20 April 2015

Dungarees meets tailoring

Dungarees - Oxfam Blazer Jacket - Austin Reed Shirt and clutch bag - Boden Pumps - Carvela
Sunglasses - Storm at TK Maxx

This weekend, I had a busy couple of days with several plans, including last minute crashing at a friends house on Sat eve without a change of clothes for the next day. Thankfully I had left my dungarees there previously meaning I could wear them home. This meant teaming my new grey blazer jacket from Austin Reed with my dungarees and to be honest, I really liked the contrast.

I practically live in my dungarees come the weekend, especially if I'm just hanging around at home. These retro ones I picked up at an Oxfam in Wood Green, North London for less than £10.00 - I've definitely got my money's worth of wear out of them.

It goes to show how versatile both denim and a blazer jacket can bethe rest of my look consists of a checked flannel shirt and clutch bag, both from Boden and my Carvela black pumps.

How beautiful is London at the moment with all of the cherry blossom trees in full bloom? Spring is my absolute favourite season.

11 April 2015

Getting to Know You: Woolacombe, North Devon, UK

Diesel jeans

For the long Easter weekend, we took a road trip to North Devon with our housemates who have a family home there. Leaving Thursday night meant we could wake up Friday morning to a leisurely breakfast and a walk along the beach with the family dog!

The weather thankfully got better as the days went along, by Monday we had full blue skies and 20 degrees - perfect for strappy tops and letting the kids (my housemates niece and nephew) strip off for a splash in the sea.

9 April 2015

A spring in my step

Getting my fitness on this Spring with these Nike beauties, from JD Sports. It's been a minute since I've bought myself new trainers. I hope these will see me through a while yet - I'm already conscious they won't stay this pristine for long. A girl can hope.

18 March 2015

Getting to know you: Koh Tao, Thailand

Koh Tao is translated to turtle island and with the vast amount of scuba diving and snorkeling opportunities it really does live up to it's name. It's a beach lovers dream and by far the most relaxing of the three popular islands in Southern Thailand: Koh Tao, Koh Phangan and Koh Samui.

I've been to Koh Tao on two occasions now, first as part of our worldwide trip in 2013, we needed to wait for our visas to come through from India to the embassy in Bangkok so we split our time in Bangkok city and down on Koh Tao island doing a PADI open water scuba diving course while staying at the Sairee beach front Coral Grand Resort.

Koh Tao is world renowned for PADI courses as you pay a bargain compared to doing the same course in other parts of the world such as Cairns in Australia. The course is five days long and starts with two back to back days in the resorts swimming pool getting to know the scuba gear and learning your technique. This equaled to nearly ten hours per day in the pool and was quite frankly exhausting, our dinners were spent on site as a group and then hitting the sack to preserve our energy for the next day of lessons. Days 3 to 5 were out on the sea, doing the dives and the underwater skills required to pass.

Sadly I didn't make it to the last day as I struggled with some of the maneuvers (such as taking your air plug out, blowing bubbles and then putting it back in) or removing your goggles and putting them back on while clearing the water out from them and your eyes - at 18 feet below water. Cue small panic attack. My other half on the other half passed with flying colours and the rest of the team even made an underwater music video on the last day to the harlem shake which we all sat around and watched with some beers on our last night on the island. Pure magic.
Coral Grand Resort

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