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


  1. Awesome post! These pics are amazing!
    Found u on lookbook!
    Really adore your style!
    Following u hun<3

  2. Your life seems so exciting, and I love your new satchel ;)

  3. your blog is so amazing and so is your style. :)

  4. glad to see you back, happy anniversary and merry christmas! can't wait to see that necklace on.

  5. I'm glad you decided to post this outfit, it's lovely!

  6. You look wonderful, the houndstooth skirt is perfection! Yay for anniversary's too, it's my boyfriend and I's 3rd anniversary in a couple weeks :)

    Have a great new year, lovely!
    Catherine, xo // Lady Liquor Vintage

  7. Lovely outfit.........where did you get your pale tights? I've been on the hunt for some for a while to no avail.
    Happy New Year!

    (Dear Thirty)

  8. Your entire look from the hair and makeup to the outfit is amazing. You look great!

    1. and I also just want to add, that even though you were tired, it gives the photos a different emotional quality that I love. Happy New Year!

  9. I love everything about that outfit. I don't think an outfit with red patent Mary Janes can ever be wrong.

  10. It looks like you've had some really good moments this year. I hope 2014 is just as good, if not better. And I have to say, your 60's look going on there is fantastic. Those dolly shoes are too cute!
    Happy New Year!

  11. Oh dear you look amazing! I always adore your pictures, so inspiring to me. Your artistry gives me hope that honest beauty is a powerful force for pleasure in this world. This is why I blog and what I see in your pictures.

    blue hue wonderland

  12. Great look, love the red shoes.

  13. What a gorgeous post. I love your photos and you look so stunning! That necklace is completely gorgeous and I love the photos of you guys over the last few years, such a sweet collection. Happy new year :) XXX

  14. Wow, I'm blown away by that first picture. Your face is just so full of soul and defiance, it's breathtaking! xo

  15. This outfit is perfect! I definitely get an awesome 60s vibe from it with your houndstooth skirt. I love the mock turtleneck sweater too. I just thrifted one like that and am really enjoying the different neckline. I also love those fun red shoes. I think you look gorgeous in these pictures, not tired!
    Happy new year!

  16. Your 60's outfit is beautiful- very twiggy! I love it x

  17. Your outfit is very beautiful, so effortless and chic! Also, you and Josh are such a beautiful couple.
    Hope you have an amazing 2014!


  18. great post! would you like to follow eachother?


  19. I love the 60s inspired look. Such a fabulous decade for fashion. I am totally in love with the adorable red shoes and houndstooth is one of my favourite prints

  20. Your hair is incredible!!! I love how versatile it is! xo

  21. What a wonderful opportunity to teach those young girls! It looks like fun! You're so beautiful!

    love, polly

  22. Such a great outfit! So effortless and charming, and wonderful photos! I love the ones of you and Josh too, you make such a dapper couple.

  23. Fantastic blog! I love everything about it: your photos, your style, your writing, your boyfriend's hair... your hair.... just marvellous. Thank you!

    Rosalind x

  24. Really like your unique retro sense of style. Loving the houndstooth with the red shoes!

  25. I like that outfit and those pictures a lot.