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Zara tee goes to France

Bonjour, and greetings from sunny France! I’m sure some of you are feeling a bit dazed and confused after the long weekend, how did you spend it? I’ve been eating ridiculous amounts of cheese, cycling on the wrong side of the road, and reading books in the sunshine.

I thought it only appropriate to take my collection of striped t-shirts and Breton tops on holiday, and today I’m wearing this oversized t-shirt from Zara. I’ve taken a couple of scarves with me on this trip, but I keep returning to my current favourite, the red paisley scarf I found at the Bristol Flea Market. This, plus a pair of denim shorts, has been my uniform for the last few days, but I’m looking forward to wearing some summer dresses as the week heats up! Did you wear red, white and blue for the Jubilee? Let me know by commenting below…

Zara stripe tee

A typically French outfit

Rock The Week

Fashion related (and totally non-fashion related) things that have made my world go round over the last seven days…

Our lovely holiday home

Our lovely holiday home…

  • Bonjour! This week’s RTW post comes from France, where I’m looking forward to a week of eating cheese, drinking wine and wearing Breton tees. I’ll be blogging a bit too, depending on the internet connection : )
  • Topshop Make Up. Being short on luggage space, I’ve had to restrain myself on the shopping front while in London (though a vintage sundress from Rockit did sneak its way into my bag) so I decided to treat myself to a new lipstick instead. I went for a bright pink number from Topshop called Brighton Rock, and I love it!

Ballgowns at Harrods

  • London. One small paragraph isn’t enough to express how much I enjoyed my holiday in The Big Smoke, but in a nutshell I loved… seeing old friends, haggling for curry in Brick Lane, soaking up the sunshine in Soho Square, noodles, sample sale madness – courtesy of Christopher Kane, hotel breakfasts, walking everywhere, the British Library and ballgowns at the V&A.
  • Jubilee overload. London was awash with Diamond Jubilee decor last week, and although I’m excited for my holiday, I do think being in the capital (or Bristol for that matter) would have been a fantastic way to celebrate.

What’s been rocking your world this week? How are you spending your long weekend? Let me know by commenting below…

Did someone say Jubilee?

Love them or loath them, you can’t really diss the royal family for giving us a day off every time one of them gets married or celebrates an anniversary. Not that I’d know, as I’m currently en route to France, but while I was in London this week I took a few snaps of some Diamond Jubilee decorations and celebrations from around the city…

Paul Smith for Harrods

A commission of the Imperial State Crown by Paul Smith for Harrods

Union Jack Carnaby St

A sparkling suspended Union Jack on Carnaby Street

Union Jack Carn St

A shot from the back. I love the way it shimmers like a giant patriotic mirrorball

V&A Jubilee poster

A large scale print hanging in the V&A shop, based on a scarf by Laura Berens

Rock The Week

Fashion related (and totally non-fashion related) things that have made my world go round over the last seven days…

Private Vintage Club

  • Private Vintage Club. Glamour, excess, vintage clothes and underwear. If you couldn’t make it to this event then you can read all about it here.
  • Roast dinners. My mum used to cook a Sunday roast religiously, to the point where if we wouldn’t be home for dinner for whatever reason, she’d cook it on a Monday instead – sometimes that meant eating two roasts in seven days. I soon grew bored of this British Sunday staple, until I moved out to go to uni and only attempted to cook one once a year with my housemates. Needless to say, with ten hungover cooks they were often a bit of disaster! Now I love ‘em, and Mr Ship-Shape and I have been slaving over one for the best part of this afternoon, along with attempting to make some homemade soup, before our friends arrive. So. Excited.

Marks & Spencer Diamond Jubilee tin

  • Girl on girl smack-downs. The fact that women always seem to be so down on other women isn’t what rocks my world this week, but it is a question that Fleet Street Fox poses in her shiny new column for the Mirror.
  • Decorative tins. I wish I could explain my obsession with old tins, but I just can’t. In antique shops or at car boot sales, I’m like a moth to a flame if I spot a vintage tin or tea caddy – and I don’t even drink tea! Fortunately for me, Marks & Spencers have stepped up, and I’m now the proud owner of this Diamond Jubilee tin, above. It does actually contain shortbread biscuits, but for once, this isn’t the reason I bought it : )

What’s been rocking your world this week? Let me know by commenting below…