Kombucha much?

Maybe you’re like me and you’re a bit late in the game coming to the newly gentrified foods. First it was Quinoa then kale now kombucha! Seems companies can’t get enough of lesser known(to us white folks) foods to popularise and produce on a massive scale!

Because I’ve been struggling with my gut(thanks to a load of previously undiagnosed allergies) I’ve spent a load of time trying to find things to help. Probiotics came up time and time again in my searches, and while most of the products out there seem pretty dubious(again it seems like corporations jumping on a trend) I have found one or two that seemed legit! You won’t be surprised when I say I wanted to keep it OLD SCHOOL. Vintage is really a way of life and FERMENTED FOODS take that to a whole new level!

I am always suspicious of trends because if we’re being honest they’re usually all hype and no substance. This was my worry when it came to probiotics so in finding foods to add to my diet I have far more faith in traditional fermented foods than I would say … a probiotic yogurt!

After discovering (lets stop using that word white folks, it has this violent implications, finding out about something that has existed for ages is not a discovery and calling that gives yourself way to much credit and erases the people who DID discover/invent/create/originated it… just think of Columbus)Kimchi a few years ago when we visited Korea I knew I had one tasty food to fall back on… but I wanted more!

When it comes to food I am so greedy, I want to taste and try everything!

kombucha

Photo by me.

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When the weather is grey and wet you’ve got to bring your own rainbow,

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I love bright colours and loud prints, but I also love simple black, good tailoring and classic accessories, and these loves aren’t hard to reconcile.

I love to coordinate and to clash, and this outfit sums up my attitudes towards fashion; you should wear what you want, how you want, as long as it makes you feel good.

Wearing; Outfit from bottom to top,

  • Jeffrey Campbell patent leather pointed toe brogues, thrifted
  • Frilled black Socks, Topshop
  • 90s Floral/Geometric Print Skirt, Vintage
  • Ms. Selfridges Black and White stripped sleeveless top, thrifted
  • Blazer, Vintage
  • Sunglasses, Hunky Dory Vintage
  • Felt Hat, Vintage

Makeup;

 

Shot by Rebecca McCambridge