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Summer in the city with Lysts

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Oh, shopping. It’s a dangerous sport.

I’m not a fan of going out shopping, but sitting in front of the computer with a cup of tea and music playing while scrolling through hundreds of dresses on ASOS is one of my guilty pleasures.

It’s not usually long before I’ve got eight dresses in my shopping cart and I’m telling myself it’s totally okay to buy them. I can send some back. It’s fine! G’wan, do it.

So when Lyst got in contact with me to share my experience with their site, I knew it would be dangerously wonderful.

In short, Lyst is a way of shopping multiple brands and designers at once. You can search through the library, narrowing down each category. Or you can follow brands to get your own personalised feed.

You can follow high street shops such as Zara and H&M, as well as the top designers so you really do get a range of style and price.

Signing up is easy, you just enter your e-mail, username and password and you’re on your way.

You start by being asked if you like certain shops/brands and then follow those you’re a fan of. This gives you a feel for the site.

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When you start browsing through the shop, you can add items you like to various lists to come back to later.

With Summer in my mind and my recent Paris trip in my heart, I created a summer in the city wish list outfit based on these gorgeous Gucci glasses and handbag.

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I love orange bags. I don’t know what it is about them. I think it’s their unapologetic way of existing in my wardrobe of mainly navy blues and neutrals. I’m in the market for an orange bag, as the one I currently own has been battered to death.

I love quirky glasses, too. If glasses look like a pair I’ve owned in the past, it feels like a waste. I struggle to get glasses to fit my properly as I have a small head and most frames look odd on me, but the shape of these are what I usually go for.

Ever since Zoeva brought out those rose gold brushes and people were ploncking them in Christmas wish list posts left right and centre, I’ve not been able to get rose gold out of my mind. So hello, watch!

The shoes are the type that give me height, but I know they’re wearable for city strolls. Any lower, I wouldn’t feel chic enough, any higher, I’d be walking like a drunk giraffe.

As for the dress – it’s the mint green, the pattern and the cut that drew me in. It stands out and there’s nothing in my wardrobe like it!

A simple gold necklace to finish off the deal.

I love all these items and would love to be seen walking through New York during the summer in this. All sophisticatedly British – flagging down a taxi while talking on my phone with one hand and the other hand clutching shopping bags.

In reality, I’ll be in Leeds with a return bus ticket, my battered orange satchel and oh, it will probably be raining.

A girl can dream though, right?

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