Now I'm a North Londoner, all of those places that were previously a trek seem a lot more feasible. Take Alexandra Palace, I'd been there a few times for the odd exposition but never really taken in a lot of the Victorian architecture and amazing views of my home city. There's an ice rink, boating lake, tree climbing and even the odd deer. Inside the Palm Court is probably the only place with enough decent natural light for photos, it's beautiful! Last weekend Lucy and I popped to their annual Summer festival with the usual street food and booze combo, to make the most of the fleeting sun. As if we're in August already, I feel like my favourite season is almost over!
Top & Trousers - Reiss
Necklace - COS
Sunglasses - ASOS
When all else fails, go for monochrome and a pop of colour. I've been wearing a lot of my old favourites recently and this co-ord has the benefits of being jumpsuit-like but without the typical toilet/fit issues. I probably didn't need another pair of sandals that fit into the nostalgic category, but these Saltwater sandals were difficult to resist especially in the perfect shade of red. They do run small if you're thinking of getting them and should mould to your feet with repeated wear (so expect to see these in a lot of Instagram #fwis snaps). Another thing I've been getting used to is wearing my hair out more and embracing its quirks. Sure I may not be able to recreate the hairdresser finish completely (there may have been the odd frantic search through YouTube twist-out tutorials), but who does? Even if you think you're having a bad hair/face/outfit day, it's unlikely that anyone will notice as they have their own things to worry about. Fake it until you make it, I say!
I also have a little vlog with this week with some of the behind-the-scenes fro dramas!