According the calender Summer doesn’t start until June 21st, but it feels so much like we skipped Spring and went straight to Summer.
Scarves, Hats, and Winter coats and now in storage or at the back of the wardrobe. I’m having to accept that Jumpers probably need to join them, though I feel the minute I pack them away we will probably be hit with a cold spell.
I’m excited for all the spring clothes that can get integrated back into the wardrobe. I love the season change, partially because it means rediscovering a part of your wardrobe that was packed away over six months ago.
Those dresses that have been hidden in a suitcase under the bed, and the culottes shorts which are prefect on a hot summer day. Those thin boyfriend style cardigans everyone has from New Look, and the maxi dresses that will need a denim jacket to prevent hypothermia until Summer actually arrives.
Mac style coats.
That light layer, that is completely timeless and smartens up even the most basic jeans and tee shirt.
Mac are to my Spring/Summer, what Berets are to my Autumn/Winter.
Eternally grateful to friends like Sally who are actually happy to take photos of me.
Summer is hot. Summer is sweaty. And chub rub is real. So, to make life more bearable in when it warms up I live it culottes. I love how flowy and comfy they are and also how easy to style and cool they look.
These particular black culottes are from New Look via ASOS and I think they work perfectly for a casual day with the girls or smartened up for a more formal work environment.
For this lazy Saturday spent shopping with the girls, I decided to pair the culottes with an old Topshop crop top and my uber comfy New Balance trainers.
And you can still jump around like an idiot in them.
So, don’t be surprised if you see me living in culottes until the weather decides to behave itself and cool down a little.
I have had a really horrible summer. Going through a break up, especially when you had no idea it was coming, is not fun at all. But when I was feeling low and ugly crying who was there…the most amazing females I know.
You know you have a great blogging partner and friend when you can turn up to her house and just cry for a few hours. That is what Emily is to me. This woman works in another city, has to commute every day and has her own life stuff going but when I was in need she made herself completely available to me. She was a shoulder for me to cry on, she was an amazing advice giver and a great distracter and I would have struggled so much these last few weeks without her there. I’m half hoping she gets dumped soon so I can make it up to her (I don’t really just trust me she’ll find that funny).
Let’s not forget the best friend a girl can have, our mums. When you’re only single figures old she’s your absolute world, then as your grow up she seems like the devil and it’s not until your high teens that you realise she’s just a girl like you but she knows you better than she knows herself. Now, I will argue that my mum is the best in the world and after my break up she really was, she let me be sad but that didn’t stop her telling me some much needed home truths. I am so glad to have that wonderful woman in my life helping to guide me through the best and worst of times, I hope I’m half as good at being a mum as she is.
Us girls have this horrible habit of wanting to tear each other down for the most trivial of things, usually because of some stupid boy. Yet when something goes wrong those same girls are the ones we go running to because only they can understand and support us the way we need. So, I am taking an oath, as someone who recently really leaned on the fabulous females in her life, to try every day to only raise women up and support girls in whatever they choose to do. We need each other more than we care to admit and I would like to my bit to end girl hate.
Anyway that was just a little thought that’s been going around my head for these last few weeks. Make sure you show your girl friends or anyone who means anything to you that you appreciate them and tell them often.
One of the absolute joys of working in a school is, of course, the enviable holidays we get. Not only did we get a nice week off, but the weather was completely on point. I took the opportunity to go on a few little adventures during the week and ended with a little sunburn. So here are a few snaps from my fun in the Cornish sun.
First up was the Monkey Sanctuary near Looe with my Mum and little 3 year old nephew. We had a wonder around the beautiful grounds and a look at some of the cheekiest monkeys that they have rescued. And for the price of admission you can go as many times as you want for the next year…bonus.
Next order of business was a dog walk at Seaton beach in the late afternoon. The cool sea air was a god send considering how hot and stuff the days were.
And in case you needed any more proof that the weather was beautiful, my sunburnt back, legs, arms and chest are proof enough. This is why I shouldn’t be allowed out in the sun without proper supervision.
Hope you all had a wonderful time in whatever of the weather you got to enjoy and that you were a little bit more sensible than me. I’d love to know if you have recommendations of place to go or things to do in the South West.
Thanks for reading. Speak soon – Sally 🙂
A little bit of a throw back for you today. A few weekends ago it was the #PlymouthBloggerMeet, arranged by the delightful Ellie (littleelliemae.co.uk). The event was held at The Orangery at Mount Edgecumbe on a beautiful May Saturday. Emily and I arrived a little early and decided to take some pictures in the gorgeous surroundings of Mount Edgecumbe. And here’s the fun we had.
In case you were wondering about my outfit:
Top: New Look (old)
Shoes: Vans Sk8 Hi
The Gods could not have been more on our side with the weather, we could not have asked for better.