Saturday, 28 June 2014

Summer stripes...

Recently I have been buying less and less clothes from places like Primark and H&M, it wasn't a conscious decision but I felt like I had outgrown the majority of fast fashion, at least I thought so until I saw this stripy dress in H&M! ;) I can't resist cute summery frocks and you all know how much I love red so I was sold as soon as I saw this instore. The weather has been very warm recently and finding weather and work appropriate clothing is next to impossible especially when you add bare legs into the mix! I don't know why I look so unimpressed in these photos, I really loved this outfit and felt super pretty in it, I just wish my face would catch up with my brain!

Dress: H&M, cycling shorts: H&M, cardigan: Tesco, necklace: Accessorize, Bag: Brit Stitch, shoes: Office
Warm weather calls for lighter make-up and my Dr Jart+ Platinum BB Beauty Balm has really come into its own recently, I have never been more in love with a beauty product. I have definitely found my 'holy grail' base, you seriously have to go and buy it! When I was packing, I found this gorgeous red lipstick crayon from Poppy King and I have been wearing it ever since. I only wish I could find it online to repurchase!


I'm a fan of anything that makes my waist look smaller, especially as I have eaten far too much pizza recently and this dress has some natty detailing to nip you in. Paired with a cute cropped cardigan, I was well on my way to a 1950s silhouette- my favourite!



This may be an unpopular opinion and I hate to be that person who complains about the weather but I am not a fan of summer. I am always warm, I can't deal with the humidity and the heat inevitably leads to (whisper it) the dreaded chub rub. I have worn the H&M lace trimmed cycling shorts for the past few years and they are truly ace. I picked these ones up when I was in Edinburgh and have been searching for more colours but to no avail. If anyone sees them in their local stores, please let me know!


Do you have any tips for coping with the heat?

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7 comments

Laura//daisychaindream said...

I live for the heat, I just don't click with winter!

Love this dress <3 xx

Sarah said...

This dress is lovely, your waist looks tiny! So agree about the problems of finding weather appropriate clothes too!
x

Sherin said...

Looking hot Maria! I love the dress so much. I might have to make a cheeky purchase myself and get this for myself too.

The Style Rawr said...

This is such a you dress! You look as sweet as a candy wrapper! ;)

Tara x

Lily Lipstick said...

Love this dress! American Apparel do some good cycling shorts, life-saver for dresses which have a tendency to fly up in the slightest breeze! x

char said...

I love the summer, can't get enough of the sun!

Emma Corbin-Mckenzie said...

oooo i need a pair of those shorts. how cute. xxx

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