[Sweater Tesco Clothing, Skirt Charity Shop, Nails Barry M 290]

If you’ve been reading the blog for a while, you might remember that a little while ago I got a bit obsessed with deer-print, and deer themed accessories… which is exactly why I fell in love with this cute little sweater the second I saw it. I’ve also been a bit of a secret camel fan too for a while, but have failed to end up with anything camel-coloured because it always seemed like a bit of a cliche option to me, I think. Whilst I’m not the most ‘out there’ with my fashion choices, I sometimes pick up on trends a little bit later once the hype has died down, because to me, it isn’t fun looking like everyone else walking down the high street! That said, I don’t think badly of anyone who does pick up on a trend because everyone’s fashion sensibilities are, and quite rightly, should be different!

I’ve been trying not to buy clothes at the moment, but often the odd bargain pops up here and there and I just can’t resist. I’m proud of the fact that most of my recent purchases have been either charity shop or *sale* buys – I can’t resist a bargain, as you know! This jumper was an early Christmas present from my mum, because we aren’t really ‘doing’ Christmas this year as such, and whenever it gets to December I never know what to ask for anyway; so this kills to birds (or deer?) with one stone : ) also, I’m thankful to have another, more exciting jumper available for wearing right now, because this summer weather has been very chilly and difficult to dress for, particularly when you come back from uni for the summer with only 3 jumpers in the suitcase! Booo.

The skirt was £2 from a charity shop, which I bought yesterday. I sometimes wonder how things ended up in a charity shop, and discover possible reasons why when I make it to trying them on. This skirt gives the illusion of a bit of a belly, thanks to the cut, which isn’t all that flattering! I’m going to see if there are any quick fixes I can do to flatten it out a little bit, but we’ll see… either way, I love the little gold button and chain details on the front, super cute!

I do feel like I’m being a really flaky blogger at the moment, and feel that I should be apologising for this! Like I’ve said before though, summer is the only time of year I have all the freedom I like, and I’m having a lot of fun taking advantage of this, so if the posts are a bit scarce, it’s not because I’m bored of blogging, it’s just that I’m making the most of my time off with friends and family : )

See you sooooooon (you can hold me to that!) xoxo

Beside the Seaside…

I think it’s fair to say that British beaches aren’t exactly known for their tropical charm or exotic beauty… (and only in England could you sit on the beach in the summer, wearing a bobble hat!) but whatever they may lack in this regard, they definitely make up for in character! One of my best friends invited me along to Weymouth on a coach trip his mum plans every year, so I finally got my much needed summer beach visit, yay! I’ve always found it hard making beach trips in my Summer holidays because I’ve usually been working a lot of the time, and particularly this year, now I have no car, I gave up hope that it’d ever happen. During the summer, I put on my best ‘Yes! Man’ cap and have been lapping up all I can before I go back to university. I love going to places I might not usually consider, and I am definitely having one of the best summers, to date! (Hence my lack of blogging, sorry guys!)

The last time I went to Weymouth was when I was much younger, and able to enjoy a donkey ride! Unfortunately, this time I was a bit too big to be going on… so instead, I watched jealously as all the little kids had their fun. Ever since my riding days ended, I’ve really missed having that kind of closeness with horses, so I couldn’t get enough of the donkeys when we saw them on this trip and couldn’t resist going over and giving them some affection after they’d been working hard!

Unfortunately I wasn’t gutsy enough to brave the sea; sand stuck between my toes is a bit of a pet peeve of mine, too! I’d say that a UK beach day is more for playing around in the sand than taking a dip in the icy cold sea, unless you want to catch pneumonia you should come equipped with lots of towels and warm clothes – which I wasn’t. I was quite keen to rent out a pedalo, but my friends thought otherwise, booo! I also took the opportunity to pig out a little bit and buy some chips, which I feel is kind of a seaside tradition over in Britain! We were very lucky that although it wasn’t the brightest or sunniest day of the year, the rain held off and we managed to stay warm in our deck chairs for most of the day – always a plus! : )

I’d definitely recommend a beach trip to anyone who may be visiting England in the summer! The weather may not match up to the kind of thing you can enjoy in the Mediterranean, but it is nonetheless a great day out and a chance to see things a little bit differently. Oh, and be careful not to get sand in your fish and chips, of course! There was a great little coffee and snack shop close to where we were sitting, which served slush puppy cocktails – great, if like me, slush puppies were <i>the</i> drink of your childhood, love it!

P.S you will be pleased to know that I have finally had my roots done, they are looking particularly bad in these pictures! But hey ho, haha : )

Children of the Revolution

[Felt Hat New Look, Top Primark, Skirt H&M, Nails Freebie with ELLE Magazine (Orange)]

Hello! Apologies that I’ve been a bit MIA over the last week or so; I was preparing for a couple of miserable weeks doing jury service (booooo!) and felt that the only thing to do was to make the most of the sunshine and spending time with friends before I would inevitably be stuck inside a court room for 2 weeks! Thankfully, I was ‘released’ because of problems with expenses (my little home town is too out in the sticks for it to be viable!) so I’m a free woman, yay!

That means that I am now free to blog again too – something I’m very happy about!

I’ve been looking for a floppy felt hat for what must be over a year now! It was my plan to buy one to wear last summer, but I never managed to find one that was reasonably priced and in the style and colour that I wanted. Whilst it might sound a bit stingey, I can’t really justify spending more than £20 on a hat as I probably won’t get enough wear out of it! Certainly not in Somerset anyway, when wearing anything edging on ‘out there’ earns you funny looks, as I’ve mentioned before. I’m not hugely bothered by this, but most of the time I do just want to go about my business without making a spectacle of myself! I’m in love with the 70’s vibe this hat gives off, and definitely helps along the carefee attitude that should be enjoyed during the summer months. Peace, love and sunshine, and plenty of it, please?!

The lipstick I’m wearing is one of my favourites, and one I’m making more effort to wear lately. A few years back, I asked my mum for a plum coloured lipstick for Christmas, and she certainly came up with the goods in finding me this one – well done mum! It feels great, doesn’t dry out easily and is a lovely rich colour, and to me, the perfect shade of plum without being too ‘Wednesday Addams’. The nail varnish was a freebie with the current issue of ELLE, which as far as freebies go is pretty good; I only needed one coat! I can’t comment of it’s chip-proof-ness because I’ve only just put it on, but will report back soon!