LAUREL LONDON BLUES

A little while back, I went into town with my parents to have a Coffee Lounge breakfast (see the photo here) and the weather was so lovely that I decided to wear a pair of shorts. Yes, shorts! It was really THAT warm. I bought these in Primark - no surprise there - and I am so crazy for this mad print with rich blue details. I love that they even match my Laurel London phone case. And wow just as I was writing this post I realised that this blazer is actually from Primark too! I bought it about a year ago when I was still living in England. Does it not feel so great when you find those few really cool pieces in Primark? I do not really venture off in there often but when I do, it usually takes a few "rounds". I seriously cannot wait to slip into these during summer. Holidays in the sun here I come!

French coming soon...

BLOGGER BRUNCH OUTFIT

Last week was the first of hopefully many Luxembourg blogger brunches (see photos from that morning here) and so I wanted to make a little extra effort with my outfit. I had picked out this beautiful print dress which I got from the Primark in Cardiff but I unfortunately did not realise that the dress rode up my bum whenever I walked and so I grabbed my orange split maxi skirt to slip it on over the dress as moving about on a pogo stick or a mobility scooter were not exactly feasible solutions. I find it a bit of shame as I really do love the print - I may just grab a pair of scissors and turn it into a crop top!

Il y a une semaine nous nous sommes réunies (voir photos ici) pour notre premier blogger brunch à Luxembourg: le premier de toute une série peut-être! Naturellement, je voulais faire un petit effort avec ma tenue. J’avais choisi cette très belle robe imprimée que j’avais achetée chez Primark à Cardiff. Malheureusement, je ne savais pas que la robe allait remonter sur mes fesses quand je marchais, et j’ai donc saisi ma maxi jupe orange à fente. C’était la solution plus simple, si je ne voulais pas me déplacer à l’aide d’un pogostick ou d’un scooter pour handicapés! C’est vraiment dommage, car j’aime bien cette robe imprimée. Je vais peut-être l'attaquer avec des ciseaux et la transformer en crop top!!

LIGER SHOES

I have been um-ing and ah-ing about buying a pair of leopard print flats as the last pair I bought were a questionable 8-pound pair from Primark. I absolutely love prints but there was something about the thought of an all-leopard shoe that did not really do it for me. I love the leopard Vans-style slip-ons that so many people seem to have and which so many brands seem to have emulated, but I could not wrap my head around the style - I did not think they were very me (N.B. I say this now but this idea of "me" and style without a doubt changes over time). When I was in Cardiff visiting my younger brother, we came across a store that sold a variety of clothing items - both men and women - and a variety of brands too. I spotted these shoes and then zoomed straight towards them like there was no tomorrow. I absolutely adore the tiger head on the tip of the leopard print covered shoe by YRU. I think it makes for such an awesome change!

Depuis un bon moment j’hésitais quant à l’achat de souliers plats à motif léopard, car auparavant j’en avais acheté chez Primark une paire qui ne me coûtait que huit livres. J’aime beaucoup les imprimés, mais je n’étais pas convaincue par l’idée de souliers totalement léopard, même si j’adore les chaussures slip-on du style Vans qui est la tendance de la saison et qui a été imité par tant d’autres marques. Mais j’avais du mal à accepter l’idée: je ne croyais pas que le motif léopard fût mon truc. Je dis "mon truc", mais sans doute il change avec le temps! Lors de ma visite chez mon frère à Cardiff, nous avons découvert un magasin qui vendait plusieurs marques de vêtements d’homme et de femme. J’ai repéré ces souliers, et j’y ai braqué tout de suite mon regard. J’adore la tête de tigre au bout du soulier à motif léopard de YRU. C’est une innovation vraiment géniale.