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 😉
Earrings: Bow & Crossbones
T-shirt: Atomic Swag (available designs)
Shorts: c/o Collectif (no longer on sale)
Shoes: Swedish Hasbeens (no longer on sale)
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