Friday, 25 July 2014

Castle in the Clouds

Dress - Simply Be, Cardigan - Primark (old), Shoes - Vans, Bag - Nica
These are the last of my holiday pictures from our mini family weekend away from a few weeks ago. On one of the days we were away we visited Corfe Castle in Dorset, which to me and my parents will always be known as the 'broken down castle'; when I was little we visited Corfe Castle a few times and obviously as a child I was picturing a grand, magical castle but as we would drive closer my younger self would realise that it's not quite a princess castle.. instead I would say it's 'broken down'. And indeed, it's is broken. If you want to know more about the castle and it's history you're probably better of googling it, because if I'm honest I was mostly amazed that I made it up a steep hill on a boiling hot day without complaining once (which is an achievement for me - I hate heat), instead of reading any of the factual signs. It was very pretty though, despite being broken. And even though it's famous in my mind as the 'broken down castle', I didn't 100% recognise it, so it was nice to have a wonder around the rubble. The view was also amazing. I went for a practical outfit, due to the walking and the heat, and went with my trusty Simply Be dress, and my comfy vans - so it may not be particularly exciting but it definitely was suitable for the day out. The town, also called Corfe Castle, is so small and quaint, and like something from a movie. We stopped for lunch, and had a look around the model village, and my Dad went and found the steam train (because he loves trains). So overall it was a really nice day, and the steep hill didn't end up being so steep afterall. If you're ever in the Corfe Castle area I definitely recommend a visit. Until next time,

Saturday, 19 July 2014

Wild Horses

Dress & Kimono - ASOS Curve, Shoes - Primark,
Hairband - Accessorize, Bag - The National Trust (borrowed from Mum)
I have more holiday pictures to show you from our mini family trip away last weekend. These photo's were taken in the New Forest, which I used to visit often when I lived in Southampton for University. Our hotel was right on the edge of the forest, which was really nice. It's such a picturesque place full of wild horses and donkeys that just roam wherever they want, including along the long roads. I remember having to stop my car when driving through the New Forest the other year because a horse decided to stand in the middle of the road, then came over to my window to have a little chat. It was so cute. My parents hadn't seen the wild horses in the New Forest before, so it was nice showing them. You're advised not to approach the animals, but of course they seem completely harmless and there were several visitors feeding and petting them. Also, if there are any horse experts - we were a little concerned about the horse laying down because we didn't know if it was just sleeping/sunbathing, or was maybe ill. Either way, I'm sure the horses must be looked after somehow even if they are 'wild' - or at least I hope so. I wore this ASOS Curve dress that I've owned for a long while now but haven't ever gotten around to wearing. I always love it when a dress has two prints on, and I particularly love clashing florals hence the bag and shoes too. You can't actually see the print of my shoes very well due to the lighting, but take it from me - they're pretty! And only from Primark too! And the bag I borrowed from my Mum because it went better with my outfit than the one black bag I took away with me. Until next time,

Monday, 14 July 2014

A Seaside Promenade

Dress - Forever21+, Cardigan - Primark (old), Shoes - Topshop (last year), Bag - Nica

So maybe you've been wondering where I've been for the last few weeks seeing as its been very quiet on my blog, or maybe you didn't even notice - but I thought you deserved a little bit of an explanation either way. And the explanation simply is that life got very, very busy and I had no time to blog or take pictures. In fact, I really enjoyed having time away from my blog because it took the pressure off and gave me time to think about what I enjoy about blogging and why I do it. I can't promise a frequent blogging schedule as life is still much busier at the moment, but I do have a few outfit posts now lined up, because as you can probably guess from the above pictures - I've been on holiday! This weekend me and my parents went away to Bournemouth, and it was just lovely to get away from my life and take a break. I've been to Bournemouth quite a few times, particularly when I lived in Southampton for University, but every visit is always different as there's so much to do there and it's so picturesque. It was especially lovely as our hotel overlooked the sea - and I love being by the sea, as opposed to being stuck in a hectic city like London. It ended up being a boiling hot weekend and I am now very sunburnt, which is a bit embarrassing because I'm usually well prepared with my factor 50 sunscreen, what with being extremely pale for all my life. We walked along the pier and I wore this perfectly nautical dress I got from the Forever21 plus size section and few months ago for about £12, and its so comfy. I've also been wearing my Primark sailor cardigan to death, which is a few years old, and I wish I had bought a few at the time because I'm sure it's going to fall to pieces sometime soon. Anyway, I hope you are all enjoying the sunny weather!