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Adiós Salou…

July 5, 2015

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Sadly this is my last post from sunny Spain, I didn’t get as many photographs as I’d have liked – this is mainly down to enjoying the holiday, not taking my camera with me on any day trips as I didn’t want to carry it in the heat and therefore I was relying on Dave to kindly take photographs… for me to pinch. I’m naughty like that, he’s just so darn good at taking nice pictures!

This is what I wore for our last evening in Salou, I brought this dress for Dave’s 30th Birthday party back in May. I was having such fun at the party, I didn’t get chance to get any photographs of the party or my dress, not even an instagram snap! I guess I couldn’t pick a nicer place to wear it again than sunny Spain. I wanted to be fancy so I donned my floral crown and to give the look a little edge I teamed it with my beloved cut out booties and tres chic clutch bag.

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Dress – ASOS
Floral Crown c/o Mad Elizabeth Vintage
Shoes – Topshop
Clutch BagMiss Selfridge
Ray-bans Sunglasses c/o Sunglasses Shop

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Photos – Shooting Dave

Pool Party…

July 2, 2015

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Oh my, I think this is the least amount of clothes I’ve ever worn on the blog and to say it’s daunting would be a massive understatement! The reason for so little clothing is to show you this super cute bikini from Surania – you custom design you’re swimsuit or bikini. I opted for this high waisted bikini, now I haven’t worn a bikini in years, and I mean years! I’ve never felt body confident and I still don’t, but I was on holiday and I didn’t know anyone so thought why not, as I write this post I’m still unsure whether I’ll be posting or keeping this as a draft…

One of the reasons for choosing the bikini over a swimsuit is I found the bikini’s to be much cuter than the swimsuits, it was the frilly edge on the top that swung it for me! Plus the high waisted bottoms hides the majority of my wobbly belly (I am working on getting this smaller but more on that soon).

As for the design, I opted for the 1950’s style high waisted bottoms with classic top with frilly edge, for the print and colours I kept with the classic vibes and went for a red gingham with a white edged frill on the top and split red and gingham bottoms. It was so much fun designing and customising my suit, I kept changing my mind about print and style of suit. I will defiantly be heading back to Surania for any other swimsuit needs in future!
Start creating you’re custom swimsuit now at Surania. Go on it’s loads of fun!salou_087salou_097What I’m wearing –
Bikini c/o Surania
Fedora Hat – Urban Outfitters
Ray-bans Sunglasses c/o Sunglasses Shop
Kimono – H&M
Shoes – Topshop
Clutch Bag – Miss Selfridge
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Gaudi Garden, Barcelona…

June 28, 2015

salou_018salou_013salou_007insta_spain01This was my first visit to Spain and I was beyond excited for our day trip to Barcelona – mainly to see all the Gaudi buildings. I’ve always admired them and to see them up close was just amazing and along with the rest of the city. Dave and I are already planning our next visit, I feel there is still a lot more of the city I’d like to explore.

As we we’re only here for one day we hopped on a open topped bus for a tour of the city and jumped off at Gaudi’s Garden, which is located at the far top of the city. Along the way we went past a couple of Gaudi’s building and the jaw dropping Garda Familia. It was crazy detailed and just amazing to see up close in person!insta_spain salou_005salou_015For our day out exploring Barcelona, I wore a new dress I’d picked up from New Look. I loved the croche details, the modest midi length and side splits. To the to keep the sun off my shoulders and stopping any chance of burning I opted for my light kimono, which is also from New Look. As there was a slight chance of a thunderstorm (which happened as we were leaving, thankfully!) I wore my fedora hat, this also helped keep the sun off my head. I’m also wearing my new sandals from Topshop, which since my last post I now have them in tan too – oops! they are just so comfy I had to get another pair – to finish off the look I teamed my vintage Chiltern Bag.salou_009salou_028What I’m wearing –
Dress & Kimono – New Look
Shoes – Topshop
Bag – Vintage
Fedora Hat – Urban Outfitters
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Hola Salou…

June 24, 2015

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My first outfit post from sunny Salou! Dave and I were treated to a weeks holiday with his family as our Christmas present – what a brilliant present! The weeks leading up to our holiday, we were all so excited and did lots of holiday shopping. One of my new purchases were these cute little boot style sandals from Topshop. They are so comfy and I’m heading back to buy them in the tan colour too! This dress is an oldie but a firm favorite and I’m sporting a new red and silver ring Dave treated me to from a Salou store along the sea front and two stacked rings brought way back when… I’m also sporting my bright green wrist band from our hotel – I tried to hide it the best I could.

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Dress – ASOS
Shoes – Topshop
Bag – Miss Selfridge
Stacked Rings – Freedom, Topshop
Red Silver Ring – Salou
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Vintage Shopping In Brooklyn…

June 21, 2015


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117 Wilson Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11237Journal - 5Worship is a vintage store found in the heart of Brooklyn – this store was super fun to mooch around in and even had a cute dog to pet while shopping the racks of vintage. The store stocks clothing for both women and men with a passion for fashion and style. Founded in 2013 by Sara Villard and Vashti Windish, Worship specailses in vintage and independent designer clothing, accessories and specialty goods inspired by artist and musicians all over the world. Their religion is creativity and they strive to provide a highly curated collection of vintage clothing and accessories from the 1900’s through the 1990’s.nyc_149nyc_148These shoes above were to die for but sadly they pinched far to much and didn’t come home with me. There was so much to browse and take in, I was in ore. The collections were laid out nicely and with such a huge array of accessories to choose from I could of spent all day in there!

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1377 Dekalb Ave, New York, 11221

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We then headed in search of more vintage treasure troves and came across the L train vintage and a couple others (which sadly I can’t remember the names of but were great fun to). The L Train was huge and if it wasn’t for our rumbling tummies and Mexican food calling, I could of happily shopped all day! I did however come away with a denim jacket for $5.00, which I’m pretty pleased with! I really wanted a camouflage army jacket but couldn’t find one in my size, they were all huge! On my next trip sate-side I will be heading to Brooklyn in search of more vintage goodies!!
I’m pretty lucky as my sister and her husband live in Brooklyn and were able to show us around these vintage hot spots – thanks Carina & Nick! We also had some great Mexican food and visited some other cool independent shops while in the area too.nyc_163 Photos – Shooting Dave

Burgers Of New york…

June 17, 2015

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314 West 11th Street, at Greenwich Street, NY 1001

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It’s no secret that Dave and I love a good burger – so how could I not put together a guide of our favorite burger joints in NYC!? Dave’s favorite was by far, the Spotted Pig. In his words ‘the blue cheese with the beef burger was just insanely good’ and I really liked the shoe string fries. Plus Greenwich is a really pretty part of NY! Now if your planning to head over to the Spotted Pig and explore the area, a top tip would be to head over to the pub and reserve a table (we had a two hour wait). Once you’re table is reserved head off to explore the Hudson river or the pretty side streets but remember to be back in plenty of time for you’re table or someone else will snap it up! In the end we pushed our way to the bar and got a great sit and chatted with locals. One of my favorite burgers was from Bare Burger, this was walking distance from our hotel and again was packed full but we were lucky and scored a table right away. They also offer gluten-free buns, which is great for me as I have a wheat & gluten allergy (which I mostly ignore at my peril!). I think Bare Burger was my favorite decor. I’ve also included Guacuco which is a Venezuelan restaurant in Bushwick, Brooklyn. We were taken here by my sister and her husband who live in Brooklyn. They do great little burger like sandwiches with gluten-free buns!nyc_060nyc_058Shake Shack –
600 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10016
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514 Third Avenue, NY 10016
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44 Irving Ave, Brooklyn NY, 11237nyc_049nyc_053 Photos – Shooting Dave

Central Park…

June 14, 2015

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On our first day in the Big Apple we explored mostly on foot, starting the day with amazing pancakes from Empire Diner and ended it with a stroll around Central Park. The weather was rather chilly on our first day but I didn’t mind as it gave me a chance to wear my new mustard yellow jumper from topshop. I teamed it with my (then new) ASOS shirt and skinny jeans, I was so excited to wear these two new items.nyc_020nyc_012nyc_021 nyc_022What I’m wearing –
Jumper, Jeans, Coat & Beanie Hat – Topshop
Shirt – ASOS
Dr Martens – Brick Lane
Backpack – Urban Outfitters
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