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So here we have some boots I purchased from Bicester Village a little while back. I actually went there with the intention of finding some staple black ankle boots so I guess I can say it was a successful trip right?! 

I had previously looked at Saint Laurent boots but of course, when shopping any outlet, you don't know what they'll have until you walk through the door. It goes without saying that I instantly loved the above pair when I saw them on the shelf (these & these are also particular, more extravagant,  faves) but, I didn't want to take the jump and buy the first pair I saw so made sure to shop around before taking the plunge...

In terms of sizing, I normally wear a UK 6 (EU 39) but with these I actually ended up sizing down. I'm not sure whether they generally run big but for similar styles to these I'd recommended going a size smaller.
Charlotte x
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SAINT LAURENT ANKLE BOOTS

26 September 2016 Birmingham, UK

So here we have some boots I purchased from Bicester Village a little while back. I actually went there with the intention of finding some staple black ankle boots so I guess I can say it was a successful trip right?! 

I had previously looked at Saint Laurent boots but of course, when shopping any outlet, you don't know what they'll have until you walk through the door. It goes without saying that I instantly loved the above pair when I saw them on the shelf (these & these are also particular, more extravagant,  faves) but, I didn't want to take the jump and buy the first pair I saw so made sure to shop around before taking the plunge...

In terms of sizing, I normally wear a UK 6 (EU 39) but with these I actually ended up sizing down. I'm not sure whether they generally run big but for similar styles to these I'd recommended going a size smaller.
Charlotte x
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If you'd have mentioned the words 'leopard print' and 'charlotte' in the same sentence this time last year, I would have most definitely pulled a very confused face. But, fast forward to the latter half of 2016 and those two are working hand-in-hand, or at least I like to think so... 

Leopard print has always been one of those 'grey areas' in my book as I've always been extremely hesitant... I'm still very picky when it comes down to it; in terms of the colours etc. I don't know if it's just me? or whether it's a general 'knit-pick' consensus? None the less, a leopard top matched with suuuuuper high waisted leather shorts is a combo I can't say no to. I'd happily live in these shorts all year round if it was acceptable. 

Photography by Joshua Grice



SUNGLASSES: RAYBAN / TOP: TOPSHOP (SIMILAR) / SHORTS: THE KOOPLES (SIMILAR) / BOOTS: COS (SIMILAR)
Charlotte x
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DARK LEOPARD

23 September 2016 Birmingham, UK



If you'd have mentioned the words 'leopard print' and 'charlotte' in the same sentence this time last year, I would have most definitely pulled a very confused face. But, fast forward to the latter half of 2016 and those two are working hand-in-hand, or at least I like to think so... 

Leopard print has always been one of those 'grey areas' in my book as I've always been extremely hesitant... I'm still very picky when it comes down to it; in terms of the colours etc. I don't know if it's just me? or whether it's a general 'knit-pick' consensus? None the less, a leopard top matched with suuuuuper high waisted leather shorts is a combo I can't say no to. I'd happily live in these shorts all year round if it was acceptable. 

Photography by Joshua Grice



SUNGLASSES: RAYBAN / TOP: TOPSHOP (SIMILAR) / SHORTS: THE KOOPLES (SIMILAR) / BOOTS: COS (SIMILAR)
Charlotte x
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Whilst in Malaga, I had to pop into Zara (quite a few times and in quite a few locations) to see if there was anything different in store compared to what we have in the UK. 

This flared sleeve top fits in with the 70's trend that we've seen for a while now and it's so easy to wear. One of my fave flared top i've seen has to be this one; wear it with some leather shorts and boots for what's left of summer or with boyfriend jeans and a fur coat for the winter!

ps. i know my legs look a little bit on the red side... but, let's just pretend like they don't?

SUNGLASSES: RAYBAN / TOP: ZARA (SIMILAR BELOW) / SHORTS: LEVI'S / SHOES: BIRKENSTOCK / BAG: LONGCHAMP
Charlotte x
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STAPLE SLEEVES

19 September 2016 malaga, spain

Whilst in Malaga, I had to pop into Zara (quite a few times and in quite a few locations) to see if there was anything different in store compared to what we have in the UK. 

This flared sleeve top fits in with the 70's trend that we've seen for a while now and it's so easy to wear. One of my fave flared top i've seen has to be this one; wear it with some leather shorts and boots for what's left of summer or with boyfriend jeans and a fur coat for the winter!

ps. i know my legs look a little bit on the red side... but, let's just pretend like they don't?

SUNGLASSES: RAYBAN / TOP: ZARA (SIMILAR BELOW) / SHORTS: LEVI'S / SHOES: BIRKENSTOCK / BAG: LONGCHAMP
Charlotte x
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Everyone knows that 70's is very much 'in' and has been for a little while now; so, instead of giving it the full 70's treatment I wanted to style it with some everyday pieces that are a bit more simple. With that said, fringed jackets are must. They're super easy to wear and perfect to give an outfit that extra somethin'! I've styled this vintage number with a simple 'v' neck t-shirt. They're a perfect 'throw on' and with some trusty high waisted black jeans, you defo can't go wrong. 

Photography by Joshua Grice

SUNGLASSES: RAYBAN / BANDANA: ZARA (SIMILAR) / TOP: TOPSHOP / 
JACKET: VINTAGE RALPH LAUREN / JEANS: AMERICAN APPAREL (SIMILAR) / BOOTS: COS (SIMILAR)
Charlotte x
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WESTERN FEEL

15 September 2016 Birmingham, UK


Everyone knows that 70's is very much 'in' and has been for a little while now; so, instead of giving it the full 70's treatment I wanted to style it with some everyday pieces that are a bit more simple. With that said, fringed jackets are must. They're super easy to wear and perfect to give an outfit that extra somethin'! I've styled this vintage number with a simple 'v' neck t-shirt. They're a perfect 'throw on' and with some trusty high waisted black jeans, you defo can't go wrong. 

Photography by Joshua Grice

SUNGLASSES: RAYBAN / BANDANA: ZARA (SIMILAR) / TOP: TOPSHOP / 
JACKET: VINTAGE RALPH LAUREN / JEANS: AMERICAN APPAREL (SIMILAR) / BOOTS: COS (SIMILAR)
Charlotte x
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If any of you follow me on instagram you may have seen that I went to Malaga, Spain with my wonderful mother. We spent the week well and truly relaxing, shopping and eating our body weight in bread but, my god I feel better for doing so. 
For any avid holiday shoppers, there's plenty for you to get your hands on AND if any of you love Zara or any brand in the inditex group for that matter, Spain is the one for you. Imagine the Zara website (neat and extremely shopper friendly) but in store? None of the mess or frantically roumaging through piles of sale clothes...




Malaga has quite the history too, so we managed to delve into some local tourist attractions. One of my favourites being the Picasso museum which also had, a perfectly timed, Jackson Pollock pop up exhibition. It's quite surreal getting up close and personal with the works of two of the most successful and influential figures from the art world. Pollock's work is dreaaaamy!

Sometimes our body (and mind for that matter) really just need a break from our usual surroundings. As I said in my 'where have I been?' post this year has been a rollercoaster ride so I most definitely needed to go away and come back refreshed. An added bonus for me is that hot climates do wonders for my skin, so my eczema returned to the UK looking better than it has in a hell of a long time.
 

Charlotte x
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MALAGA PHOTO DIARY

13 September 2016 Málaga, Spain



If any of you follow me on instagram you may have seen that I went to Malaga, Spain with my wonderful mother. We spent the week well and truly relaxing, shopping and eating our body weight in bread but, my god I feel better for doing so. 
For any avid holiday shoppers, there's plenty for you to get your hands on AND if any of you love Zara or any brand in the inditex group for that matter, Spain is the one for you. Imagine the Zara website (neat and extremely shopper friendly) but in store? None of the mess or frantically roumaging through piles of sale clothes...




Malaga has quite the history too, so we managed to delve into some local tourist attractions. One of my favourites being the Picasso museum which also had, a perfectly timed, Jackson Pollock pop up exhibition. It's quite surreal getting up close and personal with the works of two of the most successful and influential figures from the art world. Pollock's work is dreaaaamy!

Sometimes our body (and mind for that matter) really just need a break from our usual surroundings. As I said in my 'where have I been?' post this year has been a rollercoaster ride so I most definitely needed to go away and come back refreshed. An added bonus for me is that hot climates do wonders for my skin, so my eczema returned to the UK looking better than it has in a hell of a long time.
 

Charlotte x
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