About a year ago, I discovered non-wired bras. A year ago. For years, almost longer than I can remember, I’ve been wearing underwear that’s been uncomfortable and ugly. Not ugly to look at, but ugly to wear. It literally never dawned on me that there was an alternative and I have no idea why. The moment I tried on a wire-free bra, it was like someone had told me I could fly/speak 9 languages/could move to California tomorrow. I was elated. No longer did I feel like my rib-cage had a padlock attached to it. And this is going to sound quite strange, but when someone accidentally knocks your boob area with their elbow, you feel nothing, not that I want to be groped by complete strangers, because that would be pretty weird, but padding adds a barrier and makes you feel nothing. No movement at all. Your boobs just sit there behind the padding – well, maybe thats just mine. Or maybe this just proves I’ve been wearing completely the wrong underwear. Its not natural and it isn’t for me. I should also mention I’m not gifted in this area, I have enough, but I do also realise that non-structured underwear isn’t ideal for the more well endowed. So I’ve moved on to a world where boobies move under a delicate layer of lace and they’re there in all their glory to be nudged on the underground/train/bus/aeroplane and I’m pretty happy about that, no matter how weird that sounds.
I don’t have a preference between silver and gold – I love them equally for the same reasons. Silver looks beautiful on tanned, summer skin, and so does delicate gold. On my left hand, my rings are white gold, therefore look silver. On my right, I’m wearing some delicate gold rings from Ale Y Ole, a new Spanish discovery in jewellery. On my left wrist, I’m wearing a Silver Daniella Draper bracelet with a Gold Shore Projects Abersoch Watch with Gold Mesh Strap.
However, if I was going out, I would probably wear either gold or silver, not both. And if I was going out, I would wear any one of these beautiful cuffs I’ve edited above for this post. All affordable, all beautiful.
Topshop Fairy Gladiator Sandals
Topshop Bardot Top
I didn’t intentionally get dressed the other morning and decide all I wanted to wear was Topshop head to toe, however, with such affordable pieces, I’d be surprised if any girls wardrobe in this country (and around the world, for that matter) didn’t have anything from Topshop in it.
This is an easy, almost too easy, summer outfit for anyone to wear – its so simple, even I managed it.
P.S These jeans I’m wearing here are down to £10 in the sale at Topshop right now. Click here to shop them!
The summer colours, blue and white are synonymous with the colours of Greece. The big blue Mediterranean ocean that sparkles and glitters like a sea of disco balls, contrasts so perfectly against the heat-reflective smooth surfaces of alabaster hillside homes, often balancing precariously on the cliff edge. These colours are fresh, classic and modern in the same breath and as I realised after reading Kate Finnigans lovely, honest piece on Telegraph Fashion over the weekend, worn in endless ways some of us never imagined acceptable.
Black jeans are rough, hard and very cool. Blue jeans are softer, girl-next-door. A white t-shirt is painfully simple, yet in the same sense, painfully stylish. A clean white t-shirt and a good pair of blue jeans was born in the mid-1800’s yet doesn’t look a day over 1851. Jane Birkin rocked it in the 70’s, Cindy Crawford rocked it in the 80’s, Claudia Schiffer in the 90’s, Kate Moss in the 00’s and Rosie in the 10’s, which means I don’t need to tell you all this, these girls say it all.
Gold Bar Necklace (Similar here) / Muru
Summer is the time to make the most of not having to wear a) a scarf b) a chunky jumper c) a thick coat, so there is literally no reason to not show a) your shoulders and b) your decollete. And I can think of no better way to do this (unless its a bikini/swimming cozzie) than wearing this perfect Bardot Top from Topshop all summer long, with a neck full of layered gold candy. This Talisman Elements Gold Tag Necklace from Muru is delicate enough to wear alone, or layered – the symbols represent the five elements of earth, fire, water, air & spirit. I’m wearing it with my Gold Bar Necklace, also from Muru, which represents balance. With my other favourite piece from Anni Lu, the Palm Tree, my decollete is well and truly adorned.