It’s almost September which means back to school. The phrase “Back to school” never meant anything to me before, until now. I’m a first time mom and I’ve gone through all the different emotions with having a child. I’ve cried, yelled, laughed, loved and hugged like never before. When you feel like you’re getting the hang of this “Mom thing” it all changes again. So here we are starting school, and with a whole new set of feelings. Now my baby is growing up with new challenges and new successes and I am so thankful to be a part of it all.
School for me was exciting. Maybe it was because I was always the ‘new girl’. We moved a lot as a family, with my father’s work we had to move. I was never in the same school for more than 2 years. So change was something I became accustomed to and craved. If we were in a house long enough my sister and I would always ask when we were moving again! We loved it! It wasn’t always easy being the ‘new girl’ and it came with a fare bit of bullying, but it made me stronger and built something within me which I could never replace. I now have no fear of new situations, or meeting new people, or starting new things. I say that’s down all down to being the ‘new girl’.
Superdry logo denim jacket HERE , Superdry denim jeans HERE
Matty is almost 5 and with many years of school in front of him, I wanted to write him a letter which he can look back on when he is older.
For this back to school blog post I collaborated Superdry. A brand which is new to my wardrobe! I’ve always been a sucker for a pop of color and their line this season has just that. What a cool and comfy way to start off the school year!
With summer in full force I shouldnt be thinking about autumn just yet, but I am!
I’ve been starting to collect some new pieces for my wardrobe that will help me transition into the cooler season. My top choice for the next coming months is the oversized shirt! I first saw this utilitarian shirt by Ghospell when I went to visit their sister brand Sister Jane off the lovely Portobello Road for their new season showcase! I instantly fell in love with this shirt and had to take it home with me.
The oversized shirt works in so many ways. Wear it with everything, even over a maxi dress or tucked into a pair of mom jeans. You can even wear it open with a silk tunic underneath or tied in the front. Now can you see why this is such a great transition piece?!
I chose to wear my new Ghospell shirt with my favorite vintage Levis 501 shorts (which were actually jeans, until I took the scissors to them) and my much loved Beret.
If you follow me on Instagram then you would have seen my new baby. Have you guessed yet?? Its my new/old vintage Chanel bag. I found it in a designer consignment store, and was over-the-moon! The condition is pretty worn on the inside but that didnt stop myself from making the leap and buying this baby! It will be hard for me to not want to wear it with every outfit. I also found a pink vintage Dior bag and a Chanel Scarf. Let me know if you would like me to do a post on my vintage designer finds?
Today my parents and I took Matty to a little farm in the countryside not far from where we live. It was so cute for him to see up close chickens, pigs, goats , a tortoise named Victor and all sorts of animals and birds! He loved it, I on the other hand.. well let’s just say I spent most my time taking cover – running from wandering uncaged chickens and huge birds which all seemed to be targeting me. No joke, I did everything to avoid them, and yet they were horrifyingly underfoot with their beady eyes and feathers. I took hold of the stroller and used it as a shield hiding behind it for protection. Matty asked to use the bathroom, a simple request, however as we got close to the WC I saw a MASSIVE peacock in front of the restroom making it impossible to pass, as if it was guarding the door. Drenching from a cold sweat I went on a search for an employee who eventually had to shoo the huge bird away so we could safety use the loo. Matty found it hysterical, I’m not sure if it was the bird or my reaction which amused him more.
Once we made it past the projectile spitting alpacas, the pig enclosure, and the goats, we found ourselves surrounded by pure bliss. No large animals in sight only several connecting quiet lakes covered in Lilly pads and edged with Weeping Willows.We took a long walk around the lakes finishing off at a small playground for Matty. The walk in fresh air made us hungry and we left to search for a country pub. We found a great one and It was love at first sight and the fact that it served the best Nachos I’ve ever had was a big plus!
Back home now and in my Pj’s with a satisfied happy little boy by my side, and this city girl is gradually making room for the country life!
When I saw this dress online It was love at first sight, I just had to have it! I don’t usually wear prints outside of the usual polka-dots, stripes and of course cherries. So citrus was perfect to add to the collection. The ‘Midi’ is also a new thing for me. I’m usually a mini dress kind of girl, but since I recently bought that simple black midi dress from Amazon Find I’ve found myself wanting more! If your a mini kind of girl (like me) then I recommend jumping into the Midi and giving it a go. Who knows you maybe be transformed 😉
I’m wearing this dress casually around the house and barefoot was on the cards for the afternoon! I also tried it with a gold chain belt (seen above) which I adore! This dress would look great styled with some strappy heeled sandals and a little straw bag dontcha think!
A pop of red has to be my fave! Recently I picked up this skirt from & Other Stories. I was quickly sold by its floaty mid length, side slit, and buttons! I wore it with my ‘new in the wardrobe’ silk top by Anthropolgie (which I’m currently obsessed with btw). This skirt would also be ideal worn with a band tee or a tied white blouse. Stick on a bunch of gold, add a straw bag ta daa – Outfit Goals.
I don’t usually talk about my makeup, but recently I was given some items from Nars , with products to try from their collaboration with Erdem. For my lips I used the Poison Rose Lip powder pallet . I fell in love at first try!! All the colors in the pallet are so beautiful! Highlighter and foundation are also Nars, I’ve linked everything for you below!