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Spring Florals…

May 19, 2015

pond_047pond_023pond_013Hey there! What a mixed bag of weather were having lately, on Wednesday it was beautiful hot and then Thursday it was tipping it down with heavy rain and as I’m writing this it’s fluttering between rainy thunder storms to bright sunshine – typical Britain!! Thankfully the weekend was warm and with plenty of sunshine, like usual we headed to the common to combine Coco’s walk with outfit photographs. This time Dave took along his mirror reflector, which explains why explains I look so youthful and glowing… I’m also trying some new things out diet wise but will share more on that soon. :-)
As for my outfit – I dug out these old and I mean really old floral jeans. Then spent ages trying to find a t-shirt they went with (which is surprisingly harder than I thought, white looked funny, pale pink was to washed out and khaki green clashed with the green in the rose print) I opted for my second favorite shade burgundy. Grabbing my new favorite jacket as I walked out the door – something about sunny weather screams denim jackets to me.

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Denim Jacket c/o House Of Fraser
Jeans & Bag – Topshop
T-shirt – H&M
Loafers – Office
Ray-bans Sunglasses c/o  Calivintage Sunglasses Shop

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Photos – Shooting Dave

What I’ve been up to lately…

May 17, 2015

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Spring Beauty Fix at Centrale Croydon

Before I jetted off on my New York City holiday I headed over to the Spring Beauty Fix at the Centrale shopping center in Croydon. They were holding a beauty amnesty, where you drop off old make-up in exchange for a voucher to use on new beauty treats! There was plenty of fun to be had with free make-overs by Lancome (which I jumped at the chance of having), free manicures and plenty of fashion advice on hand!

IMG_7978IMG_7969 IMG_7972theaThea Porter at the Fashion & Textile Museum

I recently headed off to the Fashion & Textile Museum to check out the Thea Porter exhibition – Thea is the woman behind 70’s-style boho chic, her unique style is still influencing the fashion scene today. The exhibition displays a large amount of her work from textiles, garments, artwork and photographs, and traces Porter’s journey from upholstery to clothes, taking in her abiding love of antique materials, particularly 1930s French voiles, Ottoman velvets, Swiss chiffons, Indian handprints, Islamic embroidery and the lavish brocades of Damascus, where she grew up. It defiantly was a visual feast for the eyes and great for getting 70’s style inspiration! 

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On Thursday I braved the rain and headed off to the White Stuff’s press day. It was full of beautiful autumnal goodies,  I mean look at those chelsea boots with contrast tweed detail! There was plenty of I can’t wait to buy that moments and I’m adding that to my wish list! There was also a huge amount of foodie goodies on offer, I did my best an resisted but did succumb to a yummy vodka cocktail! Another great addition to their press day was illustrator Alice Bonsher, who has created a cute collection of woodland animals which will be featured in the AW15 add campaigns and window displays. She was also at the dress day creating customised post cards, I snapped two of these adorable little plywood cards up!

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Denim Dreams…

May 9, 2015

park_026park_010park_002This dreamy denim jacket has made it’s way into my wardrobe thanks to the kind folks over at HOF. I choose this light washed denim as I feel it would work perfectly with my summer dresses. I’m so pleased, it’s super soft and I really like the colour. For it’s first outing I dug out this old floral vintage dress, keeping it simple I opted for my satchel and Vans pumps.park_039park_033park_004 park_009What I’m wearing –
Jacket c/o House Of Fraser
Dress – Vintage
Satchel – Cambridge Satchel Co.
Pumps – Vans
Watch c/o Tallulah’s Threads

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Bank Holiday Weekend…

May 4, 2015

IMG_7726IMG_7721A couple of weekends ago (while it was still lovely and warm – I don’t like this current cold snap were having!) I had a lovely saturday helping my dear friend Sherelle set up her blog, why not pop over and show her some love! In return for taking her outfit photos Sherelle kindly took some of me. It had been a nice a sunny week in London but the wind was blowing up a storm but thankfully we were able to get some snaps without my hair blowing all over the place – it was tricky! I’m wearing this long kimono from Quiz Clothing (kimonos are my jam and I’m wearing them lots, especially long lined versions) teaming it with simple skinny jeans and as it’s finally sandals weather I dusted off these old beauts from Office. I’m also sporting some rather dashing new sunnies, I won these beautiful Ray-Bans by entering a competition on Erin of Calivintage.IMG_7650IMG_7715IMG_7727IMG_7712What I’m wearing –
Kimono c/o Quiz
T-shirt, Jeans & Bag – Topshop
Ray-Ban Sunglasses c/o Calivintage & Sunglasses Shop
Sandals – Office

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Sugar Skull…

April 26, 2015

new_watch_001new_watch_006new_watch_025I’m still sorting through our NYC photographs, I think Dave took about 1000+ pictures… Crikey that’s a heck of a lot to sort through! I will share them very soon, I promise!
For now here is my latest outfit offering – I was gifted this lovely sugar skull watch from the delightful vintage store Tallulah’s Threads, remember my cute tartan dress? Yep, that’s from them! They have recently started stocking watches and jewelry, with a super cute selection on offer. The sugar skull jumped out to me, I love the design, it was my halloween costume and Dave often say’s he’d like a sugar skull as a tattoo, which I think would be pretty cool!
I’m also sporting a new ring, I love the half and half with the marble effect. For my outfit I dusted off this long line kimono from last summer, teamed it with my skinny jeans and favorite sandals as it was a chilly day I had to layer up with my PU jacket and I added my blue bag for a pop of colour.

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Kimono & Jacket – Wallis
T-shirt, Jeans & Shoes – Topshop
Fedora Hat – Urban Outfitters
Ring – Freedom
Watch c/o Tallulah’s Threads
Bag c/o BHS

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Some of my favourite…

April 19, 2015

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I thought it would be fun to share some of my favorite bags but instead of just photographing them I’ve illustrated them. Currently my Urban Outfitters backpack is a daily favourite, my Tres Chic clutch from Miss S is also in daily use. My two red bags are great vintage finds and my bright blue bag was gifted to me by BHS, I love the colour – it’s great for spring!bags

Backpack – Urban Outfitters
Satchel – Cambridge Satchel Co.
Clutch Bag – Wallis
Tres Chic – Miss Selfridge
Large Red Bag – Vintage
Small Red Bag – Vintage
Navy Blue Bag – Vintage
Blue & Gold Chain Bag c/o BHS
Tan Leather – Topshop
Khaki Bag – Billingham
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Bohemian Vibes…

April 16, 2015

park_018park_030park_035Glitzy Secrets have created a fun quiz which let’s you discover your style era. The quiz only takes a couple of minutes and is great fun! I was intrigued to find out which era I was destined for – when I started my blog and first found my love for vintage fashion I was into the 1940’s to 1950’s, it was all about the victory rolls (I wasn’t too good at those though!) and the nipped in waist lines with full skirts. These day’s my hair is a more relaxed late 60’s to early 70’s feel with my full fringe and shaggy waves. As the years have gone by my style has developed with more elements of 70’s style creeping into my wardrobe – with fedora hats, button up shirts and printed kimonos. It came as no surprise when I got the 1970’s as my era on the Glitzy quiz, I’m pretty pleased with and as the 70’s is big this season, pretty much every high street store has a 70’s inspired collection which means you can dip you’re little toe in or jump head first into this years biggest trends. For this look I went for more of a Boho vibe, I picked up this little black dress from Forever 21, teaming it with my New Look kimono and patterned fedora hat – these are a much loved combination!
Why not head over to Glitzy page to see which era you are? Also if you like my 1970’s s outfit why not vote for me too ;-)park_028park_005park_033park_004park_036What I’m wearing –
Dress – Forever 21
Kimono – New Look
Bag – ASOS
Fedora Hat – Urban Outfitters
Trainers – Vans
Jacket – Wallis

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