I’m done.

I thought Winter was over, but I was wrong (as I sit here in uggs, next to the heater, with a hoodie on – sure, I’m a fashion blogger haha!).

I REALLY want it to start getting warm now. So I’ve decided I’m going to fake it, until I make it warm. (Technically I was “sun-baking” on my deck this morning, just in above mentioned uggs and hoodie to keep warm)

There is plenty of Spring/Summer fashion and beauty hitting the stores already so there is definitely plenty of things to give you some Summer inspiration.

Attractive girl wearing black tank top smiling, laughing and taking pictures with camera phone. Traveling concept with happy woman. Soft colorful effect on photo

Or maybe you’re heading away shortly to a tropical island somewhere for the September school holidays so you actually might get the chance to get your Summer Glow on early (jealous much?!)

Either way, I’ve got a couple of really easy tips to help you get your Summer Glow on (even if the weather didn’t get the memo yet)

Stop wearing black

This is the number one, easiest way to get away from that Winter feeling and get your Spring/Summer vibe on – stop wearing black!

I went for a walk with my sis-in-law this morning and I even bypassed the black leggings for some of a more colourful variety, just cause I am so sick of wearing black.


Find another colour to start wearing. It’s time.


Get those legs out

It’s time to release those legs baby! You can still wear boots, but maybe back away from the tights, grab that razor from the bottom draw and whack a little fake tan on. You’ll feel like you’re on holidays!

Here’s some outfit inspo for boots and (shudder) bare legs…

ankle boots and bare legs

Images courtesy of Pinterest


Change up your makeup

Nothing says summer like bronzed skin, but you have to be careful not to head too gun-ho into it. A subtle sweep of powder here (the Estée Lauder one below is on counters now), and a swipe of bronze eye shadow there (I’m OB.SESSED with the Bobbi Brown one below),  stop with the dark nails and go light again and you’re giving your look a subtle nod to Summer.

Bronze Goddess Glow

GET THE LOOKS:1. EcoTan invisible tan from shelivescrueltyfree.com $39.55 | 2. Estée Lauder Bronze Goddess Bronzing Powder $76 | 3. OPI “Don’t Bossa Nova Me Around” $19.95 | 4. Bobbi Brown Telluride eye palette $135


Go swimwear shopping

Terrifying at the best of times I know, but this will kill two birds with one stone. A)  get the horrid thing out of the way early, and b) get you excited about summer because you already have a wicked new pair of togs!

The trick to swimwear shopping is simply this – pic a pair you feel good in, that you like the print or pattern of, that are comfortable and then DON’T WORRY ABOUT IT ANY MORE! Everybody else on the beach is too worried about how they look in their swimwear to be checking you out – so relax.

Here are just a few of my faves coming out now!

summer swimwear

SHOP THE SUITS (l-r): Queensland Swimwear Company tummy control one piece $149.95 (aus) | Asos DD-G cup chain detail bikini top $43.86 and bottom $12.06 |  Next bikini top $23.50 + high waisted bottom $23.50 from EziBuy

I’m so looking forward to the Summer! Not only can I hit the beach, wear my be-loved maxi dresses, but I got married in Summer so I have my anniversary to look forward too as well!

Tell me what YOU are looking forward to most about Summer and go into the draw to win this gorgeous Estée Lauder Limited Edition Bronze Goddess Eau Fraiche SkinScent 100mL RRP $143. Ts & C’s apply *

Can’t wait to see you answers!

Until Next Time, In Love & Style,


Ts & Cs: Competition open to NZ residents only. Competition will be drawn on Friday September 4th at 5pm. Winner will be notified by email and has three working days to reply otherwise competition will be re-drawn.