Too ready for the heat of summer, imported wine, mellow evenings and cocktail nights. Each time it gets a little warmer than average here in England, my skin is bare and the heels are on. I want to spend the whole afternoon sat outside, drink in hand, with an outfit that makes me feel good, enjoying life with precious company. In the city, or out in the country it'll fuel my mind and soul with inspiration for more shoots, and the simple will to go on. I've come to learn, something that never stuck in my head before, that life really is what you make of it, you can go on talking and thinking, "oh I'd love to do that", "I want to have their life", "we will do this and that", without any real willpower or mindset to go out and achieve them. It's so easy to wait around for things to happen, with luck and fate sometimes they do, as well as with spontaneity, but at the end of the day, it's all down to you. 

It's always daunting, frustrating and worrying that you won't be able to get those to those standards of others, but then you have to stop comparing and copying and take little bits and make it your own and remember even the simple things, sat in the garden with your loved ones with endless food and drink, good conversation and laughs, or a day out somewhere, even if it is still here in England, go find the beauty and enjoyment of it. We're not all going to be able to be in a penthouse suite on ocean front, with luxury room service and our own photographer, maybe one day but for now don't expect too much and just go live and make the most of what you've got, get creative with it. I'm at home working with a iced glass of Rosé in hand, and I still put on my favourite trend of the year, culottes, so I'd have a little skin on show, paired with heels and an anklet, getting into that happy, content vibe that comes with the nostalgia of summer. That's enough for me today, I'm meeting someone later, sorting out a new shoot to shot soon, organising days out with friends, I'm trying. I'm actually bothering and trying, to really make the most of it, 'cause only better things are going to come out of it.

shoes - mango    culottes - boohoo