Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Summertime Sadness

It's officially the 1st of May. And here at St Andrews that means running into the sea at 5am. Sadly I missed out on the hoards of naked men due to a rather awful test this morning. But it's also basically summer.Our house looks over a cafe garden and today it was filled with your blonde rahs decked out in boaters and Panamas.
It was so warm whilst I was at home a few weeks back and so made a few sketches of my usual summer wear...

Random fact holding minor tmi- I'm quite a sweaty person so for me summer clothes have to be loose.  Plus I have a minor phobia of skin cancer so they have to cover as much as possible. Here is an example of that- a New Look mens t-shirt in the palest grey. I cut off the neckline to make it fit better. The trousers were also from New Look. Being one of the two shops in St Andrews it perhaps to be expected that quite a lot of my basics come from there... The boater was from Primark- I have to wear a hat whenever it's sunny because I get so paranoid that I'm going to burn. The shoes were a present from my mother- they are Timberlands that look like a mixture between boat shoes and plimsols. Plus they are camel. So I love them.

This is one of these random outfits I only wear at home because I just don't think people in my immediate environment are prepared for it. I had my hair pinned up a la Gaga in the Marry The Night video. The bit when she's wearing the studded denim crop-top. I want that top, and her abs... The sunglasses are these crazy 50s inspired red ones from Paloma Picasso. They are so funky, but too heavy so they leave massive red marks across my bridge, which is upsetting. The grey vest top is from H&M. I got the trousers for Morocco when I went in the summer. They cost me a fiver from a hippy shop in Norwich. They are disturbingly comfy and perfect for summer but people up here just don't understand them. Which is a shame, so I shall wait till summer proper to whack these bad boys out.

I hope the 1st of May is treating you fabulously!


1 comment:

  1. Hello Lovely, Where's your FOLLOW/JOIN/LOVE button? Sarah xxx

    PS I will send you my first born if you remove the awful dreaded Word Verification from comments!


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