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Haven't posted at this time of the evening in absolutely ages! I'm usually a lady of leisure/student with stupidly early timetable, so my posts are usually up by the afternoon. I've had a bit of a strange day today though, including shopping and a sporadic BBQ dinner, but I'll come to that later!


(Top, New Look;
Skirt, Topshop;
Cardigan, A boutique in Hong Kong;
Tights, Primark;
Loafers, Primark;
Bag, Mulberry;
Rings, Topshop, Jwlry.)

I'm already breaking out my new skirt for its' second wear within a week. Oops! I have a tendency to do that, especially with my Zara skirt; sorry it that annoys anyone ;) I think it's purely on the basis that I don't shop as much as I did before I scooted off to Uni. I've wanted to wear this skirt with a draped top for absolutely ages, and it just doesn't photograph properly in my opinion. It looked nicer in real life, I promise! I think this little ensemble today was inspired by Jenny, who always wears the sweetest soft, draped yet tailored pieces. She has the loveliest blog, and Jenny from the Block is definitely one of my Top 5 favourites!

I went shopping with one of my friends from college today. Was good to see her and have a natter about the most random of topics, and we even popped for a sneaky drink at Spoons with another pal from college! I tried gin and tonic for the first time ever, and can conclude it is one of the best. Probably shouldn't have opted for an alcoholic beverage though, in hindsight, I'm currently sat watching Supersize vs Superskinny, nursing the most awful sore throat ever.

We (as in the brother, sister and I!) also decided to have a BBQ for dinner tonight. My brother was the chef, and we just had the standard hot dogs and burgers, and the sister and I contributed a potato salad, which - for a first time make - was really good!


Hope you've all had a lovely day in the sun. Stevenage played host to some 22° weather today! I'll be back tomorrow with another Ways to Wear feature hopefully!

54 comments

  1. This is a gorgeous, i love the skirt xx

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  2. Looking lovely here Michelle :) Your potato salad looks yummy! :) x

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  3. Really cute top/shirt combo, very summery :) I love pokadots.

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  4. your skirt is way nice. and i'd never come across jenny's blog before. think it's gonna be one i'll love! so thanks for the heads up :) xoxo

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  5. mhm, your shoes and shirt are nice, really great outfit

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  6. AH I LOVE THIS OUTFIT! It's very spotty and lovely. I really think i need that top in my wardrobe. the blue and the pinky colour go so well together looks like you've had a lovely day! xxx

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  7. Nice bit of colour blocking going on there! Love the spotty top :D

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  8. aww i swear you look so lovely in anything polka dot, like a little mini-mouse! <3

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  9. This is cute! I love your mixed polka dots!

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  10. Aw thank you Sarah! xx

    Thanks Corrie (: It was pretty good, if I may say so myself! For a first time attempt, it tasted quite nice, although we undercooked some of the potato aha! x

    Thank you Lizzy, I'm such a sucker for a polka dot!

    Thanks Laura (: You're welcome! I've spoken to Jenny a few times and she's so sweet! xo

    Aw thanks Joanna! ^_^

    Eep thank you Rose! I really liked the blue and pink together as well! Was such a nice day, I'm exhausted, and my back is just killing me though haha (: Hope you managed to get some sketchbook work done ;) xxx

    Haha it was totally unintentional as well, Emma! Thanks pal ;D xx

    Aw thanks Fern (: xx

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  11. Just lovely!
    And me and my friends love potato salad, a must have at any BBQ. The egg is the perfect touch. Yum. I want a BBQ now!

    x

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  12. I saw lots of spots out shopping today and it made me think of you!

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  13. I sooooo want potato salad now! x

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  14. Aw lovely outfit Michelle :) I can't stop looking at your Alexa, it's so so lovely. G&T is my favourite drink too, other than cocktails where I'm partial to a Mojito ;) Have a great week xx

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  15. that is such a lovely outfit! i love the polka dottie/pink combo :) x

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  16. That all goes really well together , I love that your cheekily slipping in your beautiful mulberry ! xx

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  17. love the tights! (:

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  18. love the pink and polka dot combination, it's so perfect for this sunny weather x

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  19. Oh My! I am in love with your Mulberry, it is just so beautiful! The colour is really unusal too, i've not seen that many in that colourway, which is so lovely as it makes it more unique!

    You look amazing too such a chic summer outfit and i totally have tights evny, those little hearts are just too cute!

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  20. Thanks Kuleigh! x

    Thank you Anna! Oh definitely, its so refreshing and surprisingly easy to make! Hopefully the weather holds out over the weekend for BBQs! xo

    Haha I seem to be wearing a lot of polka dots recently, Rachel! x

    Hahaha ;) I love it Georgie! xo

    It's so good Daisy, tempted to get a fork and just eat some out of the bowl! x

    Aw thank you Stefany! I can't believe I'd never tried G&T before :O It's so refreshing, definitely something I'll be getting again. You too lovely xx

    Thank you Hannah!

    Aw thanks Penny and Lola, oh I don't want to be constantly featuring it, but it really pulled today's outfit together, and I had been wearing it all day aha! xx

    Thank you Amy! x

    Thanks Elise (:

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  21. I'm sosososossoso jealous of your mulberry, i actually think i prefer this colour it to the much adored tan version!
    yumm i <3 BBQ
    xxx

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  22. Thank you Emma! I don't think I've seen anyone with it before actually, obviously people have it, but not many that I know of. Aw thanks sweet, I'm such a tights kinda gal, gonna have to shelve them away for the summer though! xo

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  23. Haha thank you Hannah! I wanted the Tan originally, but opted for this instead (: xo

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  24. I love the skirt and the tights. I definitely need to get some of them next time I'm in Primark!
    Mmm.. I really want a bbq now!

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  25. Haha, Sainsbury's british beef burger's- way forward ;) i love your top and i picked up on your necklace on the longview, what does it look like? it caught my eye and now i'm intrigued hehe. Also, love the ring's! xx

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  26. Wow love your rings! :) that bbq looks soooo yummy x

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  27. I love the combo of the hearts and the spots!!! Theres a top I want from topshop with spots on it actually. Ohhh can't beat a good ole' BBQ in this weather, glad you had a great time! I remember using one of those disposable bbq's at vfest and burnt all the grass, plus we didn't have red sauce! not good!

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  28. Cue massive food envy! Also massive 'I wish I had a garden where I could have a BBQ' envy! Ah well, there's always sunbathing in the park. x

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  29. nom nom nom! I want to have a bbq and those throw away ones are so convenient!

    Loving your outfit and that gorgeous item in your hand! xD

    I'm good thanks :) Hope you're okay too and your throat gets better soon hun! xxxx

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  30. OH HELLO sunny weather & BBQ's :) how this makes me happy!
    Love the outfit, the skirt & tights combo look amazing. The length of the skirt is so pretty and such a lovely colour xx

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  31. love the shape and colour of the skirt !
    and i could so eat a bbq right now

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  32. Super cute! I love polka dots!
    -Jaz
    http://www.fluffyfashioncents.blogspot.co,

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  33. Your swan ring is beautiful!
    x

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  34. Aah sounds like a lovely summers day - BBQ AND g+t...can't quite believe it's only April! The outfit is lovely too - every time i see those loafers i get a pang of envy! x

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  35. i always.. ALWAYS look forward to your posts Michelle, both the pics and the content. Lovely. I adore the pink skirt with the blue polka dotted top.

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  36. I love how much you love food. Maybe we are long lost separated sisters. Or cousins. We're Asian, we have large extended families.

    Also, I want to live in your backyard. It looks so nice!

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  37. Just spent 10 minutes staring at the Alexa, then a further 10 minutes at the food... :) mmm
    xox

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  38. This is so pretty! I love the double polka dots, and the skirt is lovely :)

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  39. Love the mulberry and food :P

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  40. food!!! the heart tights are super cute! and the swan ring!

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  41. I love the pink and the navy together :) big polka-dot fan too! Haha ...so excited it's BBQ weather now :)) xxx

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  42. The colours in this outfit are beautiful :) The pink looks amazing with the blue of your top.
    And that swan ring is so pretty <3
    xxx

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  43. Love the colours too, the skirt is seriously lovely! I love potato salad, this post is making me hungry! :)

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  44. I adore this outfit. You look so beautiful in colours as well as neutrals. You lucky girl, you! OMNOM. Having my 2nd BBQ of the year on Friday ;)

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  45. I reaaaaally love that skirt! Thankyou for following back :-) x

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  46. Thanks Hayley! Hopefully the weather keeps up until the weekend for sneaky BBQs! (: xo

    Absolutely! When I BBQ with the girls, we usually opt for Asda's hahaha ;) Thank you Jessica! It's a little brass elephant from Accessorize, might still be on their website sweet. Hope that helps! xxx

    Thanks Olivia!

    Aw thanks Katie, no idea what's got into me recently, patterns and colour within the same outfit?! I've seen so much that I want from Topshop recently aha >.< Hahaha we did that last summer in the park at Uni, we didn't even realise that it would burn through (stupidly)! xx

    Haha sorry 'TolerateThis' (so sorry I can't find your name despite major blog stalking endeavours!), we used to barbeque in the park at Uni, and I'd always be petrified about getting caught and fined hahaha! x

    Yeah I think the throwaway ones are nice and convenient! It's too much hassle to use our proper one and clean it all up, buy charcoal etc.! Aw thanks Vicky! Should try and meet up over the summer for food and a wander around London town (: xxx

    Indeed Steph, it makes me happy too! :D Aw thank you m'lovely, I really like this length of skirt too, my bodycon skirt has completely been abandoned recently! xo

    Thank you Sara! Hope you're well sweet! xo

    Thanks Jaz!

    Aw thank you Sarah!

    Indeedio ;) Mm it's been so lovely, I'm ridiculously excited for the summer now - just 3 weeks to go for me! Aw thanks Danni! xo

    Really?! That means so so much to hear Emma! Thank you so much honey! <3

    We are probably long lost cousins Alyse, and this makes me happy (: Thank you, our gardener had just been in the morning haha, it looked awful before! x

    Haha, I'm so hungry now reading and replying to my comments, Paula-Ellen! xo

    Thank you Harriet! x

    Aw thanks Stella ^___^

    Thank you Julie (:

    Thanks Derek! I've had my ring for aaages and it's still one of my favourites! x

    I quite like the colour pairing too actually, bit of unintentional colour block and all that! Ooh me too Sarah, I love a good BBQ, although I'm not such a huge fan of the post-BBQ smell that clings onto everything! xxx

    Thank you Alex!

    Aw thanks Rach! Definitely going to be making potato salad again soon, it was so good!

    Eeep, excited for you with the BBQ! I bet it'll be a lovely gathering, as opposed to our little 3-man evening ;) Thank you Bee, also, just had a peek at your latest Vivahearts post and I'm absolutely ordering the journal you mentioned! xxxxx

    Thanks Hannah! You're welcome, your blog is so lovely! xo

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  47. bbq and the best outfit...you look brilliant. x

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  48. You look FAB! I love anything with polka dots and this is a winner in my book :) Also that potato salad looks amazing, fancy sending some my way?! :)

    Maria xxx

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  49. Lovely top and skirt ♥ x

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  50. Thank you so much Claire! Hope you are well sweet! <3

    Ahhh thank you Maria! I didn't realise I wore so much polka dot until people mentioned in the comments of this post aha, definitely going to keep check of it all soon! Haha indeed, will be over to you via air mail! xxx

    Thank you Rebecca (:

    Thank you 'TheMadTwins'!

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  51. lovely skirt! I do the same - especially with old stuff i've rediscovered. I'm doing a 30x30 challenge at the moment and it's REALLLY tempting to keep wearing the same pieces..but that kind of defeats the point of it!!
    That potato salad looks lovely...i can't wait for bbqs on the beach when I get back to uni!!

    Annah xx

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    Ps, i love you blog...it's one of my favourite finds in a long time! definitely added you on bloglovin'!

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