The Spotted Skirt of Dreams.

Summer is firmly here, so naturally I want to spend every waking moment as near to the sea as possible. I don’t think I remember a summer that has ever started so early and been such a consistent scorcher; I think we’ve seen 5 days of rain max in the last month – which is completely unheard of for Wales!

We are lucky enough to live close to one of the most instagrammable, cutest piers I’ve ever seen (I mean, c’mon, it’s got pale pink and white railings guys!), so naturally I thought it would be the perfect place to shoot this lil outfit ft. the polka dot skirt I never knew I needed.

I picked this one up online after seeing it on a few other instagrammers – and let me tell you, it does not disappoint. A lovely midi length, buttons down the front and a split up each side for a cheeky flash o’ leg – what more could you want? “How about some pockets?”, you say? It’s got them too! It’s a lovely light fabric to keep you cool, and the elasticated waistband means you’ve got plenty of room for scoffing all those ice creams over the summer. Oh Pull & Bear, you’ve done very well with this one. I’ve popped a link on this post – sadly I think it’s sold out on ASOS, but they still have it in limited sizes on their own website. Fly my pretties!

I also picked up this (faux) leather jacket in the new Stradivarius store in Cardiff, and for £30 I think I’ve nabbed myself an absolute bargain! It’s lovely and slouchy (although I did size up as I prefer leather jackets a little less snug for spring), and not too heavy – just the thing for those chilly evenings after sunset.

I couldn’t resist cracking out my new favourite bag for the occasion either: the Cult Gaia Ark mini. My first (and only!) designer purchase, I originally bought this bag with the intention of keeping it for upcoming special occasions, but naturally a bag this cute shouldn’t spend too much time sitting on the shelf and being admired, when it could be out and about making new friends… One ball, a gala dinner and several trips to town later, this bag is such a talking point I just have to use it as often as possible whilst it’s warm enough.

Skirt: Pull & Bear, Faux Leather Jacket: Stradivarius, Bag: Cult Gaia (via Net-A-Porter), Shoes: H&M (old), Top: Topshop (old), Ring: ASOS (old), Sunglasses: Warehouse (old)

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