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Welcome To 2014!

I’m curious – does anybody else feel wildly optimistic about this brand new year that lays ahead of us? 
At the tail end of last year I felt like my life in Brighton was moving more in the direction I wanted, and I’ve never felt happier than now to be in my seaside city.
 
Joshua and I went running errands yesterday, and despite the ferocious winds, and scattered rain storms, we somehow managed to get some half-decent blog photos! I’m thankful my man is so patient!
 
I’ve been itching to get started on Yours Truly this year, but the bad weather and dark nights have really been a hinderance – roll on Spring!
The patchwork tunic dress I’m wearing is from the Topshop Christmas sale. I remember seeing it hanging in Oxford Circus when it was full price, and loved the graphic, potato-print style of the patchwork pattern.
 
It’s a size or so too big, but I like that this adds to the loose, clean structure of the garment. The slightly cropped sleeves are always a favourite of mine too.
 
With a dress so ‘busy’ I kept everything else really simple. This chunky perspex tassle ring is one of my old favourites from my student days.
My make up is a combination of ‘& Other Stories’ and MAC. I’m still so happy to have re-discovered yellow eyeshadow – a favourite look from my teens!
Proof of the kind of winds we were dealing with here! I’ve never had so many ‘out-takes’ from one set of photos…Nor so many grumpy looks on my wind-beaten face!

As you can see I’m still currently growing out my fringe, well actually – my hair in its entirety is being grown! A little project for 2014 if you will!

Channeling some Geisha vibes with clean white tights and black suede wedges. I love how clean cut they look paired with the dress!
So with 2014 in mind, do any of you have any New Years resolutions? I have five which are all pretty simple.
 
1. Save a bit of money (I have been more specific but I won’t bore you with the details!)
 
2. Visit London monthly (Living in Brighton can be a bit like a bubble sometimes, I need to venture out and explore more!)
 
3. Learn to cook new dishes (I love to cook and would love to try something new)
 
4. Stay in better contact with friends (I’m pretty awful at emails/texting etc!)
And finally, my last resolution is to work on a new website that started to come to fruition last Summer. The content of which I’m going to be tight lipped about right now, but I am very excited!
 
I have set myself some achievable targets to help get the ball rolling, then I’m sure it’ll be much like this blog (which by the way will still be going!) – a delight to produce!
I’m looking forward to sharing it with you, along with the labours of my other resolutions!
 
Happy New Year everyone!
 
Love Yours Truly, x

On Learning To Let Go…

I’ll be honest with you, my recent absence from this blog has been down to my own ridiculous ideas of perfectionism. I currently have three sets of potential posts sitting on my desktop, which depict three outfits that I was perfectly happy wearing on the day the photos were taken.
 
But they all remain discarded in the no-mans-land of my laptop for varied reasons. It might be because I don’t like the lighting or quality of the photos, my failed attempts at interesting poses, or perhaps the outfit wasn’t worthy enough to exhibit on the blog?
 
So I decided to go back to basics, because I do love blogging and I don’t want to stop, especially not for such trivial reasons. I love being a small part of a huge creative community. I love my readers and I’m proud of this little corner of the internet I call my own.
 
So I stripped things back a bit…
I wore one of my favourite dresses, which is beautiful in its simplicity and featured a few months ago in this same location!
Only this time, much less make up, less hair styling, and more layers due to the December chill! 
A bit more of a reality check of how I really look and dress day to day when I haven’t got the time or energy to get really creative.
 
My camel coat was an eBay find, originally from H&M. I shed the matching belt because I felt it made me look like I was wearing a dressing gown!
 
(Bursting out laughing, because despite doing this for a few years now – posing in front of a wall never gets any less embarrassing!)

 

My beautiful patterned tights were from Topshop a few months back. They remind me of the traditional flowers painted on china tea cups. 
So with all that said, I’m hoping this post will make me a little less precious about future efforts. 
I’m almost certain that nobody else would be bothered if the lighting in my photos didn’t flow seamlessly!
Thanks for sticking around and staying interested. I’ll endeavour to get a few more posts up before the end of the year!

Love Yours Truly, x

Their Lips Brushed Like Young Wild Flowers In The Wind…

A new dress. Is there anything more frivolous and wonderful as a new dress?
 
I recently went to London with my younger sister for a day of spending, eating and catching up (with a few musical numbers thrown in for good measure!)
Upon arriving to the famously busy Oxford Circus, my single goal in the (so-vast-it-appears-never-ending) Topshop was to find myself a bikini. I’d seen some lovely ones online, but knew I needed to try them on for a good fit.
 
Perhaps more on the bikini another day (I found one and it’s perfect!) because just as I was making my way to pay, I spotted this gorgeous little white number hanging on the sale rail.
I literally could not believe it was in my size…and in the sale!
 
 
Of course I’d seen this beautiful little Victoriana dress when it appeared full price on the website, and had even bid on a couple on eBay (before the price soared beyond logical reason)
So I can truly say it was pure delight to pick one up to take home with me!
 
It’s just the right amount of feminine, and reminds me of ‘Picnic at Hanging Rock’, Kate Bush in her floatier incarnations, Stevie Nicks and Beatrix Potter all rolled in to one!
 
 
The necklaces I’m wearing it with feature charms which belonged to my late Nanna and Great-Grandmother. A lot of religious symbolism going on there! I love their character, uniqueness and sentimental value.
My lipstick is by Topshop (Infared) and my nail polish, (which is also on my toes) is a deep Jade green by Rimmel (Block Your Green)
 
 
My head dress is a vintage 1950’s bridesmaids hair band. Made from aged silk, it’s a gorgeous piece which I try not to wear too often for fear of destroying it! It was definitely made for a child as I have to balance on my head in a very particular way to make it stay!
 
I suppose it would also be worth acknowledging at this point that I dyed my hair this week! I wanted a change, and this deep chocolatey brown certainly provided one!
 
 
Checking to make sure Joshua wasn’t about to get mowed down by a lorry as he took my photos!
 
 
Also worth a mention are my new shoes found in Primark of all places! I completely love them,  despite the blisters they have induced as I’ve worn them in! I’ve been wearing them with everything as they’re so versatile. Anything that gives me a little bit of a height boost is always welcome too!

 

 
 
Getting a bit carried away with the Kate Bush impressions…
 


Also more from my instagram lately, including a thrifty Elvis key-ring I found at the car boot, my latest obsession of crumpets and fruit for breakfast, Spring colours around Brighton and decor from our flat!

You can follow my instagram here – even if you don’t have a smart phone!

 
Plenty more in the pipeline, including some fantastic music I can’t wait to share with you all!
 
Hope you’re all very well!
 
Love Yours Truly, x

Ps. For those who didn’t see my tweets prior to this post, how do you like my beautiful new header! A huge thank you to Sam Luck for helping to create exactly what I wanted!