Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Nights at the train station

Well today i have some very different photos for you, it's nice to mix it up sometimes isnt it?
A change from the dresses and woodland back drops, and i actually really liked this outfit! And i also really loved how these photos came out.

 We had just been out and about after work, sans kiddos, and it was just so good for the soul. A much needed break from the routine. I managed to pop to the craft shop to stock up on wool (ive started knitting again, yay!)  and then we got some yummy coffees (cinnamon latte and a cherry and almond bake? Dont mind if i do!). We stopped here on our way home, it gets dark so early now, so i thought maybe we could manage some photos here. These photos look a bit edgy and urban which i Love, but we are sooo not rock n roll it was only 7pm, hahaha!

 I bought these trousers about two months ago and this is their first wearing. Problem with me is, if i have a dress and a pair of trousers in front of me, i will always pick the dress. I guess im just a dresses kinda gal the majority of the time. But like i said, change is good for the soul, and these trousers were super comfy and plus i'm like your personal travelling chess board ;)
The blouse and leather jacket are both old, i really wanted to get a new (fake) leather bomber style biker jacket like this, but being on a tight budget right now it was a no no. Plus i just couldn't justify it when i have this jacket that would do the trick.I'm all about making do with what I've got right now.Do you ever make what you have fit the outfit you have in mind?

 Trousers: Next
Blouse & bag: New Look (last year)
Jacket: F&F (i think at least 2 years ago)
Cat Shoes: Ebay

So then folks thats me done for another day. I will love you and leave you, hope you're having a fabulous week wherever you are in the world!
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  1. The trousers are lovely. Great moody photos too!

  2. Love the trousers! Think I need to invest in some!

  3. Cute photos,love your pants,nice blog

  4. ooo i really love your pants!! cool photos too!

    Sandy a la Mode

  5. I LOVE these trousers, I wish they had them at my local store!

    Maria xxx

  6. I love the look of these photos with their intense moody lighting. Just right to showcase those great trousers!


  7. Love the location and the mood of this shoot Rachel. Great clarity for nighttime photos. Not grainy at all. Great outfit choice too. Dawn suitcase vignettes

  8. Love the location and the mood of this shoot Rachel. Great clarity for nighttime photos. Not grainy at all. Great outfit choice too. Dawn suitcase vignettes

  9. great blog! stop by anytime :)
    xoxo Sienna

  10. Well you took the words right out of my mouth - these photos really do look so edgy & uber cool. It's really funny you were all rock n roll, staying out till 7! J & I went to the movies last night and left at 7:30, and I was just saying to him how since it's dark early now, it feels like we're so bad ass, going out all late and stuff :)

    And for what it's worth, you look just as gorgeous dressed as a chessboard as you do wearing a dress.

    Have a happy day!!!!


  11. I loved the outfit when I saw it on IG this morning and still do, but I have to say that I LOVE these photos! They totally look rock and roll and edgy. It's good to change things up from time to time. :)

  12. These shots are so, so cool! Found your outfit via the link up and I'm so in love with them. Very edgy.

  13. Super cute outfit. Love those trousers!

  14. Very, very great outfit and blog :)

  15. Okay, these are awesome! They totally look rock n roll, so it makes it even better that its only 7pm haha. Your checked trousers are awesome and glad you got a night out! Hope you're having a beautiful day!
    xo Hannah

  16. Ooo I totally love these pics! They are super edgy, they look like a magazine ad or something. Impressive! Those trousers are great! I'm a dresses kind of girl too but it's good to do something different sometimes and you look amazing! Love the blouse too.


  17. This looks like a professional magazine shoot! You look amazing! Xo

  18. Lovely pictures Rachel and great outfit :)

  19. Rachel, I love your blog and style and am super jealous of your dress collection! Glad you are keeping the blog up and your spirits sound more bouyant this week.

    Love the edgy photos, in fact all your photos!

  20. These photos are SO cool! And the pants are definitely different for you (I'm the same exact way), but I love them. This is my kind of pant! They really look fantastic on you.

  21. I love your trousers!! What's your new knitting project? I love new projects!

  22. Pants and bag <3
    Great night pictures :)

  23. Wow these pics are great. I love the blue light in the bus stop against the contrast of the amber glare in the background. Great pants too. You really suit them. Yay for nights out sans kiddos xxx

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  25. I've been wondering how on earth I will manage to take outfit photos this winter, it's getting dark so early at the moment. These look fantastic, the light is fantastic. I love these trousers too, they are so cute. When I wear trousers I tend to just go for jeans and a shirt or blouse, I definitely need to branch out xo

  26. Such cool pictures! It's getting dark so early now isn't it?

    ✰Transatlantic Blonde✰

  27. Those pants!!! You know I was looking and I'm smitten with them. In fact, this whole outfit is so 60's ish and I love how your look contrasts with the urban feel of these photos. I would have never guessed it was only 7 pm! It looks like the wee hours of the morning after a fun night of drinking. That's how I'll pretend it went down in these pictures, hehe ;)
    P.s. Back to the pants. Each time I thought I knew the pattern or color, the picture lighting got a little brighter and showed me that I loved them even more. For example, this is what I thought of them each time: I love those houndstooth print pants to Oh, they're gingham! I love them even more to thinking they were black & white to thinking they were blue & white to seeing that they have multiple colors in them and they're perfection! Haha I hope I didn't lose you on that weird little tangent.

  28. love your look!! very awesome!!
    love your blog!

    if you want to follow my blog, I hope you in

  29. love the photos - they are very urban, edgy. You look awesome as always. Thanks for linking in WW :o)

  30. Wonderful true to life photos.
    Love the shadows and lights. Brilliant, Rachel

  31. This photoshoot is breathtaking, I love the feeling of waiting for someone or maybe just for a bus that it's on late , the lights and colors add a dreamy touch like in a Wong Kar Wai's film! Your trousers are beautiful too!

  32. You can't just throw in a reference to cat shoes without a close-up!!! Tssk! ;-)
    The whole outfit is really pleasing, the trousers are brilliant even if one cannot see the cat shoes!!! :-)
    Ooooh, you'd like this, but I bought a really nice new hat I am very pleased with!!!


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