Monday, 30 December 2013
Life Is What Happens While You're Busy Making Other Plans...
Remember how I said in my last post that I had a whole heap of blog photos on my desktop, that for one reason or another I wasn't going to post?
Well this set were included in that pile!
I'd been working flat out, and so when these photos were taken by Josh on my day off, all I could see was how tired I looked!
But after your encouraging, sweet comments on the post below, I decided to go for it!
I would describe this outfit as 'lazy 60's!' a good nod to the decade I adore - but with very little effort!
The black high-neck jumper was a Primark find and the houndstooth skirt from Beyond Retro.
These adorable dolly shoes are amongst my favourites - originally from Office, I found a pair for a snip of the price on eBay!
The vintage cream vanity case was also found on eBay.
And to complete the look, bright orange-red lips in the form of 'So Chaud' by MAC. It's quickly becoming my signature colour!
I've been such a busy bee lately! The weeks leading up to Christmas were mad, but so fulfilling!
I have recently had the pleasure (and it really is a pleasure!) of tutoring with The Fashion School in Brighton.
Set up by one of my former University tutors Caroline Gration, The Fashion School helps girls (though boys are welcome, I've yet to teach one!) of all ages learn how to pattern cut, sew, and develop their creative talents.
Here I am with some of the girls from a 3-day Christmas Party Wear workshop we did, they made everything they're wearing!
They were such a delight! Boundlessly enthusiastic and creative, with such cheeky little personalities!
Caroline (back left) and I had so much fun helping them turn rolls of fabric into party dresses, leggings, onesies and pinafores!
It's been a huge learning curve for me and I'm really looking forward to continuing into the new year.
Also in December, a relative of Josh's got married in a beautiful ceremony, giving us all a great excuse to dress up and dance the night away!
Joshua and I also celebrated three years together this month.
I can't believe how time has flown by, and how we've managed to adore and endure each other throughout!
As a little anniversary gift, Joshua surprised me with this beautiful Wolf & Moon necklace - one that I have lusted after for ages! Expect to see it on the blog again very soon...
And as if that wasn't enough - Christmas too!
I went back home, and had a lovely time with both mine and Joshua's families.
Below are some of my festive instagram moments - including my beautiful gift of a Cambridge Satchel Company bag, and the game of Monopoly we played on Christmas eve with friends...That I won! Whey!
I'm so excited for 2014 and all the possibilities that lie ahead! I look forward to sharing it all with you.
Happy New Year!
Love Yours Truly, x