Thursday, 24 April 2014

My Easter trip to Ireland.

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You may have seen I recently got back from a little trip away to Ireland during Easter break. It was so nice to just get away and do something different, especially getting to spend time with Chris and his family. It was a trip where I didn't have to worry about outfits everyday, because I had packets a set amount of clothing and that was that. That is why I thought I may as well post about my holiday in one post! 

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Floral Rain Coat - Primark
Lace Cardie - Chicwish
Dogtooth Skirt - Handmade
Pink Shirt - Chicwish
Grey tights - Primark
Metallic brogues - Marks & Spencer

One of my favorite days was one where we stayed in the local area of Belfast around our hotel. We visited the Botanic Gardens which was indoor green houses full of beautiful flowers and greenery. I love being surrounded by nature and even though the weather was drizzly I really enjoyed it. On these kinds of days, I knew we were local so this meant I could wear something without considering only one thing - comfort! I got this cute rain coat from Primark and in this country and the constant wet weather I have been wearing it a lot. I love the light colour as feel very spring like in it and fun! 
Under the coat I have gone for a very girly, vintage inspired look with my favorite dogtooth skirt that I made. I feel like an English rose in the peachy blouse and lace cardigan, especially among the flowers. 


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You may remember my wish list post featuring Marks and Spencers beauty products, well I took some along to Ireland to test out. First of all I tried the beautiful Jurlique Rosewater balancing mist spray, I have quite sensitive skin and it was very refreshing and the smell was like laying in a field of flowers. The only trouble was my skin tingled for ages as it's quite sensitive but it is definitely refreshing and a lovely treat after a day of travelling! I also had a try using the Queen Bee moisturizer, along with my daily make up routine, you can see the products in the image below. The moisturizer was gorgeous and I am still using it now, it's quite heavy so I tend to use it when I feel like I am getting dry skin and at night. 

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The navy dress was a special edition from Marks and Spencers, and although it was a little big for me, it's actually stunning! I love that they have special additions and exclusives, their dresses come in and sell out so fast so go have a look at the latest collection.

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Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Minty Fresh

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It's no secret, I love tea and I love pastel colours, so it goes without saying really, it's kind of my niche. One thing I love about living right by the seafront is all the amazing cafes and bars on my door step. One of my favorites is a place called Pie & Vinyl, it's part record shop, part amazing cafe! They do the most amazing pies, hence the name, and not forgetting tea. The character of the place is really homely yet quirky and fun! It really is a great place to treat yourself, Chris and I love it there. 

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For normal, spring days strolling to the local cafes and shops I like nothing more than comfortable clothing that still has a spring like charm to it. These shorts from Sugarhill Boutique are perfect for such occasions, and as you may have noticed I have already worn them quite a few times already. Teaming them with a cropped pastel jumper (my favorite spring essential) and some cute accessories is all you need! I am loving my new necklace from Rachel Loves Bob, they have an Etsy store and also sell this necklace on Mod Dolly!

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Mint Jumper - She Inside
Daisy Shorts - Sugarhill Boutique
Tights & Jelly Shoes - Both Primark
Scalloped edge collared blouse - Republic
Mint triangle Necklace - Rachel Love Bob


Monday, 21 April 2014

Ditsy little monochrome florals.

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I hope you have had a lovely Easter weekend, I spent mine with my family eating lots of yummy food and laughing loads. Today being bank holiday Monday I sadly had to work this morning but now I am home with a nice cuppa tea. It's funny really how today is lovely sunshine and yesterday was raining, it's like it knew everyone had the day off! 

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Kimono & Shorts both - Asos
Tights - chictopia
Black & White boots - Fashion Union
White lacey shirt (tied up) - Vintage
Daisy necklace - Topshop

So anyway, this outfit post today it something a little different for me, however I feel like I am currently going through a bit of a style change. Not my whole style but I just feel I want to be a bit more grown up and then I still get urges to dress like a 6 year old! haha. I love colour and nostalgic dresses and florals but it's been really nice trying new things. I have really been loving matching sets (co-ords if you like) I feel like they are sophisticated, fun and the perfect mix of class and fashion. This one I am wearing here is from Asos, it a Kimono and short set and perfect for every day casual wear. I can't wait to also mix n match the items as well!