Sunday, 11 August 2013

...Crisp Cut Cotton...

Shirt - H&M, Trousers - Peacocks, Flats - Charity shop

Like my alliteration there? When trying to think of a title for this post I wanted to convey the sense of what it feels like to wear a really good, quality shirt.

Now this is not an expensive brand but the feel of the cotton and the way it fits perfectly round my ample bosom was what attracted me to it. I hate wearing shirts as the button always gapes right where my breasts are and it is so frustrating and not very flattering. So I generally steer clear of them unless they are sheer, floaty shirts where the fit is not so much of an issue. This shirt from H&M has the perfection combination of fitted yet loose enough to feel I can breath and move in it. A good shirt to me means being able lift my arms up high without the fear of something tearing or the button gaping too much where you can see my bra. Also being able to stretch my arms wide without it feeling tight round the armpits is a big plus.

This was a very quick outfit for an evening trip to the cinema. An outfit that you can relax and feel comfortable sitting in for a couple of hours is, to me, great cinema attire. I paired the shirt with my favourite pleather trousers. Summer...I hear you cry. Well yes, it was slightly chillier last night and I thought why not. Top the outfit of with a pair off simple flats and floaty scarf and I was good to go.

It would be great to hear your thoughts on how to style your perfect shirt. I like the plain, pale blue of this shirt and the small detailing round the collar and the way I can casually roll the sleeves up...


Monday, 5 August 2013

...Eastern Promises...

I love exploring my local area and finding new places to eat, drink, shop etc. When mother came to visit yesterday, we spent a while wandering around town trying find somewhere to settle down and eat. We stumbled across Street Thai, a wonderful little Thai restaurant situated down one of the side streets off the seafront. The weather was perfect so being able to sit outside was lovely. Basking in the sun we began to polish off some delightful dishes. One of my favourite Thai dishes are the sweetcorn fritters with chilli dip. Mmmmmm, just delish.

We choose a selection of starters from Spring rolls to the Prawn tempura. And then, of course I was always go for the Thai green curry. It's just everything I want and I haven't really had anything else that beats it comforting taste. The balance between hot and sweet. Just yum.

Street Thai was a wonderful find with very nice food at very reasonable prices. Perfect for our pit-stop lunch. There was a very homely and laid back feel the restaurant. A simple set-up, nothing fancy and our waitress was such a sweet lady. Very charming...


Saturday, 3 August 2013

...Tie-Dye Kid...

Dress - Topshop, Bag - Charity shop, Boots - Charity shop, Glasses - River Island, Belt - Can't remember!

Oh it has been a glorious day today. Gorgeous sunny weather and a wonderful game of basketball, where I did indeed kick some ass, ha! Well I definitely had lots of enthusiasm.

I was meant to head to Pride today in Brighton but didn't feel too good waking up and the past week has left me exhausted. All I wanted to was stay in bed and sleep, which I did a very good job of doing may I add. I had bought a new dress especially for the occasion of Pride and I was not going to waste the opportunity in wearing it. This little number had left me undecided for a few days this week and kept returning to it in my save for later bag to see if I really liked it or just liked the way it looked on the model. I was worried it would be too big on me and would look frumpy and bigger than I am. Now, if I hadn't worn a belt with it then yes I probable would of. However, I think the belt makes a lovely little addition to the outfit. I also had to take it up, as it was way too long, even wearing 3 inch heels, ha! But now I love it!

What drew me to this item was the print. I liked the boho style and fluidity of the dress. Perfect for summer. Crochet and tie-dye are two things I am not normally drawn to wearing, but hear I am going all out for ya!  It felt very '60s/'70s and a very easy dress to style. I do love a laid back approach to fashion. I paired the dress with my favourite find in one of our local charity shops - these western boots. The beaten up and worn down look immediately grabbed my attention. They are so comfortable to wear. All the hard-work of wearing them in has been done for me.

Like I already mentioned I spent most of the day sleeping and being horizontal and eating lots of melon, hence the picture. Doesn't it look so tasty and juicy. Very refreshing in these hot, muggy times. Not sure what came over me. Just couldn't face doing anything really today. Luckily I found some energy and played a great game of basketball with the bf and his two mates. Was so much fun. More on that later. Am now even more knackered than earlier, so will leave it here for now guys...Sweet dreams all...


P.S Pleaes excuse my stray, wisps of hair trying to escape from my ponytail.