Thursday, 17 April 2014

Welcome to the house of cacti




The best thing about my parents living in another country is that I get to spend my holidays as a tourist, if I can be bothered to leave the comfort of the sofa. Luckily I had the perfect excuse to go exploring, in the form of my boyfriend coming to stay (pictured taking pictures). I decided to take him to my favourite spot in Geneva, the Botanical Gardens, or Jardin Botanique, to give its French name. It's such a tranquil spot, it's hard to believe there's a bustling city just beyond the trees. I particularly love visiting the greenhouses, one of which has two storeys which allows visitors to view all the mighty cacti from above. The gardens also have the best carousel I've ever seen, it has a steam punk feel to it, with animals that are part mechanical, spread across two levels. It would be lovely to see it in action, but on days I've been to visit it has always been shut.

I've bought two pairs of these high waisted jeans from Asos, one in black and this pair, because they're super comfortable (which is good both for being lazy at home and also for work). While I always try to find ethical sources for my clothes, jeans are such a tough spot for me; charity shops often stock outdated cuts while my favourite ethical brands just don't make jeans in styles I love. Having said that, I do own a couple of pairs of Monkee Genes, they just don't get nearly as much wear as the ones I'm wearing here. Any recommendations for ethical jeans brands much appreciated!

Photos of me taken by my lovely boyfriend.
shirt//People Tree   jeans//Asos   bag and sunglasses//thrifted   shoes//gift   belt//my mum's

13 comments:

  1. OMG a steampunk-themed merry-go-round! How cool is that?! I love these photos and you look effortlessly awesome. Greenhouses are also worth a visit, indeed :)

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  2. Great photos, it looks like a magical place. greenhouses seem to be popping up in everyone's outfit posts, and deservedly so. It's a shame the carousel was shut when you visited.

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  3. this is great! I love your outfit !!

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  4. These photos are fantastic, and those jeans look perfect on you - I've also found it hard to find ethically sourced jeans which look good...vintage is probably the best alternative but the thrifting gods are rarely looking over when it comes to denim! x

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  5. This brand is made in Australia: http://shop.nobody.com.au/women I haven't looked into it too deeply, but they're made in Melbourne so the construction would be ethical though I'm not sure about the demin itself. There is also a New Zealand brand....I just googled it cause I forgot it's name to find they have closed down :( But anyway, Nobody Denim have lovely styles and a lot of options! Yay ethical fashion!

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    1. Thanks so much for the recommendation! The jeans are fantastic! I'm going to have to start saving up though.

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    2. yeah, they are pretty pricey. But good gosh so lovely. I'm going to Australia later this year, so will be trying some on for sure!

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  6. These jeans are awesome! I'd love to have a pair like that - especially in black. Bonus points that they're comfortable. Also these pictures are wonderful. That carousel looks so cool!

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  7. The botanical gardens look amazing. My friend is going to Geneva, I'll tell her to look it up!

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  8. Is this place for real? Is so awesome :D And those jeans look so good on you :D

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  9. You look so lovely little miss! You make me consider buying myself a pair of jeans! I can't remember the last time I bought, or even tried on jeans!

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  10. love these! I lived in Geneva during my middle school years- I'd love to be able to revisit someday!

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  11. Some lovely shots - the botanical gardens look amazing. Where is that bag from? Is it vintage? It's a beaut!

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