The Lust List #1

July 24 2015

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Hey everyone! Yay it’s Friday and I know a lot of you are excited at the prospect of having a lie in this weekend, catching up on your favourite shows, or simply having a day out at the mall perusing the shops and grabbing some Froyo! I will be doing a few of those things myself!

So today’s post is the first of a series I’d like to launch on my blog, you all know how much of a shopaholic I am, and the sheer excitement I get from discovering new pieces to add to my wardrobe! Not only do I peruse the shops, I also scour the web and this will be a great way to share the things I find with you all, and also perfect for those who need some inspiration, especially when you’ve been lusting over particular item, but have no idea where to get it from.

[Tip: Hover over the picture for info, click it to take you to item on store’s website.]


1. TOPSHOP Court Shoes ~ Don’t get me started on how this pair of heels tick all the boxes. Sexy Courts, check. Lace up detail, check. Heels, check. Snakeprint, check, check, check!

2. MISSGUIDED Bathing Suit ~ No-one told me the least exciting part of a holiday was actually the planning part, looking for the right hotels, budget stretching, timings that suit everyone etc, however, finding gorgeous bathing suits in between hotel reviews has been fun! This one is very me!

3. MISSGUIDED Gladiator Sandals ~ Flats?! Yes flats. I’m a heel girl through and through, but I seem to have fallen in love with these flat gladiators sandals. They’ll go really well with flowy dresses! I’ll have them in black too please!

4. MISSGUIDED Suede Midi Skirt ~ This gorgeous wrap skirt is a nice twist on my beloved pencil skirts. The colour is lush too!

5. #GIRLBOSS Book ~ At the top of my Book Lust List for some time now, I’ll be having a good read if it this summer!

6. STREET LEVEL Leather Tote ~ I’ve been searching for the perfect Nude Tote, something that’s just big enough to hold all my stuff. I’ve had my black Zara one which goes with everything for a while now, needed to switch it up! This even comes with a little wristlet! How cute!

7. RIVER ISLAND Sunglasses ~ Cat eyed sunglasses seem to be the only style I’m lusting over at the moment!

8. ASOS Boyfriend Jeans ~ Still on the quest to find the perfect pair of BF Jeans, these one’s seem cool! I’ve been told to also check out ShopBop for some of these by one of my lovely readers. I may just do that!

9. ASOS Scuba Halter Dress ~ I’ve been loving soft pink and peachy tones recently and been gearing towards a lot of dresses! This one is absolutely gorgeous, and seeing as I’ve got a wedding to attend next week, I think it’ll go down well with soft makeup and simple hair.

I hope you like! What have you been lusting over recently?


  • Reply Nedoux July 24 2015 at 11:22 am

    Hello Shirley,

    Very tasteful list 🙂

    I purchased cat-eyed frames this week, I plan to use them for my reading glasses.

    I hope the midi-skirt trend never gets old, I really love the silhouette both in fitted and full skirts.

    Thank you for sharing this, have a lovely weekend!

  • Reply millennielle July 24 2015 at 12:56 pm

    LOVE that suede skirt, wow!! definitely need to pick one up for myself 😉
    xo, coco |

  • Reply Tamika July 24 2015 at 12:57 pm

    Great list, those top shop shoes are everything !!

  • Reply dleonalife July 24 2015 at 1:10 pm

    Very lovely list you have here Shirley. I really want the book tho, that’s at the top of my list. Gladiator sandals are so cute, hoping to pick one up very soon.

  • Reply beingrosemary July 24 2015 at 1:25 pm

    I am also on the quest of getting the perfect boyfriend jeans those are great!!

  • Reply Majean July 24 2015 at 1:41 pm

    Great list! Looking forward to this series. I’m lusting after a pair of acid wash black skinny jeans. Can go with so many things 🙂

  • Reply LeahSephira July 24 2015 at 3:37 pm

    I would really like to read the #Girlboss book as well.
    Inspiring lust list 🙂


  • Reply Maggie A July 24 2015 at 3:46 pm

    Loved girl boss! I heard so many mixed reviews I had to read it for myself.

    *PS tomorrow is my birthday 🙂

    Maggie A

  • Reply Marianne July 24 2015 at 4:08 pm

    YES, YES, YES! PLEASE write more posts like this! I absolutely hate browsing web pages for clothes so this was just perfect! Please do this weekly if you can! You have such a great style girl!

  • Reply Vivien Akwero July 24 2015 at 5:57 pm

    I love that scuba dress! xo

  • Reply Michelle July 24 2015 at 6:51 pm

    I need to make a list like this… But am so scared of making a long list that may leave me ungrateful for the little I have…. Because the things I want are so many and now I want your entire list too….. Perfection…. Your taste is a gift.. Am excited about this new series….. Hope you achieve all them goals you just posted ….

  • Reply Agnes July 24 2015 at 7:03 pm

    Very cute items! Adore the skirt

    Agnes x

  • Reply Motilayo W. July 24 2015 at 10:24 pm

    I want it all!

    Much Love, M

  • Reply drockz89 July 25 2015 at 2:37 am

    you have wonderful taste Shirley!

  • Reply Tebogo July 25 2015 at 11:49 am

    You are bad for my purse Shirley…..I want it all. Everything on your list looks amazing.

  • Reply Cantara July 25 2015 at 1:13 pm

    Shirley, thank you! My friend is getting married in Italy in two weeks and I haven’t got my dress yet. This peach/pink ASOS dress is perfect – I’m buying it on payday. I’ll make sure to come back and buy it through your link 🙂 THANK YOU!

    Cantara x

  • Reply Ariane July 26 2015 at 1:51 am

    Those gladiators and that tote?! YES!! Blushes, nudes, & black, this color palette is after my heart !

  • Reply Nkyruka July 26 2015 at 3:15 am

    I need that snake print heel like yesterday (obsessed with snake print). Love this list!

  • Reply Joksie July 26 2015 at 4:08 pm

    Love this list! I just finished reading GirlBoss myself actually, Sophia’s really inspirational… its a sassy book but its got a lot of great advice for free lancers 🙂 I’m lusting for a pair of Quay Australia sunnies! x

    JOKSIE // WEAREMONOCHROME – Beauty, Fashion, Lifestyle blog

  • Reply Marie July 26 2015 at 8:10 pm

    Hey Shirley,

    I bought Girl Boss in April while I was in Canada and I can confirm it is indeed worth a read. Sophia is such a bad ass and I got so much confidence and encouragement from it to keep going with my new blog 🙂


  • Reply Cris July 27 2015 at 9:03 pm

    Hi Shirley, You are absolutely gorgeous and your blog is super cool! I am so obsessed about it that I would like to know how do you make all your pics look so bright and so professional? I guess you are using some kind of photo shop. I do photo shop in my pics but, do not know how to get the same results you do with yours.. Also, whats the name of the plugin you use to display the sponsors products above. Is it in your blog’s theme or is a plug in? Shirley, please, I would be so grateful if you could answer those question. You look like an angel! Your blog is stunning and everything is so perfect! I am totally obsessed about it! Congrats for having such a good taste! Shirley, thank you for taking the time reading my comment. I really appreciate! My email: Thank you!

  • Reply Debra July 28 2015 at 2:51 pm

    Girlboss is EVERYTHING. A very enjoyable read, plus it inspired me on so many levels.

  • Reply Alexandra July 28 2015 at 5:07 pm

    You just got me lusting over that tote!

  • Reply Fatima July 29 2015 at 9:29 pm

    Hey Shirley!
    Very good taste of fashion,I love the boyfriend jeans and I’m lusting for a long black blazer and shoes
    You are wonderful keep doing this we love you!

  • Reply Kennedy August 2 2015 at 6:40 pm

    Great List! I adore that dress 🙂

  • Reply Chanti B August 4 2015 at 8:22 am

    I have ‘Girl Boss’ and it is one of my favourite books & the bag is beautiful

  • Reply Ashley August 4 2015 at 4:42 pm

    La la loved GirlBoss! After I read it I went out and purchased a #GirlBoss tshirt lol.

    Lovely day ladies!

  • Reply Aneeta21 August 5 2015 at 3:11 pm

    Super list! The black bathing suit is my favourite!

  • Reply Miya @ Design Indulgences August 5 2015 at 5:30 pm

    I am also lusting and wanting more cat framed shades. I love the funky mirrored lenses but the two pair I have are both heart shaped and don’t really flatter my round face (but they are still cute) so I would love to come across cat eyed shaped fun colored mirrored glasses. My eyes are already slanted so I find those work well for me.

  • Reply Dumo August 7 2015 at 2:36 am

    That midi skirt is so so beautiful! But midi skirts look so right when I’m not wearing them 🙂 Based on that, Shirley, please do a video or blogpost about items of clothing you love but you feel are a challenge for you to pull off. I look forward to hearing your opinion!

  • Reply Marteen August 10 2015 at 2:03 pm

    Hi Shirley,

    #Bosschick is at the top of my book list too…right after i finish Yes Please!

    That ASOS dress is beaut, I have a wedding at the end of the month, I wonder if it comes in other colours…hops over to ASOS

    Thanks!! xxx

  • Reply Rasheeda August 11 2015 at 8:39 pm

    Really want to read girl boss now. Thanks for this!

  • Reply Amanda August 14 2015 at 11:42 am

    I read that book and its a great read very inspiring. I have a similar segment that I’m starting on my blog called Wishlist Wednesday!

  • Reply Like, Wutever August 18 2015 at 11:01 pm

    those heels! Yes they’re on my lust list too!

  • Reply Ambie August 21 2015 at 4:28 pm

    Just picked up this book! Will definitely be kicking my feet up and reading from cover to cover this weekend 🙂

  • Reply Sheena Kali October 2 2015 at 7:51 pm

    Love this list! THANKS SHIRLEY!!

  • Reply rebecca mahlaela October 27 2015 at 5:50 pm

    three words; THAT PINK DRESS!

  • Reply Sinclair mateus December 22 2015 at 5:19 pm

    Loved the content

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