lace and plaid

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Coat: Ted Baker / Top: TopshopSkirt: Gap (similar, similar) / 
Shoes: Topshop (similar, similar, similar) / Bag: vintage Chanel

So it's rapidly becoming spring outside but here on my blog we're just getting round to what I was wearing near Christmastime... whoops? Oh well. Perhaps the seasons have changed since then but I for once can certainly appreciate some red plaid and black lace any time of the year.

I picked up this top and these shoes at the Topshop near Harrods because 1) I have no will power and 2) I did not bring enough comfy shoes nor enough versatile tops. As you'll soon see in the rest of my photos from Europe, I could not stop wearing them. They survived a flurry of icy rain and crazy wind here at St. Paul's Cathedral so I think they were sufficiently weather-proofed for the rest of the trip.

Hope you all are having a great weekend so far! Thanks for stopping by.

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Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Coat: Ted Baker / Blouse: Ted Baker (similar) / Skirt: Ted Baker (similar, similar, similar)
Heels: Ted Baker / Bag: vintage Chanel

Alternative title post: Ted to Toe. It's not my fault that literally every other street in England seems to flaunt Ted Baker in my face. I was planning on shopping at the London one but I just happened upon one while we were in Bath and treated myself to this oh-so-gorgeous skirt and these oh-so-classic heels. And then my mom chipped in the blouse and oops, I had an outfit. An outfit perfect for the only thing I actually planned to do in London in advance: afternoon tea at Sketch.

I love myself an afternoon tea. I went to the Ritz for my birthday two years ago, and I basically lived at Exeter's local tea spot. There's just something so satisfying about eating at a time when I usually don't (around 3 pm), sipping warm tea, and munching on food so tiny and adorable you almost don't want to eat it. Almost. Our tea at Sketch was more than just a tea: it was an experience. Prepare for that, if you ever go (and you totally should!). First we had champagne, then the neverending flow of tea, sandwiches, pastries, scones, and finally a bouche de Noel. If the charming yet snappy decor wasn't enough, halfway through our meal we were serenaded by a lovely group of Christmas carolers! It was totally unexpected and completely sublime. Walking out of Sketch we were a bit dazed, I think, full of warm sweets and eyes having adjusted to the soft pink glow of the interior. And oh-so perfect way to spend a day, in my opinion.

Oh and those funny looking eggs with the multicolored lights and mini Christmas decorations? Yep. Those were the bathrooms. Casual.

Thanks for reading! Possibly I should have warned you about the pink overload. Or the food and decor envy. Sorry bout that.

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what i wish i were wearing

Saturday, January 23, 2016

little black jeans - STYLE ME GRASIE                                         Helloitsvalentine_citron_11Blog-Mode-And-The-City-Looks-L'hiver-Tuileries-4             camel coat and plaid scarf M Loves M @marmar

While I've been living in paint-colored overalls, fleece-lined leggings, and oversized sweatshirts, I've really been dreaming of wearing outfits like the ones above. But ya know what? It's just too dang cold.

Hope you're staying safe and warm, friends! More pictures from England and France soon, I promise! (Got a little lazy and behind - what else is new?)

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