12/05/2013

it takes me somewhere I cannot quite place

12/05/2013
Dress: River Island      Necklace: Information Centre, St Davids (I'll explain below)

I'm back home from uni for the weekend, which means space for outfit shots! Yay! However, I left my DSLR at uni (boooo), so these photos were taken on my little Samsung compact camera. Sadly, this means that the photos don't really do the colour & pattern of my dress justice!

Yesterday was my Taid's birthday (Taid's welsh for Granddad), so we had all of the family round for food and festivities. It was such a lovely day! I hadn't seen some of my cousins in a while - they're all quite a lot younger than me (atleast, the ones on this side of the family are), and I don't mean to sound cliche but they're growing up so fast! They all have cooler phones than me now, not to mention iPads (jealous? Me?)

If there's one thing my family does well, it's food. We had SO MUCH, and everyone who came brought more! Not that I'm complaining ;) We had a choice of atleast 5 desserts!! I'm glad I didn't wear anything more tight-fitting haha.

The little silver necklace is one of my few peices of non-costume jewellery. It was a gift from my Dad, from our last family holiday. We have a bit of a habit of going to Pembrokeshire, in South Wales - it's so beautiful around there! One of our favourite haunts is St Davids, and when we went to stay there last Summer my Dad said he wanted to buy both my Mum and I a piece of local jewellery each. We both chose one of these leaf necklaces, because they had a cool story behind them - each necklace is individually cast from a leaf in the grounds of St David's Cathedral, so no two are the same!

It's back to university for me tomorrow, I'm afraid, which means outfit posts will be difficult for a while. I'll try to be imaginative and do some other kinds of posts though, when I have time!

Helen xx


19 comments :

  1. You look so nice, i love your dress.
    Good luck to the university <3
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  2. Beautiful love the outfit and necklace x

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  4. Really pretty, and that's a cute story behind the necklace :) x

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  5. Aww, I have a few presents from my parents as well - love that dress, and you are very pretty =)

    - Che

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  6. Although the camera might not do your dress justice, it definitely displays how pretty you are! Nice to see you`re having fun with your family. Outfit posts DO get so tough during school, don`t they?! I wish I had a studio in my home so that I could do my photos after class lol.

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  7. You look lovely! Sounds like you had an amazing meal, 5 deserts? Invite me next time ;-) xxx

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  8. wow ! It seems that you had really cool day ;)

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  9. I love this dress :)
    you look amazing!

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  10. These are such cute photos and your dress is adorable!

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  11. you're so pretty! i love your dress too!

    xo, Carla
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  12. so pretty and that's so sweet of your dad to give you the necklace :)

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  13. You're so so pretty and wow what a unique dress! I love it.

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  14. Very beautiful dress!!!
    Great pictures.

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