How to look hot and stay cool this Summer

Well, this is my first "real" blog (arrrrh exciting!). The best way I could think to start my blog was to talk about my recent holiday to the South of France. We hired a beautiful house near Bergerac. It was totally isolated and miles away from civilisation. Ten years ago, this would have been my hell, no bars, clubs, people in general, but with a busy job and a small baby it was just heaven. I didn't have many opportunities to dress up, but as a girl who loves her clothes there was no way I was just going to slob around.
This was one of my favourite dresses. I bought it from Mango, along with a new statement necklace (one of many I bought as a birthday treat to myself!) fromTopshop. I rarely get to wear it as it is very "summery", light, made of silk, has a habit of flying up and flashing my knickers with even the hint of a bit of wind and it is a very bright coral colour. I adore coral. I would say, most definitely one of my fav colours. It's bright and bold and so, so pretty. It was a treat to get to get to wear it.
I'm not sure if you know about the culture in France, but I lived there for two years and know it quite well, and the norm is not to wear bright colours. I am sure that I will talk about this again many times later in my blogs as it is a real bug bear of mine, but basically it is a little frowned upon and it makes you "stand out" too much. So, as predicated I got a few raised eyebrows, but that did not put a damper on my love of the dress for me! :-)
This top was another holiday firm favourite. This was from my very own from Sugarhill Boutique. I also have this top as a dress. I bought it because of the amazing colour. I am a real colour girl. I very rarely wear black. Why wear black when there are so many beautiful, inspiring colours out there? Mint is a great summer colour. It looks fab with a tan and I think particularly complements blonde hair colour. It is made of chiffon and has a cross over back which is a little cheeky and shows your tanned back off. I wore this top a few times as it went well with little skirts, denim shorts, jeans or maxi skirts. I wore it with a chunky faux silver Topshop necklace.

The rest of the clan! Scarlett wearing a "Pepper Pig" jumper in 32 degree heat! (She insisted!) and my lovely Ian.


  1. You have a beautiful family, you must be so proud! Love that turquoise top on you!

    Amy x

  2. Thank you so much for ypur posts on how to look beautiful on summer.
    And you are so blessed to get this wonderful family...I love that cutie..May god shower all the joy on you!!!

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