Amazing shots taken from the spring issue of Bad Wolf, dedicated the art of film photography.
(vintage tee, market shorts, batoko bracelets/sunglasses)
I'm sure plenty will agree when I say that it's really quite hard to get back into the swing of things after a long bank holiday. It takes so long to wind down and relax, by the time you fully have it's over and you've got to kick yourself back into work mode. However it has been nice taking some time off and going down to the sea with the dog, gorging of fish & chips and ice-cream and running about barefoot in the sun. I hope you all had an equally as good bank holiday too, and who would have thought it, we've got another one in 2 days time.
One of you guys pointed out that I wear a lot of purple which I had never realised before, but I guess I subconsciously do at the moment. Perhaps it's something in the spring air. It was the hottest day of the year today, a scorching 27 degrees so I thought what better time than to test ride my new Romwe number, and oh how I love it.
(vintage cardigan, batoko sunglasses, H&M leggings)
As you can see here I am sporting a very summery outfit...or not. This is my attempt at season hopping.
As hot as it is in the day, it aint so hot come evening time, so out come the knits, but on stay the sunnies.
Now the bag, the bag. So many of you have been asking whether it's the real deal or not! Well I can tell you that it is in fact a £20 non-branded studded bottom bag, that resembles possibly the worlds most perfect arm candy. As much as I love the Wang (and despise down-right replica's) I do not unfortunately have the disposable income to be able to treat myself to one...I hate growing up. So for the time being I will settle with my much stressed non-branded bag, that maybe looks a bit like an expensive, famous one :)
I found a bundle of old silver cross beads at a market near where I live and made myself a little bracelet. I love making these types of bracelet's because they are easy and almost therapeutic - simply threading along an elasticated wire. I saw a bracelet similar to this a while ago, so when I came across this bunch of beads, I knew exactly what I wanted to do with them. I like the simplicity and overall rustic look of it.
(vintage skirt/sunglasses via batoko, H&M top/cardigan)
There's something quite dreamy about luxurious floating material and the way it catches the wind. Obviously I'm not talking about flashing people in the street, but twirling around in billowing fabrics is really quite lovely.
Chictopia have started a campaign called Wear Red, Wear Hope in a bid to help with relief efforts and raise awareness of the devastating earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan a couple of weeks ago.
All you have to do is upload a photo of yourself wearing red and donate $10 to the red cross (you can also make a donation to the UK red cross if you prefer by clicking here) and Chictopia have promised to match up to $1000 of all donations made by their bloggers. So let's do our bit and wear red.
|(Top 2: Folksy | Photo Frame: Etsy | The rest I have no source for, if you do I'll happily link up)|
If, like me, you used to cover your bedroom walls in magazine rip outs when you were younger then with or without knowing it you were indulging in some crafty decoupage style art. My busy walls are long gone and now replaced with white paint and floral panelling, but the remains of my messy decoupage days still cover the insides of my dressing table draws, where I would rip pages out of old books and line the insides. I've always thought this craft was quite old-skool and a bit frumpy, but I've been coming across more and more new fresh designs using this technique lately. And I suppose what better way is there to spruce up an old dusty mirror or some ugly storage boxes you've had for donkeys years for pretty much zero pennies. PLUS it's good for the environment (recycling and all that).
And why stop at furniture, when you can get cutting & sticking with your shoes, bags, jewellery, clothes...patterns, bright colours and texture are everywhere at the moment, so what better time to pull out that stack of magazines you've been hoarding forever and get imaginative.