OUTFIT | OKTOGON

Vintage dress via Capsule Vintage / Tabitha Simmons flats / Chloe bag

You might remember this dress from my vintage haul video, it's definitely one of my favourite dresses I own due to its eye-catching rainbow check print, and it was one of the first pieces I packed in my suitcase for my holiday. I've found that I love wearing it even more now that I have blue hair though I must admit I got quite a few stares walking around Budapest in this colourful ensemble. I'd like to think they were of the admiring kind because who (including me) doesn't appreciate a walking rainbow right?

OUTFIT | ZEPHYR

Zimmerman dress / ASOS flats / Regal Rose rings (here & here)

Coming across Australian brands in the UK will forever take me back to my childhood. Case in point, dreamy label Zimmerman: I'll always remember walking past their stores and perhaps having a little window shop because I had no means to afford their clothing then. It does give me a feeling of pride to see Aussie designers do so well abroad and though I sometimes miss being able to go into their physical stores, one of the best things about online retailers is how easily accessible everything is. Fast forward to this gorgeous periwinkle blue number, which has the ultimate pride of place in my wardrobe though I don't seem to whip it out enough and that can probably be accounted to the fact that summer days are fleeting in London or that I have an irrational fear of ruining it. I made a point to pack it for my holiday to Budapest though and I'm so glad I did, it was the perfect breezy holiday dress that easily took me from wandering markets to hopping on a cruise. Oh and also David Dawson told me I looked lovely the day I was wearing this dress so that's got to count for something right? Still internally squealing about that one, not gonna lie...




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OUTFIT | ORIENT

ASOS dress / Valentino flats

I used to contemplate whether I'd still be able to wear red if I dyed my hair blue as red has always been one of my favourite colours to wear. I often hear girls with pink hair mention that they have had to forego their red lipsticks in fear of clashing but even though I must admit I'm not as keen on the whole red and blue colour combo (can't seem to shake the American flag connotation out of my mind), I'm still a firm believer in just wearing whatever the hell you want. That means I won't be neglecting any of the red dresses I already have in my wardrobe such as this beaut ASOS number nor will I be swapping out red lips anytime soon. On our fourth day in Budapest, I came to the realisation that no amount of dry shampoo or braiding could disguise the state of my unwashed hair so I did something I hadn't done in years... I whacked it up into a bun. As I mentioned before, I always thought my hair to be too long and thick to be able to wrap into a singular, neat looking bun but after a few tries, it seemed to accidentally form this double bun thang that I decided didn't look too odd. Plus wearing my hair up was the perfect way to show off the stunning back detail on this dress. 

OUTFIT | DISTRESSED DENIM

Zara dress (similar) / Adidas Superstars / Quay sunglasses / Zara earrings / Primark hair tie / Givenchy bag / Daniel Wellington watch* / Regal Rose rings

On the fourth day of our Budapest holiday, we decided to go on a little road trip around the countryside so seeing as I'd be sitting down in the car for long periods of time I decided to wear something comfy and unrestrictive. This Zara dress ticked all the boxes, it's super easy to throw on and I love how it's incorporated the whole frayed denim trend whilst still maintaining a frilly, feminine silhouette that I feel myself in as I've always struggled with the whole oversized, minimalist, shirt dress type of look. Anyway that day we visited the village of Tihany as recommended by my Hungarian friend, which offered the most breathtaking views as it's literally on a high peninsula along Lake Balaton. The lake itself was just so crystal clear, definitely a sight for sore eyes. Photos are in my Budapest post if you haven't seen them already. We also stopped in Etyek, which is a village famous for it's vineyards and for filmmaking. Korda Studios is situated there, where they've filmed blockbusters such as The Martian and Inferno, as well as one of my favourite television series, The Last Kingdom. Unfortunately we weren't allowed to take any photos in the studio but I did manage to sneak in some snaps. My snapchat is 'andiniriaa' if you guys don't follow me already, you probably should because as you can tell, I often risk my life for the snapchat cause. Hah.

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YOUTUBE | EASY HEALTHY SUMMER DRINKS WITH PANASONIC

I've really been into juicing lately so I thought I'd show you how to make 3 of my favourite super healthy and refreshing summer drinks with the help of Panasonic's new MJ-L500 Slow Juicer*.


Let me know if you try any of these out and do leave your favourite juice recipes below in the comments if you'd like to share, I'd love to try them out


OUTFIT | POSITIVELY PINK


Primark dress / La Moda choker / ASOS flats

Can you believe that this dress is from Primark though? I literally gasped when I saw it in my local store, it's the dreamiest little summery number. As you might have gathered by now, I've been loving bardot and cold shoulder necklines and this one is especially pretty with it's frill overlay. Don't really know what kind of look I was going for here, perhaps bordering on bondage ballerina vibes, but I literally just decided to throw all the pink items in my suitcase together one day in Budapest. It's also that time of the year (in London too) when I find myself living in Dutch braids because it's the most convenient way for me to keep the hair off my face and neck. Since my hair is so long and thick, scraping it up into a ponytail or singular bun more often than not gives me a headache after a few hours. I've been watching YouTube tutorials and trying to learn a different type of braid every night so I can switch it up on different days.

What's been your favourite way to wear your hair this summer? x