some old-school retro goodness...

While lounging in the grass at the V&A today I spotted this girl walking by... 'ohhh, I really like her style' I cooed to Jill and Shini. They were in the middle of a conversation and I kept interrupting them all day, saying really pointless things with heated enthusiasm like, 'I realized yesterday that Mr. Dot looks just like Lindsay Lohan's dad' and other ridiculous things. It was that kind of day. Only three hours sleep, deadlines, serious heat, burning legs... I was feeling a bit skitzy as it was my first normal human interaction taking place outside the library in about a week. Anyway though, the point is I really do like her style. It sort of encapsulates a whole range of things that I'm just really loving at the moment and all which point to a kind of old time goodness. Cambridge satchels, retro dresses (even though she said hers only came from primark - it has this perfectly vintage look to it), thick hair with heavy fringes, winged eyeliner, tortoise shell ray ban wayfarers, brogues with socks... it was just spot on. Totally and completely encompassing everything I am loving right now in fashion. Laid back, effortless, with a touch of retro-oldschool charm... just the sort of look that should be sported on a day when you just feel like kicking back in the sunshine and breaking some rules.
p.s. I have to give a shout out to Jill who is actually the one who wound up stopping this girl, whose name is Chloe, while we were at the V&A. While I did originally gush about how much I loved her look I was feeling slightly too brain dead to actually work up the energy to approach her. Jill said, 'If you love something set it free - if it comes back, its yours.' Insinuating that if the girl walked back by us then we could ask to shoot her (in the photographic sense of course). Anyway, then when Shini was shooting me right before I had to run off I looked over and there was Jill - with Chloe, who obviously had come back. So, thanks Jill.