Sunday, 20 July 2014

Blackpool Beach


I'm back with our final day up North. After going to dinner with the 'rents, me and the (not so) little brother went for a walk along the beach. I finally had the chance to show off my new Bonne Chance Collections dress!

For this outfit, I'm going to start with the shoes. I got these lovelies in Primark a few years back. I love their bold yellow colour but it wasn't a colour that featured much in my wardrobe, so I've been on the hunt for pieces with even a hint of this colour so I could get these bad boys out. When I found this dress on Bonne Chance's site, I knew exactly how I would wear it! I added a gold buckled belt and black cardigan, both from a clothes swap, and white sunglasses.

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Here are some more photos from the beach!

Right, I'm off to the carnival celebrations at the Olympic Park with my new housemate. Thanks for reading and don't forget to vote for me over on Rokit's Street Style competition (just hit the Facebook like icon above the photo). If I win, I'll be sharing some of the prize with one of you on here!


Monday, 14 July 2014

Fleetwood Harbour

Just a quick post tonight! This is from day 2 up North with the family. We visited Fleetwood Harbour where they have loads of factory outlet shops. This meant one thing - BARGAINS!! I managed to grab a bag of 10 Creme Eggs for £2!! I wasn't quite prepared for the sunshine that day so I look slightly like an out of place goth...

It's navy and black again!! My navy cable knit jumper is from H&M. I love it so much I've got it in grey and brown too! My high waisted jeans are from New Look, as are my boots (£8 in the sale, hurrah!) and my monochrome bag.

I always feel so relaxed and peaceful around boats. Yeah, I'm weird...

I've taught my brother well with posing for photos. Be sure to like me Facebook Page for sneaky peeks of upcoming posts and competitions. I'm also on Instagram too!

Thanks for reading. I'll be back soon with polka dots on Blackpool beach!

Sunday, 13 July 2014

We All Live In A...

Evening folks!

At the end of May my Daddy dearest turned 60. To celebrate, he wanted to go on a wee trip up North, so a hotel was booked for the Ellis' in Blackpool. During our first day we took a little drive to Liverpool. Of course there was one place in particular I wanted to visit...

Being in the birth city of the Fab Four, it was only right that we visited The Beatles Story Exhibition. I was in my element! It was my Dad who introduced me to The Beatles quite a few years ago when he made me a CD of  their biggest songs (to be honest, you could probably fill about 7 CDs of their greatest hits). I was astounded that I actually knew every song, which was weird as it wasn't as though I had been brought up with my parents playing their music constantly (my Mum detests them... don't ask!). Since that very first CD, I have been a massive (too small a word?) fan of these 4 lads from Liverpool. After catching the documentary about the bands first visit to America, it was decidced that Ringo was to be my favourite.

 I love Liverpool. The shops around the docks are all full of 2 of my favourite things; The Beatles and pirates!

My outfit for the day was inspired by a certain Beatles song. Let's see if you can guess...

My chunky cable knit jumper is from Oasap. Obviously I love the bright yellow colour, but I also love the vibrant colors of the flower details on the shoulders. It means this sweater can be paired with a variety of coloured shirts/bottoms. For this outfit, I decided on a royal blue chiffon shirt originally from Primark which I bought from a little second hand clothes shop over in Donegal in Ireland. My favourite pair of jeans are from Topshops Jamie range. These yellow brogues are also from Primark and they brighten up the dullest of outfits!

Now, I'm not usually one for much accessorizing, but on this occasion, I couldn't resist. White sunglasses seem to be quite popular this summer. I bought these ones with turquoise arms from Primark for a measly 2 quid! My prized Ringo badge was a great find from jumble shop Snoopers Paradise in Brighton, and the anchor badge was a present from a visit to the Maritime Museum in Greenwich.

Here are some more photos from our day in Liverpool.

I absolutely loved The Beatles Story and can't wait to go back as there was another part that we didn't quite get enough time to visit. I have actually started a 6 week online course on The Music Of The Beatles through Coursera and so far, I am thoroughly enjoying it. I've also just enrolled on a Fashion Journalism course through Morley College in London. It starts in October and I am beyond excited!!

Oh, did you manage to guess the song inspiration for my outfit (there was also a clue in today's post name...)

That's right, it was Yellow Submarine, with my Ringo on vocals.

I hope this post didn't hurt your eyes too much. If it did, be sure to come back tomorrow for a darker outfit post featuring boats! Thanks for reading. Don't forget to like me Facebook Page to get sneak peeks before my posts go live.

I've also entered Rokit's street style competition and would love your votes. If I win, I'll be using my prize as an exclusive giveaway on the blog.

See you tomorrow where...

Sunday, 6 July 2014

The Louvre


I'm back with the final day of our Paris trip. For day number 3 we left a love lock on the Pont des Arts and visited the Louvre. Again, the weather wasn't the best, but the grey clouds just made the photos ever more dramatic!

 The part of the Louvre that most impressed me was the size of the rooms. They were absolutely massive and had such beautiful details to them.

Here's what I wore on our final day in the City of Love.

I thought I'd add a bit of colour to my new black and navy craze by popping a dash of red. The chiffon shirt underneath was one of the bargain items I got at the Music Circle's Rumble in the Jumble. I've paired it with my tartan skirt from Forever 21, cashmere Charlotte jumper by Gerard Darel and navy hi-top Converse.

Just as we left the Louvre, the skies turned really dark and there was a thunderstorm. This might be my favourite photo from our Paris trip.
It was so sad to have to say goodbye to Paris and to our wonderful host Thomas, but I'm sure we'll be back very soon.

Look what I spotted as we were about to board our Eurostar home - my name on the platform!!

Thanks for reading guys! Coming up next on the blog will be my family trip to Blackpool and Liverpool. For now, I'm off to see McBusted at Hyde Park!! Toodles :)

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Eiffel Eyeful

More from my trip to Paris. Day 2 was a much more tourist type of day. I took Chloe to see the Eiffel Tower as we missed out on it during our last trip 2 years ago. Managed to capture some great shots in between the horrid outbursts of torrential rain, you would never have guessed with these blue skies!

I decided I'd have a go at being the Eiffel Tower...

After getting an eyeful of the tower (see what I did there..?) and the skies had stopped crying, we took a lovely canal walk, taking in all the wonderful sights; random giant silver dinosaur, swing ball sets for anyone to use (if they did this in London, they'd be stolen after 5 minutes!) and a perfect backdrop for my outfit pic of the day!

Sorry guys, yet more navy and black. This colour combination just makes me feel more French. Of course there was going to be some stripes on my trip! My jumper with the lace collar is from Primark (I love it so much, I bought one in black too!). I've paired it with these high waisted black skinny jeans from New Look, navy hi-top Converse and my Forever 21 anchor sunglasses.

Highlight of the day has to be...

I'll be back with day 3 very soon. It features our visit to the Louvre!! Thanks for reading =]
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