Saturday, July 19, 2014
Tuesday, July 08, 2014
Today I got some bad news. Something I partly expected. But then bad news is never easy to receive, even when it's anticipated. Then a package arrived with a book I ordered the other day: #GirlBoss, the autobiography of Nasty Gal's founder, Sophie Amoruso. And I decided to take it as a sign that while it's always shit to have bad news, it was time to change my attitude. So after a self indulgent afternoon spent wandering around town with my mother, buying myself nice things (like nice makeup, macarons and pretty plates for the flat..), I've pulled myself together. Sure, for a few hours I spent the afternoon flipping through Alexa Chung's very easy on the eye, IT, and letting myself get lost in doing nothing and looking at nice pictures. Because sometimes you need to mope. But then when my new book landed, I realised that I could continue to wallow or I could sit up and get on with my life. Instead of making excuses for the things I wanted to do but felt too tired to start, I could just get on with it and try. Instead of feeling guilty for not blogging, I could turn to my writing as catharsis. I could channel my frustration and my fear into something more productive than bottled up worries.
So here I am.
Now I can't wait to start my new book tonight. And now I'm ready to get up tomorrow, put on my lipstick and pull myself together. It helps of course that it's a new Chanel one.
Saturday, July 05, 2014
Monday, June 23, 2014
Sunday, June 08, 2014
shirt: Zara, shorts: Zara, shoes: French Sole, watch: Daniel Wellington, necklace: vintage, sunglasses: Rayban wayfarers
Monday, June 02, 2014
You know you've had a good weekend when you wake up sunburned, blistered and still shattered on Monday. And this one has been one of my favourite weekends in a long time.. Starting with dinner on Friday night with the girls at Sohe, Jesmond's latest offering (sorry, no decent photos though so guess I'll have to visit again and get some snaps..), and ending with an amazing day yesterday with Barbour at Belsay Horse Trials. When I was first contacted by Barbour about the event, I was pretty excited without even really knowing anything about what would be happening during the day.. I mean come on, it's BARBOUR! Definitely something to get excited about.. especially when they were kind enough to offer to dress me and Bosson for the day.
Kitted out in a pair of navy short gloss wellies and a Bella Freud jumper, we started the day with coffee and cakes before having a little wander around the course. Taking inspiration from quintessential British summers, the new Bella Freud collection features a range of super soft, light weight cotton-cashmere knits complete with nostalgic emblems, like the Daisy jumper which I opted for. Although with the sunshine bursting through the clouds, the jumpers unfortunately didn't last too long! After enjoying a stroll around the course, and almost being mowed down a couple of times by horses, we headed back to enjoy some Pimms before lunch was served. Back in the corporate tent after a few drinks, we soon found ourselves filling our faces with deliciously rare cuts of roast beef, salmon, spinach and feta pie, and a little too much potato salad. Having eaten our fill and even treated ourselves to chocolate cake for dessert, we decided to go exploring again. And made some new friends along the way..
Slightly sunburned, feet blistered from too much tramping around in our Barbour boots, and with a generously filled goody bag each, we headed back to the city around tea time. While I'm a bit of a novice when it comes to country pursuits, having the day out with Barbour showed me it's something anyone can get involved with. Even if it is just sitting enjoying the sunshine with a glass of Pimms.. HUGE thanks to Sarah and the lovely people at Barbour for having me along for the day!
jumper: Barbour, navy t-shirt: The White T-Shirt Co, shorts: Topshop, wellies: Barbour, sunglasses: Rayban wayfarers
Saturday, May 31, 2014
coat: Zara, top: Topshop, skirt: Topshop, boots: Kurt Geiger, jewellery: Pandora