Simply Be | Summer Fashion Post & Giveaway

Yay, here comes summer! When it comes to summer clothing, the heavy woolies and dark trousers can be put to the back of the wardrobe, as style becomes a little more relaxed and colourful.. thankfully. I have a couple of fab summer pieces from Simply Be fashion to share, ideal for days out, festivals and holidays, plus a denim giveaway!

Simply Be ‘Layla’ Jeans 

These fab on-trend embroidered jeans complete with slogans, offer a relaxed summer vibe. The two tone denim at the bottom of the legs, plus distressing, give them an edgy style. Being a relaxed boyfriend jean, they are roomy and comfortable with a little bit of stretch. These are ideal for festivals, plus they work well for a day at the beach or a weekend shopping.

I was a trim size 12-14 for years, but since my hip trouble and then a full joint replacement over the last 5 years, I am currently a size 16. I have always pretty much lived in jeans for decades, but I now find with chronic pain, I prefer a more comfortable pair, but I don’t do ‘frumpy at fifty!’ Along with skinnies that have the right amount of stretch, I like boyfriend styles, as they are roomy and allow freedom of movement. These Layla jeans provide both comfort and fashion styling.

I love the embroidered detail on these jeans, and like to add co-ordinating tops, nail polish or accessories, to pull out the colours. With a combination of flowers, slogans and stars, they very much sit with current fashion trends.

The two-tone denim detail on the bottom of the legs adds a touch of difference, but being a boyfriend jean, they look just as good rolled up, to show of the ankles on hotter days.

I team these with a long sleeved striped tee when the weather is not so good (typical British summer right?!), plus black slide sandals and a small cross body bag.

These edgy Layla jeans, are a vintage blue wash denim with a mid rise fit. Available in sizes : 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24, 26, 28, 30, 32. RRP £35 *Currently on offer for £24-50 (at time of posting).

  • Regular – to fit inside leg 29in/74cm
  • 99% Cotton, 1% Elastane
  • Macine washable

Find more summer Jeans at Simply Be

*I have one pair of these edgy jeans in a Size 16 (average UK female size), to giveaway to one lucky winner. So for the chance to win, just enter the competition at the bottom of this post, following the rules*

Alice & You by ‘Glamorous’ Jacket 

With its Boho styling, and summer bright and zesty orange-red colour, this embroidered jacket with mirror detailing, is vibrant and pretty. It is ideal for summer casual and perfect for festival season, yet also glamorous enough to be worn out for an occasion.

Me and my shadow at sun down…even the Gulls wanted in on the action.

This colourful edge to edge cotton jacket is really lightweight, making it a comfortable wear in the heat. Although with its double layered lining, it is enough to keep chills at bay, especially when the sun goes down. Although when the sun is up, light bounces off the pretty mirror detailing, plus the vibrant and intricate stitching. The coloured embroidered threads of this jacket scream summer, with turquoise, yellow and indigo. Over a plain maxi dress on holiday, this would look amazing for an evening in a taverna/restaurant abroad.

Along with jeans, I also like to wear this pretty Alice & You jacket, teamed with a pair of harems and plain linen vest, plus metallic sandals to compliment the mirror detailing. Great for a barbecue or get-together with friends, I also feel it would look stunning worn over a white cotton dress, either for a wedding, party or on holiday.

This gorgeous boho-style Alice & You jacket from Simply Be, has a double layer of cotton lining, and is available in sizes : 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24, 26, 28. RRP £75 *Currently on offer for £52-50 (at time of posting).

  • Length 23in/58.5cm
  • Material : Cotton. Lining : Cotton
  • Hand wash

* Layla Boyfriend Jeans (Size 16) Giveaway *

T’s & C’s :  This giveaway is not sponsored and is open to over 18’s, UK & IRE residents only (apologies but due to postage regs/cost). Must be following me on Twitter and Instagram and unfollows before the last entry date will be disqualified. Competition runs for 3 weeks, from 30/5/17  to  15-6-17. One winner will be chosen at random & announced on Fri, 16-6-17.  Once I inform the winner by email, they have 48 hours in which to respond, or be disqualified and another winner will be chosen. I will not be held responsible for any loss or damage once the prize has been posted.

 Good luck!!

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Heidi x


*Non-sponsored post, PR/brand gift/samples.



  1. Gillian Wright
    30th May 2017 / 1:29 am

    I really like the jacket in particular

    • 31st May 2017 / 2:34 pm

      Hi Gill, isn’t it gorgeous? Good thing is it is on offer atm too! So pretty and lightweight.
      H x

  2. Alica
    30th May 2017 / 2:46 am

    I do love a nice pair of skinny jeans! :)

    • 31st May 2017 / 2:35 pm

      Me too, but i love a relaxed look in summer :)
      H x

  3. debbie smith
    30th May 2017 / 12:32 pm

    i like jeggings in summer i also love the jeans and top your wearing gorgeous xx

    • 31st May 2017 / 2:37 pm

      Yes jeggings are easy and quick to get on. Thank you, I’m not sure which top you mean, but the orange one was from Asos a couple of years ago!
      H x

  4. Susan Smith
    30th May 2017 / 7:56 pm

    I have an old pair of Levis, they are years old, but are so comfy, been patched a couple of times but i still wear them

    • 31st May 2017 / 2:37 pm

      oh fab, I miss my old levi’s!
      H x

    • 31st May 2017 / 2:38 pm

      The Layla are comfy casual and yes, isn’t the jacket gorgeous?!
      H x

  5. rebecca smith
    31st May 2017 / 8:15 am

    i have a pair of light blue ripped jeans that are my absolute favourite had them years so a little faded but i think that just makes them look even nicer

    • 31st May 2017 / 2:40 pm

      They sound fab. I think if you have a good pair of denims, they do look great after wearing in for a while.
      H x

  6. Katie Skeoch
    31st May 2017 / 8:25 pm

    I like a bootcut pair with trainers for running round after the kids!

    • 1st June 2017 / 10:55 am

      Sounds like you need the trainers! :)
      H x

  7. 1st June 2017 / 10:18 am

    I have a white pair from M&S that I live in during summer months

    • 1st June 2017 / 10:56 am

      Yes, white are a nice look for summer!
      H x

  8. Ruth Harwood
    4th June 2017 / 12:03 pm

    I have a couple black easy to wear with loose legs for summer days x

    • 5th June 2017 / 6:55 pm

      Fab, loose is cooler on a sticky day!
      H x

  9. lynn neal
    13th June 2017 / 1:27 pm

    I usually choose a bootcut shape as they are cooler!

    • 13th June 2017 / 6:32 pm

      Yes, a looser jean feels better in summer ;)
      H x

  10. 16th June 2017 / 9:31 am

    The jacket and jeans are really pretty! Especially loving the embroidery details on the jeans. They outfits look really summery too! :D

    • 20th June 2017 / 10:29 pm

      Yes, comfy jeans and the jacket is really pretty too. Great for an evening on holiday too.
      H x

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