Summer Solstice

Happy Summer solstice today is the longest day of the year and the official start of Summer here in the UK 🙂 The summer solstice is celebrated in many ways by many different people I won’t bore you with all of that though I am sure that you can google all about Summer Solstice yourselves 🙂

I like to think that I am quite spiritual and in touch with the earth I am an earth sign rising in water so I always feel incredibly connected to nature I love being outdoors barefoot surrounded by plants and trees that I have grown myself. To mark summer solstice I always set out my intentions for the rest of the year and do a crystal cleansing of my body 🙂

One of the folklore tales of Summer solstice is that on this day the veil between our world and the fairy world is meant to be at its thinnest and so you know your girl here took the opportunity to let her inner woodland fairy come out 🙂

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How stunning is this dress?? It cost me £1.99 from the Barnardos store and I just had to have it as soon as I saw the print!! It is originally from H&M its so comfy AND it has HUGE pockets!! I brought this in my recent charity shop haul if you missed that post it is linked here for you to see what other goodies I got!! SHOPPING HAUL Part one what I gotIMG_20180621_154111

I then accessorised with this flower crown headband that I brought from Primark Years ago. For my makeup I just threw all the colours on my face!! I did Mutli-coloured freckles, a purple&gold lip and a sunset inspired eye look with some sequin hearts to just finish it all off!!

So there we have it Happy Summer Solstice

I know this wasn’t the post I had promised I will be styling up my Leather Mini skirt for Tuesdays post so come back then at 8pm to see that 🙂

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SHOPPING HAUL Part one what I got

I needed to capitalise that because honestly we SHOPPED!! we were out for 7&1/2 hours we visited 4 new charity shops we found half price sales 99p sales we hit the jackpot!! I know i said this would be a try on haul but 1-I got SO much stuff it would make this post too long and 2- I just didn’t have the time to wash&dry everything and then style it for this post to go up so Monday will be the try on part of the haul 🙂

First up our favourite £1 Sue Ryder store I actually only got one thing from there and it was this basic grey roll neck top originally from AsosIMG_20180607_085530Next up we went to a new charity shop that only opened Monday which was an RSPCA shop I found this really cute dark wash denim mini skirt for £3.50 originally from New LookIMG_20180607_085710Then we headed over to the first Barnardos store of the day they had an offer on dresses all dress £2.99 so i picked up this beautiful floral and butterfly print dress it should have been £8.99!. I then got these Black H&M trousers for 99p Lastly I brought this pair of sunglasses for £1.49barnardos one

Then we headed to another new charity shop ( new to us anyways) that were having a Half price sale day the salvation army charity shop, firstly my mum found this really cool grey leopard print mac it was £4.00 Reduced to £2 and is originally from Miss Selfridge. I then found this cool khaki green pair of jeans they were £3 Reduced to £1.50 originally Primark. I also found this amazing pair of patterned trousers  they were £5 Reduced to £2.50 originally F&F with the tags still on!! Then at the till I found this beautiful orange stone ring was £1.50 reduced to 75p!Salvation army 1Then we got into town and our luck began to dwindle!! We didn’t find anything before lunch! Then we went into the salvation army and I found these two rings for 50p each and this beautiful brooch for £2sally armyThen we went to the cancer research shop and I brought this cute black denim waistcoat for £1 originally from Miss Selfridge. Then in Age UK I found this cute black and gold star print scarf for 99p. Then we went to the British heart foundation and they had selected items on sale so I found this gorgeous purple printed dress for £2.49 was £4.99 originally Jane NormanCollage 2018-06-07 13_12_05

We then decided to head to the Barnardos outlet and boy did I find some GEMS! First up I got this purple Ralph Lauren Polo for 99p Then I found this cool star wars T-shirt originally from Primark again for 99p Next up is this velour style T-shirt again 99p Then I found this beautiful pair of Navy trousers they are by DrDenim Jeans makers and they are SO soft!! I did some google research and their trousers retail from £40-£90! I got these for 99p Then I saw the print of this dress and just HAD to get it!! Its originally H&M and was £1.99 Then I found this Jacket that I had tried on in one of their stores before but it was £8 and I couldn’t justify that on a Jacket I will wear occasionally! I then saw it in the outlet for £1.99 and snapped it up!! Again I did some google research and to buy new you need around £700 on Ebay even old stock goes for £100!! Lastly in this shop my mum found the best bargain! A brand new Denim Jacket from Miss selfridge with the tags still on should have been £39 I got it for £2.49barnardos outlet 1barnardos outlet 2Then the last shop we went to was another Barnardos store and they had a deal all women’s clothing 99p!!! First I got this pair of Primark Jeggings for 49p I missed the sign that said all trousers 49p! So they were even more of a bargain. Next up this simple Primark summer dress for 99p Then I found this beautiful hot pink floral dress again 99p Then I found this velour style skater dress 99p Simple leopard print tie waist top H&M for 99p I then found this gorgeous botanical print top originally H&M I wanted to buy it when it was in H&M but couldn’t ever find it in my size so again I snapped it up for 99p Lastly I found this simple Black H&M cardigan for 99pbarnardos 99barnardos 992

The only thing I didn’t take a photo of was this gorgeous vintage dress that I picked up for 99p I have left it with my mum for her to wash for me as I was scared I would shrink it or damage it in some way!!

So there we have it my HUGE shopping Haul coming in at a grand total of £43.05!!

Which was your favourite piece?

 

 

 

 

 

Outfits I NEED

I am going on a much needed shopping trip on Wednesday with my mum to get some bits for my summer wardrobe and to have a peruse. I thought that I would hop on over to my pinterest mood-board to see what outfits and items i have been pinning to see if there is anything that is re-occurring that I don’t necessarily already have in my wardrobe and 4 outfit variants kept popping up so I thought I would share with you today the outfits I am going to be looking for on my shopping trip!! You will be able to see everything that I buy in Thursday’s post as that will be a haul try on post.

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Outfit #1 Feminine dresses with edge. So unsurprisingly for spring summer there are always going to be floral dress outfit posts!! I love the juxtaposition of pairing edgy pieces such as a leather jacket, sneakers or docs with a girlie feminine dress. I gave away a lot of my dresses in my last wardrobe purge so I do need to replace them!

Outfit#2 Denim skirts. I already have one denim skirt that I am going to DIY as it’s just a bit too long for my liking. It is also a very dark denim and I would like to find a black denim skirt and a more acid wash denim skirt to add to my collection. I recently watched one of Megan Ellaby’s styling videos where she created some outfits with a denim skirt so now I have tonnes of outfit ideas!!

Outfit#3 Trousers and graphic tee. I do already own Trousers but the ones that kept cropping up on my pinterest board were these grey prince of wales check ones so I really want to find the perfect pair!! I also LOVE paperbag high waist trousers I have a black pair and they are SO flattering.

Outfit#4 Masculine tailoring. I love a good blazer you know me this outfit of jeans a t-shirt and a blazer is already one of my go to outfits however I want to find a long-line blazer almost like a guys tuxedo jacket style to add to my collection as I just think they look so smart and sexy!

So on the shopping list

  • Black Denim skirt
  • Light wash denim skirt
  • Long line blazer
  • Grey Check Blazer
  • Floral/Printed Dress

Lets see Thursday how I got on!!

Natalie

Being Bold

I have been in a rut, sticking to the same colour palette and outfits not really venturing too far out of my comfort zone. I had a huge sort through of my clothes shoes and accessories I tried everything on and I pieced together some outfits with pieces I wasn’t sure about and if I could make at-least 3 outfits with the piece that I liked and would wear then it got to stay, if I couldn’t style it up it went into the charity bag!! I now have a wardrobe filled entirely with fun pieces that I love and it has made dressing so much easier and so much more fun! I have also been trying out more fun makeup looks and I am feeling bold and powerful and thought that I would show you two of my favourite looks from this week that reflect this new bold me 😀

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Outfits I liked this week #3

 

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Tights Primark, Shoes Shorts&Shirt Charity shops

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Gap denim shirt Charity shop Denim pinafore Primark Sandals Asos(Old)

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Shirt, Lace Cami&Skirt charity shops, tights primark, boots Dr Martens

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Tshirt dress Gifted, Jacket Ebay Shoes charity shop tights primark

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Fashion Wishlist

Happy Thursday My lovelies Just a reminder that I will be uploading on Monday 7th Instead of Sunday as I am at Centre Parcs Fri,Sat,Sun and Monday I will then be uploading again on the Thursday 10th and then my new schedule of Monday and
Thursday uploads will begin I will be resuming my style challenge posts on Monday the 14th. Anyways on with tonight’s post I thought that I would share with you some items that I am currently adding to my fashion wish-list.

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I have owned jumpsuits and playsuits in the past but never really felt confident in styling and wearing them I am however loving the Smart Jumpsuit for a night out with a pair of heels and a statement bag I think I need to try this trend back out in my Thirties and have seen some really nice jumpsuits in Primark that I have got my eye on!

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If you are a Blog Regular you will know that I am LOVING trousers at the moment! I really want to start adding more colours to my trouser collection I think the brightest ones I own are my Dark green Warehouse trousers! Again I have seen some beautiful pastel coloured trousers in Primark but they haven’t yet had my size in stock 😦 I think paired with a simple t-shirt and some wedges this would be a nice simple summer night out outfit!

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I Love blazers and own some in different colours but they are all standard cut blazers. I really want to invest in a long line blazer as I think It is the perfect cover up for summer nights and looks really sexy paired with a mini skirt or shorts a simple tee and some wedge sandals. I haven’t found THE one yet I am still looking so if you have any suggestions they would be greatly appreciated.

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Yes I already own a Mac I know this however I am looking to invest in the ‘Classic’ Mac as I just want to dress like Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s. I wish I had more of an explanation such as its a practical coat to have its a good staple piece etc but no I just want to live out my Holly Golightly dreams.

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I have far too many jumpers like the amount of jumpers that I have is bordering on obscene. However I just love knitwear!! I really want a wacky rainbow coloured jumper it would instantly jazz up ANY outfit and I know that I would live in it!! I also really like the chevron style print on the red jumper I think that’s a really fun little design and I want to find something like this for my Autumn/Winter wardrobe this year.

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Floral’s for Spring Groundbreaking. OK seriously who can say “Floral’s” without automatically launching into the iconic Miranda Preistly quote! I love dresses and when I did my latest wardrobe purge I found that a lot of my dresses no longer fit me so they had to be given away *moments silence for all the pretty dresses I will never see again* So I need to add more to my wardrobe and I just always find myself drawn to floral patterns!!

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I really want some highwasted distressed mum jeans they are the only denim that are missing from my collection at the moment I have straight leg, Skinny, Flared, Cropped, High-waisted but no distressed Mum Jeans Again I would appreciate some suggestions on where to buy good mum jeans from as I have A TONNE of Pins on my Pinterest board that feature mum jeans in OOTD’s and can’t wait to style some myself!!

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Leopard Print: I want Leopard Print boots and some Leopard Print court shoes for my collection again if you are a regular reader you will be aware that I LOVE and LIVE for leopard print!!

Ankle Strap Sandals: I have some ankle strap wedge heels that I wear all the time for nights out and girlie brunches but I want some actual Ankle Strap sandals as I think they just finish off an outfit perfectly and I then feel like I am wearing proper heels!

Sparkly Shoes: I started to re-watch skins and there is an outfit that Cassie wears its a gold dress blue socks and these adorable gold sparkly glitter shoes! I saw these star sandals and immediately thought of Cassie and now I want to buy all the glittery sparkly shoes!!!

That is what I am currently after like i say if you have any suggestions on where to find good jeans and long-line blazers I would very much appreciate it! What is on your wishlist?

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Outfits I liked this week #2

Well didn’t the weather change dramatically this week? SC Day 822.04.18 Sunday was still hot so I decided to layer in a way that would keep me cool! I chose this chiffon material shirt from F&F and layered it over some shorts I brought in a charity shop and a Primark camisole. I then added my new Radley Handbag and Leopard Wedges to finish off the look.

SC day923.04.18 Monday it was SO cold today so i decided to layer up. When I looked on pinterest for some ideas about the ‘high fashion tuck’ there didn’t seem to be a huge difference to a regular tucked in look! I paired this green roll neck with a velour leopard print t-shirt both of which I brought at a charity shop with these green trousers from next and topped it off with a belt.

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27.04.18 Friday. Your girl here doesn’t own any plain classic button downs mine are either striped or patterned so this is a little twist on the prompt! I chose this cute fox print shirt that is actually a PJ top that I brought from a charity shop and paired it with this knee length denim skirt and some red sandals again from charity shops. This outfit is giving me primary school teacher on a summers day vibes.

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29.04.18 Saturday. I love borrowing Darren’s shirts! He takes a medium so they are nice and baggy on me so that I can tuck them into my jeans and wear them over-sized. This T-shirt is from DC and I paired it with my Next Jeans a Blazer and Brogues that I found in Charity shops.

Which outfit this week is your favourite? Mine has to be Saturdays comfy and casual.

Come back to my Blog tomorrow at 8pm for an extra post my April Roundup 🙂

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