For a very long time now I’ve been thinking that in my ideal world I would have a fly-on-the-wall photographer following me around capturing the best and most spontaneous moments in my life (plus awesome outfits). Then I could look back on them in years to come, share with family and friends like “oh yeah! Remember that time I/we… <insert hilarious anecdote here> I wonder where that skirt is now and if it still fits?” *hardy har har*
This weekend was one of those instances where the personal paparazzi thought weighed heavy on my mind because frankly, I was having a nice time and really liked what I was wearing. Also, I wanted to blog about it but I hate having to stop proceedings to ask someone to take a picture of me.
It’s not even that I dislike it, more that I find it embarrassing as I get awkward in front of cameras, not to mention the fact that genuine enjoyment suddenly becomes posed fun in order to capture a ‘perfect looking’ moment to share on social media. With me, I find candid shots are best (unless my friend Ahua Photography is involved but sadly she has emigrated *sheds tear and pours liquor*)
Sporadic thought sharing / rant over, after a delightful lunch and catch up in Soho with a friend I hadn’t seen in almost 9 years, I attempted to take some pictures of myself *gasp* as I took my camera with me. Let me just say, that the art of taking your own photographs is super hard so I tip my hat to all you style bloggers who manage it so effortlessly. But hey… at least I’m trying.
I was feeling a little blue when I woke up; figuratively and literally – hence the colour palette.
I got this skirt from the mother of all thrifting expeditions a couple of weeks ago – everything was £1! Yes… £1! (but more about that in another post) They had an ‘everything for £5’ shop next door and this is where I procured this amazing navy pleated midi skirt!
The movement brings me so much joy and the overall quality is so impressive. It was definitely worth all 500 pennies that I paid (although it is dryclean only so that may rack up eventually but I’m still happy). The best thing is, I’m unlikely to see another person wearing it! (perks of thrifting eh) Winning!
I paired it with one of my favourite tops (another random bargain I got in a sale a few years ago). I love the laser cut pattern which is mostly hidden given that I tucked it in but you could just see a bit peeping out at the top (usually when I want to highlight the detailing I wear a white vest underneath but it was hot for once).
I will wait for your smile to return
between warm memories,
green tea and acrid loneliness
I will wait.
Sense struggling to stay afloat
let me settle the angry blue sea
in my chest.
I will not cry anymore storms
for you are no lighthouse,
but I will wait.
©Assumpta Ozua 2015