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Topshop scallop hem sheer blouse: gift. American Apparel sunflower shorts: £54. Cath Kidston leather polka dot bag: gift. Asos tan leather sandals: £25. H Samuel bracelet: gift.

Looking at these photos shortly after closing your window due to the chill is a bit of an odd contrast, isn't it? Here's hoping the sun comes back by the end of the week as forecast, as my pins are slowly but surely starting to resemble something other than milk bottles.

After work, my mum and I decided to go for a stroll through the park to make the most of not being on a train/in the office/it not raining. Despite having lived here for a good decade, I've never really wandered round Admiral's Park, having tended to stick to the bits nearer to town, and thus nearer to Topshop and M&S. For this particularly sunny occasion, I donned my sunflower shorts (again) and my now go-to bag from Cath Kidston, which the lovely team presented me with after my two weeks interning at their Head Office, and it's definitely come in handy over the past fortnight. I was unsure whether to post these photos as I'm well aware that I'm not the size 6 lithe fashion blogger that saturates and is most successful in the blogging world, but in the end I decided it would've been a complete waste of time taking and editing these photos to have even more self-confidence doubts, and it's hardly new to you if you've ever seen the front pages of rubbishy celebrity gossip magazines. So, enjoy the cellulite guys, I'm off to watch the cricket.


  1. Love the short !

    Prince Sam, fashion teen boy blogger


  2. I wore the smock dress in this gorge sunflower print from AA today! I love the print so much, and the shorts are so cool too. And you rock those shorts girl! I'd much prefer realistic and 'normal' sized girls like you :)


  3. You look beautiful and ooze confidence. Get those pins out with pride sassy lady! Also, been thinking 'do I need these shorts???' for months now. You have now confirmed to me that yes I do! xxx

  4. Ooh I love the shorts from American Apparel! I nearly got them myself! :)

    Marianne x www.beautiful-in-essence.blogspot.com

  5. You look great, don't worry! Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment :)

    Em xxx


  6. Soooo after opening this post and reading your thoughts I had a celebratory dance. Finally someone who a lot of women can relate to, just because I'm not a skinny mini doesn't mean I can't wear shorts. I'm so glad you decided to post, the blogging world should be about all shapes and sizes and I get fed up of just seeing the tiny people getting all the attention. Thanks for putting yourself out there and sharing, now where's my short shorts?

  7. I adore your bag, it really gives the outfit a retro feel and I think the colour looks amazing with your shorts! x

    India Charlotte♥

  8. I love the sunflower shorts, I tried (but failed!) to win a similar pair on ebay before I went away for the summer. Cute top you've paired them with too.

    Charlotte ♡

  9. i love the style of your photos! Great job! i would love to see you on my blog! http://familyaffairlifesytle.blogspot.de/
    linn xx

  10. amazing shorts!!

    x Maria
    New outfit post up on my blog
    featuring my new CUTOUT DRESS

  11. Ah, I'm so jealous! Here I am with a hot water bottle and multiple jumpers on... I want summer to come back :(
    Cute outfit as always!

    x Michelle | thefeatherden.net

  12. I love the shorts and I like your posts and photos a lot better than any of those identikit skinnypin bloggers with the vacuous blogs (and brains). I often wonder why I do it though as I don't fit into that category either and beat myself up about it. Not sure blogging has a positive effect on my bank balance or on my self confidence.

  13. I love you, and echo Char's comment above. I think you look fierce, and having the balls to wear short shorts is half the battle in my book! (I do love that print too) ♥ Claire at Jazzpad

  14. Such a pretty outfit!! Lovely pictures :)

    Layla xx


  15. Love love love the shorts :) you look great xx

  16. so happy to see you styling those shorts again! the snaps of you in the sunflower field will always be my fave <3 i know you have your self confidence doubts. but you are a babe. just remember that. xxx

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