Sunday, 10 October 2010
"Storming the hilltop"
Anyway, it seemed to fit well with the photos here. As is often the way, the best locations turn up when out on a family walk, without a 'planned' outfit. So I suppose this is the closest I'll get to casual wear.. And even then there's a value added furry hat involved!
These are my Tommy Hilfiger jeans, that I appropriated from my mum (they were from that hallowed institute, The Charity Shop, to begin with) a while ago, and they're one of the few tomboy style items in my wardrobe! For the walk I added a silk jersey shirt and my grey Jaeger blazer (both thrifted), belted with a 50p charity shop beauty. The great thing about Autumn, as I have probably already mentioned, is the re-appearance of my hoard of faux furry hats. They may look like small animals, but their hibernation patterns are the reverse of most wildlife - sleeping in a hat box atop my wardrobe for most of the summer, before groggily crawling out the minute leaves start falling.
The silk scarf is Charlotte Taylor - I featured it a few posts ago, and am still very much enamoured by it. The ring is vintage, and the lace up walking/ granny shoes were from a charity shop - releasing my inner nerd one step at a time.
The sky looked like it had its own polarising filter, such was the the intensity of the blue. It was a magical place to visit for a family day out, full of rocky outcrops and plenty of wild bilberries to eat - and, of course, cake at the end of our walk! My dad and I had alot of fun collaborating on these shots, with me scrambling around like a child exploring the wilderness. Days like these are the ones that really make me love living in the countryside. I will definitely miss the scenery when I move to a city, which I suppose will inevitably happen at some point. However, my long-term plan is to work my way back to self employment in the rural parts of Britain eventually. But enough of the rural romanticising, if it carries on I'll sound like I'm being paid by some tourist board!