).
I am in love with this top from Tostadora*, it is a skin tight strappy tank top comprised of cotton and Lycra and features a decorative Hindu Circle. I am obsessed with spirituality at the moment and feel much calmer since I have my Buddha that sits by my bedside so as soon as I saw this design I had to have it. I tucked the tank top into the flares but it looks really slimming with some jeans or ripped denim shorts. It is SO comfy (who’d have guessed that was my main priority eh) and have even been wearing it around the house. I love Tostadora as they offer a wide range of designs (your own or templates) that can be transferred on to pretty much anything, I am eyeing up some Minion, LOTR and Harry Potter pieces currently.
Mirrored sunglasses are definitely something I am beginning to feel passionate about, perhaps as much as carbohydrates. They let you snoop on people in the street without them seeing you and they also creep people out if THEY are staring at you because they are greeted with their staring eyes, winner winner right!? They also look pretty cool too, and I love the rounded shape and perspex frames. If you did want to buy them specifically then I am afraid they are New Look’s last Summer’s stock BUT they have a gorgeous range to choose from this season and also some pretty beaded bags if you don’t have a case or protections (note to self: don’t let sunglasses get annihilated and forgotten about in handbags this year)
When I had my old I-phone 4 I couldn’t care less for phone cases, in fact I despised my broken phone so much it didn’t deserve decoration in my eyes. However as soon as my 5 was on the radar I haven’t been able to stop buying cases and when they are this grooooovy and only £2 it would be rude to leave it behind. It was New Look again of course, I feel like I should start up a fan club as I am so devoted.
Major shoe adoration for Public Desire right now, especially considering I made a huge order from them a couple of weeks back. Peep toe boots are my absolute favourite so I couldn’t resist picking them up in brown and black. The exact style is out of stock but these are pretty much a replica and the same price: Black Heeled Peeptoe Boot £29.99. It’s always nice to wear something comfortable but that gives you a bit of height and now the sun is in full swing I don’t mind bearing my toes a little bit although I feel like a pedicure is on the horizon with a nice bright shade!