The sales are well and truly running and it’s time to nab those bargains. Summer sale dresses, half price shoes, you name it, the deals are on. I often use this time to buy another of any item that I’ve loved. Worn it to death? Just buy another… at half price! Unfortunately for me, I’ve only got loose change rattling around at the moment, so I can’t splash out. It’s not as bad as it sounds though, as I rarely find things that I love in the sale anyway. Keep telling yourself that Zoe… Just keep telling yourself!
Regular readers of my blog know that I’m a dress kinda girl and I’ve been keeping my eyes open for any sale gems, just in case I happen across a money tree in the next few weeks. Below are three little numbers that I love… What do you think? Have you got your eye on any Summer sale dresses?
From left to right:
1: Dahlia – Eloise Oversized Floral Shirt Dress
A great pick for festivals. Add leggings and boots for an edgier look, or go bare with sandles and a wide brimmed hat.
2: Whistles – Stevie Crystalised Floral Dress
Such a lovely colour for summer. Perfect for any special occasion.
3: Mango – Stripped Ponte Dress.
This dress screams summer in France to me. An evening stroll along the beach, before dining al fresco. *dreams*
I love a good Etsy find and I love it even more when someone buys me an Etsy gift from my wish list! I came across BlackBird And The Owl when I was searching for an Oyster card holder. Sick of using the standard TFL case, I’ve had my eye out for the perfect card pouch for some time and what do you know, one of my favouite sites came up trumps again!
Alex got me this little Etsy gift for my birthday the other week and I love it – Both of my favourite colours and so much more stylish than your standard Oyster or bank card holder…
The Blackbird and Owl is owned by Peggy Wolf, who is a full time full-time illustrator based in Germany. Her Etsy store is full of eye catching leather and suede bags, pouches, coin purses, card holders and other delights. If you are a fan of handprinted geometric patterns, then is is the place for you. How can all these lovely colours not put a smile on your face?
I think it’s time for you to pop on over and buy an Etsy gift for someone you love… Oh, go on then – Just treat yourself ;)
Have you got any favourite Etsy gift shops we should all know about?
I’m much better at drinking water than I ever used to be, but when the summer months hit us, I often find myself craving a sweet drink or two. Last week, I set out to settle those cravings by simply purchasing one of these fruit infusing water bottles from a seller on ebay. No fizzy drinks or sugar laden juices required – Just simple and refreshing infused water.
The fruit infusing water bottles may seem a bit gimmicky to some of you, but this is one way I’ll be able to get myself on track and keep myself drinking the good stuff throughout the day. Yes, I could just stick some fruit in a glass and be done, but that wouldn’t be as fun now, would it? I’m not really one for a face full of fruit either! Nope, not a good look. Moreover, this bottle is also very happy to come with me wherever I go. Fabulous!
So far, I’ve only tested it out with some strawberries and that initially tasted pretty good. Just a small hint of flavour and nothing too over the top, but definitely a nice change to the usual glass of water – However, after a while the strawberries got a little soggy and they lost their lovely fruity smell and that is all I could think about when sipping. I think I’ll skip using those again and just opt to mix up different fruits such as limes and orange. I may even go all out and add a sprig of rosemary to that… Look at me getting all fancy!
My options are endless. Cucumber, lemon and mint sounds pretty good and so does raspberry with lime or pineapple and mango. Endless mixing options, but I’m probably going to have to watch out for those soggy ones. Ah, what fun I’m going to have. There’s bound to be a flavour for you, and I really don’t mind if you put it in a jug or glass instead of purchasing yourself one of the fruit infusing water bottles. I have a feeling you can probably pick these up cheaply in a pound shop somewhere, but don’t quote me on that…