Saturday, April 11, 2015

Sneak Peek: Florida lookbook 2015



Hello everyone!

It's been too long. We haven't been active on the blog for a month now, and I hate it. The little nagging voice in my head saying I should be spending every free moment of my time studying, preparing for exams and blah blah blah. Thankfully, we only have two more exams left next week! It's such a relief, I can't wait to get my hands on my cameras again and start blogging again, I miss it so much! I haven't used my film camera since our trip to Chicago in October, and my Canon is sitting on a shelf gathering dust. It's a sad sight. 

So, these past few weeks have been pretty busy, if you guys read our blog regularly you will remember that we signed up for the Erasmus program hoping we could spend our next semester studying abroad, in Canada. We did get some great news that unfortunately was very short lived, as we were told we were going to the university that we had put down as our 1st choice only to discover 2 weeks later that there had been a problem concerning the inscription process. And so now we are trying to figure out if any other places are available elsewhere that are still accepting exchange students. It's such a shame as we were both really looking forward to it, it was the perfect place and all I can say is that we were pretty upset when we discovered the news. Oh well.

On the bright side though, Holly & I are going on holiday to Florida in two weeks time! It's the only thing that's been keeping me sane for the past few weeks ! I've actually been trying not to think about it too much, because otherwise I just freak out with excitement! We used to go there every summer when we were kids, and this is probably going to be our last "family" holiday as it were, and so we decided to go to Orlando. My spring /summer wardrobe is pretty much ready, although I still need to find a pair of trainers for walking around Disney & Universal Studios, and a bikini. I dread this every year, trying to find a structured bikini top that doesn't blow the budget and that delivers to France. It's surprisingly difficult. I decided to put together some pictures of the clothes I'm taking with me, a little "sneak peek" at my spring/summer wardrobe. 

I do not own any of these pictures, all can be found on Pinterest.

  • Smock Dress
Zara 

I have always loved smock dresses, even though I never had the courage to wear them. For some reason I assumed they wouldn't suit me. Now, I own 3 of them! Still not quite sure how that happened ahah. I wasn't too sure about the Zara one at first because of the color, I was worried it would clash with my hair. My Mum & Holly convinced me to buy it in the end, and I'm so happy I did. I can't wait to wear this, it looks great with a fedora hat and some cute loafers.
  • Stripes


Zara



Holly actually picked this dress out for me the other day. It's one of those items that makes you feel light and fresh: the length is great, although the dress comes down quite low at the bust so I'm going to shorten the straps a little bit. It's such an simple, easy look to put together for a casual summer day! I tried this dress on with my Doc Martens and fell in love, it's gives a little bit more edge to the look, and it looks great with some flats too!



Zara


This shirt. I haven't worn it out yet, but I keep trying it on. It's perfect. It looks great buttoned up with skinnies for a more "smart" look, yet button it down a little and it gives a whole new feel to the outfit. I wanted something that would cover up my shoulders as I sunburn really easily, but I also wanted something light. I love the 3/4 sleeves and the back detail, I find it really flattering. I will probably wear this in Disney (depending on the weather), we recently bought some great high waist-ed mom shorts from Asos that look great paired with it!



Zara

I saw this top a few weeks back, it was on sale and had been reduced by sooo much. I was intrigued by it not only because of the stripe pattern but because of it's interesting neck and strap detail, it was something different I have never thought of trying on before, so I went for it! It looks great with shorts but also midi skirts, the only trouble with it is finding a bra to wear with it!




  • The Lace Top 

Zara
Ahhh, lace. So beautiful and delicate.  Holly & I both bought a lace top each, the one above and another with a different neckline and sleeves. I don't own many white pieces, living in the county side I'm always worried about staining my clothes. But my s/s15 wardrobe has several white pieces that I can't wait to style!  This top looks amazing with jeans: skinny, mom, you name it. It's a lovely casual day look, and the detailing is just beautiful.


  • Shoes

Zara


Every year, I try to find the perfect pair of loathers. Something pretty but not too "office-like", that I can just pair with some jeans or a dress. I was so happy when I discovered these beauties in Zara: Navy blue, one of my favorites colors, a good sole that will last and that will able me to walk on the gravel without looking intoxicated. I can wear these with pretty much all my ss looks, especially the culottes I also got from Zara!


Mango
Oh my. These boots. I always remember seeing Rosie Huntington-Whiteley wearing a pair similar to these for a festival, and I've been obsessed with them ever since. My Mum and us all tried them on and decided to get them. You can wear them with ANYTHING. They are also available in black, and I would definitely buy them if I could. I have nothing bad to say about them.


And voila, once again as you can see most of our wardrobe is from Zara... They never disappoint. I always got some lovely pieces from H&M and ASOS that I can't wait to share too. I'm so excited for this holiday, and I plan on documenting every single moment of it. I'm bring my Canon A1 film camera along with me too! Hope everyone is enjoying their week-end, if you are currently passing all your exams, take a deep breath, we can do it!
Summer x


Sunday, March 29, 2015

The calm before the storm


Ahh, it's been too long. 

We haven't posted anything in almost 3 weeks, and I feel like if I don't take any new pictures soon my mind may explode! My hands have been itching to write something for days, all these sentences floating around in my mind waiting to be written down. My camera is sitting on the shelf gathering dust ,and all the looks I've been planning to shoot are waiting patiently in my wardrobe.

University work has pretty much taken over every aspect of my life at the moment. I've been spending all my free time watching films and preparing for exams, studying studying studying. I don't think I've ever put so much time into uni work! It's been getting a little overwhelming lately, and it's important to take a break and have a cookie, watch an episode of Brooklyn 99. Non stop revision will end up driving you a little mad! 

The good thing is that this should all be over in the next two weeks; no more exams and university essays to worry about! I can just sit back and relax and prepare for our holiday! 

I just hope the weather brightens up a little before then! Hope you all have a lovely sunday evening, I'm spending it re-watching season 4 of Supernatural :3 x

Summer x

Thursday, March 12, 2015

20th Birthday


Hello everyone!

Just a little small update post today. Yesterday, Holly & I celebrated our 20th birthday! Thankfully, some of our lessons had been cancelled so we didn't have to spend the entire day at uni! Instead, we got up in the late morning, sat down and enjoyed breakfast, put some music on and opened up some cards we received! We are very lucky to have a big family, and so thankful for all of the birthday wishes. We then spent the afternoon clothes shopping with a dear friend, ran into some other friends which was a lovely surprise and then Holly & I had a look around the book shop before coming back to the flat and chilling for the rest of the evening. I only took a few snaps that day as I didn't want to worry about capturing every single moment etc. My 19th year was incredible, and as always it's a little sad growing up, but we are both excited for the times ahead. Looking forward to seeing what our 20th has in store for us!

Hope you are all having a wonderful week! Love, Summer x


Birthday treat!



Saturday, March 7, 2015

First light

 Hello everyone!

Beautiful sunlight flooded my room this morning as I woke up early to go back to our flat. It's funny how lovely weather can change your whole outlook on the day. I spent yesterday afternoon outside reading in the sun, and it's such a lovely feeling! So today we decided to make the most of the sunshine and shoot some outfit pictures. Although the weather has warmed up, I decided to wear tights since I didn't want to risk catching a cold! I've had this paisley print dress for a while now, waiting for the right time to wear it. I fell in love with the color and print, and the smock fit is great, especially in the warmer months when every piece of material sticks to you and makes you feel horrible, smock dresses are perfect because the loose fit allows you to rush about without feeling uncomfortable ( not to mention hiding the food-babies because of all the barbecues you've been having! ) I wore it with my favorite peccary biker jacket, looks like I'll be wearing it more often now that Spring has sprung! And to finish the look, I borrowed Holly's new awesome shoes and bag! 

Hope you are all enjoying your weekend! Summer x




Summer is wearing:

Dress+shoes+bag: Zara
Jacket: Mango









Thursday, March 5, 2015

Instagram diary




Hello everyone!

Summer & I have been off university for a week now, and we're enjoying the simple pleasures of being at home, staying in our pajamas all day, cuddling our cats, binge-watching Vikings & OITNB.. I don't want to leave! I decided to make a small post to share some of our Instagram pictures, as we use it much more frequently than blogger. It's a great way to share some more little moments of our lives without revealing too much. 
I hope you're all enjoying your week!
Holly xxx

@hollyxread
@summergoldilocks

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Friday, February 27, 2015

Down The Street




I can't believe February has already come to an end, this year is going by so fast! We took these pictures today down our road, it's so nice to spend time shooting outside in the sunshine and not having your fingers go numb! We haven't been very active on social media/our blog recently, mainly  because of the cold weather but also because our uni course is always keeping us so busy. We are finally on half term now, and we can't wait to spend some more time working on it! We also plan on watching a load of films, having a Marvel marathon and Lord of The Rings marathon.
The next couple of weeks will be spent celebrating birthdays (our family's bdays all occur within 3 weeks!) other than that, we're concentrating on finishing our 2nd year at university before going off on holiday, eek!
I hope you're all having a lovely week, enjoy your week-end! 
Holly xxxx

Summer

Holly

Holly is wearing : 

Cropped jumper : Topshop
Quilted skirt : H&M
Shoes & scarf : Zara
Biker Jacket : Mango

Summer is wearing : 

Paisley blouse & coat : Zara
Ripped jeans & bags : ASOS
Boots : Topshop