Sunday, 18 May 2014

Sky of blue and sea of green

Outfit details:
Dress - Thrifted
Jacket - New Look
Socks - Topshop
Shoes - Self customised Vans
Jeremy patch - Official Beatles merchandise
Ringo Starr badge - 1980s vintage

We've been having some absolutely glorious weather lately, and so I took the opportunity to visit the beach. I really didn't mean for this outfit to be so Yellow Submarine themed, it happened entirely by accident! My shoes were my only deliberate choice: I made them last year just as winter was beginning to take hold and had been itching to wear them (especially since Vans released the official versions and, without wishing to sound boastful, I much prefer my own design! I posted about them here if you wish to take a closer look.) I had completely forgotten that Jeremy was sewn onto my jacket until I put it on, and even my choice of yellow dress could look intentional by this point!

I managed to find a small handful of beach glass which always feels like a treat, it amazes me how the sea can turn trash into such a treasure. I collect them in a decorative jar and they look truly beautiful when the suns rays fall on them.


  1. Love this! You look brilliant and I smiled when I saw the Jeremy patch. Would love one of those! I've got an apple one that I've had for years but haven't been brave enough to use it, so instead it's tacked to my wall. As for your Yellow Submarine vans, they are really quite incredible and I'd have to agree, I like your design better than the officials ones!

  2. Those shoes are too cool! I also love the dress, and the fact that is has pockets! So cute!

  3. Those shoes are SO amazing, and I love the casual jacket with the fancier dress :)
    xo Hannah

  4. These are my favourite shoes of the year bar none - and I adore them all the more because you created them yourself, talented gal.

    ♥ Jessica

    *PS* Thank you very much for your terrific comment on my post about Canadian stereotypes. So true! I've thought that before as well (re: both being Commonwealth countries) and grow more and more baffled as I get older as to why it seems so very little is taught to students the world over about Canada.

  5. Girl, it's not fair to have so much cool Beatles stuff! Jealous to the max over here. ;-)

  6. So cute! I love the little Jeremy patch on your jacket :') And your shoes are quite fantastic! I think DIY pieces have a much more personal and one-of-a-kind element compared to things you can just buy at a store anywhere. I definitely prefer your design over the official Vans versions!

  7. very cute outfit! We don't often get sea glass in Sydney but its so pretty!


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