Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Retro Florals

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The Kimono. It probably comes as no surprise but this humble piece of clothing is one which I've been particularly fond of, as of late. So when my auntie picked up this number (the family are somewhat aware of this obsession, in its floral, fringing glory. It has become one of those statement pieces which instantly adds that special something to a simple looking outfit. Paired with these "be-dazzled" sandals - a duty free Zara purchase. I'm a magpie at heart, and sometimes there's nothing wrong with adding a 'bit of bling' to ones' wardrobe. Even if it is through a pair of shoes.
Kimono - Primark | Playsuit - Missguided (link)* | Hat - H&M | Shoes - Zara | Bag - Dorothy Perkins
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Monday, 21 July 2014

The Explorer

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After landing home last Tuesday morning, from a trip that will soon be documented in a "Postcards from Florida" post very soon. We re-packed our bags for a mini-roadtrip round the South of Wales on that Thursday and Friday. The road trip consisted of getting my "surf-chick" on for a spot of surfing along Llangennith, exploring the grounds of the "fairytale castle" that is Castell Coch and then wandering around a town called Brecon- which including a spontaneous boat trip along the canal. It's fair to say that it was one of those weeks where thousands of miles were travelled, across both sides of the atlantic.
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Top - H&M | Skirt - boohoo.com (link) | Bag - Joe Browns via eBay* | Shoes - Converse | Camera - Fuji Instax Mini 90 | Sunglasses - eBay
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Friday, 11 July 2014

Kate Spade.

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It probably comes as no surprise that I have a penchant for the *odd* handbag. Whether that's a bargain buy that falls into (or on) ones arms, or a designer purchase that is irresistible. You know how Carrie Bradshaw has a thing for spending her pay checks on a certain Mr. Manolo Blahnik shoes. Well that's me, except substitute the "Blahnik's" for handbags. Some may call it a (slight) "addiction". I, on the other hand, see it as a "hobby". There's something about walking into a shop and spotting that "gem in the haystack." A gem which you never knew you quite needed until you took that first step. This Kate Spade number had that exact effect. Spotted at the Orlando outlets- a must for picking up a designer bargain.  With a print almost resembling that seen on the humble ol' "Humbug". Paired with a inspired outfit and backdrop courtesy of "Silver Springs". Who could resist a candy-esque, inspired purchase?

Top - Primark | Shorts - River Island | Bag - Kate Spade | Sunglasses - eBay | Shoes - Topshop
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