Possibly the most inappropriate outfits for today’s weather (June and January are interchangeable, apparently) but hey, here’s a lil’ summery thing I’ve been up to with Matalan lately. Considering my Facebook feed’s full of airport check-ins here there and everywhere, ‘Holiday Abroad Styling’ is perfectly timed. Might be blanket weather here but it seems half the population is off on their jollies anyway so we’ll roll with it. Behold the beach holiday capsule wardrobe, expertly styled by yours truly (humour me).
I won’t go into much detail about the items here since I’ve already written a full rundown over on Matalan’s blog, and I think you get the gist of the black and white theme anyway. With the obligatory cliché ‘pop of colour’, ofc. Can’t go without that. I was asked to style items for a beach holiday and I’ll definitely be taking them all to France with me next month, but tbh I think most will be in my suitcase for Budapest next week too. And no, I probably won’t shut up about Budapest before, during, or after our trip. #SorryNotSorry and all that. I can see all the items working equally well for a city break as the beach (providing I keep the white skirt spill-free) so I’d say for under £50 total, this ain’t a bad multitasking capsule wardrobe.
OK so just one note about the hat. It’s both slightly ridiculous and very fabulous at the same time and I love it. Not gonna lie I think it might be a smidge OTT for my city break, but get me to the beach and this will not be leaving my head. Still haven’t found a way to store it other than like an ornament perched on my banister though…
all items (apart from sandals) c/o Matalan
And and AND… guess who’s a free woman as of today? Tad melodramatic but yeah, I finished my A levels yesterday so HI, Lily the (temporary) full time blogger, at your service. Got my avocado and toast and coffee by my side and everything. 😉 I am SO frickin happy to be done though, seriously. Literally went straight from my exam yesterday to the pub for my gal pal’s bday to spend 9 hours drinking dirt cheap cocktails and eating nachos. It was fab. What with exams and whatnot it had been ages since we’d all been together, so it was a perfect way to just chill out and catch up and have a laugh without instagramming or tweeting a single thing. Can put the world to rights over several jugs of pornstar martini, you know! Today though, today I am back on it. Blogger mode ON. Hasn’t quite sunk in yet that I’m done with classroom/conventional education forever, but I’m sure as hell loving the freedom. Here’s to summer, even if Britain hasn’t quite got the memo! [Cheers emoji]
lily kate x
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Bekah30th June 2016 at 8:17 am
YAY!!! Congrats on finishing your exams!! 😀 You should feel very proud of yourself!! 😀
lily kate30th June 2016 at 11:12 am
Thanks Bekah! I’m so happy it’s ridiculous haha, hasn’t really sunk in yet that I don’t have to go back in September and I’m just out in the world now haha. Just so glad it’s done!
Imogen Clegg30th June 2016 at 1:53 pm
I love that hat! and the underwear is super pretty too!
lily kate30th June 2016 at 2:27 pm
The hat is my fave! Can’t wait to wear it all to the beach 🙂
Emily30th June 2016 at 2:53 pm
That hat is just perfection!
lily kate30th June 2016 at 3:26 pm
Too right it is!
Jenny30th June 2016 at 2:56 pm
I love shopping in Matalan, such great value and perfect for Summer hols shopping.
lily kate30th June 2016 at 3:27 pm
All the love for Matalan! Perfect place for last minute holiday emergencies 🙂
Lizzie30th June 2016 at 3:42 pm
Love this skirt, I have been looking or one just like this! Great picks 🙂
lily kate30th June 2016 at 3:43 pm
I had too! It fits really well and I love the shape. Thank you!
Ana30th June 2016 at 10:00 pm
Aha! This post reminds me of my summer vacation starting from tomorrow. I am going to Miami, Ft. Lauderdale and Key West and am super excited for my beach vacation!
You too have a great long Independence day weekend!
lily kate1st July 2016 at 9:21 am
That sounds amazing! I don’t blame you for being super excited. We don’t celebrate Independence day here in the UK but I’m going on holiday on Monday, so that’s enough reason to celebrate the 4th of July for me!
Liz Mays1st July 2016 at 1:23 am
These are some awesome looks for summer. I love the hat! It must be nice to be done with school!
lily kate1st July 2016 at 9:22 am
Thank you Liz! I’m so glad to be done and just enjoy the summer now. Even if this ‘summer’ has been nothing but rain so far!
Elizabeth O.1st July 2016 at 6:40 am
I really love the outfits, it’s light enough for the summer and it’s perfect for a day on the beach! This is what I enjoy about the summer the most, you can wear comfy outfits and not mind the weather at all.
lily kate1st July 2016 at 9:26 am
Thanks Elizabeth! Getting me excited for my days on the beach next month now. Gotta love easy summer dressing!
Sara1st July 2016 at 8:14 am
Love the way you rocked the pieces! The white denim skirt would have to be my favorite.
Rose Sahetapy1st July 2016 at 8:42 pm
I agree with you about weather in Europe, but hey..it’s summer..we should embrace the season (or maybe not with constant rain)..LOL…Love your outfits, and also the hat.
lily kate1st July 2016 at 11:05 pm
I suppose we should just stop expecting the weather to be nice really! But then every so often it’s boiling and our expectations are high again lol. Glad you like the outfits!
Cecilia Keinapel2nd July 2016 at 9:48 am
Amazing styles, I love the white highwaist pencil skirt and you look stunning in all of the photos!
lily kate2nd July 2016 at 1:32 pm
Thank you so much Cecilia! The skirt might just be my favourite too.
Ivan Jose3rd July 2016 at 7:53 am
Pretty and sexy! Hope you had a great time at the beach!
lily kate3rd July 2016 at 9:33 am
Fatima3rd July 2016 at 4:32 pm
I am sure how glad you would be on finishing your exams. The photos are really nice.
lily kate3rd July 2016 at 6:29 pm
Thanks Fatima! I’m so glad you wouldn’t believe 🙂