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I've really wanted to visit a big country park about eight miles from our town for the last week or so, while we've had good weather. We had planned to yesterday, but Andy's (the boyfriend behind the blog pictures!) Dad and brother ended up coming for a visit, so we went to grab a bite to eat and then had a walk around the city and made the most of the sunshine. We went to take my pictures in a little green park area behind our apartment, but by the time we started taking some decent pictures it was getting dark. We're going to try and get to Bradgate Park next week - there are wild deer wandering around and lots of greenery to get lost in, just how I like it!

This was our first outing with the new DSLR and I think it went reasonably well. We're still not entirely sure how to work all the features and buttons, but I'm hopeful that we'll get better with it as we use it more.

I got these shorts from Topshop last month and this is the first time I've had them on. I was inspired by somebody on Chictopia to give floral shorts a try and I have to say that I am fully on board. They're as cute as a skirt, but you can move around freely without the fear of flashing - always a bonus in my opinion! The little demin vest was something I actually bought while we were out, and I liked it so much that I put it on over my outfit straight away.I've been hunting around for one for ages and I'm already picturing it over little floral tea dresses and with khaki shorts. It's one of those versatile things that you can put with anything. My little bird earrings were another spur of the moment purchase but they were too cute to resist! I love bird inspired anything and everything - clothes, shoes, jewellery, you name it.

On another note, we went to see Killers yesterday which is a really good, lighthearted movie with a funny plot. I recommend it if you're looking for a few laughs and nothing too serious! Now I am off to watch yet another World Cup match (sense my enthusiasm...) and be lazy.

Catch you all soon. xo

Top: Topshop, Denim Vest: Topshop, Floral Shorts: Topshop, Earrings: Topshop, Sandals: Miss Selfridge

69 comments :

  1. This outfit is great! I love your earrings. So cute! ♥

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  2. you look adorable! love the outfit. especially the skirt :D

    Love,
    vintage-birdy.blogspot.com
    {no, it's not about birds}

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  3. Great outfit...great style! Lovely shorts!

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  4. wow, you can definitely tell it's DSLR, great quality! lovely shorts too :)

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  5. cute outfit...I've been dyyying to get a denim vest lately!! yours is cute <3

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  6. Wow! that shorts are fabulous!! a really nice outfit :)
    xx

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  7. Great blog!! :) Thanks for stopping by mine! I love your style and this outfit in particular. Huge fan of the floral shorts and denim vest :)
    I'll be stopping by from now on !
    k

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  8. oooo I miss topshop so much! I really really like your shorts and earrings, too bad we don't have it in italy (fortunately next year I'm staying 4 months in Paris btw) :)

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  9. You look so chic and cute, I adore the shorts.

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  10. Ah, you'll get a time!
    I love DSLRs, I can't wait for nice weather to take pictures in ^^

    http://toruu-tania.blogspot.com/

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  11. thank you so much for the lovely comment, it was so sweet! :)
    you are stunning! these are beautiful :)
    i might just follow you :P
    Olivia x
    www.something-like-roses.blogspot.com

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  12. Love the earrings, so cute!
    The denim vest goes really well with the rest of the outfit. I agree, they're so versatile, I'm on the look-out for one for myself at the moment!

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  13. The earrings are beautiful!
    x

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  14. Thanks for the comment:)

    Love the floral outfit:)

    hope you're following

    http://thebrunetteworld.blogspot.com/

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  15. i love your outfit the jean vest adds so much character! and the pictures are so good


    Anna Katrina
    http://passportglamour.blogspot.com

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  16. Lovely blog! Thank you for your very kind comment but don't use the traducer un understand a bit the english :p
    Good night

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  17. Fantastic jean vest! Looking gorgeous, girl.

    xx,
    Anna Jane

    www.seejaneworkplaylive.blogspot.com

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  18. love your blog, glad I found you :)

    xo Lynz

    http://fromskirtstoskillets.blogspot.com

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  19. Love your outfit! :)

    Check out my blog for a great discount at motelrocks.com :)

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  20. oh my lord, your shorts are just too damn cute!!

    xoxo, Ashley

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  21. wow!!! you're so pretty!!! i love this ensemble and how you matched the denim with the florals!! very stylish!! :D

    you saw the killers yesterday?! how cool is that! :D

    sybil
    Animated Confessions

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  22. This skirt is so adorable!! And I love those earrings.

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  23. I LOVE those adorable shorts and darling earrings -- pretty and just a bit whimsical. You look great!
    Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and for your sweet comment! Yours is fab; I can't wait for more.
    xo Josie
    http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

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  24. How insane are those earrings? They're just sooooo cute!
    Great blog you have ;-)

    X

    http://rendez-fou.blogspot.com

    HTTP://RENDEZ-FOU.BLOGSPOT.COM

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  25. The bird earrings are beautiful :)

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  26. those shorts are adorable! the vest added a nice touch to this cute little ensemble!

    http://ciaobellablog13.blogspot.com/

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  27. What beautiful shots and those earrings are to die for.

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  28. LOVE the shorts - especially with the vest! Great look :)

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  29. thank you for your sweet comment!

    gorgeous pictures ♥


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  30. those floral shorts! they're exactly what i've been looking for, lucky you <3

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  31. Nice!
    Happy weekend babe!
    xxx

    http://gypsy-diaries.blogspot.com/
    http://gypsy-photography.blogspot.com/

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  32. thanks so much for your lovely comment!! you´re sense of style is great, í will be following you :)

    love from Portugal
    mirandastyleatbreakfast.blogspot.com

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  33. Such a lovely look! Those earrings are so dang cute!

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  34. Loovvve your outfit! Great blog; happy I found you!

    xxMK
    Delightful Bitefuls

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  35. hello honey!
    I just love your outfit! and congrats on the new dslr camera, I recently got mine and feel that they do make a huuuge difference. I just love your shorts! That is exactly what I was looking for this past weekend. Your whole outfit is almost topshop, I love topshop but there is no topshop here in cali! and I am extremely picky with the "fit" on my clothes so I try not to shop online for clothing because I will end up returning it! it's such a hassle.
    well! you look great, and that denim vest is the perfect summer cover up!
    have a great weekend!
    ari

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  37. Love the outfit!:)xxx
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  38. super cute outfit, and those earrings are absolutely adorable!!(: great pictures dear, you are beautiful

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  39. Gosh I love this outfit and the earrings a so adorable :]

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  40. Awesome clothes, awesome blog, I love the shorts i'll definitely be visiting soon again http://www.fashionablenotebook.blogspot.com

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  41. Wow, this outfit really is awesome! I agree with you about the floral shorts XD. Ohhh and I love your hair, so shiny!

    Thankyou so much for your comment on my blog- I really, really apperciate it! I'm following you <3

    Emilie xxx

    fromahappieangle.blogspot.com

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  42. Those are adorable shorts. I'm so tempted to find my own. When I was 7 I had like 10 pairs of floral. Who knew they'd come back in style!

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  43. I've always wanted to wear floral shorts, they look great on you! your earrings are so cute

    xx

    www.anadorablecliche.blogspot.com

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  44. I love your style so so much :)

    check out and possibly follow my blog?
    www.toplaydressup.blogspot.com

    -Emily.
    xxx

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  45. oh you got a new dslr? what kind? i'm still figuring out my new dslr too. it's nice to see that other bloggers are in the same boat! :)

    i think your photos are lovely.

    http://cherylclarke.blogspot.com

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  46. Thank you for your very kind comment!!!

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  47. I want some floral shorts so badly! I'm to the point where I'll probably just make my own. I love your blog, I'm definitely following!

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  48. cute as shorts!! beautiful earrings too xx

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  49. those earring!!! wowee so cute, x

    http://guccilily.blogspot.com/

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  50. New SLR working well!

    Oh & I am hosting my first giveaway! Some amazing headpieces!
    GIVEAWAY
    - Adèle
    moltocuriosa.com ♥

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  51. I just discovered your blog and I really love your style! It's amazing!

    xx fesi-fashion

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  52. those floral shorts are too cute!! Love them!

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  53. I have a huge crush on your earrings! and bangin' bangs:)

    xoxo merissa
    merbri.blogspot.com

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  54. Love your shoes ! :)

    This kind of sandals don't fit me at all . Depression ! ;)

    Ps : Sorry for My English . I'm belgian.

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  55. I LOVE your shorts, they are so classic.
    Thanks so much for taking the time to comment on my blog
    <3
    The Treasure Trove

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  56. I like all the images and the outfit. But i must admit that ur hair lo0ks amazing! soooo shinYYY & smooth.

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  57. oh my goodness how i love those shorts and that vest. You have fantastic style and so many great things in your closet it looks like!

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  58. Shorts are amazing! And I am incredibly envious of your lovely shiny hair xx

    Siobhan

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  59. Love your style! And those earrings!<3

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