Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Outfit: beach belle

The last post from me before the honeymoon, so it felt fitting that it involved a beach... although this beach is very much a British one with not a palm tree in sight! 

I picked this dress up in Collectif's summer sale last year, which is a bit mean of me cos now you all can't get it... But this style seems to have entered Collectif's permanent rotation and has appeared ever since in different colourways, which is great to see. The stripes of this one definitely feel nautical, so it was a good match for my lobster necklace and a seaside scene like this one.

And that's really all I have to say today, there's a lot of packing that doesn't seem to be doing itself... 

Collectif Caterina pencil dress in stripe

Collectif Caterina pencil dress in stripe

Collectif Caterina pencil dress in stripe

Collectif Caterina pencil dress in stripe

Collectif Caterina pencil dress in stripe

Collectif Caterina pencil dress in stripe

Lobster necklace

Collectif Caterina pencil dress in stripe

Collectif Caterina pencil dress in stripe

Collectif Caterina pencil dress in stripe

Bonlook Skunkboy sunglasses in glitter posie pink

Collectif Caterina pencil dress in stripe

Collectif Caterina pencil dress in stripe
Headscarf: c/o Dolly & Dotty (old)
Sunglasses: Bonlook (now out of stock)
Necklace: Bow & Crossbones (similar)
Dress: Collectif (shortened) (other colours in this style)
Bag: Ollie & nic (old)
Shoes: Carvela (old)



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Wednesday, 6 September 2017

Outfit: biking out of summer

The awkward summer/autumn limbo-land we're in never seems to get any easier for me - it's positively one of my least favourite times of year. I know, I'm meant to call it 'transitional' and be all 'yay, pumpkin spice!', but I'm not going to pretend I like autumn. Or winter (but at least by winter I'm resigned to the cold). Or any time I have to wear 10 layers to leave the house. Add to that I've been feeling out of sorts since the wedding anyway (which is nothing to do with B I hasten to add) and to put it perfectly bluntly I'm kind of down in the dumps right now. That's just how it is, and having read Amber's post recently about how bloggers are always so afraid to be negative online and apologising for it, I thought you know what, I'm just telling it like it is today. I'm wondering if the post-wedding blues is a thing... if it is, I have it.

Low spirits or not, it's good to have this blog as something to focus on and invest my energy into, even when I really don't feel like it. And also to remind me there were happier times and there will be again. Like when these photos were taken, which was admittedly some weeks ago now - I think it was actually pre-wedding in fact. The sun was shining and I was wearing a cute outfit that features my favourite t-shirt. I styled this before in a more autumnal look, but this one is pure summer joy.

Anyone who follows along on Instagram will know the hilarious truth about this bike... It is a children's bike (with a mortifying name). In actual fact, I do think it's a bit small for me, but there wasn't an adult bike in the UK I could reach the ground on. Classic bike manufacturers - sort it out! (There was in fact one brand that I thought did have a frame the right size, but as they're made to order I wasn't willing to risk it for the price.) Anyway, a favourite summer activity is to bike with B along the riverside to a nearby village, although usually I'm not wearing these shoes. I will admit, I didn't go far on the bike the day we took these ;)

Playful 50s inspired high waisted jeans shorts and t-shirt outfit

Playful 50s inspired high waisted jeans shorts and t-shirt outfit

Playful 50s inspired high waisted jeans shorts and t-shirt outfit

Playful 50s inspired high waisted jeans shorts and t-shirt outfit

Vintage wicker bag

Playful 50s inspired high waisted jeans shorts and t-shirt outfit

Vintage headscarf

Playful 50s inspired high waisted jeans shorts and t-shirt outfit

Playful 50s inspired high waisted jeans shorts and t-shirt outfit
Scarf: vintage
Earrings: Bow & Crossbones
T-shirt: Atomic Swag (available designs)
Shorts: c/o Collectif (no longer on sale)
Shoes: Swedish Hasbeens (no longer on sale)
Bag: Vintage
Bike: Dawes


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