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Heartfelt vintage blouse and Zara shorts

On Sunday I kicked off September with a visit to Circomedia’s Sunday Best event in Portland Square.

Circomedia are something of a Bristol institution, housed in a beautiful church overlooking Portland Square, which sits between St Pauls and Cabot Circus, the performance company specialises in contemporary circus and physical theatre. They’re a regular feature at festivals like Glastonbury and watching one performance will have you wishing you could run away to join the circus.

The afternoon was family-orientated but I managed to to blend in with the 10 year olds and try my hand at the trapeze, which was actually scarier than I anticipated, even though I was only five feet off the ground. Extreme concentration was required, see photos below, but it was so much fun and a great way to round off a weekend that had up until that point included three – yes, three – trips to B&Q.

For the occasion I wore the vintage lace blouse I found at Heartfelt Bristol, paired with the Zara shorts I found in their summer sale. The faux gold jazz shoes are an old pair from Primark and the belt is vintage Laura Ashley. The satchel is from Dr Martens and is perfect for keeping my DSLR safe when I don’t want to lug my chuncky camera case around.

Not the most practical outfit, but the afternoon was so much fun that I’m even contemplating signing up for a beginner course. I don’t think there’s any danger of me running away to join the circus just yet but a girl can dream…

Vintage lace blouse – Heartfelt Bristol / Blue and cream striped shorts – Zara / Belt – vintage / Gold jazz pumps – Primark / Leather satchel – c/o Dr Martens

Circomedia Portland SquareHula-hoops at Circomedia Sunday Best eventAttempting the trapeze in Portland SquareCircomedia event at Portland SquareCircomedia Sunday Best eventVintage blouse from Heartfelt BristolPortland Square churchZara shorts and vintage blouse on the trapeze

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14 Comment

  1. Tara says: Reply

    Oh wow, this looked amazing! I looove those shorts, you’re totally stylin’. Glad to see the DM bag too! <3

    1. Thanks lady – that satchel is my outfit saviour :)

  2. SJ says: Reply

    love your outfit!! xx

    1. Thank you : ) x

  3. Sarah says: Reply

    Gorgeous vintage blouse. Looks so great with those shorts!

    1. Thanks! It’s a bit of a random combo but I like it!

  4. Love, love, love your outfit, those shorts are amazing! That day looks so much fun, love the idea of going on a trapeze! xo

    Rosie | A Rosie Outlook

    1. Thanks Rosie – I thoroughly recommend it – it was so much fun, if a little nerve-wracking x

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  6. love the whole look, especially the fun shorts ! and that bag sounds dreamy!

    1. Thank you! The shorts are my favourite – the stripes remind me of circus outfit so I figured they’d be perfect for this day out.

  7. That looks like fun, how come I didn’t hear about it? There’s so much going on around here, I just can’t keep up.

    1. I feel the same – I think we just happened to walk through Portland Square the day before and saw a sign. I think Twitter is handy for finding out what’s happening but often that’s when an event is already underway!

  8. […] Bristol thrives in summer and although I did jet off to Italy for a long weekend, there was plenty to keep me busy in Bristol, including St Paul’s Carnival and unleashing my inner ‘Sandy’ for Joules. August was full of more festivals, tips on how to photograph outfits in public and this blog’s fourth birthday. September saw me attend my fist ever vintage kilo sale which resulted in needing a major wardrobe reshuffle, and fantasies of running away to join the circus. […]

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