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Wednesday
Oct 2012

Happy Halloween!

Posted in There's {a} Way

Happy Halloween! I just had to share my costume with you because I was so excited about it this year! Some dear friends hosted a fabulous party where the theme was to come dressed as a London Tube station.  After much thought, I chose Victoria and decided to dress as the Queen herself (the other option was Victoria Beckham). I wanted to try to keep my budget to a minimum so I dressed as the queen in her later years after her beloved husband Albert had passed away and she only wore black throughout her own remaining days.  The only things I ended up needing to purchase were the blue sash, the tiara (shocking), and the white lace. What do you think?  What are you dressing up as this Halloween?

Image via Wikipedia.

The photograph that provided the inspiration for the costume.

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Thursday
Oct 2012

London Graffiti

Posted in Inspiration

One of the things I love about London is their cheeky and clever graffiti.  It is an art form that I have truly come to appreciate since moving over, and it was a piece of graffiti that was actually the inspiration behind this whole website!   I spotted these on the corner of New Oxford Street and Museum Street and just had to share them with you.  Hopefully they will bring a smile to your face as they did mine. Cheers!

 

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Tuesday
Oct 2012

Columbia Road Flower Market

Posted in Stores

One of my favourite places on a lazy Sunday is Columbia Road Flower Market. It makes me feel as if I am stepping back in time to the when vegetable and fruit markets were the main source of shopping in London and men and women loudly hawked their wares, “Three for a fiver….  who’s buying?”  If you are an insomniac like me it is best to get there early (they are usually assembled by 8am) if you want to steer clear of the crowds.  It can become very congested and the space is tight.  However if you do go later in the day the florists are more eager to sell off their goods so they slash prices and you can walk out with an armful of flowers for a few pounds.  (Things tend to wind down around 3pm.)  There are some great independent stores that line the road as well that are definitely worth checking out before you take your leave. Cheers!

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Monday
Oct 2012

D&D

Posted in There's {a} Way

Hello!  Happy Fall! My go to whenever I am just not feeling the inspiration amongst my wardrobe is denim on denim.  There is just something about the monochromatic colour scheme that instantly gives you a pulled together casual look.  Adding a blazer adds a touch of masculinity which I like to femininely balance with some statement jewellery. My new favourite piece in my jewellery collection is a fabulous monogram bracelet. Now that monogram necklaces have saturated the world I was looking for something a little different and stumbled upon an independent designer, Julia Failey, based out of Chicago that uses reclaimed metal in creating her beautiful pieces.  Her monogram bracelet is a classic piece that I am so in love with.  Do I dare mention that it is also the perfect time to start thinking about getting a head start on holiday shopping? Cheers!

denim: Paige,  chambray shirt: J.Crew (similar here),  blazer: Topshop (similar here),  shoes: London boutique (love these),  bracelet: Julia Failey (similar here) watch: Michael Kors,  necklaces: J.Crew & vintage (how amazing is this one),  lips: Lipstick Queen (the perfect sampling pack)