silver jewellery against tan skin, sun hot on your back, patterns on skin from lacy tops, wandering european cats, glowy lipgloss, the fresh tartness of homemade lemonade, lazing outside with a book, soft music in your earphones as you gaze at classical art, picnics and freedom
(all pictures can be found on my tumblr)
Picnic-ing is literally my favourite hobby ever and basically 83% of why I love summer and not gonna lie my squad have some pretty good picnics so here is how you can do that too:
Firstly, you’re gonna need supplies. All you really need is a picnic blanket and some friends (4-7 seems to be a good number but more or less is obviously snazzy too). It’s also nice to have a dog but it has to be a well behaved one otherwise it might try to steal your houmous sandwich like my cousin’s dog did when I was in Norfolk (most tragic moment of my life). OOH AND if you have a Bluetooth speaker that is 100% a fabulous thing to take.
A good location is also important. If it’s going to be sunny then you could go to the beach or some woods or a river or something, or if you’re kinda lazy just someone’s garden. If your weather app lies to you and it starts raining even though it said it would be 30 degrees then itS STILL FINE !! Make a cute den with tapestries and pillows and have your picnic in there (never done this but it’s on my bucket list).
And finally, the most exciting thing: food. Ask everyone to bring something different so you have a variety (also make sure no one is allergic to anything otherwise that could be awkward). We always have carrots and cucumber and baguette and houmous, loads of fruit and these amazing vegan cheese swirls my friend makes because my whole squad is vegetarian/vegan but you could also have stuff like mini sausages and scotch eggs because that kinda thing is exciting tbh. Also don’t forget dessert – get mini brownies or something cute like that.
SO you’re also gonna need Stuff To Do. I mean obviously it’s fine to just sit around and talk but if you’re into that adventurous lifestyle it could be fun to make use of your location and try something. Like, there’s this lake near me where you can hire little rowing boats and that’s fun. If you’re at the beach obviously there’s the sea, or if you’re a child like me sandcastles !!! Something me and my friends always do is have a mini photo shoot and get some snazzy pics for the gram ;)))
ANYway that, in my opinion makes a pretty good picnic and I think y’all should try it out and everyone plz let me know what picnic food you like because picnics and food are my favourite things.
Today was pretty cool. I was a model for my friend’s fashion project which was kinda scary because I haven’t really done anything like this before and yeahhhhh it was really informal obviously but stILL I didn’t want to mess it up. She did my make up which was weird because usually I only wear mascara because I’m bad at make up and my face looked sO INTENSE especially my eyebrows – seriously I looked kinda scary I think lol. Her dress, as you can see, is reaaalllyyy bright and I actually really like it even though I would probably never wear it in real life and I’m so glad I’m tanned otherwise it would have made me look so pale oops.
We went to this really pretty rose garden which is kind of near where I live and it smelled amazing. I was such an awkward model at first because I had nO CLUE how to pose or anything so I kinda just stood there but my friend told me how to pose a bit and then I got a lil bit more comfortable ayyy. We took about 570 photos, not even exaggerating and I nearly lost my phone and I got hardcore judged by some small children but it was actually kinda fun.
Gotta say though I could never actually be a model because a) it’s soo painful to look into the light, I think I might be a bit temporarily blinded and b) I’M SO AWKWARD LOL
Anyway imma stop because I have an exam on Monday and I know nOthing and I’m probably going to die.