Tuesday, 20 January 2015

Floral Playsuit and Desert Boots.

Denim Jacket - Charity Shop
Playsuit - TK Maxx (Present)
 Desert Boots - ASOS
Sunglasses - Tiger Tiger
Rucksack - Converse (Present)

Oh, hello. I went missing from the internet for a while. Well, I say a while lets try a month - a whole bloody month. I wasn't completely disconnected, mind, rather I transformed myself into a shadow and lurked on the internet as opposed to being active like I normally am. My excuse is that I got swamped with revising for my exams (all of which I passed, yay!) and then Christmas crept up on me along with new year and finally flying back to Montpellier. I didn't fly alone this time as I was accompanied by my lovely boyfriend Niall. After staying with me a week he unfortunately had to make his way back to England because of something called a Masters in physics or whatever - pshh, what even is that? 

Excuses aside, I can't publish my first post of 2015 without addressing an exciting change that the new year brought me. You may have noticed that my pictures no longer look so shitty as I finally treated myself to a new camera. I'm still getting to grips with it as I've never had such a device at my disposal before. It is a Fujifilm FinePix S8200 bridge camera for those interested - not anything too fancy as I'm not made of money but it's got everything I was looking for. A common misconception is that if you want to take good pictures you need the most expensive camera there is and bridge cameras often get overlooked because of this. Bridge cameras are the perfect step up from a point and shoot and way more affordable than DLSRs. 

These photos were taken by Niall at the Parc du Peyrou and the Jardin des Plants in Montpellier which if you have to visit if you ever have the chance. The Jardin des Plants is a botanical garden that is still used by botanic students of the university nearby. Although the garden is a little run down it is still a stunning place to visit nonetheless.  If anything I think the garden's rough edges add a sense of charm that comes with abandoned places. Anyone else obsessed with derelict buildings and decaying theme parks? I'm definitely going to pop back again and take some more photos. I have no excuse really as it is literally 5 minutes from my house.

Moving onto what I am actually wearing: this gorgeous playsuit was a present from Niall for my birthday last year and I am ashamed to say this is only the 4th time I have worn it. It's one of those items that I love so much I never end up wearing as I am scared I will ruin it. Anyone else in the same boat as me? I often feel like this with clothes that were either really expensive or are sentimental. It's quite silly, however, when I think about it. Clothes aren't meant to collect dust in the wardrobe! 

I teamed my playsuit with my regular denim jacket and fave desert boots from ASOS. You'll be seeing a lot of my denim jacket as it's currently the only jacket I have with me because I made the major error of leaving my coat in England because I thought it wouldn't be cold here... In fairness it is no where near as cold as it is in England but the wind does get a bit nippy and sometimes a denim jacket just doesn't cut it. I'm keeping optimistic, however, and dreaming of summer and shorts already.

I hope all of you had a great Christmas and are having a great start to the new year. I'm wanting to take my blogging a lot more seriously, especially as I know how my new camera (woop). Last semester was just so stressful that I couldn't find the time or effort to do anything let alone blog. Having settled in a bit more now and adjusted somewhat to the French way of life I reckon I can find the perfect balance between studying, blogging and everything in between. 

Because I have been listening to The Cure none stop today.


  1. Absolutely gorgeous outfit and I love the denim jacket! xx

  2. The photos look great! I agree, bridge cameras can do the job fine...I love mine except I wish it was one you could charge instead of having to change the batteries all the time! You look fab, the playsuit is super cute with the boots x

    Josie’s Journal

  3. Laura Jane McCarthy21 January 2015 at 08:12

    Stunning! Lovely photos. :)

    Anything & Everything

  4. awesome outfit :) love the printed playsuit :)

  5. You definitely have a uniform! Love the jean jacket, I wish we had better weather here to be able to wear mine :)

    Erin | Erin and Katherine Talk Beauty

  6. Beautiful, as always! Love this outfit on you – you’re simply
    stunning!! Adore your blog too!

    xoxo, Vanessa

  7. Eleanor Humphries21 January 2015 at 12:12

    Your photos are looking really great! The playsuit is so cute too x
    eleanor's adventures // UK Fashion & Beauty Blog

  8. Suki and the City21 January 2015 at 15:14

    Adore that Denim Jacket! xx

  9. Yay for the new camera! Love love love the floral playsuit.

  10. Glad you got a new camera, hope you love it!

    The print is adorable, and so classic with a denim jacket ;) and uptop for The Cure <3





  11. You look lovely, I love your playsuit.
    Obsessed Fashion Blog

  12. Welcome back!:) Sounds like you've been super busy!
    These photos are lovely and the print of your playsuit is so pretty :)


  13. Congrats on finishing your exams! Love the romper and the setting is new cool! And isn't getting a new camera like the greatest thing ever?!


  14. Thank you. It really is a pretty print :)

  15. Thank you girls! Gotta love a good bit of denim :)

  16. Me too! It's like we're fashion soul sisters, haha.

  17. Urgh, same! I recently splashed out on some rechargeable batteries and hoping they'll pay for themselves soon enough. And thank you so much as always Josie :)

  18. The weather deffo isn't good enough for just a denim jacket at the moment! I just grin and bare it haha. Thank you though :)

  19. Ooh what a compliment. Thank you!

  20. It was about time I finally got one! And thaaaaank youuu :)

  21. Thank you. I'm still getting to grips with the camera - finally read the manual haha! High five and fist pump for The Cure!

  22. Eep, thank you! It is such a pretty playsuit. I'm proud of my boy for picking it out :)

  23. Yay, thank you! I am so in love with my new camera it's ridiculous. Hoping I master how to use it to its best potential soon :)


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