cardigan Mum's/vintage? / striped top la redoute / boucle skirt oasap* / tights primark / bag Camden market / coat asos / boots new look / rose earring oasap*
Saturday was spent in Central London, browsing off in various areas and Mum and I made a day trip of it. We began in Covent Garden, walked to my favourite restaurant e v e r, Bella Italia. The spaghetti bolognese there is pretty unbeatable. Then we ventured down to Somerset House, to visit the Tim Walker exhibition that finished showing today. It was really lovely, they displayed his works really creatively including full-scaled giant objects such as enlarged skeletons, dolls and aeroplane parts that he has used within his fashion photography. We continued by walking to Oxford Street, hoping to buy a new pair of jeans from my one and only Pull & Bear but I couldn't find any dark blue ones in my size in the midst of the end-of-sale chaos. Continuing on optimistically, we found ourselves on a tube to Notting Hill Gate where we picked up a dress from Yumi that Mum had put on hold. The venture home from that area of London usually doesn't take too long to return home from, but various engineering works on many tube lines and delays meant we had to take a tube, the overground then national rail services to get home. Was definitely worth it though - I love mother/daughter bonding. Okay, enough of this self-indulgent soppyness, now onto the outfit...
I've featured this striped lightweight sweater before, and I love it. Breton stripes look good on literally everyone in my opinion, and navy is a preferred colour of mine! The cardigan was my Mum's from Bay quite a few years back, however I like to embrace trends such as the fur stole that's been coveted by everyone recently, even using somewhat older clothing. The skirt is from oasap, and is the lovely boucle fabric/style that I've been hunting for constantly these recent months. It's taken forever for me to find something nice and in my size! It's elasticated at the waist, a thick fabric with lining but is slightly shorter than anticipated. This isn't too much of a problem though: you can wear it both high and low waisted, but wearing it higher needs covered legs...cue thick tights. The boots are from New Look from Autumn 2011, as per usual as they are from New Look I really can't fault them, the brand is my favourite for shoes. The coat is my latest addition to my wardrobe, bought off asos last week. I'm really impressed with their delivery, when choosing the free saver option I expected it to be here in five days yet it arrived neatly, in two. Pretty brilliant. It's got ridiculously thick arms, which is perfect for these Winter months and a nylon waterproof body, perfect for...quite frankly, all year in England. The ear piece is so unique! I've seen a plethora of ear cuffs and dangly chains been released over the past year however this is so much more different. It's a bit tedious to put on, however once on it is sturdy and looks pretty cool. Just a warning though, it takes a little getting used to as I find it strange, the feeling of having something hooked behind your ear.
I'm loving how the snow is finally going away, definitely a party pooper in this aspect but I cannot wait for the weather to get warmer! Optimism as always.