Summer Sun & Denim Shorts

(Shorts – Exact, Top – Similar, Sandals – Exact, Sunglasses – Similar, Bracelet – Similar, Watch – Similar) My mum snapped these pictures of me quickly yesterday while we were out in the sunshine. It’s so nice to actually have it really hot again! I love the sun so much! This is just a casual outfit that I put together as I went to go test some new make up. I was wearing vintage Levi’s denim shorts, a H&M pink top and gold bangles, ASOS sandals and watch, a Topshop skull bracelet and my D&G sunglasses. Are you fellow Brits enjoying the sunshine too? And as an update, I did go ahead and get the Marc by Marc Jacobs Blade Chrono watch, that seemed to be a favourite of most of you and it’s the one that originally caught my eye, so I went with my instinct. It arrived earlier and I do like it, but it’s huge, so I may need to get links taken out, but it’s really heavy, so I’m undecided on it at the moment, unfortunately.

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Polka Dot

(Jeans – Exact, Heels – Similar, Sunglasses – Exact, Top – Similar, Necklace – Similar, Bangles – Similar) I am a huge fan of polka dots. They always remind me of that classy 1960’s fashion with polka dot summer dresses, heels and tidy updo’s. So when I got these jeans for reviewing from Paige for DenimBlog, I was so excited! I love the dusty rose colour and the subtle polka dots, so they are not in your face. I’m wearing Paige polka dot jeans, an Urban Outfitters top and Deer necklace, my Topshop toe-cap heels, H&M gold bangles and my Ray Ban Aviator Sunglasses. I decided that pairing these cute jeans with neutrals was the best way to go so I could keep them as the focal point. I love how they fit too, I really love everything about them. Are you all a fan of polka dot as well? Just to let you know too, I’m going to be holding a cute hedgehog necklace giveaway this week with Sphere of Life, so stay tuned for that! (Follow me on Twitter, Bloglovin and Facebook)

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My Favourite Sunglasses Right Now

With this incredible heatwave we are having right now, which I am loving so much, I thought it might be fun to pile together some of my favourite sunglasses at the moment, or ones that I think are cute! When the sun comes out, I love being able to wear my sunglasses because there are not that many times I can put them on living here in England unfortunately. These past few days I have been living in them and it always makes me want to buy some more! One thing that I love about buying online as well, is that you can often get great brands like Ray-Ban and Prada etc a lot cheaper than you can when buying from a boutique. Of course I am on about authentic sunglasses, and when stores don’t have actual boutiques to run, they can afford to sell them cheaper online! Sunglasses UK is one of those and there are quite a few others which I like to shop at too! Anyway, I have listed a few of my favourites below. These Prada Baroque sunglasses have been on my wish list for some time! I have loved them since they first came out and I started spotting them around on people, especially bloggers. I just think they are really pretty as I love the swirls on the sides of the frames! They are so fancy and I think black is always a classic! Do any of you own these ones? You can buy them here at Nordstroms. Another one of my favourites is the classic Ray-Ban Aviators! You can never ever go wrong…

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Pegasus Pastels

I put this outfit together a few weeks ago when the weather was really warm and since it’s now back to being rainy, cold and gloomy, I thought posting it now would cheer my weather blues up a bit and remind me that warmer weather will arrive soon! I hope… You never can tell living here! I’m wearing a Workshop Pegasus print t-shirt (bought at Topshop), my DIY Diesel Matic shorts, my Topshop wedges, ASOS pastel gummy bracelets and my Ray-Ban Cats 5000 Havana sunglasses. I saw this t-shirt about 2 months ago in Topshop in the boutique section and I thought it was adorable! I love the pink and purple tone and also the fact that it’s actually a print of Pegasus. I made these shorts about 3 years ago too, I had a few pairs of Diesel Matic 81M (one of my favourite jeans) and I wanted to turn one into shorts, which I love, although sometimes I feel like they are just a little too short. It’s hard getting that balance in denim shorts! P.S – Just to fill you in as well, I attended a big press event at Somerset House in London today and I saw the new collections from quite a few brands. I will have posts to come on Coach, Acne, Pinko, House of Holland and Dodo. I fell in love with Dodo! I can’t wait to share those pieces with you! (Follow me on Twitter, Bloglovin and Facebook)

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Biker Pants With Coral Pigalle

I bought these jeans in the sale on ASOS last month and I fell in love with them! I adore Rockstar because of their great fit, but these are even better because they have the biker style to them, but they are leggings, so they are super soft and comfortable. I was really excited when the sun came out as well, I love coral for Summer! I’m wearing my Rockstar Biker Leggings, my All Saints Coral cardigan, a H&M white t-shirt, Topshop Fish necklace, Ray-Ban Cats 5000 sunglasses and Christian Louboutin Coral Pigalle heels. It’s been a long time since I pulled out my Louboutin Pigalle’s though, I do love these shoes so much, they are gorgeous, but they are so painful, the Pigalle is such a painful shoe, I can’t wear them for long and the breaking in process never goes too well. One day I will get there, I will be able to wear these out for ages like Kate Moss! (Follow me on Twitter, Bloglovin and Facebook)

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WIN A £50 Voucher For Sunglasses Shop!

This contest is closed and the winner is Michelle P! Congratulations! I’ve teamed up with Sunglasses Shop to give you Raindrops of Sapphire fans the chance to WIN a £50 voucher for their store! I bought a pair of Ray-Ban Cats 5000 sunglasses in Havana from them (which you can see in the photos) and I love them. I adore sunglasses for summer! Sunglasses Shop stocks brands like Ray-Ban, Tom Ford, Chanel, Dior, Gucci, Miu Miu, Tiffany and more! So there will definitely be something for you to choose from! All you have to do to enter this contest is become a fan of the Raindrops of Sapphire and Sunglasses Shop FaceBook pages (click names to fan) and then leave a comment on this blog post with your FaceBook name saying why you should win. It’s really simple! Don’t forget to share it with your friends too! The contest will be open for 10 days and will close on Wednesday 29th February 2012 and the winner will be chosen by Sunglasses Shop. It is open worldwide so anyone can enter. The £50 voucher doesn’t include shipping, so shipping will need to be paid for, however shipping within the UK is completely free! And obviously, if you are over seas, if any customs/taxes are endured during shipping, those will be the winners responsibility. Good luck to everyone who enters and thank you to Sunglasses Shop for holding this contest with me! (Follow me on Twitter, Bloglovin and Facebook)

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The Shorts With The Boots

This is just a simple outfit I wore a few days ago when I had to pop to town to get a few things with my mum. I picked up some new Bare Escentuals, some new shampoo and conditioner and also a berry coloured dress and crochet top from Urban Outfitters. I’m sure those last two will be making an appearance on my blog soon! I might plan on doing a ‘what’s in my make up bag’ post too if you are interested? I’m wearing my Siwy Alexa shorts, a H&M tank top and gold bangles with a Miss Selfridge embroidered top, a gemstone ring by Topshop, my D&G sunglasses, my Ash Jeff Biss boots and my new Marc by Marc Jacobs Percy in Berry Haze. Also, please excuse that I am a little bloated in these photos, ha ha. I tend to drink a lot more water than usual in the hot weather and it does that to me. This outfit is the first time I have worn my new Percy out too. You can see my post with more pictures of my new bag by clicking here. I’m also beginning to love the combination of boots and shorts now too, I didn’t at first because I thought it made me look short but if the boots are low then I think it looks good. (Follow me on Twitter, Bloglovin and Facebook)

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Leopard & Leather

I sort of decided to take some kind of break from the internet this weekend. Sometimes I feel like a break is needed, I love everything about blogging and working online but sometimes I like to take a back seat and relax. I had a nice time with my boyfriend, watching movies and going out to lunch. I’m wearing my MET Eco-Pelle Leather like jeans, a Zara leopard print shirt, my KG by Kurt Geiger Nude Eleanor heels, a Topshop Lamb ring and my Ray-Ban Tortoise Cats Eyes sunglasses. As you know I love leopard print and I thought about pairing this shirt with the leather style jeans. I love the combination but I was slightly worried that it might give off a vibe that’s not really me, I think I managed to make it work and I quite like the outcome. I like this shirt though since it’s looser and has a more casual look to it rather than a dressy one. What do you think? (Follow me on Twitter, Bloglovin and Facebook)

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