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July 2016

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    I LOVE CAROUSEL :: BY THE SEA

    I Love Carousel

    I Love Carousel – By the Sea

    Summer weather in England: sporadic, humid and sometimes hot, but always welcome. Although it doesn’t happen often, news that a heatwave is making its way to our shores brings summertime plans, because inevitably it won’t last long. With a spell of unusually warm weather forecast, and a Carousel dress just begging to be worn, John and I planned a mid-week evening at the seaside. As you know, I’m already a fan of Carousel clothing so where better to visit wearing a nautical dress than picturesque Lytham?

    Which starts to explain where I’ve been. Since John moved in, my blogging schedule has gone haywire. I’ve been writing when I feel inspired or when I’ve had the time. I’ve been making the most of evenings after work (because let’s face it, having a work/life balance is still something of a novelty) or we’ve been putting plans into action to make our house a home (read: hours lost to Pinterest). The recent radio silence is because we’ve been painting the living room, taking it back to white to begin our mid-century inspired plans. Regular blog posting shall resume, shortly. Until then, let me tell you about our seaside trip. 

    After work last Tuesday, we decided to take a short drive up the M6 and along the Fylde Coast to visit Lytham. Located just six miles from the shores of Blackpool, Lytham feels a world away. We strolled along the promenade until we reached the town’s famed windmill. Standing tall, it’s an enchanting landmark to admire so we joined the rest of the mid-week revellers to sit in its mighty shadow and enjoy summer. It’s times like these that I feel grateful: to feel the coastal breeze in my hair whipping away the mundane worries of the day, to breathe wonderful deep breaths of sea air, to enjoy a hazy, golden sunset. It feels wonderful just to be. 

    Of course, no trip to the seaside would be complete without a themed outfit. This dress is from one of my favourite brands, I Love Carousel clothing, based in Dublin,(regular readers will remember March’s post featuring Carousel: vintage modern dressing). Taken from their new summer range, the Debbie Boat dress encapsulates the carefree feel of summer. Despite the word ‘pink’ being part of my namesake, it’s a colour I rarely wear but with its sweetheart neckline I decided to give it a try. Of course, being a lover of prints, Debbie’s repeating boats pattern may have played a part and naturally, I had to pair it with this nautical stripe suitcase bag. Damn it, if I can’t go on holiday this year, I’m going to live in a world of make believe!

    Outfit Details
    // Debbie boat dress :: c/o I Love Carousel //
    // Suitcase bag :: Accessorize //
    // Clogs :: Lotta from Stockholm //
    // Sunglasses :: Orla Kiely //
    //Jewellery :: Vintage //I Love Carousel
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    ENGLISH SUMMER RAIN

    “Always stays the same, nothing ever changes, English summer rain, seems to last for ages.” English Summer Rain, Placebo We’re tricked into the illusion of an…

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