Summer is bloody amazing, isn't it? If it isn't the smell of freshly cut grass, open-toe and bare leg weather being a legit 'thing', golden hour basically being golden two hours and the smell of BBQ's wafting through Zone 6 that has you at hello, then maybe it's impromptu seaside visits, picnics in the park ('THE GRASS IS DRY! THE GRASS IS DRY!') and a scour in some vintage shops that will. To celebrate the launch of a power Frappuccino trio, I've paired up with Starbucks to take you along to some of my favourite defining moments of summer, along with the help of their Java Chip, Lemon Vanilla and Coffee Jelly drinks- because hey, when the weather is so good, what better way to quench your thirst?

Let's go to the beach...

Living on our little island, there's plenty of seaside options to turn to when the weather plays its cards right. Whether it means turning up at Victoria station and picking the next fastest train to the coast, or filling up your petrol tank and heading south (or, y'know- roping in a friend with a license), there's nothing I enjoy more than a trip to the beach. Whether it's a city I've visited countless times but never tire of (Brighton, I'm looking at you)- or a new destination filled with discoveries- the feel of stones (or, if you're lucky, sand) against your toes and the smell of vinegary chips is pretty unbeatable.

Picnic in the park...

The pleasure of a picnic, is that you can have one absolutely anywhere. Raining? Call in the troops (armed with drinks and snacks) and spread out on the living room floor like it's the middle of the Kent countryside. Scorching? Pack a blanket, venture to the nearest green space, arm yourself with treats (and maybe a frisbee) and while the afternoon away. The nice thing about a picnic, is that they're such a summer cliche for a reason- they're failsafe, and the perfect way of indulging in good company- huzzah!

Gettin' second hand...

Regardless of the weather (what is it with British people and the weather)- hitting second hand, charity, or vintage stores is one of my favourite summer past times (actually, tell a porkie, I love it all year). Not only are places stacked high with cut-off Levi's, embroidered folk blouses and enough summer dresses to send even the most controlled shopper into a tizz- there's something extremely satisfying about discovering a one-off hidden gem, and celebrating with a fashion parade sans-tights. Other rain proof favourites include museums (and often don't cost a penny), checking out new exhibitions and visiting the cinema and sharpening up your film knowledge!


Post in collaboration with Starbucks, but love for Fraapuccino's, the seaside and talking about the weather all my own.


x

Summer is bloody amazing, isn't it? If it isn't the smell of freshly cut grass, open-toe and bare leg weather being a legit 'thing', golden hour basically being golden two hours and the smell of BBQ's wafting through Zone 6 that has you at hello, then maybe it's impromptu seaside visits, picnics in the park ('THE GRASS IS DRY! THE GRASS IS DRY!') and a scour in some vintage shops that will. To celebrate the launch of a power Frappuccino trio, I've paired up with Starbucks to take you along to some of my favourite defining moments of summer, along with the help of their Java Chip, Lemon Vanilla and Coffee Jelly drinks- because hey, when the weather is so good, what better way to quench your thirst?

Let's go to the beach...

Living on our little island, there's plenty of seaside options to turn to when the weather plays its cards right. Whether it means turning up at Victoria station and picking the next fastest train to the coast, or filling up your petrol tank and heading south (or, y'know- roping in a friend with a license), there's nothing I enjoy more than a trip to the beach. Whether it's a city I've visited countless times but never tire of (Brighton, I'm looking at you)- or a new destination filled with discoveries- the feel of stones (or, if you're lucky, sand) against your toes and the smell of vinegary chips is pretty unbeatable.

Picnic in the park...

The pleasure of a picnic, is that you can have one absolutely anywhere. Raining? Call in the troops (armed with drinks and snacks) and spread out on the living room floor like it's the middle of the Kent countryside. Scorching? Pack a blanket, venture to the nearest green space, arm yourself with treats (and maybe a frisbee) and while the afternoon away. The nice thing about a picnic, is that they're such a summer cliche for a reason- they're failsafe, and the perfect way of indulging in good company- huzzah!

Gettin' second hand...

Regardless of the weather (what is it with British people and the weather)- hitting second hand, charity, or vintage stores is one of my favourite summer past times (actually, tell a porkie, I love it all year). Not only are places stacked high with cut-off Levi's, embroidered folk blouses and enough summer dresses to send even the most controlled shopper into a tizz- there's something extremely satisfying about discovering a one-off hidden gem, and celebrating with a fashion parade sans-tights. Other rain proof favourites include museums (and often don't cost a penny), checking out new exhibitions and visiting the cinema and sharpening up your film knowledge!


Post in collaboration with Starbucks, but love for Fraapuccino's, the seaside and talking about the weather all my own.


x

53 comments:

  1. I love summer, too and your look is very beautiful!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena www.dressedwithsoul.com

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  2. Amazing photos! Surely, a picnic in front of the Brighton Pavilion must be really pleasant :D
    To me, summer means sun, long walks and ice cream.It's so nice to be able to spend some quality time with friends in the beautiful weather and without having to rush because we'll miss work or just because we have so many other things to do.

    Julia xx
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  3. Lovely photos Olivia, your top is super cute!!

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  4. Vinegary chips, heaven! Your lace top is so pretty

    x
    www.siobhanlrothwell.wordpress.com

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  5. Lovely post! I love summer as well! I always feel life is much more positive when it's warm and bright outside!
    Patti www.pattiblue.blogspot.com

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  6. I love this post! The pictures are really beautiful and as I went to Brighton last year, I just want to go back there now..
    Have a nice day, xx

    Guiltyparisian

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  7. You look so amazing in all these photos, your top has me all heart eyed emoji!
    Jodie xo // Jodie Loue

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  8. Such a sweet post:) i loveee the photos too...x
    AllysDays.blogspot.com

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  9. Such a lovely photos and post! You look gorgeous when you smile! :)

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  10. super:) xx
    Bianka
    http://ruhamania.blogspot.hu/

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  11. Such a british post, I love it! I do love summer but never feel like I have one as the weather is always colder up north!

    Infinity of fashion // Lucy Jane

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  12. These are all so pretty and I've always wanted to experience a day out like that.

    Jackie | fashionxfairytale |

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  13. You have definitely pin pointed what British summers are about! I love this post. x

    India Charlotte♥

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  14. Summer definitely is my favorite season, happiness seems to be all round and there are countless things to do when the weather is lovely! Love these pictures! I have to say spending the afternoon in a park in the sunshine is the best! x

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  15. Wow these images a flawless, especially love sea side snaps!

    www.ohjanuary.blogspot.co.uk

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  16. Lovely photos.

    Liv

    www.livforstyle.net

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  17. Love your photos x

    http://catchingdreamsblog.blogspot.co.uk

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  18. Beautiful post. Sadly the grass is wet again here! I love brighton so much, it's a perfect place for a day out. Picnics, chips, that merry go round and of course the amazing pavilion make it the perfect summer hang out.
    Emma Xx

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  19. I really need to make more of living in London and its distance to Brighton! The trains are so cheap and Brighton is gorgeous in the sunshine. Wish the weather looked as good right now, as it does in this post :( x
    Charlotte's Road

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  20. Absolutely in love with the post, the pictures are amazing. Out of curiosity where is your shirt from? xx

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    1. It's from Topshop, it's an old one but here's a similar option: http://www.topshop.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?Ntt=white%2blace%2btop&storeId=12556&productId=19254534&urlRequestType=Base&categoryId=&langId=-1&productIdentifier=product&catalogId=33057 xx

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  21. aw such a lovely post! and starbucks makes all moments even better! haha

    Rose and Weston x

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  22. Stunning photos Olivia.

    Check out my latest post <3
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  23. Awesome post! Makes me really want to plan a picnic!

    Belle in Black and White

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  24. now craving a Starbucks, thanks Olivia haha :D lovely snaps as always...I actually want to do all 3 of these right now! x

    http://amelodyofdiaries.blogspot.co.uk/

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  25. I spy Brighton Pavilion in the background - it's such a lovely little place to wander around and have a picnic! The fruit and french fancies are perf x

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  26. Fabulous photos and ideas on defining summer - the new fraps sound super yummy too!

    Lauren x
    Britton Loves | Lifestyle Food Beauty

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  27. I'm in love with these pics, you're so pretty!

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  28. Such pretty photos, I love brighton!!

    TINYTWISST.COM

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  29. This whole post is such a cool idea, and I think that you paired the drinks and the moments perfectly :) I just love Starbucks, and there's nothing like an ice blended during the summer :)

    Julia

    ExploresMore.com

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  30. You look so cute! It seems so relaxing!

    Heba xx || The Heba

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  31. Lovely pics!! Those are the best summer moments!

    Andrea.

    Seize your Style

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  32. I can't get over the quality of your photos—and I absolutely love your top in the beach photos :) I feel like I'd love Brighton, I'd love to travel there one day!

    Akino | akinokiki.blogspot.ca

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  33. Vintage shopping is one of my passions too. I always find great stuff there x

    -Wildfire Charm

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  34. These photos are so fun, I love that carousel
    xo
    www.laurajaneatelier.com

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  35. Looks like you're having a lovely summer! I'm still yet to visit Brighton - it's been on my to-do list for a while now!

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  36. Love the disclaimer at the end!
    I adore the south west of England, the beaches will forever be the place I feel most relaxed and at ease!
    Rosie
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    www.anenglishrosie.blogspot.co.uk

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  37. Brighton is so beautiful! It's definitely on the top of my list of places I'd like to visit.

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  38. I loved the location! Cute little place. http://www.thepaarblog.com/

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  39. Such a lovely outfit, best way to make jeans summery is get a lighter shade, I'm still stuck in black denim haha! x

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  40. You always have the cutest photos!
    -Kate
    http://katekoutures.blogspot.com/

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  41. You look stunning, amazing post!

    http://sapphiresaysfashion.blogspot.co.uk/

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  42. Loving your lace top and the photo of you and your man! Too cute!

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  43. Cute top :) And your photos are beautiful as always !

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  44. The pictures are so pretty!!



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