If you didn’t already know this Tuesday was dedicated as international picnic day. Unfortunately the weather man didn’t seem to receive the news because most of this week has been very rainy indeed. However, for just that one day the sun battled through and made a bright appearance. Temperatures soared to 24c and everyone from our town could be found in our local park. Both myself and Jess were not going to miss an opportunity to celebrate the national day so we headed out with pasta, strawberries and of course salt n vinegar twirls, and made the most of the surroundings by taking pictures for this week’s fashion Friday!
What Emily Wore: I never in a million years thought you would ever catch me in a crop top but I decided to be brave and dared to bare some skin this summer. I have to admit I love them! Especially with high waisted skirts, they are extremely flattering. This maxi skirt has to be one of my all time favourite items of clothing although it did nearly cost my life on a holiday in Greece a few years back, when it got caught around a bollard and I fell flat on my face in front of hundreds of holiday goers….oh the shame!!
♥ Hat – Fat Face
♥ Crop top – Primark
♥ Maxi Skirt – River Island
♥ Necklace – Primark
What Jess Wore: I’ve gone all cheerleader and gladiator on your ass this week! I love this top from New Look, I think it’s really fun and it reminds me of America, which I also love. I decided to plait my fringe this week too, I’d like to say that was my intentions from the start but it was in fact not. I must have slept strangely on my fringe because I woke up sporting a hairstyle similar to Cameron Diaz in There’s Something About Mary! (I’m not kidding, the straighteners also made it worse!) I think the plait worked out quite nicely though, gives your hair that ‘summer/festival’ look!
♥ Headband- Ebay
♥ Top – New Look
♥ Skirt- River Island
♥ Sandals- Mexico
♥ Charm bracelet- Family Heirloom
This bracelet is without doubt my favorite piece of jewellery that I own and I am so so grateful to have it! You see, this is no ordinary charm bracelet! It was my Grandmother’s Grandmother’s. She gave it to my Nan with a few charms on it, my Nan then added various charms throughout her life and then passed it down to me to carry on the tradition! I have of course, loaded it with charms. I’ll admit it, I’m a charm whore. But every single charm has a story and that’s what makes it so special and when the time comes to pass it on to my grand daughter I’ll share every single story as my Nan did for me! Do you have a treasured piece of jewellery? I’d love to hear about it! Or why not start your own charm bracelet for future generations?!
So did you celebrate international picnic day on Tuesday? We would love to see your images! Gala Darling actually started a hashtag on Instagram to celebrate, so tag your photos for #internationalpicnicday. I urge those that missed it to get out in the sunshine and visit your local parks when the sun next makes an appearance. The outdoors is so good for your soul, I returned home that day full of motivation, it was literally like a breath of fresh air.
Much Bespoke Love