We'll start with my vintage faux bang hair style from the weekend. A few of you have asked for a tutorial and I actually have a pretty old one, from way back when – when I had black hair in fact – on my poor, neglected youtube channel, which is linked somewhere there on the left. I will, I will do some more videos, I just need to conquer The Fear first. I'm working on it. On the right we have that blue floral vintage dress and one of my summer favourites, the peachy stripy one, hanging to dry out of the harsh rays of the sun. Another, new summer favourite, my blue hydrangea dress. This is when I was wearing it, on two separate occasions. One for a good day in the city, the other when I took photos (on my iPhone! So glad to have good cameras again) of my summer makeup. This is said hydrangea dress, at home above my sofa. I like how we have two golden suns here, the one on the right from my savoury granola a few weeks ago, which I thought looked nice contrasting with the rusts and blues of my vintage skirt. A few new homey nesty things. I like the strong bright blue of the tin (from Holland) and the plant pot, a colour I wasn't too keen on for a while but have found a soft spot for again. I've always been drawn more towards the yellow-blues, especially if there is a touch of murk, like with these vases and the stool in the study. I love how blue looks with reds, pinks and oranges. Here are my collar nails (from a few posts back) against my 1950's frothy dress (which I will post about properly soon) and the bright pink tail of my tea thingy against a too-small blue cup. I like great big mugs of tea – in fact, I'd like something heading towards a tankard! And finally, here I am from last Friday, when I popped into the city and was treated to tea (in dainty but decent sized cups) and cake, wearing another summer favourite, my blue and green vintage dress – more on this day soon. Follow me, I'm @laneway_esme – see you there!
Wednesday, 30 January 2013
blue blue and blue, and yellow-blue too
I've been on something of a bender for all things blue – a bluender, perhaps – and I realised it has been showing up in various ways, including on my Instagram. I thought I'd share what I've been up to lately in terms of all things blue. Actually, no, not all blue, I've had a fantastic few weeks so my mood is far from blue!