When my friends and I went on holiday, a couple of them ventured out to go diving. Diving isn't quite my thing, so I was super imaginative and ventured out to the local arcade and went shopping instead. I'm sorry I'm so predictable. I inevitably found an array of shops I could also find at home, but I'm not going to complain, I got this New Look pretty on sale. Their most similar skirt version on their site is the Green Check Tube Skirt but I'll be cheeky and tell you a similar Black Check Tube Skirt is currently on sale. Ever since buying it I've found similar top and dress versions too, my favourite being their Green Check Pinafore Dress. This skirt has been the definition of a word I hate to use: versatile. On a cold winter's day I throw a jumper over it, and in the evening I wear it with a long-sleeved black top. Brownie points for New Look.
However, I still had a much larger interest in the shops I didn't recognise, and one which holds a special place in my heart is Stradivarius. It's best described as a mix between Zara and H&M- I promise that's a compliment. This mini double bag is currently on sale in black, dusty rose and pale camel. I really love their aesthetic, and I assure you that as much as I love this bag, it isn't a fair testament of the brand. That's not an insult to the bag though, it's been an utter saving grace on nights out. Being previously a bit of a grandma (still am one to be honest) I didn't realise how helpful a little bag with a strap could be.