Tuesday, 14 June 2016

London life-OOTD's and Street art...

Hello lovelies!

This weekend I visited London with my best girl and thought you might like to see what we got up to.  Okay, so this post isn't strictly fashion related but I did visit Brick Lane for the first time and wanted to share some pretty amazing street art.  Plus, our London trips are usually spent looking at luxury fashion, so there was lots of that going on for added measure!

We started the day on a bus ride to Spitalfields market, a great place for handmade goods, old vinyl, preloved high-end luxury fashion and masses of vintage clothes.  I came across an amazing pet stall called EdwynUk, selling the most wonderful handmade doggy accessories! I bagged a beautiful Union Jack bandana for Jay-Jay; he posed perfectly for the camera so he must love it!

After spending a good hour browsing the market (and managing to restrain ourselves at a pop up Buy My Wardrobe shop selling the most amazing Chanel shoes!), we headed in the direction of Brick Lane.

The cutest bunting lined the streets in preparation for the Queen's 90th Birthday celebrations.  It was a busy time to be in the big smoke on Saturday, with Trooping the Colour and the birthday preparations all underway.  But we were here to celebrate Natalie's early birthday not Lizzie's 90th-so rather than heading to Buckingham Palace, we perused Brick Lane's finest street art and Vintage clothes markets!

 I wore my beloved Eliza dress and carried my Louis...
 ...and Natalie looked perfectly street chic in her sunnies, Nikes and carrying her Mulbs!

The E1 area of London is by far one of the coolest places that I've ever been.  It's so easy to go to the city and fall into the habit of visiting the same places and doing the same things, but Natalie and I always try and explore and try something new.  I'd recommend you visit for the street art alone-to see it in real life is an experience difficult to capture in a photograph!

After spending our morning in the E1 area, we had to make sure we headed back to Oxford Street, purely to visit the mothership-or Selfridges to everyone else.  A gorgeous lunch and some luxury fashion is always a good reason to stop off at the fashion capital of London-I think we'd quite happily move in!

The day ended at Covent Garden, where I finally managed to get my hands on one of the beautiful boxes Kerrie Hess has designed for Laduree.  There are three to choose from, priced at £17 and filled to the brim with eight luxurious macarons!  The box may be cherished forever-but the macarons disappeared before the end of the day!!  Best eaten fresh!

We had an amazing day! Can you recommend somewhere different for our next visit?
If so, please drop me a comment :)


1 comment

  1. All those years living in London and I never made it to Brick Lane, but silly cos I'm sure I could have walked there from work. Funny how you miss out on stuff when it's right under your nose!


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