Saturday, 24 August 2013

Last Day in Padstow


 Jumpsuit - H&M
Biker Jacket - Topshop
Heels - New Look
Cross & Aquarius Symbol necklaces - Miss Selfridge

 So these are from our final day when we went to Padstow, which is a lovely little seaside town up the coast from St Ives. It was a nice chilled day spent wandering around the cute shops and doing a bit of crabbing, which I won hehe :-)
The outfit I wore the previous night consisted of my gorgeous new jumpsuit, which is a tad too long hence the heels. I love the 70's feel of the palazzo trousers, and although it's not my usual style I really love everything about it- the lovely silky material, the print & how nice it is to wear.  I apologise for the bad quality of my outfit photos, the lighting wasn't great and it was windy but I thought I'd include them anyway.
Hope you like the look,
Em x


Tate St Ives & OOTN



Dress - Topshop, Hat - H&M, Necklace - H&M, Shoes - Forever 21, Bag - Primark
Another collection of photos from my holiday, this time when we went to Tate St Ives gallery and had a day on the beach. Tate St Ives had some really interesting work, most very minimalist but one artist that I particularly liked was Patrick Heron who focused on colour & designed prints for silk scarves. I found it amazing how at 14 he designed his first scarf which had the same design in two different colour schemes on each half so that it could be worn in S/S aswell as A/W, which showed his great understanding of colour & design at such a young age.
Whilst at the gallery we stopped in the cafe upstairs and the views of St Ives were really beautiful, so I had to take a few pictures :-) I can't help thinking that the pictures of the roofs & chimneys looked like the architecture an artist called Egon Schiele would have painted, and who's work I studied in Y10 for art - one of my favourite artists :-)
Here's my OOTD, and surprise suprise it's monochrome haha. I really can't get enough of my hat at the moment, I wanted a bowler/pork pie hat for absolutley ages but I just couldnt justify spending £25 on one from Topshop or Urban Outfitters, so when I found this one in H&M for only £7.99 I really had to have it. I think it's the perfect finishing touch & adds a slight quirkiness to any outfit.
Hope you like the look,
Em x

Wednesday, 21 August 2013

So come out of your cave walking on your hands, and see the world hanging upside down..

Cami - Topshop
Shorts & belt - H&M
Cardigan - H&M
Sandals - Forever 21
Necklaces - Miss Selfridge
Longest title ever but I love a bit of Mumford & Sons :-)
On holiday we found this cute little beach with this big cave which I thought would be the perfect backdrop for a OOTD. Not much colour in this outfit but I really like how simple it is, and I wanted to make my shoes the focus because I absolutely love them. I originally saw the gold Jeffrey Campbell spiked sandals on tumblr and fell in love with them, and luckily I found this dupe pair on Forever 21 which are pretty much identical, and although I usually wear gold over silver I much prefer this pair - I really recommend Forever 21 shoes, these have to be one of my favourite purchases this year :-)
Still look like a bit of a ghost in these photos despite actually tanning a bit, well tanning for me anyway haha, so I apologise for how washed out I look & also the crazy windswept hair, t'was rather windy but hey ho.
Anyway hope you like the look,
Em x