I know I missed last weeks feature, soooooo… this week I have something extra special, especially for you!
‘Just one girl and a dude who make the original TOTALLY FLIPPIN’ AWESOME wood veneer + gemstone sunglasses…’
Seriously, if you want something unique to dress your peepers up with this Summer, you should definitely check them out! I might just be saving up my pennies to get myself a pair of these badboys…
Or maybe these, top, middle…
But I think really, my heart is set on these beauties! Le sigh…
You can find them instagrammin’ their hearts (shaped glasses) out over here, head on over and show them a bit of love! Orrrr you can show them (and yourselves) loads of love and you can purchase a pair of their sunglasses here & here.
In other, none instagram related, probably less exciting news, it’s my final exam on Friday (Biochemistry) and then I’m freeeee… freeeeeeeeeeeeeee… whoooop! Although it’s actually kinda sad to say it but I will miss uni, I know I’m a total freak but I really am loving the degree and all of the people on it… not to get all emosh on you or anything! Don’t get me wrong though, I will enjoy this Summer break like it’s my JOB! Lot’s of fun times ahead, I hope!
Until next week, folks!
Firstly just want to apologise for the lack of Inspirational Instagramming back on Wednesday… I had a written exam that had me shakin’ in my boots so I just couldn’t justify logging onto wordpress!! However, I don’t want to let (all 5 of) you down again, so…
A super quick post as I’m getting in a little last minute cramming for todays Anatomy & Physiology exam! Meep!! I know double denim can be a bit cringe but I think if you get the shades right it can definitely be rocked!! My advice would be to aim for one dark piece and one light piece. Howeverrr… now I just know I’m going to see someone looking awesome in similar shades so I guess, ignore me and wear whatever the hell you feel most fabulous in!!
What are we thinking? Yay or nay to double denim?!
Catch you later loves! Wish me luck!!
Once again, a BIG thanks to James, for the photos!
Dress (worn as top) here /Jeans here/Flats (similar) here/Bag here
This outfit was inspired by those days where you leisurely wake up, throw on your favourite, comfortable clothes and head out of the door to explore your City. Those days where you always seem to uncover hidden gems of restaurants and shops, seeing your hometown through new, fresh eyes.
It’s amazing what you can find if you just go looking!
So, next time you have a spare day, throw on some clothes, grab breakfast to go and just wander… see where the wind takes you.
P.S Thanks to the lovely James Lightbown for making these photographs happen!
Are you excited for this weeks ‘Inspirational Instagrammer’?! You totally should be cause this lady rocks! She can do all sorts of wonderful things with wood… *Insert lewd joke here* Ha! (Sorryyyyyy…)
Introducing Ariele Alasko… a sculptor turned furniture designer based in Brooklyn. Ooh and if Instagram just isn’t enough, she also blogs over at Brooklyn to West!
I am in awe of her work and of her life in general. Now, I try not to idealise people too much on Instagram because we all know that only the best bits get shown, howevvver, everything she posts just seems so incredibly thoughtful and beautiful! She also has a super cute new addition to her family as well (see bottom middle set of paws!).
Ooh and I mustn’t forget the spoons… wooden spoons galore!!! I love them all!
Anyway, I’ma stop babbling and let you go and check her out for yourselves! You won’t be sorry!
See you all same time, next week?
Back to school… and before you say it… I know how late this post is! As in school is nearly out for the Summer! (Woo-frikkin-hooooo!) As in… I really don’t need to wear this oh so woolly coat anymore! That is how long I have had this picture edited and ready to go! Whoops!
Anyway, this marks the start of my second series ‘Outfit of The Week’ (Originally titled, I know!)
I am trying to turn over a new leaf, organisationally speaking and so I already have the next few weeks all lined up and ready to go! I could get used to this! (But, you probably shouldn’t! Ha!)
I hope you enjoy this series! I’ma try to come up with something pretty each week that doesn’t involve my PJ’s and anything remotely covered in animal hair… well, I can never guarantee a complete lack of animal hair! But you know, I’ll do the best I can! So yeah… get excited! Haha!
P.S All photos in this series (for the next few weeks at least!) are shot by my lovely, talented friend James Lightbown!
I really wanted to start this series ages ago, like aaaaages ago and yet I have been dragging my feet about it, not sure why, just laziness I guess! I really love the whole ‘click through’ aspect of Instagram, as in I have found soooo many amazing and talented people just by clicking from picture to picture, account to account. Lot’s of good stuff out there, guys!! Anyway before the blog world gets totally saturated with Instagram series’ (or is it already too late?!) here goes…
Each week (every Wednesday – we could all use a little inspiration to get us through ‘hump day’ right?!) I will feature a super ‘Inspirational Instagrammer’… there are no hard and fast rules to qualify, must just catch my eye and offer something a little thought provoking, different or just downright beautiful!
First up is my homegirl Rory @thelightwheel.
She is an uber talented, photographer extraordinaire and just a downright beaut of a girl! Destined for big things – seriously, watch this space! Her photographs are just beautiful, in my opinion. So head on over to have a gander and say Hi! You can also catch her blogging here, so def make sure to check that out as well!
I hope you love this series and make sure to check back for next weeks ‘Inspirational Instagrammer!’
Ok so I’m desperate for a new blog design, and to make the switch to self hosted and all that malarkey. I don’t know about you but I’m one of those people who hates to do something unless it feels totally right and man, when I look at this blog I’m like ‘ughhh!’ I hate that I can’t make it look the way I want to! I’m also feeling like I need a few big changes around these parts in general, perhaps its the fact that Spring is finally here (I went out yesterday and heard someone mowing the grass for the first time this year!! :O That smell of freshly cut grass, I just LOVE it!). Anyway I just don’t think that it’s in my budget right now but i’m hoping that at some point over the summer, it will be.
Anyway, here are a few blog designs that really appeal to me.
In no particular order…
One Part Gypsy
Design Love Fest
What do you think? What are your favourites out there in the blogosphere?!
Click my face! Go on… you know you want to!
Luke, if you’re reading this… don’t worry you didn’t forget!!
A little notification just popped up reminding me that 2 years ago today I registered with wordpress and started this little site of mine! Yayy! Happy Anniversary Oat Couture!
Whilst I have fallen off of the radar a little recently I am SO thankful for this blog and for the opportunities it has given me! I have met (in the virtual sense and in the real life sense) some beyond awesome, like minded peeps! I know everyone waxes on about it but the support and motivation you receive on a daily basis from this community really is something!
So, heres to two more years, Oat Couture! Let’s see where those two years takes us!
On another note I am now back home for a few days to celebrate my Mums birthday and to start off my Easter Hols!! The train ride down here was nice and eventful with a couple of changes, two bags and two over excited pooches… but we made it!
Here are my little peas in a pod demonstrating how to be as close as is humanly possible to me (and each other) the ENTIRE journey… on a super hot train.
Hope you all have an awesome weekend and Easter Holidays whatever you have planned!
Breakfast was delish! I haven’t had strawberries for yonks, mainly due to the whole seasonal thang but today I had a major craving for them. Luckily for me the shop right near my house has them pretty much year round (I’m not gonna even think of how or where they were produced!) and I have to say I thoroughly enjoyed them!
Breakfast taken care of, today is the day when I get my final piece of coursework done. This essay WILL be written, mark my words! Not sure why I’m struggling with it because I was actually kinda looking forward to it (relative to other assignments, of course) but I just can’t seem to get started. I sit down and then realise I’m hungry/thirsty/too cold/too hot etc etc, you get the drift. Always something better or more important to do…
I’ve cleaned the house, walked the dog dizzles, gone for a run (without falling over once, yay!), made a huge batch of soup for the freezer, wrote a post, wrapped a little parcel (ready to be sent to a certain someone! ) using the raddest sheet of 50′s style wrapping paper from this cute little gift paper book by Frankie.
…the list goes on… but not a single (essay) word has been written.
It must be about time for those Easter Holidays!
Anyway just wanted to pop in and say hi, hope you’re all having an awesome day! If not then just think, we’re halfway there already!
I can almost smell the weekend!!