Evening, all! I just got a roll of film developed so have got a few blog posts to share with you over the next week that I'm super excited about, starting with this one that I've been thinking about for a while. I got to thinking recently about how our personal style develops as we get older, but how often we stick to a base look, a uniform as such. It hit me that my uniform of sorts hasn't really changed much since I was about sixteen, and I'm actually really happy about that! For me, nothing feels as right as wearing a pair of vintage 501's with a roll neck jumper. I love the retro yet timeless feel that that combination has, especially when paired with an over-sized blazer and a pair of ankle boots (or, more often than not, a pair of creepers, which definitely has a more 'vintage' feel a la 70's!) So, here we have it - my uniform. The outfit combination I feel most myself, most comfortable and still stylish, in.
An excellent brunch at an excellent establishment with some excellent friends last week! Milk Beach café in Queens Park is one of the cutest new places we have tried out in a while. Their now famous pink latte was so much better than I thought it would be (considering I'm not a fan of chai tea, this was a really excellent cuppa). The brunch menu has a great selection of foods, and at a variety of different price points to suit anyone's needs (ranging from the banana bread with espresso cream cheese at £3.50 all the way to the coddled eggs in a jar at £10.50). My pal Sophie and I both got the coddled eggs in a jar with cream and sweet potato puree and sourdough soldiers, and I can honestly say it was one of the most interesting as well as tasty brunches I have ever had! It was well worth the higher price point and was an absolute delight to eat - super flavourful and filling. Chiara had the avo on toast with goats cheese and Anna had the toast with selection of jams, apparently both equally wonderful as well. I can honestly say that Milk Beach was an absolute delight to say the least, and we will be back asap to try out their wine nights, or maybe we'll come back for another pink latte...or two.
p.s. it was also really nice to check out a different part of the city, and Queens Park did not disappoint, especially from a 35mm photographers point of view :)
p.p.s yes I know I said 'excellent' one too many times, I just really enjoyed it...
MILK BEACH CAFE: 19 Lonsdale Road, London, NW6 6RA
closest stations: Queens Park (4 min walk, Bakerloo and overground lines), Brondesbury Park (8 min walk, overground line)
It's been a while, old chums - but I am back after a break at the end of 2018, ready to smash and bash my way into 2019 with a bang! I cannot tell you all enough how much I've been looking forward to the new year. The new year is a chance to really reboot and start afresh. I'm not one to write resolutions, but I always like to set myself little goals or ideas, and I am beaming with them this time around, so I am very much excited to get cracking.
I'll be writing a blogpost soon about the day these photo's were taken on, along with a new year musing I wrote to myself on January 1st, but for now I really wanted to share this outfit with you all as it comprises of a few new in bits that I have been loving. Let's start with this oversized blazer from & Other Stories, which I bought myself as a gift from me to me. I'd been eyeing it up for well over six months, potentially even a year, and I just couldn't wait any longer. It's so oversized I had to purchase an EU 34 which is usually a UK 6 (for reference I'm usually a size 10, but tend to veer towards 8 in coats), and even then it's still pretty big on me, but I love it. It works so well with my wardrobe and is really well tailored, as well as being surprisingly warm considering I was assuming this would be a Spring piece for me, but it has well and truly served me well thus far even on the colder days.
Secondly, the vans. I have never owned a pair of Vans and after a long time of umming and ahing over the thought, I bought this checkerboard pair from Depop. Needless to say these are probably the most comfortable casual trainers I have ever owned and are so easy to walk in all day, as well as looking bloody brilliant if I do say so myself. They're certainly not a Winter shoe though I must add, but luckily they've served me well on milder days with a pair of thick socks (Weekday stock some amazing ones!)
Finally, this beautiful tangerine jumper from Samsoe & Samsoe. I am a huge fan of Scandi style and after seeing this cosy, fuzzy piece in my all-time favourite boutique Wild Swans, I knew it would be a brilliant addition to my 2019 wardrobe, especially considering the wonderfully bright fruity colour is unlike anything I have in my collection of knitwear. My mum very kindly got me this as my Christmas present (I am eternally grateful) as the price-tag is a little higher than I'd usually go for, but for a piece this beautiful and well crafted, I can't recommend Samsoe & Samsoe enough.
Hope you're all well, and can't wait to let you know what's coming up! x