Its been a hot minute since I posted, but I recently went to Hayle, Cornwall for two weeks. I finally got the chance to wear some summer clothes I’ve been saving up, and visit some really exciting places!
The first and last rocks in the UK… I think? Land’s end is one of those places where you should probably dress like you shop solely at Mountain Warehouse, and not climb on the rocks. But that didn’t stop me from feeling my complementary colour fantasy on the edge of a cliff. I’m wearing a second hand orange baseball cap that I almost lost to the wind, this was to match the Fenchurch tee I found in a charity shop in Falmouth. My shoes and socks complemented the orange and white t-shirt. Finally I wore my ripped jeans (hand-me-downs) and my pin-stripe LEVI’s denim jacket, which is from a vintage store. Colour blocking like this is a really easy way of putting together a versatile outfit for any occasion.
Forgive me for not remembering the names of these places, but they were pretty much the same. In the picture above I’m wearing the same jeans I wore to Land’s End, and the same shoes. (I could only bring so many clothes, okay? Stop judging me.) But I’m wearing my Billionaire Boys club T-shirt, which was the perfect piece to be in when surrounded by grubby children dropping ice-creams onto the rocks before scooping crabs up in buckets to torment them for fun. In the picture below, I’m wearing a brighter selection of clothes, accessorising with my white baby-G and my Baggu natural grid backpack to keep things neutral. My shirt is from Tee and Cake, but I bought it at a second hand store, the jeans are my own work (I promise I’ll do a bleached denim how-to at some point). I’m wearing my favourite pair of shoes, my rainbow Stan Smiths.
St Ives is and always has been one of the most beautiful places I have been to. Between the independent clothing boutiques and the local art galleries, I would recommend it as a bucket list place to visit for everybody. I took a trip there with my group of friends and I wore a particularly queer outfit, embracing the break from my family. I layered my Granted oversized hoodie with a cropped embroidered T-shirt. A statement belt (DSquared2) and some more DIY bleached denim finished the look. The shoes were once again my Stan Smiths, and yes I have noticed that this is the second orange/blue look, but let’s not dwell on that.
Above, I’m wearing quite a simple outfit, with white raw-edge shorts, white slip-on shoes and some forever 21 socks. My t-shirt was a vintage find, but I’d love to try tie-dye as a DIY sometime. Below, (shoutout to Wetherspoon’s for the toilet mirror) I’m wearing a striped asos tee with a drop shoulder. I wore an orange cap and socks. I sported ‘the ripped jeans’ with a charity shop found GUESS belt. Of course I wore my trusty Stan Smiths once again. I really liked this outfit because it involves such a variety of colours but isn’t overly loud.
Also, I finally bought the Casio watch I wanted, I couldn’t really decide on a colour, so don’t be surprised if i buy the same one in orange, yellow and blue by the end of the year. (My nails are natural, I’m wearing the limited edition Barry M X Boots polish in Shipwreck, and my accent nail Is Rimmel London’s Black Out with Barry M’s diamond glitter as a top coat. If you’d like a post about nails, let me know what you’d like to see and I’ll see what I can do.)
Thank you all for sitting pretty awaiting my return, Posts will be coming back at least once a week, and I have a few ideas in mind, if you have any suggestions, send me a DM @s.haw or leave a comment below.