1 June 2013

OUTFIT POST: Floral and Shades

Hey everyone,

Since we haven't had much of a Spring, it appears that Summer is trying to peek it's head around the grey clouds that have been covering the North East lately.

DRESS: Dorothy Perkins
BAG: Vivienne Westwood
NECKLACE: Peacocks
BROOCH: Callooh and Callay*
BRACELETS: New Look and Primark
HAIR BOW: Forever 21
SHOES: Dorothy Perkins


So much love for my new shoes - £17 in the sale!
Similar here and here.

LIPSTICK: Speak Louder by MAC


I was very kindly sent these sunglasses from Sunglasses Shop. They have a great range of designer sunglasses, and I definitely recommend trying them out!  

(Just re-reading post has really made me excited for Plus London 3 at the end of the year - I've already got my days off work and hotel room booked with my fellow Geordie roomie, Mel. WHO - by the way - I'm super-excited is moving back to Newcastle. I can't wait for fun lunch and shopping dates!)

Recently, I've been having so much fun as my sister has come home from uni for the summer and Daniel has finally finished too and will be graduating in July, so I have barged my way back into his life. 
(He's been ridiculously busy working on his dissertation on 'Mariage Homosexuel en France' which is why you won't have seen him around these parts for a while. Go and badger him to keep blogging, though.)

There was a lot of love on Twitter for Daniel's flamingo shirt from Topman.
(Oops, sorry it's Primark!)
Similar here and here.

I also had a sister date to Alnwick with Nadia.
We took the 'old lady express' bus, where we were the only people on the bus under sixty years old.

But we had a great time - we went to Barter Books (home of the original 'Keep Calm and Carry On' poster, which has since been replicated all over the world) for a browse, lunch at The Black Swan pub, shopping in the charity shops and finally ended up spending close to whole month's wage in The Cheese Shop

Oh Northumberland, I really, really love you.


Bus selfies and the beautiful Old Waiting Room at Barter Books.
This was originally the 3rd class waiting room at the station, but is now one of the many seating areas in the shop.

Finally, thank you to everyone who entered my Chicnova giveaway - congratulations to the winner, Hannah A.! I've emailed you, and passed your details over to the team who should be in touch shortly.

Muchos love,


  1. I'm flattered my shirt has been mentioned ON A FASHION BLOG though I regret to inform you it is actually...from Primark.

  2. I love the shade of the belt you used on this dress and the dress itself is so flipping cute!
    Deejay Speaks

  3. Seriously can't wait for lunch dates either Carla! Looking lovely as always :) Alnwick is just so perfect.

  4. What a fun outfit! *Love* the clashing prints.