Sunday, 10 September 2017


Having lived in London for almost five years now, I find myself becoming increasingly boxed into the humdrum routine and city life so it's always handy to take a tourist's eye to give me a fresh perspective on this beautiful country I've been lucky to call home and discover hidden gems. Not like the Mayfield Lavender farm was an obscure destination, I'd been meaning to visit this location for years but kept putting it off and eventually forgetting until one day a friend visiting from Indonesia mentioned it was on her London to-do list. The farm is in Banstead with the easiest way to get there (which we took) being to hop on a train from Victoria Station to Sutton (around 40min journey) and then to take a black cab to the farm (another 15min). If you'd prefer to drive, they also have a spacious parking space but bear in mind it tends to fill up the later it gets. We decided to leave London to get there just as it opened at 9am to take advantage of an almost deserted lavender field, it was almost like we had the entire place to ourselves. We were also blessed with the loveliest weather that day so I wore this vintage looking broderie crop top from ASOS with my favourite high waisted, wide leg jeans and converse high tops. Pretty and feminine enough on top which quenched my urge to don a dress which would have been so perfect to twirl around in but not the most practical to drag through the mud, the jeans and converse a much better option for the latter. The outfit was topped off with this hat which served as my summer straw variety this year (I left last years' on the train and someone happily took ownership of it) and some arm candy courtesy of Primarni. Unbeknownst to most from these photos, I almost had a meltdown on the train journey there as I spilt my morning coffee all down the front of my pristine white top. My friend saved the day when she suggested that I just turn the top around for the blog photos, so what you're actually seeing in all these shots is the back of this top. Problem solved and to this day I'm grateful for all the lavender to cover my modesty whilst I kept having to flip the top around. There you go, nothing is always as picture perfect as it seems, but life goes on and you've got to make the most of it!

ASOS top (sold out but almost identical one here) / ASOS jeans / Converse high tops / ASOS hat / Primark bangles and rings

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