The Summer Series: For Those That Don’t Do Colour…

Unless I’m mistaken, I remember promising you guys a more summery outfit  post a fair while back, non? Well the combination of my perchant for dressing like the grim reaper and the great british summer hasn’t quite allowed me to crack the shorts out until very recently. Luckily the good weather came right on time as I ordered a brand new pair of shorts just last week. The shorts in question have got to be my all time favourites. Light weight, black (but with print), loose and figure flattering, all rolled into £11.99 from Missguided. My bank account threw a party to celebrate my bargain hunting genius and the boyfriend has requested I purchase another pair in the same style because he’s worried that I won’t wear anything but these all summer. Well, if I must….

In addition to my massive Missguided stalk, I’ve been browsing the sale like a mad woman on ASOS, and ended up picking up two cami’s in black and grey for around the same price as an Essie nail polish. I can’t remember the time I was this good at sale shopping, and seeing as I was being so good, I treated myself to a new pair of (full price) shoes. Although I nabbed them on ASOS, my black flatforms are actually a New Look brand, and are the perfect every day heel. High enough to make you feel fancy, low enough to be perfect for any occasion.

Now I’m not sure what the weather will have in store for the boys graduation this week, but if the weather holds out the shorts and shoes might just have to make an appearance. Teamed with a blazer I might just about qualify for smart casual!

*Before I go, a massive thank you to everyone who nominated me under Established Beauty Blog in the Cosmo Blog Awards. It’s amazing to even just be shortlisted, so thank you so much! If you’d like to vote for me to win, you can click HERE and vote for all your favourites!*


  1. Molly Lyon
    09 Jul 2013 / 1:34 pm

    Love this look! I voted for you in the Cosmo awards, you definitely deserve it!!

    Molly x
    Lyon Notes

  2. ZeebLikesIt
    09 Jul 2013 / 1:51 pm

    Cute outfit! love it!


  3. Lauren
    09 Jul 2013 / 1:56 pm

    I've definitely got these shorts (well for my birthda, so I have to wait until saturday) – you've made me excited to receive them! looking lovely xo

  4. Lou
    09 Jul 2013 / 2:00 pm

    I am forever finding myself wearing no colour, I make myself the promise but still head for the black. I love the shorts, they look great on you.


  5. Rachelle
    09 Jul 2013 / 2:10 pm

    You are TOO gorgeous Suzie! I live in monochrome, its so easy to throw together and always look polished..

    rachelle xo

  6. Madeline
    09 Jul 2013 / 2:18 pm

    Lovely outfit. And definitely a go-to summer look !

    Madeline | Its a Mads Mads World

  7. Scottish Stef's Nails
    09 Jul 2013 / 2:40 pm

    Love your shorts!even though there's not heaps of colour it's still a cute, summery outfit!:)

  8. kristina elaine
    09 Jul 2013 / 2:45 pm

    Adorable shoes! Such a lovely outfit.

  9. Martyna
    09 Jul 2013 / 2:54 pm

    You look great, you'r shorts are so lovely! xx

    Martyna | NEON MIZZLE

  10. Holly
    09 Jul 2013 / 3:42 pm

    Love your style!

    Holly xxx

  11. Sophierosehearts
    09 Jul 2013 / 3:55 pm

    Great outfit, yay well done on being shortlisted 🙂

    Sophierosehearts x

  12. Yuen Lim
    09 Jul 2013 / 4:00 pm

    Such a simple yet gorgeous look!
    Congrats on being nominated! (:

    The Craziest Paradigm – a 'lil bit of rust & stardust

  13. Simply Naturale
    09 Jul 2013 / 4:35 pm

    I love this look it's so me, as im not one to wear bold colours especially on the top half of my body! More importantly well done for being short-listed , thats so awesome you're my favourite blogger so to see you being recognised made my day!
    Gotta go pick up those New look shoes now!

    Eloise |

  14. Maddy
    09 Jul 2013 / 4:43 pm

    Your legs are amazing! I love the shorts so much! xxx

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD 

  15. Mollie Browne
    09 Jul 2013 / 5:05 pm

    This is such a lovely outfit and your legs are amazing – jealous!


  16. Huyen
    09 Jul 2013 / 6:58 pm

    really love those shorts, the pattern is amazing!

  17. Luxe Life Aspirations
    09 Jul 2013 / 7:10 pm

    Love this post! Thanks for catering to those of us that do black/white/grey/beige 🙂 Also, massive congratulations on your Cosmo nomination!

  18. Talisa Tossell
    09 Jul 2013 / 7:13 pm

    VOTED! You deserve it hun!

  19. Izzi
    09 Jul 2013 / 7:31 pm

    Great look! Loving the shorts, might have to do some shopping at missguided then!

    A beauty, food and life blog by Izzi

  20. Amy Keeling
    09 Jul 2013 / 8:11 pm

    Love this outfit 😀 The shorts are really, really nice. In fact, have you noticed how they kinda match your blog background? 😀

    Amy xx
    A Little Boat Sailing

  21. makeup lover
    09 Jul 2013 / 8:22 pm

    Lovely outfit, so simple but Summery too! I want those shoes too! x
    Amy |

  22. Vanja Smole
    09 Jul 2013 / 8:57 pm

    I really like your hair color! And gorgeous outfit of course;)

  23. Dannii Ofe
    09 Jul 2013 / 9:51 pm

    love this outfit, i NEED those shorts!

  24. Adele Miner
    09 Jul 2013 / 9:57 pm

    Love this outfit! the shorts are amazing! x

  25. thalia
    09 Jul 2013 / 10:33 pm

    I absolutely adore this outfit and the print on those shorts! x

  26. Bonjourluce
    09 Jul 2013 / 10:58 pm

    you teeny weeny little cutie x

  27. Celina
    10 Jul 2013 / 12:13 am

    I love this outfit! It looks great on you. 🙂
    I voted for you. Good luck!

    Celina | The Celution

  28. Chloe Witty
    10 Jul 2013 / 8:28 am

    ah thank god monochrome is fashionable this summer ey?! we'd all be screwed otherwise. i'm guilty of wearing black far too often in summer…
    also congrats on getting nominated! 🙂

    Chloe Witty

  29. Kerry
    10 Jul 2013 / 8:56 am

    i love these shorts x

  30. Shradha G Loves
    10 Jul 2013 / 1:13 pm

    Love the shorts
    super cute
    S xx

  31. Pippa Jones
    10 Jul 2013 / 7:47 pm

    THe shorts are so cute on you! You really suit Black and white!

    Pipp xx

  32. PicturePerfectMakeup
    10 Jul 2013 / 9:32 pm

    Love the shorts and shoes! Great outfit!


  33. Anya
    10 Jul 2013 / 10:15 pm

    Loved this post! The outfit you put together looks so polished! I've voted for you in the blog awards!

  34. hannah maggs
    11 Jul 2013 / 2:49 pm

    congratulations suzie, ill be voting for you! you always manage to make me smile you know, dressing like the grim reaper haha xx

  35. Danielle
    14 Jul 2013 / 9:44 pm

    Love this outfit so much!


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