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I’m not a fashion blogger per se, but I do enjoy fashion. From time to time I share things I’ve recently worn, wishlists, etc. Mostly charity shop items, but some new pieces too. Want to work with me on a post? Email me!

aqua by aqua

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i recently came across a fashion brand called aqua by aqua and some of their items immediately caught my attention, so i just had to share. i love their bold, graphic and minimal style with a colourful but restricted colour palette. i’m a huge fan of patterns and print in fashion so these two pieces below definitely appeal to me in that way. i also like that everything in their collection is nice and fitting. i really like clothes that are well tailored and compliment a figure, as well as the sleek hair and make-up.

here’s my favourite pieces:

geometric pattern clothes

armour trouser // april bodice // bergman skirt // bartolo belt by scott wilson

black, bold dresses ace peplum mini dress // gratan maxi dress

more bits and pieces.

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following on from this post about my favourite bits and pieces, here’s some more photos i took of some of my favourite accessories (aside from brooches of course); rings and flowers for my hair. is there an actual name for these?

i’ve worn a flower in my hair for years now, and my head feels empty without one. i used to have a beautiful white one that looked like a real flower, but i lost it, which i’m still kind of upset about as i’ll probably never find one the same. i would love a few that look more life like, but they’re obviously out of my price range at the moment. if i don’t wear flowers, i wear my peacock headband, but i don’t have a photo of that. i always seem to get a lot of compliments when i’m wearing it too, so that’s kind of a bonus.

close up with hand and rings

hands are so weird when you look at them in photos. i’m not sure what it is exactly, but they make me feel a bit strange though. i have this thing where i see my hands in the corner of my eyes, or if i see someones hands i’ve never seen before, i have to count to make sure there’s five. i don’t even think about it, and i can’t help but do it. i know that’s really strange. ANYWAY.

the ring on my ring finger is my absolute favourite. i bought it about 6 years ago and have worn it every day since. it has no real sentimental meaning to me, other than i’m just so used to seeing it there. the turquoise one i only got recently (£3 in charity shop, score! and it’s real silver too!) but it fast became one of my favourite becase of the turquoise (obviously) and because it’s simple and pretty, and i like how it looks with the other ring.

snake ring and turquoise ring

i don’t normally wear cocktail rings, mostly because often they’re the ones that make your fingers green! you can put clear nail varnish on them to stop that, but i always forget. i very rarely wear gold jewellery but this is an exception because, you guessed it ..turquoise! i would love a real silver or sterling silver snake ring. i love this one, but it’s got the whole green-finger-making thing going on so i don’t wear it as often as i’d like. a ring with some kind of bug or beetle would be amazing too! do you have any recommendations?

silver amethyst rings

i love purple too, almost as much as turquoise, but it’s a colour i like to wear in moderation so rings are perfect for that. the left one was a bit of an impulse buy, a cheapie ring from dorothy perkins. aside from the colour, i just liked the pyramid style setting of the stone. the right one is ever so pretty when it’s on. it has a slight art deco look to it which is one of my favourite eras in terms of style, so it’s a keeper for sure!

flower hair accessories

here’s a few of my hair flowers. i do have more actually, but these are the ones i wear most often. they definitely look better in person! i love wearing them with my hair slightly curled, or with heidi or a messy french braid.  my hair is super thin, so they kind of add a bit of volume and thickness to my hairstyles.

bits and pieces.

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for a while i’ve wanted to do a photo post with some of my favourite little things, but for some reason i never got round to it. so, as it was sunny today i took some photos! actually i took quite a lot, so i’m saving the others for another post so i can spread them out a bit.

it’s weird how you can look at things in real life or photos and even if you like them, or they’re visually appealing to you they essentially they mean nothing to you. but for the owner there’s often great sentimental meaning, and that is something that doesn’t transfer across. yet at the same time, if you buy something instead of being given it, initially it often has no meaning, but over time you get used to seeing it ..or something happens and you associate that object with that moment or memory.

maybe i’ll look across this post in a couple of years and become flooded with nostalgia. i love that feeling, it can be so sweet and warm and fills you with joy, but also it can make you feel sad too. bittersweet is how i often think of nostalgia.

blue and gold librarian badge

when i was in school i worked as a librarian for a little while (actually, a couple brief stints in other schools too.. i went to far too many schools as a result of moving a lot.) i have really fond memories of it, and to this day i would still love to work in a library. i love books and being surrounded by them makes me happy.

horse and moon brooches

these are a couple of my favourite brooches, along with the librarian one of course. i love brooches and pins, and have a fair few, but am always on the look out for more as they’re one of my favourite accessories. i love how they can really brighten up and make an outfit unique. charity shops are often amazing for things like this so i can never resist the jewellery counters there!

vintage floral pattern tin

tins! i love tins. i don’t really know where my love of them came from, but they are wonderful things. this was a toffee tin (unfortunately i didn’t have the toffees that were in it) from a company called hollands. floral patterns make me extra happy.

ceramic bunny

i love this rabbit so much. i remember one day i was out for a walk, and walked by the charity shops on my road, and this little guy was sitting in the window by himself looking lonely. how could i resist? he’s a sweet little fella.

plastic apple storage

this doesn’t really have any meaning to me, i just liked it! i want to maybe spray paint it or do some subtle patterns on it. i’m not entirely sure what it’s purpose is, but i’ll probably end up keeping random bits and bobs in it.

small key

i love old keys too. i wore this one around my neck for ages with a little crystal pendant. once again, i’m not sure where my love of keys came from. possibly my gran. ditto with buttons. oh, buttons.

vintage floral tin

another tin! this is/was a biscuit tin. it just sits on my windowsill looking pretty.

cat ornaments

this was an outtake, but i just wanted to include it as ava popped in mid shot to sniff the bronze cat. she then knocked them all down ..i think she may have been jealous of the attention they were getting. either that or she wanted the bed to herself to lounge in the sun.