How is your summer wardrobe coming along. Start getting pieces together for now to avoid a sudden rush in June/July, I find that this helps put together a more coherent summer capsule wardrobe.
My holiday to Malta was amazing by the way, a proper blog post is coming up. This post is just to appreciate my dear friend GUAA collections for this beautiful hand crafted necklace she made especially for me. I intended to use it as a bikini cover up (hide my under construction summer body lol) but ended up wearing it as a statement piece with this minimal jumpsuit. Totally loved it and the compliments I got were off the scale.
Jumpsuit Asos here
Earrings Mango here
Until next time buttercups.
Florals, florals and more florals. I have stocked up on my favourites and I will mix and match them to death I tell you, to death!!!! Lol.
I got this skirt from Marks and Spencer last summer and it has served me. And I paired it with an off shoulder stripe shirt, florals and stripe are always a match made in heaven
Straw hat similar here
Off shoulder shirt from boohoo
M&S skirt (old)
Bag from TK maxx
Below are some of my fav high street pieces
Floral River Island trousers
River Island floral top
River Island Floral skirt
I love this sheer dress
from River Island too
This missguided dress
is so easy, beautiful soft colours with frills and soft flowers. I am in love
Not all florals are equal. All my purchases are currently leaning towards Japanese looking prints. I am so feeling love for this dress not only with the Japanese print but also the kimono sleeves and belt.
Who can resist wide leg trousers
. These babies from Marks and Spencer are just the right colour ?.
Now let me take you to a secret place where men are trying to wear florals y'all. Did the bible not warn of such atrocities? Men in women's clothing? ?. Asos has some seriously floral fantastic pieces for men. This made me angry at first, like sue worthy anger. But I calmed down when I realised that we could wear mens clothing and not bat an eyelid.
Can you see how delicious these print trousers
ASOS mens print trousers
So buttercups, head on to the shops and swap your winter knits for floral magic.
Until next time ?
Ok as you all know I went on holiday to NYC this summer. Needless I say it was amazing. I had been to Newyork twice before but I just went shopping. This time I mixed it up with touristy behaviour as well and I don't regret it one bit.
Five things I love about Newyork
1. Beergarita (Lucy's Cantina Penn station)
Google beergarita now (don't fall my hand). Heavenly combination of Corona beer in a frozen margarita (Gerra-ra-here). It was delicious, it was a cheeky refreshing drink at 2pm in the afternoon after being abused by Newyork sun. The funny thing is that my sister and my friend Annette the vampire slayer who were at lunch with me didn't even question drinking in the middle of the day (real alcoholics). Trick me once shame on you, trick me twice , shame on you times two lol. My sister took me there again and we repeated thesame shameless behaviour. Shay... shay....shay... Shame on you Omas.
2. The Halal guys (54th and 6th avenue)
NYC is truly the street food capital of the world. The halal guys got a fair chunk of our Dalla Dalla bills. The food was delish and cheap. Chicken or lamb shish with falafel was $7 (shut up and take my money). Several meals later with hot sauce, good morning my neighbours.
3. Central Park
It was a bit fascinating that a massive park was planned bang in the middle of a big city. Viewing it from the 86th floor of the Empire State Building I was like wow. I loved how you can actually travel across the city walking or cycling through the park. It was great fun renting a bike and just riding without direction or purpose. Very liberating.
4. Getting around
Going from A to B in NYC was easy, numbered street in order, higher numbers going uptown and lower figures downtown. The subway was so easy to access and navigate. I am used to the London Underground so found it easy. But please taxi it up if you don't want your hand totally "falled" in a city where you could be anything you wanted actress, singer, model, song writer, fashion blogger, anything, no one knows you, act like a celeb. Don't act like a tourist cos you will get over charged for everything.
5. Afro punk Brooklyn
If you haven't seen my post on Afro punk please keep scrolling to the end of this post.
Finally how can you go to NYC and not do a fashion post. Here it goes, just for the sake of being in Newyork Newyork babay.
Err-thang was from Nordstrom apart from the sunglasses which are Mercura NYC. See next post. Afro punk