Tuesday, 15 July 2014

The Reluctant Wanderlust


So if you follow my profile on Bloglovin you will see that a new blog popped up a few weeks ago. I am going off on the adventure of a lifetime to Australia in September and figured setting up a blog to document my adventures would be a good way for me to remember it and for my family and friends to follow them. 

I thought ‘The Reluctant Wanderlust’ was a brilliant name for it really as I have always wanted to travel more but have been reluctant to because society tells you that you need a steady job, get a house and mortgage and settle down to have a family and kids but I have never really wanted that to be my life. The world is a big place and I want to see it.

This will mean this blog gets pushed to the way side really now as I won’t be able to take a great deal of clothing with me but I will probably make sure my outfits feature in the posts occasionally. Hopefully when I get set up with a job I can treat myself to some clothing items by Australian designers! If any Aussies read this please leave me recommendations (brands, designers, places to eat and places to visit, I like to get a feel for the local culture when I can. It doesn’t matter if it’s maybe off the beaten path if I get chance I will try to see it).

If you want you can visit my travel blog here and be sure to follow me on Bloglovin and GFC so you don’t miss a post. I’m always happy to receive comments so come have a chat too if you like.

Saturday, 12 July 2014

OOTD: Floral


H&M Dress, Asos sunglasses, Primark belt, Primark shoes, Michael Kors Watch

I'm so glad I discovered this dress the day before I left for Corfu. It is the perfect dress for vacations for both day, night and as a beach cover-up. I wore it at least 3 times while I was there and spotted two other holiday goers with the same dress, though we all styled it differently. Its lightweight too which means it doesn't take up loads of space in my bags (or wardrobe), which is becoming an increasingly important factor to my clothing. Especially since I am going to be taking my traveling one step further soon.

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Gouvia, Corfu, Greece

 My hotel was located in Gouvia on the north east coast of Corfu. It was located around a gorgeous inlet which made the water perfect for swimming as they were so calm and a harbour so I could watch the boats come back in the evening from my sun lounger (hard life right?). The village was mainly filled with bars, restaurants and gift shops but the beach at my hotel was the perfect spot to feed the fish and for watching the sunsets turn the clouds orange .

Monday, 7 July 2014

OOTD - Lolalo

Asos backless top, Topshop baxter jeans, Warehouse Clutch, Carvela sandals

I can't believe I haven't posted this yet! I wore this outfit a few weeks back when I went out with Alana from work. We both wanted a chilled night out with no pressure to drink, though that got thrown out the window at about 11pm after a few games of pool. We ended up at Lola Lo's which is actually a really good night out. I think its based on a tropical theme (tiki maybe?) as cocktails are served in novelty glasses, the bar is made to look like its built from bamboo and they scent the air with coconut so you wake up with pleasant smelling hair the next morning.

Friday, 4 July 2014

OOTD: Oh, What A Life

River Island hat, Warehouse blazer, New Look Dress, Asos Over Knee boots. Michael Kors bag

I'm noticing that I'm starting to buy from a wider range of shops now and actually I am loving it. I feel it gives my style a bit more diversity rather than looking like a brand wannabe/obsessive stalker. I've got a busy month this month with a wedding (not mine), hen party, lots of a wedding prep, lots of meetings, work, a night out and visiting someone that I'm not actually sure when i will get time for myself over the next month. I'm hoping to do a couple of trips to London in August though to get some "me" time and meet up with a possible new friend I made over Instagram to explore the Columbia Street Markets which will be amazing as I have wanted to go for a while now. Oh, What a life!

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Travel - Corfu Town, Corfu, Greece

 So here is a little visual collection of Corfu Town from my visit the other week. I loved meandering the little streets and taking in the atmosphere which completely changed in the evening from the day. Everything about the town is beautiful from the cobbled streets to the Grecian architecture, the bright florals brightening up street corners and vintage looking mopeds parked on the street. I hope you enjoy the post, its a little photo heavy.

Friday, 20 June 2014

Travel - Corfu, Greece


Kalispera from sunny Corfu! I'm currently on a weeks vacation to this beautiful Greek Isle and I needed it. I didn't actually know how much I needed it until the second day in, when it was clear that relaxation and contentment have been so far out of my life for a while that when I thought I was relaxed back home I really (really) wasn't. I knew I had been becoming a little pent up ball of rage, frustrated with everything and getting so wound up by little things at the snap of fingers but coming here I feel so zen.

Saturday, 14 June 2014

Wish List - June '14



I’m always excited to go on holiday. I love the excitement of visiting somewhere new but I also love planning my wardrobe from my vacation. Which shoes go with most of my outfits, what will be cool (or warm) making sure everything goes with more than one thing in my wardrobe. The last few holidays I have been really lucky with cruising from Southampton or having a massive luggage allowance (thank you British Airways) that I have been able to take loads of stuff with me. I’m off to Corfu soon and this won’t be the case as much. So off to Gok Wan myself a capsule wardrobe I go.

So today I just thought I would share a wish list of things I have been looking at getting (or have gotten) to take with me on my holiday.  I recently got myself these New Look Heels after seeing a pair on ASOS I liked but I actually prefer these for the extra touch of heel. I've been having a few problems with ASOS sizings lately so most of what I have tried of theirs I have sent back, in the Midi dress I ended up getting a UK4 and it was still too big! Anyone else been having trouble with their sizings?

Monday, 9 June 2014

OOTD: Summertime Sadness

H&M Shirt, Topshop Vest (under shirt), H&M Shorts, Converse Sneakers, Primark Bag, Michael Kors Watch

I have been such a bad blogger lately. I'm running around like a mad-woman trying to prepare for my next few adventures (more on those soon). This is probably my favourite go-to summer outfit. to me it is all things functional and breezy. I've never had a pair of shorts I love as much as these that I got from H&M a few years back, the second the sun is out so are these shorts. Even on really hot days these are great for keeping me covered and cool If I'm running from place to place.

The shirt is also a favourite of mine and again a H&M buy from a few years back. It has a lace panel across the shoulders so its extra breezy on top, made of thin material that you don't really need a vest under and a lower back than the front. I wear it with Jeans too for a evening look with some strappy heels.

What is your go to summer look? Link me!

Friday, 30 May 2014

Shop My Closet: May 2014


I'm once again selling on my eBay trying to raise some funds for my holiday and as part of my 14 for 2014 I wanted to de-clutter a bit so it's giving me the perfect opportunity to get rid of some clothing, shoes, perfumes (all new), bikinis, bags, cuddly toys and jewellery. yon can find my eBay profile here and if you have any questions you can either leave them here or message me over eBay. I will post abroad if anyone is interested in items and can combine shipping.
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