Tuesday evening was a rare and magical evening where I finished work early enough to catch the sunset with Jonathan. It's been a while since Jon's been able to photograph for my blog, it's a novelty nowadays and I seriously appreciate whenever he does. As much as I love Miranda (the tripod) I think something magical happens when someone you love takes them and you can seriously tell the difference I think in my expressions. Does that sound lame? He makes me laugh and makes fun of me throughout. "Yeah babe that last one your eyes were closed" "Yeah that's boring do another pose" "You're a tiger! You're a Lemur! you're an animal!" ha ha! Seriously it's hilarious that's usually the running commentary during a shoot between us as a couple.
So we jumped a fence and trespassed onto the most beautiful corn field overlooking the glorious amber sunset. The weather that day was overcast with patches of showers and for the first time in a very long time I didn't have a clue what to wear. I came across this 'Lucky Brand' skirt I've had for over 8 years in the attic and decided to show it the light of day once again. Instantly after putting it back on I remembered why it's one I've kept after all this time. It skims even the most bootylicious curves and flows out to a generous waterfall cut, swishing away when you walk; very gypsy-esque.
I was channelling a boho-chick this day, complete with a floppy hat and prayer beads (one of my beautiful Birthday presents from my bestie Kayla!).
|Hat- Soho Hat Shop|
Tube Top- Dorothy Perkins
Skirt- Lucky Brand
Necklace- Gift from Kayla
Earrings- Forever 21
Whether it be in my hair, around my skirt or bag I believe that a decent scarf is a worthy investment that every girl should have within her accessories collection. I often leave a scarf in my bag permanently as a back up in the cooler summer days. You don't have commit yourself to a scarf as it doesn't weigh your bag down like a cardigan, when you're abroad on holiday it's far more chic to have a scarf draped on those sun kissed shoulders in the evening and generally a contemporary pattern is mandatory.
'Layla' immediately sang to me. You can see why- soft pink roses, silver trinkets and a powder blue polka-dot background- a perfect display of sheer elegance and romance. Exquisitely packaged all the way through, I honestly felt like it was my birthday morning when it arrived! Her scarves are made of the finest compositions 70% wool and 30% silk which creates the softest and most luxurious finish to the touch.
This scarf I decided would be a versatile colour and pattern as I could see myself styling it in summer as a shawl, head-scarf and bag scarf and in winter it would naturally be be permanently attached around my neck with it's beautiful graphic print on full display.
Saima Majid has very kindly offered to all readers of 'The Cinnamon Slipper' a 10% discount on all the full priced scarves simply enter SMSS13 to receive this offer. 'Valentina' is also a favourite of mine in her collection which is currently on sale. Definitely worth checking out ladies as before we know if Autumn is around the corner and you may want to start thinking what scarf you'll be sporting!