On Monday Matt and I took a little research trip to the Barbican where they're currently holding the exhibition 'Constructing Worlds';

   "Constructing Worlds brings together eighteen exceptional photographers from the 1930s to the present day who have changed the way we view architecture and perceive the world around us.

From the first skyscrapers in New York and decaying colonial structures in the Congo, to the glamorous suburban homes of post-war California, and the modern towers of Venezuela, we invite you on a global journey through 20th and 21st century architecture.

Featuring over 250 works, this exhibition highlights the power of photography to reveal hidden truths in our society."

I was surprised at how much I enjoyed the older works as opposed to the more modern photography; for me, the highlights were Stephen Shore's 70s work and I also really enjoyed the section about Thomas Struth who took some amazing architectural images in the 90s. I highly recommend checking it out if you're into photography and architecture, (it's on until 11th January). Also, what a perfectly fitting location for such an exhibition! The Barbican Centre resides right at the heart of the Barbican Estate, which is a fascinating, historical structure itself! Matt took a few snaps whilst we were there... we'd love to shoot there one day.    

After our Barbican adventure we walked to Haggertson through Shoreditch to pick up some samples. Sometimes it's so refreshing just to walk through London... I spend so much of my time on the tube underground and miss out on so many interesting things above! As it was quite a relaxed day I wore a loose t-shirt, a pair of old black jeans and my DMs. It actually wasn't quite cold enough for a jacket so I opted for a beanie and my gorgeous new cardigan from Warehouse* instead, which kept me warm enough. It's so soft and cosy, I can see it coming in handy this winter... if we ever have a winter that is! 


It's Buffalo Season!
Earrings from The Canny Canary. Buffalo Plaid Vest from TALBOTS.
When I was a little girl I always dreamed of moving to the city. I loved the idea of picturing myself among all the hustle and bustle wearing CHANEL from head to toe. When I would draw pictures I would draw cities. Mostly I would draw Boston or NYC. I never really thought much about moving out west even though I hear that LA is a great place to reinvent yourself every day if you want. Now that sounds kind of fun for someone who loves fashion!

In my 30's I was a little embarrassed to say that I had never moved outside the state of Maine. I started a family here in Maine and It wasn't a good time to pursue my dreams. I never thought I would be saying these next few lines. Now that I am 41 I am proud to say that I have lived in Maine all of my life and I intend to stay! There is just something about this way of life that keeps me motivated and strong. The long cold winters have turned me into a "survivor" which makes me feel oh so grateful for those days that are above 30 degrees. Now don't get me wrong. We have beautiful summers here in Maine. We all just complain that it doesn't last long enough.

But at least the weather in Maine gives us a reason to wear cute winter clothes, like this adorable Buffalo Plaid Vest from TALBOTS. I knew I had to have it when I saw it. This vest is so New England. I plan to wear it for years to come, because New England is where I plan to stay.

SHOP my look!

And I must mention that I am wearing vintage screw back earrings from The Canny Canary. A buffalo plaid vest and vintage screw back chandelier earrings. Some might say no, but I say opposites attract.....

White Shirt

Shirt - £14 H&M
Skirt - £8 H&M
Necklace - £10 Diamond Petal
Heels - Super old!
Bag - £12 Tesco

It has been a really relaxing Sunday for me, I went out to a wine bar last night, that always means the next day guaranteed I will be relaxing, I'm getting old!

I have been on the hunt for ages for the perfect white shirt, you would think that would be easy to find, but I found most shirts to be quite transparent and exposing my bra at work wouldn't go down to well!.  

I love the material of this shirt, the added pockets also give the shirt a cool and casual look for a more dressed down outfit.


Yesterday morning, after a delightful extra hour of sleep, I enjoyed a relaxing morning of tea, fruit and fiber and morning television. I know it's really naughty but normally when I'm working I end up missing breakfast, so on lazy days it's so nice to make time for the first meal of the day! One of my favourite breakfast treats is avocado on toast with scrambled eggs... yum!

After lunch Matt and I went for a walk in the park to recce for an upcoming shoot and then we did a bit of shopping.... we mostly bought boring stuff like light bulbs and I got a new hairdryer but it was fun all the same. I wrapped up in my favourite green coat, which I picked up at a charity shop years ago, and my favourite scarf, but it was still bloody freezing! Under my autumn layers I wore my new paisley sleeveless shirt* from Best Days Vintage, which is vintage Banana Republic, a Topshop cardigan, mid-rise black skinny jeans and DMs.      


I was also recently sent this adorable phone case by Iconemesis. Despite getting my 5S about 8 months ago I hadn't actually bothered putting a case on it until now... maybe I was just waiting for the right case to come along! This bunny is seriously stylish. 

Knee High Boots

Playsuit - Boohoo (old)
Boots - Ebay

Hey guys, I hate that I keep apologizing for my absence! When you do certain things for the first time you under estimate how much time and energy it will take from you.  Me and Lewis had our African Introduction two weeks ago, it was the best time of my life, I really don't know how the wedding will top it.  To our parents were officially married, that feels so weird to say!  Now I'm looking forward to the white wedding 100 times more!! What I loved the most was seeing all our family and friends in one room laughing and having such a blast.

I feel more at ease now and I promise I will be blogging a lot more often.  I feel like I stopped blogging in summer and now were slowly transitioning to winter..sigh.  I didn't get a chance to wear my favorite jumpsuit in summer, I thought it was to cold to wear it now, but add some knee high boots and voila!!


Leaf Top -  Persunmall
Trousers - £15 H&M
Clutch bag - £13 New Look
Heels - £45 River Island

I have leaves on my top and leaves on the ground, Autumn is here! The weather is actually ok, even though the sky is grey and we have occasional rain, its still warm (let me not jinx it!)

I love this statement leaf top,  I thought continuing with the black and white theme would make it pop.  I bought these trousers at the start of the year, was so upset when it wouldn't zip up, but happy now as it fits perfectly, meaning I lost a few pounds, yeah me!

Sea Green Is Not Just For Summer.........

 We typically think of  Sea Green as being a color that we might wear only during the summer. I think that is exactly why I love this Seed-Stitch Turtleneck Sweater from TALBOTS so much. It keeps me warm during the cold fall and winter months and reminds me of the warm ocean waters that I have barely had the chance to experience. Find yours by clicking HERE.

 Today I wore my boyfriend jeans and my Gold Metallic Elise Flats by Sperry to keep my look more casual, but I feel like I could dress this sweater up and wear it with a pencil skirt and a heel as well as with leggings and boots.

 SHOP my exact look!

I've been wearing headbands lately as I grow my hair out. Don't get me wrong. I have totally enjoyed having short hair. But you know me. I need to change it up once in a while. It's all part of the fun of fashion!

And last but certainly not least, I am wearing this Vintage Perfume Pendant from my online vintage jewelry boutique, The Canny Canary. Isn't it interesting? It holds a tiny cotton ball that you can saturate with your own signature fragrance. Great for people who don't necessarily love putting perfume on their skin, but they still like to smell pretty. There is only one of these vintage perfume pendants available at The Canny Canary! Be the first one to own it by clicking HERE.

Vintage Finds


I salute girls that execute vintage fashion.  Without trying to put anyone down, I think its very hard to pull off and few girls can do it, probably the most well known blogger who does this well and effortlessly is Karlas Kloset.  In saying that, I do love vintage pieces when I feel like I can fit it in with my own style.

I accidentally found a vintage store on ebay called One of My Kind Vintage, it blew me away, and for someone who's style is not vintage that's saying a lot.  Above are a few of my fave pieces, I have bought two that aren't on this list already.  The white short and crop top suit would of been mine only if summer wasn't over.

Hope you enjoy the store! I love sharing new finds with you guys. Happy Saturday x

It's Blanket Scarf Season!

Today was the coldest day of the fall season here in Maine. So what did my husband and I decide to do? Take a ride further north where it was even colder! Okay, so we don't really love the cold weather, but today was our 19th wedding anniversary and we wanted to celebrate by doing something out of the ordinary. So we took a drive into northern Maine. Millinocket to be exact. 

I had heard of River Drivers Restaurant from a couple of friends, so I suggested to my husband that we check it out! Plus it gave me a chance to sport this very pretty and very affordable blanket scarf that I purchased from CHOiES. Find yours by clicking HERE.

SHOP more of my favorite blanket scarves of the season!

I had the sniffles so I had the homemade vegetable soup and a grilled cheese sandwich made with roasted tomato & basil topped with sharp Gruyere cheddar and a tomato mayo spread. It was just what I needed.
The weather was a bit crazy today. First it looked like this.

Then it looked like this. That's snow falling in the distance by the way....

And then it looked like this.

And only 32 degrees!

Even though it was cold, today felt magical.
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