Wednesday, 26 September 2012

thinking maybe it's me, yes i do have places to be.

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Headscarf, Cath Kidston, £3 - Blouse, Cath Kidston, £25 - Jean jacket, charity shop, 50p - Scarf, charity shop, £1.
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Jacket, courtesy of Barbour - Jeans, American Apparel, £64 - Shoes, Office, £42.99 - Backpack, charity shop, £1.
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This post seems ever so fitting for the gloomy weather we've been having in London recently, Autumn has most definitely arrived! I wore this outfit on my last full day in Wales wanted to wear something practical and comfortable, but also remain true to my classic style. As you can see I'm lovin' the slight heritage trend at the moment, plus I adore the mix of patterns and tones in my outfit! It's not usually in my nature to mix prints, but as the tartan scarf and polka dot blouse are pretty subtle, I think it looks ever so lovely with my William Morris Barbour! Rather than hiding away escaping from the non-stop rain at the festival, I decided to make the most of the time I had left in Wales by wandering around the village of Portmeirion, finding secrets spots and taking in the wonderful atmosphere. Even with the dreary weather it was honestly such a beautiful place, I'm already hoping to visit again with my family in the future. Thank-you to Liv and Kristabel for the photographs, plus once again a big thank-you to Charlotte and Cath Kidston for arranging the trip! Love, Jazmine.

Saturday, 22 September 2012

a weekend in wales.

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Hat, H&M, £7.99 - Jean jacket, charity shop, 50p - Scarf, charity shop, £1 - Jeans, American Apparel, £64.
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Headscarf, £3 - Top, £11 - Cardigan, work uniform, all Cath Kidston - Topshop shoes, gift.
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Last weekend OliviaKristabel and I were kindly invited by Cath Kidston to join them on the last stop of their Summer tour, at Festival No.6, all the way in beautiful Portmeirion, Wales. Our home for the weekend was a pretty little cottage nearby the festival, which was dotted with floral china and had the most lovely views of the country - it was ever so cosy! Our first full day was spent exploring the the beautiful Mediterranean inspired village of Portmeirion, wandering along the coast taking many outfit pictures, drinking far too much tea and hot chocolate, grabbing a fancy platter for lunch from the Harvey Nichols stand, listening to a few bands and spending time with the Cath Kidston team on the tour bus. Later we popped back home for some late night hot chocolate (with marshmallows of course!) and had some girls chats, wrapped up in our new wool blankets. I'll be posting about the trip and another outfit soon, but for now you can see plenty more photographs on my facebook page!
Thank-you to Liv and Kristabel for the photographs, plus a big thank-you to Charlotte and Cath Kidston for organizing the trip and making my first visit to Wales so wonderful! Love, Jazmine.

Friday, 7 September 2012

the simple things.

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Baby bud top, Cath Kidston, £11 - Jacket, charity shop, 50p - Shorts, c/o Urban Outfitters - Shoes, charity shop, £3 - Bag, car boot, £1.
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I'm sure you all know how much I adore the simple things in life, so inspired by the launch of my new favourite magazine, I decided to spend the day doing some of my most loved simple things. In the morning I watched my favourite show (The Big Bang Theory, of course!), drank plenty of tea and coffee, rearranged my bedroom and flicked through some magazines. Then this afternoon I had a quick look around my local charity shops and went for a wander around Battersea Park with my mum to take some outfit pictures in my favourite spot.
As I was at home for most of the day, I spent a more time than usual on my hair, makeup and clothes, just to try something a little different. My pink lipstick (Creme in Your Coffee by Mac) and messy ponytail made a welcoming change from my usual bun or beehive and bare lips! I'm also sporting my favourite Cath Kidston top (I got half price due to my staff discount), which matches the colours of my secondhand bag and jean jacket perfectly. It was also lovely to have the confidence to wear such a short pair of shorts out, too! It was a lovely, sunny afternoon - it felt only right to wear a touch of colour and to get my legs out! Speak to you all soon. Love, Jazmine.