A Summer Outfit

There has been no photo-taking for a little while now
I’ve only had time for quick stolen moments while doing other things
Trying to get back in to the swing of working full time again is difficult!
Hopefully a work/life balance will figure itself out soon…
until then, here’s an outfit that I really enjoyed wearing last weekend
Surrounded by greenery & dappled light

girl wearing linen trousers green t shirt and basket bag outfit
girl posing with basket bag in front of green plants in sunlight

Current Wardrobe Situation & Moodboard

And it really is a situation. I don’t have room for an actual wardrobe in my apartment, so I currently have a rail in our bedroom:


(not the most glamorous photos, I know…but lets be real)

To the left of the cubby hole thing is Harrys smarter clothing (i.e. shirts, trousers, ties), and then everything else is mine. These are ALL of my clothes. Apart from winter coats and what I’m selling/ need to take to charity, which is a pretty large chunk waiting in a suitcase in the shed for me to get my butt in gear and take it!

Basically – I’m bored of my wardrobe. I’d say three quarters of it I’ve had for 3 years or more, and while I do wear most of it, perhaps I need to have a real look of some of the more worn-out pieces… I am emotionally attached to a small number of things that I should really recycle. I sold a lot of my vintage clothing over the past couple of years, so most of it is “new” – but I’m not CRAZY IN LOVE with any of it! I work from home, so I went through a stage of “wow, I never wear any of this any more SELL IT!”, and I’m not exactly regretting it, because in my head my style has changed, but I do feel like that certain interest is missing now.

I don’t really know where I’m going with this… do I want to make a loose capsule wardrobe with a few good quality vintage pieces?  Do I start being more disciplined with recycling/selling/charity-ing something when I buy something new (a long way of saying one in one out)? Should I just chill out??!! (probably)

On the other hand, I definitely know that I want to support local businesses and makers more, wear more GOOD QUALITY vintage again (this is seemingly a hard thing to do in the UK – take me back to Laura Dols in Amsterdam!), not stick to a specific era, but just have a certain vibe going on, and buy things less often, but invest in pieces that will last me a long time.


Clockwise from top left: 12345 (images are also on my Pinterest)

I guess the above is what I mean by “vibe” – chore jackets, linen, vintage jeans, wide leg trousers and cotton lace. Ooh and I reeeaallly want a straw hat that fits me this spring/summer. I watched one of Kitty Cotten’s youtube videos where she spoke about an adjustable fitting straw hat. THATS WHAT I NEEED! If anyone knows where I can get something like that in the UK – pleeeease tell me!

Draw My Duds: Grey Trousers

Okay I’m probably going to change the name of this series because I don’t like the word “duds”, but for now that was the catchiest thing I could come up with! I’m so bad at coming up with names for things…

Anyway; I have been meaning to draw my outfits and include them in blog posts for the looooongest time, I think it was one of my first ideas when I started this blog and I don’t really know whats stopped me doing it??? SO I’M DOING IT NOW!

These are my new favourite trousers. Surprisingly they’re from New Look!? I haven’t bought anything from there in years. I guess you just grow out of/ graduate from different brands as you get older, and never ever did I think I’d find anything I liked from there again. But low and behold! Grey checked trousers of my (affordable) dreams! They are super comfy, and super high waisted and super flattering for my shape. SUPERRR.

1.Black roll neck top – h&m, very old
2. Moon brooch – Judys Affordable Vintage Fair, Cambridge
3. Brown belt – Levis, similar
4. Grey tailored check trousers – Asos, New Look
5. Bottle green brogues – Clarks, similar

Do you find you avoid/don’t shop with certain brands anymore as you get older?

Pondering Personal Style

I read this post by Rodelle of Adored Vintage recently, and it really hit home with exactly what I have been feeling lately. My personal style is such a huge part of my life, and has been even more so since starting this blog, discovering other blogs and the worlds of Pinterest & Instagram. I almost feel as if, because my life has become so saturated with people’s styles around the world, and it’s so readily available to me, it’s made me question mine a lot.


What do I REALLY like? Am I looking at this just because someone I admire looked good in it? Do these colours/this cut really suit me or is it just what’s “In” at the moment? Do I really want to look like I’m wearing my mothers jeans? I get swept up in other peoples seemingly consistently beautiful, well curated personal styles, that I’ve forgotten how to do it myself; appreciating my own skin and what I like to wear on top of it.


I flirt with so many different styles and love so many different eras that it’s hard for me to pin myself down to just one consistent, curated look. Maybe that IS my style – a mishmash of everything I love. One day muted colours and ankle length skirts, the next all black everything, the next a pop of colour and a neck scarf, the next a romantic lace blouse. Maybe I need to stop trying to find my “tribe” and start accepting my eclectic (why don’t I like that word?), and somewhat hectic, style.

Top image – Shoes, Hat, Scarf, Outfit, Botanical Illustration

Bottom image – Shoes, Outfit, Poster, Top, Antique Bat Fan