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Floral print-cami – Topshop. Sunglasses – Celine. Flower garland – Topshop

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Hat + Dress - Topshop

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Top – Topshop, Skirt – Kenzo. Clutch – Kurt Geiger

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Look 1 (Crop-top): Linen crop-tee, Coulottes – Topshop. Rope belt – DIY. Bracelet – Saught.
Look 2 (Floral patchwork Dress):   Dress, straw boater hat – Topshop. Bag – Bottega Veneta. Heels – Zara.
Look 3 (Maxi-skirt):  Printed strappy-cami – Topshop. Basket-weave skirt, Tiger bracelet – c/o Kenzo. Clutch - Kurt Geiger. Loafers – Hudson. Leather bracelet – COS

The classic British Summer is here – hot, muggy, air-just-shy-of-armpit-consistency, one cloud away from November degrees. I’m not complaining though, at least not on Thursdays and Fridays. See, I’m trying out a new career path where I now professionally complain part-time and the rest of the week I focus on freelance weather forecasting, because apparently in this country you don’t need a particular degree to read the weather. Here’s the secret: a rusty slot machine at the BBC does the job for you – the reels groan a bit and a series of icons forecast the weather. Today I played with a few pieces from the new Topshop Reclaim to Wear collection, in which disregarded prints from the previous seasons got upcycled into airy, summery pieces. The slots pooped out a perfect weather for this: Fog – Cloud- Sun, 28 degrees, humidity 2,000%; there also may or may not have been a Tsunami looming but unsure as the icon for it is a Bucket of Water. They’ve been using the machine since the 70’s after every single barometer/thermometer in the country quit and left for Spain. I’ll leave for Spain sooner or later, I predict.

Thank you Charlie for helping with the shots! 

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51 Comments

  1. Que vivan las flores

  2. lovely!

    – Janine
    http://theeoptimist.blogspot.com

  3. Elface

    Purrrrrtyyy everythinggggggggg… lovely photos!

  4. It is EXACTLY the same here in Portland, Oregon. I don’t even understand why we have meteorologists, because the weather seriously changes every half hour.

  5. your pieces are always so interesting!

    http://www.styleandshades.blogspot.com

  6. beautiful prints!

    http://monkeyshines-monkeyshines.blogspot.com/

  7. You’re blog is seriously amazing! So happy we’ve found you :)

    Dayle & Kendra
    http://www.goodasgoldblog.com
    Toronto ON

  8. katrina

    love love love

  9. shini! I am so in love with this culotte + navy linen tee outfit. actually, okay okay, all of them. so stunning. your blog still makes me want to drop everything and move to London. it must be the light in them, so reminds me of it xx

  10. Love the linen navy crop top!

  11. hi shini! great look, lusting after the linen top and culottes now :) what blush are you wearing here? it’s gorgeous!

  12. I just adore the outfit number 1, stunning pictures xx

  13. Sarah

    Shini you look stunning. TOPSHOP! <3

  14. Danielle

    Third pic from the bottom looks like it’s straight out from a scene in ‘The Blueberry Nights’. British weather is unpredictable at its best but I’m glad you enjoyed a proper summer weather when you took these pics! I LOVE Topshop!

  15. Lurrrrrve! <3

  16. Amazing! I’m so in love with the first photo. Thanks for sharing, you’re really inspiring!

    xx
    Tatiana
    http://tatiana-kurnosova.blogspot.com/

  17. I love the rather clean silhouettes in combination with bold patterns <3
    lovely looks and photos!!

  18. that topshop dress is georgeous!

  19. Love the Topshop dress. Can’t beat mixed prints and an open back! So cute.

  20. I love all your 3 looks! great photos like always!

    http://www.hannoverfashion.com

  21. Rachelle

    Love topshop, these pieces are amazing. Great pics too.

    xo
    http://pinksole.com

  22. Christ mega obsessed with all these looks!

  23. Love the shots by the yellow car, feels like you could be in Cuba! The topshop reclaim collection sounds great, i’ll have to check it out!

    (I’m working in ghana for a few weeks, where it is the rainy season – I asked the locals how do they know when the rains are coming? – they only last an hour or so each day – they replied, that they look up at the sky. Why didn’t I think of that? Sometimes, simple explanations are best!)

    Katie x

  24. All the outfits are so great! Enjoy London’s summer!

    http://www.laurablogmode.com

  25. This nail colour is so vibrant and summery, been looking for a bright red that doesn’t look dull for ages where is this from?

  26. oh goodness, the back of the dress is stunning!!

  27. Some brilliant prints here, love that open back dress. The weather here is just rubbish, it’s calmy and cloudy today up here

    Lauren
    livinginaboxx
    bloglovin

  28. We had a project at Central Saint Martins last year together with ‘Reclaim to wear’ :) the collection looks nice and really suits u!

    xx, Sabinna and David
    Broken Cookies

  29. So lovely! Adore these outfits.

    xx

    FASHION EATERS

  30. Seraphina

    Stunning as usual

  31. This is a really fabulous Topshop collection (as if you didn’t know)! The thick roped belt is such a cool touch to the first pant. Such literal inspiration, but fabulously executed.

    http://hazylaughter.com

  32. Gorgeous pieces. They are all so unique and the textiles are incredible. Definitely pieces to add to one’s summer wardrobe.

  33. I love British style and floral prints, are romantic and feminine, every woman should try this kind of outfits, in my opinion are the best

  34. Spain sounds like a good Plan B. [TopShop has an amazing concept though!]

  35. Jasna

    the bag is pure perfection!

  36. I just saw this beautiful picture of you on topshop fb page, you look SO amazing, i didn’t realise it was you at first, love how you’ve styled all the other pieces xxx

  37. totally love the outfits!!!! will check topshop now

    Please check my blogs for new posts

    thanks

    http://realizzy.blogspot.co.uk/

  38. You look absolutely fantastic. Taking inspiration for my adventures here in my own city for the summer.

  39. What a brilliant idea for repurposing left over fabric! I love it!! (and the Spain exodus as well. Do it!)

  40. Love the crop top!

  41. ChicTrends

    Beautiful. Love that belt– so unique!

    Best, x http://chictrends.co.uk/

  42. LabellaLuxe Boutique

    Love your fabulous shoes in the first picture!

  43. I love the wide legged pants and the super-saturated natural colors in the collection :)

  44. Ah it’s all so lovely!

    http://erstwhilefelicity.blogspot.co.uk/

  45. luka

    super coole outfits!!! i love your style!!!
    and in style yourself are you great!!!
    <3 xxx

  46. The color of the car, the food, the feminine schoolgirl sun hat. Wonderful!

  47. The first look is my favorite! The rope belt makes it more edgy and less feminine, but cooperates pretty good with the rest of the outfit. Great job! :)
    X, Jessy

  48. I love the look #3 with the maxi-skirt. It look so stylish. Anyway, you are so pretty. I admire your taste in fashion. :-)

    Check this out!

  49. Lovely outfits! Fell in love with the patterns and colors!

    xx StyleGodis.com

  50. I thought I recognised those clothes. I really love the Topshop reclaim to wear collection and the way that you have styled them. I definitely need that camisole top, the dress is pretty amazing too.

  51. On adore le style entre le bohème et l’ethnique !