23 April 2014

Life // Bluebell Walks

I've been trying to get outside to enjoy this beautiful Spring as much as possible over the last few weeks. Time has been flying by once again! I'm all too aware that there are only a few short weeks where the spring flowers are at their best, where their petals are bright and the scent of blossom fills the air. It feels right to try and soak it all up whilst I can. I've found that there are some places where spring feels like utter magic. Places where bluebells carpet the ground, glowing in dappled light among the trees. As soon as the leaves bud and get thick enough for the light of the forest floor to fade, they'll be gone again for another year, making a walk in the gentle silence all the more like a trip into an enchanted wood. If there was ever a time to believe in fairies...chambray and curls Springtime Bluebell Wood Arlington chambray and curls wearing all blue among the bluebells chambray and curls bluebells carpeting the forest floor chambray and curls standing mong the bluebells chambray and curls bluebells in spring
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20 April 2014

This Week // #10

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Doing: Reading. I seem to end up sinking into a Harry Potter spiral every holiday. I start reading the first few because they are easy and comforting to read after reading them so often, and then I can't help but carry on until I've read all seven, and end up weeping to myself over it all, not sure where the days disappeared to. I read books six and seven in 2 days and spent most of those days on my bed with the cats next to me and lots of cups of tea whilst I sobbed over Dumbledore. It is intense...
Loving: Easter! I hope you are all having a wonderful long weekend filled with family, friends, too much chocolate and hot cross buns. I am far too full after our roast lunch (Yes, this afternoon is a sofa afternoon for sure).
Wearing: Jeans and shirts. All day, errday. They are comfortable and I feel good in them. If I'm just doing bits and pieces around the house or nipping out for short trips, they're my go-to. Back to my work clothes tomorrow thought so it has been nice to slob about a bit.
Daydreaming: That my holiday was 3 weeks longer! Working in an education environment does mean that you get great holidays but I swear it feels alot harder and almost scarier to go back to work after 3 weeks or more off. I really appreciate the holidays but you definitely feel out of touch, like you've lived in a bubble for a while.

Links of the week:
The Fashion Revolution is an amazing idea. We all need to be pushing for more transparency from our clothing brands. If you click one link, make it this one.
Carrie made a dairy free chocolate fudge sauce. I think I want to bathe in it
Trini's wardrobe essentials make me pretty happy to look at. One day I'll be that organised
I love this list of books that changed women's lives. I've still read far too few of them but it has told me what to pick up next (maybe a better decision than Harry Potter again)

Catch up with Chambray and Curls:
// Catching up // Charleston Farmhouse // Arty //

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19 April 2014

Style // Arty

I've said it before and I'll say it again- I find one of the best things about the weather warming up is being able to wear simple layers instead of bundling up. I'm sick of coats and jumpers (who isn't, I know). Wearing this kind of outfit makes me much happier than it should. So simple! So few layers! Anyway... Some sort of loose oversized shirt worn with cropped trousers has always been a favourite outfit choice of mine (seriously, just peer through the archives!). I always feel very comfortable in them, very like 'me'. Adding the straw hat and bag made me feel somewhat like a 1970s art teacher but I'm O.K. with that. Plus art teacher chic is pretty appropriate considering the location at Charleston Farmhouse- I was channeling the mood of the place, clearly.
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Wearing- Jeans: Cheap Monday; Shirt: Second hand, originally GAP mens; Boots: Topshop (old); bag: Primark (old); Hat: Charity Shop; necklaces: Shop Dixi brass semicircle, gold bird from when I was little; Rings: a mix of vintage, Shop Dixi and my engagement ring.

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