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Marlene Lee  ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง based fashion & lifestyle photographer and consultant. ๐Ÿ“ฎ : thepurseaddict@gmail.com ๐Ÿ“ท : http://www.marlene-lee.com

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If you see a wild eyed woman ๐Ÿ™Ž๐Ÿปwith unbrushed hair dashing about in Winchester like a headless chook (Kiwi speak for ๐Ÿ”), it's very highly you've seen me. Currently juggling a few deadlines ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ป, school leavers' activities (daughter's last week of Primary school), teachers' last minute ๐ŸŽ , goddaughter visiting from NZ and preparing for our trip next week. The real life has a way of interfering with my make believe IG ๐ŸŒŽ world.

There are some English words that I still can't use, like wishing everyone a happy Hump day. Hump, to me, has several meanings. None of which is polite to use on this platform. Sowwy. ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ

I wish I had the foresight to plan such a fun and chillax wedding like the one I photographed recently. Just a quick note about this photo, it was edited on Lightroom which made post processing a dream especially if you have hundreds to do!
I'm not usually on the other side of the camera but I, along with a few Instagrammers that you may know filmed a quick 1 minute tutorial video. I'm generally shooting at various locations, sometimes in the UK and other times, overseas. Click on the link in my profile to learn an easy trick on how to sync Lightroom on all your mobile devices which makes editing on the go so much easier.

#sponsored #adobe #lightroom @adobe

Weekend street vibe in Ladbroke Grove

The calm and serene scene just before the apocalypse.....erm...I mean the summer school break.

A veggie smoothie a day keeps the IBS at bay. And also a dollop of honey which is a natural anti histamine as I tend to freak out at the sight of pollen.
I'm getting rather sick of my usual spinach-cucumber-honey-cashew milk concoction. I'd love to know your favourite smoothie recipe. Pretty please.

Fairy lights, alfresco dining and balmy summer evenings. At this point, I'm hoping winter starts sometime in December, preferably just before Christmas.

Fashion rule when buying jeans: Buy them super tight. Tight enough that you can just about zip up.
Foodie rule when buying jeans: Always size up to leave enough room when you overeat.

May you enjoy the "heatwave" by downing gallons of gelato ๐Ÿง๐Ÿฆand iced tea (no! Sacrilege!), having a picnic somewhere/anywhere as long as its outside and pretending to do some shopping when you're actually there to enjoy free air conditioning.
Here's one of my favorite shots of @loisavery pleated scarves on a bike (thank you, bike owner).

Obviously I'm procrastinating despite the backload of work and emails by gramming and getting what how-old.net app thinks of my new glasses ๐Ÿ‘“. Apparently, I look like a 29 year old in one and 64 in another. Guess I'm returning the latter then ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿค“.

Yesterday, I survived 1.5 hours of shopping and all those niggly things shoppers have to put up with - tiny and badly lit changing rooms/trawling through racks, looking for shopping assistants to get the right size and queueing. And realized I'm better suited to online shopping. How did we all cope without online shopping in the past??
Thank you, @steffi_daydreamer for the delightful conversation and quick tour around your neighbourhood.

What to do if you encounter a "heatwave" in the U.K. Bear in mind, heatwave implies the mercury reading anything above 25ยฐC even if it's 25.5ยฐC
1. Strip down to your underwear and find any spot that you can lie horizontally, preferably a park. Your underwear looks like a bikini anyway.
2. If stripping isn't an option, roll up your shirt/top/pants (oh alright....trousers) and expose ANY skin to soak up as much sunshine
3. Mention "it's boiling" when you're making polite conversation at checkout counters or to strangers, anyone in front/behind you at a queue.
4. Call in sick and race to the beach. You're sick of your boss and colleagues anyway.
5. Put ice in your coffee and tea. Go on....You. Can. Do. It. (A proper Brit can't fathom the idea of putting ice in their tea...)

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