Lately my days off and free time have been a bit of a rarity. I'm working all sorts of crazy hours and therefore when a day off does show its face I can't help but feel completely torn in knowing how to make the most of it!
Do I rest my weary bones (and my incredibly sore feet!) and have a long lie in, followed by a nap, a sandwich and a snooze? Or do I run around this beautiful city with a crazed determination to see and experience as much as possible?
I tend to settle somewhere in between the two.
These photos were taken on a beautiful sunny day, which I spent with my dear friend Sam, and later once she'd finished work, my flat mate Becca.
I'm wearing my new favourite trousers from Beyond Retro - they fit like a dream! Nipped in waist, and cropped at ankle length - not bad for £8 eh?! They also have a crazy 80's woven pattern in them too which I love!
My illustrated t-shirt is really old and comfortable! I bought it years ago at Camden market and at some point I chopped the sleeves off a little too low (hence wearing with a t-shirt underneath!)
I love John and Yoko and this illustration certainly does that affection justice!
I'm also wearing one of my trusty H&M mustard cardigans, and dug out this old Topshop bag from the top of my wardrobe. It's really cute but a tad impractical!
Patent shoes and pasty legs...Perfect combination! I have absolutely zero interest in being tanned!
It would be worth interjecting at this point, that my friend Sam is a ridiculously great photographer (you can see some of his work here or follow him on instagram) and has a cheeky habit of slyly snapping away when you're not really expecting it or paying attention! Some evidence of which is below!
Becca and I debating what sea food to purchase...Cockles? Prawns? Jellied Eels? (Certainly not!)
Getting stuck in with our choices! I opted for king prawns and Becca went for crayfish tails...Tasty stuff!
Engrossed in conversation and looking embarrassingly similar on Brighton beach...
It was then of course time to turn the tables! Here is Sam!
He's put up with me for ten years now, so clearly as well as being a talented photographer he also possesses the patience of a saint!
We have some exciting collaborations in the pipeline...isn't it great to be creative with friends?
I still have a heap of back-logged posts to get up on here! I also have exciting projects and ideas up my sleeve I can't wait to share with you all!
Hope you're all well!
Love Yours Truly, x
Ps. A huge thank you to Sam Luck for these lovely photos!