Because I have a lot to do at the moment, a lot of things are going to get condensed into this post. I hope you're ready.
1. I'm really fascinated by the way the elderly dress. Quite often I find myself staring at an old lady's outfit on the bus and thinking "Could I wear that?". Of course, more often than not they are wearing really cool outfits without realizing how they would appear if they were 25, wearing headphones, and had a bit of an attitude about them. For example, this morning I saw an old woman walking down the Uxbridge Road wearing a pink baseball cap, blue jacket, purple peg leg trousers and yellow plimsolls. All in the most perfect pastel shades. I wish I could have taken a photo, but the fact remains that, in Shoreditch, the other side of London, this probably would have been considered a great outfit for a stroll down Brick Lane. So... old ladies are my new style inspiration - I'll know I've gone too far when I'm tying scarves under my chin!
2. I cleared out my entire wardrobe yesterday, inspired by my lack of internet (bloody Belkin routers and Virgin Media, bane of my life, FACT), an old episode of Gok's Fashion Fix, and my sister's assurance that she would be doing the same. We had a great old time laughing at some of the ridiculous things we'd bought - WHY oh WHY did I think I would ever wear a pair of combat-style tweedy khaki trousers? With turquoise stones for buttons? This means, although I'm not quite living up to Gok's capsule "24 piece" wardrobe, I am totally ready for a new season of buys that will LAST. It's weird, although I'm quite liberal about what I'll let into my wardrobe and into my outfits, once I'm done with something I just despise it - I'm sure that's the way it is with everyone, right?
3. I am leaving for Florence on Monday (missing Carnival but what can you do?) and then travelling to Berlin, Prague, Vienna and Budapest (and maybe Bratislava if we get the chance). I am VERY excited about returning to Berlin, as it's my favourite city in the whole world and I did NOT get enough time to do all the vintage shopping I wanted when I was there before. It was also the city that prompted my very first post on this blog! (proud moment for me because I never keep things going this long) So, i'm preparing for some Euro-style with
Stil in Berlin
//Photo from Stil in Berlin//
Made on Street (Prague)
//Photo from Made on Street//
To Vie (Vienna)
//Photo from To Vie//
So I know Berlin is incredible for Flea markets and vintage shops, and apparently Vienna has great charity with everything for about 20p, but what about Budapest and Prague? Anyone got any top tips? What about Florence? I'm hoping for some full on glossy Italian style, but it'll probably just be touristville...
But anyway there's my excuse for not posting for a few weeks, not that I'm even post-happy enough for anyone to miss it I suppose!