Top: River Island (old - similar here). Shoes: c/o Topshop. (yes I forgot to take the label off the bottoms for these photos) Skirt: Zara. Sunglasses: Prada. Earrings: Dior.
Yesterday, it was practically tropical in London and today, I'm genuinely sunburned. I kind of feel like I want to post a photo of my sunburn just to prove my twitter moaning (hashtag melting *insert fire emoji*) was justified, but I won't. Sunburn is hardly what you'd call 'instagrammable'. Despite that unfortunate side effect, I was overjoyed to hop back into my twirly midi skirts and get out into the sun - after all, I'd already done the whole spring/summer wardrobe swap over a month ago to no avail.
I should also address the shoes - my new favourites. Last week, Topshop invited myself and and few other bloggers/YouTubers down to the Oxford Circus store to take part in their 'Playtime' activities. Essentially they sort of turned the store into a fun-house for a few days, complete with candy floss and arcade games. They also gave each of us a generously filled Topshop gift card to have a Topshop spree with. I'd seen this 'Ghillie' style of shoe spamming my instagram feed for a while and thought to myself 'best steer clear, they'll make your feet look like sausages wrapped in string' - so I wrote that particular trend off. (Interestingly, when I googled them I found that they're inspired by tongueless, lace-up, Scottish 'gillie' dancing shoes!) But - delirious with shopping spree euphoria I grabbed a pair and tried them on, preparing myself for a good old lol. As you can see, said lolling did not occur, and I didn't look too reminiscent of a stringed up sausage (in my humble opinion). In fact, I liked them a lot, AND they were incredibly comfortable. So from my sausage-themed paranoia I think we can all learn something; don't immediately write something off because of your own worries - if you like it, give it a go! Try it on. (Worst case scenario... you momentarily look like a sausage.)