snapshots of my week – 24th june

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gluten free chocolate cake from field of beans on wedal road, cardiff

this time next week it’ll be july!

goodness what a weird stressful week. by the time this publishes we’ll know the results of the referendum. genuinely afraid of the results, and either way life will continue to suck, ha. but it will suck less if we remain in the EU.

i’ve been trying to overhaul my diet a bit lately, but i did succumb to this delicious (gluten free obv) chocolate cake from field of beans on wedal road. life is not worth living without a little bit of sweetness here and there, right?

as i’ve mentioned a good few times on various social media, i went to roath park and the conservatory earlier in the week. i’ve lived in cardiff 6 years, been to roath park multiple times yet somehow never been to the conservatory! i’ll be sharing some photos next week and there’s lots of clips in the video above.

lots of other things have happened this week but i’m a little distracted by food right now so uh, i’m gonna go eat it!

how was your week?

pink rose bush

angel grave in cathays cemetery

church in cathays cemetery

detail of wall on church building

golden daisy flowers

buoy at roath park

swan and two cygnets

view from roath park lake

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anfisa | new collage

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anfisa collage by laura redburn

this is one of those collages that ended up looking totally different to how i’d envisioned. i’m a huge advocate of going with what your instinct is telling you when it comes to creating, and i’m so glad i did here because i ended up with something i’m really rather pleased with.

i just felt like making super floral and minimal, but with a strong focus. i might make a couple more with the same sort of feel to them ..make it some sort of series.

i have lots of work to share in the upcoming weeks, so keep an eye out! or if you want to see beforehand, follow me on instagram or twitter. if you’d like to commission me you can contact me any time via email.

sheer floral tunic dress | what i wore

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floral dress from new look

dress – charity shop (originally new look) | bracelet -℅ aliquo | shoes – primark

i seem to be having a thing for 90’s-esque floral patterns at the moment. the pattern has a slight 90’s feel to it, right? but it also looks vintage-y (late 40’s, early 50s?), helped by the shape of the dress.

obviously the pattern is what i was first drawn to, but i like the tunic-shape of the dress, as well as the sheer material, and the little details like the keyhole back and waterfall style sleeves.

perfect for this sort of dress (and my tastes) is some dainty jewellery, and this sweet bracelet from aliquo with it’s opal cabochons reflect the cream colours in the dress whilst the drop shape mirrors the keyhole cutout in the back of it. i don’t normally wear brass or gold jewellery but this is so pretty and minimal that it’s a joy to wear. infact i’ve barely taken it off.

on this occasion i wore the dress bare legged with ankle socks and sandals, but i think it’d transition well to evening or semi formal wear too, with some heeled shoes.

bracelet from aliquo

floral pattern on sheer black dress

sheer floral dress from new look

patent black t bar sandals