Strawberries and Cream
Dear Blogging World,
Meet my pale, slightly bruised, a little insect-bitten English legs. Yes, Today I finally decided to get them out. It's a rare beautiful day here and I just thought "bugger it! I'll do it!" My legs are far from my favourite feature. I was not blessed, unfortunately, with long skinny legs, but kinda short, stubby ones. When you start dance classes at the age of 2, you kinda miss out on the opportunity for skinny legs. I've spent my whole life hating my muscley carves, but they're the result of a lot of dancing and hard work and I love dancing. I danced consistently from being 2 to being 13 and got back into it properly at University. It will always be the one thing that makes me feel completely happy and free.
I was actually reading the rather fabulous Luella's Guide to English Style and the fabulous Luella Bartley said...
"English girls have the best legs. They may be slightly pasty, occasionally a bit scuffed and can veer towards the large in the calf, but this is all a cause for celebration."
And today is definitely a day like no other to celebrate being British!!
Yes, I was a good British girl and got up at 4.50am to watch the wedding. It made me very homesick but very happy to be British. As much as I love the States and have no doubt in my mind that it'll be here that I will end up living in the future, I do love being British. Being British and living in the States is pretty awesome. I have a terrible fear of moving out here and losing my accent though!! But yep, I did get up to watch the wedding and I was crazy about Kate's dress. So glad she chose a British designer and glad she chose McQueen. Who doesn't love McQueen?! I was actually dressed in this tshirt this morning, but this beautiful dress arrived yesterday and I just couldn't resist!!
This dress is the perfect dress. Coral, polka dots, and a bow. It's beautiful. It went perfectly with my new coral lipstick too. I know the tennis shoes were a little of an unusual choice, but I felt so cute and British in this dress (I would definitely go for High Tea in this!) that I thought white pumps were a perfect little addition. If you're not from the UK, you probably don't love these type of shoes as much as we do. I remember when I wrote my Modern Staples post for College Fashion a lot of people were like "eh? Canvas pumps?" but they're kinda a big thing at home, especially with tights. They kinda have that laid back coolness of brogues without being too classy. They're very Top Shop.
shoes- new look
And seeing as I got my legs out, here's another first; a picture of me smiling. With teeth. This may be the first. picture. ever. since I was about 12 of me actually smiling. I don't know what it is, I just hate the way my face looks when I smile with my teeth!! But today I was just so happy to be frolicking outside in the sun that this is a genuine smile!! Sorry this post is so photo-heavy by the way- this is one of my favourite shoots I've ever done!!
Well I'd better get back to my homework!! Pretty chilled weekend I think, but I have a party tomorrow with a couple of friends that should be fun. The theme is Pokemon or Hipster so I'm going as Misty from Pokemon and Erick is going as a hipster. I have a yellow tank top and denim shorts, I just need to get hold of some red braces (or "suspenders" as Erick corrected me, I told him they were something very different!!) or some ribbon and my costume will be complete!!Have a great day and if you have sunshine, go enjoy it!!