29 April 2013

head over heels.

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Dungarees, Asos, £45 - Belt, charity shop, £1.99 - T-shirt, Topshop, £16 - Shoes, courtesy of Bertie - Bag, gift from Lucy.
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My mum hasn't taken my outfit pictures since before I went to Las Vegas back in February, so after weeks of being lazy, havin' clashing schedules and favoring staying at home rather than going out, my mum and I finally went to Battersea Park this afternoon to take some. It felt so lovely to have my mum back behind the camera - as much as I'm so happy with the pictures my friends take for me, I'm always so much more comfortable when my mum takes them! We went to my favourite spot right near the Albert Bridge entrance (I do like a pretty lamppost or two), then after discovering the usually flowing fountain in the Old English Garden was empty, I just couldn't resist jumpin' in to take a few pictures. The things we do for blog pictures, hey?
Even though altogether this outfit is very much my style, I do feel like it's a somewhat different look for me. The colours are as expected, but as I'm wearing dungarees (which I bought after spotting them on the lovely Camilla!) which aren't particularly that fitted and as I've slightly swooped my hair over rather than having a centre parting - I almost feel like a different person. I've just noticed that I have my hand in my hair in every picture, something I feel I may subconsciously do when I'm in doubt/lacking confidence, so I suppose this new look might take some getting used to! Sometimes I really do feel like I'm stuck in a rut with my style, so it's lovely to try somethin' new once in a while, even if it is just makin' my hair a little more 'Made in Chelsea' and dressing like a fancy mechanic. Love, Jazmine.

28 April 2013

we just walk on by, we just keep on dreamin'.

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I've had quite the tiring week, so I was pretty darn excited to spend my Friday afternoon with the lovely Liv for a little wander around Kensington.We met at My Old Dutch to tuck into some pancakes for lunch, then strolled along the Kings Road pretending to be in Made In Chelsea, took a few outfit pictures down a little side road and ended up in the gift shop at the Victoria and Albert Museum. I had such a lovely day and I just adore hangin' out in Chelsea, there are just so many beautiful buildings and places to visit, I'm so lucky that I only live a ten minute bus journey away! In the morning I was really struggling with what to wear, so I kept it simple in a stripe t-shirt and my usual circle skirt - I'm just finding it so difficult to dress for this unpredictable British weather at the moment! I definitely need to buy a few new pieces for spring, I'm still lookin' for the perfect black denim jacket and some pretty shoes for when the weather gets a little warmer.
I haven't been posting as much as I'd like to on here, but my mum and I have started a blog together, called Barri & Belle. We'll be sharing lots of our day to day lives and our favourite things - please do take a look and let us know what you think! Love, Jazmine.

11 April 2013

i know a girl from a lonely street.

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Shirt, Cath Kidston, £12 - Scarf, charity shop, £1 - Skirt, c/o American Apparel - Bag, car boot, £1 - Boots, c/o Bertie - Sunglasses, H&M, $5.95
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After our recent get together in Liverpool, I invited Rebecca and Liv to spend the weekend with me at my home in Battersea so I could show them all of my favourite places, all just a few minutes away from my flat. All of these pictures were taken on the Sunday, where I took Liv and Rebecca to a beautiful 'secret garden', Battersea Flower Station on Battersea Park Road, before walkin' a few moments down the road to do a spot of secondhand shopping in my favourite charity shops. The beautiful mosaic tiling above can be found outside one of the charity shops which I just adore, after all 'quality and value' are two of the reasons why I love charity shopping! We then popped along for hot chocolate, tea, cake and the best little biscuits at Il Molino, which was a lovely end to the perfect weekend. It was wonderful to open my home and share 'a day in the life of Jazmine', with my two closest blogging friends, I can't wait for Liv's sleepover now!
I also thought I'd share another little peek of bedroom, where you can see a beautiful illustration of yours truly by Jaymie and some of my collection of secondhand china. I do plan to write a post all about my bedroom soon, just as soon as it's completely neat and tidy. Love, Jazmine.