Life Lately...

25 November 2014

I'm going to start this post a little bit differently in that I'm not going to draw attention to how long it's been since the last one, or how I'm going to be posting so much going forward, because I might or I might not, and I'd rather just enjoy blogging rather than pressuring myself to do it! So instead, I thought I'd show a few little snapshots of what I've been up to recently.

charlestown vintage paris eiffel tower balcony apartment

J'adore Paris!
In October we had a fleeting trip to Paris, one of my favourite cities that I just wish I could live in. From the doors, the tree-lined streets, the noise of the sirens, the nutella pancakes (don't forget the nutella pancakes!) and the beautiful sights, I just really do love it all. We had a beautiful little apartment just a short walk away from the Notre Dame, with it's own traditional iron balcony, that I loved - especially as we could sit there at night watching the Parisians going about their lives with a big ol' glass of peach juice. 

charlestown vintage paris louvre breton stripes OOTD

Pretty sites!
What I love about Paris is that you can just wander around the entire city (it is so big though!), and you'll always see something amazing, whether it's something a little more hidden like the Sainte-Chapelle or the something less so hidden, like the Louvre Pyramids!

charlestown vintage paris blend burgers macaroon laduree

Food, food, food. 
And Paris has some pretty amazing dishes - I could live on a traditional Parisian breakfast of brioche, fresh bread, butter and croissants with jam, as much as my body would hate it! After seeing Blend Burgers cropping up on my Instagram feed quite regularly, I couldn't not visit (especially with sweet potato fries on the menu!). And of course, you can't visit Paris without popping into L'aduree. 

charlestown vintage electric cinema honest burgers jars lemonade

Electric Cinema
After years of wanting to visit and dreaming about relaxing in one of their famous red velvet armchairs, I saw Interstellar at the Electric Cinema. If I could, it'd be the only cinema I ever visit from now on! Also, maybe one too many burgers recently - but with Honest Burgers right next door, how could you not?! 

charlestown vintage topshop dungarees roll neck tartan loafers

Treat yo' self
I jumped on the denim dungaree trend after years of envying Alexa's amazing look - I love wearing them with my trusty, tight roll-neck and tartan scarf. Last week I might have just found the most amazing thing that M&S have ever stocked (and I'm not talking about their food!) - this beautiful gold pineapple is filled with a deliciously Christmassy, yes Christmassy, scented candle! 

charlestown vintage joules onesie costa christmas coffee

It's Christmasss!
And finally, today marks exactly one month to go till Christmas Day, and I've been getting into the festive spirit with my Alpine-themed Joules onesie, hot chocolates with marshmallows, and good ol' Christmas favourites from Costa! 

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Returrrrn of the Mac (or Duster Coat, but y'know)

11 August 2014

charlestown vintage co ord gingham zara
charlestown vintage co ord gingham zara
charlestown vintage co ord gingham zara
charlestown vintage co ord gingham zara
Well hasn't this post been a long time coming? It's only been 5 months. Wait, what - how has it been that long? It felt like only last week me and my sister were taking the photos for Glitter Pug, but at the same time, it also feels like my blog was a bit of a previous life that I had almost, (just almost!), forgotten about. But here, I'm back, once and for all, and with a vengeance!

This is all a bit too ramble-y and boring for a Monday evening, isn't? So, onto the clothes! I have a little bit of a confession to make in that these photos were actually taken sometime in May. In fact, they were taken by Sheri on one of the best days of my life - the Arctic Monkeys' Finsbury Park gig! We took these photos just around the corner in my little village, thinking we wouldn't get disturbed from anyone passing by, allowing us to be as silly as we wanted. However, as you've probably guessed, I don't think I've ever actually seen so many people drive down the road in the (nearly) three years I've lived here, but oh well! If you know me, or follow me on Instagram, you'll know that I have a bit of a penchant for two-pieces, whether they're trousers, shorts, skirts, flower print, stripes, polka dots, checks get the picture. It was pretty much impossible for me to leave this gingham number behind, plus there's so much versatility with a two-piece, there's them together, the top on it's own, the shorts on their own (can you tell I'm trying to convince myself that it's okay to own as many as I do?!). Anyway, gingham, two piece, cropped boyish shirt, fitted shorts - need I say more? Zara did good!

Now I'm not going to promise that is me back blogging for good as I really just want to remember the reasoning behind why I initially started, and rekindle the love for my little piece on the internet. But, I will say that as I'm typing this, it is coming flooding back to me, so fingers crossed I'll be speaking to you all soon! 
charlestown vintage co ord gingham zara
charlestown vintage co ord gingham zara
charlestown vintage co ord gingham zara
 Duster Coat: H&M 
 Gingham two-piece: Zara
 Bag: Zara
 Shoes: Topshop

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