Monday, 20 May 2013

Lusting After #45

floral sheer bralet and shorts: rihanna for river island
crochet top and maxi skirt: rihanna for river island

I'm back from Marbella and have the holiday blues already! I'm going back in July for a few weeks but that seems like so far away now. My post Marbella-blues has resulted in lots of new shopping ideas as I've been deprived of the British high street for an entire week! H&M have some amazing new pieces in at the moment like this Black mesh sheer top and Grey tiger face sweater which have both typically sold out in my size. I also love a few other items on there which have sold out so I'm off to the Bullring tomorrow to hunt them down!

I never thought I would suit the Topshop Mom jeans but after trying them on today I actually really liked them. I love the slouched leg with the high-waisted style, perfect for pairing with a crop top or tucking in a t-shirt. I really want the acid bleach pair but they sold out in my local Topshop so I will purchase them tomorrow. I also love the Topshop cross sandals and have my eyes set on these for my next holiday. The little crosses around the ankle strap are so cute and the neon orange really stands out against the white leather. I'm also loving these Topshop watermelon shorts which would be really useful for casual days on holiday with a plain t-shirt and some statement jewellery. This Topshop fluorescent necklace would be the perfect choice and could be dressed up for evenings too.

As you may be aware, Rihanna's next collection for River Island launches on Saturday and I have already chosen which pieces I'll be buying. This Floral Sheer bralet and shorts set is adorable! I love the monochrome floral pattern, not too sure what I would wear underneath but that can be sorted out later. I also like the Crochet crop top and maxi skirt, again I'm not too sure what I would wear underneath, possibly a plain black bralet and high-waisted knicker shorts. I'd wear both of these sets on holiday as I don't think the weather will ever get good enough in the UK for them!

Lastly, I tried out the Nars Sheer Matte foundation whilst I was away and really liked the lightweight texture on my skin. It still managed to give quite good coverage and gave my skin a really healthy glow. It was more expensive abroad so I think I might pick this up in Selfridge's tomorrow. I also really love the Zara monochrome shoulder bag and the Zara white clutch bag, just wish they weren't both so expensive! I also saw the clutch bag in a bright blue shade which was cute, but I can't really justify the £69.99 price tag when I could probably find similar styles else where. The Asos gold fine stacking rings would also be really useful to add to my H&M stacking rings. I manage to lose a few everywhere I go so I really need to keep stocking up on them as I love them so much!


  1. Ahh definitely want those mom jeans!
    As well as the riri collections
    S xx

  2. Great list! I love the zara bag and the mom jeans


  3. Zara do such beautiful bags, if only I could have them all! Hope you had a wonderful holiday xo

  4. Oh I LOVE those Rihanna for RI bralet and shorts! I was quite disappointed with the first launch of her clothes but it seems her new items are sooo nice.. I'm going to definitely take a look in RI as soon as!

    Love your blog, now following you :)