(loving) Life Lately (& Passion4Fashion LinkUp)

life lately has been busy. Excellent, but busy.
All i seem to say here is how busy i am, but i guess that’s just real life. With the kids in full swing for their summer break i am spending as much time in the beautiful sun with them. Taking them out to some of my favourite places, places that i grew up and had many lovely summers as a child. Its been so lovely re-visiting these places and taking the children their to experience fun times there too. I hope over this summer to build some glorious family memories, just like the ones i have with my family when i little.
So what does that mean exactly? Well i have nothing today. No outfit photos, no crisp beautiful photos and outfits to show, nope not a thing. To be honest I have been happily living in shorts, vests and sandals mucking around playing with the kids at the beach, or having impromptu water fights. Its been lovely. I am looking forward to acting like somewhat of a lady again and getting back in a pretty dress and heels some time soon, but for now it’s been a great break.
Here’s a few pics from the past couple of days.
Beach day one:
Barry Island Beach

#ootd consisted of tropical shorts and neon orange vest top.. later that day it also consisted of unexpected sunburn… #beachfail

Day Two:
Trip to The Knap lake and pebbly beach

#ootd again shorts(got these comfy linen black ones in the sale and they are so so lovely on!) and a tribal vest. I did accesorize today with a spike necklace, my trusty aviators and tan and gold gladiator style sandals, but still, basic and simple.

I talk about my kiddoes on here so often its lovely to share these photos of our week so far.

 Thank you for letting me share with you ladies.

I hope you’ve been having a wonderful summer so far! Have you done anything wonderful? Do share with me in the comments, as i could do with some more ideas of things to do .. there’s still 5 weeks left of the holidays haha!

Ps back with an outfit post sunday…pinky promise!! 😉


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  1. July 25, 2014 / 5:13 am

    How fun to take your kids to places you remember visiting! Sounds like you are getting the most out of summer and enjoying some beach days!

  2. July 25, 2014 / 11:57 am

    Hey, you look amazing in these outfit photos!! Sorry to hear about the sunburn.

  3. July 25, 2014 / 12:13 pm

    Beautiful photos! What fun memories you are making for your kids. Thanks for hosting the linkup, and happy Friday.
    xo, Whitney and Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

    • July 27, 2014 / 4:13 pm

      Thanks Both! making great family memories is my mission this summer! Thanks so much for joining us in P4F!XXX

  4. July 25, 2014 / 12:23 pm

    I love this post! It's real and also fun to learn a little bit more about you. Looks like you are making some amazing memories which in the end is more important than a perfect fashion post!

    xo, Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

    • July 27, 2014 / 4:12 pm

      Thanks amy ann, it felt so lovely to share a little of everyday life with you all. Wishing you a lovely weekend xx

    • July 27, 2014 / 4:11 pm

      Thank you Erica! Hope you're having a lovely weekend!XX

    • July 27, 2014 / 4:11 pm

      Thanks rebecca. its so lovely to share! and beach days are always a great idea in my mind too!XX

  5. July 25, 2014 / 3:04 pm

    Looks like so much fun. Your kids look so sweet, and they certainly had a good time. You look lovely in the casual wear, and with your hair in a bun! Glad you had a good time. Enjoy your weekend
    from the link up,
    please stop by, jess

    • July 27, 2014 / 4:10 pm

      thanks so much jessica.. we had a great time.. its so nice to share these moments on the blog. Its also so nice to have a casual week of dressing, it was so chilled haha!XX

    • July 27, 2014 / 4:09 pm

      Thanks sweet Renae.. our stay-cay is going beautifully so far. all thanks to the wonderful weather. i just hope it stays around for the next 5 weeks!xxx

    • July 27, 2014 / 4:09 pm

      Thank you so much for your kind words Nora.And welcome to the link up, it is wonderful to have you take part!XX

  6. July 25, 2014 / 5:54 pm

    Beautiful photos! Your kids are so cute!
    I totally WANT your tropical shorts. Love it with the neon top.

    As regards activities with the kids I used to love craft days with my mum during our Summer holidays. I know it was donkey years ago but my 8 years old nephew still enjoys working on a crafty project with his mum and my mum during his Summer holiday (3 months of them!). Ideas are: Painting vases (Ikea have really cheap glass ones) or making beaded jewellery. Just a thought:)

    • July 27, 2014 / 4:07 pm

      Thats such a great idea, thanks Angele.. i know we are forecast some rainy days this week, so crafts will be perfect for those indoors days! I think i may get the paints out!XX

    • July 27, 2014 / 4:08 pm

      Thats a brilliant idea, thanks so much Angele. Its forecast showers this week so it will be the perfect time to do some crafts!XX

  7. July 25, 2014 / 8:42 pm

    Ah, that beach looks amazing right about now! Great pics. Looks like you and your kids were having a great time!

    Lauren xo
    Sophisticated In Style

    • July 27, 2014 / 4:06 pm

      The beach was so so good.. we had a ball. im just so grateful for nice summery weather!! it makes the holidays so much more fun! Thanks lauren xo

    • July 27, 2014 / 4:05 pm

      Thank you Mo! Beaches are my love! i grew up in a beach town so they are very much a part of me 🙂 i always feel at home when im beside the sea xx

  8. July 26, 2014 / 7:36 am

    You still look stunning even dressed down. Great looks. Lynne x

    • July 27, 2014 / 4:04 pm

      Aw thank you lynne.. i love a good dressed down day.. or week as it seems lol!XX

  9. July 27, 2014 / 10:44 am

    I enjoyed reading this so much and seeing you in real-life motion. We too have gone to the beach by the Adriatic and to the pool, mostly on the weekends. Your kids are beautiful, how old are they? Great photos and you look lovely in your super casual Beach Outfits. =)

    • July 27, 2014 / 4:04 pm

      Thanks Dear Ada! I bet the beach near the Adriatic is beautiful and pool days are so much fun. I am loving summer!Thank you for your sweet words. I am so blessed to have two beautiful step children (Mia is 11 and Talyn is nearly 9) and my son Neo is 4 next month.. times flies doesnt it!!xxx

  10. July 28, 2014 / 12:29 pm

    So lovely to see you and all the kids!! I have fond memories of days at the beach as a kid, so that's great to take them there. You look cute as a button as always – especially love those brown strappy sandals with minty green toes 🙂

    Have a great week hun… let's enjoy the weather while it lasts!!

    Catherine, Not Dressed As Lamb x

  11. July 28, 2014 / 8:00 pm

    You look so gorgeous & relaxed! Cute kiddos too! We pretty much have the same Summer hols plan Rachel & I intend to enjoy the days with them & be out & about every day! I've been so busy that I've not taken a OOTD pic for almost 2wks! Bad blogger! Lol! Ax

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