Get ready for so motivation! We spoke to some of our blogger friends, to find out what they’ve been up to, their favourite at-home trends and to talk us through their Monsoon edits, first up we spoke to @piavibekegrace!
How have you been spending your time at home?
We’ve got into a whole new routine at home during the lockdown and I’ve been really enjoying having more time to spend on hobbies.
I love to paint and these last weeks have given me the time to do some watercolour painting. I’ve painted lots of cards for my daughter to include with her bouquets, and I’ve now quite a stock so won’t have to buy birthday cards for the foreseeable future!
Can you take us through your top ten picks from Monsoon and why you picked them?
The Alaska Printed Dress in Organic Cotton
With its gorgeous Tropical colours, this loose-fitting dress is a dream to wear. Style it with simple Summer accessories for daytime or add some wedge espadrilles and gold jewellery for evening.
Julissa Floral Print Blouse
The prettiest summer floral, this cute cotton blouse can be worn with denim shorts, cream or white jeans. I’d wear it either tucked in or casually tied at the waist for a French girl vibe!
Clara Denim Midi Skirt in Ecru
Such a classic shape and so easy to style with a simple Tee or Cami, either keeping it plain or adding a pop of colour or pattern. I’d pair the Julissa Floral blouse with this skirt too. So many options and ways to style.
Wren Beaded Tote
I’m in love with this bag! It has all the holiday vibes for me and is great as an everyday summer bag. The drawstring pouch keeps all your belongings secure and safe too. Roomy enough for everything you need!
Lotus Scalloped Sleeveless Linen Top in Pink
A linen top really is a wardrobe staple for summer. Cool and light to wear, perfect under a jacket on cooler days or teamed with jeans, shorts or skirts. The pink is a really lovely shade for sunshine days!
Julissa Floral Print Skirt
The gorgeous Julissa print again, this time in a skirt! Such a pretty midi length skirt, with a tie belt and patch pockets. Team with a simple top or add the matching Julissa Blouse for a full floral outfit. The Lotus linen top works so well with this pretty skirt too.
Carlotta Floral Embroidered Shirt
White cotton is always such a fresh look for summer. The Carlotta shirt with its embroidery and cut out detail has such a vintage vibe to it! Pair it with the Julissa print skirt and a summer basket for a true ‘Italian Days’ feel!!
Jumpsuits are so versatile and super comfy! Style with trainers and a denim jacket for a cool day or roll up the legs a few times and team simple sandals. You could also layer over a tee and wear into late summer.
Rhi Raffia Knot Headband.
So stylish and simple, a headband is a great way to add an accessory. This is light and easy to wear and will compliment any summer outfit.
Primrose Plaited Leather Sandals.
Plaited leather sandals to finish off all my chosen outfits. White, silver or gold, they are a simple fuss-free sandal that you’ll wear all summer.
Trends have taken a bit of a turn during this time at home, what would you say your favourite trend is right now?
One of my favourite things to wear right now is colour. It’s such a mood booster and picks you up if you’re feeling a bit down. I’ve definitely embraced colour more than ever in the last few months. Getting up each day, doing my make-up and putting on a colourful outfit has kept me feeling on top of things in this strange time.
How do you boost your mood and stay positive while indoors?
Daily yoga always boosts my mood. Just a short yoga practise each day, it can be as little as 15 minutes, will make all the difference to how you feel. I couldn’t be without yoga in my life!
Can you give us a motivational quote that helps you feel inspired?
One of my favourite quotes has to be … “It’ll be alright in the end. And if it’s not alright it’s not the end.”