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…
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?
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!
Lyndi3rd October 2017 at 5:54 pm
Golden Hour is SO wonderful for photos. Always so magical
Saida8th October 2017 at 8:18 pm
It is, isn’t it? I have really enjoyed those magical hours during summer 🙂
mihabalancom1st 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.
violettedaily30th 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!
Catherine30th September 2017 at 10:47 am
Love those days! And the look is perfect, I looove that straw bag
Rachel30th September 2017 at 4:57 am
Super comfy and stylish look! Pretty!
Jessica29th September 2017 at 2:13 am
This is such a simple yet outstanding look too. I love the touch of Parisian vibe!
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Hayley Larue28th September 2017 at 9:14 am
Golden hour is so beautiful on this street! <3
Shannon28th 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
Maria | Short Girl Long Jacket26th 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.
Cecilie Krog Pedersen25th September 2017 at 5:53 pm
Such a great look and the location is so cute !
MM24th September 2017 at 5:04 pm
Precioso post…las fotos muy bonitas