Hey there, hope all of you have enjoyed your summer! I’ve been feeling a bit jealous at all those seaside photos on instagram and wherever while stuck in the city and I’m beginning to get really excited because summer is finally almost over. What can I say? I’m not a big fan of summer.
For the past few months I’ve been in a 60s kick more than usual. I am at the moment enjoying the records of The Lovin’ Spoonful at all times and reading memoirs of people like Frank Zappa (♥), Howard Kaylan (from The Turtles) and Stu Phillips (this one wasn’t very good though). So while doing this, summer has come and gone and I haven’t been shopping at all due to the heat, mixed with boring clothes on the shops and my budget. I have however gotten hold of this great pair of vintage deadstock jeans from the 1960s.
As you all must know if you’ve looked at this blog for a while I don’t wear trousers a lot, they aren’t a good match for wide hips and chubby thighs and make me feel really uncomfortable. I only own a pair of jeans and I hate them anyway. This jeans however make me feel awesome and I’ve been wearing them everywhere for the past week, I had to alter them a bit but they fit like an incredibly-high-waisted dream now (as much as trousers can on me, at least). Pair them with vintage loafers, a thrifted tropical shirt and I feel like an extra on That Thing You Do! My new leopard print frames don’t hurt the feeling either. I can’t wait for the weather to finally cool down a bit so I can mix and match with my favourite jumpers and saddle shoes.
Aside from gazing longingly at photos of young John Sebastian on tumblr, I have been keeping busy working all day and drawing art for a videogame at home. I’ve also found the time to get stuffed with tea and carbs of all kinds, that’s what summer is for if you don’t get to go to some idyllic location, right?
Two of my favourite recent finds are Nata, a portuguese bakery serving pastéis de Belém, and Usagi a japanese cafe and bakery where I get my matcha latte fix.