Tuesday, 22 July 2014

My Baby Florence











Necklace - New Look
Top - Zara
Trousers - Topshop
Sunglasses - Primark
Shoes - Birkenstocks

Okay, this is going to be the last of my Italy posts, the trip went on for a couple more stops, but I bluffed before, this is my favourite place, so I wanted to end it on a high and get back to my usual minimal blog posts. 

We were chasing a storm the whole time we were here so the weather was slowly taking a turn for the worst! I hadn't really prepared for this, so my footwear wasn't quite up to scratch (shout out to Birkenstocks for being surprisingly good shoes for the rain!) Anyway, shock horror, an all white outfit!

Florence was beautiful, around every corner I fell more and more in love, our apartment here was also my favourite of all too, a little rustic maisonette, I would move there if I ever got the chance! 

P.S. That last picture is defiantly the poshest picture in the whole world.





Sunday, 20 July 2014

Venice By Night







Top - Topshop
Trousers - Zara
Shoes - KG by Kurt Geiger
Clutch - Karl Lagerfeld
Necklace - OVS

Okay, I am stood a bit like a sloth in this picture, the boyfriend told me a really really rubbish joke to make me smile, so my face is a little filled with shame. This outfit doesn't have a lot going on, but thats what I love about it. If I was a model I would show you how well this outfit works as just simple floaty top and perfectly fitted trousers, but I am not so you will have to settle for my awkward stance. Do you wanna know how in love with these trousers I am? If I was a cartoon character these would be my part of my never changing costume. I am on my second pair (after I wore the last pair to death) and although that may be shameful, a pair of trousers that feel like they are made for you only come along once in a while.  Although these accessories hold a label name, they were both cheeky sale finds, lets not pretend I have the cash to splash!

I may of just rambled on about a lot of random points, whoopsie! but in all honesty I mainly just wanted to show you how pretty Venice was at night as well as the day.


Thursday, 17 July 2014

Venice











Sunglasses - Primark
Necklace - New Look
Top - Mango
Shorts - Missguided
Shoes - Topshop
Watch - Daniel Wellington

I picked up this top in Milan, and although the rest of my wardrobe for this holiday is exclusively monochrome, I couldn't resist a small pop of colour for this colour city. I traded my Birkenstocks for these Topshop senso inspired sandals and don'd my tip essental Grafea bag and Daniel Wellington watch. I also picked up a little trip memento (Venice leather strap), which became a theme throughout the holiday. 

When Im old and bored of the rest of the world I am moving to Venice. This place is indescribable. I have wanted to go here ever since I was little, I've scoured the internet for pictures, but nothing compares to being there. Sat in a little bar I watched a little old man opening the shutters to his apartment by the water front and tend to his flowers and it honestly looks like the most peaceful life you could hope for.

Unfortunately gondolas are expensive, so I didn't experience that tradition but since you can do punting down at the river in Oxford, for £20, I wasn't too fussed. So we got around by water bus (I didn't even know this was a thing?!) but we scored lucky with our apartment, being in the centre of everything, meaning nearly everything was walking distance, but realistically, you do not need to go on the water to experience venice.

 

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Shopping in Milan




^^ This is a shopping centre, why are ours not this pretty ^^


Top - Zara
Skirt - Bershaka
Sandals - Birkenstocks
Backpack - Grafea
Necklace - OVS

Okay so the reason I like to write about trends and carefully stage pretty pictures is that my awkward little face wasn't cut out to be a main feature, but unfortunately it's presence on my blog is going to be at large this week, with some holiday outfits.

The first stop in my traveling extravaganza of an Italian holiday was Milan. Now as you can gather from the title of my blog, me and sun don't exactly go hand in hand and at 34 degrees, there was no other option then an all white minimal outfit. Watch the Birkenstocks and Grafea bag appear in every post in the next week, as to keep costs down I travelled with only hand luggage, therefore interchangeable and versatile items became my best friends.

So Milan was amazing, the flat we stayed in was a little maisonette found on airbnb which is the best site in the world for flats around the world. It was only a short tram ride from the centre, where my dream of shopping in milan came true.

Check back for posts on Venice, Florence, Rome and Sorrento.


Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Welcome to the pools of self indulgence.


I've had a little bit of a break from the blogging world for a while. I've seen a lot of these posts atm and I finally understand them. I've been a fan of the blogosphere for a number of years and had my own for about a year. I never promote myself or show anyone what Im doing, although I love ever comment and follow I get, I have never strived for 'fame' or freebies. However I am watching more and more blogs being created as (or turn into) areas for vanity and pools of self indulgence. I think it's easy to tell who these people are and it's massively put me off.  

What brought me here was my love for fashion and the diary like posts people create, an insight into peoples style and personality. I've decided not to throw in the towel because I enjoy this for what it is, a personal thing. If you are here to show off please leave because I am not interested.



Friday, 11 July 2014

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