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Friday, 29 June 2012

Flooding & Leaf Print

What a week - somebody remind me this is June? I'm battling on however with my bright colours and prints as it's one way to keep the spirits up...

Here I am in our post-flood garden wearing my new Room 31 top. It's got a great rubber plant leaf-print going on which is so different to a lot of the bird/butterfly patterns everywhere. I also love the detail on this top - the frill down the front and a cute button detail on the shoulders...

I mentioned the flooding because Northern Ireland saw torrential rain this week. Here is the garden just the evening before:
And here's Mr School Gate Style and my 8 year old (wearing my Merrell Wakefield - kept him totally dry!) trying to sweep the water towards a manhole:
Thankfully, the next day was dry(ish) and fairly warm but even now, a couple of days later, there's a puddle in the garden...and it's still raining, although in a more 'normal' way....because rain in June is now the norm. Sigh. 
I wore my Room 31 top with Primark skinnies, Deichmann pumps (read more on my Facebook page) and when I went out, I popped on this M&S poncho/scarf/throw. Don't quite know how to describe it but it's great at this time of the year!
Ok, off to plan tomorrow's bright & cheery outfit...have a great day x 
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  1. WOW - can't believe all the rain! hope it didn't cause any damage x

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    1. THanks Ruth - it was ok in the end. Didn't make it to the doors thankfully! x

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  2. OMG Look at your fabulous garden! July will be better... I feel it in my bones! Anyhow you look great,I love your poncho! Have a lovely weekend:)
    ~Anne xx

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    1. I hope so Anne - really do - for all our sakes! So depressing all this rain! x

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  3. Love the top - that green really suits you! The garden doesn't look too bad now - I'm sure it will recover...we've got big storms passing today - this weather is SO weird - meanwhile Colorado is burning and the East coast of USA is in 3 digit heat wave...

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    1. It's unreal...wet & cold over in France too...hard to know where to go on holidays anymore! x

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  4. Love that top on you and I hope the weather improves for you this weekend!

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  5. Patricia McGinnis30 June 2012 at 20:57

    Loving the rubber plant leaf top...

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    1. Thanks Patricia for dropping by and for your lovely comment. It's a great top...can't wait to wear it with some shorts/chino, Avril x

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  6. I just noticed that you are now the model for this top on the Room31 website - is that the new sideline?!

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    1. Lol....yes! The start of my modelling career...have come to the table 20 years too late, 2 stone too heavy and 4 inches too short! I don't fancy my chances :) xx

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