Seasalt in the air

Maybe it was something to do with the sea air in Falmouth, but I was inspired to check out the sale rails in Seasalt when I holidayed there earlier this month.

Seasalt started in 1981, and is well known for producing practicable and pretty items inspired by seaside living. However, until now I have never purchased anything from them – their items are very well made, with some lovely little extra details but they’re not cheap.

Mariner Shirt

Their classic Mariner Shirt comes in a variety of different colours, I picked up one from their Falmouth store in Bilberry/Cedar, and the second, Orca/Dragonfly, at their sale shop in Penryn:

 

Top: Seasalt, Mariner Shirt £20 (originally £29.95) Shorts: Levis, from Asos Marketplace, £30.

Top: Seasalt, Mariner Shirt £20 (originally £29.95) Shorts: Levis, from Asos Marketplace, £30.

 

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They are made from 100% organic cotton, and it’s incredibly soft. The fabric is a lot thicker than most striped t-shirts you will find on the high street – which I hope means they will keep me cosy in the winter.

I don’t think you can ever have too many stripes in your wardrobe! The colours go great with lighter denim, and work well on grey summer days.

Top: Seasalt Mariner shirt, £20 (Originally £29.95) Shorts: Levis, from ASOS Marketplace, £30

Top: Seasalt Mariner shirt, £20 (Originally £29.95) Shorts: Levis, from ASOS Marketplace, £30

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Lottie Dress

This dress was a truly unexpected find. It is likely to become my new favourite dress. Called the Lottie Dress, it has a vintage feel to it, with a lovely teal pattern and buttons all the way down the front. It’s 100% cotton, which means it has no stretch to it so you have to rely on it fitting perfectly.

Dress: Lottie dress, Seasalt, £38 (Originally £55) Sandals: Topshop, £7 (sale)

Dress: Lottie dress, Seasalt, £38 (Originally £55)
Sandals: Topshop, £7 (sale)

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Cardigan

My final find was this adorable (not a word I often use) cardigan. This was a sample item from their sale shop. I love how the buttons match the colours, I’m looking forwards to wearing this now that autumn is approaching. I also love their Matilda cardigan.

Cardigan: Seasalt, £28 (Sample) T-shirt: Warehouse, £15 High-waisted jeggings: Topshop, £36

Cardigan: Seasalt, £28 (Sample)
T-shirt: Warehouse, £15
High-waisted jeggings: Topshop, £36

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It was a successful week of sale shopping (with a little beach time too!), and I will be keeping an eye on Seasalt’s sale page for some more lovely bargains in the future.

Summer Fashion: Midi Skirts

When the summer is approaching the shops are flooded with mini skirts and short shorts – which, being a little on the tall side can lead to me pointlessly trying on a lot of inapproriately short items – think belts instead of skirts. Midi skirts are a welcome relief, not to sound too motherly, but it’s nice to be able to wear something fashionable and current without constantly worrying that I’ll be flashing everyone.

This gorgeous black and white skirt was a bargain at £15 from Warehouse. I love the bold pattern, and the cut is very flattering – floaty and feminine without being too pretty. It works well for office wear in the summer, and also with a coloured crop t-shirt for a more casual look.

Black and White Midi Skirt

Skirt £15, Warehouse. Sandals £12, New Look.

 

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I just love the vintage feel of this polka dot dress, of course it was another bargain, this time from River Island. The retro style dress is a little bit of a surprise from River Island, but I feel like it has a great mix of grown up and different.

 

Polka Dot Midi Dress

Dress, £15 River Island. Necklace, £12, Accesorize. Sandals, £7, Topshop.

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It’s really easy to make this dress even more vintage looking with these beautiful court shoes from Office (via eBay a few years ago). I love to add a splash of colour to a black and white outfit to give it a bit of a twist.

Polka dress 3When I think of a denim skirt I remember the very short mini denim skirt I had in my teens, this midi skirt is definitly bringing the denim skirt right up to date.

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Top, Topshop. Necklace, £4 ASOS. Skirt, £12 Warehouse.

I think this is my favourite fabric at the moment, I loved it so much that I bought the skirt even though it needed a lot of adjusting. I had to take in the waist, and sew up the top of the slits (they came up way to high!) – but it was worth it.

Oasis Midi Skirt

Skirt, £15 Oasis.

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