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The City Jungle…

Whenever the sun came out last year on the days when I wasn’t working, you could more than likely find me on the beach, or in the Pavilion gardens. Enjoying a picnic, the company of friends or a good book.

It became a bit of an automatic response. Sun in the sky? Let’s head to the beach!
Now of course I’m not complaining, and obviously I will still venture to the beach this summer. Only, I want to explore more of this beautiful city too. There are so many gorgeous parks that are perfect for sunny day lazing!

Recently I have been enjoying Dyke Road park, which is a five minute walk from my home. There’s a huge field with a view of the city (and sea!) a bowls lawn, and huge overgrown flower beds, which are just amazing!
After shooting some film photos for my talented photographer friend Emma Speightin the morning, she kindly agreed to help me with some photos featuring thisWarehouse Dress which I’ve been waiting to feature for a while.
I love the vibrant pink colour, and sumptuous baroque print. It’s a gorgeous pop of brightness that I don’t think I could have worn as well with my old hair! My love of being blonde/pink continues to grow!
My blonde hair also makes me feel so much more confident in going make-up free (or very minimal like these photos – a touch of foundation and a smudge of lipstick)
I think the lighter shade lifts my complexion, and stops me feeling so washed out, which is always nice!
To enhance the luscious deep pink of the dress I teamed it with a pair of Office red suede platforms I bought on eBay last year. They’re such a great retro design, surprisingly comfortable, and easy enough to walk in!
Emma suggested some photos in front of this sun-dappled door, which I love. During these shots we were terrorised by a very eager dog, and two young boys who were singing this song…I have to admit, their version was much cuter.

We definitely tried to create some photos that were a bit more ‘editorial’ than my usual content. The jungle-esque surroundings certainly helped make it easier!

I look forward to sharing the film photos that Emma and I did too – in the mean time, check out her website. It’s beautiful!

Also worth a mention is that I had a little wardrobe spring clean – items are all listed HERE and end on Sunday the 11th of May. Everything is listed for 99p so you can definitely grab a bargain! Overseas bidders welcome too!

Love Yours Truly, x

Sunshine On A Rainy Day…

Lately life has felt like a bit of a juggling act. Two jobs,(one of which is full time) trying to run this blog and all the different components that come with it (hello instagram and twitter!) as well as having another website in the pipeline, and a collaboration with my friend Emily, creating a capsule collection!

I sometimes feel I bite off more than I can chew. But before you think I’m complaining – I love all of the things that keep me busy!

Teaching at The Fashion School this year has been one of the most fulfilling and enjoyable learning curves I think I may have ever experienced.
Finding that perhaps I’m more patient than I give myself credit for was a real surprise! And the joy that comes with teaching kids from seven to seventeen is monumental.
Each class brings something different, I love talking to the girls, and hearing about their lives. They talk over their sewing projects, of their worries and hopes, day to day life, and continually sing songs from ‘Frozen’ (I know more about that film and One Direction now than I care to mention!)
I’ve even taught foreign students at a nearby language school – with pupils from Russia, Spain, Italy and even Bangkok!
Fortunately their English was pretty good, though apparently my attempts at Thai were laughable!
I also really enjoy my other job, working at Riddle & Finns. Sure, serving fish might not be particularly glamorous – but they are really accommodating with my teaching hours, the food is incredible and my colleagues are like family.

Whenever I feel a bit at odds with being a 27 year old waitress, I try to remind myself of all the great skills it provides.

I can talk comfortably with strangers at the drop of a hat (table after table – I’ve perfected this skill!) which is a handy socialising tool.
The money is reliable and good, I have time to pursue other interests – and it keeps me really fit, so no need for a gym membership!
I’m learning more and more this year, that it’s not the circumstances you find yourself in – it’s how you choose to view them.
By looking at the positive attributes and focusing more on them, you begin to realise that there is value in even the most arduous tasks.
Plus, it makes you enjoy your free time all the more when you’ve been working flat out!
Which brings me to these photos! Taken on a recent day off, I spent the morning with my dear friend Ruth, mooching around Brighton and enjoying coffee, vintage clothes and cake!
The beautiful blouse I’m wearing was inspired by the wonderful Dulcie of Human Sea. She recently wore hers to Brighton and I completely fell in love with it! Fortunately it was still available in my size in the Asos sale! Thanks for tip off Dulcie!

My sunglasses are new too! After nearly four years of the same shades, I went crazy and bought two new pairs. Madness eh?
These beauts were from Urban Outfitters.

Also worth a mention – I finally succumbed to ‘Mom’ jeans!
I had a pair a couple of years ago (which I stupidly sold on eBay) and I’d forgotten how comfortable they are!
This pair are from Topshop, they’re so easy to wear, and even make me look a bit curvier than I actually am, which is pretty cool!

I rolled up my cuffs (v.flattering for the petite amongst us!) and teamed them with a pair of battered sneakers and some beautiful ‘Golden Rod’ blooms I bought from a local florist.

Attempting to set up a shot…My rucksack is from Baggu and is the handiest thing ever! I’m tempted to get a couple more in different colours…
The beautiful Ruth who kindly took these photos for me – the most glamorous photographer I’ve ever had!
Mugshot! It was such a lovely day…

Thanks for enduring my waffling, and sporadic posting! I’ll try and get back on here sooner next time!

Love Yours Truly, x

Ps. The hair will go back to pink! It faded out to blonde and I quite liked it (and not having to dye my hair every two seconds!)