aristan perfection

Yesterday was one of my kind of days. Coffee, countryside drives and cute cottage filled villages. On a trip to Carlisle we stopped off at Corbridge to stretch our legs. There's a number of lovely coffee shops but there's always that one you return to - Watling Coffee House. After a delightful latte we took my nanas advice and wandered to the local artisan bakery. I spotted the huge meringues when we were driving for a space. Seriously, we could have spent a fortune! I desperately wanted to indulge in a meringue - hazelnut, mint choc chip, raspberry - but, instead I indulged in their muffins. Raspberry & ricotta and a blueberry one topped with a dusting of icing and a blackberry! Have a lovely weekend 


A Gothic Summer

It's not a secret to anyone I know that I'm a slave to wearing black all year. It may be summer in season but the weather certainly doesn't compliment it in Britain.

My friends are a bad influence when we're at the shops, after the words 'Oh, go on Laura. At least try it on' pass their lips I know I'm in trouble.

This dress is simply delightful. My figure doesn't particularly suit maxi skirts but a maxi dress with a cinched in waist fits perfectly. Not just your average maxi dress with delicate lace from the calf downwards and a sexy see through lace panel on the back too. I can wear this in the warm days and float around airily. From just popping to the shops to cocktail night with the girls.

 Miss Selfridge (sale) - £20

life lately

The last few weeks have been hectic to say the least. I literally haven't known whether I'm coming or going. Last night I officially finished my second year of university as I pressed submit on my placement report! Cannot quite believe how quick time is going, soon enough I'll be thrust into the big wide world. 
The weather has been delightful this week but until today I haven't had anytime to bask in the British summer. I've either been at work or stuck in the office at my placement. Today was lovely though. York is such a beautiful place come whatever weather and I intended to make the most of a free day. Sunglasses, NME and iPod packed into my bag I headed into town. The city centre was too busy for my liking.. imagine the usual Saturday crowds but with more added due to the sunshine and the Food Festival (had to avoid because I could have ate everything there!). I wandered over to the museum gardens. Greenery, birds singing, an observatory, abbey ruins and a museum. Ideal. I sat up against the ruins and basked in the sunshine, toe tapping away to Miles Kane and Deap Vally. Within two hours freckles appeared and my shoulders slowly turning into a red, time to head home.
Apart from that all I have done of late is watch Dexter on Netflix on a night and hang with friends. Leeds showed me a different side with posh cocktails and chilled vibes and my Miles Kane gig at The Duchess was bloody wonderful, signed vinyl had to be purchased!

Hope you are all making the most of the sun!
(Oh and how beautiful is my nana in the black & white photograph)!