Oh boy. So, for my first rewind post, we're going back - way back - as in, almost 2 years back. My hair's a little darker, my face a little younger, and my surroundings a little greener. These were taken in Ireland, during my stint as a Nanny. It's funny to reflect on the fact that I took these pictures in May of 2009 with hopes of starting a style blog. I guess I'm a bit of a procrastinator? Nevertheless, here I am in a simple Spring outfit in the beautiful surrounding that is Kilcullen, Kildare County.
I was in love with these shoes the moment I set eyes on them. At the time, working as a nanny, I couldn't afford anything. I remember stealing a euro from a 6 year olds piggy bank in order to buy myself a coffee (sincerest apologies, Mia - I never steal, unless caffeine deprived), and trading babysitting services for a ride into Dublin to wander around. I have never been as broke in my life as when I lived overseas. But I didn't care - I had a roof over my head, root vegetables in my stomach, and three little girls with giant hearts. I bought these for myself as a massive treat right before leaving for home, and they became a summer staple thereafter.
(Jacket: Zara, Pants: Zara, Shoes: Nine West)
Can you believe that these pictures were taken by a 6 year old? I remember how thrilled she was to be asked to play fashion shoot with me, but how entirely annoyed she became of the process after a few minutes. I have such fond memories of my time spent at the Strain's. If you've visited my about me page, you'll read that it 'changed my life'. Maybe a bit gushy, but couldn't be more true. We spent so many hours in the fields in that Spring, finding rocks, collecting sticks, making crowns out of daisies. True, true love.