Posts Tagged ‘Shimmer Shorts’
August 12th, 20120
Today is the last day of The Olympics and that makes us sad. What exactly did we do with our time before we got caught up in this whirlwind of excitement, tension and medal ceremonies? What’s next on the agenda and what else do we have to look forward to? Well, judging by reports, a record number of us will be flying off tomorrow to summer destinations from all over the UK, and that’s not including the tired and achy athletes going home. So if your summer holiday is still to come and you have yet to start that dreaded packing (how is a girl going to fit 10 pairs of shoes into a 15 kilo bag?). Here’s our Holiday Wardrobe Checklist to take the stress out of packing.
- 1 pair rubber soled shoes like flip flops are essential, those pebbles can hurt and the sand is hot (leave these behind and you will be doing the classic “I forget my flip flops hopping dance” all the way from the sea).
- 1 sarong
- 1 white cotton or linen oversized shirt (great as a beach cover-up) like the Linen Roll Sleeve Shirt in white
- 1 hat (foldable would be good)
- 2 pairs of Sunglasses (in case you lose one)
- 1 pair of light wedged shoes (for the evenings)
- 1 pair of flat sandals (for sightseeing)
- 5 dresses, 2 for the beach and 3 for evening, like the Tribal Full Skirt Dress in multi and the Lurex Swing Dress in lemon (can be dressed up or down)
- 1 maxi dress, try the Floral Embellished Maxi Dress in black/pink (perfect for the evening)
- 1 pair of tailored shorts, like the Shimmer Shorts in gold, to wear with…
- 1 jersey top, like the Twist Jersey Top in white (again, can be worn day or night)
- 1 stylish swimsuit, like the Carabero Swimsuit by Bravissimo, available in amethyst or, if you are a bikini girl, the stunning Callisto Bikini Top by Masquerade Beachwear, with matching Swim Briefs or Swim Tie Sides in burnt orange
- And don’t forget your favourite Bravissimo lingerie!
If you are going away soon, have a fabulous time. If not, you can bask in the glow of all those gold medals. Well Done Team GB.
July 4th, 20120
With The Jubilee behind us and the Olympics almost here, we are still in celebratory mode and country seems to be honoring everything that’s great about Britain. But not just current events or anniversaries, we are also getting nostalgic for a Britain from years gone by. Bunting sales have never been higher, we are a nation obsessed with cup cakes and home baking, and vintage clothes are hugely sort after, as is vintage crockery. Even plastic toys aren’t good enough anymore, toys based on old wooden designs are must have items and ‘staycationing’ is the new way to holiday. Every evening there are TV programmes about Britain, and its heritage & traditions filling the schedules.
So with that in mind, we would like to bring you some British vintage inspired pieces from our Pepperberry collection. Take a look at Shop By Trend, and then Time For Tea, you’ll find ditsy prints, polka dots and a dash of red white and blue.
Two gorgeous cardis that just sum up that vintage look are the Pointelle Cardigan in navy and the Printed Cardigan in flower print.
The Pointelle Cardigan is a versatile and light cover-up for the summer, and navy is a classic colour, that will look great with a white fitted Tee, but also look fabulous over a coloured summer dress. This cardi, is really flattering, due to the large ribbed waist area, it will hug your curves in all the right places.
The Printed Cardigan is a pretty cardigan that will really liven up plain neutrals. We have had some great reviews about this item, because of the flattering fit, great quality, pretty buttons and lovely floral print. Try it with Pepperberry’s stylish Linen Skirt in Sand, or for a cute summer look, wear with Shimmer Shorts in Gold.
The Frill Front Dress, in Green, is a really pretty vintage style tea dress, it is made from a gorgeous silk cotton blend fabric. It has cute puff sleeves, a ruffle as a centre detail, and a matching waist tie. It is extra flattering over the tummy area and the hips, perfect for a shaped figure. The Frill Front Dress would be a great summer buy, feminine, comfortable and smart, it could be worn for a variety of events and occasions. Team it with some indigo coloured wedges and a denim jacket for a dressed down vintage look, or accessorise it with the Sparkle Wrist Strap Clutch Bag and silver sling back kitten heels, a floral fascinator and a cropped fitted jacket and you have the perfect outfit for a summer wedding.
If vintage lingerie or swimwear is more your cup of tea…keep reading our blogs.
June 13th, 20120
Summer is struggling to get started but that doesn’t stop us from planning our escape from this very green and pleasant land to somewhere HOTTER!
It is fast approaching summer holiday time, so even if the weather is changeable, we can keep ourselves busy with a few holiday brochures, or some holiday destination research on the internet. Most of us look forward to our holiday all year, what nicer feeling is there than stepping off a plane, greeted by warm air and also knowing that you will wake up to blue skies and sun? So forget all this funny old British weather and think golden beaches, long cocktails, amazing sunsets and al fresco dining.
We have some great Pepperberry pieces to get you in the holiday mood. We all have a habit when packing to panic and stuff our case with too many clothes and accessories, but the trick is to choose wisely and choose interchangeable pieces. Essential items for your suitcase are a great pair of black patent wedges, a pair of nude high heeled sandals, a pair of flat tan leather thong sandals, one or two statement necklaces (see below) and one great piece of swimwear (see Bravissimo.com).
The Linen Roll Sleeve Shirt is an essential part of your holiday wardrobe. Linen travels well and will still look stylish day or night. This shirt would be great for the evenings (when you want to cover up) and can be worn over a bikini (late in the afternoon on the beach). It will also look great with our Shimmer Shorts in gold, for an evening look with heels. It has a waist tie that can be adjusted, side vents and sleeves that can be rolled up for a more relaxed look and it’s available in white or cornflower. The Ethnic Bib Necklace, which is made from semi precious stones, will look stunning with this shirt.
The Tile Print Dress is a gorgeous chiffon dress and perfect for a holiday. It is cut under the bust with a wrap and tie front which flatters the boobs and tummy area. The print is an eye catching Italian geometric print, available in multi. This dress will look great with the Jersey Shrug in raspberry and with the Ethnic Bib Necklace.
The Bright Flower Jersey Dress just screams ‘Summer Hols’. The large flower print is just gorgeous and the vibrant turquoise, purple and lime colours used in the flower print, make this dress a real summer statement dress. The cross over top is really flattering and there is a twist detail at the waist. It also can be worn with the Jersey Shrug in raspberry for a great summer evening cover-up.
Two very pretty summer tops for your holiday wardrobe are the Spot Flower Top in Caramel which has a embroidered flower trim, combined with a spot print. It is cut under the bust and has smock detailing at the back, this top can be worn with the Shimmer Shorts in gold and the Jersey Shrug in raspberry. Top number two, is the Embellished Sun Top in coral which is a perfect daytime top. It has an ethnic feel with the small flower print and contrasting blue embroidery, small pleated detail, with mock button detailing. The coral colour of this top, will work perfectly with the raspberry colour of the Jersey Shrug.
For your complete summer suitcase, you could add the Embellished Silk Shift Dress, which is a stunning silk shift dress, with large vibrant flower print and sequined embellishment. This dress would be perfect for any special nights out.