One evergreen fashion staple for summer are whites. It’s fresh, clean, crisp and cooling. Can be complimented with bold colours or toughened up with utility separates. The only downside is making sure that you don’t spill anything on you especially foods like spaghetti or red wine. Nevertheless, it shouldn’t stop you from getting these 8 beauties in my Shopping Trolley this week. I’m in love with the bell sleeved dress from Topshop as it can get away with being a wedding dress. The white nail polish is perfect to keep those nails fresh for summer.
I love a good wish list as gives me an opportunity to scroll through endless pages of beautiful clothing. I recently partnered with Lyst.co.uk to create a summer in the city wish list. If you haven’t heard of Lyst before it’s a fully interactive shopping destination with thousands brands including high street favourites Topshop and River Island under one roof to create an ultimate, personal shopping experience. You can also hear about new store arrivals and when your favourite item goes on sale.
At first glance, the site has a clean, minimalistic style and very easy to navigate. To begin creating my Lyst, I signed up (a very quick process) and answered a series of questions to decide which brands I love and which I don’t. This enables you to only follow brands that you love. This info is then used to create a page called New for You where you can find a host of new products based around the brands you’ve followed. There are two ways for searching for products. The first one is using the trusty search bar and you type exactly what you’re looking for or if you need some inspiration you can click on the Women, Men, Designers and Sales tab to narrow your search. You can even pick the colour you’re after and the price range. If you’re still feeling lost, be sure to check out the Be Inspired section to browse and shop Lysts created by the designers, stores and fashion influencers.
My inspiration behind my summer in the city wish list came from my holiday in Italy last year where I walked on cobbled streets, eating authentic Italian pizza and soaking up the culture. I centred my wish list around the gorgeous Valentino studded bag as the colour is perfect for brightening up your summer outfit and can carry just the essentials.
One of my main goals for this year is to be happy. To love myself and not to depend for others for happiness. Over the years, I realised that your happiness is your own responsibility. It’s a choice that only you have control over. It’s tough love but it’s the only way to live a positive life and contented life.
Here are 8 ways to create your own happiness:
1. Listen to Music I love music and I’m constantly on the look out for feel good songs that I can put on my iPod (still going strong after 5+ years) to put me in a good mood. Here’s a list of some of my favourite songs at the moment:
Pop over to your local beauty salon and get pampered. Get your hair did, pedicure, manicure or even a body massage. Just unwind and look amazing.
3. Hang out with a Good Friend
There’s nothing like catching up with a good friend over lunch or on a shopping spree in the city. Call up one of your girlfriends and plan something together.
4. Go on a Short Break
Pack your bags and go on an adventure to another city. It could be in another town in the same country or somewhere in Europe. Soak up the culture, try different foods and explore.
5. Take Pictures of Yourself
In my recent outfit of the day post, I mentioned that I want to start showcasing my personal style on my blog. It doesn’t have to be Instagram approved, but it will certainly make you appreciate your uniqueness, boost confidence and to love yourself for who you are.
6. Fill your Day with the Things you Love
Sometimes happiness can be found in the tiniest of details. For example make your favourite cup of coffee, cooking a delicious meal to eat or buying flowers for your living space.
7. Find Quotes to Live by
There are heaps of profiles on Twitter and Instagram that are dedicated to quotes about life, failure, love and etc. I have quite a few saved on my phone that I look at wen I’m feeling down. Here are a few accounts to follow where you can find quotes to live by:
Doing something new will not only bring new opportunities but will take you out of your comfort zone. Take a dancing class. Learn a new language. Meet new people. Learn to wear makeup. The world is your oyster!
P.S – I hope you enjoyed this post. Here’s a question for you: What makes you happy? Let me know your thoughts in the comments!