Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Necklace - thrifted, jumper - Style Showroom, bag - Melie Bianco, skirt - Lulu's, leggings - Forever 21, shoes - Topshop
Please excuse the absence of a Weekly Favorite post this week, as I spent a lovely weekend in the British countryside climbing the Malvern Hills, engaging in adventurous team-building activities, and chasing sheep. The soft, gentle wind there is such a contrast to that here in London... it's biting. Note to self: wearing an open-knit jumper in such weather is not advisable. Other than such effects, this jumper is a new favorite of mine. Burnt orange color? Yes. Crocheted lace pocket? Yes. I picked it up two weekends ago in a boutique called Style Showroom.
I scheduled an appointment at a nearby spa for tomorrow - I'm quite excited. For once, I'm able to justify paying for a massage, given that my back and shoulders are still sore from this past weekend, and my bed isn't remotely comfortable.
Despite such minor injuries, I've been led to reconsider whether I'm a "city person." I love London. It's a beautiful, culturally vibrant city filled with tons of entirely distinct neighborhoods. London makes me feel alive. However, this weekend exceeded my expectations, which I will admit were not very high initially. I fell in love with the rolling hills, the fresh air that caused my nose to run, the friendliness of people walking their dogs, the nonchalant sheep that grazed on majestic hills... In my mind, I felt more at home there than I do in London.
I wish I had photos to share of this beautiful, fantastic place - it inspired J.R.R. Tolkein's Lord of the Rings - but I had a lapse of judgement when I decided to leave my camera in London. I wish I could have captured such beautiful sights, but at the same time, sometimes it's nice to see things directly instead of through a camera lens...
I hope all is well.