Monday, 30 June 2014

Pathways made of lavender


I recently took my friend on a walk through London, desperately trying to refresh sites she had seen when she was younger. What we found, however, actually was new to me. Walking through St James's Park, which I find terribly underrated amongst my fellow London colleagues, we stumbled across what was signposted as 'Duck Island Cottage'. Where the ducks were seemed a mystery, but this charming little cottage was surrounded by an absolute plethora of flowers. It was a delight.

Excuse the hair. I'd quite like to owe it to liking the natural look, but in reality it's because taking a comb to my hair can prove too tiresome for me in the morning. Despite this, it does work, sort of. As much as I love to be a 1920s siren, teeming with makeup and regretting nothing, I'll say if anything can work the au naturelle look best it's pastels. That being said, I don't do them often, mainly because my skin colour isn't naturally too fond of them.

I've been having a little love affair with TK Maxx recently, having declared it my favourite shop. It's just an ocean when it comes to selection, and my recent store has had some real beauties recently. I found this skirt a couple of months ago and instantly fell in love. I didn't even try it on. I wasn't prepared to fall out of love with this beauty. It's from a charming brand called Miss Patina. The label on the skirt was kind enough to inform me that it was formed by graduates of the London College of Fashion. The brand appeals to the idea of vintage-inspired goods. As much as the word 'vintage' has come to frustrate - it meaning practically anything these days - their items have a clear kickback to decades gone by. This particular skirt you can currently still find in their sale section, under the name Borderline Skirt (Lily), although I have to say I think I may have managed to nab it for even cheaper. I don't quite know how that happened.


  1. This is such a lovely summery outfit :) I think your hair looks gorgeous like that, I'm exactly the same, I just like to say it's an intentional bed head look! Xx

    A Blonde Moment

  2. So sweet!!
    love the outfit and its' colors!!

  3. You are adorable and your hair looks great :)!