Feather Dress - H&M
Kimono Cardigan - H&M
DMs - Cloggs (way back when)
I'd kind of sworn off H&M's cheap sundresses after I bought a few of them at uni and they all shrunk horribly. But when I saw this I couldn't help buying it as I loved the pattern and it was longer than their usual offerings so I figured any shrinking wouldn't matter so much - plus it was only £7.99. Well, this is it washed once, and whilst it's certainly shorter its not yet indecent (besides, shame on me for being fooled twice.) It's still the easiest thing in the world to chuck on, lately I'm loving a long cardigan and boots with it. The overknee socks are a great way to keep warm whilst healing my thigh tattoo so fabrics aren't rubbing against it too much (it's still in cling film but still) I actually wore this to the studio when I got it done as it was the most practical option I could think of on a horrendously rainy day.
It's worth mentioning some makeup items here too, as I'm wearing a couple of favourites. Balance Me Lip Salve in sheer red is my favourite low maintenance lip product right now, it gives a touch of colour and shine without being too full-on, and it tastes deliciously minty. I'm also currently loving Urban Decay Naked Skin Liquid Foundation (I wear shade 0.5) as you can barely feel it on the skin but it gives a nice light coverage and evens out the skin tone, yet it lasts surprisingly well.
Of course, it wouldn't be a summer outfit post without my girl Tilly getting in the pictures with me! Find this outfit on Lookbook here...
Ah, and about that thigh tattoo I mentioned then! This beauty was created by Tori Treasure, and I hope she doesn't mind me reposting her photo of my tattoo as it's great quality and the only time it's been photographed uncovered. This is six hours of work, we just have a couple of flowers around the top to finish off. Her style is unbelievable and makes me really miss drawing; in fact tattooing is an industry I'd love to get into myself but that's a whole different blog post! This was taken almost immediately after we finished for the day, but I'll photograph it again when it's all healed.