Week in photos

March 31, 2013

Happy Easter everyone! I’m now talking to you from my bed as I am completely and utterly destroyed after all the walking around in Manchester yesterday. It was totally worth it though, I’ll post about it tomorrow! For now, here’s a sneak peak into the past week as seen on my Instagram feed. Don’t forget to follow me @hellothemushroom if you haven’t done so yet.

Last weekend I started this DIY project. I hope to finish it today or tomorrow and wear it this week.

It’s been horrendously cold and snows every now and then. Apparently the temperatures are going to stay low throughout the month of April. This leads me to conclude that my Summer clothes will not leave the crates in the garage this year. (Topshop jacket, Mod Dolly dress, flowered boots from Ebay)

These are some resilient flowers. Go Spring!

This week I took my lunch box to work. I’m kind of thinking I should be using it for something else as it’ll eventually get manky and I like it too much to see it ruined!

I’m absolutely in love with Iris Apfel and her sense of style. I got the book Rare Bird of Fashion and took to sharing some of my favourite ensembles on Instagram. I won’t bore you with all of them.

I love these bracelets. I am totally going to DIY the hell out of them. I’ll show them when I do 🙂

This red dress totally looks like the red dress I wore here. I will wear a similar combination just for fun as I also have Harlequin flats!

I want a red stole! Now!

This one has been my favouritest of all I think. I love the shape of the little jacket, the colour and the piling up of jewelry. Although it is something I don’t do myself as it doesn’t feel ‘me’, I love seeing it on other people!

 I found these tabi style boots from Irregular Choice on Ebay for a song. They are from one of the first collections Irregular Choice ever made (beginning of the noughties, maybe?) and I wanted to have them in my IC collection since forever. They’ve never been worn but they weren’t properly stored so they’re a bit stained (The Instagram filters softened the stains but trust me, they’re there). I am planning on painting them a soft Spring inspired shade of light yellow so I can wear them without looking bad! I’ll keep you posted on that one too.

 Finally got my hands on a copy of Advanced Style. If you don’t know the blog all I can say is “where have you been all this time?” (and to click on the link too). Lovely Judith from Style Crone is in it!

I also finally own some of the Aranzi Aronzo books. They are some of the craziest silliest kawaii stuff I’ve ever seen (plus they make me laugh). I remember lusting over them on my visits to the Fnac store in Lisbon but as everything else in that place, they were overpriced. It’s the kind of stuff that never fails to put a smile on my face.

Fairy clothes. It was a bit too much for the office. Skirt from Ebay, booties from Primark!

Some lovely landscapes on the way to Manchester yesterday. I wish these little photos could convey how beautiful it was. Snowy hills and sheep and their babies along the way, some rustic farm buildings… a lot of beauty to take in.

Some bits reminded me of the Alps. I miss skiing 🙁

Yesterday’s lunch at the Manchester Art Gallery. Hake fillets with sweet and sour peppers. Nom!

Monkey King! Detail of a fabulous tableau by Raqib Shaw, who I have to say was a surprise. More on this in tomorrow’s post!


I want these books.

Finally at the end of the day, the main objective of the trip up North – Morrissey and The Smiths exhibition, photos by Kevin Cummins.

They were some lovely photos indeed. If I had some spare money (a lot of it) lying around I’d buy a couple of prints but at £900 a pop, I’ll have to content myself with the exhibition poster…

After a full day of travelling and walking around in Manchester, Filipa and I had a well deserved hot drink at the train station. Chai latte <3

 Hope you are having a lovely chocolate filled Easter!

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  • Reply Desiree March 31, 2013 at 11:31

    Yes I’m afraid I always leave an exhibition with just a poster, freebie ones are even better. At least you got to go to the Smiths exhibition and managed to sneak in some snaps;). You KNOW how I feel about the green frothy skirt and gold glitter boots … people need to get used to seeing more of this wonderous happy style. Get with it people! Sara’s not going anywhere and she’s not going to cave in to your sneers and disapproving looks, the sad gits. There. That told ’em ;). Still feeling so happy your blog is back, I really missed you! xoxoxooxox

  • Reply Desiree March 31, 2013 at 11:32

    PS. Googly-eye jewellery a la the wonderful Iris? YESSSSSSSSS!!!

  • Reply Connie* March 31, 2013 at 15:37

    I love your flowery boots in the snow and the flowers peeking through and the google eye bracelet and your fairy outfit and your eternally cheery perspective. Happy Spring to you, Sara!

  • Reply Vix March 31, 2013 at 16:47

    I’m very jealous of you seeing that Smiths exhibit and cannot wait to see more of the Raqib Shaw picture. Love your DIY, sparkly shoes and hope you’re all recovered now! x

  • Reply ernø March 31, 2013 at 20:53

    cold week !

  • Reply SACRAMENTO April 1, 2013 at 07:31

    I love every single pic, and want so many things, ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

  • Reply Andrea Deal April 1, 2013 at 15:35

    Morrissey and the Smith’s show! You lucky girl!
    Neat boots. I must admit, they make me think of a movie prop for some space alien film. I’m really looking forward to seeing you style those babies!

  • Reply Señora Allnut April 1, 2013 at 15:51

    fabulous photos, love so much your floral boots on the snow, and that glitter booties! and I would love to have that Iris Apfel and Advanced Style books (I need to save my money!). Your outings seem to be very funny!!, wish you get well soon!
    beijinhos & boa sorte

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