31 July 2017

Tropical

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This playsuit is one of those items in my wardrobe that only really 'comes out' when the sun is shining and the temperature is on the mega HOT scale, subsequently this means that back in the UK it's rarely worn. But on days like, when these photos were taken and temperature was in the mid 30˚C's it is the perfect item to be worn on such occasions. With the sub tropical scenery setting the backdrop for the photos it felt like the perfect accompaniment for the look.

Playsuit - Boohoo (old but similar here) | Glasses - Primark (similar here) | Sandals - Birkenstock (link) | Backpack - New Look (similar here) | Choker - Unknown (similar here)

28 July 2017

Holiday Disposables



So its been around two weeks since getting back from my holiday to Florida / Miami and its fair to say those holiday blues have truly sunken in.  But instead of my normal "Postcards from..." style post, which I've done for the past few trips to the U.S, I wanted to switch it up and share some shots from the holiday that were taken on my disposable camera. The camera was an impulse purchase whilst waiting in the airport lounge to board our flight, and to be honest I'm glad I saw it and picked it up. As there is something nostalgic and almost romanticised about capturing these 'moments' on film, not knowing full well what they will turn out like.

Needless to say there were a few 'mishap photos' including an array of blurry out of focus shots. But you know what that's part of the fun with shooting on film.
The photos shared in todays post include some snaps from our stay in Miami, including some epic (and accidental) lens flare, some shots from an art gallery and (of course) my new love -Wynwood. Shooting on film is always one of those things that I want to get in the habit of doing more, and will definitely share on the blog next time I do so.



26 July 2017

Thrifting

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Would you believe these photos were taken on a university campus, whilst on a visit to their art gallery. No, neither would I but with a campus so darn photogenic I couldn't resist taking some snaps here. With the weather being 30˚C+ on the daily, these shorts practically turned themselves into a wardrobe essential whilst on my holidays. I also picked up this shirt whilst out thrifting, despite it being your standard looking 'work' shirt I wanted to experiment with styling it with a more 'dressed' down approach. Queue knotting it at the waist and pairing it with anything and everything high waisted, with endless styling options.

Top - Thrifted (link to similar) | Shorts - Primark (link to similar) | Sunglasses - Ray-ban (link) | Shoes - Birkenstock (link)

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24 July 2017

Wynwood

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After the past 2-3 weeks away from desk, it feels good to be back and resuming my ol' blogging schedule. Florida/Miami was amazing, like always and it was also great to explore some new places and take some snaps along the way - some of which I've posted on Instagram. One of the places we chose to explore whilst down in Miami was Wynwood, a place which I've lusted over visiting ever since coming across their infamous mural walls on Instagram. It kinda reminded me of the Miami equivalent to Shoreditch, in the sense that the streets are filled with art studios, galleries, coffee shops and boutiques. I have to admit I did *fall* in love with the place as it had a different sort of vibe to the busier streets of Miami, and with streets being their very own *free* art gallery what more could you ask for...

Top - Primark  | Skirt - Fearlesss (link)* | Shoes - Vans (link) | Sunglasses - Primark

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6 July 2017

Mirrored Sunglasses

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When we took this particular set of outfit photos I can clearly remember it being one of those 'weather' days when it wasn't quite warm enough to fully bare yourself nor limbs, but it was still on the humid side of things. So with that in mind I decided to pull out these di.y'd panel trousers which have been an item that I tend to edge towards when the temperature drops a tad cooler, as thanks to their slightly 'loose' fit they can be the perfect item for type of weather.

Colour palette wise I kept it to my normal monochromatic shade range, with the sunglasses and panel detailing acting as the main accents of colour for the look. These glasses are actually (would you believe) from Primark and were only £3...I had to immediately snap them up as I couldn't help but wear them as an alternative to my classic ray-ban 'round' versions. In fact they are a pretty near similar shape and size on comparison, which make them the perfect purchase for those deliberating whether to part their cash with the originals.

Top - Primark (similar here) | Trousers - New Look (similar here) | Sunglasses - Primark (similar here) | Sandals - Birkenstock (link)

4 July 2017

Floral Maxi Dress

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Last summer this dress was worn ALOT especially whilst I was out in LA, recap/reminiscent on that outfit here. In fact it'ss quickly turning into one of those pieces which you save for the warmer months, as it immediately makes an outfit look effortless whilst 0 effort has gone in to it. When its on the cooler side of the weather spectrum I love to layer this piece up, either with a vintage band tee or even a roll neck, if its particularly chilly. But with a trip to Florida being less than a week away this dress is one which I'm 100% taking with me, for those days when looser/flow-ey fabrics are your best friend. Because lets face it, its going to be very hot and humid. Expect a load of Florida/Miami themed posts to come your way very soon, as I'm going to make the most of every photo opportunity that comes my way.

Dress - New Look (similar here and here) | Choker - My Sisters Accessories (link)* | Boots - ASOS (similar here) | Bag - Radley (link)*
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