I can’t say I’ve ever really shopped for a beach towel before. The last one I had was bought at the last-minute without much consideration. It was going to get covered in sand anyway, so what did it matter what it looked like? Right?
I have never been more wrong. When I looked at my trusty old towel the other day it occurred to me that it might not see me through another summer. So I started looking online for other options – and a whole new world of shopping opened up to me.
Tall tip: Beach towels come in different lengths (who knew?) so it’s worth checking the item description. The longest one I found was the Sunnylife towel (via ASOS) which is a lengthy 175cm.
Dress: Joy | Necklace: Joy | Shoes: Dorothy Perkins | Bag: TK Maxx
Yay for Summer. And hurray for Summer Sales. I bought this dress from Joy for a bargain price (and it’s still available online here). I love the scooped back, (scroll down for a pic) it’s the perfect dress to keep me cool, yet covered.
Stripes always say ‘summer’ and ‘seaside’ to me… so of course I had to buy an anchor necklace to complete the look (also from Joy and available here). I’ve just booked my summer hols – to Corsica! I can’t wait to get back out to the med and enjoy a week by the sea. I’ve never been before so I’d love to hear any tips you guys have…
I’m a big fan of America – In fact it’s my dream to do a coast-to-coast road trip across the States one day.
Last week it was Independence Day on the other side of the pond. (It was also, coincidentally, a year since I completed on my house, so I like to think of it as my own day of ‘independence’ …more about that coming soon!)
The star-spangled banner is the main image associated with Independence Day, and this summer it’s something that’s really influenced high-street designs. So here’s my pick of the best stars and stripes still out there at the moment…