I’m a country girl at heart. When you’ve grown up around green fields, forests and nature it can be quite a shock moving to a city like London. I adore it here, I truly do, but sometimes the lack of properly fresh air, never being able to see the stars at night, and forgetting what a large expanse of green grass looks like can get to me.
After spending the best part of 10 days at home over Christmas, coming back to London was quite a shock to the system. I was so happy to be back with my friends and my love but I felt a real yearning to get out of the city a little bit more. While the London architecture is undoubtably beautiful, there’s something about always being surrounded by huge, imposing buildings that can drive you a little bit crazy.
Joseph and I woke up on the last day of the Christmas break with a yearning to do something a little bit different with our day. Rather than heading into Central London as we usually would, we made the journey to Regent’s Park instead to soak up some nature and enjoy a little peace and quiet. I couldn’t get over the difference that it made to my mind – almost immediately after setting foot into the park the noise of the city centre seemed to just melt away. You could barely see any buildings and the air seemed so much fresher from being away from the constant exhaust fumes.
Within seconds of setting foot in the park we were confronted with two adorable sausage dogs and the whole park was just full of couples and families enjoying the day with their pets – it was a happy place and a calm place and I think it’s so important to be able to find somewhere like this in the middle of the chaos of every day life.
I don’t think I’d really dressed for the occasion though – my first attempt at pulling off double denim since the 90’s and I definitely didn’t pick up a jacket that was warm enough for January but regardless of the temperature I did love the outfit. The slogan t-shirt and shorts look is something I’ve worn and documented on here and on Youtube quite a lot over the last 12 months, but this outfit is all about the jacket.
I picked it up for £19.99 in the Zara sale just after Christmas and I seriously adore it although the sizing does confuse me. I picked up a large (namely because it was the only size left and I really wanted it) but due to the shape of the jacket I really can’t understand how the small would have fitted. Anyone else get really frustrated by inconsistent sizing in shops (here’s looking at you H&M) or is it just me?
Do you have a place that you find really calming and happy where you live? Tell me in the comments below!
Jacket: Zara | T-Shirt: Missguided | Shorts: H&M
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