Celebrating life’s adventures, however they are presented to us. After all, who knows what’s waiting for us on the other side of the hill?

The title of this post sums up the kind of irony that the UK is experiencing in the weather right now, because if you are deceived by the sun and go out in a summer dress with no tights you may possibly end up freezing yourself into a statue. Do not be deceived. But nevertheless I am thankful for the bit of sun that does show up on a cloudy day, providing me with some much needed Vitamin D. We actually shot these images in December, and woke up super early in order to get some of that lovely soft light. Needless to say, as soon as we had finished shooting the heavens opened and it rained the entire right of the day. I’d say that’s luck, right?

I don’t wear backpacks a lot, after backpacking around Europe for a month a couple of years ago I just feel a little bit nervous about wearing one anywhere apart from on my front (nobody was getting into my bags). So when I pull one out of the closet, I get filled with this overwhelming sense of adventure. I’m at a point in my life now where I’m on an adventure of discovery. I know it sounds cliché, but right now I feel at a pivotal point where perseverance is key. I think all creative’s hit that bump in the middle of road where you almost feel as if you’ve just got stuck. So you have two options, fight or flight. You could turn back in fear and retreat to a place of comfort OR (and this is the one that you HAVE to do) you can continue on your path and fight back by pushing forward each and every day. Consistency is key. After all, who knows what is waiting for you after that bump?

So here’s to adventures, however life presents them to you. Today I spontaneously booked a train ticket back home for the weekend, because… why not! Just knowing I’m going back for a bit has instantly perked up my mood, so I know it was the right decision. What adventures are you up to this weekend?

I have loved this dress from Warehouse for a long time, most especially for its drop waist which I’m a total sucker for. Pairing it with a denim jacket make the outfit less ‘dressy’ and the low, comfortable heels pull the look together. I feel like whenever I wear a denim piece I’m capable of doing anything. They just have that look and feel of durability and longevity that make me want to get out and start the grind!

Dress: Warehouse
Jacket: DP
Shoes: Zara
Backpack: (small shop in York)

Photography by Thomas O’Donoghue