Please tell me I’m not the only one that feels in a bit of a funk. Normally I have no lack of inspiration. In fact, the problem I face is that I’m inspired...Read More →
I’ve always thought that honesty is the best policy… so let’s just get right down to it. A few weeks ago I had a bit of a nervous break down. It isn’t something I...Read More →
Please tell me I’m not the only one that feels in a bit of a funk.
Normally I have no lack of inspiration. In fact, the problem I face is that I’m inspired by too much. There is beauty everywhere – even in the most unlikely of places. Online there is inspiration catapulting around at a million miles a second. I think what I’m suffering from is over saturation.
Lately I don’t want to be online. I’m sort of disenchanted with looking at blogs and scrolling through Pinterest. I want to sit outside with a beautiful magazine and flick through the pages with my fingers. I want to sit with people in real life and talk to them in person rather than on Twitter. I want to bake cookies. I want to be in the sun. I don’t want to click and I don’t want to re-pin. I don’t want to sit in front of a computer screen. I want to devour a magazine, rip out the pages and tape them into a notebook. So that’s what I’ve been doing…
This nostalgia is spreading like wildfire into all aspects of my life. I suddenly want to get a sewing machine so that I can make Jil Sander inspired clutch bags. I also want to get my hands on some old school looking running shoes. This pair by Converse are mega adorable. Anything with a late ’80s/early ’90s vibe is working for me right now… bring on the Spice Girls and resurrect the pog.
Vampish red and black combos. Knee-high boots. Spaghetti straps and lots of leather. Givenchy’s AW12 collection was one of my favourites. I love the mixture of colors. The combination of brown, black and red creates a sort of otherworldly feeling. The dark lips and eyes almost make it feel as though the models have climbed their way out of long lost graves… it’s creepy but inviting.
I love the little strappy dress with nipped in waist and full skirt – it looks divine with the super long leather gloves. The new ad campaign has just surfaced – yumm. I’m big time mesmerized by the red leather pleated trousers. The shape is slightly jodhpur and it looks awesome with the matching boots. Also in love with the menswear knits and pleated skirts. I know a little Duck would certainly go gaga for them.
Catwalk images via Style.com and campaign via Karla Otto.
I’m currently nursing my skin back to health after falling asleep by the lake and forgetting to put on sun screen. Not chic.
Hope you’re having a wonderful week. xx
Wearing old T-shirt from Topshop, skirt by DAGMAR, sunglasses from River Island and an American Apparel clutch.
Completely obsessed with the backs in Alexander Wang’s Resort 2013 collection. I would gladly wear any of these outfits right freaking now. I love the shapes of the trousers, the side slit in this white dress and the general attitude. Wang, I love you.
p.s. I’m thinking my Balenciaga boots give off a similar vibe to these boots… yey.
Photos from style.com
I’ve always thought that honesty is the best policy… so let’s just get right down to it. A few weeks ago I had a bit of a nervous break down. It isn’t something I had planned to talk about on this blog. This is supposed to be a happy place. But the truth is life isn’t always happy. Sometimes things are hard.
Basically I wasn’t eating or sleeping properly and I had worn myself down by working too hard.
It can happen to anyone. One of the main reasons I’m even mentioning it here is that I know too many people who also work themselves too hard. When you have a lot going on, often your own personal health is the thing you pay the least attention to. The reality is though that we all need to take care of ourselves. I’m saying this as a reminder to myself and also to anyone that might be reading – make sure you take it easy.
Wishing you a wonderful start to the week. xx