The August Edit

Happy September peeps! I’m feeling a strange mix of emotions – I’m partly sad, partly happy, partly blissfully unaware that summer has essentially come to an end. Firstly, I’m sad because oh my god, talk about a blogging dry spell! I’m going to blame work, stress, a series of mini trips and a horrible cold that felt like a deathly illness for my lack of blogging, even though deep down I know have no one or nothing to blame other than yours truly… but hey, this blogger ain’t going anywhere. Which has to do with one of the reasons as to why I’m feeling pretty chuffed – my blog has had a name change and facelift! I’d been wanting to swank things up for ages and finally found the right company to do it (thank you Pipdig!) – there’s still work to do but the main change is done, which I’m so happy about.

Finally, I’m somehow still in summer mode, which is probably because the weather in London finally improved after an overall very average summer. You’ll be able to see from the pictures below that there hasn’t been a huge amount of skin on show on my part, as I’ve just been too. Damn. Cold.

And because it’s been so long since I’ve posted, I thought I might as well do what used to be one of my favourite sections on my blog, a Monday to Friday/Weekly/Monthly Edit with my most recent Instagram ootd’s. I have cheated a little bit and included the last weekend of July, when my boyfriend and I went to the peaceful seaside town of Bognor Regis to visit my friend and her restaurant…

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July 30th (Saturday): AX Paris dress (new) / Ted Baker scarf (new) / Oasis cardigan (new) / Hobbs belt / Bershka shoes / Primark bag (new) / All Saints bracelet (bought at a sample sale)

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July 31st (Sunday): Silvian Heach jacket (new) / ASOS t-shirt (new) / Boohoo jeans (new) / Parfois earrings / Skinny Dip London bag (new) / Bershka shoes / Ring, from Hong Kong

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August 3rd (Wednesday): Primark dress (seen here!) / New Look jacket (oldie seen here) / Gogo Philip earrings (oldies) / Clarks shoes

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August 7th (Sunday): Cubic Top (new – sample from their upcoming A/W’16 collection) / H&M necklace (oldie) / Boohoo jeans / Accessorize bag (new) / Stradivarius trainers (new) / Forever 21 ring (oldie) / Slim bracelet, gift / All Saints bracelet

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August 12th (Friday): ASOS duster mac (bought in December 2015, not worn till SS’16!) / Top, gift / Primark skirt (newish) / NW3 bag / Clarks shoes

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August 13th (Saturday): Oasis coordinating blazer and trousers (new) / Ted Baker t-shirt (newish) / Swarovski earrings / All Saints bracelet / Clarks shoes

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August 14th (Sunday): ASOS duster mac / H&M dress (hand-me-down from a friend!) / NW3 bag / Clarks shoes

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August 19th (Friday): ASOS duster mac / ASOS shirt (new) / Zara jeans (new) / Kate Spade bag (new) / Topshop shoes / H&M umbrella

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August 20th (Saturday): ASOS duster mac / River Island blouse / Oasis trousers / Kate Spade bag / Topshop shoes

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August 21st (Sunday): H&M shirt (new) / Oasis trousers / Gogo Philip earrings / Kate Spade bag / Topshop shoes

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August 22nd (Monday): ASOS shirt / Zara jeans / Kate Spade bag / Topshop shoes

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August 28th (Sunday): Silvian Heach jacket / Topshop top (new) / Boohoo jeans / ASOS choker (new) / Zara bag (new) / New Look trainers (new)

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August 29th (Monday): ASOS duster mac / Topshop top (new) / Boohoo jeans / Maya Vergel necklace / Primark ring (oldie) / Accessorize bag / Zara shoes (new)

I’ve missed blogging but at least I’ve had a lot of lovely trips the past month. As well as Bognor Regis at the end of July, I went on a family trip to Malmö, Sweden from the 11th to 14th of August and returned to the beautiful Edinburgh for its iconic Fringe Festival from the 19th to 22nd of last month. They were short but fantastic trips, I would especially love to write up something about the Scottish capital as it’s once again stolen my heart.

I can also say it’s been a summer of reckless shopping. There are so many things I want to show you, so many things I want to bang on about how much I love. Yes, it’s been a summer of too much shopping – but I really do feel like I’ve added some ‘wear forever’ pieces to my life and wardrobe. Also, are you surprised by the lack of dresses and skirt and shocking abundance of jeans and trainers? I wouldn’t say my style has changed, I’ve simply opened up to new things. At heart, I’m still a dress girl.

I can’t say look out for another post soon (nowadays it’s just too hard for me to know when I’ll get on it again) but I hope I get back into the swing of blogging, as I’ve got so many posts ready and pretty things to share. In the meantime, this little post serves as the perfect kind of summary and preview of what has been and what’s about to come! Make the most of what’s left of the summer peeps, regardless of the weather!

xxx

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