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The Beach at Sundown - The White Company

Stripe Jumper - Link // Shorts - Link // Straw Bag - Link
How lucky are we to live in this beautiful county. On Wednesday we decided to take a break from the routine and took full advantage of the amazing weather. Its so easy to get stuck in a rut isn't it...... wake up, go to work, drive home, make dinner, bath, book, bed. You know the drill and although I am a firm believer in routine especially when you have children, they need that structure and stability in their lives, I do think its just as important to take a break from the mundanity of life and just live a little.

So when I got home from work on Wednesday we packed up our disposable BBQ, some sausages, finger rolls and marshmallows and chocolate biscuits (for S'mores obviously) and headed to Godrevy beach for a little family BBQ at sundown.
The beach is definitely my happy place. No matter how often I visit the beach (and trust me, its a lot) it always takes my breath away.  The tide was out when we arrived so we took a little stroll to the shore and had a paddle in the sea we then played some beach games, drew pictures in the sand and made sand castles then it was time to fire up the barbie.
It gets chilly in the evenings in Cornwall so although its all well and good wearing a bikini in the daytime its always worth taking a jumper or cardigan to keep you warm in the evening. I absolutely love this striped jumper from The White Company because it has two of my favourite things
1. Stripes
2. 100% cotton
Lets face it, you can't go to the beach in this day and age without some sort of straw bag and this one is the perfect size for everything and I mean EVERYTHING. Trust me I had butter, ketchup, bread rolls, a t-shirt, a spade, a towel and my keys all in this bag. I'm pretty sure it belonged to Mary Poppins first.
I finished off the beachy look with these cotton towelling shorts (I've got a thing for cotton) they are so soft and comfortable and are perfect for running after a beachball or for putting on after having a dip in the sea.

All clothing items are available at The White Company and if you use the code SUNSHINE15 you can get 15% off full priced items (valid until 19th June). What are you waiting for.......
It was quite literally the perfect evening. The smell of sausages sizzling on the BBQ, the golden glow from the sun as it started to set, sand between my toes, the salty sea air, marshmallow bursting out of the S'mores. Pure perfection.  It's safe to say we all slept really well that evening.
I encourage you all to the a break from the norm.....it really is so refreshing.

Keep Smiling
xxx

*This post is in collaboration with The White Company - a company that I have loved for many years and am delighted to be working with. All images, words and views are my own.


SPRING CAPSULE WARDROBE

This is kinda ridiculous, I mean i'm already over a month into my Spring Capsule and i'm only now sharing the items in my wardrobe. To be fair though we had quite a bit of ice, snow, rain and plummeting temperatures in March that it took me a while to part from my cosy knits, scarves and hats.

I'm still learning with this whole Capsule Wardrobe malarky. Its difficult to know what pieces to add for each season. When I think of Spring I think of floaty light materials and bright and pastel shades, definitely not fluffy socks, thick coats and pompom hats!! I'm pretty sure come next Spring I will have nailed it as I'll have this blogpost as a reference.

Anyway onto the good stuff.  Here is what I have added in my Spring Capsule.  Ive linked any items that are still available or similar but please bare in mind that the majority of my items are past season.

1-Whistles//2-Maison La Biche//3-Second Female//4-Topshop//5-Topshop
6-Marks&Spencer//7-NewLook//8-Topshop//9.Topshop//10.Maison La Biche
11-F&F Tesco//12-F&F Tesco//13-F&F Tesco//14-F&F Tesco//15-Boden 
16-Topshop//17-Topshop//18-Topshop//19-Topshop
20-F&F Tesco//21-Newlook//22-ASOS//23-Zara
24-Topshop//25-Topshop//26-Topshop//27-Newlook
28-Seasalt//29-All Saints//30-NewLook//31-Topshop(Similar)//32-Topshop(Similar)
37-H&M(pink)//38-ASOS(Similar)//39-Dune

So there you have it the entire contents of my spring capsule (i think). Im looking forward to it warming up soon. May is usually a good month weather wise and boy am I looking forward to cracking out my Saltwater sandals next season!

Keep Smiling
xxx

JO & CO


Last Thursday I had the great pleasure of spending the morning at Jo & Co Home in Wadebridge. Let me begin by telling you just how beautiful the actual store is in itself. It is so aesthetically pleasing with the dreamiest pastel shades throughout the store, the delightful waft of candles, wardrobe must haves, the cosiest sofa's and the most gorgeous pink armchair that you'll ever lay your eyes on. Its basically #interiorgoals and exactly how I want my home to look (if only my husband would just let me have free reign on the house......pink armchair be mine)

Now I must forewarn you, if you ever plan to visit the store BEWARE - YOU WILL WANT ALL THE THINGS!!

I was invited to the store to share my favourite fashion/style items and homewares. So lets jump straight into fashion shall we. I was in my element perusing the rails of beautiful spring clothing.

Now as much as I would love to reach for open toe sandals and little camisole tops, Spring is still very much a chilly season here in Cornwall so layers are essential but that doesn't mean you can't make them the prettiest layers. My style is very comfortable, casual and practical. I'm most comfortable in denim, pretty knitwear, t-shirts tucked into jeans, a pair of Vans and simple jewellery. You'll very rarely find me in a heel higher than 2 inches. Here are my top picks (i've linked the items that are available online, everything else is available in store providing it is not out of stock).

// 1- The most beautiful long white cardigan // 2 - Blush pink suede jacket (heart eyes) // 3 - Cosy knitwear in the dreamiest colour // 4 - Joy of Living 
// 5 - Pleased to Meet You // 6 - Navy Espadrilles // 7 - Cosiest trousers 

And here I am modelling some of the items because lets face it "dress up" never stops being fun no matter what your age.


OK so moving onto homeware. If I could have my way I would definitely have THAT duck egg velvet sofa with all the cream and blush pink cushions (i'm starting to think that divorce might be a good idea......just think how beautiful my home would be *Just kidding Dylan). But it's amazing what a lovely soft throw, some fluffy cushions, a mirror and a pretty little vase can do for your space. The little finishing touches can really make a room.



Here are my top homeware picks. Obviously I'm including the sofa because its just stunning also did I mention its velvet. Fortunately Jo is opening a furniture store this Spring so if you're on the hunt for beautiful furniture then watch this space.


//1 - Velvet Sofa // 2 - Hanging Planter // 3 - Wool Rug // 4 - Stripe Cushion 

And there you have it..... a few of my favourite things. I mean this list could just go on and on and on but I feel it would be easier if you just went straight over to the website because quite frankly I love everything. Better still if you're local or you're visiting Cornwall check out the store for yourself in Wadebridge, you'll get so much interior inspiration (envy) and the girls that work there are the loveliest bunch.

Keep Smiling
xxx

*This post was sponsored by Jo & Co Home. All thoughts and views are my own and are 100% genuine.

awin