Thursday, 31 July 2014

Travel Diaries: The Streets Of Crete

Earlier this month I was lucky enough to take a little break from work and head off to the Greek island of Crete for some rest and relaxation. It's the first time I have visited one of the Greek islands and it won't be the last time, I fell completely in love with the the lifestyle, food, people and the streets. I still can't get over how beautiful the streets were! We stayed right in-between the picturesque villages of Piskopiano and Koutouloufari, they are filled with delicious tavernas, welcoming local stores and some beautiful buildings. My favourite part of the trip was strolling through the streets in the early evening and dining al fresco as the sunset. I'm already craving to take another trip!

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Grecian Blue

Cynthia Rowley Dress via T.K. Maxx, DIY Jewelled Sandals, Zara Bag, 
Mindy Mae's Market Bracelet c/o

When I found this dress on a trip to T.K. Maxx I knew instantly I had to have it for my trip to Crete! I patiently waited and waited until my holiday came, I wanted to save wearing it until then and it was the first thing I packed in my suitcase! It was the perfect dress to wear on my last night in Crete to celebrate the end of a blissful week! 

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Vintage Polka Dots

New Look Tank // Vintage Skirt // Madewell Sandals // Ray-Ban Sunglasses // Forever 21 Ring

Sunday, 27 July 2014

DIY Summertime Jeweled Sandals

I am so excited that my DIY jewelled sandals are featured over on Best Friends for Frosting. I had been dying to own a pair of the beautiful Marni or J Crew jewelled sandals but they just weren't in my summer budget this year, so I had to create my own using this Gap pair. You can find all the instructions over on Best Friends for Frosting. If you make your own pair I'd love to see the results, just tweet me @fiveminutestyle or tag @spark1988 on instagram.

Friday, 25 July 2014

Stacey's Smiles

My berry haul from the Farmer's Market.

And I had to get some flowers too!

The best belated birthday present to arrive on my desk at work! 

I found peonies! 

A little corner of my room.

Happy Weekend!!! 

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Flamingo Fun

Primark Tank // H&M Shorts // J Crew Shoes // Ray-Ban Sunglasses // May 28th Watch

Flamingos are one of my best friends this summer. There's something about them being pink that makes them seem like such a fun creature, that and they can be found wondering around on tropical beaches and who doesn't that make think of summer?! I even made this gold foil flamingo print to have in my bedroom! Who else here is a flamingo fan??

Monday, 21 July 2014

Hello Again

eShakti Dress, J Crew Hat, Zara Sandals 

Hello Again! I took a little bit of an extended break from the blog after I came back from my holiday and I am now ready and refreshed for the summer. It's the first time in a long time that I actually took a break from everything rather than just work and it has done wonders. I have missed blogging though and can't wait to share some pictures from my travels with you all!