Sunday, 2 January 2011

A tourist in the waking world

Headband - Knitted by me grandmother
Top - Vintage, Etsy
Skirt - Jumble sale
Wool socks - Gift
Boots - Jumble sale
Cambridge satchel - Christmas gift

 ~ Listening to Florence + the machine - Blinding ~

Happy 2011! I hope everyone had a wonderful new years. I always think NYE is a bit overrated but I had a good time this year, with much wine and catching up with old (and not so old) friends. I didn't mean for these photos to look quite so ghostly, but i had the camera on pinhole so there we go. I really wanted to wear something involving my two new favourite things, the top and the satchel. I absolutely love this little sailor top. I've been trying to be frugal with buying myself clothes for a while, but I just have to have it. It's made of thick tan jersey, with toggles and a sailor collar, it's form the 1950's and the label is narnina, which naturally makes me think of Narnia and love it even more. As for this bag, well... I've been after a cambridge satchel for nearly a year, but I never felt I could justify the price of one to myself. Then a certain someone sneakily got my one for christmas. It even has my initials! I couldn't chose between brown and navy, so now I have both colours in one.  I sort of want to dress like a 1960s collage student at the moment, however in my mass clearing out I found this H.M.S Victory pin, and thought it kind of went with the sailor top. Now it's back to clearing out my wardrobe, I'll be adding some things to the Etsy store soon too.


  1. Happy new year! I really like this look, love the bag and all the colours and the plaid of the skirt. hope you have a great year.

  2. I love this outfit, your satchel is so nice!! Happy new year!
    From Carys of La Ville Inconnue

  3. That is such a beautiful satchel!

  4. love your headband and the bag is absolutely gorgeous! x

  5. i don't really get NYE either. love the skirt!

    xo Alison

  6. where is snow?!
    is it really 2nd Jan? haha

    nice outfit
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  7. Fantastic present! I was actually looking through Vintage Cambridge Satchel's website today in envy. I bought a leather backpack recently so a satchel bag is on my save-up for list for Christmas 2011. :))

    This is definitely a look that I would love to try in navy and red. FUN!

    Arianne from A + B in the Sea

  8. The bag is gorgeous!
    I'm now following, hope you can do the same :)

  9. Happy New Year! Love that headband... would your granny knit me one too? :) x