June was quite a marvellous but intense month. Between work trips, birthdays, family gatherings, and short breaks with my pooch and Husband, there has been little time spent at home chilling and a lot of time spent dashing from place to place. I’m not complaining, I have loved all the travelling about but I have gotten a little tired of living out of a suitcase and I’m really looking forward to a few weekends at home in July.
All the travel means that my wardrobe the past month has not been particularly varied. I’ve perfect a kind of mini-travel wardrobe that means I’ve been wearing a lot of the same items time and time again; a statement jacket, the wear everywhere jeans, a few basic tees and a floaty summer skirt. It’s show me just how little I need the bursting wardrobes to be full and, perhaps, I should start drastically reducing the number of clothes I have. My recent 40 days, 40 outfits challenge taught me that I don’t need a constant supply of new items and that I should really focus on utilising my wardrobe more. This is something I really need to do as I plan to travel more after well and truly getting the travel bug – travelling more means I need more money to fund these travels and the easiest thing to cut would be my clothes.
I just have to be really firm with myself, which is difficult as a trip to New Look to pick up party bunting on Friday led to an accidental jumpsuit – it’s pretty, but I really shouldn’t have bought it!
Anyway, back to this months outfits …
Liverpool Work Days
The start of the month saw me heading to Liverpool for a conference with work. The weekend was delightful and I feel completely in love with the city.
My workwear wardrobe was my usual uniform; tailored trousers, a white blouse and a sharp-fitted blazer. My evenings, however, were spent floating around the dockyards in slogan t’shirts and my new sandals. This Elvi skirt was delightfully light for the summer air although forgetting my trusted chub-rub shorts was not a bright idea.
Exploring the Peaks
After several work trips, it was time for hubby and I to have a secluded little break to ourselves and so headed to Castleton in the Peak District for a long weekend of hiking, village exploring, and playing in caves.
The weather wasn’t the best so I lived in my trusted wax jacket and jeans unless out hiking in which case leggings and a waterproof was very much in order.
Mother & Daughter in the Cotswolds
I was long overdue a catch up with my Mum so mid-June we headed to Moreton-in-Marsh for a night in a hotel (which I will never recommend – it was awful) but the company and the weather was great. We ate a mass of mussels, drank a lot of wine, and wondered around some beautiful country gardens.
I love days like this – I’m really set to retire, except for the lack of pension!
Birthday Brunch & Beer Festival
June saw me turn 28 and a big brunch with the girls was in order to celebrate the day. Eggs and champagne for breakfast before heading to the Oxford meadows for more champagne in the sunshine.
The same weekend was my village’s beer festival – with delightful weather, far too much cider, and possibly the worst jazz band I’ve ever heard. Thankfully, the jazz didn’t dampen the mood.
The end of June was a great trip down to Dartmouth in Devon where my in-laws live and my Dad was staying on holiday. It was a time for great seafood, lots of sunshine, and a more than a few delightfully refreshing gins.
I really do love Devon and always feel my best, relaxed self when filled with the fresh coastal air. I would love to move there but the job situation doesn’t really allow for it.
Yes, June was great … and July is set to be just as fabulous with girl’s night, weddings, black tie galas, and more family gatherings. Life is good … now just to sort out the work element!