Wednesday, 25 January 2012


Jumper - jumble sale

Skirt - Pendleton, Traid shop
Dessert boots - Clarks sale
Duffle coat - Topshop, second hand from market

Listening to - Bat for lashes - A forest

January feels different this year. For one thing it's not really cold and I had a holiday right at the start so the usual January blues seem to have passed me by, a very good thing I must say. These photos are from Kew gardens. The last time I went was November 2010 and it was freezing and coated in thick mist, beautifully atmospheric. This time the sun was soft and I didn't really need my coat. I find Kew a very inspirational place, mainly I think because of the pleasant state of decay of the greenhouses, which are full of chipped paint and antique iron work, combined with exotic plants. I also picked up a 1950s guide book in a local jumble last year which was actually pretty useful. I have been wearing my dessert boots no stop and am pining for this pair (I am hopeful they will end up in the sale and still in my size) Also this duffle coat, I picked it up on a very rainy afternoon at Dalston market for £4 last March and it has fared me well for this winter. I was super happy when I saw the awesome Pendelton label on this skirt. It needed shortening but I like having something with such a heritage to it.


  1. You look lovely, perfect winter outfit. I love everything from the boots, skirt and coat.
    I need to pay a visit to Kew Gardens soon, so many people are always saying nice things about it to me and now in pictures too!

  2. um, yes. i will live here. thanks.

  3. These are really lovely photos. I absolutely adore greenhouses and this one has such charm. The peeling paint and iron work must help set the mood. Love your outfit too!

  4. I can't believe I missed this post - it's beautiful. I love botanic gardens, but I've never been to Kew. I think I'll make the effort no - that spiral staircase is absolutely beautiful, and I love your skirt too.

  5. Kew Gardens are so gorgeous! I'm sad I never actually went to see the gardens when I lived there! We used to drive the car to Kew, because parking was cheaper and then take the train into the city. I really love your coat and the neckline of the sweater is very flattering.