23 August 2017

Lost in nature - 35mm film

Whether it's walking between the tall tree trunks, in the overgrown fields, or jumping across a small river - I always feel re-energized when I'm around nature. I'm currently sat outside back home in the garden as I type this, writing to the sound of birds singing with only the occasional car to disturb the silence. My time of living in a small city is coming to an end (although I will most certainly be back), and not once will I miss the busy commute, the constant drone of cars and helicopters, police sirens, or the lack of greenery. I am preparing myself for a complete culture shock, for feeling utterly small in the great outdoors. Although peace can be found in busy cities (as pictured above), I've found it hard to balance it out. I thrive in central London. You can feel the buzzing energy as soon as you walk into the tube, and I love it. Yet I crave nature, and my body does too. But if I lived in the country-side (as I did before I 'moved' here), I would be utterly bored. Occasional city breaks may be enough to refuel your soul with different energy, but what happens when I'm on a super-duper tight budget again?


21 August 2017

St James Park, London

The above picture was taken around 10pm in Trafalgar Square, just after seeing Disco Pigs at the Trafalgar Studios. I've always loved the atmosphere in London in the evenings, especially after 7pm everything seems to slow down, as if every one has rid themselves of the work related stress of the day. If you haven't been shopping in Oxford Street in the evenings, I would suggest going after 7pm. It's a more relaxed and enjoyable experience. I have yet to fully explore all of London's parks, having been to St James Park only a handful of times since moving here. We did however walk through some new areas in Hyde Park a few days ago which was lovely in the sun.


17 August 2017

Blue Midi Polka Dot Skirt

A white tee and a blue polka dot midi skirt,  a casual, laid-back summer look. For a moment I felt like someone in a Nouvelle Vague era film, before reminding myself that I am currently in London and not Paris, the French Riviera or countryside. I had had my eyes on this skirt for a while. After constantly checking the & Other Stories website to see if the black version was back in stock, it soon disappeared, leaving me to purchase the next best thing. The blue polka dot skirt is so different from everything else I own, a statement yet understated piece. I was a little apprehensive about the ensemble, due in part to my body shape which may result in a little frumpy-ness from certain angles. Nevertheless, I wore these pieces anyway and I'm pretty happy with the result.

The polka dot midi skirt fits surprisingly well around the waist, and the slight a-line fit means it flows effortlessly over my hips and thighs. It was pricey, but the fabric and the fact it's double-lined makes it a good investment piece that can be worn all year round. The white tee, despite being a little, er, booby, is 100% cotton. I bought it because of the neckline and sleeve length, the perfect shape that doesn't remind me of school gym clothes.

14 August 2017

Double Denim - Levi's 90s baggy jeans

Good morning everyone!

Double denim today - yes, you read that right, the dodgy, risky, questionable double denim look. I was one of those people who looked at double denim outfits with outright disapproval for so long and yet, here I am. Running around central London in an old-school outfit. What changed? I seem to be balancing between the girly/preppy girl and the relaxed tomboy at the moment, often opting for a more casual look when I'm out and about.

The denim jacket definitely has a part to play in this transition. The Stranger Things inspired piece totally shifted my wardrobe (it's featured in almost all my previous outfit posts), allowing me to style old pieces in a completely different way.

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