Pink Pinafore | OOTD | Sitting In The Clouds

Weekends are for relaxing, eating and watching netflix and although I haven’t binged watched netflix in a while, I did have a lovely weekend spent relaxing and eating, along with kicking my a** back in action for my blog (oh how I love my new blog design). On Sunday I went for a pub lunch with my family and met up with my dad’s sister and her family, so my auntie, uncle and cousins. You can’t say no to free food can you? And since the UK is having another mini heatwave, it was definitely not the weather for jeans, even though they have been my go-to recently, in other words I have been super lazy. Throw on a t-shirt and jeans and I’m out the door.

Pinafore | Primark
T-Shirt | Monki

Choker | Forever 21
Shoes | Vans

This outfit is so simple, yet because the pinafore is a pink corduroy material, it just adds something different to the look. Primark have some really good stuff in stock at the minute but I find that if you don’t pick it up as soon as you see it, it’s gone forever. It’s happened to me a couple of times and it’s so disappointing when you can never find the item you have been pining over for so long. Therefore I picked up this pinafore as soon as I saw it, having no idea how to style it. I’m so pleased with how this outfit came out.

The pub lunch was lovely, especially their twist on the Knickerbocker glory desert, and it was lovely catching up with family. We even had a few cocktails in the pub garden afterwards as it was such a lovely evening. However, I was the designated driver so only one Archers and lemonade for me, my go-to mixer.

I really hope this weather lasts through-out the summer as it’s turning out to be a great uni break at the minute. How did you spend your weekend? Let’s chat in the comments.

until next time,
xoxo, rachel



Day Trip To Kew Gardens (+OOTD) | Tea Talk #7 | Sitting In The Clouds

It hit 23 degrees today in London…aka flipping boiling for the UK. The sunglasses came out, as well as the suncream. Ice cream vans music played and it truly felt like summer. My mum and I took advantage of this lovely weather as living in the UK you never know when the glorious weather will go into hiding and winter will be upon us once again, by visiting Kew Gardens.

For university I have to create a poster advertising Kew Gardens so the main focus of the trip was to get inspiration for my design. However, I’m also taking a photography class this semester so it was a great location to practice my photography. Even though this trip was primarily for university, it turned into a lovely mother, daughter day. We had a lovely lunch, sitting back and enjoying the sun. We of course stopped off in Starbucks and picked up some refreshing drinks to combat the heat and just had a lovely bonding session.

Please bare in mind I’m still learning the basics of photography and I have a long way to go.




Out of over 100 photos taken those are my three favourites. I just love doing depth of field photos.


While having a nice stroll and not following the map we came across this bear that had been carved out of an old tree stump and I think I’m going to be basing my poster off this as it’s so unique.


WARNING! Today wasn’t the day for skinny jeans but nevertheless I really liked the outfit I chose, it had a very summery vibe. I chose my really comfy shoes, my Ugg Treadlites as I knew today was a day of walking and of course a pair of sunglasses.

Top: Topshop
Jeans: Topshop Joni Jeans
Shoes: Uggs
Sunglasses: Primark

I did bring a leather jacket as we headed out of the house at around 9:30 in the morning but I took it off as soon as we got to the gardens and didn’t wear it once after.

Today was so much fun and the weather was just fantastic. If you enjoyed this type of blog post let me know by liking and commenting so I know whether to do similar in the future. I would also love your opinion on whether you would want me to include more of my graphic design and photography projects on my blog? Let’s chat in the comments.

If you are based in the UK, I hope you had a lovely weekend enjoying the sunshine and making the most of it.

until next time,

xoxo, rachel
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Welcome Back!!! Summer is the time for all the bright colours, florals and flowy dresses to be worn and although I like wearing those sometimes I just want to rock the black, ripped shorts and edgy look even in the height of summer.

Yesterday, I went to visit my oldest friend, (Dani if you’re reading this…hi), who I’m still really close with with, and her family for an evening BBQ. It was lovely seeing them and catching up. I’ve known them my entire life…19 years and even if we don’t see each other for a while, when we do meet up again, it’s like no time as passed at all….those are true friendships.

It wasn’t a dressy occasion but I still wanted to look nice so I opted for some Harry Potter because…why not?! I was also desperate to wear my new ripped shorts from Missguided so with two pieces I defiantly wanted to wear, it was easy coming up with the finishing touch, a checkered shirt.





I absolutely loved how this outfit came out. Although it’s not your typical summer outfit, I love it. It’s going to be a perfect outfit for my day at Universal Studios when I’m on holiday and I can’t wait to wear it again. I’m the type of person that when I find an outfit I love, I will always wear it…get it, always on my t-shirt, always wear it, I’m hilarious haha!! 

I hope you all had a great weekend. I only have a week left now until I’m off on holiday and I couldn’t be more excited. I have a blog post coming your way about what will be happening to my blog whilst I’m away so keep your eyes peeled for that.

Thanks for reading and if you enjoyed this post and want to see similar posts in the future, let me know. I love doing OOTD posts so let me know if you enjoy them also.

until next time,

xoxo, rachel 

P.S. My highlighter was on point yesterday…even if I do say so myself. 

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