Oh hello, June, where did you come from?  Seriously how is it June already? I'm going to try and make the most of summer this year - despite everything else being rubbish. I'm going to enjoy myself and have fun in the sun. Sound like a good plan, doesn't it? ⠀
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Oh hello, June, where did...

I must admit that I did get bored with balcony/mirror outfit pictures and wanted a more nature/organic photos backdrop. Well now summer is right around the corner, and the sun is indeed shining, and with news that lockdown resections are now easing, I now thought it was the perfect opportunity to go out into the wood and show you this floral Zara dress.⠀
I brought this dress at the very beginning of this year and was keen to show you guys this as I think it a lovely summer dress to wear, plus, I also thought it would go nicely with my red hat.⠀
For someone who has been cooped up, I must admit that it was nice to go into my local woodland and to walk around for an afternoon. I think it was also lovely for Richard, my husband, to pick up his camera again and to take some photos. The whole pandemic has put a pause on his professional photographer profession, and he hasn’t needed to use his camera much.⠀
It was lovely to put on a dress and to make myself look a little presentable. It got me out of my loungewear for an afternoon. The experience made me feel a little more like myself, and it put me in a good mood. As much as I like comfy loungewear, I’m still someone who wants to dress up.⠀
I’m hoping I can go out more this summer, of course still observing the social distancing rule, and doing more outdoor outfit photos. I’m also hoping this summer to wear more of my summer outfit and to feel more like myself.⠀
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I must admit that I...

Usually, when I do an outfit post or picture, I like to dress up and show you some pretty dress. But this time I thought I would show you a few of my casual wear and what I wear on a day to day basis. I must admit, as much as I love to dress up, I wouldn't exactly go to Tesco in them. So on a day to day basis, I'm usually in jeans and a top. ⠀
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Usually, when I do an...

If I were to describe my style, it would be summed up in two words: quirky and fun. I'm sure you realise by now I don't like boring black fashion – I do fun, bright, colourful style. Case in point is this Collectif watermelon dress. You can't get more quirky and fun fashion than this, can you?⠀
I like my clothes to reflect a lot of my personality, eternally youthful while also quirky and fun. Yup, that pretty much summed up me. The saying, you are who you are by the clothes you wear, really does hold up with me.⠀
I'm still that little girl who had a dressing up box as a child and would play dress-up; now I just have a wardrobe filled with more clothes than I could ever need as my dressing up box. I still like to have fun with my clothes, and I haven't lost that childhood wonder about clothes. And I don't think I ever will.⠀
Overall, what I'm saying is that this Collectif watermelon dress reflects who I am as a person and also my style. I also believe it represents how fashion shouldn't be all serious; it should be fun and should put a smile on a person's face.⠀
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If I were to describe...

* Stare at the computer screen completely blank, not sure what write*. Pretty summed up my week really - a blank space. Yup got writer block. ⠀
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* Stare at the computer...

A girl who just love polka dots! Also, you can see the *bad* dyed job I did when I thought it would be rock and roll to go blue. Haha ⠀
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A girl who just love...

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The hunt is over folks! I have found my winter coat. The problem started when my beloved red coat, nicknamed ‘red riding hood‘ started to fall to pieces at the end of last winter. It was properly on it last legs after nearly 5 years in service. Jolly well done I say to the old red coat and you don’t need to worry as I have given it a proper retirement. So the hunt for a replacement began and after much soul-searching (yes really) I found my new coat, the one coat. I normally stay as far away from parka as they are not my normal style preference and it would be something that I’d never seriously consider in owning – let alone wearing in a million years, what brought the change of heart? I think the change of heart was me. I’m tired of being cold in winter, I’m tired of being at a bus stop shivering like a madman all because I made the decision of not learning to drive and having a warm car waiting for me, I’m tired of not having a pocket (red riding hood didn’t have any pocket) and I’m tired of being rained on and not having a proper hood to protect myself. As I’m a year older from last winter (at this point I’m basically an old lady) I wanted to finally take charge and keep myself warm and protected this year from all the cold elements.

When I said after my soul searching I found the new coat, I mean it! I spent hours online and in store finding one that I liked. There was the disaster New look shopping trip (basically a girl thought I was mad for asking is they stock a parka without fur(*), she actually laugh in my face and walked away) and then Topshop not having the coat in my size (anywhere on online or in store).

(*) My one big requirement was there be no flux far, urgh! That’s such a big no no for me. I think having a flux fur on any coat look kind of tacky and too gangster for me.

Anyway when I was down at Bournemouth after my hot chocolate, I popped into the H&M store and there it was gleaming like a magical light in front of me. This waxed cotton parka had all my requirement – pockets, decent hood and will keep my warm.  Needless to say I brought it.  For the ootd (outfit of the day) post I teamed it with some combat trouser and a casual t-shirt.

So yay or nay on the coat?

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