27 Jul 2012

The Song Of Purple Summer

On Wednesday we went along to a Lavender farm in Kent. Lavender fields are very rare; I'd never been to one before and I fell in love with it...it was simply stunning.

If I am being honest it has never really been a favourite scent of mine, my younger sister Elizabeth used to collect Lavender when we were kids. I say collect, I mean she was obsessed with it...lavender pillows, lavender-scented beads, lavender perfume, lavender soaps, lavender lip balm.... you name it she had it and our bedroom we shared stunk of the stuff for years ha ha!



Photography by Rex Charles

These two photos were taken by a photographer who happened to be there photographing the fields and  kindly asked to take my photo. We stayed in touch and he sent them to me. Thanks Rex! 

Rex Charles

Today's post title was inspired by the musical 'Spring Awakening', one of my favourite musicals. The music isn't your typical run-of-the-mill musical. It's rocky, edgy yet beautiful and moving and til this very day remains a soundtrack I listen to regularly. If you fancy listening to something new and refreshing give it a listen and you won't be disappointed.




The maxi dress I am wearing is one of those dresses that looks pretty ordinary on the hanger but comes to life when you put it on.  I found this at the bottom of the bargain bin at 'Traffic People' and it cost me nothing! I bought another dress for a couple of pounds so this dress was the freebie! The colours aren't usually ones I naturally gravitate towards but the cut of the skirt I fell in love with.


Complete with a yellow orchid hair-clip a few bangles keeping it very minimal.

I must admit the smell in the field was amazing....a lot fresher and cleaner. I was most impressed with their shop they had everything lavender-related you could think of....which included lavender salt rub for your meats?- who knew? 


If you're lucky enough to have a 'Traffic People' store near you they have some truly beautiful dresses in the summer season. 
Now I think about it, I own 4 Traffic People dresses and the designs are feminine, floaty and I love the colours and patterns on them. 
Their sales are immense (their full priced beauties can be a bit pricey!) and in particular their maxi dresses are the best as they don't cling to you like most.

Dress- Traffic People
Bag- Primark
Bangles- Accesorize

So remember to always trail through the bargain bin in stores guys and girls you never ever know what you might find! and when this maxi was full price it was originally £90! waa! that's insane and I got it for nothing. Boom! I do love a good bargain.


There is a recipe in my favourite 'The humming bird bakery' book for lavender cupcakes? 
Hmm....Might have to try it out....thoughts?


Enjoying the sunshine while it lasts! Happy Olympics day too! 
sweet cinnamon
x Rebecca x

24 Jul 2012

Riviera Life

picasion


The sunshine has finally made a much awaited presence in england! If you're reading this from a far away distant land as lots of you do! you will be sad to hear that us folks in England have been subjected to the wettest summer in HISTORY. 
Yes history, how depressing is that? and you know what? 


It has felt like a never ending season of clouds, rain and mediocre weather...but ALAS! the sun came out yesterday and granted us a day of sheer bliss.


Boob Tube- Matalan
Skirt- Forever 21
Belt- Camden Market
Clutch- Nine West
Pumps- Primark
Sunglasses- Topshop







Not one to let a day like this go to waste me and Jon 
ventured down to the nearest beach/seaside in Kent and we decided on Tankerton.
I'm not too sure if I have previously explained my affinity of the sea....
well....it makes me insanely happy like a child whenever I'm by one. 

picasion
                                                                 

Tankerton's beach is so lovely! and I now seriously want to purchase a beach hut when I get some serious money, lots of people were napping in them, or making tea or kicking back and reading outside them- how very quaint! 

Dream House

Instagram Round Up.







x Rebecca x




♫ ♪♫ Todays's title and lyrics are inspired by my favourite summer song by 
Caro Emerald- Riviera Life. ♫ ♪♫ 

20 Jul 2012

Just What The Dr Ordered

Gert Lush! (that's Bristolian talk for you!) I've gone back to my hometown of Bristol for a week to celebrate my mama's birthday, seen my friends....
one of whom has just announced she's expecting her first baby!!! very very exciting times!
I've eaten an absurd amount of food (lots of birthday cake!), taken my baby brothers on some adventures around Bristol, baked cookies, been to the cinema and gone on lots of walks.

Shirt- Dr Martens
Glasses- Primark
Necklace- Charity Shop


Completely in love with this Dr Martens Utility Shirt dress I borrowed off my sister Amber for the day. Which is actually on sale right now on their website click Here.

Above is the model Agyness Dean wearing the blue version, She has recently been announced as the new face of Dr Martens launching her own collection in August you can read the article here. 
Already gaining lots of interest around the world she has designed the collection herself.

Image courtesy of Marie Thorsen 

On my wish list right now is a pair of Dr Martens. Maybe either a yellow or a red pair.....completely in love with this photo of Marie Thorsen's collection of Dr Martens.


shirt- Dr Martens
Shoes- Hello Kitty






Went for a walk and a beautiful flock of birds flew above my head
simply beautiful x

Dress- Topshop
Cardigan- Camden
Wellies- My Mamas x

and my too-cool-for-school baby brother Ren



we made cookies.....they went.....very quickly

In other recent news my head shots and promotional presenter shots have come back from the fabulous
Nicholas Dawkes. The only man I trust with my head-shots for Spotlight.
Professional, hilarious, fun and the results I am always pleased with, Not to mention the endless supply of cookies and tea he has on offer!
If you're looking for some new headshots or a new portfolio he's your man....
In fact my bestie Kayla has booked a photo-shoot with him which is in a months time.
 www.nicholasdawkesphotography.co.uk





In love with this chilli dress I got recently in the sale!


The following multi-line up is for my business card



My baby brothers having fun in the sun x

9 Jul 2012

Corn Fed Chicken


It's been a busy week! and I haven't really stopped to blog, but today after a much needed day off I got to. I absolutely love this chicken top that I bought a few weeks ago in camden. Team up with my old vintage cowboy boots seemed to work.






Was a lovely day out. Had a walk around Rochester and stopped in this little vintage tea shop. That sold vintage teacups and teapots. I had a coke float! whenever I see somewhere that sells them I have to get one! They are the yummiest drink ever!! oh and a slice of cake!
Coke Floats and cake



A trip to the cinema to see 'The Amazing Spiderman' which I was surprised at...honestly didn't quite understand why they have started them all over again...but it really worked and I thoroughly enjoyed it! As lots of you know I have been a major instagrammer forever! follow me: rebeccatantastic



My week away an instagram round up.


Baking cupcakes, eating huge breakfast, interviewing Tinchy Stryder,
and headshots with Nicholas Dawkes Photography.


x Rebecca x

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