Scotney Castle

Zara Dress (similar here & here) | Zara Bag (similar here & here) | Tommy Hilfiger Flats (similar

So this Summer isn't pool worthy, but the weather is still lovely to visit places. England has a lot of gorgeous gardens which come with old Castles or Manor houses. Yesterday I visited Scotty Castle in Kent, and I would absolutely recommend visiting if you're in the area. It's part of the National Trust, which is a real bonus if you're a member.

My dress was absolutely the right outfit for the weather, and really comfortable paired with flats. I think it would be an excellent work outfit, if that's the environment you work in (sigh, I totally wish I could dress like this for work!).

The past few weeks I have been visiting a lot of vet conferences, one of which was in Wales, and if you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen a few snaps from there also. It was beautiful, and on the last day I hiked in the Brecon Beacons.

When did I become so outdoorsy?! It's the British countryside, I'm convinced!

Nautical Shorts

Zara Shorts / H&M Top (very similar) / Tommy Hilfiger Cardigan (similar) / Stradivarius Wedges (similar) / Furla Bag (similar here & here) / Quay Sunglasses (similar

Wow, do I need a tan or what?! It's not until you see yourself in photos sometimes that you realise. There just hasn't been any proper sun in England this year, it's beyond tragic. It's also very typical, as I planned to spend Summer in the UK this year, on account of it being so nice last year! 

But, the bad weather hasn't stopped me shopping as if there is a Summer... Love these shorts, they are so comfortable, allow for big lunches and look like you put effort into an outfit. 

I have had a few days off work, getting things done at home and clearing out my wardrobe. Basically, those jobs you put off for weeks until you can take it no more! 

Flowy Top for Summer

Zara Top (similar) / Mango Jeans (similar) / Stradivarius Wedges (similar) / Furla Bag (similar

I totally miss the seaside already! 

So for the past month I have been taking yoga and pilates classes, and I actually can tell the difference in my progress since I started. The weather has also started warming up, but it's mostly been cloudy so I haven't been able to bring out my new floppy Summer hat yet. I want to find a good visor hat so I can wear my hair in a bun at the pool, any suggestions? 

So I bought this top on sale last year while in Tenerife. Is it just me, or is the Zara inventory in Spain so much better than in the UK?! Basically living in floaty tops now, plus it allows for a large lunch! 

Floral Top

Primark Top (similar) / Mango Jeans (similar) / Quay Sunglasses (similar) / Tommy Hilfiger Flats (similar

I hope everyone is enjoying their bank holiday Monday, if you live in the UK. I spent it down in Poole visiting my brother. It's definitely one of my favourite places in England. I could stare at the marina all day, watching the boats. We also took a boat trip to Swanage which was lovely, and I might have gotten a bit sunburnt in the process. 

Anyway, I wish I could find this floral top online, but I bought it a couple months ago, so it's possible you can still find it in a Primark shop. It was such a good purchase, and so affordable. 

Also Buddy wanted to be featured on the blog, isn't he so cute?! 

Day in the Countryside (& the most handsome dog)

Mango Jumper (similar here & identical here!) / Zara Trousers / Tommy Hilfiger (very similar)

Happy Sunday! I drove up to the Newmarket area yesterday to visit a friend. It was gorgeous, and she lives in a beautiful village, the whole area being surrounded by thatched cottages and meadows. It was a true Escape to the Country. Newmarket is famous for it's horses and hosts races throughout most of the Summer. We took a walk up one of the racetracks, with her very handsome German Pointer. Obviously he steals the shots! 

Today, I think I will go to the gym and possibly look into getting the newer iPhone, because I'll be in Dorset next weekend, and it would be so lovely if I could get some good quality shots to share.