Don't you just love substitute Bank Holidays? I was rather lazy over Christmas, using it as a chance to catch up on sleep and graze on the chestnut stuffing, but luckily I did manage to do something productive on my last day off. I hadn't been to an exhibition in a while and I wanted to catch the Postmodernism and Power of Making exhibits before their inevitable end. Despite them both being on since September, I managed to leave it until the last minute as per and faced the crowds of people also looking to make the most of the extra day.
It's obviously a lot harder for me to take my typical amount of sneaky photos with my DSLR, so I did fail on that front. I stupidly forgot to bring a notebook and usually my camera is the next best thing when it comes to recording my perspective of everything, so all I can really recall is the mixture of art, fashion and music displayed to convey the amount of change during this period of time. I'd seen some of the works before in books whilst doing various Uni research, so it was great to see it on a larger scale and in a different context. Once we've worked out what kind of era we're in now, it'll be interesting to see an exhibition in a few decades time, which will probably include blogging, Twitter and age of the content curator. I can't help feeling excited about being fully engaged in what's happening now and it'll be interesting to reflect on the gradual conclusion.
Cardigan - Stefanel
Flecked t-shirt - Topshop
Shorts - Urban Outfitters
Tights - Wolford
Necklace - Me and Zena
Ring - Claire's Accessories (a lovely gift from the Bullring)
It was nice to be out of my pjs for once so I took the oppurtunity to wear some of my new bits and pieces (I may have bought a few Christmas presents for myself in December, ooops). This was the first time I'd worn my suede shorts in my beloved burgundy shade since buying them a few weeks before and my first step in committing to the items I end up buying. I seriously think I have a burgundy problem as I will instantly buy an item if it comes in this colour and as much as I love it, I fear it's becoming my new 'safe option.' It seems like ages ago now, but I braved the crowds in the Harrods sale to pick up these new Wolford tights with my Christmas money. Although it was still a lot to spend on tights (and I'm so gutted I've found them here for less) hopefully they will stay intact a lot longer than some of my other pairs. These are next on my list but again I shall be waiting for the sales again to buy them! I've been wearing my new boots from Zalando for a few weeks now and they do the same job as the similar pair I have but with much needed laces. I probably have a lace problem too and need to stop buying shoes purely because they lace up!
One of my undocumented resolutions is to try new restaurants and cafés. I always like to go by personal recommendations and I'm constantly reading Hollow Legs and wanting to try all of the bargainous places she finds in random parts of London. Jazmine had told me about My Old Dutch a while ago and I'd been craving pancakes ever since I'd found this place in Nottingham, so it was great to find somewhere a bit closer to home. This photo probably doesn't quite get across how huge the pancakes were but they'd definitely give most restaurant pizzas a run for their money. Luckily I'm not phased by food and polished mine off in its entirety! How did you spend your extra day?
I also really need to go to the Dazed & Confused exhibition before it finishes, please keep reminding me! Has anyone been yet?