Saturday, 28 August 2010

OOTD: Results Day

On Tuesday I went into school and picked up my GCSE results...I was really really surprised at my results (in a good way haha) and I'm so pleased with myself. I even managed to get good grades in subjects which I hated and really struggled with. Hard work pays off people! :P
Anyway, it's been a while since I did an Outfit post so here's what I wore....

Necklace - Accessorize
Cardigan - Sfera (Spanish store)
Top - New Look
Bandeau Top - Peacock's
Trousers - United Colors of Benetton
Shoes - H&M
Bag - Primark

After getting my results I met my mum for lunch at Ikea and we also went to the Next Clearance shop. I picked up this cardigan but I'm undecided whether I should keep I'd really like your advice on it! I love the bold colour and pattern but not sure if it's "too much" :)

So what do you it thumbs up or thumbs down?

Enjoy! xo

Saturday, 21 August 2010

Italy Haul

So as promised I'm going to show you what I bought in Italy.....

This is my third time going to Italy and every time I've bought some of these "il frutetto"soaps. They were €2.99 and they smell amazing...I put them loose in my suitcase and now ALL my clothes smell of these, it's great! I'm going to give these soaps to my friends and family as I thought they'd be ideal presents.

Bangles, €3.75 Accessorize (yes I did go to Accessorize in Italy! I couldn't resist haha)

I really love this silver bracelet with turquoise stones...I found it in the tackiest shop ever for €4 in Loreto (a huge Catholic pilgrimage place)

Purple pencil skirt, from Extyn Italia €10 (reduced from €32.50!)

Skirt from Zara, €6.99 (reduced from €25.95!)

Top from Zara...I really love the detailing round the shoulder. It was only €3.99 reduced from €19.95

Smart blouse from United Colors of Benetton €8 reduced from €26.90....I have to wear 'business attire' for sixth form next year, which means suit and blouse. I'll show you how silly I look in my 'uniform' in my next post...seriously I look like a bank clerk :P

Enjoy! xo

Thursday, 19 August 2010

Picture Overload: Holiday Snaps from Italy

Hello there!
I got back from Italy on Tuesday night and just got round to sorting through my photos this morning so I thought I'd show you some. I had a really great time in Italy...the weather was great, the countryside and towns we visited were absolutely beautiful and interesting and the food was amazing.

We stayed in Loro Piceno, a small village in the region of Le Marche (it's on the east side of Italy...on the Adriatic Coast). The little shrine with the flowers in the passata bottle made me laugh!

Me by our pool!

We found this lizard had fallen in the pool so we fished it out and amazingly the next day it had recovered!

These huge bunches of grapes were in the garden.

Totally relaxed! :P

Our pool and the house - we had the top apartment so had some stunning views

Dress from Primark - taken just before we went to an outdoor opera which was a really cool experience!

The beautiful Adriatic

I want one of these 3! :P

At the end of the holiday we spent a few days in Ravenna...we saw these stunning, old mosaics in one of the churches

I hope you enjoyed seeing some of my's horrible being back in England, and to think I'll be back at school in a couple of weeks!
Another post coming soon about what I bought in Italy :)

Monday, 2 August 2010

Bye Bye England....Ciao Italia!

Tonight I'm setting off on my holiday and I cannot freaking wait! We're flying to Bologna and gonna spend the night there before picking up a car and driving to our rented apartment in the region of "Le Marche". I've never been to this part of Italy, and I'm quite excited by the fact it's undiscovered....I'm hoping for pure, unspoiled Italian lifestyle!

As for my packing....well this is how it's looking as of 7am this morning:

Well actually it's almost done, I just have to get it in a suitcase lol.

Anyway, I'm going for just over 2 weeks and I'll be back on August 17th with lots of photos and stories to tell I'm sure!

See you soon! xo