Monochrome Madness | Wishlist

10 December 2016

West Yorkshire, UK
monochrome madness

I love a good wishlist! And it's been a crazy long time since one has been featured on Anika May. One of the biggest reasons I love wishlists (and Polyvore), is because it's like window shopping in the comfort of my own home. I love building sets with fashion items, especially the accessories!

Super Lazy Day | Wishlist

3 August 2016

Ilkley, West Yorkshire
I always find shopping for nightwear to be so much fun. It could be two matching pieces, or random finds on the high street - I absolutely love to shop for brand new PJs and accessories to be worn for bed. I'm ridiculously lazy, no seriously, a day lounging around and doing nothing but watching hours of TV is a good day for me. Wearing comfy clothing is a total must for lazy days, and nightwear is the easiest of ways to ensure total comfort - it's foolproof!

The T by Alexander Wang tank top looks like it's the perfect tee for lounging around in. I don't tend to explore colour when it comes to a lazy day because I don't really have anyone to impress, nor do I need to stand out - so the simpler the better. This sleeveless piece is a linen blend, which means it's guaranteed coziness. Similarly, the Old Navy shorts look crazy comfortable! I've had them in my 'liked' list on Polyvore for as long as I can remember, and have always decided I will one day feature them in a wishlist. Although I have heard a few bloggers and vloggers discuss Old Navy and buy from there, I've never bought anything from the site myself. After having a brief browse, I think the store has the potential to be a new favourite! The clothes look to be a of really high quality, and are available for amazing prices. As much as I adore tracksuit bottoms and leggings, shorts are an ideal alternative because it means I can totally and completely surround myself with blankets upon blankets.

Anyone that follows my blog, knows that I am totally and completely obsessed with stationary. It's actually kind of scary. I once considered even signing up to a stationary subscription box, but sadly £40 a month was just a little too high for me. The Campus Gifts notebook is one item I would love to own. I think the font is really cool, and stands out well against the darker text. The phrase is unique and something I've never seen printed before; the large book would be amazing for jotting down blog post ideas or even write out posts on a snug day at home. I'm a huge fan of UGG boots, despite knowing a lot of people don't like them. Personally, I don't mind the style and love how warm they keep my feet. When I spotted the UGG Australia Knit Slippers, I knew they had to be featured on a cushy-themed wishlist. From wearing UGG boots for years on end, it must be made certain that these slippers must be crazy cosy. The colour suits this overall wishlist brilliantly, and although the price is high, I'm sure I could make an exception.

To check out the rest of items in this wishlist, click here!

Dark Summer | Wishlist

10 June 2016

Eldwick, Bingley, West Yorkshire
It’s wishlist time again! Shopping is one of my favourite *cough cough* ‘exercises’ and I absolutely love to create wishlists on Polyvore full of luxury and high street items. It’s one of my favourite networks for discovering new items and people to follow. Creating sets is extremely relaxing, especially when you create something that’s aesthetically pleasing to the eye. One thing I’ve noticed with my style is that I tend to go for darker colours and I’ve decided to sometimes embrace it! Of course, there are occasions where I need to brighten up my ensembles every so often, but I think all-black is so badass, I just love it. Wearing all-black in the sun is a pretty brave thing to do, but I don’t think there’s anything wrong with a little… ‘dark summer’.

The first thing on my list is the Black Spaghetti Top by Romwe. I have been on the lookout for cute summer tops to wear, because sometimes I’m so warm I barely want to wear anything at all (obviously I would never scar the world by doing that)! The straps on this top turn it from a basic tank top to a unique bralette that will subtly pair well with (literally) anything, and still stand out. It’s a cotton top, and fits perfectly into my theme. To pair with the top, I chose the Black Button Front Skirt from Topshop. I don’t wear a lot of skirts, simply because I don’t have much to pair them with. It can be really hard to find a skirt style that suits your body shape and this is still something I struggle with. Luckily, it means more shopping to ‘experiment’ with my style and what suits me. I usually play it safe with an A-line skirt, and I think this denim utilitarian piece fits well. No wishlist is complete without one high fashion item! The Sac De Jour Nano Leather Tote by Saint Laurent has always caught my eye, it’s so chic it hurts. I think this handbag would be the perfect investment, and joins the many others I have waiting on my list. I love the simple style, and think it projects pure elegance and femininity without being OTT. 

Another luxury bag I liked is the "Totes Amaze" Tote by 3.1 Phillip Lim. Devastatingly, it’s out of stock everywhere but I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to include it in my Dark Summer Wishlist. The Harlock Platform Sandals by Jeffrey Campbell are one of the few white items in this list, but luckily they do come in black. For this look, even though it is based on embracing all-black, I really liked the monochrome contrast with white sandals. I think they will stand out even more, and help the outfit to look different too. Along with the White Hardware Belt from Yoins, adding a little splash of white is creating monochrome with minimal effort (see what I did there?)

Finally, the Tether Skeleton Bracelet from Marc by Marc Jacobs is one of my favourite items in the entire wishlist. It may be tiny, and difficult to see from a distance, but I absolutely adore the style. It’s so simply unique, the design behind it is genius. I find that watches like this are pieces that get the most attention without any effort. I love these little gems, as they pull a whole outfit together despite their size. This luxury piece is completely black and may stay near the top of my wishlist for a very long time.

What’s your favourite item?

She Could Fly | Wishlist

22 May 2016

Skipton, North Yorkshire
Today is being spent in the lovely town of Skipton, one of my favourite places in the whole of Yorkshire. I have so many memories here, from visiting Bolton Abbey to lunch at the castle. Last summer, I loved visiting Skipton for an all-out girls' shopping day, so today's wishlist is inspired by those kind of summer outings. 

I think playsuits are crucial for summer. They’re not an item I’m really invested in, but yet again, multiple Instagram accounts and fashion magazines have swayed me. I really like how simple they are and easy to wear. Despite the unable-to-go-to-the-toilet-without-getting-complete-naked aspect, they’re super cute and fun to play around with. I chose the simple black Monki playsuit (similar), and there’s no doubt the high street will soon be filled with them.

The Maurices denim jacket really caught my eye (sadly, it’s out of stock but I found a similar one here). The medium wash is really versatile for summer style and has a cute cropped style that compliments the waistline. I think a cropped jacket is a summer essential, and denim will never go out of style. The jacket can be used as a layer, making it the ultimate wardrobe staple. Similarly, a simple tote is necessary. I absolutely love the Cuyana tote because it’s just a classic. It comes in a large array of colours, but I chose caramel to brighten up the look and contrast against the dark playsuit. The great thing about high quality bags are that they are lightweight and made to last!
If you haven’t noticed, I’m totally obsessed with phone cases. I recently had a post featuring my latest custom case (plus the discount code “ANIKA20CA” to receive 20% off from CaseApp). Today, I’m adding the white marble look to my wishlist with a phone case from Casetify – it’s super chic, very slim and would fit my iPhone perfectly.

Ankle boots are my weakness. I have too many pairs and I shouldn’t be longing after any more but I just can’t help it. Acne Studios is also my weakness but that’s something that I’m willing to live with. I absolutely adore their Pistol Short Boots despite the high price. The large stitching is unique for leather boots but I really like the classic style. They’re effortlessly chic and can be worked in a casual look, biker ensemble or formal outfit. The heel is the perfect size the lengthen legs without looking strange and black pairs with absolutely everything. To finish the look and theme of simplicity, I chose the Top Coat polish by Nars and Quay Australia sunglasses with a cool mirrored effect!

To check out the rest of the items in this wishlist, click here

Super Suede

3 March 2016

super suede
I'm so excited for summer. Like seriously, embarrassingly excited for the sun to finally appear. In Yorkshire, all I can see at the moment is snow, and as fun as snow can be, I just love summer style. Wrapping up warm is great, but being cold really isn't. I have Pinterest boards dedicated to both summer and winter style, but a great summer wishlist will always be number one in my heart.
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