Blouse and bag; Vintage. Shorts; Topshop. Shoes; Unknown.
There are very few places in the world that you can still call serene and I think this tree is one of those places. Photos can't really convey just how large it is, but trust me when I say it's huge. This beautiful old tree has acted as a focal point of parties, festivals and gatherings for my small town for many, many years. Weighed down by years of growth its branches have sunk to the ground creating this beautiful dome of leafy shade, and despite being right next to a busy highway as soon as you step inside you're just enveloped by the cool serenity and any problems from the day just sort of disappear. This serenity and the fact that the mammoth branches welcome hours of fun spent climbing, makes it the perfect relaxation spot.
With MBFWA well and truly in my face I'm starting to feel the heat, as well as this big week I've got an editorial shoot, working, blogging and Fashion Palette to contend with, needless to say I've been feeling a bit of added pressure lately. When I start feeling like this I tend to wear simpler outfits like this one. It always just calms me down a little and reminds me that, as much as I love it, fashion is not curing cancer or world hunger and it's not worth killing myself over. But in saying that in two days I'll probably be curled in the fetal position whimpering 'I have nothing to wear' which is why I am clinging to these last few still moments. Because life in the fast lane might be nice, but everyone needs a few moments to just breath.