Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Summer Favs: The £10 Tea Dress Everyone Has & £12 Straw Bag Everyone Wants


Despite being a lot harder to not go shopping more often when the sun is shining brightly, I am trying my very best to keep spending to a minimum this season. I have a wardrobe bursting full of dresses I mostly only wear on the weekends (because I can't be bothered with them for work), floral patterns, jumpsuits and flowy trousers; one would say I don't really need any more stuff. Having said that (there is always a but isn't there?), on a quick trip to Primark last weekend, I saw this dress which is pretty much the dress everyone has already picked and is wearing around social media and what can a girl do. The £10 floral tea dress that not only looks amazingly cute but also a lot more expensive than it is (and not at all Primark like). If you read my tea dress post here, you will know I am obsessed with this style right now so I kinda justified this purchase for that sole reason. I'm happy to report though, I only picked up two other things whilst in there and for someone who would previously spend like there was no end, this is quite an achievement! Besides, it's only a cheek Primark haul which does no harm, right?!


My favourite thing about this dress is how light it feels on. Albeit, probably not a dress to be wearing around town, considering the skirt isn't sewn together so you could potentially flash someone when the wind hits you (I did just that in the 5-minute walk to go shoot these photos), this is a dress I will definitely be taking on holiday with me. And with a tan, a massive sun hat and a bikini underneath, I bet this will look even better on. 

Now let's talk about this bag. If there is a trend bigger than straw bags this summer I don't know what it is. We're all obsessed and even though I had already featured one here, I wanted a bigger one to take with me to the beach. Little did I know, I wouldn't be to put this down and instead be wearing it around town repeatedly. This arrived last Saturday, and during the bank holiday weekend I wore this every single day, so expect to see it quite a bit on my upcoming Instagram photos (not following me yet? Check me out here!) because it's in pretty much all of them. I had seen similar offerings around for £30-£40 but I couldn't justify the price. Instead, off to eBay I went and despite coming from China and taking a week and a half to arrive I couldn't be more pleased! The bag is well made, super affordable (at exactly £12.68) and I can't wait to take it to Menorca with me (excuse me if I do continue to wear it non-stop until then).


Dress: Primark (here, obviously only in store) // Bag: eBay (here)
Sunnies: Rayban (here) // Sandals: Old (and from Brazil)

What are your summer favourites? Wearing anything on repeat? I wanna know, so do drop a comment below! 
Thanks for reading beauties!

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  1. I seriously need a straw bag in my life.

    Candice | Natalya Amour

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    1. yes you do haha :) especially for summer in SA, amazing!

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  2. Wow amazing photos! I love this dress! You look so pretty! ♥
    Have a nice day! ♥

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    1. Thank you so much! have a great day too!

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  3. love this post dear :)
    it is so nice!
    xoxo, Tijana

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  4. You look wonderful in this styling my dear, beautiful dress :-)

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  5. Oh wow, I never would have thought that dress was from Primark! I need to go to my local one pronto! x

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  6. That dress looks like $100 and no way $10! What a steal and you look amazing in it.

    Shireen⎜Reflection of Sanity

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  7. Love your cute dress and that straw bag. So trendy.

    Ann-Marie | http://facetocurls.com/

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  8. Oh my gosh - how gorgeous do you look you beautiful thing! :) Gorgeous dress and loving the bag, it's such a beautiful look for summer! :)

    Layla x

    http://www.sprinklesofstyle.co.uk

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  9. Love this outfit. I am a bit wary of the wrap style because of the whole flashing issue. It makes me so self conscious so I haven't bought anymore than the one I have, but it is still such a pretty trend. And I am loving straw bags but still don't have one yet. Maybe I should pay ebay a visit haha.

    Mich x
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    1. For £12, I think it's no brainer! off to eBay you go!

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  10. What a lovely outfit, very summery-like and you look so stunning dear! Well, I'm planning on wearing more skirts and dresses this summer, I've been eyeing a few items so hopefully I'll get them, I bought even some sandals and I'm patiently waiting to pair them with those items, also in the mood of yellow, stripes and florals for this summer! :)

    Have a lovely day and week ahead!
    XO, Melissa

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    1. Thank you Melissa! Yes, loving yellow, a bit of stripe here and there and definitely LOTS of floral prints!

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  11. You look such a darling in that cute dress dear. Your hair is pretty gorgeous too!

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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  12. Meeeesmo :o Também partilho da mesma opinião, querida :D

    Os teus looks são um máximo :D Adoro tudooo!

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  13. that dress is beautiful and it looks great paired with the straw bag...I'm feeling summer vibrations in the air:)

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    1. thank you Ivana! Ready for summer haha

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  14. Such a pretty dress on you! And straw bags are now everywhere but I think it will be only a very short season trend so it doesn't make sense to spend too much on them. x

    Mummy's Beauty Corner

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  15. Wow! You look so cute <3 Love your flower dress :)

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  16. What a great print on the dress and I really like the bag, perfect for summer!
    Have a lovely weekend :)
    Rosanna x
    Rose's Rooftop

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  17. Pam, you look soo pretty! This is my first time visiting your blog and I love it! Love this dress.
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    1. Welcome :) I hope you come back for more!

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  18. What great bargains! Never thought of looking on eBay for a straw bag, it's a beauty

    Kay xx
    www.mummywho.com

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    1. cheapest place, even better than primark ;)

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  19. Absolutely stunning Pam! Admittedly, I'm a bit behind on the trends and don't actually have a floral dress like that yet but, for ten pounds, I can't keep waiting - such a steal! The straw bag is a trend I have seen a lot lately and it goes so well with the look! x
    Marina Rosie x
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    1. Thanks a lot Marina, glad you like it xxx

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  20. This is such a lovely idea! I totally want to try this!!
    Heart shape keychains for girls

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  21. Oh that dress is absolutely adorable! And the color looks super lovely on you. It's nice to see a bigger straw bag than the ones aroud because it's equally cute and summery but a bit more functional :) Although both sizes are cool <3
    Have a fab June, lovely!
    xx

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    1. Exactly! I've been wearing it every weekend and putting loads in it! :P

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  22. Everyone may wear it but it still looks so different and cute on you Pam. Lovely print. I haven't been shopping much myself.

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    1. Thank you babe! Really? Are you ok? hahaha xxxxx

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  23. The total outfit is so gorgeous
    A perfect spring look!

    Much Love,
    Jane | The Bandwagon Chic

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  24. Everyone may wear it but it still looks so different and cute on you Pam. Lovely print. I haven't been shopping much myself.

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  25. The straw bag is quite popular but I haven't had to need to get one...you look stylish tho

    Glowyshoes's blog

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    1. I get it's not for everyone but loving it :)

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  26. Love the dress such a pretty colour!

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  27. This is beautiful summer dress! x

    Laura
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  28. Love the cute dress! So funny you flashed someone though, haha! x

    Di from Max The Unicorn

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    1. yup, poor old lady haha she didnt need to see that :P

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  29. Nice post. i love these dresses. You looking so pretty. Really I love your style.
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  30. That dress is so gorgeous!

    Love from Soluuna.com

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    1. and inexpensive! WIN! haha thank you!

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  31. That dress is so cute and summery x

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