Monday, October 10, 2011

A Jumper and Waves

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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!

Silhouette Girl personal style fashion blog London
Silhouette Girl personal style fashion blog London

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).

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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:

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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.

xox Catherine

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  1. How exciting, to be studying in London, that is a total dream of mine. I really like your outfit, the color of your jumper is splendid! And your brogues are wonderful as well!


  2. i <3 the print of your skirt (dress)

  3. I really like your outfit!
    The shoes are amazing!
    Great blog!!!


  4. I love this outfit! The sweater is so cute layered over your dress.


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