Monday, October 10, 2011
Jumper - Zara, necklace - antique, bracelet - gift, dress (worn as skirt) - Camden Market, bag - Melie Bianco, leggings - Forever 21, shoes - Topshop
Didn't realize that half of my outfit is composed of pieces purchased here in London. I suppose this is quite a practical ensemble, although it was rather windy and I had to hold my skirt down a bit. This past weekend wasn't too shabby; I went to a pub with a few friends, came back home and drank a little too much, thus I slept all day Friday. I spent Saturday perusing shops on/near Oxford Street, which is one of London's largest shopping areas. I don't know why I bother going in that Topshop, as it's always incredibly crowded and the queues for fitting rooms snake around the entire store!
I made my journey there with the intentions of checking out the Salvation Army in the area (decent, will probably return when I feel like scouring) and Kingly Court off of Carnaby Street. The latter exceeded my expectations, by far!
I prefer shopping in non-high street stores, but boutiques can often be a little too intimidating. None of the boutiques in the center were like that, however; instead, they were warm but not pushy. I particularly enjoyed Style Showroom, which stocks the wares of independent, London-based designers. I walked out with a jumper (to debut soon) and a few stationery items, all under 30 quid!
Had I been feeling like spending more, I probably would have purchased an adorable bird-printed shirt... or a lovely photo-print dress from Beyond the Valley (boutique on Carnaby Street).
While in Kingly Court, I also stopped in a little haberdashery shop called All The Fun Of The Fair. I seem to be drawn to brightly colored objects, as illustrated by the below photo:
Yep, I learned how to knit (via Youtube videos)! Because everyone needs a bright pink scarf! I've become familiar with the stockinette pattern, which I intend to improve upon by making a few scarves for family and friends.
I seem to enjoy crafts more and more as I explore different mediums.