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Sunday, 18 June 2017

Accessories for summer

As i sit writing this it's 31 degrees. You may have an image of an Instagram worthy poolside shot, of me typing away on my MacBook firmly positioned on a sun lounger in the shade, sipping away on a botanical cocktail. (Vogue says they're in for the summer) You would be wrong if said image popped into your head, it's 31 degrees in London, i'm sweating and i've spilt baked beans down my top which, coincidentally i also wore yesterday. 

Introductions aside, if you couldn't quite grasp what was going on in that last paragraph, i was trying to hint that summer is now here in full swing. (That is until the next downpour, which is scheduled for tomorrow apparently) And what comes hand in hand with a change of season? New clothes! Or new accessories in this case. 

Outfits for summer 2017 accessories primark bag daniel wellington classic petite bondi ootd

I've finally grown the confidence to wear sunglasses, it might seem weird to some that wearing sunglasses would require confidence but to me it does. It's kind of like how i can only wear a hat outside of the UK.. I always thought sunglasses didn't suit my face and that they drew attention to you, but i've found that they really do the opposite. Also i now understand why celebrities wear them so much, because they do make you look so much better when you're not looking your best. I certainly won't be squinting anymore in S/S17, these sunglasses have been pretty much surgically attached to my head ever since we've had the slightest bit of sun. You won't catch me wearing them inside quite yet though, that's reserved for special types of people and by those people, i mean idiots. 

Outfits for summer 2017 accessories primark bag daniel wellington classic petite bondi

Let's face it, the star of the show is the new Daniel Wellington classic petite bondi watch. I've had the same watch for a year now, and although i loved it and wore it everyday it was due an upgrade. Daniel Wellington watches have been on my radar since around 2015, so to get sent a release from the new summer collection was possibly one of the most exciting things to happen back in May when i got this. I have not left the house without this on my wrist ever since i got it, the white and rose gold goes with everything i wear and i don't think you can get a combination more perfect for summer. 

Now i've got a nice watch i can't help but roll up my sleeves so it gets seen, and now it's properly getting into warmer weather i can wear it with dresses and t-shirts and have my new pride and joy on full display. You can get 15% off everything on the Daniel Wellington site, including my watch with the code MARIAJ15 until the 30th June. 

Outfits for summer 2017 accessories primark bag daniel wellington classic petite bondi

Outfits for summer 2017 accessories primark bag daniel wellington classic petite bondi

Bags aren't something i actually buy very often. But recently i decided to up my bag game (is that a thing?) and invest in a new little bag i could bring with me to events, that would make it look a little less like i had brought the kitchen sink to the party. I saw this bag and i knew instantly i was in love, it's not my usual style but there was something about it that i loved and the flowers scream summer. It's even better that it cost £7 from good old Primark. One thing i will say is that it is very small, and if you're a glasses wearer like me you'll have to fight tooth and nail to fit your case in, it's a glamorous life isn't it? I do manage to get the essentials in though, and that's good enough for me when i'm trying to look a lot more sophisticated than i actually am. 

Outfits for summer 2017 accessories primark bag daniel wellington classic petite bondi

Outfits for summer 2017 accessories primark bag daniel wellington classic petite bondi

What do you accessorise with in summer? - Maria x

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    1. It was a goal of mine to own one so now i do i feel like i've accomplished something! They're so gorgeous aren't they! x

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  2. I kept seeing that bag in Primark, but I never picked it up because I didn't believe we were going to have a summer this year...how mistaken I was!
    Alicia x
    Aesthetic Obsessed

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    1. Ah omg noo you so should've picked it up! Maybe go back and see if they still have it? Last time i was in they had even nicer ones tbh x

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  3. Love this post Maria! Especially the watch :) I like to accessorise with dainty pieces of jewellery... I go through phases of ring stacking and I think that although it is minimal and simplistic, it also makes a bit of a statement!

    Fatima x www.fatimawrites.co.uk

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    1. Thank you so so much Fatima, I love to accessorise with dainty jewellery too, rings are literally my favourite jewellery to wear! x

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  4. I am obsessed with those sunnies! They're so chic! I'm also loving those ripped jeans!


    Sharni // www.agirlandgrey.com

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    1. Thank you! I only have two pairs of sunglasses but these are definitely my faves, thank you it's a bit too hot for them now but i'll get a lot of use out of them on colder days! x

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  5. I adore your photos, so stunning! :) I was nodding along with you talking about sunglasses. Kelly and I are the same. I always felt like sunglasses drew attention or I could never pull off the girl boss, confident look when wearing them. But now i found a pair i love and they have given me a little confidence boost, they might even be my favourite accessory now! :)

    Lucy xx

    www.theblossomtwins.com

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    1. Thank you so much! I really stressed over these photos so it means a lot to get a compliment about them! I really get what you mean, i almost feel more confident now i know they actually probably make me a bit better looking ahaha! x

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  6. Stunning pictures! Love the whole outfit and accesories, especially DW watch :)
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    1. Thank you so so much, the watch is my favourite, i literally haven't gone out without it since i got it! x

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  7. I don't even have to say this anymore, but I absolutely love your style - both main parts of the outfit and accessories :D

    xo Honey - blog Royal Lifestyle - Twitter - Instagram

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    1. aw you're too kind, thank you so much!! x

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  8. The purse looks super cute and I adore your style!

    Michelle|www.brokebutflawless.blogspot.com

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    1. Aw thank you so much lovely, it's amazing considering it was only £7 and so cute! x

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  9. That bag is so cute! And you look stunning, as always :-)

    ~ Jasmin N
    // littlethingswithjassy.com

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    1. Isn't it just lovely! Aw thank you so much, that's so kind of you x

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  10. I love the watch and shades, these are all really great items.

    http://ohduckydarling.com

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