Wednesday, 27 January 2016

Being Honest

Bag: The Bihi Store*
Jeans: Pylo
Hat: Brixton*

Photographer: Hannah Mae Clark

I just don't feel like blogging at the moment. There I said it. It's grey, dreary, cold and wet and I can hardly dress myself in this funny end of season in between winter, let alone go outside and take photos. My skin looks awful, I don't feel myself and I just feel like hibernating at the moment. I just don't feel like it. I've got loads of posts saved but I'm in full hypocrictal mode of myself and I'm really putting off posting them. It's hard putting yourself out there all the time and trying to be cheerful and upbeat, sometimes I just feel like being honest. I don't like myself at the moment.

I'm also in full on-I just want to go to LA right now-mode as I've just had enough, I CAN'T WAIT TO LEAVE. Funnily enough of course I can think of so many outfits I want to wear out there already, just not here. I'm craving the adventure but there's still so many weeks to go.

It was my birthday on Monday and for the past few years now I've started to dread being older, it's not fun anymore. So I think that's adding to my low confidence. I did go to Sketch though which was super dreamy. I know this is a bit of a depressing ramble but I feel like letting this out made me feel a little better, but seriously my motivation and confidence is at an all time low. I know I should be happier but I'm just not. Is anyone else feeling this at this time of year or is it just me?

Sunday, 17 January 2016

Lost Autumn

:: Crochet Cardigan :: Vintage
:: Top :: We are Cow*
:: Jeans :: Free People (similar here)
:: Necklace :: Stones and Moonlight*
:: Boots :: ASOS (sold out)
:: Hat :: Brixton*

Photography: Jasmin Farram

It's official, I am the worlds worst blogger. These were shot months ago, and my memory  is so bad I stumbled across them on my laptop and realised I had completely forgotten to post them! I think I remember I wanted to wait as this was around the time I was living in this crochet cardigan it was all I was instagramming...think I've waited long enough now. I love finding vintage pieces like this you feel are so you you could just live in, I'm an all or nothing kind of girl. And oh how I long for Autumn again and the beautiful colours, really missing those leaves.

Thursday, 14 January 2016

Cleobella Flower

:: Dress :: Cleobella*
:: Velvet Waistcoat :: Waiste Vintage
:: Boots :: ASOS (sold out)
:: Hat :: ASOS (old)
:: Faux Fur Stole :: Vintage

This gorgeous dress by Cleobella definitely looks like it could be vintage. Such a pretty pattern and the perfect for a winters day. I'm pretty sad I've now ruined these velvet boots from ASOS, I wore them in the rain and in some mud and the velvet has started to wear away, which does look kind of cool but also kinda not.

It's been such a sad week this week with the world  losing both Bowie and Alan Rickman hasn't it. Isn't it strange but oh so amazing how people you've never met have had so much influence in people's life? Two national treasures have gone that you just assumed would never, but never forgotten. 

 Getting older is something I'm particularly scared of, and the people around me getting older too. It'll be my birthday in a couple of weeks and I don't want to be another year older because that means everyone else will be too. 

Life really is too short, I've realised more and more as of late, I've been stuck in the same routines, and the same place and the same stress and I thought it was time to do something exciting, an adventure I've always dreamed of doing.  So, next month myself and Eliza are heading to LA for a whole month on the biggest and most exciting adventure yet! Staying in places I've only dreamed of (LAUREL CANYON and JOSHUA TREE!! among others) and I can't tell you how excited I am. I knew if I didn't do it now I never would. It's all happening.


Saturday, 9 January 2016

Daniel Wellington

Jeans: Topshop
Belt: ASOS
Boots: ASOS
Coat: Vintage
'York' Watch: Daniel Wellington*

What even is this weather here this week? I can't even cope with how cold it's gotten, especially in my flat where now I don't actually even bother to take my coat off when I get in. I was literally FREEZING taking these, and I had to take my coat off. The park looks pretty sorry for itself too, in fact the whole of London just looks grey, wet and miserable. Get me out of here. Planning on winning the lottery tonight so I can do just that, just need to buy a ticket first.

So, instead of moaning about the weather, let's talk about my new watch from Daniel Wellington. First of all it looks like it could be vintage (as does this top actually) so that's always a plus from me, and it comes in rose gold, another plus. Since getting it, I did wish I'd gone for the lighter tan strap but I really liked the 'crocodile' pattern of this one first. But it's pretty and lightweight and goes with everything so I'm really pleased really.

See, look how cute it is! And if you want a Daniel Wellington watch you can get one for 15% off using the code: sara_waiste which is valid until January 15th.


Monday, 4 January 2016

Mid Winter

:: Hat :: Brixton*
:: Crochet Jumper Dress :: Minkpink (really old)
:: Waistcoat :: Vintage
:: Boots :: ASOS (similar here and here)
:: Arrow Ring :: Stray Arrow*
:: Fringe Jacket :: Vintage
:: Large Turquoise Ring :: Soul Gems*

Photography: Hannah Mae Clark shot on 35mm and digital

I know New Year is all about new starts and time for new beginnings and everything, but I can't help feeling really really sad today that not only is Christmas over and I'm heading back to London today, but it isn't the start of a new season straight away. Which for some reason I still half expect it to as if by magic on New Years day. But no, I'm looking out of the window at the grey, dull skies and seeing the lifeless trees- we're still stuck right in the middle of winter in England, and it sucks. Hence the title, which after writing it I did get 'in the bleak midwinter' stuck in my head, which was going to be the original title but then I thought it might be too much on Jan 2nd. Isn't that a hymn as well? Reminds me of school. 

Anyway, the thought of it not being spring for months isn't a happy one for me, and neither are these grey skies which we've just had a week of. Anyone in England will know the English constant struggle with the weather here, these lands are only green and pleasant because it rains so much. Hmm another hymn reference what is happening to me. I've been finding it such a struggle to shoot or do anything when it starts to get dark at 3pm (!!) and sometimes it never gets light all day. 

But then suddenly, like on this shoot, the winter sun makes his beautiful appearance and completely changes the game. Giving me hope that it's not that much longer until it gets lighter, the air gets warmer and I see those first buds on the trees, the birds start singing again, because winter isn't forever, as much as it feels like it for me, and there's so much to look forward to. Going to fill my January with being as creative as possible to beat those January blues.

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