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Hoodies and pancakes

Just this morning I was musing over how, despite how many pretty dresses I own, my default movement on a Saturday morning is towards my jeans drawer.  I've bought quite a few nice tops lately; blouses and brightly coloured t-shirts so I'm enjoying having a bit of a trousers moment, plus I'm a bit in love with my new Toppers jeans.  I'm sure the dresses will be out more often when it finally warms up enough for bare legs (or I go on my holibobs, but more on that later!)

So I guess it's quite fitting that the outfit post I'm sharing today is very casual and includes my aforementioned favourite jeans (or at least in one iteration of the outfit). You will have seen in my post about styling running shoes that I'm also having a bit of a trainers moment at the moment.  I've started running again for the first time since January (it is painful!) so I guess sportswear is currently in the forefront of my mind.  I never thought that sportswear would blur into my daily wardrobe (or that I would own enough for it to do so) but Nike in particular have some awesome stuff out at the moment - I'd definitely feel more excited about my morning run if I was doing it in these Dip Dye Leggings!

A couple of weeks ago I was contacted by FreestyleXtreme, a Bristol based independent business specialising in urban, skate and alternative clothing and asked if I wanted to review an item.  I'm a massive fan of Volcom clothes and I instantly picked their 'workout hoody' which will be perfect for running as well as slouching around in at the weekend.  I wasn't really sure how on earth to style it for an outfit post so I've just taken photos of what I've worn it with a couple of times, sorry if it's a bit unimaginative!
deathly hallows beanie: orange circle £11 |  hoody: freestylextreme* £59.99
jeans: topshop £40 | trainers: nike [old]
I'm going to carry on taking my photos indoors from now on but I couldn't resist a quick snap outside in the sunshine earlier this week.  It's been nice to be able to bring my sunnies out of hibernation!

sunglasses: d&g* via sunglasses shop | disco pants: american apparel £74
shoes: new balance £49
I hope you're all having lovely Saturdays so far.  Tom and I went out for breakfast this morning at my favourite little local café, Boscanova.  I've only been there for lunch before so I was excited to try their breakfast menu, which is what they're famed for (that and great coffee).  Chai latte is my hot drink of my choice...


I had their 'Lumber Jill' breakfast...


And Tom had their 'East End breakfast'...


The perfect way to start a Saturday - with pancakes, maple syrup, poached egg, bacon and sausages.


We had a quick mooch around Boscombe and Tom got his haircut in a salon called £9.90.  You guessed it, everything is £9.90 - cuts, highlights, colours, everything! He actually got quite a good haircut but I don't think I'll be swapping hairdressers quite yet.

I'm afraid to say that subsequent to coming home I spent a significant amount of time on the Zatchels website as they're having a 50% off everything sale for their 2nd birthday.  After a lot of umming and ahhing I settled on the cream colour satchel (13") for a bargainous £53.  I feel very naughty, especially as I already bought a satchel this month but I've featured their lovely bags in a few wishlists and not yet purchased one so it would just be silly to not acquiesce at 50% off!  Their sale is on until midnight tonight (20th) if you're feeling a bit naughty too!

I mentioned earlier that we booked a holiday last night too (I can hear my bank manager softly weeping) - I think I'm going to dedicate a separate post to telling you all about that, suffice to say that I'm ridiculously excited, in 18 days I will be en route to cocktails, suntans and bikinis, whoop whoop! (Just need to locate that bikini body over the next few weeks then! Step away from the pancakes....)

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10 comments

  1. Love both those outfits! You always look great! Your breakfasts look incredible! The idea of holidays is always a great one! xxx

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  2. Volcom for the win! Loving your workout garb. Sorting out my running gear always makes me thirsty for running again - it's been a while for me too. Looks like a delicious breakfast you had too! Now I'm hungry for pancakes, nom.

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  3. That cafe looks so nice, what a great way to spend a Saturday morning!

    Louisa's Notebook

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  4. Those pancakes look delicious! I'm having serious cravings for them right now... And your holiday sounds exciting! I have one booked for the end of August so I'm working on my bikini body at the moment, so pancakes might have to wait :/

    The pale satchel is so lovely, I've been looking for one like that for a while now, but I can't quite justify the price tag!

    Elanor xxxx

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  5. YES volcom, such a cool brand with some awesome riders :) big love! Chilled clothes is all you want at weekends, you perfectly deserve to relax.
    Nommy looking pancakes, sounds like a great combo with the poached egg and maple syrup.
    Ooooh exciting-holidays!!! Bring on the sunshine x xx

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  6. Mmmm I love a chai latte! The food looks amazing too!
    Excited to hear about your holiday. 18 days - that's so soon! Got to wait til July for mine! x

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  7. I always feel SO much more like running if I've got some groovy gear - Nike is the best! And that cream satchel was definitely worth it, it's beautiful.

    Chai latte is my favourite as well, and I love the look of your breakfasts. Yum!

    x

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  8. that breakfast looks unbelievably good! i could live on breakfast :-)

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  9. That breakfast looks gorgeous, and you look so cool in casual clothes! I just managed to resist a Zatchel, good for my bank balance but not for my fashion cred! xx

    Lucy Loves To Blog

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  10. I think these outfit photos are fine. Sometimes all you need is one statement piece.

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