Snapshots of a Sunday.

Snapshots of a Sunday.I adore Sundays. For me, they’re synonymous with slow, luxurious, and relaxing. They seem like the perfect time for so many of my favourite things. Lazy lie-ins. Long walks. Markets. Girl date brunches. Fancy cooking endeavours. Getting lost in a book. Cuddling on the couch with a movie. Working in the garden.

But I have to stop myself from trying to cram it all into one Sunday, because that would be the antithesis of slow, luxurious, and relaxing.

This past Sunday managed to tick a lot of those boxes, but at one point I thought it was going to be ruined.

It started off well. We woke up around 9am and drank our coffees in bed. I set to work launching my new opt-in while Matthew did a few things around the house. But I got tripped up on a few technical pieces and the whole thing took a lot longer than I’d expected. I hadn’t had breakfast and I was hangry. Totally irrational, nothing-could-make-me-happy kind of hangry.

I actually started weeping at the bus stop because I didn’t have any clean tights and my over-the-knee socks kept falling down. It wasn’t pretty and I was having trouble pulling myself together. I just wanted to give up on the day and go back to bed (it was only noon).

Then I remembered listening to Alexandra Franzen’s interview on The Lively Show last week. She talked about a thought she’d had on a day when she’d wanted to give up and get into bed, too: Today is not over yet.

I took a deep breath and decided to push the defeatist thoughts from my mind. I became determined to cram the day with as many good things as I could.

There was a vegan breakfast. Stocking our cupboards with healthy foods. Peering in the windows of a toy museum. Drinks with Matthew’s parents. The Alexander McQueen Savage Beauty exhibit with two of my favourite ladies. A delicious homemade dinner. Cuddles on the couch. A few chapters of Paper Towns.

All in all, exactly the kind of Sunday I relish.

The lesson? A simple attitude shift can be all it takes to turn around an entire day. And always eat a good breakfast.

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I wear a lot of statement jewellery and OTT hair accessories but sometimes I prefer something simple and chic so that they don’t steal the show. I recently received these pieces from Orelia London and I thought they were the perfect match with my oversized flower crown. The three stones on the bracelet offer a perfectly delicate sparkle and I love the bunting look of the triangle necklace. As much as I think you can tastefully mix a bunch of bold pieces in an outfit, I also have a soft spot for more classic jewellery. How about you?

And I’d love to know: do you become a complete wreck when you’re too hungry? What are your favourite things to do on a Sunday?

Love, pink tulips, & enormous chandeliers,


  1. I love this post! Sundays are my favourite days too and there is nothing worse than the feeling that it’s been ruined early on. Well done on rescuing the day!

    Sarah @

  2. I’m not the friendliest person when I’m hungry!
    I love the attitude shift and it really is about attitude because you could easily think “today is not over” and groan in exasperation instead of decide to change it. A lovely reminder that it’s always down to us, we always have a choice of how to react to everything.
    I love your chest piece :)

  3. I love that necklace it’s very sweet and simple.

    Mel ♥ everyword

  4. Peta says:

    I met you at the meet and greet with Natalie. Anyway, I’ve had many days like what you’ve described above, some days where nothing seems to work and the slightest thing irritates me. Hmm I enjoy doing so many things on a Sunday, this past Sunday was a successful day. I managed to get up a bit artier than usual, went to the Dalston Food Markets, then walked to Whole Foods for more supplies then wandered back, had a nap and thats about it.

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