Friday 26 December 2014

Christmas Eve In Mayfair

Mayfair in London: The most expensive streets on the Monopoly board. And for good reason! Dipstick, Maje, Liberty’s and many more luxurious boutiques standing with class on the streets of W1K. I was thrilled to meet up with Italian blogger Nicky from Nicky Inside Out Blog. I met up with another blogger, Lorna Andrews a few days before (which I’ll be featuring on Boho Behind The Lens next week). Lorna said I have to meet Nicky as she is lovely, so made the trip back to London Christmas Eve to shoot and chat over a coffee. Working in Mayfair, and also a fan of the minimal colour palette, she knew exactly where to shoot! And being the Eve before Christmas the small side street was like a ghost town. Lucky us! May I also add, it’s 5 minute walk from Selfridges and Liberty’s. Only window shopping happened I promise!

Today’s look is quite low key, so thought I’d add a strong red lip and hair up for once! I was lucky enough to get my hands on this gorgeous dress before it drops in store next season, but being London in December it was just too cold to brave on it’s own so teamed with distressed jeans rolled up.  One shop I am happy about being home for is River Island. I really miss that store and bonus for me, a lot of summer styles are so cheap right now. That made a Bondi girl very happy! 

I picked up this wool cape from RI, and figured it can be worn two ways. The first: loose. This style looks really nice draped over most styles - jumpers, t-shirts and dresses. The second: tying the front. I loved how the fit all of sudden changed when bunching it together and very much liked the neckline when worn this way. It’s a great piece to layer and looks cool under a long coat with the fringing peaking through.

I had a really fun day meeting with Nicky, and has made me think more about coming back to the UK for Fashion Week next September. I had better start saving again! Hope you all had a lovely Christmas and picked up some awesome bargains at the sales! Let me know if you found anything good.

Shop The Look:

Dress: Elliatt (not yet available)
Jeans: Boohoo
Cape: River Island
Boots: Senso
Bag: Forever 21 UK (black available here)

Photo credit to Nicky from Nicky Inside Out Blog

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