What To Do All Summer

For us Brits the summer holidays are about half way through and elsewhere in the world people have been off school for weeks. Weeks off school sound great (just think of all the lie ins) but all that free time can get boring. It is getting to that point in the holiday where it can be hard to think of things to do to fill up all the time so I thought I’d suggest a few free or very cheap ideas.

Have a picnic

Having a picnic is a cute, cheap idea. Arrange to meet up with friends and tell everyone to bring one piece of food each – soon enough you’ll have a whole picnic spread for next to nothing!

Go for a walk

Going for a walk is a great way to explore your local area as well as being a fab way to get exercise. I personally love going walking in my local park as I’m a fan of walking in nature but you could also go for a walk in a more urban place; go and explore your city!

Go to the cinema

Going to the cinema has been a classic meet up idea for decades and nothing can compare to watching a film with your friends on the big screen. Cinema tickets, if you get offers, can be cheap or alternatively you could set up your own ‘cinema’ at home. Choose a movie, invite your friends round, buy a couple of bags of popcorn and you’re sorted!

Visit another town

There’s often hidden gems mere miles from where we live which we spend our lives unaware of. Research into beautiful places in and around your local towns and cities – you’ll be surprised by what you find; there’s a treasure trove of beautiful places to discover out there.

What’s your favourite thing to do in the summer? Tell me in the comments below!

Love Chloe x

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Yellow

Ahh, the dreaded, scary colour that is yellow. I don’t know if I’d ever be able to carry it off without looking like a bumblebee but I know lots of people who can wear it all year round and look stunning. Whilst out shopping yesterday I noticed there seemed to be yellow everywhere – my sister even picked up a yellow bodysuit! This trend doesn’t seem to be stopping going into autumn/winter as I even saw yellow coats so I thought I’d make a ‘what’s trending right now’ post centred around it. As always, click on the images to shop!

This mustard yellow coat is very eye catching and is a very bold way to incorporate the new trend into your wardrobe. This would look stunning layered over a multitude of winter jumpers and great with denim, a very beautiful statement yellow piece for sure. This was actually the piece I saw which inspired this post! Continue reading

Picnic Lookbook

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Picnics are an integral part of the summer as it gives you a chance to have lunch sat outside surrounded by the beauty of nature. It’s such a simplistic, adorable experience and it’s fun to gather your friends around and socialise whilst spending some time in the great outdoors. Continue reading

Outfit Diary – Coleshill Carnival

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When visiting my friends today we decided to head down and look at Coleshill Carnival, which we presumed would be a collection of cake sales and ‘hook-a-duck’ stalls, but we were met with big fairground rides and enough candyfloss to feed a small army!

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I dressed rather casually for today’s day out with a simple denim skirt and light pink t-shirt with lace details. A denim skirt is an essential for anybody’s wardrobe as it is really easy to pair with any top and create an instant outfit. This one from H&M has a lovely button up detail which is bang on trend, they come a little big so I’d size down if you’re looking to buy one. This top, also from H&M, adds a pretty edge to the outfit.

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With so many beautiful backdrops and colours this was a blogger’s paradise and I was channelling major Grease vibes when singing ‘You’re The One That I Want’ around the fun house. I’d forgotten how much fun a simple fairground was and it was an amazing day with even more amazing friends.

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You can also shop my friend’s looks below! (Thanks to all of them for agreeing to this and also having amazing style of course).

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Have you been to a fairground or carnival recently? Tell me about it in the comments!

There’ll be a vlog up about this amazing day very soon so keep an eye out!

Love Chloe x

Outfit Diary – Giulia’s Birthday Party

It was my friend Giulia’s birthday party, as well as her leaving party, this weekend so we all gathered in her house for a night of dancing, celebrating and, in my case, taking aesthetic blog photos under the tree in her garden. Who could resist those gorgeous fairy lights?

This beautiful backless dress is from Boohoo; it’s very comfortable and movable whilst looking super pretty and classy. One word of warning though – it’s rather see through so make sure you invest in a backless bra to stop any inappropriate flashing!

I was getting compliments on my shoes all night and I think everyone was shocked to discover that these fluffy heels are actually from Primark. They look so high end!

I’d just like to write a little message for Giulia she’s been one of the greatest friends I’ve ever had and I’m going to miss her so much, last night was amazing and a fabulous farewell. Can’t wait to party again in September for my 18th! Ti voglio bene.

Love Chloe x