Fresh from a Glastonbury performance yesterday I bring you Jack Garratt.
He wrote his first track at 13 and it earned him a place in the GB finals of Junior Eurovision. I’m sure that embarrasses the hell out of him now but it’s a pretty impressive start. He now plays a multitude of instruments including guitars and trombone, again pretty impressive.
I found him via Annie Mac, he seems to be one of the BBC introducing’s sweethearts – I can see why. I actually wanted to share his most recent track Weathered but I can’t find it anywhere, not even on his sound cloud.
This one is just as good. I love the dance break, which is a pleasant surprise to the indie handclap first verse. His earlier tracks have a hint of r’n’b beats so he seems to be far from a one trick pony. I
I’m kinda in love with him.
I think that little sceptical face says it all, glamorous? Maybe more glamorless. I don’t doubt the lives of the big fashion bloggers are pretty glamorous, but I know they worked damn hard to get there.
For the rest of us it’s not the glamour that spurs us on by put the sheer love of it. Whether is the hours spent fighting with code to get those buttons to work or the multitude of clothes disguarded on the floor in the search of a blog worthy outfit, glamorous is not the word that springs to mind.
Perhaps the least glamorous is the photo shoots. As if finding a good locations and ignoring the gawking passersbys isn’t hard enough, you can add in some of these too:
When the sun and wind conspire against you
When you get hypnotised by flowers, original post here
When you try to get a jump shot and they all look like this, original post here
When you almost have a Marilyn moment, original post here
When you look drunk, original post here
When you look like an extra from The Walking Dead, original post here
When all the puppy wants to do is play, original post here
Girls just wanna have fun, right?
Who says workwear needs to be boring? Works boring enough by itself most of the time. I’ve been trying to brighten my workwear and steer away from black for a while now. Last week I had an ephiany, why have I been separating my work and non work wardrobes all this time? Funny what falling behind on your washing can do.
These little Primark beauties have been languishing in my wardrobe forgo long. So silver T bars and paisley print for work it is. Well it is friday.
Shirt – Primark
Trousers – Zara
Heels – Primark
Clutch – Accessorize
Necklace – Etsy
Girls Just Wanna Have Fun – Cyndi Lauper
We are apparently in summer, no one seems to have told Glasgow though. It does call for some summer nail art though and with Wimbledon just round the corner I figured strawberries were the perfect choice.
I didn’t want to go overboard to kept my strawberry design to one nail with little polka dots gracing the others. The strawberry design is quite simple. You paint the red first then add some green triangles at the top and some little white, or yellow if you prefer, dots for the seeds.
Strawberry Fields Forever – The Beatles
Oh Mr Bridges what can I say, that voice it just makes me melt. I had intended to share this track a few weeks ago when I saw him on Jools Holland and was lulled into sweet dreams after a stressful week. You know me though always was going to, never I have. He’s absolutely everywhere now so figured I best share this before I really am last to the party.
As much as I love modern r’n’b you just can’t beat a bit of smooth sixties soul. I put this down to a childhood soundtrack of the likes Otis Redding and Sam Cooke, thanks mum. With the departing of Ms Winehouse there’s been a space in my iTunes for some new modern soul, Alabama Shakes Go someway to filling but I anticipate Leon Bridges’ debute album with fill that gap entirely.
This track has already racked up over a million You Tube views. It’s like a long lost standard and I think that’s why I love it. There’s no attempt to bring the sound up to date with fancy production or editing. It’s an old fashioned love song and there’s not enough of those around now.
The album Coming Home is downloading as we speak, will save me from a depressing Monday afternoon in the office.
I have a bit of a love affair with my city. Glasgow such a beautiful place, whether it be stunning architecture like this or all our dear green spaces. I can be so busy that I don’t even notice my surroundings anymore, but every now and then I stop and look up or around and notice something special I’ve never seen before; like a spiral staircase through a window or a turret at the top of a building.
This time of night is a favourite of mine. In the summer when it light at 9pm it’s kinda magical to wander around a busy city which is all of a sudden still. That golden hour is perfect for photos too, although not so great when the wind starts to pick up. As much as I love my little DIY full skirt it is not designed for a windy night. This little green combo was perfect for the still warm afternoon we had though.
I’m just hoping for more chances for bare legs this weekend, I’m not holding my breath.
Skirt – DIY
Shirt – Zara
Clutch – DIY
Heels – Primark
Necklace – Etsy
In the Still of the Night – Fred Parris and The Satins
It’s been a full two weeks since my last outfit post, where have I been? Well, life has been pretty busy, standard blogger excuse I know. And, my photographer has been ill. A new one and genuine one. Not a dog ate my homework kinda excuse though, if my photos were printed I’m sure Seb would give them at least a little taste.
My photographer is my sister, you can find her here, she has a few health difficulties so isn’t always up for an outfit photoshoot. I had a pretty tough week myself with some bad news and two funerals. Needless to say we both could both do with some brightening up.
It’s funny how things like this can focus your mind on what’s important. It’s easy to succumb to sadness and wrap yourself up in the darkness. But I know the friend I said goodbye to would be deeply disappointed in me if I did. Same for my sister, who’s in pain almost all the time but it doesn’t stop her getting on and living her life. At the end of the day that’s what we’re here for, to live.
So, I put on a nice bright top for work on Friday, added zips for fun. The sun shown brightly in Glasgow and I made some plans with my sister. We took some photos before indulging in a few cocktails and a movie. Simple but fun, and exactly what was needed.
Top – Primark
Jacket – Primark
Trousers – Mango
Heels – Dune (old)
Sunglasses – Chanel
Watch – Armani
Bracelets – DIY here
It’s My Life – Bon Jovi