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12 April 2018


Hello hello you wonderful people? Happy Thursday!

How are we all? I'm writing this on wednesday evening (so yes, last night) and I'm absolutely knackered! Nonetheless, I really have been meaning, and wanting, to write this post for a while as I love the images Katie created. She'll vouch for me on this but, as you can see, it was really, VERY, cold (aka freezing) but we both wanted to shoot. My hands during this were like ice and I did numerous jump-up-and-down-to-try-and-get-warm dances but, y'know got to try and get that content! 

As much as I despise the snow (sometimes not always I must say) it really does give SUCH good lighting when it comes to photos. There's something about the frozen white surface that works so beautifully with the camera to bounce light, if I do say so myself... I also really loved the location we shot this, with the strong metal background and the bold pink colour. Definitely want to venture back here and shoot some more looks for the spring here, with some boldly coloured outfits to clash against the background. 

It's not often I spend a blog post talking much about an outfit either but, I felt awesome in this, despite being cold. I have such a huuuuuge affinity for blazers recently, and tailoring in general I guess, so expect to see plenty more blazers on The Style Archive. When I go to New York next week *screams inside* I think i'll be on a hunt for the perfect check blazer to add to my collection. Really enjoying styling them up of late! 

Speaking of new things I love, I'm also very much loving wearing these flares. I think over the years you grow very comfortable wearing one, maybe two, fits of denim so it's nice to branch out to something new. I wouldn't in a million years have thought 'I'll be wearing flares in 2018' but here we are! And, I'm bloody loving it. 





BERET: ACCESSORIZE / SUNGLASSES: ASOS / JUMPER: VINTAGE (SIMILAR) / BLAZER: VINTAGE  (SIMILAR) / BELT: ASOS / JEANS: TOPSHOP / SHOES: SAINT LAURENT (SIMILAR)

Charlotte

PHOTOGRAPHY BY KATIE LESTER

GREEN AND YELLOW

1 April 2018


Pinch, punch, first of the month! 

Haaaappy April and happy bank holiday weekend you lovely bunch. I hope you're having a good time and making the most of the long weekend? Definitely enjoying the lie ins and the rest whilst I can have it; it doesn't happen all that often. One thing that's also been nice is not being glued to my laptop. I spend eight, maybe nine hours a day, five days a week, on a laptop so it's been nice to leave it firmly closed for a couple of days. 

I'm not going to beat around the bush, I'm just going to say it - I love this combo. By 'this combo' I definitely mean stripes on stripes. High, or roll, neck tops work so well underneath a shirt or a low neck top - it adds a bit of interest to the look. I'm also loving playing around with some bold colours at the moment. Like everyone, I go through phases with my wardrobe so it's nice to inject some more colour in. 

Speaking of colour, in future, if I was to come up with some looks based around one colour, would you guys be interested to see that? I think it'd be difficult (for some colours more so than others) to create a head to toe look - I mean just thinking about shoes scares me a little - but it's a challenge I'm quite willing to face! Please let me know if it's something you'd like me to try. 
And, psa, I'm not talking ridiculous colours here, I'm talking colours I'd normally wear?

Shooting with people like Katie, really inspires me to try new things on my blog (hence me asking the above.) One thing I love about working with fellow creatives is that it's so nice discovering new locations and generating new ideas that we can transfer into our work. Do any of you find that working with new people really motivates you to bring new ideas to the table and into your work? It's something I absolutely love about the creative and blogging industry. 





BERET: ACCESSORIZE / LONG SLEEVE TOP: MISS SELFRIDGE / SHIRT: VINTAGE / BELT: VINTAGE (SIMILAR) / JEANS: TOPSHOP / BOOTS: TOPSHOP

Charlotte

PHOTOGRAPHY BY KATIE LESTER
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