A great time for thrifting, some more recycling and wearing shorts...

I'm kind of inclined to say I didn't shop a lot through the month but I suspect it wouldn't be true - better not check. Still, looking at last month's outfit diary I can see it could have been a great time for thrifting: I've managed to recycle lots of items I had lying about, like the leopard print crop blouse, the chambray dress, the gladiator sandals, some vintage hand-me-downs, a Kate Moss for Topshop dress coinciding with the launch of the new collection and so on. 

I guess I'm becoming obsessed with wearing shorts with shirts. The outfits feel barely there but look uber stylish, I can only recommend as I road-tested them for both work and play - and more are coming up in August!

Enjoy summer and find my live feeds on Instagram, Tumblr, Twitter, and selected looks on Lookbook.


shorts: Mango, black gladiators: eBay, crop blouse: River Island, hat: market, shades: Topshop
sandals: Dr. Martens Gryphon, shorts: women'secret, shirt: New Look, clutch: H&M,
necklace: River Island

longline vest, tropical shirt: New Look menswear, leather sandals: Asos, shades: Topshop
shirt worn as a kimono: New Look menswear, leather shorts: Springfield, vest: Mango

shirt: River Island, shorts: Springfield, sandals: Asos, vest: Mango, necklace: New Look
shirt, denim shorts, belt: New Look, sandals: River Island

striped tailored shorts: Mango, shirt Primark, wellies: Hunter Regent,
belt: vintage, sandals: Clarks


savannah dress, sandals: Asos, denim jacket: vintage Wrangler

chambray dress: Dorothy Perkins, chocolate leather gladiators: eBay, bag: Prada, trilby: H&M
white shift dress: River Island, minimal sandals: New Look

frill front shift dress, shades: Topshop, structured backpack: New Look,
leather trainers: Converse All Star

knitted trim dress: Terranova, sandals: Clarks, shades: Topshop
daisy dress: Kate Moss x Topshop, ballerinas: Hunter Curzon, parka: Primark, jeans: Terranova


trousers: Zara, tee: Marks & Spencer, pointy flats, bag: New Look, belt: Topshop, anchor necklace: River Island
SPORTS LUXE: THROW A WANG (more pics here)

trousers, trench: Zara, pastel bomber: Asos, skaters, belt: Topshop, shades: Primark


pig tee: Mother of Pearl, welly ballerinas: Hunter, raincoat: Primark,
clutch: H&M, jeans: River Island

check shirt: Sinequanone, ballerinas: Hunter Curzon, jeans: Mango, trilby: H&M

dark boyfriend jeans: Gap, bleached ripped jeans: Zara, grid shell top: New Look,
sandals: Asos, white 
shirt: Primark

lace trim tunic: vintage (Mum's), acid wash skinnies: Terranova, ballerinas: Hunter,
tote: Zara, shades: Topshop, choker: New Look
dark floral top: Topshop, striped & buckled trousers: Mango, leather sliders: River Island

crochet top: vintage, jeans: Zara, skaters: Asos, tote: H&M, necklace: New Look
1990s blouse: Aboriginal, jeans: Zara, Sophie Hulme style tote: Est1969 at New Look,
pumps: Clarks

striped shirt: H&M, denim skirt: Zara, belt: Promod, backpack, sliders from the 1990s 
biker jeans: Mango, tartan blouse: Zara, skaters: Topshop

tapestry shirt: vintage, pansy extra wide tunic: Primark, jeans: Terranova,
slingback brogues: Shellys, neoprene bag: Asos, shades: Topshop, choker: New Look,
feather necklace: a gift from Barcelona



  1. Hi, are the Dr. Martens Gryphon sandals comfy for someone on their feet all day?

  2. Hi Athena, the Gryphons' insoles are well-cushioned and buttersoft, and thanks to the buckles they fit like a dream so I would say they are comfy enough for all day. They might take a bit of getting used to though - on a hot summer day you may get the feeling you have a lot of heavy leather around your bare feet and you will feel it when you take them off. Like with boots, it could be a question of breaking them in. So, they're not as easy to wear as Birkenstocks and the like but better than anything else. I usually have a lot of issues with sandals but I found these safe, comfy and they never broke my skin like the others. Hope this helps :) Cheers, Gabriella