Summer Outfit Ideas

Fellow Englanders - how crazy has this summer been?! For those of you who live else where in the world, let me paint you a quick picture. Imagine sitting in a 200 degree oven. Yup, that's basically it.

I know what you're thinking - Riana, you've lived in Brisbane for the past five years, surely you would be used to that kind of heat? While that is true, Brisbane is far more prepared for these high temperatures. Everywhere, and I mean EVERYWHERE, in England has sold out of fans. So I've spent the best part of two months looking like a soggy wet fish from pure sweat. Not my best look I must say.

But enough complaining. One must embrace the current situation. So for me, this has meant online shopping for summer bargains.

My bargain hunting proved better than my fan hunting because I've found some stunning pieces for next-to-nothing prices! All of these gorgeous items are from my favourite online store Each photo is clickable, so be sure to take a look!

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The Last Style of Buckinghamshire

This photoshoot was taken during my last outing in Bourne End before we took the plunge and migrated to west London for the busy city life. 

The two locations really couldn't be more different; Bourne End is peaceful, green and quaint. London, on the other hand, is a dog eat dog world. There's never a dull moment, it's fast-paced, humming with slightly overcrowded streets and allows for no self-doubt. 

Luckily, I manage to find a sense of serenity in bustling environments such as London. Dynamic social settings invigorate me so I've been able to embrace the metropolitan lifestyle without so much as a panic attack. But that's not to say I won't miss the sleepiness of Buckinghamshire. I feel very lucky to have lived in both communities and I'll certainly treasure their experiences for very different reasons.  

Ironically, looking back at this photoshoot it's like I had pulled out my cape to shield any nerves or uncertainty I had as I headed for the big city.

I am Wonder Woman. I am ready. Bring it on.

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A Spring Outfit For A High Tea

My lovely friend Mel and I met at the beautiful Compleat Anglar in Marlow, a stunning riverside restaurant and hotel on looking the Thames with spectacular views of Marlow's bridge, an ancient church and quaint homes.

It was my first visit to Anglar and I was more than pleasantly surprised. The grand entrance, warm staff and fantastic scenery were enticing and welcoming. I wondered why I hadn't visited sooner. 

Some of these shots were taken whilst sipping on a pot of English Breakfast Tea (of course) in the elegant tearoom onlooking the water. T'was peaceful, pacifying, perfect. 

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