Spring is finally here! & I couldn't be happier to feel the warm sun on my skin, even though I remain as pale as anything (even more so it seems after our 4 month stay in Canada). We took these photos the day after our 21st birthday! I can't quite believe that I'm *officially* an adult, when I was little I was convinced that adults were in control of everything at all times, I definitely learnt that that is not the case. Never-the-less, I'm looking forward to seeing where the universe will take me in my 21st year!
I woke up one Saturday to find sunlight shining through the gaps between my shutters, and immediately got up to make the most of it! Our winter here is basically a constant grey cloud and rain for several months, with little sunlight. It feels as if spring is almost among us, with the first few trees beginning to blossom, adding a much needed splash of color to the otherwise dull surroundings.
It was our birthday week-end, and as we didn't have any other plans following the Friday, we decided to venture outdoors and make the most of the clear skies and sunshine! And spending too much money of course, couldn't deny myself a huge cookie! I also received a calligraphy set from my parents, so I decided to treat myself to a pretty note book to go along with it- I'm definitely writing a post about it soon!
Although I consider myself to be more of a personal style blogger, I can't deny that I do fall in love with some fashion trends, which I then attempt to incorporate into my personal style!
The trends for this spring/summer are no exception, and there are a number of pieces I can't wait to get my hands on! Some I've been eyeing for a while, but for most of them the weather is way too cold to wear them yet! I thought I'd share some pieces that I'm hoping to get my hands on soon!
(I do not own any of these images.)
The Slip Dress
I tried this on a while ago, a beautiful romantic slip dress with lace details on the hem. It almost looks like a nightdress! The floral print, as always, a must for spring, and I love the darker colors as they give more of a romantic feel to the dress. I love the length too, just over the knees, and the simplistic fit . I can picture myself wearing something like this in the golden evening sunlight in the summer!
It's crazy to think a few years ago I was terrified of showing skin from my back, shoulders and chest. After suffering from body ache for a number of years, it's now a lot better than it once was, so I've been buying a lot more pieces that show off my skin. Although I take great care in covering up my skin during the summer (I turn pink!), the off-the-shoulder trend has a free and carelessness feel to it, a feeling that embodies the greatest season of the year.
Sometimes you just need to stop and smell the roses. Sit down and just watch the world around you. It's little moments like this that bring me joy in life. Nothing beats sitting down and just watching the passers by, the taxis and the joggers, the cute little dogs hurrying alongside their companions. I could easily spend hours people watching. Our trip to New York in December was very brief, and we were pretty much on our feet all day, running around and trying to take in every part of the vibrant city. However, there were a handful of moments in which we stopped and just enjoyed the moment. Standing atop the Rockefeller Tower, gazing at the city below. Sitting down and watching the boats sail back and forth to the Statue of Liberty. Watching crowds of people ice skating in Central Park. Observing the passing of cars from atop of the High Line.
I've been very fortunate to travel so much over the past two years. Although I travel back and forth to London every few months, I always appreciate how lucky I am to have family and friends that let me stay with them. Visiting the US on three different occasions since October 2014 has been a dream I'm still pinching myself about!
Holly took the first picture of me as we were on our way to downtown Chicago. The excitement and nervousness of seeing such a famous city for the first time is written all over my face! It was my first time discovering a city of that scale, with towering skyscrapers and restless streets. Holly, carrying the film camera, took the picture, resulting in a treasured memory I still think about today!
The second picture was taken in London. Whenever Holly & I return, we meet up with friends who take us to little areas of the city only a true Londoner could know about. I'm pretty relaxed in this shot, happy to be among friends in one of my favorite places on Earth! As soon as we entered the train, we looked at each other and immediately chose our seats strategically so we could recreate the Chicago picture!
The third picture is the most recent. It was our second full day in New York, and we were on our way to the financial district to see the Statue Of Liberty. This was about 5 minutes before we realized we had taken the wrong train! However, the anticipation is etched across my face. I was so, so happy at this moment.
Hopefully this little collection of train/subway pictures will continue. I can't see myself travelling anywhere new in the foreseeable future, but when I do, we'll be sure to shoot another picture.
In other news, Holly & I turned 21 today! Can't believe it aha! Hope you all have a lovely weekend x