Summer in Yellow

Outfits

Hiya everyone!

I wanted to come on here and post about this INSANELY gorgeous yellow beach set I got from NA-KD.com this summer 💛

OBSESSED – also, can we talk about how blonde my hair is here?!

I mean…come ON. SO NICE!! Yellow’s genuinely been one of my favourite colours for years but I never really wear it because I’m so pale skinned naturally, and it washes me out! This summer (with the help of some fake tan haha) I decided that I was going to dress in more brighter colours and when I saw this outfit I had to grab it.

…And I think it looks great 😉

Love the palm tree back drop ❤

The view from this balcony was also perfect for some photos and I loved the palm trees in the back ground on the golf course. I took these photo’s while in Spain a few weeks ago and the weather was perfect for laying around the pool in a beachy outfit like this.

I feel like the only thing missing from these photos is a lemonade haha 🙂

~Love Charlotte x


What I’m wearing:

Tie Detail Maxi Skirt: https://www.na-kd.com/en/products/tie-detail-maxi-skirt-yellow-1774-000011-0024

Balloon Sleeve Tie Detail Blouse: https://www.na-kd.com/en/products/balloon-sleeve-tie-detail-blouse-yellow-1774-000010-0024

Venice

Travel

Good morning everyone ~

If you’re in the UK I hope you are enjoying some cooler weather after the record breaking high temperatures last week. Not great when you don’t have air conditioning…!

On a better note, the week before last I spent 5 days in Venice with my friend Tamsin and we did so much and took a lot of photos. So, I thought I’d share some of my favourites with you here~

Enjoy x

Breakfast at Florian Cafe


On the first day we had breakfast at the worlds first known cafe – Florian Cafe. I had orange juice with a roast vegetable croissant 🥐 . They had a live classical band playing well known tunes while we ate 🙂



Dinner on the balcony

When we arrived from the airport (after a day of cancelled flights 🥲) we were too tired to eat out so made some tomato pasta with Parmesan cheese and sat on our private balcony at our apartment, with a bottle of Merlot, in the warm air (soo good).


Doge’s Palace


We explored Doge’s Palace – once the centre of Venetian power




Had to go on a gondola ride (how can you not when staying in Venice?!)




Where we were staying was very close to Venice’s central hub, St. Marks Square. The streets were jam packed with designer shops, I couldn’t believe how many there were! I’ve never been anywhere where there were so many designer stores in one place (Hermes, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Dior etc). No wonder the rich and famous come to Venice…



Sweet shop – how great do those strawberries look??

Nutella Tiramisu

This was the nicest tiramisu I’ve ever tasted <3. It was a Nutella tiramisu and I got it from the birth place of tiramisu! How cool?!


Lido Island



This was taken at the Peggy Guggenheim Exhibition. It had the biggest collection of world famous art I’d ever seen in real life – including Jackson Pollock.


Evening ❤


Pizza, Gnocchi and Wine


One night we couldn’t finish our wine at dinner so decided to take it back to our apartment…one man thought it was very funny we did this and laughed at us very loudly as we left the restaurant…haha!

I loved Venice, and can’t wait to see even more of Italy in the future. I really want to go to Lake Como, Milan and the Amalfi Coast ❤

~ Charlotte x

DALGONA COFFEE

Food

//Hello everyone ~ and Happy Midsummer if you are living in the UK!

Today is officially the first day of summer in the UK and the longest day of the year <3. The weather has been absolutely beautiful the past few weeks and I’ve spend so many of my lunch breaks and evenings sat in the garden in the sun, happy that’s it’s so warm and bright.

When the weather gets so nice, one of the things I really enjoy drinking is an iced coffee – a ‘Dolgona Coffee’ to be precise! I find them super refreshing and sweet and I think they are the perfect summer drink, so…I thought I’d share with you how I make mine! (p.s it’s insanely simple!) ~

All you need is sugar (or a sweetener alternative), milk of your choosing, coffee and a very small amount of boiling water.

In this photo I’ve used a type of sweetener as an example that you don’t necessarily need to use sugar! I’m also using soya milk but you could experiment with other milks

Firstly, add three table spoons of instant coffee into a mixing bowl along with 2 table spoons of sugar and a small amount of hot water. Then, whisk together in a fast and continuous motion until the mixture becomes light, airy and fluffy (this can take a while if you are doing it by hand)!

One you have the desired mixture, poor cold milk into a glass with ice but make sure you leave enough room to place the coffee mixture on top. Using a tea spoon, scoop up the coffee mixture and gently place it on top of the milk and it should sit on top without sinking, like in the image below.

Stir thoroughly before drinking and enjoy!

So cuteee!

You can also have this drink hot! For a hot coffee, warm the milk and poor it into a heatproof glass ❤ following all the other steps as before.

This is a really cute and fun drink to create that really makes it feel like summer. It’s really easy to make and due to it’s sweet taste it’s likely even going to be enjoyed by non-coffee lovers! I plan to have them all summer long :)//

~Charlotte x

A week in Aberdeenshire, Scotland

Travel

Hello everyone and welcome to August! ❤

Last week I spent a week in Aberdeenshire in Eastern Scotland 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 for a little summer break as going abroad with Covid is still not a viable option right now 😦 (soon hopefully though!!) ~

I thought I’d share some of the photos I took while exploring below:

Look at the SIZE of this mushroom I found :O

We did a lot of things including some lovely woodland walks as the forests around Aberdeenshire are honestly stunning!

They are so dense and vast you could get lost in them – if you’ve ever seen the film ‘Dog Soldiers’ the woods would make you think werewolves are about to pop out and eat you haha.

Not normally something I would eat but WOW they were tasty! (Pleasantly surprised)

We also ate a lot of delicious food (maybe too many nice things…oops) such as these lovely apple danishes that me and my boyfriend ate in the car in the mountains ~

Dunnattor Castle

We also explored some old castles (it’s Scotland you have to!) such as the ruined Dunnattor Castle on the coast.

I find it really fascinating to take a little look into how people used to live and how lucky we are to live the way we do today 🙂

Looking for crabs in the rock pools below the castle ~

The view was brilliant

One of the harder walks we did was up ‘Scotly Hill’.

Very steep hill that has a tower at the top that you have to walk through forest to get to! Such a great walk with lots of wonderful scenery ❤

Sadly in Aberdeenshire there aren’t many Lochs like in the highlands but we did find this small loch that was rather pretty with a castle on it in the distance 🙂

Hope you enjoyed this little blog post ~

Much love,

~ Charlotte xox

Bicycle Shorts

Outfits
Paired with my Ted Baker bag 🙂

//Good afternoon guys, has everyone been keeping up with the Olympics?? I’ve been loving the gymnastics today ~

Speaking of very figure hugging outfits, something that I’ve been loving wearing at the moment is black bicycle shorts! I was always that person for years who started off hating it as a fashion trend, then eventually loving it on other people but never thought I’d wear it myself…BUT that day (or rather year) has come ~

This summer I have been living in my black pair of bicycle shorts! They go with so much but I particularly like wearing them with my oversized white shirt 🙂 (see above).

I wonder what trend will grow on my next?//

Much love,

~ Charlotte x