Outfit: Arrivederci Italy

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So, this is it, the FINAL Italy look and can we just take a moment to appreciate these earrings, I just know that Pat Butcher would be so proud! Do you remember that time when I was trying to egg myself on to wear statement earrings? Well look at me now! Haha! I adore these earrings, I remember the first time I clapped eyes on them and I came over all gooey, a waitress was wearing them (well not these actual ones coz that would probably be a bit gross if I literally swiped them out of her lobes) and I was just like yaaassssss!!! And then the very next day I stumbled across the jewellery shop she had bought them in, hand made in Capoliveri, Italy which of course made them even more special… it was like fate! They were €30 which for someone like me was quite expensive but weirdly money doesn’t seem real on holiday so you feel like you can just blow it on drinks and extravagant treats (ok, it isn’t that extravagant) but in the end Theo bought them for me as a surprise gift so none of what I’m chatting on about even matters, haha! Never the less, they are one of my fave gifts ever and all the more meaningful as they were from my love, hand made in the country that we love… dream! ❤

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Outfit: Double Pleats

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So after last weeks diversion, we are back in Italy for the penultimate look and we are going large with double pleats! I remember this day vividly and not for good reasons… I was so poorly from a bad experience with seafood but I won’t go into too much detail here as some of you might be enjoying your tea. Let’s just say once the guy said “Oh yeah, this is the best fish stew as you can just leave it in the pot on the stove for 3 days” I knew I’d made a huge mistake! So a double pleat, block colour combo was born out of a delirious state of (sea)food poisoning!

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Outfit: Feeling Blue

Holiday Styling

So the 3rd outfit from Italy is leaving me feeling blue, as I’m missing being on holiday so much. Like seriously, my tan has completely faded, I’m cold all the time and I’ve not lost any of my holiday weight as I’m too depressed to diet… if anything I’m even bigger now but I daren’t step on the scales to confirm it! Life is poop but at least I can show you some pretty pictures of an Italian stairway.

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Outfit: Shake ya Pom Poms

Holiday Styling.

So after a 2 week break I am back and so excited to share my first Italy look. Of course by the time this is posted I will have been back over a week, so shooting this look will feel like a very distant memory, I mean it already does to be honest. Why is it that as soon as you get back off holiday it feels like you’ve never been away? Your tan starts fading on the plane, you’re already wondering if your plants have survived and what to get in your next big shop (mainly all green things after a diet of heavy beige) and once you get back to work that’s it… Holiday? What holiday? Am I right?

Anyway, Italy was the most amazing break and although I’m super sad to be home I made so many more amazing memories in a country that already means so much to me. This shoot was taken in Pienza, the most beautiful place in Tuscany… I mean just look at them views, stealing my thunder or what? It is the 2nd time I have been here and it was just as breathtaking as I remembered.

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Outfit: Giving you the Cold Shoulder

Processed with VSCO with c1 presetSo, I got back from gay Paris on Monday and it already feels like a distant memory. Going back to work and being slapped in the face by the great British summer can really be a Buzz Killington. But none the less, my trip was a joy and a great opportunity to take some pics away from Manchester. I know I’ve been a bit lax with my posts of late so I’m really feeling a lot more inspired after a little break in a gloriously beautiful city and hopefully this will get me motivated to start posting on time again… Typical Laura to procrastinate.

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Outfit: Balloon Sleeves

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You may remember (me from such…) my post from a few weeks ago where I spoke about Spring/Summer trends that I am championing this year (check it out here if you haven’t already), in this I mentioned the colour pink (hello new pretty bow shoes) and statement sleeves. I have to say statement sleeves have been a real favourite of mine as you probably gathered from some of my previous posts (see here and here). So far it has mainly been the bell sleeve but that all changed when I clapped eyes on this little beaut of a jumper… enter the balloon sleeve, welcome to the family little one.

I am in love with this jumper, it’s so cool yet effortless and I love it even more as it is a waaayyy cheaper version of this Topshop one at just £8 from (you guessed it) Primark – you literally can’t afford to not get it at that price.

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