beauty spot: summer holiday essentials

Summer beauty essentials

Summer holiday season is upon us so I thought it was a good time to share my summer beauty essentials. Whether you’re splashing in the surf, lazing by the pool or strolling around an exotic village, there are a few things every girl needs to carry in her luggage.

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lusting for: inkjet halter dress

Today was such a beautiful spring day here in Geneva that I went coat-free and bare-legged (though one of my colleagues did comment on the blinding pastiness of my skin. Note to self: review self-tanners.)

I’m already starting to plan for my summer holidays and the new arrivals in my favourite stores seem to be tempting me to plan for them sartorially as well.

One of the loveliest pieces I’ve seen is the Inkjet Halter Dress, which has just arrived at Anthropologie. The design from Dream Daily by Rozae Nichols combines a photo-print on the body, stripes of gorgeous summer colours on the skirt and a fabulous roped halter neck.

Looking at that product shot, I can practically feel the sand between my toes!

The Inkjet Halter Dress is available for $168 from Anthropologie.

summer lovin’

I’m currently travelling around Europe, exploring new towns and lying in awkward poses on beaches (as per my inspiration photo – right) so please excuse my infrequent posts over the next few weeks.

I hope you’re enjoying your summer too (or keeping cozy if you’re in the southern hemisphere) and I look forward to catching up with you again soon. Hasta luego! L xo

lusting for: gathering breeze dress

In approximately six weeks, I plan to be in Italy with the boy and some friends for our summer holidays.

I’m really looking forward to our trip but the side-effect is that every time I look at an item of clothing, I think “could I wear that on my holidays?”

One dress that I could immediately imagine myself wearing as soon as I saw it was the Gathering Breeze Dress, which just popped up on Anthropologie’s website this week.

I’m a big fan of the cream lace top combined with the green jersey skirt and it looks to me like one of those items you could really dress up or down depending on the occasion.

The Gathering Breeze Dress costs $258 from Anthropologie.

Are there any items you’re lusting for ahead of your summer break?