I just got back from a coffee date with a friend at Borough Market and cannot get enough of this gorgeous weather. London really is at its best at this time, spring leading up to summer when it is not yet boiling hot but warm enough to be outside and enjoy the sunshine. Sun also means a tan and I have started to get to work on mine, which means I can finally start wearing more brighter colours without feeling pale as a ghost! Today I mixed earth tones of mustard, tan and white for an early spring feel.
Enjoy the day lovelies,
Jeans: Hollister / Blouse: Ginatricot / Boots: Old from New Look / Clutch: Paco Martinez (Spain) / Sunnies: RayBan aviators
This skirt is one of my all-time favourites. It has been so good to me and I am happy I can finally start wearing it again now that the sun is starting to peek out. You can really notice when spring is arriving in London- the terraces and parks are suddenly crowded with people trying to get a glimpse of the sun and the atmosphere of the entire town lifts. So now I am off for an afternoon on The Castle terrace to get my dose of Vitamin D!
Skirt: Zara / Blouse: Ginatricot / Bralet: Cubus / Jacket: Jofama / Necklace: Pearls for Girls and Dior / Watch: Daniel Wellington / Handbag: Michael Kors / Rings: Ginatricot / Sunnies: RayBan
Only having University two days a week I never make much of an effort to dress up, plus heels are not the best for walking through the long halls where you could hear a pin drop. So I normally go for a jeans/shirt/sweater combination when I wake up early in the morning and, time optimistic as I am, do not have time to ravish through the wardrobe. This jacket though has proven to be one of my best buys and will last me through all of next autumn and winter, it is stylish and yet the wool keeps me warm enough for the grey London weather.
Jeans: Ginatricot / Shirt: Tommy Hilfiger / Shoes: NLY shoes / Jacket: Jofama / Watch: Daniel Wellington / Handbag: Michael Kors.
My trip to Alicante was amazing and such a rewarding break from the city life in London. Even though it is still very early spring there, we had moments during the day with 20 plus degrees and sun so I had to take off my jumper to tan by the harbour in shorts and a tank top. Before my mum bought her apartment there about a year ago, I had practically never heard of Alicante. I suppose places like Malaga, Tenerife etc. are more well known tourist attractions. But having spent quite a lot of time here, I am falling more and more in love with the seaside city with its beautiful harbour and old town and those cozy little tapas bars located along every small alley.
For the wine lovers or those who just appreciate a wonderful view- we stumbled upon a bar further down along the harbour, Noray, which serves great white wine and cappuccinos with the advantage of the gorgeous view overlooking the boats and a shelter for windy days.
This time I visited the Mercado- a massive stone building which hosts a food market every Monday- Friday where you can pick up fresh fish and fruit for bargain prices. I also recommend taking a stroll up the main road to El Corte Ingles- a shopping chain of both clothes and food where you can find delicatessen of all kinds, along with wine bars and even a chocolate fondue cafe.
I never used to be a skirt person, I much preferred shorts or dresses but in recent time I have given in to the midi, statement skirt obsession and this scuba skirt is a sign of just that. Classy yet flirty, simple but a bit out there and perfect for pretty much any occasion.
Skirt: ASOS / Sweater: Zara / Top: Gilly Hicks / Sunnies: RayBan Aviators / Sandals: Linzi
Tomorrow morning I have my alarm set for 04:00 am to catch my flight to Alicante, Spain. I have been told it is just under 20 plus degrees and sun there so I cannot wait to put on my summer clothes for the first time in 2014 and walk along the beach. I don’t have any internet in the apartment so the blogging will have to wait for the most part until I get back on Saturday, but I will be updating on instagram every day.
See you soon,
1. Breakfast parfait 2. Pic from Brighton
3. #fromwhereIsit 4. Baked Camembert at a pub in Maida Vale
5. Cute little pink flat in Notting Hill 6. Morning hill run in Cheltenham
7. Outfit pic in my favourite crop jumper 8. Green smoothie- best hangover cure
9. New scuba skirt from ASOS 10. Feeling the spring coming with a pumpkin soup at the Pavillion in Victoria Park
11. Right now at the Book Club, studying before my yoga class 12. Best thing ever- morning smoothie bowl
For Valentine’s my man took me for a trip to Brighton to spend the day in the cozy coffee shops and restaurants and finally go to the bar we visited the last time- BYOC- Bring your own cocktail. Though it was windy, we managed to avoid the rain and I always love walking down the beach and onto the pier for the wonderful view. So after a delayed start (our train got stuck due to the flooding), we spent the day wandering the streets of Brighton and enjoying delicious sea food and (quite a few) innovative drinks.
It is finally crop top weather in London (and in Cheltenham thankfully) and I refuse to waste a second of it, so yesterday and today I have been wearing this knitted cropped sweater from Zara, styled with a few golden accessories. We drove back to Cheltenham late last night so today we have been enjoying the sun in the town park and munched on scones in my favourite tea place- Huffkins. The rest of the day will be spent watching the rugby with rowdy boys (but don’t we love it!)and then off for dinner.
Sweater and Pumps: Zara / Jeans: Ginatricot / Necklace: Bijou Brigitte / Sunnies: RayBan Aviators / Trenchcoat: Vila / Watch: DKNY
Last week I went to Whole Foods for the first time and oh my oh my. I cannot believe I have not been here before- it is pretty much everything I love in one place. Except for the fact that my bank account is seriously punishing me for this luxury! The best thing is that a few doors down I found such a cozy organic cafe- Parkway Tea Shop which sells Yumchaa tea and gluten free treats (the brownie is incred.)
I tried a Matcha Latte- made from Japanese green tea powder and an apple and apricot cake which was very tasty, and matched with the Latte it was absolutely delicious. Please pay it a visit if you’re ever around the corner.