Location | Colchester Castle Park
This weekend I had the best time with my friends in London. We met up for my friend’s birthday for a night of prosecco, pizza and lots of laughs. We went to Crate Brewery in Hackney Wick. I haven’t seen my friends there for so long, so it was really special to catch up with them all and see how they were doing. I feel so lucky to have friends like this that I can go without seeing for so long, yet it be like we haven’t spent any time apart as soon as I see them again. Precious friendships.
As of recent my thoughts have been very much focused on my holiday which is coming up at the end of the month. I can’t wait for a break away in the sun! We always go away at this time of the year, and it is always a great way to end summer. I was very lucky to go away four times last year so waiting for this holiday has felt like a lifetime.
One thing I always find annoying though however, is buying holiday clothes for a late summer vacation. I always want to wait to get brand new things just before holiday, but at this time of the year we start seeing the shops fill up with autumn wear! Summer clothes just start feeling less appealing as we know the colder weather is fast approaching!
I am currently saving for a house, so I didn’t want to spend too much on clothes which I will only be wearing for two weeks this year so I have tried to be smart about my choices. I have gone for a few things that I can wear for evenings out in autumn winter as well. I am off to Cyprus, a place I have never traveled to before and I plan on shooting lots of content for my blog while away. I can’t wait to practice my photography while there too!
One thing that I also want to make an effort with while away as well, is to get back into reading! I have a literature degree and so of course I appreciate a good book; but I just do not read anymore. There are so many benefits to reading and I really want to get back into books. It’s been a while since I have read a book that I can’t put down, so it’s time to get reading. I am on the hunt for some good reads and so if anyone has any good recommendations; I would love to hear all about them! Reading content perfect for late afternoons by the pool.
We shot this post on a late afternoon here in Essex, and I just love this time of the day in summer. That time when you get that beautiful haze and the edge is taken off of the heat of the sun; to a nice pleasant temperature you can relax in. I am wearing Oasis in this post, an outfit I think is the perfect day-to-night look. I own lots of white blouse because I think teamed with a skirt or tailored shorts, they make for a fail safe outfit for most day or night events.