Being back home in Wales sometimes catches me in a bit of a creativity rut, especially because the quiet town I live in is a world away from the busy city of Nottingham. The weather is unreliable (much like the most of the UK) and while in summer the rolling hills and pretty countryside is lovely, for now the surrounding wet and muddy fields aren’t an ideal setting for spring outfit shooting.
FINALLY!! Apart from the couple of weird warm days we’ve been having it’s been cold enough to sink into those autumnal jumpers that have been in hibernation (although granted not quite chilly enough to layer a coat on top yet).
Stripes and denim are two of my all-time favourite fashion themes, and combined they look even better. If I’m stuck, they’re my go-to styles; both timeless and easy to wear. When I feel too girly (that’s not really my thing), denim is the best way to add a bit of that boyish edge that I love to any outfit. You can never go wrong with a striped dress and trainers to caj it down or a striped tee, teamed under dungarees or a denim pinafore for maximum cool points. A Breton top tucked into blue, cropped jeans is always a fail-safe ensemble for me if I can’t find anything else to wear.
I’ve been searching for a peasant top for my upcoming holiday, and hadn’t been able to find one good enough to shed out forty/fifty pounds on. But I picked this one up in French Connection’s sale for just £19 (down from £65) and I love the beautiful embroidery features and tasselled waist belt.
Thanks to the sun’s special appearance this week (a far cry from today’s rain) some summer newbies got to make their debut appearance, as well as allowing me to dig out some old favourites. Although I’ve got deadlines looming in the coming weeks, and some journalism preparation to get done by Monday (oops) there’s no stress that a sunny day can’t fix. Somehow, all worries and intentions of work escape my head and instead it blooms with plans of barbecues and exploring new stretches of town. Needless to say, my work didn’t get done, but I did get to wear in these gorgeous new mules (which actually wasn’t the best idea when it’s humid).