Colourful Casual

 Please excuse my long pauses between posts lately guys, i have been bogged down with the joyous task of packing and organising this dreaded move. I hope to resume normal programming as soon as we are settled, but just to forewarn, there may even be some severe internet-less times ahead for me (eek) so if it is a little quite round here bear with me and know that i am truly missing you all πŸ˜‰

It’s been very casual on the clothes front to, i mean what do you wear to pack boxes and get filthy dirty and run tedious errands? Well it’s mostly been boyfriend jeans and tees or leggings and huge oversized sweaters which i will save you the site of as it ain’t too pretty let me tell you. When it comes to big things like moving i am so impatient, i just want to click my fingers and have it all done already. But, i know this is going to be a long drawn out process and i have to really put my patient hat on… i think lost that hat years ago….:(

 I have tried to stay organised and kept out a few outfits, just incase and my uniform of course, for work. I have to say it’s quite nice opening my wardrobe and seeing such a minimal amount there, making it so easy to decide what to wear, cos really there’s no decisions to be made..  Are you ever tempted to get rid of A LOT of what you own, to simplify? I have to say with this move, i have been very tempted. And then it scares the crap out of me and i just keep it all instead, lol.  So far i have 10 huge bags of clothes that are coming with me to the new house, and then there’s the summer clothes still to come as they are in storage still at the moment. I think one day i would love to live with a capsule style wardrobe, with a handful of key pieces that work well with each other, no stressing of what to wear of a morning, simple style, get ready and go. Paul and i have talked about when we retire living on a Barge on the water πŸ™‚ being such small living quarters would definitely mean i would have to down size. But for now i shall continue with my ridiculous amount of clothes and see where that takes me, i know right #thirdworldproblems  can you say spoilt brat?!

 The problem I guess for me is shopping is like a hobby, a fun pass time. But what do you do when you don’t have enough room or the need for anything else?  Answers on a postcard p-p-p-please!

Green Trench: Red Herring Via EBAY

Shirt: M&S

Flares: River Island

Boots: New Look

Bag: Primark

Hat: Matalan

So on that thought i guess i better continue packing and maybe consider a little more carefully what i intend on taking to the new (much smaller i might add) house… 

Oh and if you celebrate it… Happy Easter!

If you don’t, Happy Chocolate Egg Eating Day!

Hope you and yours have a wonderful weekend!



  1. March 30, 2013 / 1:56 pm

    I love your casual style, dear! That hint of gold on the boot is amazing! I also love that you're not afraid to mix non traditional colors. Hope your move goes smoothly!


  2. March 30, 2013 / 1:59 pm

    No internet?! What will you do!!? Lol! If only there were some way to magically move, but you'll be fine, is exciting!

    Love that pink gingham shirt, very girly and pretty πŸ™‚

    x x x x

  3. March 30, 2013 / 2:06 pm

    Rachel I just love how you embrace colour!

  4. March 30, 2013 / 2:22 pm

    Lovely mix of colors! Best of luck on the move, we did that twice in the last year and I do not envy you at all!

  5. March 30, 2013 / 3:51 pm

    Gorgeous jacket lady!!!!! All the color combinations in your outfit just make me smile!!!!!!

    xo Dinah @ sunshine super glam

  6. March 30, 2013 / 5:31 pm

    Loving the colours and those trousers look ΓΌber comfy! The thought of moving house now we have children fills me with absolute dread but I do so hope to do it one day. Good luck with yours and keep smiling πŸ˜€

  7. March 30, 2013 / 7:47 pm

    that shirt makes me so happy! x

  8. March 31, 2013 / 8:59 am

    LOVE that yellow hat. Good luck with the move, or flit, as they say up here. (I know, right?)

  9. April 1, 2013 / 2:02 am

    Can imagine how busy and stressed you are, we move almost every single year-so annoying!!! This colorful outfit is beautiful!!!

  10. April 1, 2013 / 1:18 pm

    You look marvelous in your casuals, too! Moving is an enormous drag, but you will make it through (we just did it in November), and I hope you'll love your new place. Thanks for sharing with Visible Monday xooxoxo

  11. April 1, 2013 / 6:27 pm

    Omigoodness, I can so relate to wanting to "downsize" and "simplify" sometimes. I own sooo many clothes, and there are ones I could get rid of, but it just seems so tedious. But I do get tempted sometimes to really curate my collection so to speak, haha! My vintage would be hard though- new stuff I feel like is more disposable than unique vintage pieces- so hard to part with! Anyway, I absolutely love your look here and your use of color, all of these colors look so amazing together and they all make each other pop! Hope you had a fabulous Easter :0)


  12. April 1, 2013 / 9:03 pm

    Love the outfit. Gorgeous. Visiting from YOLO. Would love it if you stopped by and checked out my blog and said hello :).


  13. April 2, 2013 / 12:36 am

    rachel, i LOVE these colors. and yeah, moving and packing is so deeply icky πŸ™ i feel for ya, girl. but you look lovely! xoxo

  14. April 7, 2013 / 2:16 am

    Such fun colors and an unexpected mix! Good luck with the move.

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