Cold as ice-cream, but still as sweet

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Debbie Harry t-shirt: £7, H+M kids. Yellow midi-dress (worn as skirt): £13, Primark. Heeled chelsea boots: £60, Topshop. Bag: ma's. Belt: 20p, charity shop. Watch: gift, Rotary. Sunglasses: £1, Primark.

Ignoring my facial expression (which I coincidentally find hilarious), this outfit consists of jumping on a trend roughly a year later than everyone else. The morning's bleary eyes decided it was time to try out a midi, however, it being "too yellow" resulted in bringing out the classic cohen technique: add a band tee. My collection's not the biggest, but there are two Arctic Monkeys, two Smiths, one Black Lips, and this, which I purchased from the children's section of H+M a summer or two ago. For now there is just one midi-dress in my wardrobe, and I'm not wholly convinced that I'll add to it, as I'm pretty sure I look even shorter than I actually am (5'4", FYI). Although it does do a rather good job of covering my ice-cream baby, and that's all I really look for in a dress.


Today is the last day of my current internship, cue going to M&S before work for chocolate chip cookies and milk chocolate digestives to dunk in our tea. Although I'm sad to be leaving, I am not sorry to avoid commuting past the Olympic Park during the first week of the Games. I'm going to try and find a pub tonight that's showing the Opening Ceremony as I wasn't lucky enough to get tickets (or rich enough to be able to afford them). Did any of you manage to get tickets for events?


xxx
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How now, brown cow?

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Playsuit: £9, Beyond Retro. Blouse: £2, charity shop. Belt: 20p, charity shop. Bag: £8, vintage. Shoes: £27, Topshop. Sunglasses: £1, Primark. Bracelets: £1, Topshop. Necklace: Toujours Toi, via Dina.
Photos taken by Danielle.

Since my weekdays are currently consumed by the 9-5 (plus commute...), I'm determined to ensure my weekends are are strictly fun. No moping around the house listening to the Smiths, but catching up with friends that I don't get to see when I'm in Liverpool. It is steadily becoming tradition to attend Brownstock festival with my friends from sixth form, as its timing winds up the end of summer perfectly. Jess invited me along for lunch on Sunday afternoon, and, with festival virgin Danielle alongside, we only got a little bit lost.

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Sitting on the back of a tractor being driven by a toddler was an interesting experience, but it just goes to show how much of a family affair the day was: from Jess tweeting away, to Adam cooking the roast and freezing smoothie lollies. I sat in the sunshine listening to Jakob Deist, Itchy Feet, and Stealing Signs, while Danielle played with Rags, who we've unofficially dubbed the Brownstock dog. I wasn't asked to blog about the day, but I had such a good time and took so many photos it would be a shame not to share them. And, a cheeky exclusive for you, here's the newest additions to the line-up... 

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xxx
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Elder Street, E1.

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Silky Collar Tee: £18, American Apparel. Chambray dress: £13, H+M.  Maroon cardigan: old school uniform, Ladybird, Woolworths! Belt: 20p, vintage. Leather bag: Marks and Spencer. Two-tone ballet flats: 50p, Russell and Bromley via ebay. Necklace: handmade.

I feel like I should've posted this on Friday 13th (look at the number on the door!), but I've never been one to stick to dates, so Thursday 19th will have to do.

 The further I explore the area I'm interning in, the more I realise just how close everything is. I had no idea that I could walk to the Geffrye Museum on my lunch break, a place where a large amount of my childhood was spent, as we always went in when visiting my uncle in Hoxton. I won tickets to the Aubin Cinema in Shoreditch last Saturday, so went with my mum and brother. It was an odd experience for her, seeing all the places her own mum and dad had lived nigh in poverty now saturated with hipsters and merchant bankers on their day off. The factory her father worked in is now home to open plan creative studios, an art gallery and Pizza East, very different to its original purpose. East London has changed so much since I was a child, so I can hardly imagine how the original tenants of St Leonard's, the first flats in London to have working electricity, would react to the skyscrapers and modernised Spitalfields Market. In a fortnight the Olympics will be in full swing, and  Stratford will be the focus of the world's attention, no doubt heralding another change in the progression of this district. I only hope that the legacy of this prestigious event will be longer-lasting and more beneficial than a glimmering ghost-town photo backdrop.

xxx

ps, I have a few items for sale on ebay, if you'd care to have a look!
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