Wednesday, 17 October 2018

The happiest place - Style post

Hey Guys,

So Summer is well and truly over. This years summer was a weird one uni finished in May and that was it,  I'm an adult now so no more 'summer holidays' when you and all your friends are off school / college / uni together for the same time. 

This summer as a nation was a great time between the world cup, watch love island every night and we had a heat wave so strong I'd get sunburnt just going to the supermarket. This was all before the official 'summer holidays' began. 

It wasn't until I moved back home, started catching up with old friends who asked 'oh what did you get up to this summer' that |I realised I had nothing to tell no festival, no family holiday, no exciting weekend away with friends. This was the first year I missed out on the family caravan holiday to work which the holiday itself isn't the most exciting trip in the world yet that hit me that this is adult life now and I'm just gonna get 4 weeks holiday leave a year no endless weeks to do nothing at summer. 

Dress - Mango
Jacket - Primark

However in some ways it's been the best summer ever. The months still feeling like a student living between the beach in the heatwave and the clubs in Falmouth with some of the best friends I was lucky enough to make at uni, falling even more in love with Cornwall and a certain boy.  
I still kind of got what felt like a holiday when I recently took a trip back to Cornwall to visit my boyfriend. 
St. Ives is one of my favourite places and it was just the happiest week with the best person. 

Summer is well and truly over but now it's my favourite time of year, autumn is getting colder but its still pretty mild. The leaves are changing, its getting darker and I can live in jumpers again but this week in Cornwall was the best kind of transitional dressing, not full on winter coats and jumpers but early Autumn dressing, tights are back, ankle boots and updating the typically spring floral dress for darker colours and a more seventies print like this one from Mango. My new ankle boots for this season are perfect, because they are comfy every day black boots but are suede western style. Basically my dream combo the 70's inspired print (I talked in my last post about my current love for all things 70's) teamed with western style boots!

Are you just as excited as me for Autumn?

Love Charlotte

Friday, 5 October 2018

Young Donna - Style Post

Hey Guys,

Can you believe after living in Cornwall for three years it's only now I visited the Eden Project? And boy have I been missing out!
Last week I took the best visit back down to Cornwall to stay with my boyfriend and on the Saturday we took the trip to Proud Eden, which was a really cool after hours event. We got there at around 6, which is when it normally closes to had the rainforest gardens pretty much to ourselves. Then we just chilled, got pizza, cider and enjoyed some of the live music, comedy and poetry going on around the site. 

This new season I have been only interested in the huge seventies trend just lusting over all the autumnal 70's colours and pieces across the high street right now. 

I fell for this denim jumpsuit around a month ago in store in New Look and regretted not buying it so I ordered it online in time for my trip. 
What I have mainly been excited for, is the super Mamma Mia vibes. As most people know I was a little bit obsessed with that film this summer, I saw it a ridiculous three times in cinema and still want to see it again. 

Top : Primark
Jumpsuit : New Look*
Boots : River Island / Sale
Jacket : Primark

Along with it being the most enjoyable fun watch ever? We just need to talk about the outfits, mainly those in all of the flashback scenes with young Donna (Lily James) which were set in the 70s. The mix of the garish seventies abba- esque stage costumes with all the outfits Donna wears when she first arrives in Greece all resulted in my new aim with every piece I buy being something Young Donna could have worn. In my head at least, this jumpsuit perfectly fits this brief, I just styled it a little bit more 'me' with the black western boots and a leather jacket.

 What a perfect back drop for any outfit picture is the Eden Project.

Love Charlotte