As British summer time draws to a close (usually signaled by the start of GBBO), it only seems fitting to share one last splash of colour and reflect on what has been a nonstop and memorable summer. This one's been a contrast to the usual festival frolics, lingering aroma's of BBQ, and copious amount of Pimms. Instead, it's been a little less carefree, and a bit more 'adulting,' with the goal of moving into the new house by Autumn set, renovations have been at the forefront of our minds, and any given opportunity has been invested in the new house. At the time, all those Sunday's spent demolishing half a house only to rebuild felt like they would never end, but it's now starting to feel like a distant memory, the hard work is paying off, and the end is nigh!
Between pretending to be Kevin McCloud (or maybe more George Clark?), working full time and the house I've consciously devoted more time creating content for the blog/Instagram and connecting with other creatives. A lot of what the blogging community does is built on relationships and surrounding yourself with like-minded people; summer brought with it several amazing trips to do exactly that. My mind was opened (and pleasantly surprised) on a vegan jaunt to Stockholm with Maria Nila, Sarah, Niomi and Venetia. I discovered new brands and some amazing spaces (props if you clock the George Clark reference) during Oslo Runway, a city to keep your eye on, and Visit Manchester generously invited an ace bunch of creatives to celebrate all things Manchester where I had the pleasure of meeting sartorially gifted Jordan and the talented Mat for the first, and certainly not the last time.
This tomato red number from COS (no surprise there) has certainly been my wild card purchase of the summer, typically a stranger to a bolder colour I've been curiously drawn to minimal silhouettes in primary colours in a bid to keep my paired down style fresh this summer. Despite Autumn's official start date looming we all know an 'Indian summer' is waiting for us right around the corner so here's to more wear out of this new summer favourite.
Photography by Jordan Bunker