we've got some catching up to do...

Hello again! Remember me? I used to post pictures here fairly often, but it's been a while. So the reason for this is that I have had some weird illness for the past few weeks now that the doctors couldn't really explain to me. The glands in one side of my neck swelled up to the point that I resembled some sort of rodent storing food reserves or something and I kind of assumed you guys wouldn't want to see pictures of that. Hence the lack of posting! However, they have shrank back down to a respectable size now, so my posts are going to be much more regular.

Aside from lying in bed with all my favourite magazines and packets of digestive biscuits, I've been sitting my exams lately - always a whale of a time. I finished school last week and am a bit giddy at the thought of the three month stretch of long, lazy days and warm weather that is ahead of me. If you're from England, like me, you'll know that the part about the weather is both extremely improbable and a little deluded, but I can hope!

Here are a few pictures from Friday, which was probably the first day I was properly out and about since I got sick. We didn't do anything particularly special, just grabbed some lunch and wandered around the stores. It was pretty sunny, so everybody was out and it was very crowded. The flowery dress is something which my lovely father bought me when he visited a few weeks ago and it's pretty much my ideal summer dress - pretty and floral with a cute bra-style top.

Dress: Topshop, Sandals: Miss Selfridge

Yesterday was a little more eventful. I woke up and decided I wanted to do something out of town, so we hopped on a train to Birmingham and ended up at the aquarium there. I love aquariums and could happily spend all day looking at all the weird sea life and pretty fish. I've visited aquariums in Baltimore and Barcelona and, while the Birmingham one wasn't quite on the same level, it was still pretty nifty. Sadly the low lights and prohibition of flash use meant that all of my pictures sucked. However, I did get my boyfriend to snap a few outfit shots before we got too busy, so here they are.

Romper: Primark, Sandals: Miss Selfridge, Purse: River Island

I was pleased to find this little brown playsuit in Primark for just £13, but my excitement was somewhat lessened when I tried it on and the wrap-over area on the chest gaped open far too wide. That's the reason for the neutral vest underneath in the pictures, which I feel kind of ruins the look a little. I intend to sew the wrap-over together so that I'm not walking around indecently, but my lack of mad sewing skills means that I might have to wait until I next see one of my Grandmothers. The second picture was taken under a sort of subway in Birmingham, and there were a ton of those pretty coloured lights which were rather snazzy!

More to come soon, now that I'm feeling better. Promise! xo

46 comments :

  1. i love the top photo's so artsy - and the floral dress is very cute!

    *kiss kiss*
    Erika
    ~Tiptoe Butterfly~

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  2. your romper is super adorable! i love it!

    heyfancypants.blogspot.com

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  3. Love this, great post. Nice blog, just found it now!!



    D E G A I N E

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  4. awesome post! and i love the romper. its really pretty.

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

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  5. Love these outfits for summer, love your sandals! x

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  6. love the polka dots! soo cute! xx

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  7. Hey Fashion Junkie! Thanks for the comment on Ash Hearts Fash. I'm LOVING your blog as well... I'm a sucker for polka dots!! I'm offically your follower. <3

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  8. super cute blog! love the outfits!! especially the topshop dress :)

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  9. Hey there! Arghh thank you for making me 106 :-D I am sooo following you awesome blog. I loveeee this playsuit. Much love, Kimberley xxxxx

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  10. Feel better! Love the dress & romper...Love the romper the most!

    New follower

    http://makeupbykim-porter.com/blog

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  11. the dress is lovely!! Great outfits!!


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  12. aaaww.. i love both outfits!! the dress and romper look so darling on you!!! you look like a doll!! glad to hear that you are better now.. looking forward to more posts from you :D

    Sybil
    Animated Confessions

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  13. God I love this romper, what a fab find for £13.00!! :) Your blog is great too!! :D

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  14. Cute!!! Glad you are feeling better! I'm sure you did fine on your exams! Don't worry :D
    YAYYY for summer :D
    http://aclosetfashionista.blogspot.com/

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  15. Hi dear, thank you for passing by and have a look at my blog!
    I'm glad you're ok now it would be awful to be sick now it's summer :)
    I really like your outfits..the dress by topshop is lovely! I follow you!

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  16. No way was that romper £13!!! Can't help it, you've got to love Primark!

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  17. I'm glad you're better! I love aquariums too! Especially the jellyfish bit. Better a small aquarium than none at all, which is my case in Manila.


    A from A + B in the Sea

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  18. thank you for your nice comment in my blog :)

    im sorry to hear about what happened, that seems awful about your neck - but glad you're feeling better..

    your pictures are beautiful! how sweet of your bf to take pics of you .. the subway picture with all those lights is my fave..

    the romper is cute, i think it looks fine even with the neutral vest underneath.. :D subscribing!

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  19. you're seriously gorgeous, luv both the outfits :)

    ditchthetrend.blogspot.com

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  20. I always wonder how people manage to find such cute dresses. I have such a hard time with it because of my height, everything looks too short on me, and if it's supposed to me knee length, it ends up looking really awkward.

    Your dress is adorable, and makes me wish there was a topshop near me :D

    ~Erica
    http://classyanddelicious.blogspot.com/

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  21. I'm so glad you are so much better. It sucks being sick. Anyways, the romper is so cute. & u look great!

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  22. hi, so sorry to hear that you were not well, thank goodness you are OK now, btw, just would like to say how fabulous you look in your outfits, love em all, xoxo

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  23. cute dress in the first outfit, but i absolutely love the polka dot romper in the second!

    you look great in both!

    weezngmonkeys (my blog)

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  24. ive been debating on buying this pokla dot romper for a little while now, huge fan.. i look forward to following your blog!!

    <33
    heelsandinspiration.blogspot.com

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  25. hello hun!!! thanks so much for stopping by and checking out my blog, and for your sweet comment. I just love your romper! it has to be one of the cutest ones I have seen!! now that was a great purchase... I also love your picture backgrounds.. they are stunning,, I just wish I had such beautiful and inspiring places nearby my house to use as a backdrop. oh and lastly I saw the post below about you coloring your hair,,,, I LOVE it it looks beautiful on you.


    ps. I am following.

    aRi
    http://lacatrinadelamoda.blogspot.com/

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  26. That's awful - so glad to hear you are in better spirits. You are looking so sweet in those outfits. Rompers are the new Black.
    Look after yourself;-)

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  27. Just came across your blog.. It's super cute and you have such cute style. :) Hope you're feeling better.. being sick is never fun!

    xx Love & Aloha
    ***I have a giveaway going on, check it out!***

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  28. The romper is cool and the floral dress is sweet. I like the flower in your hair-wish I could pull that off.

    You look pretty! Great style, lady!

    B from A plus B

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  29. so nice that you have returned to blogging. i hope all is better with your illness and that you continue to improve!

    i actually love the primark romper with the shirt underneath. i think you look great with the flower in your hair as well!

    thanks for commenting!

    http://cherylclarke.blogspot.com

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  30. love the floral romper!

    come follow the first ever fashion blog from a guys POV, let He know what you think

    fashionbyhe.blogspot.com

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  31. The flower in your hair looks so pretty! cute =)

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  32. haha great post love that first dress!
    - Adele
    MOLTOCURIOSA.COM

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  33. I'm glad you're feeling better!! And I love both of these looks, so cute and summery! :)

    -Ashley
    http://breakfastatsaks.blogspot.com

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  34. Aww, you're so pretty. I love both outfits.

    I'm sorry to hear about your illness but I'm glad you're feeling better. <3

    XOXO,
    Lily

    www.bleedforfashion.com

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  35. That's so terrible you were sick! It's good to read that you're better. Your floral dress is so cute! I want one of my own. : )

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  36. This looks are feelin so summerlicious!
    xoxo

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  37. The polka dotted romper is amazing! And happy to hear that you are feeling better!

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  38. i love your dress
    its the exact one i was going to buy :)

    http://vintageaurora.blogspot.com/

    xoxo

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  39. that romper is simply adorable :) love it

    xx

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  40. That romper is so cute! I don't think I've ever seen gray and white polka dots!

    Don't forget to enter to win a Lime Ricki swimsuit!
    clothed much, a modest fashion blog

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  41. Please give me your romper! Hehe! You are such a doll.

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  42. Hay dear blogger!
    How are you? I'm glad that I've visited this blog! She's lovely.
    Please, check mine too & maybe we can follow eachother!
    Love, Cindy.

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Thanks for your sweet messages, they always put a smile on my face!