Sunday, 31 August 2014

The last day of summer...with Protest boardwear!

Hey guys,

Yesterday we took a family day trip as its the last weekend before we go back to school and other things begin  to get in the way. So we travelled past Swansea to Carmarthen first for a few hours shopping. Its a lovely welsh town with everything you need from Topshop to BHS, as someone from South Wales I feel like a tourist up there as a lot of the locals speak fluent welsh. Then we drove on for another half an hour to Saundersfoot. Which is a beautiful little beach town with great shops near Tenby.

Top: Protest - Pony t-shirt *
Shorts: Protest - Beachshort *
Jacket: Miss Selfridge (old) 

Of course we couldn't go to the beach without stopping for an ice cream.
As a child (11-14) my family had a caravan in West Wales. Saundersfoot is very near where our caravan was and we used to spend many days on the beach here. Unlike where I holiday now (if you have been reading A Fashion Oddity a lot over the summer you will know a lot about these holidays) in Devon this area of West wales was all about the surf. The village we had our caravan in, called Broad Haven had a surf shop among the 4/5 small businesses in the tiny village which I went in regularly lusting over the likes of Animal and Roxy. I loved that even though I wasn't going to be a prof surfer anytime the clothes were actually pretty amazing, they did great bikinis, denim shorts and beach dresses. Whatever town you were in I would find loads of shops highly stocking in surf brands and once I would get back home to Cardiff I would never see the clothes in shop windows again. Brands like this often get forgotten about in the blogging world.
I recently found an amazing european surf brand called Protest. Protest is a great board wear brand from the Netherlands. Through the summer they specialise in surfing and beach wear then in the winter its all about the ski and snowboard wear but don't fret its a lot more than just practical clothes.

I also got this lovely t-shirt. Its the Sands t-shirt. I have worn this so much just with jeans and a matching hoodie. I love the colours and the slightly sheer fabric. I also love how the sleeves aren't a t-shirt sleeve but its not a vest top strap either.  The little Protest label in the bottom corner is a little touch that you don't get from many brands.

Excuse how creased these are but as you can see they have been well loved and used. The shorts a perfect as a more flattering version of board shorts and you can still wear them off the sand as they have lots of pockets however they are a little short for my liking. The top is such a soft good quality fabric with such a cute slogan (which didn't show up very well on camera) saying ' I've got sunshine on a cloudy day' I felt so summery wearing these. In regards to the fitting I am a U.K 8/10 and both tops I got in a XS and the shorts in a S. The tops fit beautifully (a lot better fit than most cheap t-shirts in my wardrobe).
As all the above pieces are from their summer collection these are all in the sale now so make sure you check them out and have a browse at the whole collection. I have always felt coral colours usually suit more tanned skin tones so these tangerine colours aren't something I'd normally wear but there is loads I have my eye on online.

I hope you have enjoyed this post ( was something a little bit new for me but I finally got some outfit posts I am proud off) let me know in the comments how are spending the end of summer.

Love Charlotte

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* This post isn't sponsored however I was kindly sent the products marked with a *  for consideration to review and all opinions are of course my own. ( bit of a surreal moment for me, having to write a little disclaimer for the first time)

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