Finally, some sun! I know most of my 'Summer' posts seem to start with some sort of weather mention, but I can't help letting the forecast control what I wear. I like to express myself but I also like to be comfortable, so I feel somewhat stifled by the rainy skies and confusing temperatures, wishing for something more certain. It doesn't help that I'm addicted to reading blogs by those who live in sunnier climes, wishing that I could just leave the house in a t-shirt and shorts without a care in the world. If a heatwave ever comes along, I'll start channeling looks by Night Lights, Calivintage & Colour Me Nana pronto. Have you got Summer Outfit Envy syndrome? Fortunately I realised that Sunday would be pretty dry and I was determined to make the most of the day with a trip to the Barbican with my little sister. I've been meaning to see the Bauhaus exhibition for a while and after missing the 'Waste Not Want Not' installation (damn my poor planning), I realised that I could quite easily keep putting it off and forget it entirely. I've always been somewhat fascinated by the Barbican complex, a sort of utopian environment in the middle of the capital with a distinctly retro feel. I decided to get my sister to snap a few quick pictures, as she's always been fascinated by the workings of my camera. Ah the potential of an eleven-year-old in-house photographer!
Denim Jacket - c/o New Look
Dress - Vintage via Snoopers Paradise
Sandals - Office
Ring - Monki
In order to make the most of a relatively sunny day (and remembering my resolution to commit to the items I buy), I decided to wear my vintage dress bought on my Brighton trip last month. It's not my typical 50s fit and flare shape and isn't in the most perfect condition, but as usual I'm always drawn to the history of a piece and who might have worn it before me. I did shorten it slightly using my haphazard hemming skills and am putting off adding a few darts in the bust even though I know it needs to be done for a slightly more flattering fit. I had refused to buy another denim jacket ever since I gave an old one (from my B*Witched worshipping days) to charity, but as per usual some trends start to look right again after a gap of about ten years. A handy voucher meant that I could acquire a more faded style to contrast nicely with a floral pattern, rather than with a matching pair of bootcut Levis as I used to sport. Yet again through the power of blogs, shoes have been purchased. I spotted these shoes in this street style snap and realised they were identical to a tan pair I bought last year and fear will fall apart soon due to continuous wear.
I'm also really excited to add that I've been nominated in the Established Fashion Blog category for a Cosmopolitan Blog Award! Send a vote my way if you are that way inclined, though I know it's a tricky one as I'm up against some stiff competition (and also friends) to claim the title. Either way I'm hoping for a good old knees up like last year and finding some new reads in the process, so bring it on!
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