my summer wishlist

14 May 2013


It's time for a wishlist, one that will perk us up and encourage the horrible rain and cold to go away! Well we can but hope .. These are things I'm after that the spring summer trends are kicking out and the coachella style photos all over pinterest have made me crave.


Not quite the Kim K floral top to toe look! I'm opting for a twist on that so as not to overdo it .. A floral jacket of some sort has been on my wishlist for sometime but now that summer is rolling in I think that it's time to act on it. Be it a ditsy blazer, large flower biker or this amazing sleeveless biker from asos - I need one in my life.
I've wanted a coral lippy for a pretty long time but feel as though I need a good tan in order to pull it off that's why it's on my summer wishlist - bring on the vitamin d! I've also wanted to try topshop makeup for a little while now, any direction in terms of good/bad products would be appreciated :)

Who'd have thought dressing like a tea cup could be cool? Well it totally is and I love love love these pastel blue and white paisley print and high waisted shorts - good job Motel! These shorts couldn't be much more on trend if you tried.

My true love for chunky glitter polishes began in Target when I bought Nicole by Opi Inner Sparkle and Sally Hansen Copper Penny and now I want more! These few glitter nail polishes are at the top of my 'nail polishes to get' list. OPI When Monkeys Fly,  Nicole By OPI Rainbow In The S-KylieEssie Luxe Effects A Stroke of Brilliance and Essie Luxe Effects A Cut Above.

I have always had a thing for wooden heels, a pair of my favourite summer wedges feature a cut out wooden heel and they're just awesome so it's great to see all of these new wood heel designs on the high street. The 'almost a wedge' look is great too and I can see how easy they'll be to walk in- i'll take a chunky heel over a stilletto anyday for my weak ass ankles.

It's totally tropical this summer with vibrant and chunky palm and Hawaiian prints, loving the vibrance but being a bit scared of the loud colours and print combination I'm leaning more towards the toned down and pastel designs. They're a little more subtle and a lot more me.

Nautical seems to be one of those trend that just won't leave us alone, year on year it comes back and back again - Maybe it's our growing love with old english and vintage that keeps the fire burning. Whatever it is, I haven't really wanted to get involved with nautical until this year on the discovery of stripes. I actually don't hate them like I thought I did and feel I need to wear this crop with denim cut offs and a chunky belt.

The tie dye is back and on track but as with other patterns I like to go a little more conservative by sticking to neutrals, pastels and black and white - boring it may be but I like it. A tie dye crop is perfect for summer, add in the roll neck and it's great for all year round, then the price makes it a no brainer (I hate that phrase but you get the idea).

Baseball shirt, the king (or queen) of androgyny, it's everywhere right now and this is the first crop i've seen, I must have it! It's obviously dying to be worn with shorts :)

There's no denying my addiction to bracelets has grown the last twelve months but now I need some light, summery and colourful pieces to stack on my wrists. This collection of friendship bracelets is perfect for summer because I love the combination of gold with coloured suede and bright chains so lots of these are a must have for me.

I've been skirting around brights and prints so it's time to jump in - preferably wearing a pair of these statement wedges. Footwear is crucial, no matter what anyone says, If you have the right shoes then you're sure to feel fantastic. I bet you that these shoes have that effect on everyone that wears them. The wedge is a perfect place for a fab design and I love the blue abstract dye pattern or large pink flowers that these two pairs offer.

♥ abby