Monday, 30 July 2018

An Ootd at Salford Quays

I love exploring places that I already know.

I realise that might sound a little odd; we tend to associate new adventures with unknown far off lands and places we've only read about in books. But what if the cities and towns we know so well hold hidden gems and unseen treasures we're yet to discover?

By new discoveries, I don't just mean that quirky gift shop on the corner or the new cafe in the centre of town which only serves chocolate biscuits. I mean those which might have been right in front of our noses the whole time, but we just haven't taken the time to venture to.

Last month I travelled to Salford Quays with the lovely Livia Lazar to capture some fancy new outfit snaps. I had some new red trousers and Livia suggested the Quays could be a good setting to get some interesting shots, so naturally I was on board.

For me, Manchester is somewhere I visit regularly; it's home to my boyfriend and secondly, a place for me to spend far too much money - Alchemist, I am looking at you. However, whilst the Quays is literally 20 mins from the centre, it's just not somewhere I've ever travelled to, and I'm so pleased I did.

 I think we all have those places that we think we know like the back of our hands, but on closer inspection, have just about scratched the surface. Even if it seems odd, taking that slight detour down that side street or getting off a couple of tube stops too early could result in a new discovery that we would never have otherwise come across. And discovering is something we all need a little more of, even if it is just a perfect pair of red trousers.

Talking of new journeys, there is a *slight* possibility I could be headed to London in a couple of months. Whilst nothing is, as yet, set in stone, advice from any current residents of the capital would be very welcome - i.e. will I have to live on beans on toast?

Photos by the wonderful Livia Lazar
top - Zara
trousers - Primark
shoes - ebay
necklaces - Neck on the line
rings - H&M
earrings - vintage


  1. Love this post, and your outfit! The red trousers look so pretty. Getting off a few tube stops early is such a good idea, as you never know what you'll find- it's good exercise too haha!xx

    Hannah | luxuryblush

  2. I understand what you mean about exploring places you've already been to. I still discover new things where I currently live and I've been here for over 10 years. It's actually one of my favorite parts of going out every day. Also I love the colors in this outfit! That top goes so well with the red pants x

    x Kara |

  3. I love how you styled this outfit. Totally loving this fashion
    I enjoyed reading.
    Hows the week going?
    Keep in touch.

  4. These red statement pants are gorgeous! You've styled them perfectly xx

  5. You are so very right, local travel is the best! Sometimes we definitely feel like travelling much further will bring back more discoveries but there is so much I have discovered in my area.

    This is a beautiful look too. Been wanting to add a pair of red pants to my minimalist closet and seeing these pictures makes me want to scout harder for the perfect pair!

  6. Cool styling, I really like the trousers, the colour is beautiful!
    Have a lovely weekend :)
    Rosanna x
    Rose's Rooftop

  7. These photos are stunning and I love your bright coloured pants - thanks so much for sharing!

    Heather xoxo

  8. What a beautiful, eye catching outfit! I definitely agree with you though, I love finding new areas of my city that I never knew existed! It would be boring to know where everything is!

    Musings & More

  9. This is such a stylish look on you and I can totally understand why your friend suggested shooting here - perfect location for the outfit! Good luck with your move to London if it goes ahead by the way babe! :) x

  10. Sublime photogeny!
    Very nice job
    Good continuation


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