A Few Summer Favourites

Wednesday, 27 July 2016



I am not someone who is made for the summer, heat and me we just aren't a match made in heaven. Feeling all sweaty, wearing clothes that I feel uncomfortable in and my skin breaking out just isn't my ideal situation. But the one great thing about summer, you get to actually be outside. Nothing beats spending the day outside either at the coast or just in the garden soaking up some rays. I thought I'd take some photos outside working with the lighting whilst babysitting my gorgeous nephew (hence the sandpit). So I figured I'd snap some of my favourite things I've been loving in the summer so far.

I joined the Quay Australia sunglasses hype a couple of months ago before I went on holiday. I bought these blue tinted mirror framed glasses and I bloody love wearing them. I seem to freak out a lot of people wearing them (seriously the boyfriend is not a fan) and have been referred to as looking like a fly. But I think they're cool and I can somehow pull them off. To be fair I think I can pull off a lot of things but yeah...

Sandals are a staple for summer and its so good to wear flat shoes. Now being the sewing geek I am I love any form of embellishment so when I saw this beautiful beaded pair of sandals from New Look I just had to have them. I believe they were around £20.00 so a bargain. With the pop of orange they add a bit of colour to my very monochrome wardrobe. Plus they were comfy from the first moment I put them on a real rarity with my feet.

I'm really loving brightly coloured jewellery at the moment and there's not better season to wear it then summer. This anklet I also got from New Look for holiday and I just feel cool wearing it. Its very different for me and I feel a bit bohemian. The only downside is that the bright pink transfers onto my ankle which is a tad annoying but I can deal with it. It doesn't irritate me like I thought it would and I feel like I want to buy more jewellery pieces now. Guess its time to experiment.

Finally I thought I would include a cup I'm enjoying. I have many goals I want to achieve in terms of being more healthy and one of those is to drink more water. I thought buying a fun glass would make me want to drink water more. I purchased this pink jar from Primark a couple of months back and it's so cute. With the logo let's do cocktails what's not to like really...

How are we near August, I swear time is just flying by!! I need some more plans for the remaining part of the summer we have left.

A Seaside Pirate Adventure

Monday, 18 July 2016




Its rare that I get to go away but after going abroad last month and going for a weekend away I am fully now on a mission to make more time for myself and get away. I think everyone needs a break from everyday life. This past weekend I went down to Hastings with my family to have a weekend away. Each summer they have a day in July called Pirate day and everyone goes to town. Last year I missed out as it was my first shift at my supermarket job (yes I've been there a year already...).
I'm a massive fan of the Pirates of the Caribbean films and anything with a skull on so it was safe to say I was in my element. My whole family got involved dressing up and everyone in the town wore an array of costumes. Some of them were incredible, yeah my costume nerd side came up. Definitely have some inspiration to make some Pirate outfits now. To have time with my family was really nice, life is so busy so its quite uncommon for us to all get together. And with my nephew being the happy, full of life baby that he is made it a lot more special. Everything was Pirate themed, pubs were full, music blaring and the pier had a treasure hunt for all of the family.
And um I met Captain Jack Sparrow, okay maybe he wasn't exactly Johnny Depp but the resemblance was crazy.
I just love being by the seaside, I don't think it'll ever lose its charm. The air is fresher and everything just seems a lot happier there. And the weather for once was amazing. I need another weekend away soon.