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Beautiful bank Holiday

Ralph Lauren girls

I don't know about you but the Monday just past was one of the best Bank Holidays weather wise the UK has seen in a long time, and it provided almost and instant mood lift for the country, everyone seems happier when the sun is out. This is what we did and what I wore...

Ralph Lauren denim shirt

happy family
Thrifted White Stuff dress, Ralph Lauren denim shirt, Gifted necklace
I hate the feeling of jeans or trousers on my legs on a hot day so I wanted something a bit more loose, although there was still a little bit of a wind so I opted for a denim shirt to keep my shoulders warm.
The dress is a thrifted White Stuff dress, the shirt was a treat from John and is a Ralph Lauren denim and supply shirt and I really love the Aztec beaded design on the shoulders, the necklace was a present from my mother and I have been wearing for years.

We actually started the day by going to Whitchurch annual May Day Carnival, as again this is an area we are looking at with the possibility of moving, but the Carnival was so busy and a little too much for Mr A so we decided to go for a walk and explore the area and found a lovely little park, where we rain around, played hide and seek, kicked a ball and enjoyed the sun.

Model child
Mr A rocking his little Bodens camera t-shirt

My A really enjoyed some quality Daddy time, John is very hands on anyway but it's not often we have such great weather on his days off, even though we spend nearly every one of his days off outside or doing something active it was great to see him throwing and kicking the ball to Mr A and not been limited to the time because we where freezing or it was starting to rain.

outdoor play
We pretty much spent all day outside, as I packed a little lunch for us to keep us going through the day and we covered Mr A in sun lotion although John did get a little bit burnt - it takes a bit more to have any effect on my skin after growing up in South Africa.

Ice cream
John in his Ben Sherman Shirt and Penguin Shorts

I also took my first proper summer sandal picture of the year, I bought these sandals from New Look last year and they have really stood up, as I used them quite a bit last year and they are as new, I love them, stylish and simple I just hope there are many more sunny and lovely days this summer so I can rock these sandals, fingers crossed.

Summer sandals
Me wearing my New Look Sandals

This post has been joined up with the linkys at The Pleated Poppy , Style Elixir , Random Wednesday, Whatever Whenever Wednesday, Trending Pretty Wednesday and Transatlanic Blonde

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  1. I know I think we have had more warm sunny days so far this year then in comparison to last year. I feel so spoiled by it now.

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  2. The chambray as a jacket!! Love.It.!!! Your pics are absolutely adorable!!! How cute is the little man?!!?
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  3. Such sweet and adorable pictures, wonderful to dress. I love the dress too it is such an amazing print

  4. Such a great spring outfit! Great colors!

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  5. Love the touch of embroidery on your chambray shirt, and that's a cute dress! :)

  6. What an adorbs fam! And that denim shirt is awesome!

  7. I absolutely love your dress! And your sandals are really nice too! Where are they from? :)
    Its so great you took advantage of the weather, not sure how often well be seeing days like that! x

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