10 July 2014

Window Shopping // #1

summer wishlist

I've been browsing the summer sales (and a few places with no sales...) and I've got a few things I'm coveting. Clearly going all out with the bright colours... My sister has been taking the mickey out of me for the amount of black in my 'summer wardrobe' but I can't help it. I am not a bright colour girl!
 I quite enjoy browsing online although I rarely click through to buying, just leaving tabs open and somehow wishing things into my wardrobe! Everything on this wishlist is from an ethically made source, and I love how much easier the internet makes ethical shopping. If you have a little hunt, it is surprising how much is out there- especially thanks to ASOS Green Room. Have you been enjoying a little window shopping too recently? What is on your list?

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06 July 2014

This Week // #16

chambray and curls
Doing: A lot of work and family time. I had a play to get put on in my last week of work, and its been a bit of a tough few weeks for my family too. A lot of my stuff has slid (mainly blog related) whilst I've put my love and energy into looking after my sister and mum but we're getting through things.I'm always slightly taken aback at just how strongly you can love your family and I'm thankful on a daily basis for these two women in my life.
Loving: Being outdoors. Thank goodness for that burst of sunshine! We've all needed a little recuperation time and the two solid days spent on the beach last week were just that. I finally got my first sea swim of the summer and I keep thinking of the phrase above by Isak Dinesen, because I always find the sea makes my soul feel a little better. Sitting in the garden, walking along the coast, going to the sea, I always feel so much calmer for just being able to take in the world around me a little more. Plus, its nice to see the freckles popping up on my nose, and my curls getting a little wilder from the salty water.
Wearing: Maxi skirts, shorts, frayed hem jeans, loose trousers and very little make up. Hello summer!
Daydreaming: Of very little. I've been too busy to stop and think too much but sometimes that's a good thing. There'll be plenty of time for daydreaming...

Links of the week:
I love this guide to assessing the quality of fabrics. I'm a complete fabric snob and spend all my time stroking clothes in stores to decide whether I like them! If you're trying to buy better quality basics, this will help!
Lyndsay's post about Organ Donation is so important. Talk about it with your family, let people know what you think. Noone likes to think of the worst happening but should it happen, make sure things go the way you would like afterwards. It could stop another family becoming broken.
On a more cheerful note, these sets of dogs in photobooths make me ridiculously happy. One to be bookmarked for any dreary days. Just look at their faces!!

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// Navy and White //

04 July 2014

Style // Navy and white

I'm finally done with work for a while, and I've been soaking up the freedom. I've been taking alot of comfort and pleasure in being outside recently, and the good weather has been making that so much easier. Walks along the coast at low tide, mornings and evenings sat in the garden listening to the world, dips in the sea and moments soaking up the sun make me feel very centered. It has been nice to start pulling out lighter pieces for summer too. I felt great in this. The drapey trousers, birks and high neck top might be kind of close to an art teacher's summer uniform but I think I'm OK with that.

 loose trousers and sandals for summer chambray and curls chalk and flint chambray and curls chambray and curls tapered silky trousers and birkenstocks
 summer style chambray and curls
Wearing - Tee and hat: Charity shop; sandals: Birkenstock Madrids; Bag: Primark (old); Trousers: Charity shop altered by me (tutorial to come)


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