worn: colour and pattern

Sunglasses : H&M (similar here) // Necklace : Love Southsea Market // Blouse : Community Fusion Shop //

Belt : Vintage // Skirt : New Look // Bag : Charity Shop (similar here) // Sandals : Saltwater from Toast

On Saturday, we had a rare morning without the kiddos and no boring errands to run, so we headed into town and enjoyed a nice quite brunch with no screaming, no shouting and nobody throwing food on the floor. We revelled in the peace and quiet, enjoyed being able to leave hot drinks unwatched and tucked into the most amazing banana bread I’ve ever tasted – I love the kiddos from the tops of their heads to the tips of their small toes, but sometimes you just need a few hours off.

I wore my favourite midi skirt from New Look (which is now just £6 in the sale, bah), a vintage necklace from the Love Southsea market (I saw it when I was shopping with my friend Jen, and she sneakily bought it as my Christmas gift!), and my latest thrifted find, a pink vintage blouse from the Community Fusion shop in the town centre. I discovered them the other week when I ran past, on a desperate mission to find Daisy a last-minute swimsuit, and as usual, couldn’t resist popping in. A combination of vintage and retro clothing and lovely bits and pieces handmade by talented locals; working in collaboration with Healthy Planet, you’ll find clothing, accessories and homewares, as well as a furniture customisation service, story time for children and books that cost absolutely nothing. If you’re local, I strongly suggest you find time for a visit – they’re stocking some lovely things, and it’s all for a good cause!

After we’d stuffed ourselves, we pottered around the charity shops for a bit and then wandered back to the car to pick up the littlies. I can’t tell you how much more relaxed I felt after just two short hours peace and quiet; I know a lot of people swear by ‘date night’, but I’d take a daytime babysitting session over an evening one any day!

PS: I’ve booked a haircut for next Saturday, and I absolutely can’t wait. Goodbye, frazzled locks!


  1. KatGotTheCream
    August 12, 2014 / 1:01 pm

    Oooh pretty! I want that skirt now (and I already have enough midi skirts). Also, I thought you said you had white legs (that's very natural fake tan if so). I love going for coffee dates with Greig too but often we can only get a babysitter during the evening (or maybe no one is crazy enough to look after 3 awake kids for us).P.S. I think I might have to invite you to be part of my Love Her Style feature…what say you? x

  2. Jess @ Along Came Cherry
    August 12, 2014 / 6:00 pm

    You look great, I love that shirt! x

  3. laura redburn
    August 12, 2014 / 6:05 pm

    always love your style! that skirt is lovely and i'm kind of obsessed with that bag.

  4. Lori Taylor Arnold
    August 12, 2014 / 10:50 pm

    This sounds like a perfect morning and your outfit is totally rocking it. Love love the bag, now on a hunt to find my own or something with tassels! x

  5. Sarah-Lou
    August 13, 2014 / 1:07 pm

    What a lovely morning! LOVE your outfit, and oh! that bag x

  6. abigailemily
    August 13, 2014 / 1:48 pm

    That blouse is amazing, perfect colour and perfect collar! Mega jelz! Looks like a perfect brunch too!

  7. fritha strickland
    August 15, 2014 / 12:54 pm

    I love everything about your outfit but maybe mostly love the midi skirt! nice to see a pic of your fella too you cute couple you! x

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