What a wonderful half term holiday - full of sun, sea, good food and photography. Pretty much my idea of perfect!
This outfit was an interesting exercise in restraint - notice my lack of accessories. Now, as any long time readers of my blog might recognize this is pretty unusual for me. No hats, gloves, necklaces, rings, bracelets or bags? Rather a challenge in minimalism! Some people's comfort zone might be a favourite pair of jeans. Mine is a string or two of faux pearls or a vintage pendant!
However, with the vibrant colour of this jumper it just didn't really need embellishment. I bought it in a charity shop during winter, and have found it to be a great, versatile piece. It works nicely with either jeans, a crocheted shirt, loafers and silk scarf tied in my hair (my idea of 'dressing down') or as shown here, with a lace dress.
The lace dress underneath is (of course) also from a charity shop. I like the slightly scalloped edge at the bottom, and the dusky pink layer underneath. You might recognize it from my last post with the gorgeous Zoe (Forgotten dressing up box). It just happens to work rather well under cosy jumpers!
I cinched it with a thrifted Tommy Hilfiger belt - notice the visible stitching detail around the edge. (Well, there had to be a little detail somewhere!) The wedges were also from my favourite little boutique.. Can you guess where? Another charity shop! (Well I never..)
Altogether, this outfit probably cost about £12.
My mum took these photos in a gorgeous wood while we were on holiday with friends. We found a lovely old gnarled tree which provided great framing for the majority of shots!
While they were busy wild swimming in a river and being attacked by midges, we loitered among the trees. However, I managed lots of dips in the bracing welsh sea. Nothing like plunging into a mountain waterfall or crashing waves to give you an adrenaline rush!
Thank you for all your lovely comments and birthday wishes on my last post, they were much appreciated!