My Week in Pictures (20 – 26 April): Spring in Full Bloom and Quarantine Fashion

Spring, beautiful weather and a lockdown that means you’re only allowed out once a day for exercise. What does that equal? Pictures of flowers and outfits. While I don’t live in a very exciting area as such, I’ve really come to appreciate the little bit of greenery I do have right next to me – and seeing Spring bloom in all its glory really does make me happy.

After wisteria and lavender, my favourite lilac flower is the ceanothus. It’s popping all over my area at the moment and as I won’t be getting my dose of wisteria and lavender this year, this really makes up for that need for lilac.

Cherry blossom may be coming to an end, but it’s nice to still see some of it around.

No one does colour like Mother Nature.

This river close to my home isn’t anything special, but sunshine and sun rays really do make everything look better.

I took a slightly different route one day and walked past the always spectacular Swaminarayan temple – it’s funny how there may be a world pandemic but you could still spot someone there.

Be still, my beating heart. This will probably be only wisteria I get to see in 2020 – and I’m not complaining. I pretty much ran the minute I caught a glimpse of this neighbour’s wisteria tree. Agh, if only I could take a few #ootd’s here without being a total weirdo or invading someone’s privacy…

And a few #OOTD’s

I guess it was only a matter of time before I got sick of leggings and loungewear… The point is, I said “F*ck it” and decided to make a bit of an effort for my daily walks. Because at the end of the day, I don’t dress for others, I dress for myself.

Maybe I should start getting fancy again and bring out the tripod like I did for the Insta rainbow challenge, but this week I kept it simple and took some outfit pics in my bathroom (because that’s the only place where there’s a full length mirror).

I’m kinda obsessed with this Instagram story filter… although not so much with these shoes. I was looking for a pair of plain white tennis trainers and spotted this pair on Office’s site. I love how they look but they were an instrument of torture the first I wore them – they made the back of my ankles bleed. As I can’t return them because I’ve worn them and they’ve been stained with my blood (talk about marking your territory), I’m trying to adapt to them… and luckily they haven’t hurt and rubbed like they did the first time and are even comfortable. Maybe it was a one-time thing?

Dress, Topshop. Cardigan, ASOS. Shoes, Office. Bag, Zara.

Oh how I love a white dress in the summer (and spring) – I love the split and midi length on this one. I teamed it with this adorable cardigan from ASOS – so pink, so granny-worthy.

Dress, Topshop. Bag, Zara. Bag, Zara.

I love this dress – I would have loved to give it a glamorous debut, but hey, nothing wrong with a daily walk.

T-shirt, Oasis. Skirt, Mango. Shoes, Vans. Bag, Zara.

A standard spring/summer me outfit – a t-shirt and a pleated skirt. And another thing I automatically gravitate to when the temperatures rise – basket bags.

Dress, Topshop. Trench coat, Silvian Heach. Shoes, Office. Bag, Zara.

This might be my favourite look of the week – I just love the simplicity of this dress. And I’ve decided this kinda 90’s hairstyle, 100% inspired by Vanessa Hudgens and as questionable as it may be, is going to be my go-to quarantine look.

T-shirt, Monki. Skirt and shoes, Zara. Bag, Topshop.

Yep, really proud of myself for managing a little skirt flip there. I also finally mixed some yellow and lilac, and can’t wait to try out this colour combo again.

And that pretty much sums up my week – not sure the next edition of this post will feature anything exciting, but hopefully y’all like flowers and outfit pics as much as I do?

xxx

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