Wishlist: Summer Pastels

pastel wishlist

1.Yellow Cornelli Collar Dress 2.White Tie Front Shirt 3.Silver Triangle Spike Necklace 4.Aqua Twill Long Sleeve Wrap Dress 5.Mr Octopus Ring 6.Mint Bowling Bag 7.Coral Zip Back Chiffon Dress 8.Wedge Platform Sandals 9.Neon Denim Biker Jacket
It has been surprisingly warm and sunny the last few days which has made me want to go shopping for summer clothes. Normally my summer clothes are more or less the same as my winter clothes, but with less layers of tights and cardigans. This year, however, I’m in the mood for a whole new wardrobe filled with floaty dresses and ice-cream coloured accessories. I’m determined to break my habit of wearing black all the time!

I’m a little bit in love with the mint bowling bag from Topshop, it looks like such a pretty colour and the perfect size/shape for an every day bag. I do actually need a new bag, so this is probably the thing from this wishlist which I’m most likely to buy soon. I also think it would be best to start introducing pastels to my wardrobe in the form of accessories first, I’m not ready to abandon my black dresses and opaque tights just yet!

The white shirt from Miss Selfridge doesn’t look particularly exciting, but I don’t have a slouchy white shirt in my wardrobe and I think it would be perfect for summer to wear with some bright jeans or shorts. I really like the tie front detail as well, a bit of a hint of 50s style without looking like you’re off to a fancy dress party! The shirt would look great with long layered necklaces, like this silver triange one from Bad Passion.

I really like the aqua wrap dress from LOVE but I’m disappointed to see the biggest size they do is a 10/12. Seriously?! Especially as they’re becoming a bit more of a ‘mainstream’ brand who are stocked in Topshop, I’m surprised they don’t have any bigger sizes. (And I wouldn’t exactly say 14/16 is ‘big’, anyway!) Very annoying.

What have you got your eye on at the moment? Are you a fan of the pastel trend?

Gillian x


Freelance social media and digital marketing consultant with a penchant for writing blog posts, drinking sickly sweet cocktails and exploring the cobbled streets of Edinburgh.


  • Caroline says:

    I know what you mean about your summer clothes being the same as your winter clothes with less layers, I'm the same. I really want some nice new pastel pieces to brighten things up! That coral coloured dress is gorgeous! 🙂

    Caroline x
    Caroline's Catwalk

  • I quite literally have no summer clothes… It's starting to panic me a bit! ha ha 🙂 I do love the pastel trend, It's so bright and fresh. I just don't know where to start!

    Love, Vanilla

  • Rachel P says:

    Really pretty pieces! This weather is really getting me in the mood to start thinking about some summer purchases, the yellow dress is my fave! x

  • Oh I love everything here, especially the wedges! I also love the mint dress and bag xx

  • Your wish list is so cute, I especially love the mint bowling bag!!

    Ginger Pickle ♥


  • Melita Kiely says:

    i'm so in love wih pastels right now but the only pastel items i own right now are nail varnishes, boo. this warrants shopping, right? because i basically want (read: need) everything in your post x

  • Gem says:

    10/12 large… seriously?! geez. I'm more of a black girl and navy in the summer haha but a pastel bag would be nice to lighten things up 🙂 x

  • megcasson says:

    I love that yellow dress with the collar! So cute!


  • I really want that bag too! God help my bank balance this month! X

  • Jayde xo. says:

    I've been eying the wrap dress by Love for sooo long, only problem now is.. which color to get?! x


  • Lauren says:

    I love the yellow dress, the white shirt and the coral dress, so pretty xx

  • daisychain says:

    I am so loving pastels right now!

  • LOVE these clothes! I think I need that bag though…

  • Angelica says:

    I saw this topshop bag in LOOK magazine, and I was in love. It finally launched so I'm probably going to buy it. x

  • Eloise says:

    My friend was saying EXACTLY the same thing about love the other day, she was ready to part with 80.00 on dresses then saw their sizing.
    I do love their dresses but I think it's a bit mad.


  • Spencer. says:

    Beautiful wishlist, I'm absolutely in love with the pastels trend this spring! x

  • Cherry says:

    Great choices and gorgeous shades!

  • Josie says:

    I didn't know LOVE's sizing was like that! That's really bad. I love that octopus ring it's too cute xxx

  • Carol says:

    I think I am going to have to add that white Miss S. slouchy shirt to my wishlist I keep in my diary – too cute!

    Caz x

  • single wardrobe says:

    I love that red dress! So cute!

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