Newquay, Cornwall- Holiday Snaps and Outfits

I’ve just come back from a holiday in Newquay, Cornwall and despite a few days of bad weather it was a really nice break. I thought I’d share a few photos that I took on holiday and also some photos of some outfits I put together whilst I was there- Enjoy!

Holiday Snaps

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Outfits

Outfit 1– Festival Style at Boardmasters

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  • My outfit: Floral Palazzo Pants: Primark, Cobalt Blue Sleeveless Top: New Look, Navy Raincoat: Boden, Navy Trainers: New Balance, Earrings: Shu Shu, Watch: Olivia Burton
  • Chloe’s outfit: Navy High-neck Top: Zara, Patterned Jeans: Zara, Navy Waterproof Jacket: La Redoute, Burgundy Trainers: New Balance 

Outfit 2– Seaside Sunset

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  • White T-shirt: Banana Republic, Tropical Print Trousers: Zara, Denim Oversized Shirt: My Dad’s, Rose Gold Sandals: Ipanema (p.s. please excuse weird facial expression)

Outfit 3- Pink Skies

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  • Navy Biker Jacket: Gap, Navy Sleeveless Top: Verbadet, Geometric Print Skirt: Stradivarius, Rose Gold Sandals: Ipanema

Outfit 4– Floral Shorts

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  • Pink Laser Work t-shirt: Banana Republic, Navy Floral Shorts: River Island, Rose Gold Sandals: Ipanema, Tortoise Shell Cat-eye sunglasses: Asos, Pearl Earrings: Accessorize

Outfit 5– Gingham Swimsuit

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  • Blue and White Gingham Swimsuit: La Redoute, Navy High-waisted Shorts: H&M, Pentagon Tortoise Shell Sunglasses: Asos

Street Style- My Cousins

Hey guys! A street style post today based around my cousins’ style. My cousins Hannah (12 years) and Benny (7 years) come to England every summer and we go to the coast as a family- this year we stayed in Newquay, Cornwall. Hannah and Benny live in Berlin, Germany and are bilingual as my uncle is English and my auntie is German. It still truly amazes me how quickly they can switch from English to German and then back into English! I thought it would be a fun idea to do a blog post on their style and so I took photos of some outfits which Hannah and Benny wore whilst we were on holiday together- Enjoy!

Hannah

When Hannah was younger she embraced German style which involved odd socks, long tunic tops worn with leggings underneath and clashing prints. However, especially this year, I’ve noticed that her style has changed. As with many pre-teens and teens living Europe, her style is sporty and predominantly casual but I think elements such as the denim boiler suit, printed crop top and feminine white dress are more typical of British style. Therefore, her style is a fusion of German and British which signifies that both German and British culture have influenced Hannah’s clothing choices. Hannah always does lots of shopping whilst she is in the UK and her favourite shops are River Island, Topshop and Next. For Hannah, her Topshop high-waisted black jeans are staple and she pairs them with crop tops, oversized sweaters, hoodies and sporty bomber jacket. Here are five outfits that she wore whilst in Cornwall:

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Outfit 1

Hannah paired Topshop high-waisted black jeans with monochrome butterfly crop t-shirt. Straw hat from &OtherStories and Clarks block heels were both borrowed stolen from my sister which demonstrates that Hannah often wants to replicate my sister and I’s style.

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Outfit 2

On a chillier day in Cornwall Hannah threw on light wash denim boiler suit/jumpsuit with drawstring waist which really suits her and is a very versatile and stand-out piece. To finish off the look, she opted for peach hoodie and Nike trainers.

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Outfit 3

It’s those black jeans again- this time styled with grey sweater with fun floral peace print. The oversized sweater works well with skinny jeans in order to balance out the silhouette and Nike trainers are the perfect choice of shoes for this look.

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Outfit 4

This look is probably my favourite as Hannah just looks so cute in this white button up dress from Element. Paired with vibrant yellow beach bag and coral Toms espadrilles it’s an ideal outfit for a sunny day.

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Outfit 5

I just love Hannah’s bomber jacket from Hummel, a German sportswear company and she chose to wear it with her Topshop black jeans and underneath she is wearing New Look stripey crop top with peter pan collar which was a hand-me-down from me. Earlier in the day she was wearing purple flip flops but later on changed into her coral Toms.

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Benny

Benny is only 7 so his style hasn’t changed as much as Hannah’s has in recent years but similarly to Hannah, his style is sporty and he’s not afraid of experimenting with colour. His interests also come through in his clothing for example his England Football polo shirt. I didn’t manage to take as many photos of Benny’s outfits as he was slightly less willing than Hannah but here are three outfits that he wore whilst on holiday:

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Outfit 1

Benny wore this outfit on a cold windy day and he layered a green hoodie with Vaude red and green waterproof jacket. Then, he added turquoise skinny jeans and light grey Converse.

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Outfit 2

This outfit works well through the pairing different tones of blue- navy polo shirt and light blue shorts.

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Outfit 3

I’m in love with Benny’s new River Island t-shirt which has a maroon, light grey and white section in marl effect fabric- I’d quite like it for myself! His turquoise jeans look great with the maroon in the t-shirt and grey Converse complete the look.

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My New Obsession- Pom Pom Keyring

Hey guys! I’ve seen lots of celebrities wearing these pom pom keyrings on their handbags recently and I think they really add an element of fun to any outfit! I searched the internet for pom pom keyrings and wasn’t that taken with any I found and so gave up my search momentarily. When working in the shop, a lady came in with a really big fluffy keyring on her bag and she had bought it from Nicole’s Boutique in Old Amersham. Unfortunately, when I went there they had sold out but luckily the brand, Helen Moore, has an online website so I ordered one off there instead. I opted for one in Powder Blue since I thought it would work really well with my pink Coccinelle handbag. It arrived today so I had to blog about it straight away and it’s a really nice quality faux fur. I love it so much and I thought I’d style an outfit wearing it. I paired my bag with Banana Republic monochrome geometric crop top, Monki high-waisted denim shorts and Accessorize silver hoops. Hope you like- Enjoy!

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  • Helen Moore Powder Blue Pom Pom Keyring: BUY HERE
  • Coccinelle Pastel Pink Shoulder Bag

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The Outfit

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  • Banana Republic Monochrome Geometric Crop Top
  • Monki High-Waisted Light Wash Denim Shorts
  • Accessorize Silver Hoop Earrings
  • Bag and Keyring- Same as above

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OOTD- Country Walks

Yesterday I had a really fun day with my friend Rachel and we went on a lovely country walk to Waterperry Gardens. I thought I’d do a blog post showing you what Rachel and I wore. Hope you like- Enjoy!

My Outfit

I decided to wear my mum’s floral maxi skirt which has a ditsy floral print and pleats- it’s also very floaty which makes it ideal for summer. I styled it with this cream silk strappy cami which my mum used to wear as nightwear but I love to wear it in summer as it’s very breathable and light. I’m wearing my Ipanema rose gold sandals that I have worn to death recently as they are so comfy and go with most outfits and then I threw on my favourite handbag which is from Coccinelle. I accessorised with a long chain necklace, sunglasses and pearl earrings.

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  • White Silk Cami Top
  • Cyrillus Blue Floral Pleated Maxi Skirt
  • Ipanema Rose Gold Sandals
  • Mango Silver Paisley Pendant Necklace
  • Coccinelle Pink Shoulder Bag
  • Asos Tortoiseshell Pentagon Sunglasses
  • Accessorize Pearl Earrings

Rachel’s Outfit

Rachel wore a classic white skirt with a denim miniskirt and finished the look with Birkenstock sandals (borrowed from her sister) and sunglasses. Her necklace is from H&M and it comes with lots of different coloured pendants which you can choose from and yesterday she wore the black circular pendant.

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  • Asos White Shirt
  • Topshop Denim Dot Mini Skirt
  • Birkenstock Brown Leather Sandals
  • H&M Dainty Gold Necklace
  • Ebay Sunglasses
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From left: Waterperry Gardens and Rachel and I’s dream house that we found on our walk

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3 Looks- London Travels

Hey guys! Today’s blog post features 3 outfits that I wore when I stayed with my sister in London last week. I had such a fun time and did lots of shopping and fun activities. Hope you like- Enjoy!

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Look 1- Florals and Denim

Here I am standing in front of the Monki store on Carnaby Street. My floral blouse is from Monki and I’ve worn it to death since I purchased it last summer and I usually pair it with my denim skirt from Asos which always rides up- it’s not always this short- urgh! I’m wearing my tan sandals from Office, Cambridge Satchel (worn throughout) and Olivia Burton watch.

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  • Monki Pink Floral Swing Blouse
  • Asos A-line denim mini skirt
  • Office Tan Leather Sandals
  • Cambridge Satchel Navy and Blush Bag
  • Olivia Burton Black Leather Strap Watch

Look 2- Fifties Glamour

I wore this outfit for a job interview at Canary Wharf and most of the items are my sister’s since I forgot to pack smart clothes. I love my sister’s patterned midi skirt from Stradivarius as it creates the perfect fifties hourglass silhouette. Into the skirt, I tucked in a navy v-neck blouse with lace on the sleeves (again my sister’s) from Banana Republic. Since this blouse has quite a low neckline it looks good with a small dainty necklace on a short chain and mine is from Accessorise. I wore the same shoes and bag as my last look.

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  • Stradivarius Patterned Neoprene Full Midi Skirt
  • Banana Republic Navy V-neck Blouse
  • Accessorize Dainty Silver Necklace
  • Sandals and Bag (Same as above)

Look 3- Patterned Culottes

I purchased these amazing scarf print culottes from Zara about a month ago and I am still obsessed with them! I wore them out to dinner and a walk along the South Bank and styled them with this turquoise ribbed top from Topshop. I then slipped on my rose gold Ipanema sandals and opted for my favourite necklace from & Other Stories which seems to look great with everything!

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  • Zara Scarf Print Culottes
  • Topshop Turquoise Ribbed Sleeveless Top
  • Ipanema Rose Gold Sandals
  • & Other Stories Long Pendant Stone Necklace
  • Bag (Same as above)

OOTD- Summer Maxi Dress

Just a quick OOTD blog post today! This OOTD is from a few weeks ago when I wore it to work on one of the hottest days of the year- around 30 degrees! I bought this dress from Coco Marie, a womenswear boutique where I work and it’s from Superdry. The relaxed floaty fit and cami straps make it ideal for very hot days and what really sold me with this dress was the gorgeous stripe tie-dye print on dark blue background. This dress has low armholes and back so I wear it with a navy bandeau from Asos but it’s also a great piece to throw over a bikini on holiday. I paired my dress with my rose gold sandals from Ipanema and Mango silver paisley pendant necklace. I kept my makeup very natural since it would have all melted off anyway! Hope you like- Enjoy!

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  • Superdry Blue Tie-dye Maxi Dress
  • Asos Navy Bandeau
  • Ipanema Rose Gold Sandals
  • Mango Silver Paisley Pendant Necklace

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Summer Haul- 5 Looks

I’ve been shopping! Spending a week in London staying with my sister meant that I had plenty of time to hit the shops and check out the summer sales. Recently, I have been downscaling my wardrobe and throwing out lots of clothes and I discovered that after this ‘de-clutter’ I could do with some more plain basic pieces as in general I tend to lean towards more stand-out patterned clothing. Also, I wear a lot of blue and navy so I wanted to try out some different colours- which explains the orange skirt! I have created 5 looks with my new purchases and also tried them on- I haven’t showed my face in this blog post as I couldn’t be bothered to put on makeup since I spent the day at home doing some more sorting of old junk. I hope you like- Enjoy!

Monochrome and Florals

When I saw this coat in Zara it was love at first sight! I’m a sucker for oversized tailoring and the black flowers on pale blue background create a stunning contrast. This coat also really reminds me of a Miu Miu collection a few years ago which is an added bonus seeing as this gorgeous coat was only £39.99 on sale, instead of a few thousand. For this look I’ve let the coat do the talking and styled it with my new Banana Republic white blouse and new Stradivarius black front pocket a-line skirt. To accessorize, I added my Coccinelle pink bag. I’ll have to wait a while to wear this outfit as it’s a bit too warm for this time of year but weirdly I’m quite excited for it to get a bit colder so I can wear it!

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  • Zara Oversized Blue Jaquard Floral Coat (Sale)
  • Banana Republic White Blouse
  • Stradivarius A-line Black Skirt
  • Coccinelle Pink Bag

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Orange Skirt

This orange skirt from the Zara sale is quite out of my comfort zone but I really love it! It’s also my favourite style of skirt- front pockets and a-line- very Sixties! I’ve paired this skirt with my new Zara sale cross-over three-quarter length sleeve blouse in light grey. To finish off this look I added this rose gold chocker from H&M.

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  • Zara Cross-over Light Grey Blouse
  • Zara Orange A-line Skirt
  • H&M Rose Gold Chocker

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Geometric and Mint

I recently bought this mint blouse from Second Female and it’s a great wardrobe essential! I’ve chosen to style it with my new Stradivarius geometric print skirt and it’s made from neoprene so it’s got great structure. Light pink minimal heeled sandals from M&S and &OtherStories pink stone pendant necklace complete the outfit.

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  • Second Female Textured Mint Blouse
  • Stradivarius Geometric Print Neoprene Shift Skirt
  • M&S Pink Patent Minimal Sandals
  • &OtherStories Pink Stone Pendant Necklace

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Laser and High-waisted Shorts

I love my new laser-work light pink tee from Banana Republic and it looks great styled with my new H&M navy high-waisted shorts as the top is slightly cropped. This silver coin necklace from Miss Selfridge looks lovely on the high neckline of the top and my new Banana Republic sale cream clutch bag is a nice touch.

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  • Banana Republic Laser Pink T-shirt
  • H&M High-waisted Navy Shorts
  • Banana Republic Cream Clutch
  • Miss Selfridge Coin Necklace (comes in set of 3)

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Black Culottes Evening Look

For the last outfit I thought I’d create an evening look. I recently purchased these amazing black culottes from Mademoiselle through La Redoute.com and they are so comfy as well as very stylish. Since the culottes are wide leg I opted for a tighter top- dark green v-neck crop top from Brandy Melville. For accessories, I chose my Mango simple wrist strap clutch, Red Herring black heels and gold laser-work statement necklace from a gift shop in Oxford.

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  • Mademoiselle Black Culottes
  • Brandy Melville Dark Green V-neck Crop Top
  • Mango Black Clutch
  • Red Herring Black Chunky Heels

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