Hey Sister, Go Sister, Soul Sister

See that yellow thing in the sky?  Thats the sun, which means that the UK’s week long summer has well and truly started.  I’ve been donning the big sunglasses, I’ve burnt my shoulders, I’ve drank Sangria and I’ve grown a thousand freckles.  WAHEY for summer. 

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When I headed out the to the theatre recently, I wanted to keep cool – I’d spent the day at work sitting infront a fan, my hair blowing everywhere and feeling like Beyonce in the Crazy in Love video.  With this in mind, I really couldn’t stand a constricting outfit – comfort was top of In reality I probably looked more like I’d ran a every leg concious lady needs a midi dress or 2 in their wardrobe.  Long enough to cover up any problem areas (ain’t nobody want to see my pasty thighs) but still short enough to flash some flesh.  The midi dress is my new summer uniform and this multi coloured tribal print number from Primark was actually a holiday purchase for last year that I never ended up wearing (I think it was too small).  Its so lightweight and easy to wear that I just threw it on (I lie, it was like the episode of Friends where Ross wears those leather pants and he’s all sweaty – MINUS THE TALC) with a neutral cardigan, these lace up wedges from New Look, a statement necklace and loose wavey hair.

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Can we all stop press.  This is what a ginger person looks like with a smidge of a tan.  Hand in hand with the sun shining is perspiration – I know no one likes to talk about sweat, but it happens.  There’s nothing worse on a sunny day than having your face running down your dress – the best way to combat this simple – wear as little makeup as you can get away with.  On a daily basis I’ve been keeping my face simple so there’s less to slip and slide around leaving me looking like an extra from House of Wax (hello freckles!)

(On the face: Ginvera Green Tea BB Cream, HD Brows Foundation Base (Shade 1), Half Baked eyeshadow from the Urban Decay Naked Palette, Maybelline “The Falsies” Mascara, VIVO Rosy Glow blusher and Revlon “Just Bitten” Kissable Balm Stain in Lovesick)