November 06, 2014

BECAUSE I'VE BEEN AWAY FOR TOO LONG - A MONTAGE


I needed my blogging mojo back to get this one out. I find it hard to get back into blogging when I'v had a long break. Since I haven't posted anything in a while I though it will be fitting to put together a montage of some stories and images I haven't shared with you guys. Also thank you returning visitors for coming back to check up on me. Even on several visits with no new post, here you are again, I appreciate it and I will work hard on being regular with my posts. 



Image captions in the order of listing.
-At our holiday home in Vicchio Florence a couple months ago - hanging around the pool.
-Loved the old school rustic sun chairs in our garden I had to feature it and it was nice being behind the camera this time snapping Rosie Reid who took all the beautiful pictures on our trip.. 
-Some room detail shots, I was in conversation about shapes and geometry which was the inspiration behind them.
-Exciting project my sister and I are currently working on 'FOOD'. I will disclose more information in due course.
-A while back at Jean Paul Qaultier Exhibition at the Barbican in London. 
-Day one in Tuscany, having a house tour - I travelled from London in those platform sandals - not the best idea.
- Throwback Thursday… just because that sunlight is so dreamy (picture taken in Birmingham earlier this year).
- Meeting with the ladies, PRAY -> EAT - PLAY - WORK - REPEAT  -> 

Thanks for stopping by Enjoy the rest of your evening,week and see you soon. xoxo.

October 18, 2014

LEOPARD PRINT BACK AND DENIM SHIRT

denim and denim, leopard denim shirt, shorts, cork sandal, zara long strap bags, travelled to Tuscany
denim and denim, leopard denim shirt, shorts, cork sandal, zara long strap bags, travelled to Tuscany
Midway through our visit to Tuscany we visited Pisa and I wore this fun leopard print + denim shirt I snagged from ebay. it's one of the most conformable shirts I own. I team it with mom shorts from topshop and their cork double strap sandal - seemed ideal for a day of long stroll on the streets of Tuscany.
denim and denim, leopard denim shirt, shorts, cork sandal, zara long strap bags, travelled to Tuscany
denim and denim, leopard denim shirt, shorts, cork sandal, zara long strap bags, travelled to Tuscany
denim and denim, leopard denim shirt, shorts, cork sandal, zara long strap bags, travelled to Tuscany
Photos by Rosie Reid.
Shirt - Ebay, Shorts and Sandal - Topshop, Bag - Zara, Rings - H&M

October 09, 2014

FLORENCE

ph -Rosie

It seems my favourite pastime of late is raiding my mother's closet. I would ask 'mum do you have any old school clothing you don't wear anymore for me' she answers no, but it's because she thinks I will have no interest in such clothing, errr What! Thanking my lucky stars I happened to be around when she was clearing her closet to give stuff away. I was surprised how many gems I found, I couldn't believe they were just going to be given away. I packed most of them away and now when I have time I go through them to pick some pieces to incorporate in my wardrobe. I have plans to alter some of them to suit me style - not so much the size because I turn to like clothes baggy on me any way, I find them more conformable. Pretty much half of the clothing I took to Italy with me, had been 'passed on' from my mother.  

If you know me personally you know I love vintage clothing a lot. It's not so much because of the history but the fact that they are so different from today's clothing. The tailoring is different, the cut, the fabrics, and the colours, all things I love, which is why I love my mum's old clothing. Some of them aren't even that old circa 1990's but I feel a special way when I wear her clothing, it's an amazing thought and feeling to wear something that she wore, probably at the same age I am now.  

This top/dress has a lot of details to it, I love the colours, the buttons, the overlap folding with subtle stud sequence on them and also that it fits loosely. I paired it with black short with lace details and silver shoes, the only pair of shoe I took with me on holiday. I planned the outfit with no idea which shoes I would wear with but I think the silver worked well with it in the end.

Thanks to my home slice Rosie Reid for taking these photos, you did an awesome job.

Top dress - Mum's, Bag and Shoes - Zara, Shorts - Selectclothing, Sunglasses - Flea market