I love wearing lace, it’s such a decadent fabric. It elevates any casual outfit into something a little more special. This look is very pared down but with lace, it’s a much more premium look. A t-shirt would have been too casual and an evening look too much for the day. Of course very muted accessories. These New Look hoops are getting much more wear then I thought they would. The rainbow jewels add needed colour to this monochromatic look.
The summer has really made Hayden and I explore much more in England. It seems we save the colder months and Winter for travelling. But summer is for staying at home, well for 2018 anyway.
Driving through the New Forest in the evening, we stopped in Beaulieu to grab and drink and see the donkeys. I’ve been to Beaulieu many times to look around the house and go to the motor museum. We stopped into a little tea room surrounded by New Forest donkeys and a few wasps (know anything about me, know I hate wasps) Sitting at quaint little tables with matching tea sets and tablecloths we sipped our drinks. I instantly regretted not getting something cold. So we wandered over to the Montagu Arms Hotel for an iced something and sat in the window thinking about what we should do for dinner and chatting about the day.
Lace turtle neck – old ( here, here) | jeans – Primark | Trainers – Converse* | hoops – New Look
Days off together are rare, we only get evenings or a few hours in the morning. When we do have a day off together we make the most of it. We did the quickest tour of Portsmouth you will ever see. H and I went to try out a new burger place, which turned out not to be worth the hype but we did go to Gunwharf Quays and do a little shopping. Well I did the shopping. A little purchase in Levis for a logo T shirt that I’ve wanted for so long and a little Furla wallet which is my new evening bag. We stood looking at all the yachts thanking each other for buying the biggest one we could see.
Remember the last post? The tartan trousers that I lorded above all other forms of trousers? Well I’ve just seen that New Look do them in red and black and white. I need to shake the hand of who ever decided to bring them to New Look because I still love them and will new go buy them in the two other colours.
trousers – New Look | T shirt – Topshop | Denim jacket – Next | shoes – Coverse* | bag – Yumi
Do you ever buy pieces and hope they stay in your life for ages and feel slightly sad as soon as you get them because you know other trousers just won’t cut it anymore? Jeans are ruined for me now. These New Look tartan trousers are the one. They are super comfy, look like smart trousers, are elasticised at the back, feel like pyjamas, still not decided if they actually are or not. Worn with a Cola jumper to keep the comfort level high. Heels to make an effort and red accessories.
jumper – Vintage | Trousers – New Look | Heels – Primark | Bag – Yumi | Sunglasses – Romwe
Photographer – Caitlin
Location – Dorset Pub Garden
A round up of the looks from June. Enjoying the memories of each day in June, it was such a jam packed month, spending time with family and friends, creating content and going to events. I hope July is just the same.
testing small shades here
dressing smart casual to a gin tasting event at Ginjams here
Getting Mexican food here
casual evening here
Beach styling here
Working around new pieces to create a look here
One of my favourite shoots in June taken by my nephew and his mum. Summer party dressing here
Styling mens clothes here
Full Gap post here
What have been your favourite looks on TCHG in June? I can’t wait to explore more with my style and bring you guys new looks for inspiration.
I was infatuated with the X by Trollbeads bird skull when it first came out but never managed to get around to buying one. I completely forgot about my love for it until I want to Weymouth the other day. In the Fossil Beach shop ( the precious beads and souvenirs shop), they had loads of necklaces and I saw a little bird skull hanging from a leather thong and it all came back to me. How goth it looked and how unusually it would be to wear. This one is much smaller then the X one, which I prefer. I picked it up right away and have been wearing it ever since. Also adds to the slight punk aesthetic I seem to have found myself with. My silver septum ring bleached hair and now my bird skull.
A chance encounter with a Harris Hawk at the beach was so serendipitous that we couldn’t not have photos together.
Necklace – Fossil Beach | Jumper – & Other Stories | Shorts – Old
Photo – Raewyn
I’ve been really inspired by Lizzy from Shot From the Street, her photography, style, writing, posing etc is really unique and her work ethic has really motivated me to try new things within The Curly Haired Girl. Now that the lounge is pink and the furniture is back the location is much more interesting. The muted colours of my easy outfit against the bubblegum pink and yellow sofa create such a great contrast I had a lot of fun working out how to create interesting photos for this post.
Also, evening sun is my favourite thing to lie in, I’m sure I was a cat in a previous life.
Needed to replenish my basics and wondered around the high street headed to Gap because I’m really into the quality and their pricing reflects the quality which I can stand by. This super fine weave/knit top with tucked sleeves is a really relaxed comfortable piece, that can be put into so many different looks. With skinny jeans, with a shirt…
T-shirt – Gap | Jeans – Primark | Shoes – Primark | Earrings – present | Bag – Yummi
This Next jumpsuit is from last year, do you remember this post? here. I’ve not really worn it since but wasn’t ready to part with it. I paired it with red accessories and a blazer to move it away from a wedding guest look.
Jumpsuit – Next | Shoes – Primark | Blazer – LOTD | Bag – Yumi ( House of Fraser Sale) | Sunglasses – Romwe
Shots by Alice Gray and Logan B
While doing my research before going to Mexigo (everyone does research before they eat at a place, right?) I found that the distinction between traditional Mexican food and Tex-Mex has blured. Mexican food is a very broad term and encompasses a lot of different dishes within the name. Tex-Mex is Mexican food via Texas, which is another type of Mexican food. Confusing, right?
Mexigo isn’t confusing. pick how you’d like your burrito, tacos, nachos, bowl, fajitas or quesadilla (ke-sa-de-ya) add guac, add salsa. Chose from the menu or Be bold and get your server to recommed something you wouldn’t normally pick. Also GF and V options if you wish.
My favourite was Beef and sweet chilli and the vegan burrito.
This vegan burrito tasts amazing, I’m not vegan but this burrito is really worth getting.
I sat with food blogger Michelle from bellemichelle.food and Kelly from Mama of a Cool Kid. Who sampled a frozen margarita and daiquiri, which looked so delicious. We chatted and laughed and eat so many nachos and burritos together.
I went for a 7up instead and missed out on the opportunity to try a Jarritos. Kelly tried the lime and said it was great. I want to try the Guava next time. How beautifully bright are the bottles all in the fridge.
Thank you to Darren Northeast PR, Bournemouth bloggers and Mexigo for inviting me along to have dinner with you. I can’t wait to see where we go next. #bournemouthbloggerssupperclub
I’m so inspired and really want to go to Mexico. If you’ve been, where did you go? where did you stay what’s the best food?
Anyone else jumped on the small sunglasses trend? I tried the trend with these Romwe ones that were super inexpensive. If I become a fully fledged member of the Small Shades Gang I’ll be investing in some more. The black ones are really easy to wear. I got them in red too, but haven’t found the right moment to wear them yet. They are so much harder to style. I’m feeling all kinds of confident and am really excited to develop some great looks for summer.
My aim for the summer is to save some $$ to move out this year and get to the beach. I’m also interning over summer, possibly going to Italy and having a few stay-cations.
What are your plans for summer? Are you working or spending it sat on the beach somewhere?
Dress- Topshop | Bag – Calvin Klein | trainers – Converse* |Sunglasses – Romwe