Sunday, 31 August 2014

France Day 2 | Tonnay Boutonne

After waking up after a lovely nights sleep it was full steam ahead for my first proper day on the continent. After going to our nearest Supermarket and stocking up on some food we made our way to Tonnay Boutonne to a Market. France shuts down on a Sunday and literally nothings open past midday!
The weather was lovely all day, although not too hot which was great. There's nothing worse than baking in the sun when you're not near a swimming pool. I wore a skirt and crop top and felt really feminine, a few people even commented on my outfit (and one took a photo!) I don't wear skirts enough and I'm falling in love with them all over again!
The Village is tiny but really quaint and I enjoyed looking around the different stalls and indulging in a hot dog, it seemed to be the gathering place beside the Village Hall. Ice Cream, Wine, Hot Dogs and French Fries were on the menu! I managed to avoid everything else as I was too full with my loaves of French Bread I've been nibbling on! 
I loved all the cute lanes leading to the main square and loved the whole feel of the town. There was a strong sense of community throughout which is so nice to see. Everyone out in the Town Hall enjoying good food and what looked like good company! We were just saying how it's such a shame that Sunday's in Ireland are like any other day of the week especially if you're like me and work in the retail industry!
We spent a most of the afternoon wandering around and relaxing. I parked myself down and just people watched, It's one of my favourite hobbies don'tcha know! I'm already getting a little bit of colour. Since I didn't get away much this Summer I'm making the most of the sunshine and tomorrow we may just plonk ourselves down by the pool and do absolutely nothing!
I was a bit lazy today and didn't bother washing my hair. I was styling it when I realised it was actually quite greasy so I threw on my Wonderland Wig which was surprisingly not too hot for the heat, I'm such a sucker for long hair and this hairpiece is definitely something i enjoy wearing, who doesn't want long, voluminous locks?
The skirt I'm wearing is from Matalan. It's so girly. I ordered it with Parcel Motel as they don't ship to Ireland and it only cost me €3 to get it sent down the road from my house which is extremely handy!The service is also great if you want to avail of free shipping to the UK or if you know you won't be home in time for the delivery man! 
We lost Mum from the beginning so it was me and Dad for most of it. They're both huge fan of Antiques so you can Imagine they were both in their element. I'm not a Vintage not an Antique kinda gal, but it was more enjoyable then being in Dundrum Town Centre on a Sunday Afternoon. I was also incredibly snap happy with my Camera and took way too many photo's.
I was sitting here for a little while when a French Man asked for a picture as "Women don't dress this way in France" apparently! Not one to turn down a photo opportunity I happily obliged. I have to agree with him. In Paris the style is effortless and chic, but when you get down into rural France I swear it's like stepping into a time machine! I've yet to see one woman (or man) with enviable style..
At the end of the Market. It looks so like home I had to take a photo. If I told you that was Tipperary you'd all believe me! The countryside is so like Ireland you nearly forget where you are, until you see fields and fields of Sunflowers and then I'm reminded I'm on my holiday's and that I don't have to do anything for a whole week other than eat and relax!
On the way back we stopped off in Surgeles again. It's so pretty! We'll be back to visit the Castle properly in the next day or two but I thought I'd get a few photo's! Not the best quality but I really wanted to show off this outfit! It's one of my favourites at the moment. The Crop top is from H&M and only cost me about a tenner and my glasses are from Penneys!
Until Tomorrow :) 

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  1. I love your outfit; you look amazing! I remember how most natives to the area seemed to wear quite simple, plain clothes. I used to get a few looks when I was out and about in pretty dresses. Lol. The fields of giant sunflowers are easily one of my favourite things about France; they're so pretty! xx

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    1. Awh thank you Louise! Okay it's good to know I wasn't the only one! So pretty :) x

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