Here are June's outfit favourites! To see what inspired me during this lovely first month of summer go here at my tumblr.
As usual, the links underneath the photos link back to the original post of these lovely ladies.
I would probably never thought of wearing this outfit before with no top underneath the blouse since it is see-through, especially if I was out (which I wasn't by the way). But when having temperatures reaching almost 40ºC this day, even wearing a bra was annoying. It is "interesting" how I don't really mind posting these on the internet, even if you can't really see much, but I would probably not go out to anywhere like this. Regardless of that, I love this blouse for many reasons and I wanted to wear it so I did. Want to know why I love it so much? First, it was my mother's and handmade by her. Second, she sewed me one exactly the same, only smaller, that I remember perfectly wearing in the summer when I was about 6 or 7. Third, it has tiny polkadots. Fourth, it is white. And, finally, fifth, it buttons up in the back! I found it recently with no buttons and took me a bit to choose some buttons to sew on it but I ended up with pearly ones. It is now one of my most treasured items!
Oh, and excuse me, I'm showing another wrinkly blouse. I should have ironed it, but I assure you it didn't seem that wrinkly. And you're also seeing my latest uniform while at home, which has been a lot. I have been wearing nothing but these shorts and loose tops, blame the heat!
Now that I see these photos, this would be even more "Americana" channelling outfit it I was wearing some jeans instead of a skirt. And that's what my sister, the owner of 2/3 of the things I'm wearing, would probably wear since she's definitely a jeans girl. But I had to add at least one girly touch to this so hence the skirt. And speaking about it, I will probably feature it in a "remix" post sometime soon, since I've worn quite a lot.
On another note, this is such a simple outfit. A good example how in real life we don't dress, or at least I, with too much going on every single day. Half the time I'm definitely a minimalist. And especially in this heat in Portugal, now all I seem to want to wear is a super light dress and sandals with my hair up!
Levis t-shirt and Converse shoes (both borrowed from my sister)
I completely forgot that these pictures existed till finding them today stored in my computer while looking for something (*hint, hint*, new "about" button!). They're from February when I was at Madeira, and are from a day spent strolling on the city of Funchal with my boyfriend (miss!). It feels good to remember times through photos, once in a while I do it, so despite my outfit not being anything special, I still wanted to post these.
Bershka denim shirt (gift)
Lefties "cupcakes" t-shirt
H&M salmon pencil skirt
Zara navy tights
Bershka blue plimsoles
VAGG bag (gift)
*pictures by my boyfriend
PS: For a person who pretty much dislikes Bershka, it's odd to be wearing two pieces from there in the same outfit. But I must note that I do love the (few) things I have from Bershka.
These past few days have been quite hot, I don't even feel like leaving the house until 7pm or I'll melt. And though these pictures were taken in a bit cloudy afternoon it was still hot. Well, I can't have enough of this blouse, my current favourite. The skirt is not new too, and again, my almost-worn-everyday sandals. The blouse can be a pain, being linen and with my-hatred-towards-ironing, but it feels so nice on days like today, even thick linen feels much lighter than a (tight) cotton t-shirt or a synthetic blouse. Because despite my weather app on my desktop saying it's 22ºC today here, I am sure it was close to 30º earlier!
Remember me mentioning the visit to my aunt's swimming pool here? Well this is what I wore that day, chilling in the swing after lunch, then a few swims (not with those clothes of course) and then a nice 50's style snack while sunbathing. Is that quality of life or what? :)
I was searching for a star print dress for ages when Emily showed me the wonders of ebay. I got hooked stalking star print dresses and in three days after deciding that ebay was the place to go to finally get a nice star print dress I had this baby with me. I don't know why it took me so long to post it but I guess special things usually stay unworn more often, I kept trying to find a special occasion to wear it, of course it didn't happen so I decided just to wear it.
New Look dress, via ebay
Primark coral belt
Accessorize cameo necklace -- Rimmel London lipstick in Alarm Barry M nailpolish in Mint
New thing: haircut! yay Old place: Figueira da Foz, beach town near Coimbra. How awesome was the ocean?
In this outfit there's nothing new, old dress from H&M, though still one of my favourites. And sandals from last summer, they barely were worn then, so I'm making up for lost time and wearing them almost every day now.
Well here's my new hair. And now that I got it much shorter than I had I am still not very happy because it's too layered and may cut again a few cm more.
Oops. One more post from London. With my old hair. Yup, if you don't follow me on Twitter you probably don't know that I got a (drastic) haircut, but I'll disclose the results later for you to see! I promise to post some photos from here in my next post since it is now a week since I arrived, but first excuse me while I swim a bit in my aunt's swimming pool and enjoy the sun tomorrow, hehe.
I was so excited to find this little yellow dress in the same car boot sale where I got this hat. I have been trying to find a pretty yellow dress for a while and when I got this for only £2 I thought I was so lucky! Unfortunately, despite being my size, the dress was very uncomfortable when I tried it at home and only wore it enough time to take these pictures. Now it has been donated to the charity shop to make someone smaller than me happy and I will have to keep looking for the perfect little yellow dress...
These pictures were taken in Battersea. Me and Emily went to the car boot sale there and when we found this wall after some lovely shopping we found the perfect place for a shoot! I don't know who painted it but it is amazing and very imposing. Even more in pictures, where I can become washed over by the portraits next to me.
Thrifted Gap blouse Thrifted cardigan Zara jeans Primark plimsoles Primark belt H&M tote bag (Garden Collection) Bow brooch and braided headband were gifts from Emily
First things first, thank you all so much for your feedback on my last post. It is nice to know that some of you also may feel a bit like me in "younger" clothing choices but also do not care if you like it ;) Made me want to wear that dress more now hehe. Which I can probably do now, with no jacket included, since I am in Portugal now YAY!
I arrived here yesterday for a vacation and took the 6:30am flight. If you want some advice, don't take such early flights if you can (even though they're usually the cheapest ones!). I had no sleep since I had to leave my house in London at 2:30am in the rain (!), catch the bus, catch the train to the airport, catch a plane, get the metro at Porto to go to the train station, get a train to Coimbra and then walk a bit from the station to my grandparent's house. This all with no sleep and dragging a 20Kg suitcase and a very heavy carry on is not good. my arms are so so sore. But I am happy now I am in a real warm place with sun! (ok London was not so bad, only didn't stop raining all Sunday but Saturday was quite good). And I also got a new lipstick at the duty free in Gatwick, of course it had to be a red one ;)
Oh and these pictures were taken at Kennington Park in London, where is going to happen a Portuguese festival on the 12th of June, if you're interested (mainly if you're Portuguese living in London or nearby), it's the celebration of Portugal, Camões and Portuguese Communities Day in the 10th (since it's only a bank holiday in Portugal there has to happen on Sunday so that's why it's on the 12th). Just across Oval tube station on Northern Line.