Shady days of summer

I do love summer days and hot balmy nights. The smells of flora and fauna in the air, wearing little dresses and BBQs wafting over garden fences. Every day is filled with the promise of simple pleasures.

Like taking a walk in green fields with the sun on the back of your neck, an ice cream while your toes squelch into wet sand at the seaside, and a thirst quenching cold cider (or alcohol free beer!) outside your favourite pub. Somehow when the weather is good, it doesn't really matter where you are as it feels like a mini holiday all of the time.
I'm absolutely loving jumping in the car and getting some staycation action in our beautiful Britain and having some lovely days out in Yorkshire at the moment. I tend to save my travel for outside of the UK summer season, so that I can enjoy the best of British and have mini breaks in our very own countryside.

When the sun shines there are not many places more beautiful and North Yorkshire has been stealing my heart lately with some amazingly picturesque scenery.
Of course you need a few summer staples in your wardrobe to make sure you can do these things in style, I tend to favour a few classics like a pair of denim cut offs, some nice gladiator sandals and an array of breezy, boho dresses. Things that can be dressed up or down, and tossed in a hold all at last minute to take off on that next adventure. Things that don't need too much effort to put together and leaves you free to enjoy the moment you're in.
What I was lacking was a classic pair of sunglasses so when the Watch Shop got in touch recently to say they had started a sunglasses range and already being a fan of the watches, I was excited to have a little browse.
In two shakes of a rabbits tale I'd honed in on my favourites as the website allows you to narrow your selection down by shape, brands, colours and design. I know my style and face shape well so instantly knew which shapes would not work for me and those which would. My top three included a pair of aviators, some classic Raybans...and then I fell in love....
With a beautiful, feminine Jackie O style Raybans that I knew would be great for summer. They look amazing with a casual boho style or dressed up for a day at the races or for a wedding, which is rare in one pair of sunglasses.
I tend to be a high street girl when it comes to clothes but bags, scarves and sunglasses are investment pieces in my eyes that are worth investing in.
Since my first pair of Guccis at the tender age of 18, my style has come a long way but I still would always rather spend more on my sunnies as I know they'll last a lifetime. Plus with all that Instagram action during the summer months, we all want to look our best, don't we?
What style of sunglasses are you rocking at the moment? Do you like to go high fashion or classic like me?

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