Exploring the natural & historical beauty of Oaxaca
It ain't a Friday but I am sure feeling festive
Photo-The Fashion Medley
My friend Elle posted this picture above of a Pillow Corner on Pinterest and as soon as I saw it I re-pinned that bad boy. Firstly, how cosy does that look? Crawl in there with a good book and if you are anything like me fall asleep after two pages, and have a nap. I am sure you would have a pretty nice nap. Secondly, on a personal level it reminded me of when I was a tiny bub and the really hot summers London used to get which has somewhat become a national myth; my parents used to lay out two double duvets, throw a couple of sheets and blankets on there and we would all play and hang out there for most of the day. My sisters and I would roll around, faux wrestle then pass out!
So with my past affiliation with floor comfiness, last year I came across this site Just Floor Cushions when having grand ideas of turning my room into a Pinterest dream, but didn't happen, haha. My room is a tip! So on the site I bought a 36in x 36in cushion with no cover as it was in the bargain corner, thinking I would make a cover for it as I had heaps of material left from when I was making clothes. It arrived in two days...then I just left it. It stayed in the corner unopened from the packaging for way over a year, until last Saturday that it! I was at home, clearing that section of my textile stock and thought, lets make this thing! I cut opened then plastic post bag it came in, and roughly cut some material, dusted off the sewing machine and viola! had an awesome cushion I was dreaming about for a year, within an hour!
It is quite a big boy, and super comfy. So comfy that I spotted my sister having a little rest on it the other day ^^^. This particular material used is also the same print but in red of a skirt I made which is quite Sound of Music of me. As I am impatient with a lot of things and just want to enjoy the finished product ASAP, I skipped on a lot of processes to make it a lot neater, as if I was going to give it as a present or sell it; but for myself, it's perfect. I may make one more so we can have two for the new flat Chris and I are hoping to move in to after the wedding. I am super into home furnishings at the moment, this is definitely a signifier of me getting older methinks. Oooo!
So here I am, keeping up with another style post! Today I call this look, 'a nod to the seventies'. The key elements here are the wide brim hat, hair out and the printed top. The top I am actually wearing is a "The Bamboo District" top, from you know...when I used to sell clothes. Oh how I miss those days. I went to breakfast in Warren Street a few weeks back in a sweet spot called Honey & Co and the floor tiles looked like my top, I think this print is more of a Moroccan tile style then the usual East Orient or West African styles I usually wear. My wide brim hat is from Forever 21 in San Francisco, I love it so much but my big head means it keeps blowing off in the wind. Does anyone else know of any tricks for fat skulled hat wearers? FYI I have a 2ft head. To stop my look becoming too "Almost Famous" (as I too was wearing my brown faux fur coat in my old post when going to work) I teamed it with some basic skinnies, black chelsea boots and a man cardigan which have better slouchy fits then women's cuts.
You can get a similar look with the items available in these shops now:
1. Super stretch skinny jeans in light blue: Uniqlo, 2. Floppy Hat in black: Topshop, 3.Pure Lambswool V-Neck Cardigan: M&S, 4. Black Ankle Strap boot: Dorothy Perkins, 5.Print Blouse: ASOS
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