8 Years!

 8 yEARS  Well, well, well! What have we here? Yep, the lesser-spotted Anna is back again! If there was ever a reason to fumble my way back to blogging it ……

September’s Lovely Things

It’s October! It is now officially Autumn and I love it. Simple. Autumn is the best. Warm, yet it’s acceptable to be wearing knitwear and boots. I really am a typical English person aren’t I! Always talking about the weather. Anyway, this post was not meant for a  meteorological report, but rather as a run down of all the lovely things I came across in September. So, without further ado, let’s begin!

↑ Quadron – Hey Love

So, first off we have a little music. This time around it is from a new discovery of mine: Quadron. They are a Danish duo with a jazzy, soul sound that is right up my street. I found them while browsing similar artists to Lianne la Havas on Spotify. This song ‘Hey Love’ is taken from their most recent album Avalanche and it really grew on me until I was singing it in the shower and while making dinner and such. It feels very current, yet also has elements of the retro about it, as I say, right up my street! What are your thoughts? Like it?…

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The Beautiful House of Take Courage

I am a big Take Courage fan. Cat’s blog has the warmth and personality that I aspire to create here one day. She and her partner ‘The Texan’ have recently bought a house and are stamping their mark on it lovingly and beautifully, I always look forward to seeing the progress and all the interesting bits and bobs they collect. And…she has a very cute cat called Chutney.

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Art by Krough Studio

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These cool geometric, art deco inspired pieces are by Krough Studio – artist Kristina Krough. She is from Copenhagen and is inspired to create these pieces and others by all the architecture and history around her. I’m more of a floral/ landscape/fashion illustration girl in general, but these pieces just seemed to have something that made me want them!

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The Mysterious Sea Woman

A strange title I grant you, but these mysterious pictures were found by imthecatlady at a thrift shop in Virginia. They are beautiful pictures and the mystery of who the woman and photographer are just add to their appeal I think. Imthecatlady is trying to find out who she is, so if you have any clues??…

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(Images from Honey Kennedy)

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The Sweet Life

I also loved these two pictures from a recent editorial I came across called ‘The Sweet Life’. I t was shot by Ben Toms for Teen Vogue September 2015…

(Images from Visual Optimism)

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Constellations 

Along the same lines, I loved this shot from a recent editorial for Glamour Netherlands by Jasper Abels

(Image also from Visual Optimism)

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Oh Anthropologie!

Lastly we have some really lovely things from Anthropologie. If I had some spare cash, this is where it would probably go! All there stuff is so beautifully curated and elegant and..just…lovely!

Windblown Blooms Platter

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Pearl Inlay Dresser

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Sunset Fringe Scarf

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Gem Cascade Necklace

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Soledad Felt Fedora

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Climbing Rose Pen

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Well, I hope you liked September’s compendium of Lovely Things. Here’s to October, who knows what’s in store!…

X Anna

July’s Lovely Things

So, I’m going to initiate a new kind of post: ‘Lovely Things’. As you can imagine this will include some of the interesting a lovely things I have come across in the month, so I will try and have this post on the last day of every month. I think it will be fun to collect together and share my favourite  music, fashion, art, etc. And I would love to hear any suggestions from you also! I’m always on the look out for inspiring things, what ever it is. So, without further ado, here are July’s Lovely Things!…

← July’s Lovely Things →

So, I’m going to start proceedings with one of my favorite tracks of the month – Lianne La Havas with What You Don’t Do. As I type I am listening to Lianne’s new album Blood (in a family tree way, not the horror movie way!) which was released today!! And I already love it!…

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Courtney Adamo…

If you are on Instagram you may have come across Courtney Adamo at some point. For some reason, since joining Instagram ( by the way, I don’t think I said before, I only went and got Instagram!!!!) I seem to be following a lot of mums documenting their cute children and inspiring lives, their posts are usually so sweet they make you remember to savour those family times and not take the bad stuff to heart. Anyway, Courtney’s instagram is one I particularly enjoy, she has 4 kids under 10, and has recently taken them on a once-in-a-lifetime trip around the world for a year.It’s going to be interesting!!! You can find out a bit of the background information here.

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Stowaway

By chance I came across Stowaway make-up through the Ann Street Studio site. Stowaway is a brand with a difference, it’s sort of mini-sized make-up but with a purpose: mainly so it doesn’t have to put some of those scary sounding preservatives in them. You can learn more about their ethos at their website. They cover the basics ( with some sleek packaging which is always nice!) like foundation, concealer, lipstick, blusher…etc. Unfortunately I think you can only get them in America at the moment, but if they ever cross the pond I shall give them a try I think…

(Images from Ann Street Studio)

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Shoes!!…

…specifically Kurt Geiger shoes. I have to say, I do have a thing for shoes, which is strange as I don’t own many, or maybe that is why! Sometimes it is difficult to make things look elegant when you have size 8 feet (US 10!), but I still like to appreciate a good shoe and here are a few that caught my eye from Kurt Geiger

↑ KG Sweet

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Miss KG Belle ↓

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Carvela Spirit Boots ↓

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These three pictures, just because…

(Via.)

Might have to paint this one. (Via.)

I think I want a hall like this. The wallpaper! (Via.)

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Cath Kidston x Gola.

Now tell me this, who can resist a pair of trainers with flowers on?! Exactly, no one!!! Especially not myself. I would rather like these two pairs. Cath Kidston does it again.

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The Dark Pair ↓

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↓ The Red Pair 

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Joy Williams

I found the new album – Venus – from singer Joy Williams while doing a Spotify browse, and I am soooo, glad I did. You may know her from previously being one half of The Civil Wars. She is now singing solo and her new album is beautiful. It has a haunting charm to it, but also very relaxing. This song in particular I like – What a Good Woman Does – I hope you like it as well and can add Joy to your music library…

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& Other Stories

Just a quick last one for July: these shoes from & Other Stories.

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↓ Sculpted Heel Leather Boots

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↓ Wide Strap Sandals

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So that’s it for July, hope you found something new and interesting. If there is anything you’s like to put on the list then do leave comment. I will be back soon with the next in the ‘Secret Series’. See ya’ soon.