the ancient empty street's too dead for dreaming

Monday, 22 April 2013

 
Hello all you lovely people. How's your week going?! I've actually been productive, and my Journal (which I got from Venice and is gorgeous and is the colour of Bowie's Ziggy Stardust hair) is actually starting to look good...all it needs is a little glitter here and there and it'll be ready to show you guys.
I've been feeling loads of dreamy, flower-y, spring-y vibes, so felt it would be the right time to post this outfit which I wore to visit the Boboli gardens in Florence. I got the trousers for £10 in Rokit, and they are the comfiest things ever (apart from my dungarees) I love them to bits, but they're kinda hard to wear with anything other than platforms or wedges and a crop top (otherwise they end up looking a little like pyjama bottoms).
 
 
 
Florence is such a gorgeous place, with loads of high end and designer stores, nice restaurants, gorgeous ice cream parlours (hazelnut is the best ice cream, hands down) and then amazing historical architecture, and loads of famous artwork in either the Uffizi or the Accademia. I visited both galleries and saw DaVinci's 'David' (which was stunning. and a little bit terrifying that one person actually made that) and one of my all time favourite paintings ever: 'The Birth of Venus' by Botticelli.
 
 
I love art galleries...I don't know, they're just so peaceful. I especially like them now I'm studying art, because I feel like I have a good reason to spend half my time there.
 
 
 
I'm wearing a polo neck crop from american apparel, vintage cardigan from Blitz, vintage patterned trousers from Rokit, shoes from Office, sunglasses from Camden, gold necklace from somewhere and my mum's old duffle bag. I used a velvet scrunchie from urban outfitters in my hair.
 
 
 
(above: both unknown, from tumblr)
 
 
 
 
(favourite Rookie shoots...this one, this one, and this one.)
 
Sort of went off on a little pastel/springtime tangent there, but God I just love those shoots and all the colours and the sun...we had one day of sun on saturday and it was perfect; I spent the day in the garden playing guitar and collaging. I definitely need it to start getting warmer so I can put my winter stuff away and do that kind of thing more often.
 
ellie xo

22 comments:

  1. Ziggy Stardust, spring flowers, the beautiful Firenze and The Virgin Suicides. What a perfect post! xx

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    1. Thankyou! I just had to sneak a little Ziggy in there somewhere! :') xx

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  2. omg you're gorgeous! :) loove all the inspiration too... such great style! :)
    xxx
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  3. love the outfit! great post :D xx

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  4. Beautiful, love the outfit so much! :)

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  5. Love those pants. I just picked up a pair with that pj feel too.

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    1. Thankyou :) and I know,..pyjama pants are just great right?!x

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  6. you are able to hypnotize me

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    1. YOU hypnotize me! I love your blog...thankyou so much for reading mine! <3 x

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  7. oh my god, your red hair is awesome. I always get this kind of proud feeling when I see other redheads, it's kind of like this secret bond you share with randoms. Ahhhh, you went to Italy, sooo lucky. I also really like your shoes.
    Carla

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    1. thankyou so much! same I love meeting other redheads, I always feel like we're kind of related aha!! <3 xx

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  8. Wow, you look perfect! I really love your outfit! (:
    Cute blog, dear!

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    1. Thankyou so much, really means a lot ! Xx

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  9. Love your blog and this post, followed you btw. hope you can follow back and check out my new post at http://herderigueur.blogspot.com/2013/04/pastel.html

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    1. Thankyou :) love your blog too, followed x

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