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If you grew up in 90’s India, you’ll know what the title of this post means. And if you didn’t, here you go. I finally got over my fear of taking photos in front of the house, so I couldn’t resist using this Vespa as a prop! I think it went quite well with my early 60’s vintage dress. I ran into an itinerant cobbler the other day, and he fixed the straps on my sandals and resoled them, which is why they finally fit! Itinerant craftsmen: one of the more marvellous things about living in India. 

Wearing

Dress: 60’s vintage  //  Sandals: local  //  Star crown: Giantdwarf  {similar on Crown and Glory

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I’m totally out of spoons, so I’m low on wordiness today but here’s a bit of pattern mixing. The top is from Sugarhill Boutique a couple of summers ago, the skirt is old ASOS and the sandals are local. I bought the pendant from This Charming Girl 4 years ago and it’s one of those things that hold lots of memories for me. Google tells me that particular boutique shut shop last year, but Eclectic Eccentricity makes absolutely lovely vintage inspired, geeky pieces that I’ve recently fallen in love with ❤ 

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How not to shoot an outfit, in 6 easy steps

1. Know that in summer, the only time you can shoot is at dawn or around sundown, but disregard that entirely and tell yourself that the light won’t be that harsh at midday because it’s cloudy. This, obviously, has no basis in reality because it hasn’t rained in a week or more.

2. Plough on mulishly with the shoot anyway once it turns out that your predictions of cloudiness are way off the mark.

3. Completely overlook the fact that sometime in the recent past, your camera has turned itself over to shutter priority. This is because a) you can hardly see anything without your glasses but b) since your eyesight has improved enough in the past couple of years for safe-ish navigation through traffic without them, you haven’t bothered to get your old ones repaired or replaced. Admit to yourself at this point that you do this because it’s nicer living in a soft focus world.

4. Finally notice your camera’s silent treachery when you switch over to your portrait lens for closeups. Pretend you’re The Dude and say fuck it.

5. Mentally kick yourself when you later get the photos on your computer, and spend an evening futilely trying to make them look decent.

6. Give up and roll yourself a joint. Turn off your mind, relax, float downstream.

Wearing

Dr Denim chambray top  [similar, similar]  //  asos skirt  [similar, similar]  //  Office clogs  [similar]  //  favourite hat  //  stag head brooch 

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