Monday, 14 July 2014

Summer Sightseeing Outfit | Floral Trousers and a Cover Up

Summer dressing - floral trousers and loose layers
Nothing could be much more summery than floral trousers and a touch of neon, could it? On our holiday to Cornwall we visited Lands End - the most southerly point in England - and the sun was absolutely beating down. I kept cool in my floral cotton trousers (already seen this summer here and here) and flower cut-out sandals... and yes, you guessed it: I ended up with a flower-shaped tan on my feet. No amount of sunblock was going to prevent that happening!

Thankfully I took my neon pom pom scarf from La Redoute as a cover up to protect my shoulders otherwise they would have really suffered (they still caught the sun despite me keeping the scarf draped around me for much of the time). I was one of the few people to have covered up in the blazing sun; the wind by the coast is unforgiving and deceitful - as always in the UK we saw some really sore lobster-coloured people..!

Do people take care in the sun in your part of the world, or do they make like the British and think that the sun isn't strong if there's a cool wind? Please tell me you practice safe sun...!

Summer dressing - floral trousers and loose layers
Neon orange nails
Bobble edged neon scarf
Lands End scenery
Lands End, Cornwall - First and last refreshment house in England
Gold initial necklace
I mustn't forget to mention my lovely personalised initial necklace from oNecklace: tomorrow you can win your own (in gold or silver, your choice) in my giveaway, so don't forget to come back for that!
Catherine x
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Scarf: c/o La Redoute, Necklace: c/o oNecklace, Tank: Topshop, Trousers: Fever London, Sandals: Debenhams, Sunglasses: c/o Lulus (similar), Nails: Models Own Tangerine Queen

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  1. Simply lovely outfit!! Just love those sandals, they sure would fill my floral obsession :) xx

  2. You look lovely! I really like the floral trousers (I still need to get me a pair) and your sandals. I would love to visit Cornwall one day too. It looks amazing :)

    Yazmin xx

  3. Love the trousers x I live in Cornwall, not far from Lands End and yes i do practice safe sun :)

  4. Love your. Floral trousers. Us brits are weird, you shoulda seen the looks I got in oz when I asked for factor 30 lol

  5. Lovely look Catherine. Your scarf makes for a perfect cover up and the colour of your nail polish looks gorgeous:)

    Take care,
    Daniella xox

  6. I love this entire look! And, as a fellow redhead, I definitely take care when out in the sun. My pale skin burns so, so easily. I have to ask, did you do your bun with a sock bun? It looks so nice. :)

  7. Such a great casual look and very chic!! Your nails are so pretty too, I love the colour. Great pics!

  8. I'm British but I slather on the SPF no matter where I am if the sun is out. It's not worth the risk & sunburn hurts! I always try to make sure my husband has SPF in his golf bag too - am annoyingly sensible so I'm told :)

  9. I figured out at a very early age (I think I was around 12 years old) that I did NOT like the look of tanned skin - never mind a burn! - so I wear SPF 60 whenever I know I'm going to be spending any time at all outdoors. And if I had an adorable pompom-embellished wrap...I'd definitely be rocking that, too, dearest Catherine!! ;)

  10. gorgeous trousers!! I could never pull those off.

  11. I have been gone for a while and it's nice to visit your blog again. You look amazing as always. Love the sandal and your pants are so perfect for the season. Your photos are so beautiful.


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