12 July 2008

Cloudy Days





I quite enjoy dark and cloudy days, especially on the weekend, it means I can snuggle up indoors. Although admittedly I would rather have some sunshine at the moment, however that is the British summer for you. Today I have just been hobbling to the supermarket and back in order to stock up on a few things, namely teabags, biscuits and mixed sweets (well I can't have a cosy day without some essentials can I?).

Due to the unpredictability of the weather I was drawn to natural fabrics, good for both warm and cold weather due to their breathability, yet also insulating natures. Given that, I am wearing a cotton t-shirt, cotton sweater, linen scarf and linen trousers. The boots are a personal favourite of mine, fusing that smart brogues (wingtips for you Americans) look with a more casual style, given the more sports sole of the shoe. Oh and I actually tried to make my hair look reasonable smart today. And I have been thinking that I may need to get a tripod or find somewhere new to take photographs, I'm not too partial to the split look photographs.

Special thanks to The Steel Closet for featuring my Shemagh article in their post!

*EDIT* Many thanks to the wonderful and stylish Fashion Dreamer of Fashion Daydreams for linking me in her post! Apparently we both look pretty in pink on our lazy days :) (check my Duvet Day)

Currently playing: The Mixed Tape - Jack's Mannequin

xxxx

31 comments:

  1. Wow, I love those shoes. I'd love to wear it, in spite of this I'm not a boy:) I went trough your blog and I find your style really good!

    Hugs from Poland!

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  2. Loving your workin darlin, love the mixture of textures. I'm having a similar day, weather's totally grim. been meaning to snap some pics but im afraid im not as stylish as u when im stuck at home!

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  3. i really like seeing ur style london boy! the weather's the same here.. i thought its gonna rain whatever, good thing it didnt :)

    btw.. i like ur hair.. it looks so soft while mine looks crappy *pft* .. i know ur a guy and all, but do u put / do something with it? to make it look softy curly? :P

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  4. ahhh, you made me shame myself and take pics of what im wearing right now! comfort comes over style when u gotta spend ur days chasing a mischieveous rabbit! I mentioned you in my post, I hope u don't mind!

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  5. I love a man in a nice heather grey v-neck sweater!

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  6. awww thanks!! I think I need to get out of Sunday mode and into some decent clothes now...

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  7. I'm especially loving your blog these days because of your cold-weather outfits you've been presenting! Like England, San Francisco is cold and foggy in the summer (and year-round!)

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  8. Can I borrow those boots, puhlease? Dang, you look incredible. Wonderful gloomy-day wear, bb.

    So, I read your "The Revolution of Fashion" post and it got me thinking about the clothing trends along with writing styles of the British Romantic period, included in the times of the American Revolution/Enlightenment. The transition between Romanticism, Victorian and Enlightenment was such a bit of a leap and as the writing style changed - so did the clothing.

    God, sorry I'm writing a novel. Let's go to tea and discuss? :)

    Thank you for the sweet comment, love. I hope you're well and I'll get more polaroids up soon!

    xo

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  9. You have awesome style! Love the scarf and the way how you put your pants in your boots! xx

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  10. I hear ya on the weather front! Those boots are DIVINE!! Swoon :)

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  11. Fantastic shoes! Unpredictable weather is a nuisance, but there is something very comforting in dark and cloudy days.
    Thanks for your comment! I do really appreciate all the wonderful thrift and vintage shops in my area, I've lived places where there weren't so many, but it did take me awhile to find them all.

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  12. those boots are wonderful, Wild West meets smart city banker in brogues, what a fierce little combination! they're so good, I'd love a pair myself! definitely right for the weather we've been suffering at the moment, which is just hideous! disgusting and changeable and impossible to dress for you, but you do miraculously well.

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  13. Those shoes are amazing!!!!!
    jealousjealousjealousjealousjealous
    XDD

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  14. those shoes are so raddd man, i really want them, brilliant!

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  15. those shoes are rockin...you really have a unique style..I love it....

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  16. awesome shoes!!!! I so need to buy a tripod too!! i've been using my dad's grill as my psued-tripod/camera holder when I take pictures. haha.

    I seriously laughed out loud at your yakuza boss comment!!!

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  17. hah,got a few of naruto'mark on your wall.
    and a ninja in green color shirt.
    that's cool.

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  18. Love the outfit.. and the detailing on your brogues is exquisite.P.S. thank you so much for tagging me :)

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  19. The outfit looks good! cosy sunday outfit:)
    x

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  20. Those shoe are to die for! Love them!

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  21. love love LOVE your boots!

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  22. Those boots are just amazing! I lvoe them. So are your linen trousers. I love dark cloudy days where it is about to rain, but it haven't. The feeling is awesome.

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  23. It's impossible not to love your shoes and...well the whole outfit.
    You look stunning. :)

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  24. cool shoes. like the scarf very much too.

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  25. u have amazing hair.

    and i covet those boots!!

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  26. Those boots are dope....and your hair is rather glorious! :)

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  27. those boots are the best ever, wow! cute simple outfit :)

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