FLARES IN HONFLEUR

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Top – (Etsy) Uh La La Land // Jeans – Topshop // Sunglasses – River Island // Bag – Village England* // Shoes – Topshop (silver online, but I bought the black in store)

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Terrible title alert! I couldn’t resist with the almost rhyming, but not quite. I really feel I missed my calling being that person that thinks up headlines for The Sun.

We only took two sets of outfit photos when I was in Honfleur unfortunately, like a lot of places in France around every corner was a photogenic background. I would highly recommend Honfleur to visit if you want somewhere other than the usual French cities. We got the Ferry from Southampton to Caen and it was only a 50 minute drive from there.

It seems more popular with French visitors and we barely heard any English voices while we were there. Also hardly anyone speaks English here so some basic phrases is worthwhile knowing. I can speak very basic French, but I enjoyed being forced to try harder.  In the South of France were we went last, all you had to do was say ‘bonjour’ in restaurants and shops and they would speak English back to you.

On to the outfit…This epitomises what I like to wear at the moment. Minimalistic, but with a statement element and you can’t get more statement than these sleeves. I saw Leandra Medine from The Man Repella wear a top like this in a video questioning men on whether they liked her outfit. The majority couldn’t get their heads around the largeness of the sleeves (pretty much hated it) but I was in love from the moment I laid eyes on it. The Ellery version she was wearing has sold out, but I kept my eyes peeled for something similar and I came across the Etsy Seller Uhlalaland. I adore her pieces and will write a post separately on all the things I have purchased.

in keeping with the flare theme, I am wearing the jeans shape of the season, the cropped kick flare. I love this shape and although I have large stockpile of skinny jeans still, this is the shape I am grabbing for most days. I originally bought a pair from New Look which bust at the zip. I purchased another paid and the same thing happened. This Topshop pair is a much better quality.

lastly I want to talk about these mid heel shoes I purchased from Topshop. I bought them from the Cambridge branch and spotted them in the Guildford Topshop a couple of days ago, but can only find the silver versions online. They are SO comfortable, I am seriously contemplating buying the silver too.