Next week we leave for Germany, then the week after that, to the UK. I’m pretty excited, if you couldn’t tell. Mostly to see how I’ll react to my native environment and if I’ll have a culture shock, but also for the abundance of food and places to experience.
One thing I definitely need to do when I head home is go shopping. I hate shopping, I find it so stressful and always leave feeling frumpy and down. I do like having new clothes though, who doesn’t? This time I actually need to buy a few new things, as my clothes now in Georgia are suitably old and worn as well as an impending wedding in October (not mine..)!
I guess you can see a theme already, and I’ve never been one to like pastel colours. As I’ve said countless times before, I am trying to explore outside of my comfort zone, especially as a confident 21 year old, it would be silly not to.
I’ve been looking for a pair of sandals just like these for months now. They look so comfortable and I like that the straps are thick and cover a lot of the foot whilst still being sandals. My feet are very wide and weirdly-shaped so I have a lot of trouble with sandals, and have a tendency to stub my toe with completely-open styles. Will definitely be hunting these down!
I definitely need to get hold of a new light coloured bra after the last nude one I had was torn apart by the washing machine earlier this week (it was on the hand wash setting I swear!). I don’t like to get white bras as I find they age badly and I’m pretty sure there’s nothing sexier than an off-white, patchy bra? Am I right? I love this one as a fancy bra, the details are adorable and the colour is off-white enough that I imagine it won’t age badly, just like my cream ones. I’ll probably end up getting the basic 2-pack later on in the list to save money though…
I fell in love. I don’t know if it’s the colour or the cut or the fact I’d feel like Catherine Deneuve in it, but I need this. I feel like the tailored waist would be flattering for my body shape as well as being the perfect length for me. After seeing this, I got excited about what I could pair it with, so most of this page is like a dream outfit for me, let’s hope I find it!
Okay, so I wouldn’t actually wear this, or it would take a lot of guts for me to, but isn’t this the cutest? It screams Audrey and that’s probably the reason I wouldn’t wear it, I need something a teeny bit sexier (like my dream above). I’ll forever be jealous of Audrey and those who can pull this style off without looking like a Victorian child, but a girl can dream.
This is like a cross between the other two I suppose? Sexy cut but with a very classic material and colour. I try to avoid navy blue because pretty much everything I buy is navy blue, especially in winter. I just find it so elegant, and it matches everything. I’d definitely have to try this one on though considering the shift cut and lack of sleeves. My large bust and square shoulders tend to look quite exaggerated in cuts like this if just a cm or two too narrow.
This is more likely what I’ll be buying in the UK, considering my need to be practical and my lack of money. I hate how expensive bras are and would rather something basic like this as a day-to-day thing, then one or two more glamorous ones for birthdays and Christmas. Maybe. I love Debenhams though, I always find their styles so comfortable and they’re one of the only high street shops I’ve found with reliable quality and sizes for small ribs-big busted girls, and without everything being beige or looking like a maternity bra. Even though this example is… But you get my point.
Thinking of that beautiful powder blue dress, I fell in love with these powder pink beauties. I used to work at M&S (not enjoyable I have to say) but even I can’t deny the quality of their shoes, and at pretty fair prices too. For those of us who like comfy shoes and have wide feet, they’re a dream. I love the kitten heel too, since I’m 5’11” I never feel comfortable in anything too tall. Another one I’ll definitely be hunting for!
It occurred to me that I’ve never owned a light-coloured bag, and considering I try and wear lighter colours now I’ve noticed how much of an eye-sore my precious brown bag is. The size is ideal but sometimes it looks bulky, and this one from ASOS is ideal. I’m sure I can find a lot of similar ones but I love the simple design and cross-body strap!
What do you think? Maybe a bit old-fashioned style but what’s a girl to do. Where are you favourite places to shop?