Sunday was one of those peculiar days where you wake up a bit fuzzy-headed, the weather can't make up its mind what it wants to do, and Monday morning is looming like a grand piano over your head...Fortunately the events of the day were sufficient enough to turn the whole situation around for me!
So I thought I'd share it all with you!
Still loving my 60's beatnik babes as inspiration, I donned my faithful vintage bowler hat, with a basic H&M cardigan, and black fringed mini dress.
My socks even have fringing too! A cheeky H&M find! I love that the dress and socks both have such movement to them - it certainly makes dancing a lot of fun! I'm also really happy that the weather has now become that little bit warmer so that bare legs are an option again! Yay!
And here's the whole ensemble, in one of the only photos where I don't look like I'm about to be blown away (pesky wind!)
For the start of the day (after watching a few episodes of 'Game of Thrones' in bed - is anyone else obsessed?!) we had another peruse around the antique shops of Lewes, as most of them had been closed when we went the first time round.
Look at this amazing selection of goodies!
The rooms are a delight to walk through, it's just such a pity that in general, I found it all to be quite over priced. Boo!
The Virgin Mary just hanging out with a stuffed boar...as you do...
I have always had a soft spot for these kitchen units, and now I keep seeing them everywhere!
Our dear friend Tiago (the lovely chap we stayed with in Portugal) had his first EP launch, with his solo-project-turned-band 'Time For T'
The EP is called 'Dream Bug' (artwork by Kim Crime) and hasn't left my ears for a good three days or so!
Leading up to Tiago and his band (of which Joshua is the bassist) stepping up, there were plenty of acts to whet our appetites for the musical feast coming our way! I thought I'd share them all with you, as I love it when people recommend new music to me!
This is our friend Joe, who is also a singer in Joshuas other band (he does like to keep busy that one!)
Joe has a wonderful sound - which is often compared to James Taylor. If you would like to listen to his music, you can do so HERE. My personal favourite is 'Seagull Song'
Ben Kitching (who also does spoken word) then performed for us, unfortunately I can't find a link for Bens music, but if I do I'll pop it up! For now though you can admire his red trousers!
Then came Mark Morgan, a lovely fellow - who although I'm acquainted with - I'd never had the pleasure to hear him play before. I really enjoyed it! You can listen to Mark HERE
And lastly, as Time For T were waiting in the wings, The Peppermint Beat Band played a very energetic set for us. Some of you may recognise the chap on the right as Alec from The Splendid Suitcase.
And now...Time for T!
I know I seem incredibly biased, what with my boyfriend and friends all being members of this band, but I really truly love the music!
They are a talented six piece who perform jangly, energetic, cleverly worded songs with a bohemian easiness and enigmatic charm.
If you would like to listen or purchase Tiagos new EP you can do so HERE.
On a more personal note, I'm also quite happy with how the photos I took of the performers turned out. I hate gig lighting and so does my camera (a bad workman blames his tools eh?)
And for those of you who may fancy it, you can get a taste of Time For T, with this music video for a track off the EP 'Been Waiting' (warning...extremely catchy!)
Thanks for letting me share this with you all. I'm very fond of these boys and their music, so it felt right to show to you all too!
More soon, including the Vintage Nation photos!
Love Yours Truly, x