Junkyard Blues…

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You never quite know where blogging will take you. Perhaps that is one of the things I love most about  creating for Yours Truly, x. However it is also one of the most frustrating! Trying to find original, interesting and suitable backgrounds for posed outfit photos can sometimes be quite a tricky task.
Despite having done this for four or five years now, I still don’t appreciate being photographed in busy areas, with all those ‘Why is she getting photographed in front of that manky wall’ looks! I get really self conscious and it shows in the photos.
Since finding the blue wall featured in the post below (which I happened upon on a walk home one day!) I just want to photograph everything in front of it! It’s ideal! A quiet street with a huge mass of gorgeous colour! But I’m guessing that would get pretty monotonous for you all to see again and again!
So this week, to keep things from looking identical from post to post, I opted for a bright white background…But was disappointed with the results.
So Becca and I went for a wander in the hope of finding something a bit more original. 
When we chanced upon a tiny retro furniture shop that was having a bit of a spruce, moving stock around outside of opening hours. The owner told us to explore, and whilst doing so we chanced upon this junkyard! Perfect we thought!
It’s always lovely when the location of a photo creates a completely different feel for the outfit! I loved editing these photos – the cyans and bright green colours are so lovely!
As for my outfit, I am finally wearing my J.W. Anderson skirt from the collection he did for Topshop last season. It has hung in my wardrobe for months, and whilst I loved it – I could never quite figure out how to wear it. 
For these photos I teamed it with Becca’s vintage black velvet top, scalloped ankle socks from Topshop, and my new Primark wedges that I just can’t stop wearing!
I love the ornate, colourful print! And the fact the skirt is quilted was one of the major selling points for me – it’s so original!
Trying not to knock anything over in a junkyard…Quite the impossible task!
Surrounded by unwanted items! Also – how cool are the 70’s style stencilled flowers on the shed wall? I love them!

I have to get ready for work now, but I have a whole heap of photos waiting to show you in the next post! I’m excited as it’s something a bit different from what I normally share!

Have a wonderful weekend,

Love Yours Truly, x



  1. your perfect look + amazing pics = great post!

    alice c’n’r


  2. Tribute to the Tribe1 June 2013 04:31

    This outfit is perfect for all occasions <3



  3. Alice Hunt1 June 2013 04:36

    Looks like some golden treasures in those piles. How fun! Xx


  4. I have this skirt too! Wasn’t planning to wear it this Summer but you’ve convinced me. I also hate having my outfit pics taken in busy places, even though it can be an interesting setting, the nerves always show on my face. I shouldn’t let it get to me so much!


  5. Sharmaine Ruth1 June 2013 09:20

    Gorgeous! I love going on adventures to find the perfect spots! You found a good one! πŸ˜€

    <3 Sharmaine Ruth


  6. Mixed Mediums Theatre1 June 2013 12:07

    I really enjoyed this post, Kerry! Lovely outfit!!!! What a great find! I can’t wait for your next one!


  7. StephDreamsBlog1 June 2013 12:39

    Lovely as always, I always adore you blog photos and outfits. The skirt is gorgeous xx



  8. Your skirt is so perfect !!


  9. That last photo is particularly wonderful.X


  10. Amazing photos and amazing outfit, love it πŸ™‚


    The Marvelous World of Narcissa


  11. luckylucille1 June 2013 15:58

    You definitely succeeded in finding an original location, it’s beautiful! I love all the texture and color. Great photos πŸ™‚


  12. beautiful as ever. you never fail to inspire me. πŸ™‚


  13. Tom and Maria2 June 2013 03:37

    Where are those round sunglasses from, I have been looking everywhere for some like those! Many thanks x


  14. Victoria Rodrigues2 June 2013 08:17

    I absolutely adore this post – a truly great summertime post! Especially with the velvet top as I get ever so annoyed when people tell me velvet is for winter! No I say, velvet is for whenever you bloody well feel like it! Where exactly is this shop? I swear, I try to look for the places you take photos whenever I pop into the town center or Hove but I struggle to find them most times! πŸ™‚ Looking forward to your next post; also, the skirt looks lovely πŸ™‚ x


  15. VioletDaffodils2 June 2013 11:24

    gorgeous outfit, that skirt is wonderful πŸ˜€ xx


  16. Bad Taste Toast2 June 2013 14:23

    Such a cute place to take photos! And I love your outfit, especially the pretty skirt!


  17. Vintage Vessel2 June 2013 16:14

    Really nice shots!


  18. Cute outfit and I love your hair and makeup πŸ™‚



  19. Kelly-Marie26 June 2013 05:35

    Woah! Mega babe! These photo’s are incredible, you are probably the most photogenic person I know.. A natural darling! πŸ˜‰
    It looks like there must be some serious treasure lurking in that junk yard. xx