Wednesday, 30 June 2010
Saturday, 26 June 2010
I tried these beauties on in Liberty on Thursday and, naturally, fell in love. I'm pretty sure they're the ones that Ali Michael is wearing in the pictures for the Orla Kiely Spring/Summer 2010 collection. Unfortunately they're £250 which isn't astronomical but enough to cripple one's spending fun(d) for a good month or so. Plus, vintage imitation specs aren't really best designed for nine-day camping festivals in Southern Spain. Although they do come in four shades and isn't 'Humble Potato' just the most delightful name for a colour way?
Wednesday, 23 June 2010
Monday, 21 June 2010
Tuesday, 15 June 2010
Monday, 14 June 2010
This dress is a recent addition to my wardrobe and was a total steal at £7.99 from the lovely H&M. I was instantly drawn to the buttery shade of yellow, which manages to look both sunny and sophisticated, and to the simplicity of the design. It's guaranteed to get lots of use this summer as a result of its lack of fussiness. The brooch was a surprise from my mother and it arrived in the post the other day. I believe she found it at a weekly flea market held in the small coastal town of Fakenham. The espadrilles were also a steal at £4 and I've been wearing them with and without tights slightly more than I'd originally envisioned. Sorry for the severity of my expression, this picture was the pick of a rather meagre bunch. It's also the last picture ever to be taken at 245 Upper Brook Street: my former student address!
Today I met my scrumptious little nephew Oliver for the first time. He is absolutely adorable and has such an expressive face and so much character. He also has hair that is both abundant and receding, a parodox I can't quite gather, and huge eyes and goblin ears. Just perfect. My brother and his wife live on the same road as my parents and as I'm now home for the summer, I am looking forward to seeing a LOT of him over the coming months.
I am truly in my element in my natural habitat and I am blissfully happy!
Monday, 7 June 2010
Saturday, 5 June 2010
This picture, by Jian Wei, rather eloquently sums up my life right now - making the most of the sunshine and revising for my exams. I'm currently battling through Freud and Butler for my exam on gender, sexuality and culture on Tuesday. If you've ever fancied dabbling in psychoanalysis or gender theory, simply don't. You'll start noting Freudian symbols around your bedroom and realigning/reassesing your gender. What is gender anyway? And who invented the concept of 'woman'? Isn't it just a patriarchal construct...?
(This is my hundredth post by the way. Thanks for following!)