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Remembering Africa

Hey Guys and Dolls

I haven’t been able to post much lately, partly due to my enormous workload at the moment and partly because I lost my camera USB connector and so couldn’t upload any photos. Anyway I have a new USB cable now and can finally get back to blogging. Yay!

These photos are actually from last Friday which seems like ages ago now. It was my sister-in-law’s birthday and so the family went out to a country pub for lunch. pub lunch 004 editIt was fairly casual but I still wanted to make an effort and wear a dress.

I had bought this dress the same day. I popped into town in the morning to buy a present and card for my sister-in-law and I somehow found myself in Primark. There was a sale on and I came away with this dress, shoes, a t-shirt and shorts all for only £12.

I instantly fell in love with this dress as soon as I saw it. I love the lion print, it reminds me of my trip to Botswana. I’m also wearing my earrings from the market in South Africa so this is a very African inspired outfit.

I took these photos in a rush and totally forgot to take a picture of the back of the dress. It is backless and looks stunning. I will have to take some more photos sometime.

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Dress, Shoes and sunglasses – Primark

Necklace – New Look

I feel really boring lately, it seems like the only stores I can afford to shop in are Primark and New Look. I’m being really strict with money at the moment as I am still paying for my Africa trip. Of course the trip was worth it but I do miss shopping for better quality and more unique clothes. My money issues should be sorted soon but in the meantime I just need to be more inventive with the way I dress.

Love from JJ

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African beads

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I bought these beads at a market on my recent trip to Africa. I love the colours and patterns.

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I’m back!

Hey Guys and Dolls!

I’m back from my three week adventure in Africa. I had an amazing time. I fully intended to take pictures for outfit posts whilst I was out there but that never happened, I was too busy enjoying myself 🙂

So instead here is a little collage to show what I have been up to these last few weeks…

Africa

 

It’s taken me a few days to get back into the swing of things but now I am ready to start blogging regularly again. I have a few new ideas for the blog so stay tuned for new features and hopefully a new layout coming soon.

Love from JJ

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Wardrobe for an African adventure

Hey Guys and Dolls!

It’s not long now until my trip to South Africa and Botswana, 22 sleeps to go! So I have started thinking about what I will be wearing. I’m really just using this trip as an excuse to buy a new spring wardrobe. I want to wear some of the key trends for spring such as florals, western and graphic prints whilst also being practical for the weather and the activities I will be doing.

I have put together a couple of fashion moodboards for inspiration.

Africa fashion moodboard

Clockwise from top left: Lilac floral leggings, Tie front crop shirt from Topshop , Zebra crop top, Pearl trim sunglasses, Aztec print backpack, Straw hat, Aztec denim shirt, Pistachio shorts

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Clockwise from top left: Cartoon eyes jumper, Aztec print dress, Tiger jumper, Floral print trousers, Number 17 from Topshop, Linen shorts, Acid wash denim shirt

What do you guys think? What are you going to be wearing this spring?

Love from JJ

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