Dear Elgin Avenue readers,
A very Happy Tuesday to you all,
This weekend I managed to wrangle a full two days back home with my nearest and dearest - such a treat! Living in London is a dream, however a city is a city and sometimes a good dose of countryside is just what you need to dilute the hustle&bustle!
In amongst seeing my beau, family, friends and puppy (I'm in denial - Barney is actually two!) I
successfully burnt my legs in a manner which resembles pinky-toned atlas's, consumed many a pub lunch and BBQ and just generally laughed and chatted til my sides ached. It.was.perfect.
Orange T: Twist&Tango (THE comfiest T-Shirt ever!) - thank you Good Results PR! Trousers: American Apparel via the boyfriend shhh!, Bejewelled Sandals: River Island, Bag: Gift from my beau, Jewellery: Collection from Menorca, Silver Hoops: Claire's Accessories
My fail-safe attire for warm Summer days (when we have them!) tends to involve a light weight dress, however, like the true grown up that I am I took the opportunity of the UK heat to participate in a water-fight, or rather four. Summer dresses truly soaked, I rustled through my beau's wardrobe to unearth a borrow-able item - et voila! I found these fab cotton chinos with pinstripe detailing. Now if I am honest I have wanted to steal these American Apparel beauts since my beau first bought them on our travels in the States, however like the good thief that I am, I bode my time until the opportune moment came! I promised to give them back. Thieves are very honest arn't they ; )?!
TIP: The flowers in my hands were for some new friends' of the beau and I, Tesco's has some gorgeous (and reasonable!) flowers, however the packaging tends to leave a lot to be desired, SO, with a little baking paper and plain string we consolidated two bunches in to a rustic-esque bouquet! Nifty : )!!
Style NB: A turn up at the ankle of slightly baggy trousers does wanders for making a boyfriend-y look seem more elegant. See my article for Marie Claire with Jessica Alba doing just that! Also French women always seem to wear the most perfect combo of boyfriend jeans + ballet flats; if the French babes are doing it, then Lord only knows we should be doing it too!!
Other bits and pieces which made me smile:
1. The view over the lake in my beau's home town/village. The local pub's garden spills out on to the lake's edges, the most beautiful way to spend an evening's drink.
2 & 3: The way pure sunshine hits flowers and leaves is magical.
4: My gorgeous new bag given to me my my beau, a steal he found in a local Charity shop!! I am in L-O-V-E!
And so my lovely readers, my legs recovering slightly (moisturiser is my NBFF!), my limbs a little weary from water bombs but my mind more rested, I must now turn my attentions to my impending Fash Pack dissertation proposal - I know - a tad frightening!!
Have a super Tuesday all, and enjoy what ever it may be that you are up to!