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Hello, I’m back with another outfit post. It feels a bit strange posting this today, as it has actually been hot, but when I took these photos a couple of days ago, it was cold and wet, a typical Spring week! I thought it might be nice to show an outfit which doesn’t include a pair of jeans, and, because I have to blog around Dottie, I have to take whatever opportunity I get for photography.
I have always been interested in fashion, as a child I used to sketch my own collections, but I guess you would say, I am typically a classic dresser, and this look defines that. So, what am I wearing, a pair of cropped (ish) trousers, I don’t want to scare the general public by showing much of my body these days, but I think a bit of ankle is probably bearable! A great shaped top from American Vintage, a favourite of mine, I love their brilliant basics. The jacket is quite old, but I like it with this outfit and I think if you buy reasonably classic clothes, they never date that much anyway. The espadrilles are a fairly recent purchase, I love the ethos behind Toms, for every pair of shoes purchased, they give a pair of new shoes to a child in need, you can read more on their website.
Have a great weekend, I hope its sunny where you are too.
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If you follow me on instagram, you might have noticed that I have a bit of a thing about flowers, ok, maybe its more than a bit of a thing! I love flowers, without them in the house, for me, it feels a bit soul-less. I remember my Dad saying years ago, that flowers make a house a home, and I have always lived by that.
Talking of my Dad, it was his 70th birthday today, Happy Birthday Dad! The family met up at the weekend to celebrate with him, and earlier in the day, I popped in to my favourite local florist, and bought Dad some flowers, a delightful mix of my favourite old-fashioned roses and blousy peonies. They looked so perfect together, I couldn’t resist buying myself some too, and the simple, delicate combination gave me the perfect opportunity to try out my new camera lens. They photographed so beautifully, I thought I would share them with you today.
Photography is still a skill I am getting to grips with, but what a difference a good lens makes. There is one final photo, I couldn’t resist including, my helpful assistant, having a sniff of the rose!
When I opened up Instagram this morning, I was immediately drawn to the image shown below, styled and photographed by Teri from The Lovely Drawer blog, if you haven’t seen her blog, check it out here, not only is she a talented Freelance Designer, she has a beautiful blog and some great DIYs.
Apart from the lovely composition, the thing that really jumped out at me, was the copper measuring cups, and right then and there, I decided I needed some of them in my life! So what was the next thing I did, started googling of course! Below are some of my gorgeous finds, there are some real beauties out there, mostly on Etsy, but I think my favourites are the ones from West Elm.
1. West Elm
2. Betty Ray Vintage
3. Cozy Cottage Chic
5. Tipple & Snack
6. Second Shout Out
Now that I have found out they are so readily available, I’m wondering, is it too early to start a Christmas list!
Have a good week.