I’m trying not to buy any new dresses at the moment. Like I discussed in my post a few days ago, I’m trying to lose a little weight for my health. So I don’t want to get too many new things in case they don’t fit me soon. My wardrobe is also completely full! So right now I’m just saving money and investing in accessories and things that aren’t dependant on my dress size.

The only dress I’ve bought recently was this one for £10 in Primark. I feel in love with the beautiful ditsy floral print and the shades of blue and yellow are just lovely. I also love that it’s a wrap dress, so if I do lose any weight I can just tie it a little tighter.

The dress is lovely quality for the price, the fabric is 100% viscose and has a lovely drape. The ruffle detail that runs all the way round is evenly stitched and sits well. My only misgiving with the dress is that I need to fasten it at the bust with a safety pin, to avoid exposing my bosom to the world. I do find this with most high street wrap dresses, they’re not really designed for busty women. It’s a little shorter than my usual dresses, but I like that about it and I think I’m going to wear this length a bit more. My usual dress size is a 14, but with most Primark things I size up and go for a 16. I’m glad I did with this dress, as the fit is just right and the 14 would have been too small. I would recommend trying this one on to make sure the size is right, rather than just taking it home, like I usually do in Primark.   I wore my dress with a simple gold necklace and my new Flare sandals from Hotter, which I featured in my sandals wishlist. I think the outfit looks really pretty, while still being comfortable and practical enough for a lovely walk in the park with Rob.  I’d definitely recommend this dress if you want something affordable and easy to wear. I also think this will work for years to come as it’s quite a classic style. Just because some clothes are cheap, it shouldn’t make them throwaway and every purchase should have a certain amount of longevity and I think I get that with this dress. Now I just hope they bring it out in another colour way. I may be budgeting, but for £10 it would be hard to say no. have you bought anything nice recently?


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If you follow me on Instagram or having been reading my blog for a while, you’ll know that I have a lot of love for Hotter shoes. Obviously I love wearing gorgeous dresses and dressing up all the time. But I’m also a big walker and I like to take the kids out for outdoor fun and exploring, so I need footwear that not only looks great with my dresses, but also keeps my feet happy when I’m on them all day. A couple of years ago I started wearing Hotter when I fell in love with their vintage inspired range. I got a couple of pairs of their flat comfortable sandals last year and wore them non stop. This year I am lucky enough to have partnered with Hotter to created some posts and to try some of the lovely shoes from their summer collection.

Hotter comfortable sandals wishlistToday I thought I’d share some of my favourite comfortable sandals from their current collection. I’ve also been thinking about how they work within my wardrobe and which shoes would go with some of my most worn dresses, as well as a couple of more casual outfits for trips to the beach or for chilling in the garden. My summer wardrobe always consists of some cropped jeans and lots of cotton dresses with a few pairs of shoes that mix and match well. I put together a little wishlist of some of ,my favourites.

Hotter comfortable sandals wishlist

Sandals from top of page to bottom…

  1. Resort Sandals in Leopard Print (top picture)
  2. Sol Sandals in Gold. I got these last summer and wore them so much. They’re still in perfect condition this year, so I’ll be wearing them with everything again this season.
  3. Resort Sandals in Rose Gold. I have these in another colour way, but I have my eye on this gorgeous rose gold pair.
  4. Dazzle in Leopard Print. These are casual but cute and perfect for wearing with jeans or block coloured outfits.
  5. Hallie in Tango Red. This is another pair that I have, I wear them with all of my dresses with red details. They are great because they’re quite dressy but also not too high for everyday.
  6. Tourist in Sand. These are the ultimate comfy and casual sandal perfect for jeans and casual playsuits. I’d wear these for barbecues and days out with the kids.
  7. Betsy in Rose Floral. I love the pretty print on these. I’d wear them with some of my colourful summer dresses. Like my vintage check one which I wear a lot.
  8. Sol in Tango Red. I already love my gold Sol sandals and I think they look absolutely lovely in red too.
  9. Sol in Brown Multi. I love the mix of colours on these, perfect for picking out the colours in different outfits. these would look great with both dresses and jeans.
  10. Resort in Dark Tan. These are the ultimate versatile sandal to go with everything. They are also really comfortable, so these would be a great all round choice.
  11. Tourist in Salmon. These are such a pretty colour and I think they would look amazing with jeans or some dungarees.
  12. Flare Sandals in Tan Multi. I had these in red last year and they were ridiculously comfortable all summer. I’m looking forward to wearing this colour too. I reviewed these last summer.

Hotter comfortable sandals wishlist

Which is your favourite pair and what would you wear them with? Do you recognise any of the dresses pictured above, they are all inspired by favourite pieces from my wardrobe.

Find the full range of comfortable sandals over on the Hotter website.

This post was sponsored by Hotter who I will be working with on a few posts over the summer. I am so grateful to be able to work with brands who I already shop with and love. All opinions as always are my own. 


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I’ve been very excited to put together a huge yellow Wishlist for Spring and Summer. As I mentioned in my recent Dolly and Dotty review, I am obsessed with yellow at the moment. I’ve been doing a yellow theme on my Instagram for a few months now. This obsession is definitely spilling into my wardrobe at the moment. And while I’m enjoying putting outfits together with the yellow things I already have, I do have my eye on a few new bits too. I shared my green Wishlist a couple of weeks ago and now it’s time for a very long yellow Wishlist!

Row One

  1. Every year I stock up on lots of crop tops, they are perfect for wearing with all my pretty skirts. I don’t like showing any tummy, but I find most sit just on the waistband of my skirts. I love this Bardot crop top from New Look. It’s so fun and classic.
  2. As usual everything in Collectif this season is awesome. This crop top and matching shorts really caught my eye. Perfect for holidays. xx
  3. These yellow floral shoes from Marks and Spencer would look so cute with the set above. I love the idea of dressing up simple outfits with such pretty shoes.
  4. This spotty wrap top from New Look is another one that would be great wear with skirts and jeans and is a totally gorgeous wardrobe staple.
  5. As you know I can’r resist a bit of Cath Kidston and since they don’t have any yellow dresses at the moment this yellow floral book bag is the next best thing. I love the book bags as they’r perfect for carrying my work around or for taking the girls books to and from the library.

Row Two

  1. I’ve had my eye on this lovely floral dress from Joanie clothing forever. The gorgeous floral print reminds me of the Queens yellow Horrockses dress from 1954 (pictures here)
  2. This ribbed button front vest from New look really appeals to me. With it’s big buttons I think it would look amazing with a full 50s skirt for a very vintage summer holiday look.
  3. This yellow dress from Marks and Spencer would be a great everyday summer dress. The dress in the link is slightly different (and nicer) than the one in the pic.
  4. I want this yellow lace dress from Joanie clothing for summer evenings, it’s so lovely!

Row Three

  1. I love the idea of wearing this gorgeous crochet bralet  from New Look in the summer with a gorgeous skirt like the yellow midi skirt from Marks and Spencer.
  2. The yellow circle bag would go with just about everything and straw bags seam to be everywhere this season. I love small bags like this, just enough room for a few essentials.
  3. I keep spotting these yellow shoes from Marks and Spencer and thinking how useful they’d be over the summer. Their clock colours accessories are amazing at the moment.
  4. I couldn’t resist adding this lace tassel crop top for a more boho summer look. This one is also from New Look, who seem to have loads of amazing tops at the moment.

Row One

  1.  I absolutely love Primark, for filling gaps in my wardrobe. I’ll often mix and match Primark pieces into outfits with original; vintage pieces or other high street items. This season I’m particularly loving all their summer tips and accessories. I’ll be searching my local store for this striped top, floral camisole, sunglasses (how awesome are these!).
  2. The the perfect summer smart out fit I love this yellow jacket and shorts co-ord set from Miss Selfridge. The two pieces are sold separately, so if you’re different sizes on top and bottom, then this would be ideal. I also love the very vintage styling of the side buttons on the shorts. These could be worn on their own with a vintage top for a 40s look.
  3. These Primark sandals are just £10 and would be perfect for adding a little yellow to summer outfits.

Row Two

  1. Probably the most me thing on this list is this lace sundress from Joanie Clothing. It’s the sort of thing I wear all summer and I absolutely love it.
  2. Other useful bits for building up a bit of yellow in your wardrobe are this cross body bag and crop tops Primark. I have the second top already and I love wearing under my dungarees for a casual look.
  3. also from Joanie clothing is this lovely embroidered midi dress, such a beautiful shade of yellow and a very versatile style, to carry you through all seasons.

Row Three

  1. The weather may be delightful right now, but the British summer cannot be relied upon! I always stock up some light knitwear for summer evenings and unseasonable cold spells. Two of my favourites include the aloha sweater and this gorgeous open weave cardigan, both from Joanie Clothing.
  2. My favourite new dress for the season so far is this gorgeous yellow floral cape dress from Simply Be. I love the light fabric and the little cape detail is just adorable. You can seeing me wearing it in yesterdays blog post.
  3. These block heeled shoes are from Primark and at £12, I’m going to find them hard to resist!
  4. I like to have lots of crop tops in my collection to mix and match with my high waisted skirts, this knot front top from Primark is another must-have. Lets hope I can find one!

I hope you enjoyed my yellow wishlist, what are your favourite pieces? have you seen any nice yellow stuff that you think I’d enjoy? Send me links!


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The weather over the last few days has been absolutely glorious. Sometimes I hate the unpredictable British weather, other times I love the way it goes from one extreme to another. No wonder we never stop talking about the weather. I made the most of the lovely days, by wearing lots of pretty dresses. One of those was this new addition to my wardrobe from Fashion World, which I was recently sent to try. They stock a huge quantity of brands and this particular one is by Simply Be.

This pretty yellow dress comes in the most gorgeous yellow floral print, perfect for this time of year and also perfect for my yellow Instagram theme! I love the vintage feel of the cape detail and neckline, but also quite like the more modern shorter length on this one.

I got the dress in a size 14 and like most dresses I’ve had from Simply Be the sizing was pretty good. The dress comes in sizes 12 – 32, and I definitely think it’s one of those magic dresses that looks good on all shapes and sizes. I also love that the cape details skims over my upper arms, which is so flattering.

I wore the dress with some sandals and a bag which are also from Fashion World. The espadrille style sandals are by Simply Be and I absolutely love them. I have quite wide feet and these are just so comfortable and easy to wear. I’ve pretty much not taken them off at all for the last couple of weeks, as they go with everything.

There were so many different bags on the Fashion World website, but this embroidered saddle bag really caught my eye. I love a cross the body style and the colours in the embroidery go really well with the dress. This is another item that’s going to be really versatile over the summer and will do with so many of my outfits.

I love this outfit, as it’s so simple and easy to throw together, but still looks really lovely. This is why I love the summer so much, all my outfits consist of a dress, sandals and a bag and then I just add jewellery or other accessories if I need to.

Lets hope there is plenty more lovely weather, so I can wear more of my dresses. Which is your favourite season for fashion?

For more pretty dresses, take a look at the Outfits section on the blog. I also share lots of my everyday outfits over on my Instagram.

*This outfit was sent to me for the purposes of review. All opinions are my own. 


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There needs to be a word for the emotion you feel, when you walk into Cath Kidston and spot yet another dress you just can’t live without! This happens to me way more often than it should! I have a weakness for dresses anyway. They are a hobby and an obsession, as well as just being things to wear. My dresses are a collection and the number of Cath Kidston ones I own is always growing. The latest addition is the truly gorgeous Park View dress.

I first spotted this dress in the Covent Garden store, it was love at first sight. Unfortunately I couldn’t afford it at the time, but I didn’t forget about it! The dress features some of my favourite places in London, it makes me feel happy and nostalgic. The print is just beautiful. It features sketches of iconic views in the city including St Pauls and Kew Gardens. Along with lovely floral details. The colours are so lovely and bright. I also love the shape of this dress, the V neck is super flattering and the cap leaves are very comfortable.

A couple of weeks ago I spotted the dress in the sale and just had to make it mine. I am so glad I did, as I’ll be enjoying this for years and every time I see it, it puts big smile on my face. I wore it recently for a trip to Ham House, one of my favourite places. I think the beautiful dress and beautiful location worked wonderfully together.

I teamed the dress with my favourite denim jacket. This came from peacocks last year, at the moment I’m wearing it with everything. A denim jacket is perfect for this time of year when the weather isn’t quite warm enough to go without. I also like how a denim jacket makes a pretty dress look a little more casual. Perfect for a chilled out look when I’m out doing stuff with the kids. I added a rather dressy vintage necklace, because I think it goes well with the dress and it’s one of my favourite pieces of jewellery. I also wore my Clarks brogues, which I’m really loving at the moment.

I have a pin on my jacket, to pay homage to my all time favourite Disney film and character. The Beast! I absolutely love him and was so happy when I spotted this pin in Primark recently. It’s part of a set of Beauty and the Beast pins and my lovely mum bought them for me.

I usually don’t spend a lot on clothes, I love finding bargains and wearing vintage pieces, so Cath Kidston dresses are top of my budget, but worth every penny. They last forever, wash well and most of all they are beautiful. The print on this one, is up there with my all time favourite Cath Kidston prints. I wish they had done a few more things in this print as it is absolutely stunning and my favourite London print from CK so far.

The Park View dress is currently reduced from £75 to £55 and is available on the Cath Kidston website


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