Boat printed cotton dress: Asos
Wicker bag with flower: Primark
White plimsols: Vans
Red plastic watch: Toywatch
Ball charm bracelet: Tiffany and Co

It looks like summer has finally arrived - well at least for a few days! I wore this outfit on Saturday to bask in the sunshine. It was such a nice day. Can't really go wrong with pie, mash and liquor, a BBQ and an evening spent in the beer garden. I brought this dress from Asos a good month ago but the weather never been nice enough to let me wear it. I adore the print on it and the cheeky little cut out back. I was trying to channel the 50s look with this outfit, although the plimsols were none to kind my my blistered feet! They were in agony! I think this bag may be my new favourite thing - i haven't been in Primark for two months! I think i'm coming down with something...

Did you all have a nice weekend? Go anywhere exciting?

55 Factory

The majority of these photos were given to me by the lovely Gemma - I always seem to spend too much time talking at events and completely forget to take pictures! Always the way eh?

Last week I was very kindly invited to the launch of of the second issue of 55 Factory, a cool magazine that focuses on music and fashion features. It's such a lovely handbag size which means it's perfect to pop in your bag and read on your commute into work - i'm always after things to make my commute go faster. TFL will be the death of me! The cover star was Pandemonia who is the rather fetching lady in the orange dress! The launch took place in Covent Garden's Rokit. Rokit is one of my favourite places to have a rummage, I could have spent a fortune on the jewellery if I wasn't so poor! The best thing about any blogger events is meeting old favourites and getting to know new bloggers. I met the lovely Gemma, Elodie and Laura - me and Laura spent ages talking to each other before we even realised who each other was! Thanks girls for giving me a really good night.

The final picture is the amazing Meat Market - i've been going on about this place to everyone. I can't get over how tasty the burgers were. Mcdonalds eat your heart out. They taste like cardboard in comparison!

Thank you so much to Lois of Carrottop PR for inviting and to all the sponsors for the lovely goodie bag. The lip balm is now one of my favourites!

What would you wish for if you had one chance?

Peach dipped hem shirt dress: New Look
Nude heeled pumps: Primark
Gold coloured necklace: Car boot
Taupe nails: Next
Gold coloured knot earrings: Topshop

This is something that's completely not my style yet I love it. I decided to take the plunge and embrace the dipped hem trend after spotting this dress in the New Look sale for only a tenner. I wore this to a wedding reception last week and have never really felt more Essex my life. With my fake tan and gold jewellery I think I did my county proud! The necklace was a car boot find and it's the perfect piece to wear under collars. Car boots are fab places to find unique jewellery and it's always so cheap too - this necklace was only a £1!

How is your week going so far?

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