Welcome to the house of cactiApril 17, 2014
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I always try to find ethical sources for my clothes, jeans are such a tough spot for me; charity shops often stock outdated cuts while my favourite ethical brands just don't make jeans in styles I love.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