Friday, 27 August 2010

I'm Baaaackk! - Best week of my life!

Helloooo Everyone!! It's been quite a while since my last blog entry. As most of you know, I went to Turkey for a week with the beautiful Luke (BEST. WEEK. EVER.) and then this week has, of course, been GCSE Results week so it's been absolutely MENTAL.

Turkey was amazing... I've never actually been before and was a little naive about just how beautiful it is! We avoided Marmaris (not keen..) and instead stayed in Oludeniz, argueably the most beautiful place in Turkey. To top it off, two of our really good friends were staying just up the mountain in Hisanoru and we ended up having some very random entertaining nights with them!! Despite work being crazy mental this week, I'm still buzzing... I just wish we'd had longer than a week there!! I'll be back to the normal blogging and vintage chatter when I get a wee bit more free time (Sid and Abby coming to stay this weekend! the ball doesn't stop rolling at the moment!!) but for now, here are a couple of my favourite pictures from our holiday <3


Saklikent Gorge - one of the most beautiful places we visited - that water was FREEZING.

Top: vintage
Cut offs - New Look

White water rafting

Mud  Bath!

Vintage print dress, Rare

Fetiye Market!


Top: Vintage
Cut Offs: New Look
Sunglasses: Vintage
Sandals: Shoe zone

I really wanted to spend more time there, we definitely have to go for longer than a week next time!

Have any of you been anywhere nice this summer? Turkey definitely made up for the dissapointing English summer we've been having.

Little Rachael <3

Thursday, 5 August 2010

Not so Rare,,,,

So, my Rare order came this week. I have to say, my earlier excitement was replaced by slight disappointment, mainly because half the order was far too small for me, whereas the other half, the fit was quite loose! All pieces were a UK size 6. I'm really tiny, and a UK 8 would definitely be too big. Rare even go down to a UK size 4, so if a 6 doesn't fit me, I dread to think the size of those girls!! Maybe I am actually putting on a bit of weight... that would be nice!!!

I do love this look below, even if Luke called me "Sailor" for about an hour... haha. The quality of the photos isn't fantastic - I didn't realise until afterwards that Luke had the camera on completely the wrong setting! (Men!)

Dress, Rare
Lace-up wedges, Primark
Bag, Vintage, via Ebay
Pocket Watch Necklace, Ebay
Headband, Dorothy Perkins
Tights, Primark

Last Saturday was the Sheffield Vintage Fair - great fun! The guy on the door recognised me straight away as he apparently went to school with my brother! (Not a compliment when someone you've never met knows who you are because you look like your brother!!) I didn't manage to find any clothing i wanted, but I did come home with several brooches, two necklaces and a bracelet. I had to take one of the links out to make it fit my miniature wrists (one of the reasons I rarely wear bracelets) but I'm so happy with it now! I will post photos later :-)

A lot of the items there were similar to the sorts of things i make, so I'm considering having a stall there in October!

I've left the most exciting news till last - Luke and I have just booked a last minute holiday to Olu Deniz in Turkey! It looks beautiful - I can't wait!! I worked out that it's been 6 years since I went abroad for a beach-holiday. Far too long! I will be sure to post some photos once we get back!

Happy Thursday!

Little Rachael xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

EDIT: I *just* found out that I've won the I Heart Vintage giveaway! I never win anything usually, and this is the best prize EVER:

Thank You so much Kavita!! I will post photos once it arrives :-)

Rach xxx