Hello everyone! I hope you are all having a great start to the week! My final exams are coming up and each precious day and every hours now seems to slip through my fingers like sand! Although we couldn’t attend our invite to Milan Fashion Week 😦 We have recently been working on some exciting projects which I will be sharing with you within the coming weeks! We also have our first GIVEAWAY very soon so make sure you sign up to the blog by email to be eligible to WIN! 🙂
So here are some of my photos from last week, I have posted some already on my Instagram where you can follow me in “real time”. I am going in quite a lot to uni and going passed the iconic Tower Bridge every day on the bus and we had drinks on a beautiful terrace over looking St Paul’s which was just magical! Although the day is quite dark London’s streets have some beautiful flower stalls so I always try to brighten up my day by drinking in their colors! One of a joy’s of having a camera phone is being able to catch these lovely moments and share them with you! 🙂
I am sort of in “exam wars” at the moment and going outside in arctic winds seems a bit hardcore so the outfit that I wore to the park the other day I feel totally reflected this. When I was at school, I was part of the army core or a school cadet force. It was really just a fun extra-curricular activity but we passed tests and learned how to fire weapons, did night exercises where we would patrol forests and launch attacks with massive packs and blacked up with camo paint, learnt survival techniques and patrol formations. Every year we would spend week at an army barracks and do assault courses, camping, kayaking Bear Grylls style and then march out and receive our promotions. I tell people this now and they just think I was made or lying, but really it was so much fun!
Throughout the year we were issued with our own uniform, including full combat kit, boots and beret which we would change into before going. It was pretty amazing how even in the same “army uniform” some people looked smart and amazing like real like Tomb Raider Barbie Dolls and then others, like myself, just looked like G.I Joe who had had a bit too many jam doughnuts. To this day, I still can’t work out what Katie Brawley was doing differently to her collar and cuffs, and try as I may to mold my beret with steam, it never lost that baker’s hat look and was as slick or as flat as hers. I am still in awe…
At the end of the year we had to hand all our kit back, which now thinking about it is sort of a shame because some of the pieces would make really cool retro pieces for an outfit, perfect to wear around East London, but luckily I realized a few weeks ago that the thick and very warm army issue jumper hadn’t been handed back! So here I have styled it with some ripped jeans, nude stone heels and pink beaded top which I thought looked nice with the green and created a feminine look. This winter I have loved wearing circular knitted scarves which have both ends attached together. They really are comfortable, warm and practical as they can double as a hat without falling off! Over it all I threw on a thick vintage coat and voila! Ready for battling work, the elements in the park and crazy city living!
Let me know what you think? What have you been up to these last few days?
Vintage Army School Jumper
Ripped Jeans – PRIMARK
Stone Nude Heels – NEW LOOK
Khaki Green Thick Knitted Scarf – CORTE INGLES
Green Reflector Sunglasses – LEFTIES
Vintage Fur Coat