Sara Louise.

English Rose with a Gypsy Soul.

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Friday, 19 December 2014

The Fifth

Shaggy Jacket: Vintage
Sheer shirt: The Fifth*
Bell Bottoms: American Gold by Spanish Moss (sold out now, similar HERE)
Necklaces: Nostalgic Feather and Shop Luna* 
Fedora: ASOS (old)

I'm so happy I've finally purchased a peacock chair, and for the grand total of £10 from ebay thank you very much. It's in a little need of some TLC but it's nothing I can't fix. The tricky part with getting one for me was the fact that no one seemed to be selling them near to me in London (I can't drive) so I couldn't go and pick it up! But after months of refreshing my saved search one came up! I will warn you, this chair is going to be featuring a lot in various instagram/blog posts in the future as I'm just so excited with it.

Sorry for the absence of blogging, I've been working insane hours this Christmas before I can go home, and I've officially finished today! The best thing about today was putting the out of office on haha. It's the little things. I've given myself two whole weeks off and I'm going home and I cannot wait. I'm really excited to able to concentrate on my blog too.

 I've been living in my American Gold bell bottoms recently, I LOVE THEM, and they go with everything of course, I can't get enough of them. My black Friday Novella Royale pairs have arrived too! One for now, one for birthday and they are seriously comfy, I got stung a little with custom charges (sob why can't they be sold here) but so glad I got the real deal, I'll blog them soon. So much love for flares/bell bottoms/whatever you like to call them.

I've recently discovered The Fifth, yet another great Aussie brand (I need to move) and this shirt is perfect, I love the print, the sheerness and the cut is incredible, it's slightly longer at the back and I love the cheeky wrap front. Anyway that's enough from me it's Friday night.....and I've still got to pack. Rock and roll.

Thursday, 11 December 2014

Feeling Blue

Dress: Vintage
Waistcoat: Topshop
Necklaces: Shop Luna*
Rings: Tentative Decisions, IDA and Shop Luna*
Boots: TBA via Depop

Just a quick post, I've honestly completely forgotten I've had a blog this week, it's been the busiest/most stressful week in the lead up to Christmas. SO MUCH TO DO. I just can't even think properly at the moment, let alone dress myself, I just haven't stopped. This is one of my favourite gauzy indian dresses I own, and I've got a few, great vintage ones of these are so hard to find that it's like winning a jackpot when I do. I love to throw it on when I don't have to think so much about what to wear. It's one of the most comfortable yet amazing dresses I own and looks great layered in winter or on it's on in summer. Definitely a staple in my wardrobe.

If you've been following me on instagram you'll seen I've been OBSESSING over these velvet cowboy boots, they've been around for years, first in Topshop then from TBA and I've always regretted not buying them. I finally found them after I'd nearly given up, I was so happy, a very Merry Christmas to me. These pictures definitely don't do them justice, as they were taken literally before it got dark at the weekend but they haven't left my feet since I got them. I will probably dedicate a whole post to them soon.
Saturday, 6 December 2014

Winter is Coming

Jacket, concho belt and bag: Vintage
T-shirt: Vintage Harley Davidson
Skirt: Amilita*
Boots: Topshop (similar here and here)
Hat: ASOS Sale (similar here)

A slight contrast to my last post, as it's suddenly gone super cold. It's what all my vintage jackets have been waiting for, and sadly what I've been dreading. I'm still not wearing tights though, this Amilita maxi skirt keeps me lovely and warm. The cold (and early darkness) really affects me, it makes me so sad and miserable and not want to leave the house, not to mention the fact it plays havoc with my hair, skin and nails. I'm sure it gets worse every year for me too, I'm one of those people who really feel the cold, and no matter what I do to keep warm I'm always freezing, last night I woke up in the middle of the night with my teeth chattering, and my boyfriend was so hot he was sleeping without the duvet. I'm living in the wrong country for sure. I got the new vintage jacket and kilim bag above to cheer me up though.

Sorry for the moan,  I guess I was meant to write something more about my outfit in this post wasn't I? Sometimes I really struggle to write blog posts, writing isn't something that comes naturally to me so sometimes I feel it can be a bit forced, does anyone else ever find this?
Monday, 1 December 2014

Snow White

Shaggy Knit Cardigan: Spell Designs (old)
Lace Dress: Amilita*
Boots: ASOS (old)
Necklaces: Various and Bloody Mary Metal*

Happy 1st December! I'm feeling so festive already and thought this snowy inspired outfit was perfect for the start of the month. Although these were actually taken yesterday I still can't believe I'm prancing around in no tights and a coat, so happy. I'm really leaning towards all white/cream/light colours and layers recently,  as it's staying warmer,this Amilita dress is so pretty, it looks vintage.

 Even though it's a little grey and it does go darker really early the weather isn't ruining my creativity (as much as it usually does) which has put me in a super great mood today. That and I got some sneaky black friday/cyber monday early christmas presents to me from me from some of my favourite brands, and it's now only 20 days until I can go home and spend Christmas with my family. TOO EXCITED. Just need a mulled wine and a tree now!
Friday, 28 November 2014

Duvet Day

Top: Waiste Vintage
Velvet Joggers: Leggsington
Socks: TK Maxx

This is one of my comfiest outfits ever, and pretty much what I've been living in the past couple of rainy days in London (hence the bedroom background). It's been pretty grey and grim this week and I've not been feeling too well, so all I've wanted to do is huddle under a crochet blanket with Herschy in my room.

Instead I've been slouching around the studio with a lemon and honey herbal tea in hand, and in these super comfy velvet joggers from Leggsington, a great alternative to my jeans that I've been living in, and I've also been vintage buying this week which of course has made me feel a million times better. So much good stuff coming to Waiste before Christmas, I honestly am not quite sure how I'm going to part with it.