Ah, Spring, how I've missed you! In the winter months I try to kid myself into believing I like the cosy, chilly evenings and extra layers... but as soon as the weather hits mid-teens, I realise how I am just longing for summer. I'm the one who is hunting down that beer garden table in the sun, that last spot of sunshine in the garden and that sun lounger in the position directly in the sun's rays. When in Bali several years ago I heard myself saying "excuse me, can you please move the umbrella... it's getting in the way of my tan". Yeh, wow.
So this slightly-warm weather is really making me happy. Like, really happy. Sadly this year we aren't going on a summer holiday - that means a whole five weeks off work, in the UK. Now I know I shouldn't moan, teacher holidays really are the best thing ever, but c'mon, I need that sun! So for now I'm hoping the weather here continues to warm and the mercury continues to rise.
I'm starting to think about SS15 style - so far I'm digging espadrilles, stripes (obvs), mixing textures, and a hint of yellow. As much as I love the Stella espadrilles, I think Soludos are more suited to my budget! I've been adding my key summer pieces to my latest Lyst; I love being able to view all my favourite brands in one place.
For those of you who don't know about Lyst yet (where have you been?) it's a site that allows you to browse everything from highstreet to designer, and everything in between, making your own lysts of coveted items along the way. Great for people like me who love to list (it's the teacher...) and get completely overwhelmed with the 'new in' sections on various websites. I don't have the time or the inclination to browse twelve different sites looking for the perfect sandals - Lyst has it all in once place and is super easy to navigate. Just few clicks and you can have a pretty swoon-worthy collection of pieces!
Do you lyst?
*this post is in collaboration with Lyst