Chapter 1

paxton, aztec long waist coat, boho fashion biker boots, firetrap, gypsy outfit, buckle boots, studs grocery bag, black rolled clutch orange white yellow aztec patten, Navajo, gypsy prints, boho look, hippy girl hippy look, hippie outfit, bohemian girl, maxi skirt, black crop topstudded boots, biker ankle boots
Crop top - PLT / / Maxi skirt - PLT / / Biker boots - ℅ USC Fashion / / Aztec waistcoat - PLT / / Rolled grocery bag - Zara (old)

My resolution this year was to blog a lot more - considering is the 15th - it't not going to well. Procrastination station! I have all these excuses i will use - to get out of my system - and then i can not reuse them. 

For a start i do not have endless amounts of coats and jackets; warm jackets, winter coats, you know snuggly pieces. What normal person does?  In a magical moneyless world i would love to own every coat/jacket i fall in love with as i do have a real outwear problem. Not every coat goes with every outfit i put together, i have to admit it gets difficult and expensive; especially (for a blogger) since you need to look new, different and exciting every time.

Problem two: Even if i had lots of coats and jackets, how boring would that look? 'Oh there's another buttoned up coat and scarf look; which pretty much should just be shot in the dark (the winter sucks.) How am i supposed to show off my beautiful top - that I've just been gifted - if it's covered up. 

I've just moved to the coast, i seriously wasn't prepared for the elements here. It is absolutely freezing and with the gale force winds blowing around the north east, it's some what difficult to get a shot without looking like Cousin It. Wearing a sleeping bag or some form of tent, would be more appropriate. 

And last but not least - this is probably the worst excuse ever! - I am a night owl. I really can't switch off at a normal hour and going to bed before 12AM is such a task. With the sun setting before 4pm, it's hard to get up and be ready to shoot for the morning sun; as well as fit in my other projects in around my day. But this is all going to change, I have my outfits planned on my rail, in order might i add; some with coats and some with layered kimonos. I will probably catch pneumonia by the time spring comes, but at least i've kept my readers intrigued. 

Yes i know i'm wearing a crop top in my latest look; looking out the window it didn't look that cold, so i thought today i'm definitely going to wear some of my PLT Naughty purchases. I loved the way the long knitted aztec cardigan was styled on their website; with the long floaty, girly maxi skirt and long sleeve crop top. A boho dream. I decided to toughen the skirt up with boyish biker boots. It still looks feminine till i moved and skirt splits revealed the boots. This is probably the only time the wind has ever been in my favour - i love the boot shots - a dreamy wind swept moment. 

Note: it started snowing straight after these photos, someone up there didn't approve of the no coat protest. Like i said on twitter "...i'm staying true to the Geordie girl (no coat) myth".



  1. This outfit is absolutely spectacular Rachael, so gorgeous! Such an amazing look x

  2. Lovely!

    Katie |

  3. I love the look so much ! Gorgeous pictures too !

    Giveaway, win a pair of Polette glasses !

  4. that aztec print is gorgeous! and girl, i feel ya. blogging in the winter just plain sucks. cold + dark = terrible photos!

    xx nikki

  5. Love your style!

  6. I totally get what you're saying... I'm all too ready for spring myself!
    I really like this look though, you combined it so beautifully <3




Rachael Dobbins
North East fashion blogger with a boho edge.
Floral crown maker, Bumble bee lover, Hippy at heart.
Forever dreaming of the seventies
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