Having spent yesterday morning wishing I could be out in the sunshine, despairing about work, and watching two of my great mates do the "£10 buttery challenge" - buy £10 worth of cooked breakfast at our canteen and eat it all... involving about 8 sausages, 8 pieces of bacon, mounds of eggs, etc etc... Ick. I could barely eat my 1x baked beans, 1x sausage, 1x bacon, 1x fried egg, 1x orange juice, let alone the two trays full of food the boys forced down lol!
Yesterday evening, I decided I needed to get away and have some me time, so I went back to London for the evening. Not to do much, just to mooch...
So, in (what was supposed to be) a short post, here are the collages of the two outfits I wore yesterday, and the one I'm wearing today:
- Worn to brunch. (So so so so so scared about getting baked beans down myself!) I love this dress but it is TEENY-TINY! Normally I belt up loose dresses but I think that'd make this one truly indecent lol.
- Wearing a See by Chloe grey t-shirt dress from Net-a-Porter, Rokit black studded cuff, Hush Puppy sheer ribbon lace up oxfords and my ToyWatch.
- Poseeeeeeeeeeeeer! Got to love strange self timer photos... L + R are both somewhere on Park Lane... The middle two were taken in Curzon Square which is just off it. I love that square for its bright flowers and dark architecture. That bit of London is so wierd and a bit of a wasteland people-wise, unless you're in the park or hanging around the Clubs (home-from-home type - like the Carlton, RAF, University Women's (mine) etc, not the dancing type hehe) and the sillily-swanky hotels...
- Wearing Gap dress, Jaeger Blazer - bought for £3 in Canterbury charity shop and has one of the very old labels that are older than me! plus Kate Kuba shoes, Reiss blue belt, vintage scarf and two brooches - one - a leaf, studded with pearls - was my grandma's, the other - a colourful bird in flight - was bought in Canterbury in a weird, cash only hippy shop!
- This, as well as the above GAP dress, is one of my fail-safes. I love it for its simplicity, and for the lovely neckline. It's getting a little well worn now, as both myself and my best friend, who I share a flat with in college, wear it all the time! *Note to self - check rhubarb I chucked on myself earlier hasn't stained!*
- Wearing TopShop dress, Jaeger blazer, Kate Kuba shoes, brooches.
... Oh, and when I was wondering around Brompton Cross at 8.30 this morning (don't ask... Sunday morning wandering is a habit of mine ;-D), I came upon this darling window display:
Not sure what the shop was, but it's somewhere between Brompton Cross and Knightsbridge, and their display seemed to be about making paper wearable! I love those neckpieces... I especially loved the little touches like the fact that the fashion-drawing tracings were attached to the backing paper by little tiny red stiches, and the paper-skirt has little pieces of origami on it! Such a nice thing to see on a Palm Sunday morning! (Have to admit to have skipped out on the service I was supposed to be going to at St Lukes, because they were processing to Christ Church and my shoes were rubbing haha. Great Lenten atoner I am! ;-D)
Right. Back to work. Or maybe I'll stew some more rhubarb first... Yummy!