Summer Highs

I’ve been a bit absent in the blogosphere recently; sunshine, holidays, new friends and special occasions seem to have distracted me recently. Yet some people have been using their summer in much more productive ways.

Laura, a fellow Warehouse veteran, is at the start of a very exciting adventure as she embarks upon her own clothing line: Trove. She hasn’t sacrificed her summer either, as well as getting engaged she also jetted off to Croatia and Paris. Then there’s Kelli, a friend from school, she’s always been a hip kid and her clothing line Wosh is coolness personified. She’s managed to do all this whilst at the same time raising money for Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, a cause close to her heart.

These ladies have snapped me out of my summer haze and I will be interviewing both of these inspirational women in the near future so stay tuned. Hopefully their stories will in turn encourage you.

Laura Elizabeth Wood. Wearing Trove.

Laura Elizabeth Wood. Wearing Trove.

 

Kelli Foley

Kelli Foley

 

 

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Seaside Style

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This weekend I ventured to Mersea (near Colchester) to join my parents who are holidaying at Monkey Cottage there.

Mersea is a picturesque fishing village, famous for its Oysters. Sadly I’m not sophisticated enough for such delicacies (the thought of them makes me want to gag)…I stuck to the classic fish and chips instead.

Talking of seaside classics… queue the Breton stripes.

Wouldn’t this top just be perfect for a late summer’s afternoon stroll along the beach…

Wishful Thinking…

As a self-confessed bookworm, for me one of life’s great pleasure’s is getting completely immersed in a book. Bean lent me ‘The Island’ by Victoria Hislop (wife of Ian) and I can’t put it down! A beautiful tale of a daughter’s quest to find out about her mother’s secretive past. Set on the Greek island of Crete, I am so lost in this book that I have found myself day dreaming about the outfits I’d wear if I were to accompany the characters in their adventures. Sadly with the current climate the way it is, my potential holiday fund will be used to subsidise a couple of weeks unpaid work experience. But hey, when that work experience has paid off and I get the job of my dreams this is what I’ll wear on my holidays…

YMC Rainbow Bead Top available from Ideology Boutique £250

YMC Rainbow Bead Top available from Ideology Boutique £250

  

Tassle Kaftan, Dancing Leopard, £48.50

Tassle Kaftan, Dancing Leopard, £48.50

Monoscarf Print Maxi, Warehouse, £42

Monoscarf Print Maxi, Warehouse, £42

Vintage cream and lilac silk scarf, Club Vintage,  £16

Vintage cream and lilac silk scarf,
Club Vintage, £16