Making a return.
Hey! I’m back! Well, actually, we returned from California last Wednesday, but with jet-lag, a mammoth birthday party we threw and a broken elbow, this is the first opportunity I’ve had to spend some time getting myself together. What’s that? A broken elbow? Oh yeah. Well, I fell off a skateboard in the middle of the Mojave Desert and cracked my left elbow. I got to a hospital the next day and had it put into a cast, but as soon as I returned home and visited a UK doctor, they removed it straightaway because due to the break, it would be a hindrance to me, rather than help heal the break. I have a lot less pain now my arm is free again, and I’m regaining some use of the muscles after they got pretty stiff and with some physiotherapy, it’ll hopefully be back to normal in no time.
A California post will be on its way as soon as I edit my photos. I have some cool posts to come, including a short guide to some cool places to visit in California. I also have some changes up my sleeve which I’m going to share within the next month – September’s always a time for starting afresh or making improvements for me, its definitely linked with those balmy back to school days.
Right. Onto more important things. One thing I kind of feel torn about with my wardrobe is how it changes so drastically during the spring and summer. Come Autumn/Winter, its simple, feminine yet slightly androgynous and minimal, whereas in Spring and Summer, its luxe-bohemian with lace and denim playing a predominant role. I mean, its nothing to stress about, I realise, but sometimes, it makes me feel a little confused about myself, because these styles aren’t really linked in an obvious way, but I guess its the same for most people. And in many ways, it makes sense that the seasons aren’t linked, especially when it comes to trends though I’m not so much about trends these days than classic dressing with a little trend influence here and there. With Autumn approaching and temperatures dropping slightly, I definitely feel like starting to dress differently already. The light changes, it becomes softer and warmer, and the days become shorter – its a kind of anti-climax after such easy-breezy summer weather, but then I also quite like getting cosy in layers, knitwear, hats and scarves, though that doesn’t last long. Until December, then I’m over it and craving heat, lace and neoprene bikinis again.
This outfit is a seamless way to ease into autumn – layering and city shorts – it doesn’t get much better. I’ll be dressing in this outfit pretty soon, its so perfect for leafy strolls and steaming coffees on a Saturday morning.