I just can't listen to the words of fools

Orange floral dress - Primark
Cream cardigan - Primark
Nude cut out brogues - Dorothy Perkins

This dress was found as a result of a self-imposed spending ban. I'm trying to save for New York so buying clothes is a no-no and I'm having to root around in the dark and dingy depths of my wardrobes for things to wear. Sometimes I'm disappointed but other times it's a pleasant surprise like when I found this dress. It's quite a few years old now and I remember being disgusted that it was priced at £25. A bit extortionate to be fair but it's made of lovely thick material with netting underneath to help make it poof. This is my summer uniform. It's so easy to chuck on a dress, cardigan and shoes when you pop your snooze button on a bit too many times and have to rush out the door to catch the bus. My lovely wavy hair is courtesy of the Bumble and Bumble surf spray - we've become firm friends. Just look what it does!

What is your summer uniform?


  1. I am on a shopping ban too so I hope I find some lovely things I have forgotten about in my wardrobe too!
    Your hair looks gorgeous, I need to get my hands on some of that spray.

  2. I adore this outfit, those shoes finish it perfectly x

  3. I love this dress, I have it somewhere in the depths of my wardrobe but I suspect it won't fit me anymore :(

  4. So pretty Sophie! I've got a hankering for some brogues now, yours are so nice! And you must have one of the best dress collections ever. (:

  5. I'm trying to save as well, but I'm terrible at it! My summer uniform is dresses that have an empire waist. I only put true effort into my outfit if I'm legitimately going out at night. It's just too hot to do much for day. Your hair is looks beautiful!

    Life of Mabel

  6. That dress is from primark?
    I thought it was going to be an expensive 50's dress :)
    Looking lovely


  7. SOPHIE your hair!! I love your locks, please let's swap. In other news, your dress is gorgeous, so summery :) <3 Claire @ Jazzpad

  8. oh my, your dress is way too cute, love the print!

    Drawing Dreaming

  9. I would never have guessed that this was Primark! My summer uniform is definitely comprised of dresses, I can't remember the last time I bought separates. x

  10. This dress is gorgeous, I can't believe it's from Primark, the quality looks really lovely! This is pretty much my summer uniform too!

    Louise x
    The Little Things

  11. looovely dress sophie :) does the surf spray work on super straight hair? its impossible to get any sort of wave in my hair without heat! x

  12. you look so lovely! following your blog now, can't believe i hadn't seen it before!

    from helen at thelovecatsinc // bloglovin

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  13. You're very kind! I've been following your blog for a while so it's lovely to hear!

  14. Good on you for saving the pennies for NYC. It'll be worth it when you're away in the states :)

    The dress does look lovely!



  15. oh, you have the cutest dress here! i love the colors in it!

    lindsey louise


  16. what a gorgeous dress! you look darling!
    happy to be your newest follower! xx
    Alice Barton ♥ TheMowWay

  17. Beautiful dress & I love the shoes you paired with it. Lovely blog, btw :)!

  18. I adore your dress!
    Instagram: Cmichellestyles


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