Sunday, 28 August 2016

Bath

For a Londoner (or an adopted Londoner like myself) the idea of getting out of the capital city is always bliss. Despite the fact we've chosen to live in one of the most incredible cities in the world we're always talking about the need to get away from the smog. Alongside London and my hometown Oxford, the other place I often visit in the UK is Bath. It's a beautiful little city famed for it's Georgian architecture, Roman baths and Abbey, and also manages to be the most painfully middle class place you could possibly imagine. Seriously, I'm called Belphoebe (after a character in an Elizabethan epic poem) and even I'm going to lose my marbles if I see another Emma Bridgewater plate, patchouli ginger hybrid candle or child named Reuben in this blinkin' place.  vintage bath 6
Outfit wise, I manage to clash quite spectacularly with the Bath architecture. I actually found these trousers in a charity shop here, they're the exact kind of style I love and could only really be described as 'jazzy' or 'snazzy' or 'Bel could you please wear some more sensible trousers because these ones are hurting my eyes'. Coupled with my favourite coat, this little number that I picked up for about £6 in Berlin, I have managed to transport myself straight back to the 1980s. Seriously I look like I'm about to present an aerobics programme which if you know me is a pretty hilarious prospect.
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Shirt - H&M
Trousers - Charity shop
Socks - Blackwells
Shoes - Converse
Bag - Kanken
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Thanks to dear Mumpo for taking these pictures for me!

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Tuesday, 9 August 2016

Glamour Clown

This playsuit is probably one of my best purchases. The print says 'about to perform in the circus' whilst the style makes me think of Old Hollywood glamour. It reminds me of a dress I wore to a wedding as a three year old that had a clown ruff and huge dots all over it, I guess I've always been quite invested in the clown look. Essentially it makes me want to swan around a party with a glass in my hand whilst telling stupid jokes whilst squeezing my flower badge at unsuspecting guests, or something, I went too far with the idea. I fell in love with it the minute I saw it in Monki on Carnaby Street (which is one of the prettiest shops I've ever seen) and I'm so pleased about the fit. I thought it might be a little more baggy than this but the fact that it's a little more shapely round the hips and thighs makes all the difference. I've paired it with a rather more daring bralet but I also think it would look good with a plain or stripy t-shirt. monki unif 7
Playsuit - Monki
Bag - Choies
Shoes - Converse
Glasses - Unif via Depop

I was really feeling this outfit and a woman even came up to me to interrupt mine and Luke's photo session to take a photo of me to take back with her to Los Angeles! That or I'm going to end up on Reddit or 4Chan as a dumb hipster stereotype, I don't know, you take any exposure you can get these days.
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Credit goes once again to Luke.

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