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The still-a-bit-warm OOTD and a ramble, mostly about tights

Hat ASOS via Depop
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Jeans H&M
Shoes Dune London

It feels like I haven't posted in ages, I don't know why I haven't had the motivation to sit down and blog; I think it's a combination of nesting in our new flat, sheer laziness, and being very busy at work. It's always busy during the summer as the students all come back to town (I work at a University), and having moved offices in the beginning of the summer we're right in the middle of it all. I like to think I blend in quite well, being super young (naaaaat), however I don't think it's the case sadly. 

These photos were taken a while ago in August when we went to Richmond Park, but whilst everything is now very Autumn focused, I reckon I can still get away with it as it's still mild AF outside. I've never been an Autumn lover, I much prefer the summer - long days, sunshine, ice cream - what's not to prefer in my opinion. To ease myself in gradually, I've now removed all the summer dresses and sandals from my wardrobe and popped them in a drawer, replacing with jumpers, boots and coats. 

I've also started wearing tights again, which are my least favourite item of clothing ever, but needs must. I find it hard to gauge which level of coverage to go for when it comes to tights TBH - I really don't like wearing 100 denier or anything close, but 20 denier sometimes look a bit weird and brown. I've gone for some 40 denier from Primark which are fitting the bill quite well at the moment. (Side note - I always thought it was dernier, not denier until spell check kept coming up underneath and I googled it. Must be my Bristolian roots, popping an r in there) Does anyone else have this tight related problem? I tried to Google it the other day but *weirdly* nothing really came up. It can't be just me though surely? Fellow tight strugglers help me out! 



Red was the colour of the summer. I bought not one, not two, but three red dresses this summer. I'm not ready for the summer to end, but also I am. Know what I mean? 

I looooove the long days and would never swap them for horrible dark mornings, but also I am super sick of fake tanning my legs. 

But also I hate tights.

Buuttt I am exciting to wear thick socks and boots with bare legs and ankle length dresses. And I want to wear jumpers again, and not sweat profusely walking anywhere. 

Turns out, I am quite excited for Autumn. 


5 Reasons why you should give Paperless Post a whirl

Let's be honest. when you get to your late 20s/early 30s, your social events go from parties and nights out to baby showers, weddings and many family birthdays. You can't move for occasions that require a card. Not that I'm complaining, as I love a good shindig as much as the next gal, but all them cards sure do add up!

Enter Paperless Post. When they contacted me for a review, I was intrigued as I'd never really considered online cards as a replacement for the real life thing. Well more fool me, as I had a good poke around their website and fell a little bit in love! Here are 5 reasons why...

1. The designs are cute A F! 

Plus, you can customise them with different fonts, colours and messages. I sure wish I had known about Paperless Post when I got married - it would have saved a whole lot of back and forth between an Etsy designer in a different time zone!

2. They have cards for EVERY POSSIBLE OCCASION.

Seriously. From your standard birthday to cocktail parties, game nights, baptisms and good old Thank you notes. A lovely way to send a quick note and wayyyy prettier than a Facebook group. 

3. Good for the environment

I mean, as we know, Climate Change is totally not real *sarcasm klaxon just in case anyone thought this is my actual opinion*, but just in case, sending email-based cards is an excellent way to save the trees.


4. Money and time saving 

On Paperless Post, you load up your account with 'coins', then use these to send your cards. Loading up your account with coins, then using them throughout the year as and when is a top way to save money, and time. No more scrabbling around at the last minute in Paperchase. 

5. They also sell little headed stationery cards...

...which you can personalise. Who doesn't love both stationery, and things with your name on. No-one that's who. 


Fun and Florals in France

Dress ASOS
Espadrilles Pimkie via ASOS
Bag Zara via Depop

This year, my summer holiday was a trip back to Normandie, France, where I lived for a year when I was 6. It will always have a special place in my heart, but to put it kindly, it does NOT have the most hip and happening cultural scene. If you ever (spoiler alert: you won't) find yourself near St Sever in Normandie, France, here are 5 things to do instead of simply sitting around and staring at each other for hours. 

1. Eat ALL of the croissants. In fact, eat all of the baked goods. My mum bought some Madeleines which I had written off throughout my life as boring, dry sponge cakes. Freshly baked, they are tiny ovally shapes of heaven. On that note, try some Calvados - especially if you can get one that was made before WW2. I've never tasted anything so strong and not in a good way - I think I saw a white light. 

2. Visit a 'vide-grenier' - which is French for car boot. Much like the UK, it's mostly tat, but you can find one or two gems, especially if you're into ceramics. You can also potter about the relevant quaint villages, which are always so well kept they put England to shame. Gaze at the floral arrangements and clean streets, pick up a baguette, try a sausage cooked outside someone's house (Rich's was pink inside but hey, he survived).

3. Marvel at how there is no-one around for miles and miles. You could probably walk naked along the road and not pass a car for half an hour. In fact, if you like walking in general, you will be in your element. 

4. Wait until it's dark and look at the stars. I didn't stay up long enough this holiday to do this, because hashtag I'm 30 now but if a clear night + no lights around for miles = excellent star spotting potential. 

5. Take a trip to Granville and visit the Christian Dior museum. It's small and cute and well worth a visit, as are the pretty gardens which surround it. 

France I do love you.