Summer in the city

July 1, 2013

Last Saturday I joined my friend Iryna for a shopping trip in Nottingham, as we are picking an outfit for her stage performances with her band, MuHa. It was a lovely day out, the sun was shining (for most of the day), we talked giggled and looked at clothes. I also treated myself to a sushi lunch at Bonzai, it was tasty!

Balloon man even posed for the photo!

Lately I’ve been enjoying photographing people on the street. This time I was walking and this guy caught my eye, I thought he looked good and had a nice smile. I asked if he minded if I took a photo and he said yes! Turns out his stage name is Bright Lite aka Block, he’s a hip hop artist and gave me one of his cds. Thank you! You can find him on Facebook  and Twitter if you’re curious.

Beautiful red strawberries. Summertime is my favourite time of the year.

We stopped for a lemonade. It was delish!

Moo! Details – Jacket – Primark (on sale), Skirt – Ebay – Bag – from a swap with Lili, Orange Cardigan – H&M (via Ebay), Black Tshirt – H&M, Loafers – Pull and Bear, Name Necklace – Christopher James of London. Funny story about the necklace (you can see it below), I ordered it and requested for the name on it to be Hello the Mushroom. Unfortunately that was too long for the cutting machine so I just had to settle for plain old Sara.

Found this amazing jacket at Oxfam. Unfortunately it was too big. I loved the golden trim on the lapels and the embroidered detail on the pockets. As I couldn’t buy it I thought I’d register it for posterity.

After Iryna left I went to the Nottingham Contemporary gallery, for a really good exhibition, The Universal Addressability of Dumb Things. It has to be one of the best shows I’ve seen there, featuring a collection of seemingly random objects, curated by Mark Leckey

Just a little sample. If you are in the area, I definitely recommend a visit. See some more of what’s on show here.

 After all of this, I sat in the sun for a bit and it felt fantastic, see the happy face?

I am adding this post to Patti’s Visible Monday over at Not Dead Yet Style. Have a lovely week everyone!

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  • Reply Desiree July 1, 2013 at 09:16

    Ooooooooh Nottingham looks like such a beautiful city!! I love the jacket in Oxfam so much, I just know the right person will stroll past, pop it on, it’ll fit perfectly and life will be beautiful. I’m utterly DESPERATE to see the exhibition you visited!!!!! You look so happy to be out and about and MORE street photography Sara, you’ve got a wonderful view of the world:). xoxo

  • Reply Jet aka Punk Glam Queen July 1, 2013 at 10:56

    Looks like you had a lovely day judging from that gorgeous smile on the ast page! Feels good to do a bunch of stuff you don’t normally do! Never been to Nottingham, looks so pretty — and I adore strawberries, Italian lemonade, the painting up above (surrounding) the hook where the denim waistcoast is hanging! I hope Iryna found a fab out fit to wear for her stage performances! XXX Jet !

  • Reply Patti @ NotDeadYet Style July 1, 2013 at 14:01

    I am in love with this city from afar! Love your big smile in that last pic – thanks for sharing all the fun with Visible Monday.

  • Reply Val Sparkle July 1, 2013 at 14:28

    Looks like a fun day. I just love that aqua jacket!! Too bad it was too big. If it’s cheap enough, is it worth paying someone to alter it? Think how fabulous it would look on you! Go on!!!

  • Reply PinkCheetahVintage July 1, 2013 at 14:32

    This all looks so wonderful!!

  • Reply Connie* July 1, 2013 at 16:13

    A nice sunny day. I’m so proud of you. I am trying to get up the courage to photograph people on the street…like this cute boy. However, no one looks as beautiful as a smiling Sara.

  • Reply Kathleen Lisson July 1, 2013 at 16:33

    The strawberries look delicious!

  • Reply SACRAMENTO July 1, 2013 at 20:34

    My dear Sara, you beautiful photos tell me that there is another type of summer where the weather doesn´t melt your brain and you can have fun and strawberries.
    We have the hottest temperature in Spain today close to 40º in the shade, arrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

  • Reply ariane July 1, 2013 at 21:30

    I love my city in the summer, it’s so lovely, I know the feeling!
    Lovely pics and that jacket you found at Oxfam, what a jewel!
    To answer your question my docs are all comfortable apart from the sandals, not that comfy


  • Reply Jan Graham-McMillen July 2, 2013 at 02:33

    Thanks for sharing your very interesting and glam day with us! I’m really sorry I can’t see that show in person … looked fabulous. Looking pretty cute yourself, kid , in your mixed prints!

  • Reply Vix July 2, 2013 at 14:45

    I need to go back to Nottingham, it’s only up the road so I’ve no excuse! Love your fab outfit and gutted that jacket didn’t fit you, it was a beaut! x

  • Reply Lyosha July 2, 2013 at 19:03

    great snaps and your outfit


  • Reply pastcaring July 2, 2013 at 20:37

    What a lovely day out! You look amazing, Nottingham looks fabulous in the sun, the people look friendly, and that last pic of you is so beautiful! xxxx

  • Reply Señora Allnut July 3, 2013 at 11:42

    such a fabulous day, glad you’ve enjoyed so many activities under the sun looking stylish and pretty!!, love your jacket and love your smile!

  • Reply marylou July 4, 2013 at 18:58

    oh sara i can feel the summer happiness and carefree feel on this pictures!!! i love summer too and i think it´s amazing how much it affects all of us and even strangers on the street are friendlier or even in public transport people look less grumpy haha;)

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