Parks and Relaxation

Parks and Relaxation

Happy Saturday! Today, I’m escaping to the local park, as at the minute – I just need some time alone (and with my photographer sister). One of my favourite things about living in Yorkshire, is the easy access to escape to nature. I think that’s actually the one thing that draws me to New York City. I’m in no way a city girl, but the idea of sitting in Central Park sounds unquestionably wonderful. I often feel like local parks are neglected and ignored. Some in my area basically deserted patches of land which sucks, because they could be put to good use and even bring the community together.

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For today’s look, I’m sticking with comfortable and casual (what’s new?), but also something I feel stylish in. There’s always those pieces in your wardrobe, that make you feel like you really tried, but in actual fact you didn’t try at all. That’s how I feel about this dress, and fortunately my mum made it for me. It’s gotta be one of the greatest advantages of being the daughter of a fashion designer – so I just pick out the fabric and run with it. I loved the print on this dress, because it features my favourite colours, but the colours are also velvet, which contrasts to the dress’ cotton-jersey. It’s so ridiculously comfy to wear, and I found a whole bunch of dresses just like me! Shop away!


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Sadly, summer’s almost over (but yay for autumn), so I’m getting as much use out of my denim jacket as possible. They’ll be a couple of warm days in September, but I’m always cold so it’s highly unlikely you’ll see me in less than three layers next week. I bought this denim gem from F&F at Tesco, and I can honestly say it’s one of the most durable summer jackets I’ve ever owned. The denim is such high quality, it’s still looking brand new after four years! Stores like F&F are often overlooked, and they happen to be places where I’ve found some of my favourite clothing!


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Saturday’s are for relaxing (unless you’re working – I feel for you), and for taking the time to feel grateful and appreciative. I would usually be spending some time with my best friends, but they’re all off touring America so I’m trying not to be bitter and jealous 😉 Also, my skin is misbehaving at the moment, but positive vibes only!

The park is my go-to for workouts, so I’m trying to make it my go-to for walks and maybe even OOTD shoots. It’s such a beautifully green place, and always so quiet – ideal for an introvert like moi.

Enjoy the weekend!

Anika xo

  • Pili G

    I live in the outskirts of town so we don’t have any parks like this, if I really want green I could walk outside my backyard haha. But I love this type of parks in cities, they seem like such a breath of fresh air. Whenever I’m in a big town I love to visit the parks they have there, central park IS beautiful.
    Love your outfit! So comfortable!
    To Read with Tea

    • They totally are! I definitely need to visit Central Park one day 🙂 xo

  • Emerald Dove

    That dress is so gorgeous!! I love the colours! I totally agree about how lovely parks are for escaping – it’s peaceful but not completely isolated. I loved the parks in Cardiff, ideal for escaping the crowds

    • I went to a park in Cardiff once and it was amazing! Like a mini jungle! Thanks for reading xo

  • Such a cute denim jacket, I had a bad experience in a park so I attend to avoid them now which is stupid but I went to the Lake District a few weeks ago and it was amazing! Xx

    ALittleKiran | Bloglovin

    • That’s a shame! Glad you enjoyed the Lake District! xo

  • Such a cute and comfy look. I also love spending time in nature, it’s so soothing and relaxing.

    Thirteen Thoughts

  • Pretty dress, lovely colors as well, i love it, love your blog as well. Thank you for sharing, you look stunning!!!


  • How lovely! I love going to parks. Have not been to Yorkshire in ages though to be honest. I consider myself a city girl, although I do enjoy the countryside. Your outfit is adorable. Wishing you a lovely weekend, Anika! Thanks for all the love on my blog! <3 x/Madison

    • Countryside forever haha! Thank you so much, have a great weekend! xo

  • Courtney Hardy

    That outfit is so cute, I love that pattern.

  • Sitting in a park and just reading a book always sounds so alluring to me.Parks are Nice pictures, love your jacket. xx
    Coco Bella Blog

  • Beautiful pictures babe. You look lovely.. AND as i always say you can never go wrong with denim.

  • Sara (1daydreamaway)

    Love the outfit and beautiful pictures! I’m surrounding by parks and forests and I love a little adventure from time to time

    • It’s so much fun to explore! xo

  • Tineretta

    Loved this post. I really like the dress. It’s so pretty! (:

  • I always love escaping to nature to de-stress. Even just walking through a park or a forest can be so relaxing! Great post!

    x Annabelle

    • Definitely, so nice to step back! xo

  • Sugar Lane


  • Comfy and casual is my favourite way to dress! This look is lovely on you and the park looks so relaxing! Have a great weekend. Gemma x