summer cider | west pier at sunset | walk by the river | rings from Topshop & H&M | lavender | arm candy |
BBQ at the beach | street art | summer.
This week I've been a busy bee as usual, the weather has been hit and miss so I've been trying to make the most of what sun we've had! Drinking cider with Scott, my boyfriend, walking around Steyning yesterday by the river and enjoying a BBQ on the beach with my friends and colleagues from Schuh!
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So the weathers been doing a lot of crazy things lately, from sunshine to lightning its hard to dress for this weather! Its muggy, warm and raining where I 'am on the coast of England so here's my outfit answer.
I'm wearing my trusty tartan shirt I've had since my 18th birthday it's a classic and timeless piece and well worth an investment if you haven't already got one.
I've paired the tartan shirt with my new black pinafore playsuit, another Topshop garment, a sale steal at £15. I've been looking for a pinafore for a while and I'm really happy with this one I'm looking forward to teaming it with tights and jumpers in the winter, that's the great thing about pinafores, endless options.
The rings are my most recent purchase. H&M bargain of £3.99 for a pack of 5, that include 2 matte gold and 3 gold I love them!

Have you got any styling tips for this strange weather?






Here's something different than my normal posts, and its about one of my favourite things.. nail art. Now if your like me and like to keep your nails short that doesn't mean they have to be boring! Hell no! So every fortnight I'm going to be uploading nail art that I'm experimenting and loving.
So dip-dye and ombre are so on trend and I recently brought these two nail varnishes and without realising I think they compliment each other. As photographed above the base colour is Barry M- 341 Cappuccino, I've had my eye on this for a while, I like the purple chocolate hue. I did 2 coats of the Cappuccino and let it dry (excuse the messy painting, I'm a brutal nail painter).
Then using a sponge for a textured and controlled layer I used Topshop's Aurora, a beautiful golden colour that in light reflects and resembles a oil, rainbow puddle.
Just gently with the sponge I tapped the area I wanted decorating and as simple as that I created an ombre style nail! I cant wait to try this look with different colour, glitter and textures.
I stuck to just one nail for a simple, minimal look but you can use whatever varnishes you want and do every nail or even every other! completely upto you.
How do you style your ombre nails?




So exactly a month today me and my boyfriend Scott jetted off to Tunisia, Africa for our first official couples holiday! We stayed at Eden Star in Zarzis, Djerba. The beautiful all inclusive package included a private beach and lovely cocktails! We had such a great time and I'd advise anyone to visit Tunisia if you get the chance. A week in paradise, we rode camels, had a Turkish bath (steam, exfoliate, shower and full body massage),saw some of the local culture and chilled in the heat for one week.

So here are some images of our holiday including the 'dancing horse' which we were amazed by! Whilst lazing round the pool we were called by the hotel team to walk to the beach. A Tunisian band greeted us on the beach with music and a beautiful horse. We then looked on as the horse danced to the music and the family performed tricks on the dancing horse, throwing swords and hand stands. An amazing experience, the horse even bowed at the end!

All in all a perfect week in paradise! The weathers been nearly as nice here the past couple of weeks! I hope your all enjoying the heat & your summer!








So today I met some old college friends, it was a sweet little reunion, we went for a walk down Worthing and sat by the pier enjoying ice creams! Another beautiful day, it was great to be in the heat!! I brought my camera along to snap some of the beautiful south coast.

We came across a wee flea shop our travels and we nipped in for a look. They had some great vintage pieces, the stamps and coins were really sweet and some of the artwork was very cutesy and kitsch!

All in all it was a lovely day catching up and some naughty shopping! if you ever get the chance to visit Worthing you should its a beautiful town and often forgotten with bigger, better Brighton on the other end of the coast, but its just as pretty :)










This is my most current accessories haul! Another first for my blog! These are my latest beloved accessories, most of these I brought for my holiday to Tunisia and other just as a little treat! I cant wait to pair the Urban outfitters sandals and the frilly black Topshop socks! I think my favourite are the round 1960's style sunnies from Topshop a huge trend this Spring/Summer. I also love the leather necklace from H&M, this was a great sale find, it looks great on!

The Pandora ring has great sentimental value to me, Ive been looking for my final 21st present since forever, well December but ya know! I've admired these style rings for a while and its Turquoise, my birthstone for only £40 its the perfect late birthday present! something to remember my 21st by! 

You've probably seen some of the pieces in my previous post, my style diary from holiday! what's your favourite summer accessory? Hope you've enjoyed my first haul... many more to come (great excuse to shop!) :)