// Missguided Peace + Love Strappy Bodycon Dress // Minga London Rainbow Stripes Swimsuit // Local Heroes "Girl Gang Member" Ringer Tee // LAMODA Dilemma Pink Sunglasses // UNIF Watermelon Hat // Skinnydip London Rainbow Cross Body Bag //
Hey lovelies! First things first I have some pretty cool news - I've finally taken the plunge and bought a domain name for our little space of the internet! It took me a while to decide whether or not I wanted to but I've been writing on here for almost four years now and I love the direction in which my blog is going so shifting to a domain address seemed like a logical step. You can now find British Mermaid at www.britishmermaid.com and I'm super stoked <3 Secondly, I can't believe it's almost July - as if half the year has been and gone already? The weather has been pretty changeable here in the UK as I'm sure a lot of you will testify to, we've had both sweltering hot sun and bouts of heavy rain within days of each other which has made outfit planning a total nightmare to be honest - you never know which you're going to get the next day! However as it's officially summer time according to the Summer Solstice a few days ago, I decided to be optimistic with this month's lust list and share what I'm hoping to be wearing over the holidays.
We all know I'm a huge fan of 90s fashion and I've been on the hunt for the perfect Kate-and-Naomi-esque metallic mini dress for probably about three years now. I adore the slip style but due to my short height I've never been able to find one that fits properly or is quite the right length to be flattering; bodycon strappy minis work way better with my figure. Missguided have really come through with this ultra shiny number; it screams 90s supermodel to me and I can totally imagine wearing it out on a hot summer night. I love the matching choker too. Now I know that I featured a bathing suit from Minga London in last month's lust list but honestly, that brand know how to design a sassy piece of swimwear. I love that this rainbow striped number would work just as well as a bodysuit as it would for lounging around poolside - the perfect holiday piece, am I right? I've recently fallen head over heels with the amazing Polish brand Local Heroes, their latest collab with GRLPOWER Gang really sealing the "total obsession" deal. I genuinely love every piece in the collection but being partial to a sassy ringer tee or two, the "Girl Gang Member" is probably my favourite of them all. LAMODA is another brand that just seems to be upping their game and totally killing it lately - though they are mostly known for their shoes, I adore their selection of accessories too. Can we just talk about how perfect these sunglasses are? Pink, glittery and an interesting shape? I. Am. Living. If you're a long time reader of British Mermaid you may remember that I used to be big into wearing caps a few years ago, a love that has come back full force lately - I've seen so many people on blogs and Instagram wearing them over the past few months and I'm totally feeling inspired to step up my hat game. The UNIF fruit caps have been sold out forever but PRAISE BE they're back in stock - I adore them all but I'll definitely be picking up the watermelon version. Last but not least what would one of my lust lists be without a mention of Skinnydip? Skinnydip London are far and away my favourite accessories brand and they just keep releasing more and more cute products; I don't think I even need to explain why I love this bag so much.
What items are you coveting for summer? Let me know down below!
, by Cara E