Summer Staples

H&M Dress | H&M Slides | Zara Bag

Last week was busy at work, but this week I'm only working a couple days. We are able to start going out a bit more, and I believe most shops are now open. However, there are so many rules and restrictions that honestly, I find it takes the fun out of it. So I'm trying to save some money and stay home a bit longer.

I wore this outfit on what may have been the hottest year in England so far. Definitely a great outfit for sightseeing somewhere really warm (think Greece or Spain). I love neutrals in general, but especially this natural basket woven material. I will warn you, the dress needed some extra sutures in place to stop it from flying open, so there is a reason it's so affordable.

I was introduced to a Chinese supermarket, and got the most amazing prawn dim sum! I don't eat meat, and sometimes it can be tricky to find only prawn or fish items in these places. It's also so easy to make, as they only require steaming for 10-15 minutes. Definitely my new obsession.

Picnic Walk

It seems lockdown in England is finally easing up, and I was able to meet a university friend in Surrey on Sunday. It was really sunny, and we wanted to book a National Trust to visit but they all need to be reserved now, and the slots go so quickly! So we went to the National Trust Swan Barn Walk, which is basically a lot of beautiful fields and meadows, and some woodlands. 

We took a picnic, and my friend Kelly made some really good prawn and avocado with mayonnaise wraps. I am definitely recreating them soon. I brought a fabulous chocolate cake and strawberries. Can you think of a better lunch? 

This outfit was perfect for the picnic, and my new bag very appropriate. We did change into walking leggings and trainers afterwards though!

In other news, I'm currently in the process of moving and have a month left at my current job. It's been a crazy time, and work hasn't stopped, but I'm ready for a holiday! I mean, who isn't?!