This is what I wore to the wedding a while back. The location was very pretty so I decided on a dress to match, an old favourite dress which hasn't been worn for a long time. I remember this dress was virtually impossible to get hold of when it first came out due to Kate Moss being snapped in it. This is my second dress as the silk was getting a bit too worn on the first!
I kept with the blue theme and paired it with my blue suede sandals, again these are years old!
Dress - New Look Sandals - Poste Mistress @ Office Hat - Urban Outfitters Bag - Zara
Following on from the beach essentials post here are my not too taxing holiday books.
Jump - I've been reading Jilly Cooper for years, always set in beautiful english countryside, gorgeous characters with enough romping and humor to make it the perfect beach read.
Twitchhiker - A true story, one guy travels the world using only offers given to him on twitter - sounds amazing and I need to know how he did this!
One Day - Two people, twenty years and one day. I'm sure you've all seen the film trailers but I honestly don't know much about this story. I love to read books first before seeing the films so have deliberately not researched this too much.
My friends and I will have a little book club on holiday and swap with each other throughout the week, I can usually get through a book a day. My middle name is bookworm!
I'll let you know what I think once i'm back.
What has been your best read recently?
After today i'm off work for a two week break one of which is in Corfu so I have scheduled posts and I will be back to catch up on your comments and blogs soon!
In preperation for my holiday in a few weeks I've started planning what to pack. Here is my list of the items needed for the beach or pool!
Large cotton sarong. These have a few good uses I mainly use mine instead of a beach towel, quick drying and no sand stuck to it, small and light to pack too.
Sunglasses - Got to protect your eyes when reading and people watching!
Hat - For when you want a little shade on your face.
Flip flops - Easy to get on or off, waterproof and comfy.
Sun protection - I've been using Banana Boat Sport spf 30 dry oil for years and I still get the best tan without burning. It works for me as, once you've rubbed it in there is no sticky oil or grease on which can cause heat rash. I might switch down a couple of factors for the last two days depending on the heat.
Hair protection - I alternate between a protection spray and a conditioning oil which works a treat with the suns heat.
Lip protection - Sunburnt lips are extremely painful, I use an Ambre Solaire factor 50 stick block on them and my nose too!
Hair bobbles - get your hair tied up and away from your face in a cute beach style.
Wide tooth comb - Get those sandy salty knots out with ease.
Inflatable pillow. Whether you have a lounger or lying on sand it's nice to have a soft pillow to read from. Waterproof and extremely light to pack.
Water - lots and lots of it.
Beach bag - A good sized bag for all the essentials!
Books - Holiday reading for me is time to switch off and not get involved in anything too taxing. I'll do a post on this years beach reads soon.
Thanks so much for all of your kind messages from the last post, I appreciated every one of them. I'll hopefully get round to visiting your blogs shortly, I have some major blog reading to catch up on!
I found this tan leather skirt in a bag in my mum's attic, I bought it maybe 10 years ago, I'm shocked I can still get in it! I wore it out on Saturday night for a friends birthday dinner and cocktails.
I tried out my new hair curler which i'm really liking, it did take me a fair while to do my whole head but the loose waves looked pretty good I think. I do need some much stronger hairspray though as my hair had dropped by the end of the night as you can see in the last photo. Any recommendations?
Here are my outfit photos and a few pictures from the night.
Shirt - Topshop Skirt - Jane Norman Shoes - Zara Clutch - See by Chloe Bangle - Craft stall Ring - From Croatia
Birthday boy Ben
Matt and Charlie
Anna and a lot of fruit!
Matt looking a bit serious
Violet cocktail - took me nearly two hours to drink it was so strong.
I'm feeling a little disheartened this week, i'll be quite glad to reach the end and start the weekend afresh. I started the week watching the riots in London which then moved up to my city of Birmingham. I've felt sad, angry confused and angry again. We haven't been able to leave the house any evening so far and the city centre was in lock down last night meaning it was a struggle for us to even get home. The city has been ransacked and local businesses will have an uphill battle to return to their daily routine.
My younger sister is a police officer and now has the job of tracking down and arresting the idiots who have been rioting and petrol bombing the police stations in her city of Nottingham. It really hasn't seemed quite real this week.
Our anniversary dinner was cancelled as every business is shutting their doors early which was a shame but we'll get to do it another day.
Yesterday was a really sad day at the funeral for one of my best friends mums. It puts everything into perspective really.
I don't often get too personal on my blog but it feels good to put it down in writing and will move onwards and upwards with some fun plans this weekend with friends - lets hope the city is back on its feet and open!
Moving on, here's a little collage I have put together - I noticed green is becoming more and more popular at the minute, moving away from the minty pastels and turquoises to fresh grass and apple greens. I really like it and I think it looks great on blondes, brunettes and red heds! What do you think?
My favourite neutral to wear is grey, i'd be quite happy to wear a bit of it everyday. Grey jersey is the best! This sleeveless gillet doesn't get enough wear, I need to try belting it too.
I took a long 4 day weekend which was great, i'm so happy with the heat that has finally hit the UK, being able to sit outside until late at night is perfect. I was actually much too warm in this outfit and peeled it off as soon as I got back from the shops.
Gillet - All Saints Vest - Topshop Jeans - Sass & Bide Sandals - Zara Belt - From Greece Druzy pendant - From Uruguay Long chains - H&M Watch - Michael Kors Wooden bangle - From Brighton Bag Zara
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