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God bless the British summer for getting me out of a trip to the wildlife park to feed tigers today(!) I woke up this morning to see rain-soaked pavements and garden outside, and was surprisingly quite pleased, the heat and humidity has been a bit unbearable, 30°C while still on hometurf leaves me at a bit of a loss of what to do. I was also forced to retreat back indoors for my photos today because it rained so much!



(Top, Topshop;
Shorts, Forever 21;
Cardigan, Topshop;
Ring, Miss Selfridge;
Necklace, Urban Outfitters.)

Wearing this safari inspired outfit today: I've been after a soft, slouched fit pair of khaki shorts - without going down the cargo route - all summer, and finally tracked these down in the new London Forever 21 store last week. I'm currently after a not-too-sheer, double breasted pocketed, sleeveless white shirt to wear with these shorts, but today, a simple heart print tee also felt "right".

Despite my consistent moaning about the summer, August is probably one of my favourite months. I love the slow trickle of AW collections coming into stores, and literally can't wait for the upcoming Fashion Weeks! Must remember to apply for my London Fashion Week pass again this season! I spent my entire Sunday immersed in magazines getting super excited for New York FW after reading Victoria Beckham and Nicola Formichetti's interviews in ELLE Collections (a must-buy for fellow fashion enthusiasts!). So inspiring.

Also just wanted to reflect on the past twenty months (!!!) that have somehow escaped me since I started this little blog. Never in a million years would I expect that people wanted to read my inane musings and words about fashion and style. I started this blog as a seperate platform for me to write, away from my Uni work, and it has since grown into something I'm truly proud of. I've learnt so much about my personal style and my wardrobe and "fashion head" has definitely evolved into something that feels more me. The Look Show is coming up again, and I'd be so grateful to go along to it again (I went as a plus one with Lily last season and it was such a lovely show!), but this time as a front row blogger. I'm sure you all know I live and breathe the fashion industry: blogging at the Look Show would be such an amazing experience, and of course, something I'd love to share with you pretty bunch! This is my "entry" to the competition, I'm keeping everything crossed; wish me luck?

Anyway, I'm going to get into some comfies, and spend my evening reading the September issue of UK Vogue! Hopefully I'll get some time to write a much belated Ways to Wear installment for tomorrow as well, I'll be covering sheer shirts as requested a few weeks ago. Anyone have exciting plans for rainy England today?

35 comments

  1. Love your nails! Think I would be glad not to be feeding tigers too! Just a lil bit scary lol! xx

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  2. Love the top.
    There was a baby tiger at the zoo near Lake District, she was so cute. Hope you had fun at the wildlife park.

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  3. Gorgeous outfit. The weather has been crazy at the moment but least it gives us variety I guess. I must get my hands on the new Vogue. And also, you should be proud of Daisybutter. I love reading it! x

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  4. So pretty! Good luck for the Look blogging competition, you should win it. Your blog is just amazing and you really deserve it xxxx

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  5. your top is so cute, love your cardigan and your ring!
    good luck for the look comp!
    need to get that issue ASAP!
    Krissy xoxo

    www.swallowmyfashion.blogspot.com

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  6. I love your shorts, and your perfect jewellery choices as always!

    Good luck with the Look compition too

    www.bethscircus.blogspot.com

    xx

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  7. Your heart top is so sweet and all I've done today is change into fresh pj's because I'm a little ill. I'm thankful it's not as hot though, I was exhausted yesterday, was just too hot!

    I'm loving the collections for AW, as much as I wanted summer I'll be glad when its over - I forget how warm it can get here. The good thing about winter is atleast you can layer up to the max whereas you can only take off a certain amount of clothes without being arrested for indecent exposure!!

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  8. The heavens really opened today, didn't they! I'm secretly extremely excited for Autumn/Winter...

    Congratulations on such a good load of blogging months - your blog is lovely and deserves all the success it gets. x

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  9. Good luck in the competition, I'd love to see your win, absolutely adore your blog and writing style! Are you reading Never Let Me Go? I absolutely loved it, though its so sad ): xxx

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  10. love love love that t-shirt :-)

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  11. Aw a trip to feed Tigers sounds like fun, haha :)

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  12. this is so cute, love the top!!! :)


    xo Emma

    www.fromcitytocity-emm.blogspot.com

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  13. Such a lovely outfit missy! I was so shocked at how much it rained this morning here too, although the tempt hasn't dropped all that much still pretty humid! Ahh totes got called half way through commenting and now I have no idea what I was saying! :O Ooo I was in Soton today :P Getting soaked and avoiding ikea :P

    L x

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  14. I love your ring! And feeding tigers?! That's pretty cool.
    I hope you get to go to the Look Show :)

    Is 'Never Let Me Go' good? It's one of those books I want to read before I see the film, and I've heard a few mixed review from it xx
    Sirens and Bells

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  15. Cute-as outfit! The heart print shirt definitely works with the khaki shirts. I was looking for a pair for ages, too, and managed to get a nice pair at Primani for a bargainous £5 a month or two ago!

    Good luck in the Look contest! I'm also entering when I get the chance to write up an entry, hah!

    x Michelle | thefeatherden.net

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  16. Love this outfit, especially the heart print top, its adorable! I've been wanting to read 'Never Let Me Go' for ages now, is it any good? x

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  17. oh never let me go is a beautiful book, as is the movie! and those safari shorts are lovely. good luck in the look contest, i hope you win! x

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  18. ah i love never let me go. great film & book. got the book for £2 from my local indie cinema. not baaad. also your outfit is gorgeous and the tee is just too cute x

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  19. you have such a slim figure and a lovely sense of style :-)

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  20. I really need to get to Forever 21!
    x

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  21. Such a cute outfit, and it definitely matches with your days activites aha. I also love your jewellry :) Your blog's awesome, definitely one of my favourites- good luck on the Look competition xx

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  22. You're just so cute, I think you'd look adorable in a binbag! I love this though - the top is so sweet, and I would not have looked twice at those shorts on the hanger, but they look amazing on you. I love your entry to the Look Magazine, I always love hearing people's stories about why they started blogging and what it means to them. Sure, there's a bit of bitchiness around, but for the most part it's an incredibly warm, intelligent community of amazing girls who have found likeminded people, and made lots of good friends. Still debating whether or not to enter my blog for the Look Show, I am tempted! :)

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  23. gorgeous outfit, love that tee! what is the new f21 store like? your look entry is brilliant - you should certainly be a finalist, your blog is brilliant michelle xx

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  24. Feed tigers?! How cool! Love your outfit! xo

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  25. Ooh I love your top + ring!

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  26. Lovely outfit, I went to F21 last week too, a bit mad but quite a few little gems there. I love the necklace by the way. Good luck with the comp! xx

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  27. I'm in love with the t-shirt! It's so cute but so simple and functional too.

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  28. Really do love khaki shorts, and trousers in general as well. I think they go with pretty much everything!

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  29. Awh really cute look

    http://ninety2wo.blogspot.com

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  30. I LURVE these shorts! This outfit is lovely :)

    Maria xxx

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  31. I love this outfit! everything just seems to fit you perfectly! those shorts are so lovely. I've never owned a pair of shorts that colour and i think I'm missing out!! xxxx

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