Monday, 29 June 2015

Sepia summer


Hello all! It feels like it's been ages since I wrote a blog post. I've recently moved house and finished university and haven't had any spare time to do anything! But let's change that.

Sunglasses are my summer essentials. I cannot go out somewhere without a pair in my bag. I've been on the lookout for a new pair recently seeing as it seems that summer has finally arrived! I was lucky enough to be given these lovely pair of Michael Kors sunglasses from discounted - thanks guys! - to test out and see what I thought of them and oh my, are they pretty!

I cannot tell you enough how in love with these sunglasses I am. I love the tortoise shell colouring as I think they suit me more than a darker pair would; and they're Michael Kors glasses - what more can a girl want?!

They're a little bit bigger than I thought they would be, but I'm so thankful for it. I've found with other sunglasses that they don't always completely cover my line of sight, but these ones do and I can really tell the difference. These glasses also have UV protection built into them - always handy. Usually I don't really bother when I have a cheap pair of glasses, but it's always nice to know your eyes are being protected. They also come with a lovely big case and cloth to keep them in tip top condition. 

They're also really light too! I thought they were going to be heavy and bulky, but it's quite the opposite. The glasses are really durable and the arms of them don't bend like cheaper ones sometimes do. I'd definitely recommend these as they're not only cheap, but I know that they'll last too.

What's your summer essential that you can't live without? 

Saturday, 20 June 2015

Pastel dreams

I even managed to take a few photos of Sarah as it's usually the other way around.


Last Thursday was a lovely and sunny, but cold day. It was the perfect chance (and day off), to catch up with Sarah from the Salty Sea blog (who I also live with) as she went back home for a few days.

When we have a free chance, we usually like to go and explore around the town as Bath is an amazingly pretty city and it never, ever gets boring. We headed to London road which is full of old Georgian houses and a few have pretty pastel coloured fronts that are to die for. It may be an incredibly busy road that leads out of the city, but the skyline is gorgeous as it's just townhouses all the way along, that leads to Pulteney Bridge and off to Corsham and beyond.

I also wanted to show you guys my trousers that I picked up recently from New Look. I spotted them when I was visiting family in Wales, but unfortunately they didn't have my size, and so I got some from the website instead. I'm not usually one for wearing trousers at all - you can usually find me in leggings or a dress or skirt, so when I found these, I wanted to try something different. These trousers are amazing. I initially fell for them because of the print all over them - I'm a sucker for illustrated flowers - but they're also so comfy and they fit and sit well. Also, have you seen the pastel colours on them?! I would definitely recommend them if you're looking for something like this.

How has 'summer' been treating you recently?

Monday, 15 June 2015

Parisian style swap.

Now that I have finished university and I'm a full time working girl, I have more time to not only blog, but also explore Bath and the surrounding areas. I can't get over how much I love Bath and how much I love living here. Today however, I went out exploring with my best friend to Bradford on Avon which is just outside Bath, just to get away from the city for an afternoon.

I was recently asked if I would like to be a part of a Parisian style swap, which of course, I had to say yes to. I love fashion! And this was the perfect opportunity to showcase this. I was matched with a blogger in France called Charlotte at Initials CB, who was given free reign to choose an outfit for me. The idea is, that she could match my current style, but also choose something that I wouldn't have necessarily picked or that would be out of my comfort zone.

The outfit that Charlotte picked for me is amazing! I don't think she could have picked a better outfit for me. I've been given a flowery shift dress, a bag that I was actually considering to pick for her, a pair of espadrilles and a set of bangles, all care of Thanks guys! I wanted to add a few more bits to make the outfit complete though, so I added a pair of neutral leggings and my trusty pair of sunglasses that I recently purchased.

Personally, I probably wouldn't have chosen this outfit, but I actually really love it. The espadrilles are something that I would never have thought I would wear, but they are so cute, especially with the details of the flowers - I'm sure I'll use them a lot, but they are a tad on the small side so make sure you have the right size. Luckily, mine fit perfectly. I wasn't sure whether to pair my dress with a belt to just pinch it in at the waist, but I think it looks good without, and I love the fact that the dress has two layers of material so you can see the flowers underneath too.


This cola was fantastic! (It wasn't the colour of what's in the glass though.)

For Charlotte's outfit, I wanted to choose an outfit that I thought was very in, in the UK at the moment, so, I chose a long paisley maxi dress with a denim jacket, a pair of tan pumps and a tan backpack that also has a slight handbag aesthetic to it. Her post should be up soon, but for now, check out her blog to see what she's been up to here.

For the rest of the day, my friend Sarah and I explored the little village to see what it had to offer. We stumbled across a lovely little organic cafe that was also all vegetarian and had a bite to eat before setting off to try and find the weir, which we din't actually come across. We also had a quick paddle in a river as well as finding the local train line that leads back to Bath.

Have you found any lovely spots recently?
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