Top - New Look (£12.99) | Hat c/o ASOS* | Shorts - New Look (old) | Bag - Joe Browns* (£39.99) | Trainers - Nike Anodyne DS from Sports Direct (£48) | Necklace - New Look (old)
Outfits have definitely been erring on the comfy side for me recently, combining loose fitting tops, floppy beanies, squidgy-soled shoes to tramp around town in and of course my beloved new fringed suede bag kindly given to me by Joe Browns.
On Saturday I wanted to break in the running trainers that Frank bought me as a belated Christmas present, so we pootled around the London Bridge area using one of his walking books. My geeky side was pleasantly surprised to discover that the walls of Southwark are littered with plaques denoting this and that, from Dickens' father being locked up in a debtors prison to the spot where Chaucer started out on his pilgrimage to Canterbury. I find myself feeling both impressed and humbled in equal measure by these legacies. As I munched on a bacon sandwich in a local cafe, I couldn't help thinking that my meagre attempts at life will fall far short of a plaque of any kind. That's not to say I want one, but at the same time there's a wistful urge not to feel completely anonymous in the city, to wave my little flag and say "here I am. I was here too". After all, any mark, however small, contributes to the beauty, scope and variety of a place. I wonder what my mark will be.
Back to the topic at hand, Joe Browns have very kindly offered one of my lovely readers the chance to win a £50 gift card. Their current collection has some gorgeous picks at the moment, and I've created a little wishlist of my favourite items from their site to give you a bit of inspiration. The lovely Siân over at The Girl Outdoors also blogged about some gorgeous summery brights from Joe Browns recently, so make sure you check those out too!
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