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Seaside School Girl

08/09/2017

Tee : &Other Stories (similar)
Skirt : Charity Shop
Straw Hat : Typical tourist shop (don't judge) (similar)
Workshirt : Vintage
Birkenstocks : Office
Maison Kitsune : 18Montrose (similar)

Location : Torquay
Photography : Emily 
I know what you were probably expecting with a title like this; an American Apparel tennis skirt, crop top and piggytails like some budget Britney Spears 'Oops I did it again...'. Well I'm sorry to disappoint that this outfit couldn't be further from that. This is more St.Trinians, Girls only School, on a trip to the beach vibes. Not very 'sexy' at all.

This outfit is probably my favourite out of everything I wore whilst on holiday (also my boyfriends fave so win win). The skirt I managed to pick up from a Charity Shop whilst wondering round one of the many small towns in East Devon. It has pockets which is obviously the best feature and I can't wait to wear it with thick jumpers and Dr Marten boots in the Autumn / Winter (I mean summer is basically over for us Brits now). 
The boater hat is something I have been after for years (okay well maybe not that long) but I could never find one that fit my head properly. I spotted this one whilst half way through eating my subway (glamorous I know) and tried it on asap (well once I'd finished said Subway, I wasn't going to leave my food???). Long story short, the hat is now mine and will remind me of British Summer Holidays forevermore. 

The bag is a gift from my wonderful boyfriend (I wrote that myself, he didn't force me to say it...) and it's a lovely addition to my growing tote bag collection. It's an incredible pastel lilac colour and has the signature Maison Kitsune logo on the front. I think it works really well with the blues and white in this outfit, which is what my wardrobe 85% consists of. 

I hope you're all have lovely weekends!
C x

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Pink and Red - a new me?

13/08/2017

T-shirt : Carhartt
Tulle slip : H&M
Levi's : Blue Rinse

Location : Nottingham 
Major thanks to my boyfriend for knowing about this amazing turquoise blue shutter backdrop to help showcase this wonderful combo I wore the other day and am completely in love with.

I have mentioned before (approximately 20532 times) how my style changes and I go through many a style identity crisis'. Following so many amazing gals (and guys) on instagram and pinterest, gives me major style envy. Sometimes I get so much inspiration that I just don't know where to start and end up wanting to try it all at once.

This outfit is definitely influenced by others and I guess that what fashion is all about sometimes, trying new things out to then find what you can truly define as your 'signature' style. 
I feel I have kept this look 'me' with 501's that never leave my body, funky socks and my old skools. It's about trying new things, new colours and new shapes but adding those 'comfortable' pieces bring you back to a happy place rather than feeling so unlike yourself that you wish you never ever bought the bright red tulle top in the first place!

Here's to future style ruts, finding ways out of them and being inspired to give new things a chance. 

C x


Recent things

26/07/2017

Hello! Bonjour! Hola! 

It's been a while, which I feel is going to be a reoccurring thing here but hey that's what I said was going to happen! I wanted to share a few things that have happened recently. A few favourites, a few thoughts, and what not. It has been quite nice writing this, as a reminder on what's happened this week (well the past few weeks in this case) so I think this may be the first on many!
1. Family BBQ's - Last weekend Sam and I went to my family home for a big family party and I haven't felt so content and chilled in a long time. It was a small technology based detox with countryside walks, delicious burgers and good company. Well needed and very much deserved. 

2. Little Orange Notebook - The past few months I have been keeping a little notebook in my bag at all times. It means I can draw, keep notes and write down any thoughts I have whilst on the go. If you follow me on instagram you'll see more on what I get up to!

3. Film Cameras - After spending the last 12 months or so carrying round disposable cameras, I decided to buy myself a little point and shoot. I bought a Minolta from eBay before heading to Berlin in March and have since bought a Canon (charity shop) and now the latest is the little Nikon above (thank you Dad for picking up for £1 at a carboot). I've purchased a vintage red record box to keep all my photos in and there's something so warming about having physical photos and memories to look back on. It's a hobby I'm definitely growing more confident in and having a boyfriend and sister who shoots film also helps a lot!

4. Being ill - I got really ill the end of last weekend and I have spent the last few days off work, lying in bed trying to recover from the dreaded flu, I lost my voice and was sniffling every 5 minutes (sorry not sorry for tmi). Although being sick is quite annoying, it has reminded me that it's important to listen to my body more and take time out. 

5. Podcasts - Annoyingly the same time I got into listening to Podcasts on my daily commute, my headphones break so I had to start using those shitty ones Apple give you when you buy a new phone. Anyway, I have started listening to Podcasts more and more recently instead of listening to music or reading a book on my way to work and I have to say I'm really enjoying it. It is a little worrying that I catch myself smiling or nodding in agreement whilst stood on a busy tube though. Saying that,  my current faves are Lily Pebbles and Anna Newton's 'At Home With...' and I love 'Hey, It's Ok...' by Glamour Magazine. I also listened to Estee Lalonde's new podcast ' The Heart of it" and really enjoyed that too. I'd love to hear your recommendations as you can probably tell, I'm only a beginner into this!

C x


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Last few weeks

10/07/2017

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