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it's cohen - UK fashion blog: What I Wore, brownies, vintage
it's cohen - UK fashion blog: What I Wore, brownies, vintage Mustard blouse: £3, charity shop. Leather skirt: £13.50, Topshop. Buckle shoes: Topshop. Canvas shoulder bag: vintage, via Jazzpad. 'Found at Sea' Necklace: Toujours Toi, via She Loves Mixtapes. Bracelet: £11, Made, via ebay.

I'm looking rather mardy in the first photo, but that's what happens when you've been staring at a computer screen all day. You'd believe that to be a blogger's ideal job, but it doesn't half tire my eyes out! I was determined to find somewhere to to take outfit photos when I ventured outside for lunch, and this door was today's victim. There are plenty of wonderful places in London, but there's nowhere secluded enough for me to feel comfortable prancing backwards and forwards in front of the self-timer.

But I think any passer-by would've appreciated that this necklace needed to be photographed. I entered Dina's giveaway without even considering I'd have a chance, but, lo and behold, there's now a ship sailing around my neck! I do love anything nautical-inspired (I've worn my sailor coat far too many times), and I've admired Family Affairs from afar via blogs for many moons, so this is a very welcome addition to my collection. This blouse is perhaps not so special, but it's my latest charity shop score from one that's recently opened nearby. I love the slight Brownies vibe, leading to this post's confession: the revelation that I've always been involved with Guiding, and I passed my leadership qualification before heading to Liverpool. And it has a salute. I wish I had the time to volunteer more, those that can do it alongside a full-time job are heroes! I can barely keep this blog going, but I do tweet and update my facebook page more often! Hope your Summers are all incredibly relaxing, and minus the square-eyes.

And, just for the record, I regretted the tights as soon as I walked out the door.

xxx

Rebecca Cohen | Rebecca Cohen

34 comments:

  1. you're oufits are looking so cool at the moment! I'd love it if I found a blouse like that in my local charity shop, but I never seem to be so lucky xxx

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    1. With huge amounts of perseverance come great rewards. And I can't afford Topshop. Thank you! xxx

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  2. Ooh, gorgeous necklace :)
    Looking like a good old fashioned brownie there... none of the fancy hoodies and things that 21st century brownies have nowadays!
    Kaz x

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    1. I know! I had culottes when I was a Brownie, I really doubt they even make them any more x

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  3. The humidity has made tights the enemy today for sure.
    The necklace is so cute! Like a little pirate ship.
    xx

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    1. I hate how warm it is, but it's still rainy - what to do with the whole tights scenario?? I know, it's beautiful x

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  4. Beautiful photos. I love that the colour pallet of the outfit matches the background.

    www.atrickleofmeaning.blogspot.com

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    1. Not intentional, but I do love a good bit of serendipity x

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  5. Love the resemblance of this outfit! This is my 4th year as a volunteer young leader at my local brownies. Finishing in a few weeks thought cause i am off to uni :( xx

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    1. I felt so sad when I left for university! You weirdly get used to the routine of the weekly meetings. I drop in whenever my holidays overlap with meetings though, so you'll be able to catch up! xx

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  6. So cute & so simple! The color pallet really is wonderful. And I;m absolutely in love with your boots!

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    1. I thought I'd lost them, but it turned out they were in the back of my wardrobe... Wearing them again today, winner x

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  7. i know what you mean about the square eyes, it gets quite intense doesn't it. really like the background, it's got the old times feel to it, proper working class england

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    1. Plays havoc with my contacts, I'm rocking the red eye look right now. I love it too! You only really get it in the East of the Capital now, everywhere else has been renovated. x

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  8. blogging and job juggling is tricky :( I find it easier to update my flickr/tumblr for daily outfit type things and then post about 1/2 times a week.
    B'ham soon :) x

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    1. But you get to work in a library, so it's not all bad! Tumblr's so annoyingly addictive, I fear adding Pinterest to my list... And yes, can't wait (: xx

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  9. i love your neckalce :) i hope u're doing okay :)

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    1. It's so beautiful! I'm so lucky to have won it. Thanks, I hope you're well x

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  10. amazing necklace! i love it <33

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    1. I'm a fan of pretty much anything nautical x

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  11. That's so cool you're still involved with Guiding! I wish I'd kept some of my hobbies up from when I was younger. Looking lovely as always! Your necklace is so pretty xxx

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    1. It's nice to give back to something I really enjoyed when I was little, feels a little bit better than bumming around on facebook as well...xx

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  12. Aaah you're a self-timer girl ;) I've come to the conclusion that good blogging NEEDS this, my 10-sec timer isn't good enough, I look so flustered running backwards and forwards. Lush necklace, I love a good nautical theme. *salutes* ♥ Claire @ Jazzpad

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    1. I am indeed, who needs company, eh? aha, I guess you could say it keeps me fit?! It's the only exercise I do... Blogging, running gyms out of business since the birth of the internet. See you on Saturday CR xx

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  13. Thank you for the beehive tip, will have to try it out when my hair gets a little bit longer :)
    Love the Brownies hint, I *loved* going when I was little. xx

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    1. You're welcome, spreading the beehive love! Me too, it was so much fun xx

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    1. It's my favourite thing, currently. Big love for Dina <3 xx

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    1. I found them in my wardrobe for the first time in about a year...xx

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  16. That ship necklace! Aaah! Look at it! Oh I'm having Peter Pan senitments...
    By the way, I linked you from my blog: www.katiapellicciotta.blogspot.com

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    1. Pirate ship! I hadn't even thought of that. And thank you so, so much (: xx

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