Tuesday, 19 April 2011

Joining the block party


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Jacket//Primark, Jeans//Topshop, Breton top//vintage


The photos are slightly blurred, but my mum took them outside the Tate Britain and she's not used to my camera (and it doesn't do what I want at the best of times). Anyway this is about as much colour blocking as I'll be partaking in- red jeans and lilac nails. I've had the jeans for about 4 years and I can tell- it was a struggle to button them up!

The Watercolour exhibition was interesting although both me and my mother didn't find that many works that we really loved as we're not too keen on the very modern abstract stuff. But I love how before cameras were widespread, watercolourists were able to show the world new species of plants and annimals and of course paint landscapes of exotic countries.
These were some of my favourites, the first two by JMW Turner (The Scarlet Sunset and The Blue Rigi), the last Constable's the Haywain (thank you Caitlin Rose :). It did inspire me to start painting again and I bought some paper, although I haven't found a subject to paint yet...

We ended up ambling along towards Big Ben and the Marathon. I was there last year with Amnesty International, cheering on our runners and speaking to them after etc. I love the atmosphere there- must be one of the only days in London where strangers talk to each other, smile and encourage each other. I find it heart warming how people watching on the sidelines call out people's names when they're written on their tops, telling them how well they're doing and that they're nearly, nearly there..

38 comments:

  1. I love red, it's such a great colour.
    you look lovely in your striped shirt!
    :)

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  2. Adorable outfit! Sounds like a fun day full of art, and I love these paintings. http://thearcenciel.blogspot.com/

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  3. I love this look! I wish I had a bangin' jacket like that. ;) The colours in the first painting are really beautiful, they work well with your jeans.

    - From one "yes, my mother is my photographer" fashion girl to another. ;)

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  4. I need that red pants! Yours are perfect! :)
    Beautiful paintings. Watercolours are something I find very difficult to work with, I'm amazed by these paintings..

    <3

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  5. Loving those red pants!

    Monique xx

    misszuman.blogspot.com

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  6. Love your pants! You look really nice - simple and so cheerful.

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  7. loving the skinnies with the striped top - very french xo

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  8. Love the brightness - very summery!!
    Thank you for your comment on my blog - I'll be following you now - just reading through your blog (although very emotional) has me hooked!!
    Hope everything with your mum turns out ok, Im 24 and lost my dad 2 years ago so I know all the fears you are going through at the moment- but have faith in the NHS, they really are very good at getting people healthy again, contrary to belief!
    Positive thinking is definitely the key and take this as an opportunity to spend more time with your mum!!
    Sam xxx

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  9. lovely outfit. I'm having a giveaway on my blog for an amethyst necklace, be sure to check it out! x

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  10. I really love those trousers! <3

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  11. The jeans are amazing. I've tried on red jeans like 10 times now and just can't decide but you are swaying me back towards them now!
    Hope you have a nice bank hol, away from the office and in the sun. xxx

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  12. What a most lovely, artful day!

    I love this outfit on you, by the way. I'm a sucker for red pants.

    xxoo

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  13. oh i know, it is expensive in london, i will only go if i can get a job ha. I am massively crushing on those red jeans, they look amazing!!! and yes I hope I do get used to my fringe soon so I stop stopping every time I walk past the mirror, confused haha. xo

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  14. I love your outfit. I really could use some bright red pants. Such a good staple piece. Your leather jacket is also killer. I'm so happy I found your blog!!

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  15. The pants look very nice on you.The red / white/black combo is one of my favorites :)Also , Turner is one of my favorite painters :)I'd love it if you liked to follow each other.Let me know:)
    Dora

    http://adropofindigo.blogspot.com/

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  16. You really pull off the red jeans well!
    x

    wheres-holly.blogspot.com

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  17. Cute jeans!! Your blog is lovely :-)

    My blog
    xoxo Michaela

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  18. Lovely! I like the colour block look too, but I'm not sure if I own anything in one solid bold color...hmmm! I love that you've paired these bright jeans with a leather jacket and striped top, it works so well together :)

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  19. Awesome outfit! You look fantastic!

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  20. I also want red pants :) They are amazing :)

    xxx London & Paris

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  21. Love your nail colour and your top! You look lovely in them both : ) <3

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  22. Rachelous, Thank you for the lovely comment you made on my blog. I love your red pants, and I also love the Tate Britain, they have an amazing Turner section don't they, the one's you chose are some of my favourites as well. Oh and the last one is Constable's the Haywain, and I agree, it's amazing.

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  23. Lovely post, the last paragraph was heart warming. It's so true.

    Also I adore the watercolours, they're painted so beautifully even if they're in a simplistic way. The red jeans look fab with the stripes!

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  24. Thank-you for the comment my lovely, sorry for being a lousy replier
    you look gorgeous I love the colours of your outfit you should definitely get a maxi skirt! xxx

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  25. i like your colour blocking - coloured jeans are fab :) x

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  26. fantastic red jeans, you look lovely

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  27. Great outfit! You look great in those red jeans (something I couldn't pull off!).

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  29. Oh I love those red jeans! So cute and so flattering - I'm well jealous of your lovely slim legs.

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  30. I also really like seeing old landscapes for that reason... particularaly of North and South America, when the artists were trying to portray the strange, wild new land in a painting vocabulary from the old world.

    Love the red jeans. I too have a pair, and they're so much more wearable than I imagined before I bought them. : )

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  31. wonderful outfit!! i love your red pants!! i really need to get me a pair, the color is just too fun!! and lovely paintings <3

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  32. Gotta love stripes! The red looks really good on you! I love watercolour landscapes too, and animals:)

    xx Carina

    Have a wonderful Easter

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  33. thank you for the nice comment - i know it is very shorditch!
    ooh loving your outfit!
    sorry for late reply!

    much love, youarelikeahurricane.blogspot.com (:

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  34. I really fancy some red jeans, yours look great!

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  35. That's a great outfit, love the red against nautical stripes x

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  36. LOVE the colour of your pants!!

    /filippafreak.devote.se
    xx

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