In summer sunglasses are VERY important because the sun can damage your eyes and well squinting’s not very fun. I’ve found that adult sunglasses are still too big for me so this year I bought mine from River Island Girls. I ordered several styles to see which suited me best and what went best with each outfit, which I really recommend doing! (I actually filmed a sunglasses haul when I first bought them, but then I found I don’t have any editing software on my laptop and the files would be too big to edit on my phone, so if you use any software you would recommend let me know!) Both the pairs I kept are aviator style, I couldn’t decide on just one so I chose these two. My favourite is the rose gold pair; I think they’re really pretty and fashionable right now. The other pair is gold and khaki and goes well with pretty much everything; I usually wear them when I’m going for a more professional/business look.
Nothing is better than ice cream on a hot day! To be honest it would be really expensive to go to the ice cream shop every day, as much as I would love to. So instead I decided to buy some sundae glasses to kinda recreate the experience at home. We do have those fancy glass dishes you find at the ice cream shop, but I am pretty clumsy so those tend to stay in the cupboard only for extra special occasions. I found these in Morrisons for £2. They are made from a see-through blue plastic which I like as you can actually see the ice cream through them. The plastic is also pretty tough so they seem unbreakable. Each come with two long spoons, so they are designed for sharing however they’re not too large so you don’t really need to. These would be perfect if you are planning a party and you would like a design-your-own ice cream bar. They are also available in green however I preferred the blue.
Dungarees are so comfortable! This year I went on a serious hunt for dungarees, I really wanted a cute denim pair with patches but every time I found one they were out of stock in my size. Then I found this white pair from F&F at Tesco! I wasn’t sure how white would look compared to ordinary denim, but I found I actually really like them! The length of the shorts is really good, not too short, not too long, and I like the silver accents as silver goes with every colour.
One of my favourite things about the summer is getting new socks. Yep that’s probably a bit weird, but there’s nothing like that soft new sock feeling. Although I wear socks all year round, obviously, I always get new ones in the summer as at school they’re only allowed in the summer term. And strangely enough I look forward to this every year.
What goes better with short socks than low top converses? I used to have a really cute denim pair with patches, but for the past few years I’ve been opting for high tops as I prefer the look of high tops with jeans, so I can wear them all year round. However, high tops have one down fall; you can’t see your socks! And what is the point of buying frilly socks if you can’t see them? So this summer I’ve decided to try low top converses again and they’re so comfy! I spotted this pair in a YouTube video, and I knew I had to get them! I love the light pink colour so much and the glitter is so pretty! They’re also protected with a high shine plastic which makes them waterproof (yay! I can even wear them in the rain) and easy clean (nothing’s worse than getting a grass stain or mud on your new converse). I found this pair for £32 at Schuh.
I have always loved photography! When I was younger my Dad was a huge DSLR fan and I used to use a small digital camera, but no matter how long we charge it for it just won’t turn back on. So last year I decided to buy myself a new camera as an upgrade from my phone camera. I decided on a Canon EOS M10 in black and I really recommend it if you are looking for a new camera. It cost just under £250 for a bundle from Curry’s PC World including a lens, camera bag and memory card, so the camera was ready to use straight away. I really like that you can change the lens, and take DSLR quality photos, with the camera staying small and light so you can easily take it anywhere with you. Also, when I bought the camera, Canon were running a free personalised camera strap offer, so yes I have a spare Elephant Grey camera strap with my initials; EM on it. This is great if I’m going somewhere with lots of photographers as I can put my personalised strap on it and immediately know which camera is mine (losing a memory card full of photos would be horrible!).
Initially I created my second account @princessemily_m so that I could change the handle of my photography account and still keep the other username. But I realised I might as well use this account too, so even though the account was private, I began to post quotes that inspired me and photos of things that make me happy, as a place to go to when I’m feeling down or I need a confidence boost. After a while, I decided to also switch this account to public too, as I suddenly felt it would be good to allow other people to see these posts. I’ve really enjoyed becoming more involved in the blogging community, and chatting with other bloggers, which has definitely been one of my favourite parts of this summer.