I seem to be following a bit of a theme here- I featured a telephone box in my last post too. (Though it wasn't intentional.) These photos were taken about a month ago and languished, forgotten, on my computer until I suddenly remembered about them. So Voila!
There is something really beautiful about these bright red phone boxes, often found in the complete wilderness- abandoned and sadly, unused. They are a kind of iconic British symbol.. Though it seems more to look at now than actually use.
This local one actually had a sign in it, announcing that it was going to be taken away as it wasn't in use. However, the date given for its removal is now about a year overdue. But we thought we'd get some photos while it was still possible in case it vanishes suddenly!
I have a bit of an obsession with long skirts at the moment. I know I've talked about them before, and am more than likely to do so again in the future. Maybe it's because nearly all my latest charity shop/ ebay purchases have been mid calf length vintage skirts- Two Jaeger (!) ones and another floral one to add to a growing collection. I was informed by my mum yesterday that I need to stop looking in charity shops, as I have completely run out of room in my wardrobe! I doubt this will happen though. What I will say in my defence is that nearly all the clothes I buy are quite classic pieces that have longevity- I can imagine still wearing many of them as an adult.
This particular skirt is thrifted. I wore it with an underskirt to give it a more fifties silouhette, and I love the pattern. The blue jacket is fifties, bought at a vintage shop, and it came with a matching pencil skirt. The shape is exquisite, and when you look at it closely you can really see all the detail and craftmanship put into it. I added some thrifted grey mary janes and a grey top underneath (more for warmth than to add to the outfit though.) Blue + Grey = One of my favourite colour combinations.
I got back from Paris on Sunday, after stopping over for a fleeting visit over the weekend- more on that soon. I got two gorgeous vintage items that I can't wait to share here... I have decided that I really want to try and learn to speak French fluently. Although I'm already studying it at school, I really want to get a proper grasp on being able to speak and read the language.
Another trip this week, this time lasting until Saturday. I hate to neglect my blog, and I'll miss reading about all the Fashion week posts that I am sure will be springing up in the next few days- again, I regret not being able to go to London Fashion week. Oh well, some day hopefully!
Hope you all have a great week, and I'll look forward to catching up when I get back. Oh, and thank you to the blog awards I've recieved recently, I really appreciate it!