Dip in the pool

Holiday wardrobe

I’ve already had my summer holiday back in May, I went away for a week with the girls. It was devine, a week in the sunshine sipping cocktails by the pool. It was the kind of holiday where we just relaxed, sunbathed and didn’t do a lot else.


Leading up to my holiday I started to look around for swim suits, as we all know, you need a new swimsuit for your holiday. I’ve turned some of my favourites into illustrations. I love these swimsuits from New Look and this high waisted bikini from Shein. Now wishing I had another pool holiday planned so I have an excuse to buy the spotty bikini.

Swimsuits – new Look
Bikini – Shein
Sunglasses – ASOS
Straw Bag – Topshop
Sandals & Earring – Zara
Sliders & Scrunchy – Topshop
Phonecase – Skinny Dip
Lippie, Nail Varnish & Compact – Chanel
SPF Sun Block – Nivea

Illustrations – Amy Purfield-Clark

Gaudi Garden, Barcelona…

salou_018salou_013salou_007insta_spain01This was my first visit to Spain and I was beyond excited for our day trip to Barcelona – mainly to see all the Gaudi buildings. I’ve always admired them and to see them up close was just amazing and along with the rest of the city. Dave and I are already planning our next visit, I feel there is still a lot more of the city I’d like to explore.

As we we’re only here for one day we hopped on a open topped bus for a tour of the city and jumped off at Gaudi’s Garden, which is located at the far top of the city. Along the way we went past a couple of Gaudi’s building and the jaw dropping Garda Familia. It was crazy detailed and just amazing to see up close in person!insta_spain salou_005salou_015For our day out exploring Barcelona, I wore a new dress I’d picked up from New Look. I loved the croche details, the modest midi length and side splits. To the to keep the sun off my shoulders and stopping any chance of burning I opted for my light kimono, which is also from New Look. As there was a slight chance of a thunderstorm (which happened as we were leaving, thankfully!) I wore my fedora hat, this also helped keep the sun off my head. I’m also wearing my new sandals from Topshop, which since my last post I now have them in tan too – oops! they are just so comfy I had to get another pair – to finish off the look I teamed my vintage Chiltern Bag.salou_009salou_028What I’m wearing –
Dress & Kimono – New Look
Shoes – Topshop
Bag – Vintage
Fedora Hat – Urban Outfitters
salou_017 salou_023salou_034 Photos – Shooting Dave

Sundown…

parkpark1amy_blog_008This outfit is what I call my summer uniform, it’s easy to wear and keeps me cool on hot days. In my opinion you can’t go wrong with a midi skirt and t-shirt combo, its so simple yet effective. I’m also loving how much use I’m getting out of this little jacket, its perfect and light weight and very glad I invested in it last year! I mixed up my bag selection and opted for this much treasured vintage handbag.
park_01amy_blog_019 amy_blog_021 amy_blog_015amy_blog_022What I’m wearing –

Jacket – Warehouse

Skirt c/o Mad Elizabeth Vintage

Bag – Vintage, Thrift

T-shirt – Topshop

Belt – Urban Outfitters

Glasses – Cheap Monday

Loafers – Office

Ring – Freedom, Topshop

amy_blog_002amy_blog_024amy_blog_025Photos – Shooting Dave
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Blossoming Flowers…

amy_blog_077amy_blog069And Heidi Braids!

It’s not often I have my hair up, the occasional top knot and now the full Heidi braid. It started with what I call the half Heidi braid and now my hair is long enough to have it in full braids, wahoo! I’ve been growing it for some time now, this is some achievement for me, as I usually get it cut into a bob when it starts to get long. Today was delightfully sunny and a hair up day. I wish I hadn’t worn tights but felt scary to ditch them while at home. I gave a nod to the sunshine with a pastel colour palette. This little bag and dress work perfectly together. To keep the colours soft I went with this linen jacket from last summer and my old sunglasses in pinky hues.

amy_blog_082amy_blog_067amy_blog058amy_blog_093What I’m wearing –

Dress – Vintage

Sunglasses – H&M

Bag c/o  Karren Brady, BHS

Jacket – Warehouse

Shoes c/o Clarks

amy_blog_096amy_blog_084amy_blog087amy_blog_071Photos – Shooting Dave
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