Sun is shining, life is sweet

Well helloo!

Sorry i didn’t stop by yesterday with my normal Friday blog post but we were on project garden clear up. And it went WELL!! We filled a skip with crap and cleared that garden from top to bottom. There’s still a long way to go until it’s where we want it to be, but we’re getting there. So yesterday consisted of comfy but very unflattering shorts and a vest top. We were boiling hot running back an fourth and clearing. Both of us burnt a little (first burn of the year!!) But yep it’s been that hot. It’s been amazing, since the weathers been so gorgeous we’ve just been living outside with the kids. We eat out there and play out there as much as we can. Only downfall is, since we’re all outside so much my house hasn’t be tidied all week and kinda looks like a bombs hit it (nothing particularly new there), and i have No inclination to start tidying when the weathers just so good! It’s like a wanna lap up every minute of this beautiful weather, partly in fear that next week it will depart the UK and move on its way.

So today, we went and hung out with my Bro-in-law and nieces at his house(my sister was doing an amazing job at a craft fair! poor thing missed all the sun and fun), and crashed his pool and ate his food. It was so good!!

Dress,Hat, Necklace & Bag: Matalan

Shoes: Blowfish

Waistcoat: Next

All other Jewellery: Various & i forget

When the weather gets hot, i seem to use jewellery and accessories more, where as in winter i use layers i guess and not a lot of jewellery. Simple cool dresses are how i plan on spending my summer. Ones that (hopefully) keep my Dignity intact (ie my panties covered)  It’s amazing how much running around after a toddler can challenge your wardrobe. Today i’ve been in and out of the paddling pool and running round lots keeping Neo safe and spraying him every 15mins with factor 50 suntan lotion. I may be a little over cautious but hey, he’s not burning on my watch!!

Does anyone else struggle with make-up in summer? Firstly i kinda don’t wanna wear any, secondly when i do, it seems to just melt off of my face within minutes. Bloggers in hot countries, how do you do it?

Having not worn mascara for about a week, meant my eyelashes looked amazing today for once. One perk i guess!! 

And finally, this bag. I heart it lots. I saw it online and really liked it but waited for it to arrive in store so i could check it out first. Well needless to say, this bag makes my arm happy to carry it around!

Ok ok, enough blabbering on about nonsense, go enjoy the rest of your weekends. 

Have a cold one for me!



  1. May 26, 2012 / 7:55 pm

    I know what you mean about make-up, I did mine this morning then went for a walk and I'd wiped it all off by the time I got back! and I had to take outfit photos when I got back as my camera was on charge, needless to say I had to wait a while for my rosy cheeks/face to fade slightly and redo the make-up blah!
    p.s. that bags fab! xxx

  2. May 26, 2012 / 9:32 pm

    Hey Lady! thanks so much for visiting me over at my place! Your blog is ever so delish, i'm loving your style.

    Okay, i'm off to hit your archives and the 'follow' button.

    xo em

  3. May 27, 2012 / 2:36 am

    I never want to clean a thing in the summer. I just tidy a bit. Being outdoors always trumps cleaning. I understand. Love that maxi dress and bag. I have to wear make up or I look a mess so I usually switch to tinted moisturizer in the summer. Not as full coverage as regular foundation but at least I don't feel like a gross mess when the day is finished. 🙂

  4. May 27, 2012 / 7:18 am

    The boho bag is so cute! Sounds like a fun but tough time out in the garden!
    I need to be doing up my garden soon and I am sure it is not gonna be easy!


  5. May 31, 2012 / 2:23 am

    Oh my, I've certainly fallen behind this past weekend. I've missed 3 of your posts. (And to make things really confusing, I'm commenting on them all out of order, bwahaha!)

    I am in love with this outfit, Rachel! It has such a perfect boho 70s vibe. I want it. All of it.


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