Snow day at Kirkstall Abbey

One of the best (and worst) things about winter is snow. Unfortunately, we’ve had terrible weather this year and it looks set to continue into spring. Chris and I set out early on Saturday morning to enjoy the snow before the dreaded dog walkers ruined it all and we set off for Kirkstall Abbey.

Kirkstall Abbey is only a five minute walk from our house, so we decided to investigate and take some photos before it got busy. Here are some of our nice moments, including an obligatory car shot…because I realised that despite my blog namesake, there is nothing of my two lovely cars on here.

Please link me to your snow blog/weather photos. Especially if you’re somewhere sunny! 

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People Spotting and Street Style

First off, it’s been a long while since I wrote, purely down to having no internet and requiring a bit of free time to get the ball rolling again.

One of my favourite things to do when visiting somewhere new (or just walking around Leeds) is to people watch. The imagination of others and the way they’ve styled something or other can often lead to great ideas with clothes you’ve had at home but have no idea how to wear.

Recently, myself and the boyfriend visited Dublin for a Valentines treat and I decided that whilst we were there, I’d take photos of anyone I thought was interesting or different…but not in an overegged/I’m doing this for a blog sort of way.

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The first lady I discovered was an elderly woman walking through St Stephens Park, dressed head to toe in the same co-ordinating suit. I loved how the gentle purple and blue pattern complemented her look. I thought she was very advanced style (click the link to see what I mean) but totally appropriate and glamorous for her age. The lady was genuinely surprised that I wanted to take a photo and told me she dresses like this every day. I think fashion can sometimes overlook how truly beautiful the silver generation are and just how much they are inspire us.

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The second lady was a bit of a surprise. I first caught a glimpse of her head from behind and thought that she might be another older woman with insatiable style. I walked round to ask to take her photo and discovered she was no older than me! I love how she has styled her look with the white gloves and red jacket. I don’t think I’d be as brave wearing such thin tights on such a cold day though! The metallic bag (as seen on the bench) and the socks are very SS2013 street style, but don’t look out of place with the overall look.

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The third lady (who told me her name was Dandelion) worked in a shop in the Temple Bar area. This 60s obsessed fashionista was wearing all vintage and I loved her use of colour. Often people mix vintage with new to try and ‘level it out’ but this look was vintage from head to toe (including the gorgeous yellow shoes). Her makeup was also incredible and very Vogue fashion shoot for the era. The effort put into the whole look was brilliant, but still very wearable for day to day life. Probably my favourite style spot of the whole holiday!

Overall, there weren’t many people in Dublin that caught my eye, but these are 3 of the best looks. What do you think of street style? Do you prefer to read magazines and get your ideas through those? Have you spotted anyone special lately around and about? Why not leave me a comment below?