She talks Glam

An easy chic look anyone can pull off | Striped boxy tee and skinny grazers for a chic look | Round crochet bag | Casual chic | Pop of red | Bandana | Birkenstock Dupes | Saida Antolin | She talks Glam | The Golden Hour on Orchard Street

The Golden Hour on Orchard Street

You know how some days everything seems to work out perfectly, since you wake up till you go to bed? You rise well rested and in a good mood, you hair looks amazing without any product on it, you cannot explain why there is almost no traffic on your commute, the workload at the office is tolerable and the day finishes with a delicious dinner in the company of your besties over a fair amount of margaritas.

Fortunately, when shooting pictures for a fashion blog you also catch those kind of days… sometimes! The outfit works exactly as you had pictured it in your head, your makeup looks flawless, no passers-by can be found at the chosen location and the golden hour creates a game of lights and shadows which hardly ever can be fully captured by a camera lens. But oh we try, and at times we even succeed…

An easy chic look anyone can pull off | Striped boxy tee and skinny grazers for a chic look | Round crochet bag | Casual chic | Pop of red | Bandana | Birkenstock Dupes | Saida Antolin | She talks Glam | The Golden Hour on Orchard Street

An easy chic look anyone can pull off | Striped boxy tee and skinny grazers for a chic look | Round crochet bag | Casual chic | Pop of red | Bandana | Birkenstock Dupes | Saida Antolin | She talks Glam | The Golden Hour on Orchard Street

An easy chic look anyone can pull off | Striped boxy tee and skinny grazers for a chic look | Round crochet bag | Casual chic | Pop of red | Bandana | Birkenstock Dupes | Saida Antolin | She talks Glam | The Golden Hour on Orchard Street

An easy chic look anyone can pull off | Striped boxy tee and skinny grazers for a chic look | Round crochet bag | Casual chic | Pop of red | Bandana | Birkenstock Dupes | Saida Antolin | She talks Glam | The Golden Hour on Orchard Street

An easy chic look anyone can pull off | Striped boxy tee and skinny grazers for a chic look | Round crochet bag | Casual chic | Pop of red | Bandana | Birkenstock Dupes | Saida Antolin | She talks Glam | The Golden Hour on Orchard Street

This location had been on my list for ages, as the first time we were wandering around the streets of Cambridge I couldn’t help but fall in love with it. Orchard street is a narrow path flanked by Georgian-inspired houses on one side and old urban English cottages on the other side. It’s located in the middle of the city, close to the shopping area, yet it has somehow maintained a quaint essence that instantly transports you to another era. It’s always quiet and peaceful, and the neighbours’ front door flowers add the perfect pop of colour to an already perfect spot.

On the outfit front, I don’t know how or why, but this summer has brought out the minimalist in me and I am quite pleased with some of my recent looks following the “less is more” mantra. On this occasion, I went for a really simple but sleek & put-together look that allowed me to showcase my new baby: this beautiful handmade round crochet bag that my mama & my sister created together! ♥ Follow the link for the DIY tutorial 😉

I am sure you have noticed my collection of crochet bags this summer (as seen here, here and here), and the truth is that I have always loved these little pieces lovingly crafted by my grandma or my mother, because not only are they gorgeous and cannot be found on any high street shop, but they also remind me of important people and moments of my life and I am a sentimental soul, what can I say?

An easy chic look anyone can pull off | Striped boxy tee and skinny grazers for a chic look | Round crochet bag | Casual chic | Pop of red | Bandana | Birkenstock Dupes | Saida Antolin | She talks Glam | The Golden Hour on Orchard Street

An easy chic look anyone can pull off | Striped boxy tee and skinny grazers for a chic look | Round crochet bag | Casual chic | Pop of red | Bandana | Birkenstock Dupes | Saida Antolin | She talks Glam | The Golden Hour on Orchard Street

An easy chic look anyone can pull off | Striped boxy tee and skinny grazers for a chic look | Round crochet bag | Casual chic | Pop of red | Bandana | Birkenstock Dupes | Saida Antolin | She talks Glam | The Golden Hour on Orchard Street

An easy chic look anyone can pull off | Striped boxy tee and skinny grazers for a chic look | Round crochet bag | Casual chic | Pop of red | Bandana | Birkenstock Dupes | Saida Antolin | She talks Glam | The Golden Hour on Orchard Street

Do you have any such pieces in your wardrobe, little treasures that bring good memories to your mind and stylish touches to your outfits? 🙂

Hope you enjoyed these shots during a stormy golden hour on Orchard St. and that you have a fantastic week, glamistas!

Tomorrow marks the official start of our (summer) holidays and I couldn’t be any happier. Mr Vet, my overpacked suitcase and I will be broadcasting from the Canary Islands to those nosy people who wish to follow along on Instagram. So speak to you soon!

Peace&Love

Saida

{Pull&Bear striped tee via ASOS – new} {H&M skinny black jeans – old} {Birkenstock dupes – old}
{Handmade round crochet bag – How to do it tutorial here!} {Primark sunglasses} {Orelia London necklace}

You Might Also Like

7 Reasons why I love Spring

Who run the world?

Culottes are a girl’s best friend (in summer)

90s kid vibes

Chasing Rainbows in the Grey Kingdom

Joy is in my name

Square Denim – Only suitable for Denim Lovers

Are we a spoiled generation?

Late summer picnic

I am a Dreamer

Not your average checked suit

30 years, 30 lessons

Oversized Maroon Dreams

Am I losing myself in the social media labyrinth?

Out of the Box Styling tips

Ready, Steady, Freeze!

All about the bow

Suede Pleated Midi Skirt: A love affair

Masculine vibes on my wardrobe’s way to autumn

How to make the most of your summer wardrobe in autumn

Canarias Photo Diary: What I wore in paradise

Pink or Blue? You don’t have to choose!

5 ways to style your red bandana

Polka dots & Tulips for a mini tour of Cambridge

Fashion at the Museum: The Edit

10 things I have done in my six months as a blogger

What to do when Inspiration plays hide and seek

Two Ways to Style the Boyfriend Shirt

Fifty Shades of Black

Why you shouldn’t be afraid of being bold

Rocking the Band Tee

Live boldly, wear a hat

Striped Spring Haze

Tuscany Photo Diary

Expectations meet Reality

A chic way to animal print

Style Go: Want to catch them all!

Stripes & Mom Jeans for an Express trip to Shoreditch

Blazer season in La Gran Via

Independent artists in fashion and my latest obsession

The day that casual became chic

How to brighten up your office look

12 Comments

  1. Lyndi

    3rd October 2017 at 5:54 pm

    Golden Hour is SO wonderful for photos. Always so magical
    Lyndi

    http://www.stylecalling.cm

    1. Saida

      8th October 2017 at 8:18 pm

      It is, isn’t it? I have really enjoyed those magical hours during summer 🙂

  2. mihabalancom

    1st October 2017 at 8:24 am

    Those are the best days and I can totally relate to keeping it more minimalistic lately, my wardrobe changed a lot this year. Lovely street and lovely pictures.

    https://mihabalan.com/2017/09/27/make-someone-smile-today/

  3. violettedaily

    30th September 2017 at 12:33 pm

    That’s so funny because I totally relate to myself about those days!! Even if you and your photos always look beautiful, here we can feel how confident you are and that this day everything worked perfectly 🙂 I love this crochet bag, it makes even more beautiful as it has a sentimental and family story! By the way, I really have to visit Cambridge some day, it looks sooo pretty! Have a nice weekend Saida!

    http://violettedaily.com

  4. Catherine

    30th September 2017 at 10:47 am

    Love those days! And the look is perfect, I looove that straw bag


    Catherine
    http://www.fashionardenter.com

  5. Jessica

    29th September 2017 at 2:13 am

    This is such a simple yet outstanding look too. I love the touch of Parisian vibe!

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

  6. Hayley Larue

    28th September 2017 at 9:14 am

    Golden hour is so beautiful on this street! <3

    BlondieInTheCity.com

  7. Shannon

    28th September 2017 at 2:28 am

    Yep, definitely love those days! haha Love your outfit & photos too. It certainly does look magical there at golden hour.

    TFM Life & Style blog

  8. Maria | Short Girl Long Jacket

    26th September 2017 at 2:32 am

    These photos are so lovely! Golden hour is my favourite time to shoot, and that street is so charming. You’re lucky to have so many cute streets like these to choose from in the UK, I’m very limited living in a newer city that has mostly glass buildings.
    xx

  9. Cecilie Krog Pedersen

    25th September 2017 at 5:53 pm

    Such a great look and the location is so cute !
    /Cecilie

  10. MM

    24th September 2017 at 5:04 pm

    Precioso post…las fotos muy bonitas

Share your thoughts!