Shirt, Blood is the New Black. DIY cropped denim, Zara. Shoes, Isabel Marant Beketts. Sunnies, Jeepers Peepers (similar)

Now that the larger part of the Olympics is over and the sun doing its job properly for once this summer, none of us (i.e England) seem to really know what to complain about. We’re shuffling around the water cooler and downing one too many plastic cups of company water, making small talk over the new carpet and the receptionist’s new clogs. Welcome to CompLane & Co, we were having a fantastic year until the weather cleared up and by some miracle the tourists learnt to stand on the right (edit: of tube escalators). So I am now complaining about wind knocking down a stinky flower vase, which in all honestly was actually quite a lovely gust of wind laced with sweet summer grass that broke the sweltering heat, and the flowers – despite having lost all its petals in transit and having pooped in the vase – was actually a rare luxury in our lifeless flat. I’d love to think these little cycle trips down to Columbia Road flower market is turning into a weekly practice that makes me more of a woman (on paper, at least)… but let me hang up my bra and tell you this, once this sun packs up and goes away to Ibiza (or wherever it retreats usually), I will resume the position Captain-CEO of the unstoppable force that is CompLane & Co, reigning in the confines of my own pizzacrust-lined dungeon. I WILL BE BACK.

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  1. I love all your photos of flowers, you just make them look less boring and ‘artsy’ and somewhat urban.

  2. Madeleine

    I never understood what the problem was with right/left in London. For goodness’ sake, you write it on the street for us! No excuse.

    Also, lovely flowers.

  3. Tell me about it, six years and still looking the wrong way. Wish they’d just swap already.

  4. I always enjoy your photos and these ones are no exception. Love the sneakers.

    The Habit

  5. Madeleine

    @Shini, When the group I was with first got there, our guide threw out some statistic about the number of American tourists killed or injured because they looked the wrong way while crossing the street. We were supremely careful after that.

  6. Left is the new Right..

  7. Love your shoes and photographs as always. I’m terrible with my rights and lefts so I’m sure I would be the perfect target for cars and things if/when I visited.

  8. lovely photos!!!!!!! :)
    and i love your shoe!!

    happy Thursday for you~ (almost..!!)

    :D

  9. I always love your photos :)

    -Carmen
    http://www.wearmint.com/

  10. Tia

    I love the photos especially the flowers’
    And I want to ask a random question actually. Do you know any tip to lose weight and keep fit without too much excercising. I have asked some people but nothing is kinda workable. Just hope you know some ways. Thanks ^^

  11. beautiful captures!

    Bises,
    monkeyshines
    http://monkeyshines-monkeyshines.blogspot.com/

  12. You always capture life’s little moments so beautifully. And so enamored with your Isabel Marant sneakers!

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  13. Amazing shoes!! Very beautiful flowers!

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  14. I absolutely LOVE your blog!! The photos are amazing and I always enjoy reading what you write:) All the best and greetings from Poland:) Magda

  15. i love it!!!great photos!

    xoxo from rome
    K.
    kcomekarolina.com

  16. always really love your shots

    http://www.vasilievablog.com/
    x

  17. Amazing shoes!

    xx.

  18. Love the photos, always so pretty! Do you do freelance work?

  19. Love these flowers!

    Théa Unknown
    http://theaisunknown.blogspot.fr/

  20. Lovely post! This is not your first time making a post about flowers that you bought but you have a touch how to get some pictures with the same theme (in this case floral) without making your readers feel bored! You are truly a genius + pretty photographer! :)

  21. So warm and beautiful! Here, in St. Pet the weather is already a little bit cool (+12), I even wore a coat for today’s look and it feels very nice for that weather :( :)

  22. Heeey Charlotte, thank you! Sure, I do freelance work – what did you have in mind? x

  23. Hahah CompLane & Co, love it.
    I wish we had that nice weather down here, it’s been rather crappy – maybe we’ve been working for CompLane & Co while you guys are on holidays?

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  25. Love this commentary on the sun going away to Ibiza!! You look adorable sitting on the curb!

    Loving your blog,
    Lauren
    http://adornlafemme.blogspot.com/

  26. Hi Shini!
    I love you blog! You take great pictures and you always make me laugh ;)

  27. The second photo is the best. Flowers suit you :)

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  28. How did I miss this post? lol, I just love your snaps, everything gets much more prettier through the lens of Shini hahaa

  29. i love your flowers and your frank wit – such a charming post.

    i’m a big fan of your blog!

  30. wow,this is so beautiful!pure inspiration

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  31. I love your blog!

    http://commela.blogspot.co.uk/

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  33. Adina

    Hello) What is your camera’s model?

  34. Katie

    What camera you were using to take these awesome pictures?

  35. I was using Canon 5D Mark II for these shots!