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#OOTD and the day I lost my lens

Dress: c/o MY MUM Tights: ASOS Shoes: ASOS Coat: Top Shop   I feel like it’s been AGES since I did an outfit of the…


purple velvet dress

Dress: c/o MY MUM
Tights: ASOS
Shoes: ASOS
Coat: Top Shop

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I feel like it’s been AGES since I did an outfit of the day post. It’s been at least a month. It’s hard to believe that I started this blog as a fashion blog and used to do outfit posts three or four times a week. How things change, eh?

Yesterday, I spent the afternoon with India. Naturally, we did what most bloggers do when they spend time together and took some outfit photos. I picked her up and we drove to Kirkstall Abbey – which is one of my favourite locations to take photos and to go running.

There were a few humans about though, so we looked around the Abbey ruins for somewhere to shoot photos where there was little life, we found a quite little section, which is apparently called the Abbots House.

Well, quiet apart from this man, he apparently loves my shoes. Or something:

 purple velvet dress

Woo bloopers. So yes, India kindly took photos of me while the heels of my shoes slowly sank into the mud. You really have to just give zero fucks when you’re taking outfit photos, because people DO LOOK AT YOU. It never gets easier, does it?

After I was done, I took my heels off and got back into my flats. Because nobody can walk around Kirkstall Abbey with heels like that on, especially me, I totally almost fell a few times taking these photos. Then I took some photos of India’s outfit.

Afterwards, walked back to the car. We were going to Rosie’s diner to grab lunch and I thought I might want to blog it, like as bloggers do, so I put my stuff in the boot and went to grab my camera and one of my lenses to put in the front of the car to take in.

My 50mm lens had GONE. DOOM. GONE. I remember putting it on the wall in the Abbots house. I must not have picked it up. Dammit. So we had to walk ALL the way back. The lens wasn’t there, so we went to tell the man in the gift shop. Who totally overreacted and acted like I had told him I set fire to part of the Abbey, or killed someone. He insisted on coming to look with us and all I wanted to do is see if it had been handed in. But it got turned into this big search party and then he took a description of the lens. He was very panicky about the whole situation.

Feeling hopeful, I said to India: I BET IT’S IN MY SHOE. I was quite aware that there were many photographers there taking photos of the Abbey and if they saw a lens laying about, they might just think it’s their lucky day and pocket it. Also the way the gift shop man was acting made me suspicious. Empty your pockets, I said. Actually, that’s a lie, I didn’t say that at all. We left the Abbey feeling hopeful that this would not be the end of my relationship with my beloved 50mm lens.

We walked back to the car and I checked the boot of my car and luckily enough, it was in the shoes. HURRAH. KARMA HAD COME BACK TO MEEEE. I kind of felt like a dick because I had made India walk back with me just because I’m an idiot. But you know, extra steps on the Fitbit.

We then went to Rosie’s Diner where I had stuffed Jalopenos for starter, and a veggie hot dog with sweet potato fries, the serving sizes in Rosie’s are massive, so I couldn’t eat it all. The staff were really chipper, which is odd because when I’ve been before, service has been so slow. We had barely sat down before we had been asked if we want to order.

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Overall, I had a good day and kind of felt like I actually won something because I found my lens!

Happy times 🙂



  1. Extra steps on the FitBit can never hurt haha – I once locked my car keys in the boot and had to send my brother clambering through the main section of the car to grab them.

    Lizzie Dripping

  2. ”Empty your pockets, I said”, you genuinely had me on board there and worried about what was about to go down haha! I like the crushed velvet material of your dress and yes, there’s no getting around having people stare – and especially once you reach the 50th or 100th shot!

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice

  3. The food looks delicious! It’s great you found your lens, they are quite expensive and so necessary for blogging.

  4. I would be panicked if I lost my lens! Luckily you found it, just make sure to put it in the bag next time haha 🙂 The way that man is looking…. ummm… “hey young lady…………..” you can fill in the blanks 😉 I would be freezing in that outfit, but I like the tights, they look pretty! x

  5. Glad you found it! Those tights are great!!! You look really nice- very Clara Oswald!
    You do have such a funny writing style!!x

  6. At least you found your lens ahaha. I’d be super panicky about losing my lens, so I get your concern, but the other guy acting panicky was a bit iffy right?

    Bloody lovely photos too, I must say hun.

    Little Moon Elephant

  7. That hot dog looks AMAZING. I sometimes go to a vegan diner night with my colleagues and I love it! Glad you found your lens 🙂

    Liz x
    Distract Me Now Please

  8. Love those tights! Such a lovely setting for pictures, the one with that man though haha! Lucky you found your lens that would have been gutting!
    Amy xx Call Me Amy

  9. Your outfit is really cute, I love the skirt! I’m glad you found your lens, and don’t worry, I am pretty sure the same would have happened to me. Oh and I’m now craving sweet potato fries even though I just had dinner haha.

  10. The look on that fellas face! Haha priceless! I have never done an outdoor OOTD, I have no idea how to stand or what to do with my arms and feet! Give me a Disney castle and I’ll strike every pose you can think of, but put me somewhere local and sober?! Hell no!

    Love this dress your mum got you, it’s gorgeous!

    Sarah 🙂
    Saloca in Wonderland

  11. Yes that was a total win that your lens did end up being in your shoes. The outfit looks fab on you.

  12. Those stuffed jalepenos look AMAZING! I want some of that right now…..delicious….

    Your tights are super cute and unique!! Love the whole look!

  13. I think it’s so incredibly cute that you hang out with bloggers and something I wish I could do myself. Maybe in the future?

    I don’t know if this was supposed to happen but you had me in complete giggles throughout the whole post. I’m a bit shy when it comes to taking pictures of my outfit and I’m hopefully taking some today (cross your fingers for me), but yeah, the only sucky part of it is the people that enjoy staring a bit too much. Humans, what can we do?

    I love your outfit so so so much. THOSE HEELS ARE SO CUTE.
    And the leather jacket. Just basically everything.

    Also, I’m so glad you found your lens. I’d probably cry.

    Ella x

  14. You’re so lucky you had it in your shoe because if you had of left it on the wall, it would have definitely been snapped up! I’ll reveal an embarrassing moment to you…. I rang the Police for the first time when I was younger because I thought two lads had stolen my mobile phone….it was in my tennis bag!!

    I feel your pain with photo onlookers but I have become braver…a little anyway.

    Love the outfit and those tights are gorg.

    Victoria xx

  15. So pleased that you found the lens I hate loosing anything it really is frustrating, lovely pictures the backdrop of the abbey is lovely Lucy x

  16. I just found your blog from India’s post about your photo shoot! I always loose my lens cap, which I know isn’t as bad but I know the feeling of thinking you’ve lost something! So glad you found it though 🙂 I love your outfit! And I’ve not yet been to Rosie’s Diner but everyone goes on about it so next time I am in Leeds I may pop over 🙂

    Sarah xxx

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