We've got a city to love

Tribal print maxi dress: River Island
Black 3/4 sleeved cardigan: Primark
Black suedette studded sandals: Primark
Black Satchal: Charity shop
Red plastic watch: Toywatch
Black beaded cameo bracelet: Thomas Sabo
Orange nail polish: Rock Candy Nails Inc

Sorry for the squinty eyes, it was so sunny yesterday and when I tried to take the photos at the other end of the garden they looked over exposed!

This is what I wore yesterday to attend two BBQs! Yes two, I have now overdosed on meat and do not want to eat another burger in the foreseeable future! The maxi dress and sandals are from last summer. The dress was a complete bargain, I brought it in the River Island sale reduced from £50 to £10! It is a bit tent like but its so comfortable. Perfect for days when im stuffing my face! I am so excited to be pulling out my summer clothes, it feels like I have a whole new wardrobe!

If you follow me on twitter you will be aware that I have managed to get an internship! I am so excited, so much so that I think I phoned everyone in my phone book on Friday to tell them the good news. I will be working for a parenting website based in North London. I will finally be a city girl, I have only ever wanted to work in the city so even though it will only be for 3 months I am going to be achieving one of my dreams! It is based right next to a shopping centre which can only mean bad news to be honest. Hello no more wages! I will still keep my job in retail at the weekends so I won't be completely skint. I also get a little bit of money from the internship so really I will not be any worse off. Still earning the same amount of money. I will be starting either this week or next, eeeeek cannot wait!

I recieved my naked skincare goodies yesterday and they all smell so nice! I love the packaging, it was obvious a lot of time and effort went into it! I used the shampoo and conditioner this morning and am going to try out the hair mask later on in the week. I am going to do a review of the hair mask but if you want reviews of any of the other products just let me know!

What did everyone else get up to over the weekend? Anyone used Naked skincare before?


  1. Woo to the internship!! Youre right being right by the shopping centre is going to be hard. You must be disciplined!

    My naked stuff didnt arrive with that crinkley cardboard i got the horrible foam things!! I do love the lilac tissue paper though!


  2. Well done on both the internship and for looking so fabulous! I love that dress on you, it's not tent-like in the slightest. xxx

  3. Congrats on the internship! That's gonna be so great for you! I love your tribal print dress, and sandals! I'm also jelous that you've had BBQ experiences Im still waiting for my first one this Summer :P


  4. That dress is lovely :) Well done on the internship - how exciting! I've used Naked shampoo and conditioner before and loved it - didn't know they did skincare actually!

  5. ok, was gonna comment about how I love the dress and just noticed the last post referenced a kate bush song... terrific!

  6. Good luck starting your internship! Your dress is fab, its perfect for summer.

  7. I love that dress so much xo

  8. Nope, never used it. Any good? Love the maxidress btw. The outfit totally rocks. Thanks for sharing the photos and feel free to drop by me too, anytime.'


  9. What a total bargain! It would look fab with loads of those indian bangles stacked up too.
    The internship sounds fab, decided what to wear for your first day?!

  10. Congrats on the internship. That's brilliant news. I love your dress, it's really unique.

  11. Looking lovely in your maxi!
    And congratulations on the internship, that's amazing!

    Rosie x

  12. I can't believe that dress was only £10!
    Congrats on your internship, that's amazing! I can only imagine myself working in a city too, would love to do an internship in London! Well done :)
    Rebecca x

  13. oh - i love your look, those sandals as awesome - I think I need them! :) I've never used Naked before - do let us know how you get on.



  14. hey soph! love this maxi dress so cute!! hopefully the weather here gets better soon so i can be slipping into a maxi too! :) x

  15. Love the River Island maxi, looks great on you! And yay for the internship, they're always amazing experience! :) xx


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