Tuesday, 2 November 2010

i live by the river

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Yesterday the sunshine made a reappearance and mid afternoon I decided to dash out and take some pictures before daylight savings time plunged us into darkness prematurely. I chose to return to the tiny beach in Wapping that I discovered with a friend a few weeks ago, (seen in this post). The sunset was just as beautiful as the last time!

I've been living in some variation of this outfit all week. I'm not normally one for jeans, or pants at all, but since the life-saving, frostbite-preventing arrival of this alpaca sweater (all the way from Ashley in Southern California!) I've been embracing my inner grandpa. Even my lacey crocheted collar is looking distinctly tie-like here!

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Outfit:
alpaca cardigan: Three Feathers Vintage
cambric shirt: Pure by Alfred Sung
crocheted tie: random piece of fabric
jeans: Winners
shoes: Steve Madden via ebay
unkempt hair: courtesy of the ridiculous wind tunnels in the underground

Title from The Clash song, naturally.

59 comments:

Kerri @ OldLadyChic said...

Your inner grandpa looks awesome! Love that color and the tie.

ana said...

Love the color of the sweater! and the shoes! that place is awesome!

Closet Fashionista said...

Love the outfit and photos!! you should wear jeans more often :D
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Maria Confer said...

These photos are so stunning. What a gorgeous background to work with!

xx
Maria
Lulu Letty

Rio said...

That sweater looks so comfy, and I love the mustard color too! That is the prettiest little beach too; I like how secluded it looks :). Also, now I can't stop singing those lyrics in my head over and over haha! ;)

Emily, Ruby Slipper Traveller said...

@Rio: I KNOW!! I've had it on repeat for an hour in my head!

Chaucee said...

Love that yellow cardigan!

SG said...

Aww. River Thames is beautiful. Your yellow cardign looks nice on you.

Amber Rose said...

I love the song reference!

You look absolutely stunning-- naturally. Windblown never looked so good! :)

And here's to postcard pictures, love.

BenchesandChandeliers said...

i love the color of your cardigan. it's a necessary, romantic pop of brightness.

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NRIGirl said...

Is it the Thames?! Lovely river, lively sweater!

Terri said...

Emily--the sweater is beautiful and these photos totally undo my mental images of where you are. I have believed it is ALWAYS overcast there.

A said...

Emily,

Pictures are beautiful. If you live close to Thames, I am sure you pay a lot. Sometimes I travel to London. I plan to meet Bik....may be I can meet both of you together...but don't know when it is going to happen...does not sound like in any time in near future.

20 York Street said...

That's a very cool and relaxed look that I wish I can copy. I don't think I'm very good at casual outfits.. ack!

Yoga and Uggs.. =)


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Emilie said...

wauuuw the colour of these pictures is SO amazing :)

xxx

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SMASH said...

gahh you look so good I can't stand it! Honestly, mustard is your color (lucky girl). loves it.

eagle-eye-cherry said...

I miss London and your cardigan is so cool.

Krystal said...

That sweater looks incredible!!! and I love living by water, I don't know how people don't :)

hiven said...

i 'wow'ed outloud. stunning
xx

Hanna C. said...

i love your OVERSIZED sweater :)

xxxHanna

Collette Osuna said...

LOVE LOVE the mustard cardi....one of my fav colors this season....great pics too...you look perfect!!!


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claire (jazzpad.) said...

That's a beautiful colour cardigan. Saw a similar one in Urban Outfitters last week and was oh-so-tempted. I want to live by the sea! jazzy ♥

Amber Blue Bird said...

that sweater looks wicked cozy

Fleur-de-Lis said...

Great view and colors! And cute outfit***

Shaan said...

Lovely pictures!

daisychain said...

that sweater is gorgeous, what a stunning colour x

Carrie said...

I like the whole look of this outfit, but I adore those shoes and that sweater. Hooray for trying not to freeze.

Raquel said...

you look so careless yet amazingly nice in these pictures Emily! I am not usually a pants girl, but have been wearing them quite freqently, and agreed that with this cold weather we should stock up with wool knits and pants or, which I prefer, wool/thickl tights! and speaking about that, today after 3pm got so chilly in London that I almost froze! though I keep seeing wearing shorts, sleeveless shirts and sandals like it was summer! gosh!

so anyway I'll be tomorrow at the camden town tube station at the time you said! looking forward to see you! :)

Ashley said...

I love that picture of you with the steps and the sign that says "TOWN OF RAMSGATE."

All the elements work really well in that photo :)

CAITLIN said...

i love this look! mustard yellow always wins, and the lacy necktie really pulls everything together. i would totally hang out with your inner grandpa :)

Molly said...

These shots are lovely!! That sweater is cozy and kooky and cool... especially paired with those shoes. You look great.

Leaving the House in THIS?!?!

Tinfoils Tiaras said...

You are a pretty sexy grampa! I love the senior look- crochet sweaters, vintage handbags and flat shoes- comfy and stylish!

xo Emily

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Emily, Ruby Slipper Traveller said...

Haha, me too... but my grandpa ain't the vintage handbag toting type! At least, not on this occasion!

Erin Cathleen said...

Ooh, that looks like such a cozy cardigan. Great color, too, especially with the sunlight reflecting off everything... love these photos and your fab location!

Karol Duarte said...

I love your cardigan *----*

kiss

Velvet said...

I love your cardigan! It sounds so cozy, and mustard is one of my favourite colours.

These pics are gorgeous, you live near a really beautiful place I'd say.

Catita said...

love your oversized sweater!
xoxo
Catiat

Jennifer Fabulous said...

Wow you really do live in one of the most beautiful places on earth. :) Loving these photos. And your sweater is gorgeous. xo

Lucy, Dear Fish said...

That sweater is aaaaamazing! I love mustard. And I like how the outfit is tough and sweet at the same time. So cute! What an awesome location to take your pictures!

Kristen said...

What a fantastic magazine! The sunlight is perfect!
And your inner Gradpa is great! Ha ha!

Lilith said...

Love the cardigan... thanks for stopping by and the photos are great.
Bizzzz

Kallie, Happy Honey and Lark said...

what country are you in? you are such a world traveller (i read your info page!). so nerdy, but these pictures remind me of highlander, and his houseboat...haha. cheers!

Emily, Resplendent Tranquility said...

The sunlight looks so pretty cast upon everything along the river's edge. Especially on the moss-covered walls. It's perfect.

Your sweater is gorgeous. And supremely cozy by the looks of your photos!

Omar Franco Pérez said...

Hola.

Gracias por el comentario sobre mis fotos en el blog. Aquí también puedo ver muy buenas imágenes.

Saludos!

Michal said...

First off, I love the title of this post. Anyone who references a Clash song is fine by me. P: Secondly, these pictures are great & the color of your cardigan is just awesome!

Kayraheart.fashion said...

Gorgeous pictures....loved the idea of using some peice of fabric as tie..
xoxo

Angelica Ng said...

Cute menswear-inspired outfit!

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Shanna Maren said...

Your outfit and environment look pretty awesome indeed!

The Breakfast Lover said...

Que lugar más bonito y bucólico, me gusta tu look la rebeca oversize y la camisa con lazo al cuello!

bere said...

I really love the color of your sweater :) and your shoes!

kiss

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-Sam I Am- said...

These pictures make me want to travel :)
I need a new adventure!

Lauren said...

I love this sweater and the lace collar is adorable!

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tanvii.com said...

What a fab-comfy sweater. Perfect to cuddle into! :) And you do live in a beautiful place! Got some fabulous shots here!

Kimberellie said...

I love this look, these pics, the cardi, the shoes, EVERYTHING. You look gorgeous.

heart: Kimberellie

Lenne said...

This outfit post may be simple, but it's def one of my favourites! You picked a good outfit to live in :D

Will said...

Love your cardigan:)

xx
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Anthea said...

Stunning post! Love your grandpa style very much and nice to finally see some pics of where you're staying now!

Oh, My Darling said...

Love the mustard cardi!

Christine Lilwood said...

What a cool place ;) Nice blog!