Tuesday, 12 May 2009

New Day, New Sun, New Photoshoot!!!

Hello all,

I'm still terribly behind and about to get more so as "exam fear" hits... Please bear with me while I try to balance huge amounts of work for finals with retaining a presence in the blogosphere. Will try to post 3 or 4 times a week still, but might remain behind on my Google Reader and replying to comments for a while. It's not that I don't love you and really appreciate you all commenting, but I just can't find the time to do everything! :-(

Anyway, apologetic rambling (it's getting to be a habit now...) over, it's time for A NEW PHOTOSHOOT!!!

Daisy, Daisy, give me your answer, do. I'm half crazy, oh for the love of yoooooou!








The outfit today was far simpler than usual. Or at least not as crazily coloured/patterned! It was sunny so out came the legs, and I've been on a bit of an emotional rollercoaster since Friday, so I needed some sartorially-induced-equilibrium...

I'm wearing a Zara top - bought in Florence, GAP men's cardigan, very old TopShop denim skirt, 2-tone Converse, vintage purple sunglasses, one of my myriad, anonymous tote bags containing revision for post-shoot, belly dancer's bell belt from Nomads in Cam and the interlinked, silver and gold, cast-hearts bangle I was given by my godparents for my confirmation... And my new favourite nail polish, which, in case anyone was wondering, is Manga from Miss Sporty!

In case anyone was wondering where I'd got to since the last post, I was in Oxford. I got to spend a bit of Saturday with the Lovely Lovely Claire from The View From Here, who has been my longest running commenter and blog friend, and we finally - after about 2 years - got around to meeting up when I was conference-ing in her uni town! 

We had an absolutely lovely few hours, sipping fancy fizzy drinks and munching chocolate coated coffee beans in "The Vaults" and then went shopping around town. She got some lovely things, including a gorgeous blue zipped top that I covet TREMENDOUSLY. I managed to be hugely indecisive and not quite fit perfectly into the couple of things I almost got. But we had a FANTASTICALLY lovely time. I managed to be out of it enough to leave the photography up to her - I really was Completely sleep-deprived, (see earlier rollercoaster comment and below photo - zombie!) and wish I could have been more on top form, but it was an excellent few hours spent in each others company, gossiping and getting excited about clothes together. Both of us will admit we're definitely solitary shoppers usually, but rather enjoyed the bloggers-together experience... At Last! Someone who understands! Someone who gets the need to be adventurous and who sees all the possibilities inherent in clothes! She's also covered the day on her blog, with pics of her purchases and an even less awake, touristy photo of me! (In case anyone was wondering, I was wearing a C&C California tee I bought in NY about 5 years ago which has held up SO well, a GAP men's cardie, an ICB silk pleated skirt, the fabled lace tights and Kate Kuba white leather boots mentioned in Claire's blog post...)

*Thanks Claire... Here's to our next jaunt! ;-D*

So a good weekend... My confirmation also went swimmingly, and I had a blast with all my family down. I was wearing my New Favourite Dress which I will endeavour to post if any of the photos came out well, and if they ever make it to me - they're on the parental camera...

Wish I had more energy, but I think that's all for tonight! I've become someone who goes to bed before midnight... Scary times!!! ;-)

Hugs,

Xxxc

33 comments:

Susie Bubble said...

Very cute meet-up report! Loved your last shoot too....

Imelda Matt - The Despotic Queen of Shoes said...

I loved these shots but where is kitty? I need MORE kitty action in my life :)

♥ fashion chalet said...

love the location, sneakers and nature throughout! :)




x

HEK said...

Lovely photos! I'm beginning to think that you live in a castle..:) Do you? haha.. Also think you are always happy and lovely. I think I'll call you princess Cassiopeia from now, ok? ;)

Matias Bouhet said...

so natural! so spring :) really nice

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Charmaine said...

blue and grey go sooo good together!

Lindsay said...

Good luck with finals! I'm sure you're stressed, so I won't say not too, but be sure to breathe... it helps decrease anxiety! :o)

Loved the outfit, btw... sometimes plain and simple is quite nice, as well!

Claire said...

Yeyyy for meet-ups!!! And what a gorgeous outfit and photoshoot - love it!

I'm also v behind on the old blog-posting (although I'm keeping up on google reader... maybe I'm not trying hard enough!). The end is in sight!!

DaisyChain said...

So jealous of your meet up! Such gorgeous photos too

Marian said...

gorgeous location honey, adoring that dancers belt and wish you all the best for your exams. do let us know how you get on.
muah x
marian

abster said...

awww so cute.
i love your blog

La Mimi said...

Darling!
You are alive! yay :)
We miss you so much...Can't wait when the school is done for you...What r the plans for the summer?
Lovely photoshoot by the way...very natural and organic photos and poses:)

xoxo
Mimi

Anna said...

You always look so cute and happy! I adore your blog (:

Victoria-H said...

Oh hey Thank you !! :) :) hihi
Oh god, your photos are so beautful.. like the nature around and everything. love it ! So nice!

La Fée said...

aww lovely outfit and photoshoot!!

Couture Carrie said...

Beautiful pics! Love your jean skirt!

xoxox,
CC

Francheska said...

Nature alll over the place here!!!
Beautiful! And i like your simple outfit!
and im sure since soon you´ll be free off all the stress you´ll do loads of more photoshoots and share them with us? :)


And Oxford sounds great!! Claire sounds amazing!!!! ;D
xxxx

Elizabeth Marie said...

Awwww you look so pretty and I love all the flowers! FAB!

Wanderlusting said...

I love meeting blogger friends :) they DO understand!

Has your dress arrived yet? I hope it comes soon.

LOve the pics too, you in the tree is stunning!

BB&HH said...

BB&HH , the brand new one !
let's check our new concept guy (:

with love , FannyJolie .

bridechic said...

You're wearing my favorite color. I've always love periwinkle--hard to find this season though

Claudia said...

cute!

Becca Joy said...

gorgeous photos! I love the tree picture especially.

The Novelista Barista said...

cute outfits and pictures!!!
ps i gave u an award on my page!!!! :)

alexandra said...

so cute..so cute! love it! xo

MT Days & Nights said...

What a pretty park.

fashiongeometry said...

what a cute outfit! glad you had fun!

Rand said...

i loveeeeeeeeeeee the blue so cool!!!
xx

lilustyle said...

Wow this is so lovely!

K@terina B. said...

ladida, seems you're cassiopeia on her summer version!!! I am loving that cassiopeia, with her smile and all!!! bravo girl!! :D

issye margaretha kamal said...

all of your photos, is really really nice . i love it .

*issyeperfecto.blogspot.com

Talk Pretty To Me said...

I am in love with Chuck Taylors! I've been meaning to pick up a pair for the summer time as I destroyed mine last year at work
:( boo.
Sounds like you girls had an awesome time and that nail polish is fabulous! I just got some nude polish I'm dying to paint on!

xoxo
J

www.talkprettytome.blogspot.com

Oh and good luck with all your DIY, I know mine seem to take ages!

Mariëlle said...

Gorgeous photos!