What’s hot this July?

June didn’t quite go to plan on the blog – I started off with the intention of blogging twice a week, but actually posted twice all month. (Oops)

But now we’re in July (how by the way?) & I’m not planning on a repeat of last month. So to kick things off I’m starting with five things that are hot this month

Glowy skin

As the weather – hopefully – heats up, there’s no use trying to maintain a matte face. Personally, I love a slightly more dewy look anyway. With some killer highlight for some extra glow.. this is definitely the vibe I’ll be going with this month.

I’ve just picked up some real techniques Miracle Complexion Sponges to replace the Beauty Blender that I had a while back. Using that damp to apply makeup gave such a nice finish when I used it last summer, so I’m hoping to achieve the same look with my new sponges too.

 Off-shoulder tops

This is something I thought I couldn’t pull off for the longest time, but I’m determined to add one to my wardrobe this month. They’re so elegant and effortless. Top of my shopping list right now, any suggestions of where to shop for them let me know.


I’ve been ob-sessed with culottes for some time now, but lately, I’ve seen a lot of shout-outs to this style of trouser. Definitely planning to add a few more pairs to my wardrobe. Currently, I’m living in a black pair that I got from urban outfitters last year. They honestly such a perfect trouser for summer. I’m planning to share a few ways that I style culottes on the blog soon so stay tuned.

 Coloured nails.

Only recently, I started making sure that my nails are done pretty much all the time. At my last job, a fresh manicure would last me about 25 minutes into the day before I’d chipped or broken a nail. So since I started my new job I’ve also made sure to treat myself to new nails every few weeks. At first, I thought I only like neutral nails. But since the rest of my style is quite monochrome, I can kind of get away with picking a brighter colour and it not clashing with anything I wear. I’ll be sharing my favourite summer nail colours in the next few weeks so make sure you check back for that!


So I know I’m being a bit of a hypocrite because I often talk about the lack of colour that I wear. But I’ve actually seen yellow clothing items that I’m completely obsessed with. Definitely, need to add some yellow to my wardrobe 100% the colour of the moment.

+ so much more on my wishlist right now. But I’ll share more of that later.

Anyway, July is going to be my month 100% back at it on the blog. Make sure you stay up-to-date and follow me on Bloglovin.

What are some things that you’re loving this July?


21 comments so far.
  • Alisha Valerie.

    My main thing I’m gonna be loving this July is my birthday on the very last day of the month. I love all the things you put in this blog post, makes me so excited for the month ahead. 🌸💗✨

    With love, Alisha Valerie. x
    http://www.AlishaValerie.com | http://www.twitter.com/AlishaValerie

    • Jessica Francis

      Aw, I hope you have an amazing birthday love!
      Thank you babe!

  • I love having coloured nails! They cheer me up so much. Also, I couldn’t pull off the cold shoulder tops, but I love them and am determined to pick up a few for summer 🙂

    Steph xx

    • Jessica Francis

      Definitely, they’re so nice. Still on my to do list!

  • Jasmine

    I love off the shoulder tops! They are my go to this summer🙈💕

    • Jessica Francis

      Couldn’t agree more!

  • I put off wearing off the shoulder tops because I thought I was too broad but now I am obsessed with them! I have found some really cute ones and cute off the shoulder dresses in New Look!


    • Jessica Francis

      Thanks for the tip. I’ll have to head to New Look!

  • I love off the shoulder tops but i hate my shoulders so I don’t buy them and I cant wait for you summer nail polish post =]

  • Eloise Mae

    I rarely find off-the shoulder tops that I like, it’s a constant search! Look forward to reading your nail polish post; I’m such a colourful nails person so I’m always looking for new colours to try.

    • Jessica Francis

      Thanks babe. It’s coming soon!

  • I’ve been obsessed with all things off the shoulder- just ordered a bodysuit from PrettyLittleThing! I think it’s such a flattering trend for my body shape!

    Gabija | everylittlethingblog.weebly.com

    • Jessica Francis

      Ooh, haven’t tried there. I’ll have to have a look!
      Thank you!

  • I totally agree with all these trends! Off the shoulder tops especially are really in, and coloured nails too x

    Kayleigh Zara 🎨 http://www.kayleighzaraa.com

    • Jessica Francis

      So true! Thanks for your comment, babe!

  • Merel van Poorten

    Love culottes! Great for summer <3

    X Merel


    • Jessica Francis

      YESS. Culottes are my everything!

  • Soph Cullen

    off the shoulder tops are my favourite for the summer at the moment! xo

    Soph x – sophiejc.blogspot.co.uk

    • Jessica Francis

      Definitely, need to pick one up super quick!

  • Ana

    Ahhh, I wish I could do glowy skin with myself, but I’m naturally super oily. I feel like I constantly am trying to minimize the ‘glow’. I also am with you on the off-the-shoulder shirts. They are SO classy and in right now! I don’t actually own any, but I’ve been eyeing a few, and will hopefully buy some before this delicious, warm weather is gone for good!

    • Jessica Francis

      I have the opposite problem. I need all the glow I can get!
      Completely agree though – the weather is so temperamental. Need to snap one up quick!

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