Monday, 14 May 2012

market haul

On Saturday I explored Portobello Market, eating churros and spending money I shouldn't be spending!

I picked up this dress from a boutique for £27 - the photos really don't show it very well but its black with a sash belt and structured shoulders with little studs on the sleeves. It's so nice to have a unique piece in my wardrobe that I can wear on a night out or with sandals in summer - it's cut mid-thigh so will be great to show off a tan! I'm sure I'll be wearing it out soon so I'll make sure I get a better photo.

I also picked up these earrings for £5 from Appletree Boutique as I am obsessed with geometric earrings.

I couldn't resist treating myself to this gorgeous floral teapot - I've been wanting one for a while and it'll be so handy for when I'm stuck in my room at night doing uni work, and to make yummy cocktails in.

Yesterday, I went to Brick Lane market which I lovedddd. I'd never been before and the atmosphere was amazing, people all sat on the pavement eating food from the endless stalls. I opted for sushi which was delicious as it was freshly prepared in front of me.

It must have been the vibe of all those cool kids everywhere that made me crave some quirky new sunglasses. I chose a wayfarer-style pair with matte tortoiseshell and gold frames with brown lenses for £10.

And finalllllyyy, some gorgeous freshwater pearl earrings with silver backs, absolute bargain at a fiver for both pairs. I chose some tiny cream ones which are lovely and dainty, and a peach pair.

Sunday, 6 May 2012

running away with myself

Went to Oxford St's Topshop yesterday and picked up these silk running shorts. On the website they're described as tangerine but I'd say they're more of a salmon peach/pink. I was after a pair last year but couldn't find anything quite right, whereas these are a great mix of sporty and feminine, perfect for this Spring/Summer's sports luxe trend (as seen below) and Olympic fever. I'll wear mine with a vest and a zip-up hoody for a casual look, or with any of my cream Zara tops for a smart, summery look. Also great with a slouchy jumper for a 'fresh from the track' take.
Silk running shorts, £32, Topshop

Thomas Tait

Isabel Marant

Alexander Wang

Marc Jacobs