I hope you've saved your cash up for summer because there are some essentials that will make your summer amazing! Some things on this list may be obvious, and some you may not have realised you needed until now...
Wedges are the ultimate summer shoe. Sure, havaianas are also a must, but wedges do the trick of heels as they make your legs look insane, but without any pain. Wedges are so comfortable that you can walk around all day in them with no problem. They also are able to suit any look, from casual to semi-formal, and a neutral coloured pair can be worn with anything. Shorts, skirts, dresses, trousers - meet your new best friend! Wear them to the beach or to a restaurant or just anywhere. StylistPick have an amazing selection. If you don't already have an account, make one now! It gives you a quiz when you first create an account, then creates a showroom for you with all the products they think you might like that suit your look! All their shoes are SO CUTE, as well as their bags and accessories, and when they send it to you the packaging is so lovely.
Bye-bye hosepipe ban, hello paddle pool! If you don't have a swimming pool at home, a paddle pool is a super cute purchase. It allows you to cool off after hours of sunbathing, and you can sit back with a margarita, pretending that you're somewhere far, far away.
I bought this last week. It's currently up in the garden, and despite when it's windy, it's so much fun! It's the best form of exercise as I get so competitive that it doesn't even feel like I'm working out, which is great. It comes with 4 rackets so you can play with lots of people.
Ice Lolly Maker
This is so yummy on a hot day. By making ice-lollies yourself, you can make them as healthy as you like, with lots of fresh fruits. Yum yum yum. Buy one here.
Often in Summer, healthy-eating just goes out the window. Make sure you get all your vitamin needs with these bad boys. They're SO yummy that you'll want more than one a day!
Backpacks used to be gross but practical. However, there are SO many beautiful ones I've seen recently! Backpack's are a must-have if you're traveling this summer as they're so handy, and you don't have to be cautious about how it looks because these are so stylish.
A croquet set fits perfectly with this patriotic summer of the Queens Jubilee, Wimbledon, the Olympics and the Paralympics! It adds a little summin' summin' to a tea-party, and it always makes me feel super English.
Aztec prints are everywhere this summer. I don't really know how these nail things work, but I will MAKE THEM WORK because I saw these and they are the coolest things ever! My nails will look dazzlingggg. I might even try and convince Ming that I painted them on myself.
If you don't have a barbecue, or want something portable for when you go camping or just anywhere outdoors, this is amazing. It's small enough to carry around and has the ability to cook you a little feast.
Zombies, Run! App
This is downloading onto my iPod as I type. This app makes you believe that you are stuck in a zombie acropolis and that they're coming to attack you, and you need to run to get away from them. You have to complete certain distances to pick up items for survival. Being crap at running long-distances, staying alive will motivate me more than any upbeat dance song.
A bright clutch spices up any dull outfit. It instantly gives colour when wearing a little black dress, which is great during summer, as I feel the need to wear colourful clothes everyday when the sun is shining. This is my dream clutch (the name of it shows that we're meant to be). You're more than welcome to send it to me if feeling generous. I will happily accept.
Summer = Sangria. Buy a sangria jug to serve your amazing sangria to everyone during a barbecue or even at lunch time. I saw this in The White Company the other day and I'm determined to go back for it. Buy it here.