Oh hi there, welcome back to these parts.
I know, I seriously suck at this whole blogging thang these days but I'm trying! If you follow me on Instagram (and my posts actually show up on your feed) then you'll have known that this time last week I was sunning it up on the lovely island of Mykonos and I'm basically in love. Little snippets of my trip have been featured, or snapshots shall I say, but I couldn't wait to get back home and start to pull some of the photographs taken together into a blog post or two. There's a few posts up my sleeves, a travel guide of sorts, a few outfit photographs and then some travel essentials for all your beauty lovers out there but if there is anything specifically you'd like to see or hear me talk about from my trip, definitely let me know!
We were in Mykonos for a week and honestly didn't want to leave. We stayed at the Acrogiali Hotel which is set on the beautiful Platy Yialos beach and just a 10-minute bus journey from Mykonos Town. I'll be honest in saying that I'm definitely normally more of a city-break kinda gal but this beach holiday was just everything we needed and more. After a crazy 6 months for both of us, the idea of being able to lounge around all day under the sun was just perfect. I'll be speaking more directly about my trip and what we got up to in another post, but for today I thought I'd just kinda sit down and have a bit of a good ol' natter with you really, a catch-up of sorts. I know it's been a while.
If you read my last post you'll know I was really struggling with the idea of a "summer wardrobe', something that was cool enough in the warmer weather, but something that was also adaptable for the UK and fit in with my personal style. I found this beautiful Black Spotty Jumpsuit in River Island just days before we flew and I'm honestly smitten. I love the three-quarter culottes and the simplicity of the cami top - the combination is just stunning and pulled together perfectly with a tie around the waist to really help pull you in and offer a little shape and structure. After a few too many hours in the sun and inevitably a little sunburn on my shoulders I decided to pair it with a simple grey cropped tee to just help cover my arms a little, although this was more of an unplanned thing, I actually really love the way it looks and can definitely see myself rocking this look plenty in the UK (even paired with a jumper in the cooler months)!
Again, if you follow my Instagram you may have noticed that I have a little bit of an obsession for a pair of silver leopard print backless loafers I picked up, again, from River Island. I love the really cool edge they have and offer to an outfit and I definitely find myself reaching for them a lot at the moment. The whole backless shoe trend was honestly something I never thought I'd really be into, but I found these perfect for the warmer weather and I find them so easy to incorporate into my day to day style at home. Because of the backless element, they're extremely comfortable and don't require any breaking in, something that's a real selling point for me. If the bold silver leopard print isn't really your thing they have the same style in a bunch of different prints too including a gorgeous dusty pink shade that I keep lusting over.
I'm sure you'll all have seen the gorgeous Matalan Cross Body Bag that's floating around and the perfect dupe for the Chloe offerings by now. If not, you're welcome. I'll be honest in saying that Matalan isn't really somewhere I'd usually shop, I don't know, I feel like I've labeled it as more of an "older woman" kinda shop but they actually have some really cute stuff in store at the moment. As soon as I saw this bag I knew it had to be mine, it's a fantastic size and even holds my Canon 100D comfortably with plenty of space (or a book) which is a fantastic element for me. I love taking my camera out with me but always struggle to find a handbag that holds it and all my other necessities comfortably. The majority of the bag is made out of a black leather, and then the flap is made from a black suede. I believe they also do a version in a brown shade too if that's more your thing.
Something else I've been loving is these sunglasses from Primark. I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw they were only £3 in store - a complete bargain. Despite taking a few different pairs of sunglasses on my trip, these were the only ones I wore, and I'm seriously considering picking up a second pair for when these inevitably break.
So, I guess that's my first blog post back. I'll be honest in saying it feels good to be back blogging again. I feel like my whole overview has changed recently when it comes to this space and I'm really excited to get back into it and start writing and sharing my photographs again!