Bring on Spring! It’s coming, it’s really coming and I am so not sorry to see the back of my burgundy jumpers and dark plaid prints. Mirrored, manipulated florals and surf sports shapes, you can a seat at the front next to my dusted off Nike Air Max and colourful coats.
I love the unusual fit and feel of this printed ASOS top, kind of scuba, kind of boyish and kind of cropped, it’s a piece that packs a punch and will freshen up any pair of jeans. Though it isn’t available online, take a look at the suggestions below to get a similar vibe!
You may notice that my ‘clutch’ is, in fact a laptop bag. If you did then we’ll done you. My MacBook was my accessory of choice on this excursion around Covent Garden but I just needed to find an ideal place to sit and use it. Lucky then, that Kristabel and I stumbled up on the 1 month old Timberyard cafe which was the perfect spot with cool decor, welcoming work environment, free WiFi and incredible chocolate peanut brownies. Dear god, please pop in if you can!
Top – ASOS / Necklace – ASOS / Jeans - Just Female / Trainers - Nike Air Max / Earrings – Next / Laptop Case – ASOS / Coat – Topshop / Cuff – Kate Spade
1 - Society6 and HunkyDoryHome / 2 - Next / 3 – The Range / 4 – John Lewis / 5 - Habitat / 6 – HowKapow / 7 - Next / 8 - DotComGiftShop / 9 - OutThereInteriors / 10 – Made / 11 - Amazon /12 – Made / 13 – Ikea / 14 - Urban Outfitters / 15 - AshleyAnnaBrown / 16 – Habitat / 17 - Habitat / 18 - Urban Outfitters / 19 – Oliver Bonas / 20 – HunkyDoryHome / 21 - FermLiving / 22 – Anthropologie / 23 - West Elm / 24 - Urban Outfitters
For a fun, colourful home!
As you may have figured if you read my last post, I’m moving house! I’m pretty bloody excited about it too! Pinterest has become my new Facebook and doing my make up on the commute has gone out of the window in favour of scanning the New-In homeware sections of my fave stores like Urban Outfitters, Cath Kidson and Habitat. There must be lots of other shops out there so do let me know what your must-visit shops are!
I don’t have much money or space for lots of new bits and bobs but I’m hoping to scout out a few colourful mid-century inspired pieces to help me space save and decorate. I’ll be having a good look on eBay, local charity shops and Freecycle too but for now I’m dreaming of pieces like these! Let me know what you think I should splash out on and I’ll show you all the end result!
1 – Society6 / 2 – Anthropologie / 3 - ASOS / 4 - Kate Spade / 5 – Cath Kidston / 6 - Liberty / 7 – Bloomsbury / 8 - Oliver Bonas /9 – LimeLace / 10 - DotComGiftShop / 11 – Ferm Living / 12 - Fab / 13 - Liberty / 14 – Oliver Bonas / 15 - Rigby&Mac / 16 – Cath Kidston / 17 - ASOS
London here I come!
Howdy! Just a quick one to say hello before my head dips below the surface of cardboard boxes lake and I am gobbled up by the packing monster again!
What the hell am I talking about? Well, I’m moving house! After spending the last year and a half living with my parents in Surrey, I decided the occasional 4 hours spent travelling wasn’t really how I wanted to spend my 20s and so off I went to find a room. Easier than it sounds, which is why I’ll be writing a post on the subject of renting in London with tips from my own experience. Have you got any hunting/moving tips?
Saying I’m excited to settle in is an understatement! I might even admit to be losing sleep from mulling over the most space efficient and aesthetically pleasing shelving arrangement. I’ll be posting my bumper New Room Wish List very soon so do throw over any homewares or interior shop recommendations! In the mean time, here are some shots I took from my old house before I moved home. I wonder how my new place will turn out, stay tuned!
Jackson & Rye
Mmm brunch.. the most important meal of the weekend! I do love the romanticised idea of going out for a big, hearty brunch and the center of Soho in London is the best place to do so. Jackson & Rye is my new go-to place whether for breakfast, dinner, coffee or drinks. Its chilled out and friendly atmosphere, cosy tables and incredible American style menu are pretty much irresistible.
The first time I came here a month ago, I got a free glass of champagne when I checked in on Facebook! This time, I won a free brunch on Twitter – yay! They didn’t hold back either, letting us order pretty much as much as we wanted (dangerous)! Socially savvy and freebie throwing – now that’s my kind of place!
What to Eat
Eggs in the morning is always a winner; go for the ‘Farmer’s’ for that all important soft, succulent ‘slab bacon’. *salivates*. It’s like nothing you’ve had before! A fresh fruit juice, pot of tea and sugary cinnamon and apple fritters will do your morning proud.
Once you’ve finished, admire the rustic toilets (yes I recommended the toilets) and have a chin-wag with a barman. Saunter off into the Soho streets to walk off your scoff and you’ve got yourself a fine weekend!
Follow Jackson & Rye on Twitter to try your luck at winning a brunch for two too! Where do you love eating out in London? I’ve made a list of all the places I want to try on my London Fun page. If you have any recommendations – let me know in the comments!
A little dicky bird told me that pastels are going to be pretty big this Spring, especially when paired with a flash of something shiny – perfect for me eh?! I took a bit of a sixties turn on one of my days in Milan, pairing a little metallic mini skirt with my trusty white fur coat (see how else I styled it here!) and fail-safe ankle boots.
My tip for visiting new cities? Always check out the streets off the beaten tracks as you’ll always find hidden gems. We discovered this pastel painted ‘via’, complete with couples on bicycles and a white moped which was clearly just standing around waiting to be posed with. Show off.
Psst! If you’re thinking of visiting Milano, don’t miss my illustrated map!
Coat – Finders Keepers / Skirt – H&M / T-shirt – ASOS / Tights – ASOS / Boots – New Look (similar here or here) / Socks – ASOS / Clutch – Missguided / Necklace – Tatty Devine
P.s Guess what? I’m moving house soon! I’m super excited to be moving back into London again and of course that means re-thinking how my bedroom looks – yay! I’d love to hear your suggestions for your favourite homeware shops and of course, I’ll share my purchases with you afterwards!