Summer Lust List | June 2016


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 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!

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  1. I love that Local Heroes' tee!

  2. The watermelon cap is possibly the cutest item I have ever seen. Gimme. x

    Kathryn | Chapters of Kat

  3. Lovely items!

  4. Seriously love your style. I saw a rainbow top from UNIF the other day in Topshop and it immediately reminded me of you! Pretty sure you have that top. :P

  5. I literally want everything here now, especially that rainbow bag *all the heart eyes emoji*

    Andini xx | Adventures of an Anglophile 

  6. Your aesthetic is just <33
    Love Vicki |

  7. love everything, especially the rainbow purse and sunglasses!

  8. Aww, that rainbow bag is too cute! :)

  9. omg that metallic dress is to DIE for!! *hearts in eyes emoji*

    xo Sarah
    Absolutely Sarah | Bloglovin

  10. The silver dress is amazing! I love it (:

  11. Congratulations on the domain name! It's a huge and important step in carving out your space on the internet. So happy you went through with it. :)

    I've been obsessing over a silver metallic one-piece bathing suit lately, so I've kind of fused together the rainbow suit and the metallic slip in one. I wore it on my latest trip to Jamaica (this is it: and absolutely loved the feel of it. It's been hiding away in my closet for about 10 years and this was my first time wearing it out. It'll definitely get more use this summer.

    Style Tomes ||ST on IG

    1. Thank you very much lovely! <3 LOVE your silver bathing suit, totally babe-in x

  12. These are lovely. I think you would look amazing in them - especially the bathing suit.
    Great post!
    Hope you're having a lovely weekend!
    Much love,

  13. Congrats on your domain name! Such an exciting time! I love these items you picked, especially anything Skinny Dip. That Girl Gang shirt is sick too! I just followed you on insta ;)

    Chanel | Je M'appelle Chanel

  14. I love the sunglasses and you would look awesome in that silver dress!
    Amy xx

  15. Congrats on getting your own domain! It's such a great decision! Btw this is my fist time visiting your blog and you are a total mermaid! OMG I'm already obsessing over every single one of your posts! I just followed you on bloglovin so that I never miss a post! Sending you love! xx

    Indie Suns | Bloglovin' | Instagram

  16. I love the watermelon hat, so cute! I also really like the slogan tee, they're really in at the moment!
    Aleeha xXx

  17. these just scream summer to me <3 love it! xX

  18. I've been eyeing all of GRL GANG/Local Heroes' pieces!!! Ugh, need that shirt so badly. I also love that clutch and cap! Honestly, all of these are perfect and much needed in my wardrobe haha.

    Via Sora || instagram · twitter · pinterest · bloglovin

  19. Lovely list. Love all things all fashion. They look awesome in pictures!!


  20. I would wear that rainbow once piece with any and everything. Also I just checked out Punkypins on Easy... so adorable!!!!!

    Dakota D.
    Instagram: @missdsquared413

  21. Ah congratulations! I think I'm going to be buying my own domain name in the near future too. I'm just a little worried that the swap over won't go smoothly for whatever reason...fingers crossed it all goes okay though!

    I think the Girl Gang Member tee is my favourite here as well, I love the little pink cuffs on the t-shirt too.

  22. Yay congrats on owning a domain! Loving these rainbow themed goodies, perfect for all the Pride parades going on ;)

    xo, alice / T Y P E N U

  23. Great lust list. Loving it all, especially the sunglasses!

    Face to Curls |

  24. I really love these picks!
    Especially the sunglasses, I got similar ones and always wear them for adding a little touch of pink to my outfits :)

    Would you like to follow each other? :)
    xoxo, Colli

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