Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Leeds West Indian Carnival

(costume prep)
Yesterday our neighborhood had a fabulous party and parade celebrating culture with bright costumes and delicious jerk chicken! I loved the performers and the bold outfits! We started our day off with walking down the block (through the rain and wind) to the local park that was filled with vendors serving jerk chicken, goat curry, and if you were lucky- Jamaican Rum. Music was blasting (we're talking 10 speakers to each front yard) every few houses. My lungs were vibrating to the tunes of reggae and our bellies were full of some home cookin'. We finished the afternoon by cheering on and dancing with the procession of beautifully handmade costumes. They all started posing for me and the camera ;) Enjoy a little piece of our world! 
(Happy Husband)
Waiting for the parade, rum punch in a posh glass ;)
Like mother...
...like daughter!
 A fabulous time was had by all!
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Thursday, August 21, 2014

Cashmere Leopard

Autumn is for cashmere sweaters (or jumpers as they call them out here). I also just recently learned that the word Fall is not used here in England, we have entered Autumn, if you say Fall you will confusion and laughs ;) With that said, it has been cold and rainy all week! Leaves are falling and the air is getting crisper. I have begun packing for Portland, as I will be there for two months to celebrate my sis-in-laws wedding and to produce a beautiful photo shoot with my favorite, talented ladies! Until then, I'm layering not for the look but for the warmth!
 and then I fell off the wall... ;)
 Cashmere: gift from mum // Wedges: Zara // Dress shirt: my husbands // Trousers: Banana Republic //
Ladies tie: by yours truly, emial me if you would like one. $10 for the tie plus shipping! 
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