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what i wore - lace collared top and black jeans

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pink lipstick and lace collar
holy macaroni it has been HOT lately hasn't it? i am not made for the heat at all. i like the nice weather but i seriously cannot deal with being in the sun. i wish it could be sunny but much cooler, or at least have a strong breeze about. i'm sure about 99% of people love this weather though, so most people are happy!

blue top with lace collar
i rarely wear jeans, but for some reason decided to wear them on a super hot day. ouch! how do people wear them in this weather without melting? i know i do normally wear tights pretty much year round but i wear lower denier ones in the summer. it's got to the point where i need to bare my legs to avoid melting though.

because the lace collar is only attached at the top, i love that this top is versatile in that it can be layered in the colder months. i think it would look super cute peeking out from a dark grey jumper!

blue collared top and black jeans
i really need some lighter frames for my glasses! i love these but my goodness do i get sweaty under eyes in this heat. not a good look. does anybody have any recommendations for cute retro/vintage look frames at affordable prices? i can't afford right now, but if i come into some money i will most definitely be investing for the sake of my poor under eyes!

i have pretty much constantly been wearing these sandals lately. i want another different pair too and i love the look of the ones from the betty london range. i especially like the bichni ones as they're nice and open and it defintely feels nice to have a bit of breathabilty in the feet in this heat! (yes, i am aware of the irony that i'm wearing socks here)

favourite sandals
top // charity shop
brooch // charity shop
jeans // tesco
socks // topshop
sandals // primark


sunday spark / 07

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// are you a beginner at photography and looking for some photography tips? jeff revell has made an ebook titled from snapshots to great shots, it's made in reference to the canon 650d, but whatever camera you use, a lot of the info will be very useful if you're not too camera confident.

// some phenomenal painted typography by pawel norlbert

// if you don't mind a bit of morbidity, check out these dead animals on beds of flowers by maria ionova-gribina. she says when she and her brother found dead animals they'd bury them on the border of a forest and cover the graves and flowers and stones. i totally get that this sort of thing isn't for everyone, but i know there's others out there that will appreciate it.

// want to know some of the most useful sites on the internet? here's 70. useful in different ways, and probably a few you will bookmark!

// a great, simple list post - 11 reasons to change the way we eat. all very good and valid points.


snapshots of my week - 26th july

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flowers on wall
it's been one of those weeks where, whilst i've been doing lots, i've not taken many photos because whatever i've been doing hasn't been particularly shareable. just happens sometimes right? or sometimes you do amazing things but you're so immersed in it you don't even think to take photos. not that i'm of the latter this week! oh well.

i did go on a little photo walk one evening, which is where these photos are from. how has your week been?

long shadow
roof and wires