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Wednesday wishlist

Doesn’t time fly quickly? It feels like only yesterday that I was writing the last one of these, more of which can be found here. Let’s start with a dress, shall we?

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High Socie-tea dress in Floral, $64.99 Modcloth.com

 

This week’s Wednesday wishlist is inspired by this beauty I saw on the Modcloth website. It’s getting colder these days and this dress is the perfect one to wear through the late summer months and into the autumn. And at only $64.99, which works out at around £38, it’s a bargain. If you’re more interested in pastels though, Modcloth sell a similar dress in ‘macaron’. What’s not to love?

Full Pint Buckle Poppy satchel, £115, Brit-stitch.com

Full Pint Buckle Poppy satchel, £115, Brit-stitch.com

 

Next up is the perfect bag to accompany this dress. This one is from Brit-Stitch and the eye-popping red colour will certainly draw attention to any outfit, but that’s all part of the fun, right? Brit-Stitch bags are handmade in the UK, so buying one also means supporting a local business. Plus, it’s always worth following the brand on Twitter or Facebook, as that’s where they post links to special offers and discounts, such as their recent flash sale.

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Kontrary Red Patent Mary Jane shoes, £14, Office

I’ve been dreaming of a pair of bright red shoes for ages now and these, from Office, are the perfect ones. Team these with a summery dress, such as the Modcloth one above, or some indigo jeans and enjoy the attention you get while wearing them. These do however remind me a little of Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz. I’m not sure if that’s a good thing or not.

What’s on your wishlist this week? I love reading posts like this, so send any links my way.


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Wednesday wishlist

It’s Wednesday again and it’s time to talk about what has made my wishlist this week.

Orla Kiely dress, £52.50, People Tree

Orla Kiely dress, £52.50, People Tree

Dresses are my downfall, I swear, and having been in love with the People Tree brand for years, their collection of designer pieces really make me swoon. This Orla Kiely collab is one of my current faves and, best of all, it has been reduced in price within the last week. What better excuse do you need to snap it up? If you’re after another though, the print is made up of dancing girls, neatly hidden so that you have to take a closer look to see them. If you love Orla’s designs as much as I do, then this is the dress for you.

Saltwater sandals, £49.00, Toast

Saltwater sandals, £49.00, Toast

I know everyone has been talking about these Saltwater sandals lately, but with all the lovely weather we’ve been having, I’ve been craving a pair of sturdy-but-cute sandals and, after attending the Toast sale at the weekend (more on that coming soon), I saw a few pairs of the sandals. Unfortunately, there were none in my size and so I had to go way empty handed, but these exclusive-to-Toast purple Saltwaters will brighten up any summery outfits perfectly and also add a pop of colour to the below skirt.

New Look lace skirt, £39.99, ASOS

New Look lace skirt, £39.99, ASOS

This New Look lace skirt is perfect for covering up those white (or sunburnt) summer legs, great for evenings spent walking along the beach and would even be ideal for a Sunday afternoon stroll. I am a big fan of white right now (probably due to Wimbledon recently taking over my life), although sadly I don’t have the tan to make it look awesome, but that won’t stop me from wearing it. Although a white top would look great teamed with the skirt, a colourful cami would also suit it well, don’t you think?

I’ve spent a bit too much money on clothes in the past week, so sadly I probably won’t be able to purchase any of these for a few weeks at least. However, that means I do have a few posts to share with you in the future. Please let me know if you like these types of posts. And have a good week!

More of the same kind of posts can be found here and here.

 


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Dinefwr Literature Festival

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The weekend before last, when it was still incredibly hot, I went along to a lovely, not very well known, festival close to my family home. Despite this only being the second year of The Dinefwr Literature Festival, it has already built up quite a reputation locally and in Wales, although it’s still small enough not to be overrun by people.

As I’m lucky enough to live nearby, it wasn’t much of a trek to get there every day and I could go back to a warm bed and hot shower every night too, which I secretly loved, so I didn’t have to give up any of my luxuries.

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Although mainly a literature festival, there was also a good selection of music and other activities there, not to mention the amazing selection of food places (there was one place which sold the most amazing cake with carrot, apple and various nuts and spices in!)

I really enjoyed the variety of artists and bands who were playing; namely Cate Le Bon, Climbing Trees and Gruff Rhys (who was worth a watch just for his act in-between the songs) and discovered a whole load of newer bands that played my kind of music.

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A replica of the Dylan Thomas shed even made an appearance, to celebrate the centenary of the poet’s birth

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Climbing Trees were one of the new bands I discovered while at the festival

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Dinefwr provided the perfect tranquil backdrop for the festival

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Perhaps the highlight for me though, was Laura Bates, journalist, founder of the Everyday Sexism website and author of a new book, also called Everyday Sexism, who gave a brilliant talk about sexism and the situations that she and other women have found themselves in, that unfortunately a lot of women can relate to. Perhaps because that was the first talk I went to, but it really put me in an empowering mood and I really enjoyed the rest of the weekend at Dinefwr.

Apart from the many bands I went to see, I also enjoyed the literature and poetry events, like the poet Gillian Clarke. Gillian, the current National Poet of Wales, performed a few of her poems and, although I’ve seen her before, she is really good and has such a stage presence that makes you want to watch her again.

If you’ve never been to Dinefwr, it should be somewhere to put on your wishlist straightaway. The setting was spectacular and the festival was so relaxing and lovely that I’m sure it will be a success in the future. I hope the next one isn’t too far away!

 


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Wednesday wishlist

Now that summer has actually arrived and we’re planning our festivals/summer holidays/beach trips/barbecues, it’s time to start dreaming of all the clothes we can wear to these events (and pretty much constantly throughout the next few months).

First up is the Topshop Frill Hem Cami, which I’ve had my eye on for ages. Annoyingly, it was out of stock when I planned to buy it, then back in stock, back out of stock and now it’s back online again. I’m not sure whether it’s only available online, as none of my local Topshop stores seem to sell it, but if you want it, I suggest you get in there quickly.

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Frill Hem Cami Suntop, £26 from Topshop

 

Another item that has stayed in my ASOS saved items for a while are these Daisy Printed Culotte Shorts. They also have a similar playsuit, but shorts are far more practical for someone tall like me. I can just imagine wearing these with pretty white tops all summer long.

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Daisy Printed Culotte Shorts, £15 from ASOS

 

A colleague of mine recently bought these beauties, the Keel Multi Weave Silver sandals from Office. Although slightly pricey at £45, there’s something so mesmerising about these sandals and I love the whole weave look that’s been around for a little while now. It won’t matter if I turn up to work in the same shoes as the colleague in question, will it?

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Keel Multi Weave Silver Leather sandal, £45 from Office

 

I’d love to know if you like these kinds of posts. I’m not sure whether I’ll make Wednesday Wishlist a weekly feature, but it’s fun to dream about clothes, right?

I hope you’re all enjoying and making the most of the sunny weather outside. Do you have any barbecues planned?