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British Prep

all things quintessentially british and prep

I had a lovely week off work at the beginning of the month, which seems a lifetime ago now!

Whenever I go home to Swansea, the sun always seems to shine, like this day. So along with my mum, my brother and his dog, Hari, we went for a walk along the Mumbles Mile.

Skirt, ZARA // Tee, ZARA // Blazer, ZARA // Shoes, Office // Bag, Mulberry // Sunglasses, Ray-Ban.

I’ve had a lovely week off work, with a few days in Gower and Swansea, day trips to Brecon and Oxford, and plenty of chill out time at home. Perfection.

This is what I wore for lunch with Ollie in Mumbles. Cami, Topshop (similar) // Skirt, GAP // Loafers, Office (similar) // Handbag, Mulberry.

It’s taken me a while to get around to the final instalment in my Santorini series of posts, but here it is! 

The reason my mum and I went to the Greek island was for a family friend’s wedding and the location was just idyllic. Set high up on the dramatic Oia clifftop, the views over the ocean were incredible. Such a romantic setting.

I wore a navy and white polka dot jumpsuit, which I’d bought in a Parisian ZARA back in April, with my trusty Boden wedges. The jumpsuit has a gorgeous low, draped back - such a shame I didn’t get a chance to capture it!

I had THE BEST time in London at the weekend catching up with my uni girls and I didn’t stop laughing. 

The highlight was a silent disco at The Southbank Centre on Saturday night. I’ve never been to one before and I just loved it! It’s hilarious seeing people dancing to a completely different rhythm to the song that you’re listening to. Or when you remove your headphones and hear the tuneless chorus of various songs and genres - but that’s the best bit! Everyone just lets go and has a bloody amazing time!

Necklace, Accessorize (old) // Top, Topshop (similar) // Shorts, ZARA (old) // Wedges, Boden (old).

I was fascinated by this little church in the cliff as soon as we arrived in Santorini and was excited to find out that the Ancient Thera walking route bypassed  it. 

We set off in the early morning to avoid the scorching sunshine and it was well worth the effort for the amazing views from the top. We even made a little furry friend, Benji, who walked with us the entire way to the church! 

Outfit: Blouse, H&M // Shorts, GAP (similar) // Shoes, H&M // Sunhat, beach shop in Santorini. 

French bulldogs on my dress. Wish I had a real one too.

French bulldogs on my dress. Wish I had a real one too.

Dinner of stifado and red wine at a local taverna with my mum, followed by cocktails with the ladies from the wedding party. These ‘Watermelon’ cocktails were delicious. 

Dress, Lily Pulitzer // Bag, Chanel 2.55 handbag (vintage).

Mum’s dress (second from top), ZARA.

I’ve recently returned from a wonderful week in Santorini, where I attended a family friend’s wedding. It was such a beautiful place and called for plenty of pretty summer outfits! So, throughout this week, I’ll be sharing them with you! 

Outfit #1: Dress, French Connection (old) // Wedges, Boden (old) // Chanel 2.55 handbag (vintage).

Ollie and I decided to take a drive through the countryside this weekend and headed up to the historic market town of Ross on Wye. 

After looking around its quaint antique, books and art shops, we stumbled upon The Royal Hotel, where we had a spot of lunch outside. It’s a fantastic grade II listed Georgian building with wonderful views over the Wye Valley - and is said to have been frequented by Charles Dickens! The food, however, was pretty average. 

Ollie: Green seersucker shorts and pink cotton oxford shirt, both Ralph Lauren // Watch, Omega Seamaster.

Me: Dress, Oasis (similar) // Boat shoes, Sperry Topsider (old) // Necklace (gift - unknown) // Handbag, Mulberry (Bayswater - exact one is discontinued) // Sunglasses, Ray-Ban Folding Wayfarer.

Champers in our garden to toast Ollie’s 28th birthday. Folding Wayfarer, Ray-Ban // Tee, Rugby Ralph Lauren (old) // Skirt, ZARA (old) // Wedges, Tu (old).