Spring has arrived and Olivia and I went to visit Caerhays Castle last week in the sunshine.
I’m slowly ticking off things from my Cornwall bucket list for 2019 and that’s very exciting. There’s nothing better than exploring new places!
Whilst we didn’t actually go inside the castle or gardens (dogs are allowed but they have to be on leads, and we thought it would be a shame for them on such a nice day not to run around and go a bit wild!), we walked around it and viewed it from the coast path, but mainly spent time on the beach there. From my research, this beach can’t decide whether it’s called Porthluney or Caerhays Beach… oh well!
I’m all about the transitional seasons, and Spring is amazing for so many reasons – not least because you don’t have to shove a huge coat and scarf on you wherever you go, and you can actually get back to some more interesting outfits (I cannot tell you how bored I am of jeans and jumpers now…).
While we’re not QUITE into skirt and dress temperatures just yet, I can feel it in the air and wearing lighter clothing is definitely making me happier.
It may interest you to know that I’m actually pretty rubbish when it comes to fashion. I really don’t have an eye for it, and while I can look at an outfit on Pinterest and straight up copy it and feel good in it, I’ve never been good at coming up with ensembles myself.
In fact, left to my own devices, I’ve had many an outfit disaster, especially in my teens. I’d say I have quite a minimal wardrobe for this reason (and everything is mostly black, white and grey!), because I tend to wear the same few outfits over and over that I feel good and confident in (and black is easy to look put together). This isn’t a bad thing, of course! ‘Capsule wardrobes’ are great for budgets and for the planet.
But sometimes I find myself looking at other peoples’ styles and outfits and being completely jealous, not of the individual items of what they own, but of their knack for looking so put together and their awesome taste!
I think my issue is that I’ve always been torn between two quite different styles; modern, sophisticated & sexy (I call it the ‘London Blogger’ look), vs relaxed, beachy & a little bit hippy-ish. They’re very contrasting, and I’d say I swing between the two almost daily!
Being flexible is totally fine, of course, but the only downside is that I don’t really have a clear style or fashion identity. I wish I could be one of those people who you think of and just think “yes, I totally get their style and their BRAND”, but unfortunately I’m just too indecisive to be that person.
I think I always underestimate the impact accessories can have on your overall look as well. Recently, I’ve been switching up my watches depending on which mood I’m in (dark and sleek, vs light and beachy!); it’s something so simple but I think it’s a great way to change the vibe of an outfit.
This watch is one of the new Miniature Sistine collection from Adexe, and is the perfect low-key, delicate watch for Spring days and lighter outfits. My other watches are both black and quite heavy-looking, so this is a welcome switch-up for Spring and Summer!
Starting at £79, the Mini Sistine collection at Adexe are specifically designed to be feminine and delicate, with a smaller face for slimmer wrists (mine are literally child-sized, so large watch faces look ridiculous on me!). Mine is the Snow White design, and it’s exactly what I need for my versatile style needs at the moment!
If you’d like to get 15% off Adexe watches, you can use my code: CORNISHLIFE15
All that being said, I am really looking forward to warmer weather and being able to wear some shorts, skirts and dresses – it seems like forever. Even if it ends up making me conflicted about my style…
I’d love to hear your thoughts about fashion and having a ‘style identity’ vs being a versatile, undecided mess like me!
Do you struggle with a sense of style for yourself? Let me know in the comments!
* I received my Adexe watch as a gift in exchange for a feature in this post. All opinions are my own.