Monthly Must-Haves #2

monthly must-haves

Dress: Monsoon | Letter cushion: Next | Textured trainers: Espirit | Pretty Honest by Sali Hughes | Frame: Oliver Bonas | Foundation: Born This Way by Too Faced

March is a weird old month; we’re meant to be focusing on spring/summer, but at the same time we’re still having to scrape ice off our cars and are secretly hoping plans get cancelled so we can stay at home in the warm. Or is that just me and my antisocial mind? Anyway. The point is I have no real idea what to buy in terms of clothing at the moment and so it’s no surprise that my wishlist for this month only features two fashion items.

First up, my nephew is going to be christened soon and so I’m having to start thinking about appropriate outfits. Although I love it, this glitzy maxi dress is probably too jazzy (first rule of a christening: don’t upstage the baby). Luckily Monsoon is the master of dressy dresses (hence their entire section dedicated to occasionwear) so I’m bound to find something else in there. Secondly, I’ve also been after some trainers to wear casually for a while now. I’m not 100% sure if I’ll actually suit them when not in the confines of the gym, and so I’m reluctant to splash out on some Nikes or Adidas. This pair from Espirit are the exact style and colours I want – monochrome queen forever, etc – but also really reasonably priced at £55.

While I’m not too enthused by any other fashion, one thing I’m definitely still loving right now is homeware. This letter cushion from Next and the chevron-print frame from Oliver Bonas would both fit into my monochrome bedroom perfectly. On a side note, you should be happy that this didn’t turn into a fully fledged Oliver Bonas wishlist, as my gosh that stuff is just BEYOND BRILLIANT. The Marble collection is definitely one that every blogger in particular is going to want to check out (think of the flat lays – swoon).

Finally, my two ‘don’t fit into the other categories so let’s call them ‘wild cards” must-haves of the month are the book Pretty Honest, which promises to be a ‘straight-talking beauty companion’ (a bit like me after four vodkas), and the Born This Way foundation from Too Faced. I’ve heard nothing but good things about this foundation, and so it’s definitely next on my list of high-end products to try.

That’s all of my must-haves for the month of March, but what are you coveting this month? Let me know in the comments! 


16 Responses

  1. Pam March 3, 2016 / 10:30 am

    yes to that foundation! ive wanted it for SO long!
    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

    • Claire March 6, 2016 / 4:44 pm

      We both NEED to try it! xx

  2. Ela March 3, 2016 / 10:01 pm

    That dress looks beautiful, but like you said don’t upstage the baby 🙂 Next homeware section is great, whenever I look through the website I just want everything. I have pretty honest on my list too, I am so late with it.

    • Claire March 6, 2016 / 4:44 pm

      I know, it’s so dangerous going on their site haha! xx

  3. Carly Susanne March 4, 2016 / 5:16 pm

    Loving the Next cushion! I currently have that book on my wish list. Agree with you about cancelling plans too! It’s just so cold. Xxx

    • Claire March 6, 2016 / 4:45 pm

      It really is, glad I’m not alone in my anti-socialness haha 🙂 xx

  4. Nicole March 4, 2016 / 11:57 pm

    I love the dress! And I really want to try the Too Faced foundation too, it sounds awesome 🙂
    Nicole | ..What Nikki Did…

    • Claire March 6, 2016 / 4:45 pm

      It does indeed, I’ve heard nothing but good things! Hopefully we’ll get on our hands on it soon 🙂 x

  5. Adaleta March 5, 2016 / 2:57 pm

    What a lovely round-up of nice things. I love the pillow as my name begins with an A so I’d love that one 😉 I enjoyed Sali’s book because it’s a good one for sure! xx

    • Claire March 6, 2016 / 4:45 pm

      Ahh it’s PERFECT for you then 😀 Glad you recommend the book! xx

  6. Kate Flint March 8, 2016 / 4:17 am

    I bought the Too Faced Foundation last week and it’s amazing! Will be reviewing it very soon 🙂 I’ve got the same problem right now, except it’s meant to be Fall and it’s bloody hot still haha.

    Kate |

    • Claire March 9, 2016 / 9:35 pm

      Ahh I can’t wait to read your review! xx

  7. Veronica Bizzarri March 9, 2016 / 7:18 pm

    i love those trainers i’ve been looking for a pair like that and i totally swoon over anything with letters on.. good luck at finding a dress im the worse at picking out dresses for occasions xx

    • Claire March 9, 2016 / 9:36 pm

      Yeah I’m really into letter things at the moment too 🙂 And I KNOW, it’s going to be such a mission! xx

  8. Raj March 17, 2016 / 5:39 pm

    Gorgeous picks, I’m now absolutely obsessed with the Oliver Bonas marble collection too, my bank balance will never forgive you! haha

    Thank you for sharing such a lovely round up

    What Raj Wants

  9. Jodie March 23, 2016 / 10:06 am

    I really want to read Pretty Honest, and I love the Letter Cushion too!

    Jodie @ Jodetopia x

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