I'm more than a little ashamed to admit that it has been 10 days since I updated last. However, I have valid excuses. My birthday was on Monday so naturally that meant celebrating it over a four day weekend, which resulted in a nasty hangover and subsequent head cold. I then spend the rest of the week hauled up in bed reading and drinking tea, which was nice for a while but I'm happy to be back!
This weekend I visited another antique fair, the same one that I mentioned in my previous post. I bought a few small things, a perfect 1960's blouse pattern with the most gigantic collar... not so dissimilar from the one I am wearing here. Aswell as a couple of shabby tins, I'm actually addicted to buying tins and usually Adam forbids me to buy any more save they take over the whole house but I slipped these past him alongside a few other pretty little things. If anyone is interested in my tatty findings then I'll happily show you but don't want to bore you unnecessarily.
Pinafore Dress - Primark, Blouse - Topshop, Umbrella - Orla Kiely.
We stopped in off in the Botanic Gardens near our flat, en route to the fair. I can't believe that we haven't taken picture there before because its so beautiful, even at this bleak time on year. I was quite impressed with my rock clambering skills given my 5" heels (yes, I actually wore them), the wet steps and temperamental drizzle.
The reason we clambered up there was to get to a mossy waterfall but once we got there everyone in the gardens, or so it seemed, flocked around us to stare while we took pictures. It happens all the time when we're shooting but it always really annoys me... its only a few pictures, people are always taking them so I don't see why they feel the need to stop what they are doing and stare at us. Unsurprisingly I looked disgruntled in all of the waterfall shots so I don't even have anything to show for our trouble.
Then it started to rain again which meant my lovely new umbrella, a birthday gift from my Orla Kiely loving Mum, was put to good use. I actually didn't mean to style my outfit around my umbrella but doesn't it match nicely? Nor did I mean to wear Topshop head to toe but I did. Orange or we can call it 'Blush' if you would like, isn't exactly a colour that I would normally conceive of wearing and truth be told I bought the blouse because I loved the huge crazy collar. Only once I had taken it home I was pleasantly surprised by how many items in my wardrobe that it matches with. However I don't think that I will be purchasing any more orange pieces... sorry, sorry Blush pieces.
In other news, I recently answered a few questions for Cellardoor's blog including a funny little truth about myself but you can go and read that for yourself.