Today is quite literally a SUN-day, and understandably I couldn’t contain my excitement when I opened my curtains this morning and saw blue skies. Three of our resident seagulls (which we now have 4 of) are enjoying sunning themselves on the roof opposite, whilst one is seemingly having none of it and has been sleeping in the shade all day. Oh to be a seagull. Obviously I needed to take full advantage of this rare weather and sport something summer appropriate, even though it is only 13 degrees outside. Enter this red dress. Recently on instagram, I’ve been seeing a lot of people posting pictures of clothes they’ve bought from Matalan, all which have been lovely. So, with that in mind I nipped into town last week with the aim of having a little snoop around their clothing section. Now, Matalan and I go way back to my school days. I remember when I first started sixth form (in my school we had to wear formal clothes), and my mum took me to Matalan to stock up on workwear attire and we left a trolley full of stuff. So from these fond memories I knew that they have a pretty strong workwear selection, and of course I’ve drooled over their homewear for as long as I can remember. For some reason though, I’d never ventured in for day to day clothes. But boy I will be doing so from now often.
After narrowing it down to about 8 items to take into the changing room, I finally settled on this red dress. Trust me, I would have bought more, but I’m on a budget so I restricted myself to one item only – that’s discipline for you. I’m pretty sure every girl has owned a dress like this at some point in their lives, most likely when they were about 5 years old. But that’s why I love it so much, it’s so reminiscent of my childhood, but obviously a bit more sophisticated! The dress is perfect for the coming summer months, and I also have a wedding coming up next month and I think it will be ideal for that too. Definitely one of my favourite purchases in a long while, and the price tag of only £25 makes it even more appealing!
I’ve linked my top 10 picks from Matalan at the bottom of this post, but for now I’m going to soak up some vitamin D whilst I still can.
Thanks for reading,
SUNGLASSES | PRIMARK
My top 10 picks from Matalan