Tuesday, 11 June 2013
Dress: River Island//Boots: Topshop//Jacket: Zara/Sunglasses: H&M
A quick outfit post from a few weeks ago and an impromptu picnic on Primrose Hill (bread, cheese, dips and lots of cider). Not much has been going on here but thought an outfit post was overdue. I never shop in River Island (I think I'm still scarred by their years of gemstone encrusted jeans) but every now and then I see something I quite like, and this dress was one such item.
In other news, Glastonbury soon (more cider, lots more cider).
Wednesday, 5 June 2013
I was rather happy to take part in the #PinItForwardUK campaign, which sees bloggers introducing Pinterest and one of their favourite boards to their followers and then passing the baton on to another blogger or two, which is a nice form of collaboration :) I've not really been Pinning for long- it's taken me a while to get into it, to be honest. I think it depends on what your online habits are- if you just log on to emails/facebook/blogs you may not think in the 'Pinterest mindset'.
But if you like browsing for all sorts of pretty bits and pieces of inspiration for your home/ garden/ wardrobe/ holidays or just like looking at cute kitties all day, then Pinterest is for you! With the handy "pin it" button you can pin anything you come across, whether that's a bag you're coveting, tattoo inspiration, hot men or flowers in jars which is one of my weaknesses (or should that be the hot men?....)
Anyway there's something about the simplicity of pretty flowers in old jars, bottles or jugs that I just love- I know it can be a bit pretentious but I'd much rather a bunch of Tulips or Sweet Williams in an old jam jar than in a fancy schmancy vase.
If you fancy joining Pinterest, you can do so here ! . And you can check out my pins here: Cold Knees Pinterest
So I'm now handing over to three bloggers:
Vic at Frankly Vic , who posts gorgeous photos, and is "on a mission to live a simple but adventurous life", which sounds perfectly sensible to me. She also of course has a Pinterest worth checking out here , which features a lot of crafts (some beauutiful quilts), nifty hair ideas and home inspiration.. well there's a lot there so go check it out for yourself.
Charlotte who blogs at Anknel and burblets , providing "ideas and inspiration for modern rustic living". Go forth and check out her pinterest too, right here . She's got some gorgeous interiors pins as well as flowers, nature and bath tub ideas (which I personally love).
And finally Karine, a French expat living in London, who blogs at Bodie and Fou and has an online concept store. She also has a gorgeous Pinterest here with all sorts of home décor inspirations.
Wednesday, 29 May 2013
Dress: Miss Selfridge// denim jacket: Monki//sandals: Topshop//Sunnies: Primark
D and I went to Golder's Hill Park on Monday, it was ridiculously windy but still nice to be out, and they have a little zoo with deer, lemur, donkeys and more (although I still felt the enclosures were a bit on the small side, but then I've never really liked zoos for that reason). We also had an annoying family who came and sat practically right next to us which I found really irritating considering there was a whole park for everyone's use- I think I have a low threshold for personal space when I'm out in public: no I don't want your drooling toddler touching my sandal, and no I don't want to hear you strumming a guitar badly either.
Anyway we're back to rainy grey weather which is far more normal for late May in the UK. Everything is trundling along, I feel quite ambivalent about a lot of things, and not excited for much. Also worried that I'm 27 soon and haven't achieved a great deal.
Friday, 24 May 2013
So I kind of went and took a blogging break there (or hiatus which seems to be the word of choice to describe this). Have I missed it? Nope. I've looked at some blogs, commented on a few too, but generally I've not been feeling it. Sometimes blogging gets so repetitive and boring- a constant cycle of take blog photos/post/comment like mad to get comments back/ and repeat.
Anyway these photos are from ages ago (I think D has enjoyed the blogging break too and not having to take outfit photos in awkward places) and the weather is pretty awful these days anyway so I don't feel like wearing anything interesting or putting together some great outfit combination. I'm sure no one missed me! Nothing much of interest has happened anyway, still struggling along with the new job, it's my first pay day on this salary which sort of (maybe, maybe not) makes it worthwhile. And there's a three day weekend coming up, so I can't not be happy about that.
Sunday, 12 May 2013
Dress: J W Anderson x Topshop (sale)//Necklace: c/o Warehouse// Sandals, Sunglasses: Topshop
So on Bank Holiday Monday D and I took the train down to Whitstable along with half of London and a fair few Kent locals. I'd never been to Whistable before (and after seeing Charlotte's gorgeous photos of it), I decided that's where we'd go- I'm already familiar with Margate, Ramsgate and Broadstairs.. Anyway we had a lovely day eating fish & chips sitting on the beach, tasting strawberry Kentish beer, walking all the way along the sea and marvelling at the pastel beach huts (there were a couple for sale, if only..) and finishing up with a perfect mint choc chip (always) ice-cream at Sundae Sundae. I'm already looking forward to the next Bank Holiday.