Lovely Jubilee

Well it turns out i share something with the Queen. whilst she was having her Diamond Jubilee my Blog turned one the Same Day!!! Just call me Royalty 😉

I’ve taken some really fun photos in celebration which i can’t wait to show you (so will probably be tomorrow!) And have a corker of a giveaway for you all! 

But more about the blogaversary tomorrow. 

Back to what has taken over the UK this weekend. The Diamond Jubilee. I’m not much of a Royalist (but i did watch Prince William and Kate’s wedding from 8am all day long) but i just love to see a country unite and come together. Its the kinda thing that we Brits don’t do enough and to see everybody’s red, white and blue participation is spectacular.

And in true British style, it rained. Of course.

Skirt: British favourite Cath Kidston (link to this skirt Royal Guards skirt)

Stripey Knit dress underneath & Shoes: Next

Blazer: Matalan

Re-made Vintage Bracelet: won from the lovely Catherine’s blog competition(yay me!!)

When i first saw this skirt on Cat i knew i had to have it. The kooky print and colours are just my cup of tea. Beware though if you do fancy yourself a Royal Guards kooky skirt, i’ve found mine, run’s large. I ordered a medium which is always spot on for me, but this seems to be big. Still workable though. I fancy re-mixing it with some yellow on top perhaps. And even long after the Jubilee celebrations are over, i will still love this cute skirt.

The lovely bracelet was won in Catherine’s giveaway and its from an amazing online store called Revintage jewellery where they take vintage bits and bobs and make them in to wearable pieces. Cool Huh!?!

So have you had a lovely weekend? I do hope so!

Make sure to pop by tomorrow for some Blogaversary fun and a fantastic give-away!


Monday Mingle



  1. June 4, 2012 / 4:54 pm

    i love this outfit you look so cute apply Blogaversary for tomorrow xx

  2. June 4, 2012 / 5:05 pm

    Happy blogiversary! I absolutely adore that skirt and being the anglophile I am, I'm kinda freaking out over it right now! 🙂 I've bookmarked that site, hopefully it will still be available when my shopping freeze is over. Hmmm, or maybe it will go on my bday wishlist… So cute!

  3. June 4, 2012 / 5:30 pm

    Congrats on your blog anniversary and being royalty 😉 Love that skirt!

  4. June 4, 2012 / 5:32 pm

    How appropriate is that skirt! I love it 🙂 Happy almost blogiversary 🙂 So glad Ive found your blog and can include me in my everyday life!

  5. June 4, 2012 / 6:13 pm

    Happy blog anniversary! I love that skirt so much. Me and my friends just had a Jubilee garden party, it didn't rain here in Dundee but it was so windy that our bunting blew away into the neighbour's garden, classic Britain!
    Faye x

  6. June 4, 2012 / 6:43 pm

    I was told today that I was cute as a cucumber, and I pass it on to you: the prettiest thing I have seen.

  7. June 4, 2012 / 7:13 pm

    That skirt is fabulous…perfect for the Jubilee!! Love how you mixed all your patterns and topped it with the great flower!!

  8. June 4, 2012 / 9:21 pm

    Love that skirt.

    I only just read your post about 'your arms' and left you a comment as I really know how you feel but your arms are fine x

  9. June 4, 2012 / 10:29 pm

    Haha! I didn't even realize the pattern was royal guards! I love it!! This is pattern mixing at its finest, Rachel. And who doesn't love a dress worn under a skirt? It's quite ingenious (not to mention a clever way to add more layers for what I'm assuming is chilly weather?). What a smarty pants you are.


  10. June 5, 2012 / 2:08 am

    I love when a country comes together as well. I'm a big hippy for people coming together in general and just celebrating and being friendlies.
    P.s. I WANT that skirt. Like bad!

  11. June 5, 2012 / 9:14 am

    I think Cath Kidston sizes in general always run large. The skirt is too cute though!

  12. June 5, 2012 / 10:16 pm

    Well, that skirt is just fan-bloody-tastic, isn't it!! xx

  13. June 6, 2012 / 2:22 pm

    Rachel you look just wonderful… and I'm so glad you love the bracelet! I always had my eye on that particular one 😉

    Trust good ol Cath Kidston to do a royal guards print… love that it's not obvious till you get up close. The skirt is ADORABLE!!

    Catherine x

  14. June 6, 2012 / 4:45 pm

    This is one of the cutest skirts I have ever seen! I just saw it on your instagram and had to come back to tell you how much I love it! You styled it perfectly too!
    Have a terrific day
    xo Hannah

  15. June 6, 2012 / 10:39 pm

    I love this outfit! It's darling!

  16. June 8, 2012 / 5:47 pm

    Rachel you look fantastic and I want that skirt!!!!!!! is it still available? Seriously, I want one!

  17. June 10, 2012 / 11:19 pm

    Great mix of prints!

  18. June 11, 2012 / 6:10 am

    I'm stopping by from Monday Mingle–sorry it took me so long. Oh my! That skirt print is adorable.

  19. June 13, 2012 / 2:05 am

    Love the pattern mixing! And that red blazer. Gorgeous.

  20. June 15, 2012 / 11:55 am

    I love cath kidson too. I love this outfit.

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