It’s been awhile since I did an outfit post and this is because I find it hard to do photos of myself these days. Last weekend I went around Hackney and Bethnal Green with a couple of friends and managed to convince (force) my good friend Ross into taking my outfit photos. Thank you Ross, for being so patient! Read on for more details and some funny photos!
As I mentioned and posted about last week, I spent a weekend in Brighton with the hubby. As we don’t live in the same country, our honeymoon continues! Brighton was the perfect place to spend a nice and full weekend, doing what we enjoy the most – sharing travelling experiences together. This is what I wore, on the 2 days we spent together.
Pleather Jacket – H&M, Sequin Dress – Topshop, via Ebay, Long Sleeve tee and Tights – Primark, Glittery Trainers – Springfield, Cat Bag – Ahcahcum Muchacha
As you can see it was very windy and my hair was made into a mess. That didn’t stop me from having my photo taken in front of this beautiful gypsy wagon.
On Sunday the sun smiled at us and we could enjoy a little snooze on the beach. Headscarf – Zara, Pleather Jacket and Bruce Springsteen tee– H&M, Necklace – Tatty Devine (on sale), Skater Skirt – Ebay, Red Boots – Dr Scholl (via Tk Maxx).
When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford.
After partying on Saturday night I went out to do a little bit of exploration. I walked 6.5 miles that day and it was well worth it, the weather was nice and a bit of exercise is never too much for a lazy sod like me. Here’s the usual bits that caught my eye during my city explorations. Beware of the image heavy post!
Food market and the South Bank.
Mr Nelson Mandela, whom I had the privilege to shake hands with back in the day but that’s a story for some other time.
Asian lady sat on a bench (or me being a stalker)
Some old folks.
Pink hair. I find it funny how it’s become so common and accepted – only a few years ago it was something only alternative tribes people would be wearing. Not that I am complaining, if difference and self expression are more accepted, it can only be good in my book.
A pause for a selfie with the Thames in the background.
One of my stops for the day was at the Tatty Devine store on Monmouth Street. the magic word ‘sale’ was written all over the window, so I had to go in. I left with this necklace in my bag. One day the giant lobster necklace will be mine, though…
Horus or just a generic pharaoh character? Also, why are the winged solar disk and the uraeus represented in this building? Is it a mere aesthetic choice or did they have some more esoteric purposes in mind? The more I think about it, the more curious I get. But as I didn’t remember to jot down the actual address to do some research, I will have to just keep wondering.
A magnificently preserved 19th century facade for a stick, whip and umbrella shop.
A very short visit to the British Museum. I will definitely need to go back some time in the future. to make a long story short, it was difficult to leave my weekend bag in the cloakroom and the crowds were hard to negotiate as it was so I gave up and left. Instead I found a piece of green grass and just lay down for a while, to rest my bones for a little while.
And finally what I wore: Turban – Present from my friend Maud, Leopard Dress (we all know it’s a neutral) – TK Maxx (£2!!!!), Tshirt – Zara, Phone Cover – Ebay, Polkadot Tights – Primark, Boots– Dr Martens
Pretty red black and gold on an old lamp post.
Some very stern looking caryatids on Euston Road. Lighten up! The sun is shining and the sky is blue!
And then I went home. I hope you enjoyed walking with me in London. Won’t you join me one of these days?