what I wore:
River Island shift dress (ASOS, no longer available)// Fiorelli necklace (here)//
The frustrating part is that we spent the afternoon at a delightfully pretty hotel named Howfield Manor, followed by coffee in Canterbury (my favourite city, as I've mentioned around a thousand times already), so we were certainly not short of beautiful locations. Quite why I then decided the station carpark was the best location for an impromptu shoot I don't know, but that is what we got so that is what I will work with here!
I've quite literally spent the last couple of weeks trawling the ASOS sale every lunchbreak and found a couple of gems I'll share over the next few weeks - I'm wearing two of them here! River Island isn't my first stop when shopping on the high street but I'm falling more and more in love with their stock every week.
This dress is such a cheerful bright colour - when I tried it on Jon said it was very "me" so naturally I had to keep it! It's a lovely soft heavy fabric and sits quite nicely, although I feel like it's a tad more flattering in real life than in these photographs. As it was such a gloomy morning when we set out for Kent, I decided to keep things bright with my trusty flower necklace teamed with pink cheeks and lips. I'll concede it's a lot of pink but sometimes I just need to drape myself in my favourite colour to help cheer things up! I've recently dyed my hair darker again and I feel like it contrasts quite nicely against bright colours.
The bag is also a River Island purchase, I really like the little padlock as it reminds me of my Chloe Paddington, and despite being a rather modest size it holds a remarkable number of items - I can fit my camera in quite easily, alongside an umbrella (a necessity) and all my usual make-up paraphernalia, what more can a girl want?
Speaking of make-up, since colouring my hair I've really been leaning more towards colourful cheeks and lips to try and render my face a little less ghostly. I've been reaching for Lickable by MAC on an almost daily basis as it's the perfect pink - I'm plotting a bit of a MAC collection post in the near future so I'll save proper swatches for then!
Wishing you all a fab Wednesday,