Tuesday, 2 April 2013

OOTD - Easter Monday

   Disco pants, a sheer monochrome blouse, black slipper shoes, a leopard print scarf and a leather jacket was, stupidly, all I wore on a VERY chilly Easter Monday in London. Though the sun was shining by one o'clock, the wind remained piercingly cold and relentless, permeating the material of my jacket with ease. Despite this, it was a great day out, and one cannot deny oneself the pleasures of shopping just because of a little cold weather.



   My sister wore one of her many hats, a leather jacket, black midi skirt, leopard print scarf and brogues.


   One of the attractions I believe every girl should experience is a trip to Selfridges. The colossal department store on Oxford Street is one not to be missed if you're a fan of luxury shopping. I visited the Bobbi Brown counter and could not stop myself from indulging in cosmetic heaven, however I'll talk about that in another post.

   Below is the Selfridges 'Shoe Fayre' window display, featuring a carnival themed shoe emporium.




   We also stopped at Liberty, another of my favourite department stores in London.


   Next stop: Carnaby Street. I had never been here before - it's a much less tourist-y destination in London, with rows of boutique and designer shops. This included Irregular Choice, a shoe shop with a very arty twist. I'm not a huge fan, however my sister really loves their designs. Photos below.




   One of the perks of this time of year is The Big Egg Hunt. With over 100 eggs dotted around the city, it's so fun to spot the different designs created by various artisans - and it's in support of Action for Children.


   We walked through Kingly Court, a courtyard near Carnaby Street comprising of concept shops where you can purchase one-off items and unique, quirky products, as well as have afternoon tea or dine at one of the beautiful independent restaurants.


    Next on our list was Choccywoccydoodah (which is always fun to type). Apart from the beautifully crafted cakes, the oh-so-tasty chocolate ornaments and the amazing Easter themed masterpiece in the centre of the shop, the staff are funny and friendly and the shop's atmosphere is incredibly creative. I recommend a visit if you ever go to Carnaby.



   To end our day, we very briefly visited Picadilly, where we decided to drop by T.G.I Fridays. However, the restaurant was packed and it was an hour's wait before we could get a table, so we gave up and traipsed to the Rainforest CafĂ©, which was also packed. After all hope seemed lost, we grabbed a bite to eat in the McDonald's across the road before catching the train home.




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5 comments

  1. I love the look of your blouse!

    And that shoe display looks incredible :)

    Emily x - prettypleaseprettyplease.blogspot.com

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  2. I love your outfit! Your leather jacket is gorgeous!

    Just found your blog - new follower :)

    Alara x x

    http://thevanitylondon.blogspot.co.uk/

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  3. All those bottles in the last pic look tempting!
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    following you nw and would love if you could follow me back!

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  4. Looks like you had an amazing day! I love London especially selfridges! Can't believe I've never visited libertys though xx

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