How did we get here? It’s almost the end of August!
And the end of summer… Because while life still feels like Groundhog Day on steroids, it’s the seasonal changes that force us to realise that time has not stopped.
Still, my days follow the familiar pattern: wake up late, some work (on the sofa, mostly) till early (OK, mostly late) evening, followed by an evening walk in the park. But the walks are shorter now, and we have to make an effort to finish work early enough to take photos before sunset. In case you’re wondering, sunset is before 9 pm now, and the evenings are getting darker.
And how do I choose my outfits for these evening walks / photo shoots?
Well, I’d like to say I challenge my creativity by matching carefully selected items from my meticulously curated collection of killer accessories with some long-unworn gems from my wardrobe. But that would be a lie.
No, the truth is, I take 5-10 minutes to put on some make up (= lipstick and powder), rummage trough my wardrobe to see what matches (more or less), then add a pair of sunnies, grab a bag and go. If I’m feeling a bit more ambitious, I choose a pair of earrings to go with the outfit (which is a lot easier than you think: I only have 3 or 4 pairs…)
Yes, my dear reader, that is the amount of styling that goes into these photos. Professor M (my husband / photographer) often works late, as do I, and if we want to get any photos taken (not to mention go for a walk or do the grocery shopping) while there’s still some light, we must hurry.
But, I choose to see it as an exercise on streamlining my grooming and dressing routine: if I can get ready in 10-15 minutes, that can’t be a bad thing, can it?
t-shirt: Zadig & Voltaire (old) / trousers: OneLife (old) / bag: Coccinelle /
shoes: Minna Parikka (old) / sunglasses: Longchamp
How long do you take to ‘get ready’ these days?
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