Do you ever have days when feel as if you’re dressed as someone or something else? After I’ve dressed myself each morning I frequently compare myself to everyone from the Queen at Balmoral (I was wearing a long tartan skirt, quilted jacket and paisley scarf at the time) to a tree, when I accidentally paired brown trousers with a green jumper.
This particular outfit makes me think of an archaeologist or librarian from the 1930s, albeit a rather scruffy one who hasn’t ironed her clothes! The skirt is an ancient Primark number that has been sat waiting for me to mend a ripped seam for about 18 months. I always put off mending clothes which is silly as all it takes is a needle, thread and the length of a Modern Family episode to repair.
These photos were taken on a stroll around the Clifton Downs, a vast expanse of flat green space overlooking the Avon gorge. It’s a popular spot for summer picnics and running clubs but the vast space means you never feel crammed in like sardines.
As Mr Ship-Shape and I were away from prying eyes, I thought I’d have a crack at capturing the delicacy of blowing dandelion heads into the frame of the camera, which resulted in taking over 30 photos to get the shot above. It seemed like such a simple idea at the time but resulted in a lot of laughing as we tried to time the shot correctly. Scroll down to see some comedy outtakes from this arty attempt…
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Tweed blazer – H&M (old) / Grey t-shirt – Zara / Mustard midi skirt – Primark (old) / Tan Chelsea boots – c/o Topshop, Cabot Circus / Green bowler hat – H&M / Satchel – c/o Dr Martens / Paisley scarf – vintage