maxi skirts

Obsessed to the Max

July 21, 2013

This summer, which can you believe we have actually had, I have been obsessed with everything MAXI. Maxi or pencil skirts and long flowing maxi dresses. Of course I love wearing little shorts and skirts like everyone else, but unlike everyone else I only tend to wear my high waisted denim shorts and casual crop tops at festivals and by the poolside. When it comes to a shopping trip or evening meal I would much rather be covered up and cool than extremely exposed and self concious.

What is it with the English mentality to wear as little clothing as possible when the sun comes out? Do we really want to see eachother’s bum cheeks or rolls of fat on our trip to the supermarket – no thank you! Here are a few solutions that I have not stopped wearing over the last month, so comfortable and highly versatile. The maxi style works with heels or flats, crop tops or blouses, generally whatever look you go for, I’m certain you can make it work with a maxi style.

Asos Black Maxi

Asos Maxi Dress with back split. £18.00 I don’t think I have worn this on it’s own once, I prefer to layer a classic white Tee over the top or an elegant cream blouse.

New Look maxi blue

New Look Navy Maxi. £14.99 The navy maxi is such a good wardrobe investment because unlike black it is slightly more summery and so can be worn with more summer wardrobe staples. I love belting it and putting it with a long navy cardigan if there’s a cool breeze.

Oasis Pleated maxi

Oasis Pleated Maxi Dress in White. £70.00 Just perfect for a smart evening meal or lunch date. What I love about white in the summer is the endless jewellery combinations you can experiment with, turquoise is one of my favourites.

Topshop Black Pencil

Topshop double layer tube skirt. £20.00 The classic black pencil skirt is always present in my winter and summer wardrobe. Perfect with tights and heels in the winter and just as gorgeous with black flat sandals and a white T shirt or crop top.



Summer In Paris

July 9, 2013

The last few weeks have been amazing, traveling to Greece and then Paris! But i’m so sorry for not being able to do a blog post until now. As soon as I came home I have been desperately wanting to update Fashionable People, but I have had no Internet connection and even now  it is glitchy, so posts will not be on a regular basis for some time sadly!

I just spent 5 days in Paris which was absolutely magical and I hope you enjoy my slide show, of sadly not so professional pictures. I really need to get myself a good camera. I do not want to describe every day in a cliche way because that has been done so many times before. All I would say is I love how sophisticated Paris is, women and men alike dress beautifully! The streets and shops are all so pretty and the service offered puts English retail to shame! In the  department stores a shop assistant took one look at my sister guessed her size correctly and proceeded to pick out beautiful dresses for her, which were perfectly suitable for her ‘Day at the Races’ summer party. What a pity we seem to have let this service slip in the UK!

It was interesting to see how Parisian teenagers dressed, there was no one in skimpy shorts and crop tops walking around the shops. Instead it was flowing maxi skirts and dresses or summer trousers, both of which I adopted and have since been wearing back home. Of course there is nothing wrong with short shorts and crop tops, I just think they are more suited to beach/pool wear and festivals, rather than shopping and day trips.

I can’t not mention the food was absolutely amazing! On my first day, I just ordered a baguette ham sandwich, which despite such simplicity was absolutely delicious. I had chocolate eclairs, Cafe Gourmond, Tart au Citron..I think twice, Tart au fraise..the list honestly goes on! And of course a glass of French wine each day. I went to Laduree too (the famous Macaroon shop) I literally could have spent over forty Euros in there, very easily.

I hope you enjoyed this post and the pictures!