Monday, 2 July 2018

I've Been Away

It's been quite a while since I've made a blog post. All of my posts throughout June were scheduled in advance as I knew I'd be too busy. I've concluded my university studies, had my final degree show, received my results, packed up my life, relocated it back home, and finally finished unpacking everything yesterday! I'm quite relived to have gotten it all done as it's my birthday next weekend and I have a few exciting things coming up so it'll be nice to relax after such a hectic month. I did still take some outfit photos even though I didn't have the time to post them, so my next few outfits won't match my current surroundings. I'm a little sad to have left my old flat. It's was a horrid grotty student flat with some of the most inconsiderate neighbors I've ever had to deal with, but it was also entirely mine and I'm going to miss having my backdrop for my photos! But I do really love how I've set up my current room which I'll be sure to show you soon. I love how throughout the years my blog has recorded all of the different places I've lived.

A completely modern outfit! flares - Free People // top - Primark

I never had much luck with the charity shops in Plymouth whilst living there, it's mostly old Primark. But during my last few weeks I suddenly had all of my thrifting luck come at once! This dress was the most vibrant item on the rail, so I was drawn to it immediately. I just love it, it's the perfect mix of exactly what I love about '60s fashion when it was in the middle of the shift in styles and had mod shapes and silhouettes in psychedelic fabrics. It's a maxi dress, but I think I'm going to shorten it into a mini. I usually hate when people alter vintage as it's finite and I'm of the opinion that if you don't like it as it is, leave it for someone who does. So I realise I'm being hypocritical, but I think it'll look so cute as a mini and it'll suit the top part of the dress so much.

I've owned my Hornsea tea jar for a few years now. I've always admired Hornsea pottery in the antiques shops, but they're always expensive so when I saw the tea jar all alone in a charity shop for £2 I knew I had to buy it. I've always been on the lookout for the coffee and sugar jars, and knew they'd come to me sooner or later. The coffee jar I found sitting on it's own at the end of May, and the sugar jar I found in another charity shop just a week before I left Plymouth. I never wanted them to be in the same pattern as I think that's rather dull and they're enough of a set just through being the same shape and colours, and I love how they've ended up looking together! The sugar jar is missing it's rubber seal, but I'm not too fussed as it's not like sugar goes stale.

I also found these Indian bangles, I've managed to amass quite a collection of these for someone who's never been to India. They also had numerous editions of Golden Hands, a craft magazine that was published weekly beginning 1971 for 75 issues. It's not a publication I'd heard of before, but as soon as I mentioned it to my mum she was familiar with it despite her only being 11 and not interested in crafts so I assume it must have been popular!

They didn't have the full set, but I flicked through them all and selected the ones that had the best images and projects. It's full of tips and patterns for sewing, embroidery, knitting, and crochet, and each issue was centered around a central theme. It's full of the most wonderful images, and I can't wait to get stuck in and make some of these items! Especially the embroidered tapestry vest.

I'm hoping now that my blogging will become more frequent now that I am not living out of boxes and university is done and dusted. My apologies for the absence!


  1. Welcome back! I've loved your travel posts.
    I'm trying hard to resist googling the Free People website - you look amazing in those jeans.
    It's a sign of your youth that you've never heard of Golden Hands before - I think every home in the UK subscribed to it at some point. I've got a huge pile of them ad love flicking through the images - I'm sure people were a lot cleverer back in the 1970s! xxx

  2. Hi Sydney, ahhh you're listening to Sounds of Silence too! I'm so used to your backdrop, I wonder what your new one will be like.
    I love your dress and the magazines, an embroideted vest would be wonderful! Xx

  3. Welcome back! Hope you're settling in nicely to your new place. Those magazines look like they would be a lot of fun to flip through.


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