29 January 2017

Cinnamon Whirl

A comedown is a dish best served not at all. In your life do you ever have extremely busy periods that are full of angst, fear and excitement that are then maybe followed, brutally, by a few months of intense stillness? Tumbleweed landscapes; where you feel like you're all too aware of every breath you take. Going from not knowing what day of the week it is, to watching the clock tick can leave you feeling mentally bashed and not sure of where you are, or how you feel. This stark contrast in life's momentum is exactly what I have been experiencing.

From the fast and furious pace of 2016,  I'm finding 2017 a far more mellow fellow.  'Slow down sister' became a mantra towards the tail end of last year. Not that I had wanted life to slow, but I guess the universe did.

It's a relief to not have worries as big as the moon, so for now I will enjoy the peace. I've had a few months of feeling dormant but this is crucial for reseting and realigning ones self. It's only been recently that I'm starting to feel ready to take on what ever is next. Cinnamon swirl, baby girl.

I'm star struck with these boots by the way, Terry de Davilland-esque with their glam rock appeal. Feels like they would take centre stage very well. Love the idea of them being worn with something equally as eye grabbing, but in a much softer way. This soft, shaggy knitted jacket is the perfect answer.

Cinnamon Shaggy Jacket by Pretty Little Thing and Silver Star Boots by Public Desire.

Photo's by Brogan Lane.


4 January 2017

Fickle Moon.

Hello January. Dry, old, familiar January. What a time to be alive. You might be finding yourself teetering on a point, whimsically speaking. When you pass another mile stone of another year, you can’t help but be faced with a view of your crazy hazy past, and a hopeful yet blank view of your year to come. It can be unnerving, or very exciting.

Who am I, Where am I? What am I doing!? Are just some of the lovely, oh so fascinating questions that are swirling around in my mind right now, and tend to be the personal queries that come for a swirl this time of year. Ideas and goals chop and change, as I think of a loose 2017 forecast. All I know is, it’s not until I have some travel plans sorted for the year that I feel at ease and at peace with myself.

Whether your January be dry, don't let it be uninspired. In my lower, stiller moments, I still look to styling and clothing for my happy place. I've been holding on dearly to summery 1970s cheesecloth as it's one of my most beloved fabrics. Of course, I can't deny its minus degrees outside, so to make my looks practical, I warm up my thin dresses with thick and heavy shearling style coats. I really like the contrast between the 'fairy tale' of loose woven gauze fabrics, met with heavy duty suedes and sheepskin. It's sort of poetic, and kind of reflects exactly how I am feeling at this time of year. 

Both my jacket and 70s dress are from Waking Grey Vintage. My boots are Public Desire, and my metal bag is by Park Lane, via Asos.

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