How are we today? I’m so happy it’s bank holiday weekend! The weather is set to be sunny all weekend especially on Monday; 24 degrees apparently! I’ve been topping up my tan in the garden and for once in my life I’m actually looking rather brown.
So what else is new…
My new Topshop dress arrived this week, I absolutely love it! The print is just beautiful, pink OBVIOUSLY, and the fit is perfect, styled with my pink Converses. Topshop are really very good for midi patterned dresses, they had some fabulous ones last year as well.
I also ordered some new glasses, in the below picture, as I’ve been getting headaches recently from spending so much time looking at a screen. Working all day during the week on my work laptop but then I’m also staring at a screen all evening (because what else is there to do?). I’m still going for my evening ‘commute’ walk to rest my eyes from the screen and stretch my legs (I’m getting really bad restless legs as well over the past couple of weeks) but I decided to order some blue light glasses to help block the light from screens. I’ve definitely noticed a difference in my energy and my eyes don’t feel as strained and stinging anymore in the evenings. These light pink frames were such good value from a UK brand called Teddith, they only cost me £20. Also, is it just me or does everyone just LOVE wearing glasses? I feel so studious and smart whenever I wear them haha.
So this week I delved into the real depths of true vintage, also known as my Mum’s wardrobe!
Back story… my boyfriend and I left London for calm beautiful Norfolk at the beginning of lockdown and are living in a cottage on the corner of my parent’s land that they usually rent out as a holiday let but is obviously sitting there empty. So we decided to move in rather than be in a flat share in London. We are very lucky that we get to do that and my heart goes out to people who are in tower blocks in cities up and down this country without any outside space. Fortunately, the government is now letting us go out to parks and for more than 1 exercise a day but for those weeks before that it must have been so tough for people.
Anyway, I packed my favourite comfy clothes back in March into a suitcase and a half and moved out. I miss the rest of my wardrobe (first world problems huh) and now that the weather is set for Summer I don’t actually have that many Summer clothes with me, it was still definitely cosy jumper weather when I moved up back in March! Hence why I’ve bought a couple of dresses and I’ve started digging into my Mum’s wardrobe as well.
My Mum’s wardrobe is about the size of my bedroom back in London and there’s some truly great pieces in there, some real special pieces going back to the 80s. The older I get the more I become aligned with my Mum’s style (which is not a bad thing). My Mum is a sucker for Anthropologie, Arket, Second Female and buys a lot from independent boutiques which I love. There’s something about a Mum’s wardrobe that always has luxurious fabrics like cashmere jumpers and silk dresses isn’t there? Whereas mine, albeit has a bit of wool, cashmere and silk, is mostly poly poly poly from the high-street (one day I’ll be able to afford my Mother’s wardrobe, dream big my parents always say to me haha).
So I had loads of fun the other day playing dress up in her wardrobe, mixing print and colours together and found some fantastic clothes, using the main staircase in my parent’s house for my backdrop…
You can definitely see where some of my fashion style comes from! Mum just has a way of looking effortlessly chic in everything, I think it’s those never ending legs of hers (always annoyed I didn’t inherit those!).
I might be borrowing Mum’s clothes more often now, I’m sure you’ll love that Mum when you read this!
Love you lots Mum…
Lots of love to you girls and your beautiful stylish Mums xxx