Kimchi Blue Angel Dress: Urban Outfitters*
Boots: Jeffrey Campbell
Necklaces: Vintage
Bag: Cactus Leather Camden Market*

Hello from my heaven, aka LA. It feels so good to be back where the sun is always shining and there’s adventures every day. This time we are staying in the pretty place of Los Feliz, which is full of retro dinners, vintage clothing shops and palm trees, and I spent last Sunday floating around in this dream of a dress from Urban Outfitters, with sleeves like angels wings. It feels like the best feeling to be back in a place where I feel like I belong.

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Jeans: Pylo*
Jacket and Top: Waiste Vintage
Sandals: ASOS
Hat: Brixton*
Scarf: USA

Sorry for my hiatus, since being back and feeling sad about not being in LA, I just haven’t felt like putting myself out there on this blog, like at all. So I’d thought I’d take another little break from it all. I’m really truing to get back into it now though as I have lots to post, it’s just a struggle sometimes.

Of course I’m spending this weekend daydreaming about being at Coachella, but I’m not feeling too sad about it as I leave for LA again in 12 days. That’s right we booked the flights and are coming for round two. I hope LA is ready for us again.

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Dress: Lovestitch*
Hat: Borrowed from Eliza
White Cowboy Boots: Crossroads trading Post

I mean, where do I even start? LA you’ve completely stolen my heart. It was completely unexpected how much I’d fall in love with the place, hard and fast. It felt like I completely belonged there, I know I’ve never felt happier in a place. I’ve been back for a week and I’m still in such a daze, I can’t believe the month is over already. I’ve got some serious LA blues at the moment and I know they won’t fade until I book a flight straight back there.

I’ve honestly never had such a crazy, insane adventure, and I’ll try and share some moments with you through here. Ok so at this point in the adventure we’d missed the train at Union Station the day before (very long story) and got abandoned with all our luggage with us and no where to stay, so we had to get a Motel for a night. When in LA. We ended up getting a train and a bus the next day which took HOURS to Palm Springs, then an uber to Yucca Valley/Joshua Tree to our Air bnb where we realised we were literally in the middle of nowhere and a little lost as we didn’t drive, and there was a four hour walk to the nearest shop. Yeah, we didn’t think that one through. Tip: maps are very deceiving, everything looks closer than it is.

So what else to do other than take blog photos in the desert? I was saving this Lovestitch dress to do especially that. Finally being able to shoot against my dream background. Don’t worry though we made friends with the Air BnB host who took us through Joshua Tree and then to the pub.

PS: Selling lots of things over on depop ready for another adventure. Come find me: sara_lou_waiste

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:: 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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Photography: Alice Wint
Models: Alice Short and Laurel Arnell-Cullen
Styling: Me!

All vintage can be found on www.waiste.co.uk

Ahh I know I say this all the time but I think this is definitely my favourite ever vintage lookbook so far. So so happy right now! And after seeing these beautiful babes wearing all the vintage I found for the shoot I wanted to keep it all, that’s definitely the hardest part of running my business! It was the loveliest shoot too just amazing to create something dreamy with three amazing girls.

Alice totally got the vibe I was going for as usual and I absolutely loved how the photos turned out. So, so overwhelmed by the response to the collection, a massive thank you to everyone for their love and support of my vintage shop, I can’t thank you enough. There’s only a few pieces left to grab already, I can’t believe it, you can shop the lookbook here. Do you lovely blog readers like it? I’d love to know your thoughts.

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