Lifestyle Outfit of the Day

California Soul

A warm Sunday in July for some reason seemed like the perfect opportunity to drag a friend out of bed to take a few outfit pictures (sorry Kayleigh!). So camera, tripod and flash in hand we made our way down to picturesque Little Venice near Warwick Avenue (who else automatically sings the Duffy track in their heads? Just that one damn line on a loop). This also meant that there were two of us behind the camera and so we were able to use the natural sunlight in combination with a flashgun and umbrella to produce something a little different.

Top, Next | Jacket & Shorts, H&M | Shoes, Mel

Top, Next | Jacket & Shorts, H&M | Shoes, Mel

We aimed for a beachy, girly look for this shoot (think Lauren Conrad from The Hills) and so the beaded white top from Next (an unexpected appearance as we never usually find anything in Next!) paired with simple shorts (from Forever 21) were perfect for that summery look we were after! We’re also loving these Mel shoes – a great throwback to the jelly shoes we loved to wear in the 90’s (and in our opinion the more tame and wearable version).

Shoes, Mel

Shoes, Mel

*Tip* Ever since the iconic Calvin Klein denim campaigns in the 90’s, denim jackets have had a firm place in fashion. A relaxed light wash jacket like the one featured (from H&M) is a great addition to your wardrobe for that ‘I just woke up and threw this on’ look.

Dress & Necklace, H&M | Shoes, Mel

Dress & Necklace, H&M | Shoes, Mel

The second outfit features a suitably summery white lace dress H&M and statement jewelled necklace from Forever 21. Now while I do find some statement necklaces to be a bit much (not sure what kind of statement a string of multi coloured pom poms with a severed doll’s head on it really makes), this slightly more subtle piece in multi-tonal shades of blue is the perfect addition! The dress is also suitably light and airy, great for the festival season!


Denim Jacket, H&M

Lace Dress, Similar from H&M

White Vest Layer Top, Next

Shorts, Similar from Forever 21

Necklace, Similar from Forever 21

Shoes, Similar from Mel Shoes


Patches x


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