Realising of course that it is Monday not Friday, I still had to post my favourite Pins from last week. The week got away from me completely, but I had a chance this past weekend to chill for a bit and scroll through Pinterest to pick out my weekly favorites. Great fashion inspiration from Veronika, Cara, Alexa, Miranda and Karlie, cool sunglasses and the need to escape all struck a chord with me. Short but sweet I hope you find some inspiration in my choices. Have a great week and thank you so much for commenting!
Even though the summer heat is upon us (its actually warm here year round but this time of the year it is particularly warm), great denim options are endless. Jeans are perfect for casual Fridays but for every other occasion when you want to wear denim but dread the thought of putting on jeans, these are a few great choices! I picked up the skirt already and love it (see my previous post featuring it in blue denim here) and cannot wait to add a few more pieces to my wardrobe. Which one is your favourite look? Thank you so much for your comments, Happy Wednesday!
Primark is an amazing place to shop in the UK if you have lots of time and a whole lot of patience! I never gave it a true shot as previously when I ventured into one it was so packed with people, I turned around and quickly escaped via the nearest exit! That was on Oxford Street so I should have expected throngs of people, but I still hesitated, until recently when I was back in the UK and a friend encouraged me to give it another go. The strategy is simple. Fill your carry bag with everything you may be interested in (don’t hold back), and cram your change room with as many pieces in their various sizes as humanly possible to save venturing back and forth to the racks for more. With a deadline of one hour I came out with this cute dress for £10 and some hair elastics (from the tempting bins at checkout). A simple black and white patterned skater style which I paired here with my Zara heels but it could easily be worn with flats too. My Urban Outfitter bag and favourite Ray Bans round out this simple look. Primani as my friends on island refer to it will definitely be a stop again on my next visit to the UK. What is your strategy for shopping Primark? Thank you so much for your comments and have a great week!
ps It was 90° when I shot these photos so speed, obviously not focus lol, was all I could think of as my makeup melted off. Apologies in advance for the extreme bokeh!
Pinterest continues to inspire me on a weekly basis and I seriously doubt this will ever change. It has positively turned into an escape for me where I can plunge myself into a totally different world of fashion, beauty, home, travel, food and cuteness. Although this is my weekly post on Friday, I have been a teeny bit distracted lately so today seemed the perfect day to steal away and focus on my favourites. Having just been to Florence (see post here), I loved the long black skirt and crop top street style captured in this amazing city. When it comes to rings, I am loving this particular pin and the combination of styles. A white tee look that is definitely an easy look to emulate will always make the grade and on the flip side a cute skirt and black tee make for an ideal casual look. One word…Zara…my favourite shop to spend time in when I am on the mainland. This Pin has some great tips for finding the best stuff at Zara and who does not love a good tip when it comes to shopping! Ditto for beauty products, lots of good ideas in this pin about how to save money on them. More shopping, gotta love it! Finally, speaking of cuteness, this past week I wasn’t feeling my usual self and as I scanned through Pinterest those cute little puppy dog eyes totally made me smile. Hope you find some inspiration in my favourites from Pinterest this week. Enjoy the rest of your weekend and have a wonderful week!
I ordered this Topshop denim skirt a while back online and can say that it has to be my favourite one when it comes to denim skirts I have owned. The soft denim is in a flattering a-line style that can be worn casual or as I have here, paired with heels. My shirt is also from Topshop in a cute dot pattern that just sweeps the waistline. I paired both with heels and a cute little bag I picked up when I was recently in Italy. I can picture it with a plain tee or tank top, flip-flops or booties just to name a few other options. Do you have a favourite denim skirt? Thanks for stopping by and for your comments, have a great week!
Seven days in a week just aren’t enough lately to accomplish everything I have on my list. Another week zips past! After my recent travels, work and studies have taken centre stage as I attempt to squeeze in time for posts, photos and weekly vlogs (news of these to come….). This has to be one of my “Seven” favourite posts as Pinterest continues to inspire me and take me away from the regular day-to-day. I never tire of looking at cool street style and classic denim looks. My three choices in these categories all captured my eye instantly as did my latest choice for a covet worthy handbag by Chloe. A great one piece swimsuit and a cute mini trailer reminded me of summer adventures, camping and long days on the beach. Finally, I have been in the market recently for a new pair of sunglasses and although pink sunnies may not be the color I go for, certainly the styles illustrated in one of my favourites this week would make the cut. Hope you have enjoyed my seven favourites this week, thank you so much for your comments and have an amazing weekend!
Beauty and Lifestyle are genres that I have been giving a lot of thought to lately. Healthy eating is something I struggle with as the temptation to eat things considered “unhealthy” is always there. I love chocolate and potato chips, could eat pain au chocolate every morning for breakfast and jump at the opportunity for greasy takeaway. Same when it comes to beauty. Lately I have been forcing myself to stay awake and remove all remnants of makeup, cleanse my skin and moisturize. In an effort to reevaluate my routine, I picked up Amelia Freer’s book “Eat. Nourish. Glow.” I am trying to read a chapter a night in an effort to make some changes to my current lifestyle when it comes to food etc. When I was on vacation recently I took travel sizes of la prairie’s Foaming Cleanser and loved the effect it had on my skin. A little pricey I know but you only need a teeny bit to get a nice foamy cleanse going. More recently I was chatting with a lady in a shop that sells skin care and makeup and she was shocked at the fact that I did not use an eye cream at night. I think her words were “you have got to be kidding me, you don’t put ANYTHING on your eyes before bed?” She made me feel as though I was doomed to have really crepey eyes. Her efforts to sell me several products were soon curbed by my question “If I need one product to add to my skin care regime, which one would have all the elements I currently lack in skin care?” she suggested the Elemis Pro Intense Eye and Lip Contour Cream. Sold. I left the store with a feeling of accomplishment having not succumbed to the urge to purchase 4 products in an attempt to turn my skin around overnight! What new books/products have you added to your beauty and lifestyle regime recently that you believe in? Thank you so much for your comments and have a great week!
Firenze was my final stop in Italy after almost a week of touring around Tuscany. Hopefully I have captured your interest with my recent travel posts (more fashion and beauty will follow I promise), as I wanted to share my experiences and would love it if they inspire you to visit Italy. Florence was the perfect choice for our last two nights there. We stayed at Hotel David and absolutely loved it. The staff were friendly, the rooms very clean and well maintained and every evening the free “Happy Hour” was very cool. We met tourists from other countries and had the chance to relax in a beautiful garden. From our hotel we were able to stroll into the centre each day we were there and take in all of the sites that we could before it was time to head back to London. The Ponte Vecchio and Piazza Della Signoria were buzzing with people. I had to pinch myself at some points to realize I was really in Firenze after everything I had heard and read about it. We dined in little cafes, shopped in the market (also in Zara as there are two on opposite sides of the street, how crazy is that?) and snapped photos galore, for which I apologize, but it was tough to choose only a few. My top, denim shorts, Adidas and cross body bag I purchased while in Montepulciano were perfect for touring the full day. Having only packed a carry-on for three weeks travel (read my post here) I managed throughout my journey in Italy knowing that soon, I would be at my next destination London, where shopping was definitely on my list of things to do! Thanks for following along while I took you through my travels through Tuscany and for your comments as well. Happy Monday!
My seven favourite pins this week are a quick break from the onslaught of Tuscany posts I have been putting up lately. Thought it would be cool to switch it back to my regular Friday post and then finish off my Italy posts on Monday! Travel has taken centre stage on my blog these past few weeks but I plan to mix it up a bit more shortly so thanks for continuing to follow along. This week my favourites focus on fashion for sure. A gorgeous Valentino look and cute Paris window shopping scene caught my eye instantly. I loved my time in Paris and anything from Valentino would be a dream come true. Shoes of course made the grade and the ones I chose this week are perfect neutral, block heeled sandals. Love them! The book cover may seem a bit out of place but I am definitely adding this one to my list having read their first book on Paris Street Style, it is one of my favourites (check out my post here). Finally, a comfy casual look with cool sunnies and of course my Pin (definitely biased on this one), which is one of my favourite pics of me from my time in Tuscany. Hope you gain some inspiration from my seven choices this week. Thanks for following along and for taking the time to comment. Have a wonderful weekend!
Our last day near Sienna before making the drive to Florence, was spent in the beautiful Chianti region. Radda was our first stop and we absolutely fell in love with this quaint little village. After strolling the streets and chatting with the locals we got back in our car and headed to Greve. We did not spend a lot of time in Greve but we still enjoyed our visit nonetheless. We visited a small market and had a quick stroll through town before we headed off to our next destination, Volterra. Volterra was absolutely stunning. The drive up was amazing and at an altitude of 1,742 feet the views were incredible! We took our time and stopped for photos along the way. Again we strolled the streets taking in the sights and sounds, dined on pizza in the piazza, and of course consumed more gelato. All the places we visited before our last stop in Florence were steeped in history, had breathtaking views and something different to share. The people we encountered were lovely, the food awesome and I would highly recommend a visit to each and every one of them. My last photo above captures what sitting at an altitude of 1,742 feet does to your hair. I realized when sorting through my photos that I did not capture any of me specifically. In these instances I don’t mind as what I was wearing was nowhere near as important as what I experienced and captured with my camera this particular day. I hope you have enjoyed my little tour of these three lovely villages, and thank you so much for your comments!
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