Today I have been procrastinating like crazy, but somehow I also managed to get an awful lot of things done! Very strange.
Top - ebay, shorts - vintage, necklace - car boot sale, flower headband - DIY.
I have been meaning to post about these shorts for quite some time now, I did wear them in this post, but I wanted to show them properly. My mum bought these for me as a little present for getting a Distinction in my Textiles final major project! (She also bought me a weird tablecloth thing that she thought was a headscarf which I am going to try to make into shorts, but more on that as it develops.) They are made from vintage furnishing fabric, and are so cute! I have worn them an awful lot recently, in a pretty defiant attempt to ignore the terrible weather. Floods, what floods?!
There are lots of pretty daisies in my garden at the moment, so I thought I would make a little crown from them before my dad cuts the grass and they are all decapitated. I used to love making daisy chains when I was little, I still think there is no better way to spend a lazy summer afternoon than sat on the grass endlessly linking daisies together.
(Also, I redyed my hair and it came out much darker, but now that I've washed it a few times it seems almost exactly the same colour as it was last time you saw it on here! Pointless me saying anything really!)
Somewhat askew necklace.
The pattern on the shorts is so lovely! It seems very French to me, what with all the pictures of fruit baskets and wine and pretty tea sets. The beige/tan colour isn't something I would normally wear, but the yellow tones in the pattern are such a perfect match for the tropicals flowers in this top.
I hope you are all having a lovely summer - or winter, depending on which hemisphere you currently reside in!
1. It is coming up to almost a year since I started up my little jewellery shop! I can't quite believe it's been a year as the time seems to have positively flown by, I am so grateful to everyone who has purchased something from me, it really does mean such an awful lot! Without a doubt I would never have had the confidence to set up the shop if I didn't have this blog, so I will be doing a few special things as a thank you. I think I may give away free gifts with each order made in the "birthday week", what do you think?
2. Today I got a huge stack of papers through the post from Sheffield, all about registration etc & university life, it is honestly ridiculous how much there is! I have started reading through it but it's so difficult to actually remember what I'm reading, I may even have to make flashcards! (I'm definitely joking) I wish I knew where I'll be living though, I've started to buy a few things but I'm struggling to get excited when I don't know what my accommodation is.
3. I went charity shopping this weekend in a small village with a few friends, and I found the most amazing stack of vinyl punk singles! I mean, you have no idea how amazed I was, normally you have to rifle through endless Cliff Richard, Englebert Humperdinck & Elaine Page albums before you get to anything good, but almost everything was a genuine punk classic. I really wish I could have bought them all (I mean, come on, £5.99 for a single is a bit much Oxfam), instead I went for two Siouxsie & the Banshees, The Buzzcocks and Xray Spex. Xray Spex! I am still so happy and stunned and telling everyone I know all about it.