Rewearing this Monsoon number for date night with Hayden and Hotel du Vin. This dress makes me feel so put together. The length is perfect for a more formal look with buttons down the front you can create a little split for a more sexy look. Long buttoned sleeves, delicate flowers.
Whole look is created from pieces I’ve had for a long time. Similar items here ( dress, dress, dress, )
Hotel du Vin, Poole. A perfect hotel on the quay for Hayden and I to have dinner and spend the night to celebrate being together for three and a half years. We usually do something every 27th of the month. We thought this one would be a little more special so found a bank holiday promotion that fit in with our schedules.
Hotel du Vin was founded in 1994 buy two chaps we had worked in a Hampshire hotel and joined to create what we see today. the “du Vin” is after one of the founders sommelier knowledge.
Staying in the Château Bauduc ( from the Bordeaux region of France ) room we were spoilt with a view of the courtyard, L’Occitane bathroom products. I love L’Occitane products and took advantage of using all of them during our stay. The whole hotel down to the menu was influenced by France. From wine regions for the name of the rooms to the dishes at dinner we were in an anglo-french mix which was perfect.
If you have the opportunity to stay at a Hotel du Vin, I suggest you do. The perfect hotel for a little getaway or the best home base while exploring a new city. Hayden and I really had the most relaxing time and will sure to go back.
The Mousetrap – Bournemouth Pavilion 5th August – 10th August
There are lots of things I loved about this play and one of them was the set design. The lounge/sitting room/ entryway of the country home was perfectly created. Nothing looked out of place. As the audience member, you could quite easily guess the date the play was set. I did a little digging and found that the clock on the mantelpiece was used in the very first production of The Mousetrap.
You can’t really go to a play or performance without talking about the acting. But as someone who hasn’t been on a stage in about 8 years and the highest level of education I have is an A-level. That said, it was convincing, flawless and I got exactly what I wanted out of every performance. Special attention has to be made to Christopher Wren played by Lewis Chandler. Do you remember watching the old Agatha Christie films on day time TV from the ’90s? I way purely nostalgic about them and Kenneth Williams. The comedic timing them ease of performance. By far my favourite character.
Please, if you have the chance to go and see The Mousetrap it’s a really good watch. You will be trying to guess the murderer all the way through. What is truly great about this play is that you are trying to figure out the murderer. My choice changed twice. Tell me in the comments if you’ve seen The Mousetrap and if you guessed right the first time.
Dress – Zara | Shoes – Primark | Bag- Yumi
Tickets were gifted from BH Live Tickets and Bournemouth Bloggers.
Monday the 8th July 2019.
Dress – Zara | Shoes – Micheal Kors | Cap and Gown -? Earrings and Necklace – From my family
I graduated with my fellow Fashion Promotion and Communications girls in the Guildhall. My mum and dad came and of course, Hayden was there to share in the moment with me. Three years of ups and downs but a Ba(Hons) is worth it all. “Educational” trips to London, Paris and Florence with my uni girls will forever be a high light. Sipping coffee before presentations in the cafe across the road. Frantic messages to each other trying to decipher the notes we had written in lectures.
University isn’t for the faint-hearted, but it will fill your mind and expand your horizons if you let it. You will be pushed to your limits let down by circumstance but you will achieve and create and have an amazing time.
The thank yous
To mum and dad for listening to me cry down the phone to them about silly things. For holding my hand when I needed it and for letting me go it alone. Marshaine, Poppy, Stella, Emily, Amy, Emily, Charis, Tess, Maruta. All incredible smart girls that have been with me on this three-year crash course on, how to create, become adults ( or at least pretend to be) make friendships and love fashion and be a good kind human.
Of course to Hayden for being the best guy. We’ve been together nearly 3 1/2 years and that whole time I’ve been in education working towards this moment. We worked towards it together.
Solent Class of 2019 FPC !!
The art of the ‘put down’.
It comes in many forms. If you are about to graduate soon (Monday 8th, anyone?) Then you will be applying for graduate jobs, left right and centre. I’ve finessed my CV, have previous experience, am a really hard worker that goes above and beyoned. Yet I’m not getting an interview or even a call back. I get the standard. Thank you for applying we have moved to the next stage of hiring, your application was not selected at this time. No, Dear Amelia, sorry but we aren’t interested please consider applying again in the future. The art of the put down has never been so biting. A generic message saying No. A slap in the face might have stung less. ya know?
The art of the ‘rise above and keep going’.
With no, after no you really do feel disheartened and it’s hard to keep going. But you have to realise no one will just give you a job you have to prove that you are worthy of it. If anyone is reading this and is in the same boat please don’t give up. Go back into education if you want, intern and get more ‘experience’ apply for something a little outside your field. Go for it with gusto and passion and I’m sure some company somewhere is just waiting for you. If nothing works book a holiday, learn a new skill, find a hobbie.Get your hair dyed. I got my roots touched up and I feel like a new woman. Take your mind away from applying for jobs and live your life for a while.
I’m not sure what made the photos more perfect, the fact that it was Golden Hour or that we were by the seaside. This little shoot was taken on a date to Weymouth with Hayden. I love the confident Hayden is getting in taking photos for me. The less standing and posing the better. I’m not looking for family portrature in my photos more candid fashion moments that work with the camera and the location. Don’t you think we are getting better at taking photos together.
Trainers and T – DNKY | Button front trousers – Primark | Rainbow hoop earrings – New Look | Bag – Zara
I have been meaning to get back into blogging now that university is over, but oh my the break has been amazing. I thought I would start my return by styling this little shirt dress from Zara. It’s in the sale. But there are loads still in the Bournemouth store if you are interested. The pattern is very 60’s inspired which is great for my personal tastes. The dress comes belted but I took it off for a more ‘house dress’ style look. Wore pearly hair clips for a more glam aesthetic and metallic heeled sandals. The bag is another Zara find that I am loving. I am so passionate about colour and this that a vibrant wardrobe is a key to fashion happiness. Wore this whole look out to get supplies for dinner and got a compliment and was asked if I wanted to skip the queue.
My return to blogging and The Curly Haired Girl has sparked a lot of creativity within me. I am looking for more interesting locations and trying to not always wear jeans and T-shirts. This newfound creativity will hopefully bring some exciting content and great imagery to TCHG.
Dress- Zara | Bag – Zara | Shoes – Clarks (old season)similar here, here, here | Hair Clips – Amazon