The end of summer...

Dress: Primark, Boater: Primark, Shoes: Topshop, Bag: Topman, Dog: Agatha Christie!


So, I think it's fair to say this will probably be the last decent weekend of summer. Qu'elle dommage! It's been a bit hopeless so I thought I'd put on a summery outfit (and risk the shivering!) and pop out. I went to a village fete (my favourite thing - so English!) and did some baking (lemon and lavender cupcakes. Delish.) I sound like such an old woman, but I think it's just because I wish I lived in the 1930s - oh well, being born 60 years too late isn't too awful I suppose!

Not much else to report really - work has been stressful (and to think I've got another 45 years of it to look forward to...) and I'm going to London on Tuesday. That obviously isn't exciting considering I lived there until about 2 weeks ago, but I miss it already. Can't wait to hit some non-parochial-sized shops and to pop to one of my other favourite places - other than a village fete - Laduree.

See you when I'm morbidly obese through eating too many macaroons. Ha!

Saskia ♥

Working woman

Jacket: River Island, Dress: Zara, Sunglasses: Poundland..., Shoes: Chanel, Ring: Topshop


If I had one piece of advice, it would be this: marry well.

I'm just joking, but - honestly - isn't working exhausting?! Unbelivable - oh well, it's nearly le weekend, hooray!

Thought I'd just pop up a couple of snaps of my latest working outfit - to be perfectly honest, I probably put more effort into my 'look' than I do to my work (I am joking - but I do try to make a bit of an effort).

Obviously, I don't wear my sunglasses while in the office but otherwise they don't leave my face - a colleague stole them today so they are still at work, Lord knows what I'll do in the morning..!

Life hasn't been all work and no play though (work / life balance and all that). Oh no - I've also been to the beach and to a maritime festival - I love a good maritime festival; perhaps I'll just run away and become a sailor...

Saskia ♥

A trip to Lewes

Boater: Primark, Sunglasses: Poundland (!), Top: Zara, Shorts: Topshop, Bag: Ebay, Shoes: Chanel


 So, one of the nicest towns in East Sussex (let's not mention Hastings and Eastbourne etc. etc.) is, in my very humble opinion, Lewes. It's almost in West Sussex (pres de Brighton) but let's not hold that against it!

This  weekend, I had tickets to several shows and exhibitions at London Fashion Week but having just started an exhausting new job, I thought I'd just stay around the local area - and ending up having a great (if albeit relatively fashion-free) time.

I cracked out my favourite pair of shorts (I must have had them for about a decade, back from Topshop's golden age...) horribly battered Chanel shoes and a bizarre cat-print top and ate an afternoon tea of kings - curiosity cola, earl grey and rose and pistachio macaron. I also got my 21st birthday presents - months late (but I suppose it continues the celebrations...) from adorable local jeweler Alexis Dove (it's the rabbit necklace, if you're interested).

A good day was had by all - and I definitely recommend a visit to Lewes if you're in this fine corner of our fair country...

Saskia ♥

Hello and welcome to Saskia's Attic

Hi everyone - welcome to my blog Saskia's Attic. I used to blog (rarely) over at on nail art and general lifestyle. I had a think and, as I've abandoned it quite cruelly, think it's the best bet to start this blog. I have quite a busy working life so it will be a nice break to write / post pictures of things currently floating my boat - hopefully I won't forget to blog quite so often this time...

A quick introduction: I'm a journalist (not really pretend, but certainly just starting out), early 20s with a history degree and a masters (although that makes me sound more of a smart cookie than I am!). I've just left east London to move back home to East Sussex right by the sea which is quite a contrast to the lights fantastic of our fine capital city (I miss it already). I love clothing (but not high fashion per se), going to the theatre, my puppy Agatha Christie (above - trouncing the competition at a dog show!), pretending I'm an evacuee, cocktail bars, country rambles and journalism. I am aware how hideously cliched that all sounds - but hopefully I'll put my own individual twist on cliche-central.

Hope you'll enjoy the blog - happy reading!

Saskia ♥
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