Saturday, 25 January 2014

and the background's fading out of focus



Happy Saturday! I hope you are all having a good weekend. Mine started off with a lovely parcel from Brag Vintage containing a gorgeous new checkered jacket, which obviously I had to wear straight away. I also finished a shirt in my sewing class (I will post about it soon) and had my eyes tested...which confirmed my suspicion that while I have near perfect vision in one eye, the other can barely see two metres in front of my face. Oh, the joy of short-sightedness. It does, however, give me all the more reason to expand my collection of granny-esque vintage glasses frames, which I see as no bad thing.

























I ended up going for a wander around Brick Lane after lunch and wore my jumper from Clothes Show, shorts and shoes from Rokit, tights from H&M,  and socks from Banana Republic. I am absolutely obsessed with checks and tartan at the moment, and so felt it made sense to wear a mash of the prints all at once.  My jacket is from Brag Vintage, an online vintage clothing store founded in Sheffield. It offers a variety of carefully sourced and handpicked items, ranging from Levi jackets and shorts to light knitwear and accessories, and I can vouch for their speedy delivery - it took only two days for this beauty to arrive on my doorstep. Prices are incredibly reasonable, and I still can't get over the sheer amount of stock - if you want a good choice of unique denim jackets and shorts, this is the store for you.



























I absolutely love Brick Lane. It's been a regular haunt of mine since my cousin-in-law introduced me to it when I was fourteen. The clashing cultures and history of the area fascinates me, and I love the regularly changing markets and pop up events that take place just across the road in Spitalfields. There are obviously amazing restaurants like Poppie's fish and chips, a whole host of independant coffee shops, and a tonne of crazy vintage and secondhand stores. There seems to be something going on every time I visit; street performances and concerts, street-art demonstrations, protests and board games being played in the middle of the road. It's a hub of creativity, and despite my every effort I just can't seem to tire of the place.














 Also, you may have noticed my blog has had a bit of a makeover...I finally got the theme sorted out, and although I intend to work on it a little more and finish off a few bits, I think it definitely looks tidier. The theme is made by Sweet Lemon Grey designs on Etsy, and I couldn't recommend them more.
What do you think?

ellie xo

30 comments:

  1. The jacket is amazing!! :D I must visit Brick Lane next time I'm in London, it sounds like such a cool place! :)

    www.technicolourdreamer.blogspot.ie

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  2. I love your new theme/template! Also this jacket is so beautiful eurgh. I wish I lived closer to brick lane, it looks amazing! xoxo

    thisisfrom-matilda.blogspot.co.uk

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  3. Love the new layout and your jacket! I've only been to brick lane once, when it was pouring with rain and I was super paranoid so I don't think I got the full experience, is it worth another shot? xo

    http://www.lexilikes.com/

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    1. Thankyou! And yes it is...go on a Sunday as that's when it's the best x

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  4. love these photos!

    xxBianca
    www.xoxololita.com

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  5. I love your new theme. It looks really clean and simple. If I ever go to London, I think I might visit Brick Lane because it just looks so cool. Your outfit is really lovely, where'd you get your jacket from?

    kanyinsola // velveteenstyle.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks and it's from brag vintage (it says in the post)

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  6. Your new theme is great - really minimalist and easy-going. If I do ever get to go to London, I hope I can visit all the cool places you hang around.
    x
    Khenzo
    www.glitterdaiquiri.com

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    1. thanks! hope you do come down here sometime!

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  7. It's an absolute dream of mine to go to Brick Lane! As always, I love your clothes and the new theme is lovely c:

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  8. Your outfit looks so cute and that jacket is divine <3 so jealous you live in London!! x

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  9. Oooh I love the jacket! I've surprisingly never been to Brick lane!
    Blog of Bits and Bobs.co.uk
    xoxo

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    1. thanks! you should totally go, it's amazing!

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  10. these photos are amazing! i'd love to go to brick lane one day. by the way, where are the shorts from?! I love them!

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  11. love the jacket! so so jealous xx

    Ruby
    rubys-eyes.blogspot.com

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  12. Stunning photos, thx for sharing. Your jacket is divine!!! Love it. Love the complete look on you. Would you like to follow each other on GFC? Please let me know on my blog so I can follow back. Thank you.
    xox
    Lenya
    FashionDreams&Lifestyle

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  13. I really love the outfit <3 and you rock granny glasses like nobody else so maybe that's the silver lining to short-sightedness

    http://secret-hipster.blogspot.com.au/

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  14. I love your new theme, and your outfit is perf as always <3

    cultkid.blogspot.com

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  15. I think everybody who's visited Brick Lane has fallen in love with it...At least for me there was no other option! Blitz, Rokit, everything <3 I could absolutely buy every single thing there. Got to love it.
    And got to say this also, you're beautiful and your style is supercool! :)

    -Oona, Finland-

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