I am currently enjoying a glorious mini break in Brighton, having taken some time off work to relax, see Josh and spend my days doing all those little things I enjoy. I can’t describe how nice it is to be able to have a lie in, or to eat breakfast at a leisurely speed (not shoving it down your throat in time to get the bus!) This is one of the outfits I’ve worn so far this week, inspired by so many things!
I’ve always like the idea of over-the-top opulence, and especially when out of context, for instance, the daytime! So I guess that’s what I was going for here! I was also watching Advanced style videos whilst getting ready (this one in particular is endlessly inspiring!) so maybe they’re to blame! This week I’ve also seen ‘The Artist’ at the cinema (at long last) which I really enjoyed, and I watched the 1970s (Mia Farrow and Robert Redford) version of ‘The Great Gatsby’ – now I can’t wait for the 2012 version to be released! Both films can definitely be cited at decadent inspirations!
My dress was an eBay find (deep bottle green is my favourite colour) and the skinny jeans (wait a sec…skinny jeans on the blog!!) are a pair I wear at work. They’re really soft and comfortable – a reason I don’t like wearing normal jeans is that they are just so restrictive! My makeshift turban was produced after Joshua commented it was a while since I last wore one…so voila! If you want to see how I did it I have an (really!) old tutorial here.
We jumped the wall in Joshua’s next door neighbours garden for some of the photos..Outdoor sofa anybody?!
I’m in Brighton until Tuesday night and will be cramming so much in until then! A little visit to the lovely duo behind The Splendid Suitcase, some fabric sourcing in the vintage markets, some gigs, and even (fingers crossed this works!) making a Jaffa Cake Cheesecake for our friends birthday! Blimey!
Hope you’re all having a lovely weekend!
- LAZY WEEKENDS