Friday, 10 October 2014

The Last Day of Summer

I begin writing this from the comfort of my sofa, cosied up with a blanket and sporting a woolly jumper for the first time in months. To my deep, deep dismay I present to you some photographic evidence of how I spent the last day of summer here in London.

On Monday morning I had to dig out my Barbour to brave the wind and rain on my way to work, yet just 24hrs before I was wearing sunglasses and was able to showcase my new apple green structured jacket at Brick Lane market. This jacket was an absolute steal at a mere £7 from Primark (reduced from £17)! I'd only popped in for one thing, as you do... and ended up buying two jackets, two pairs of shoes, a bag and various other bits and pieces. Initially, my mum had picked up the same jacket for herself in black and as I was rummaging for her size I came across the very last apple green one just waiting for me to sweep it off its rail and give it a loving home.

As I hadn't imagined I'd get to wear it anytime soon, I hadn't really bothered brainstorming looks or buying additional pieces to pair with it so I literally just threw something together before setting off for a busy day at the hustle bustle of Brick Lane market. As my boyfriend and I were going to dinner that evening to celebrate his birthday, I wanted to put together a versatile look appropriate for both day and night.

The only thing I actually HAD intended on buying were these nude courts with a twist and so I styled the rest of the outfit around them. I had an old shirt blouse that was exactly the same colour but wasn't exactly the right neckline to wear under the jacket and so I gave it a revamp. I folded under the collar, criss-crossed one side of the shirt over the other and pinned it and... voilĂ , an on trend rap-over shirt!

While galavanting, we picked up these fab Dan Hiller prints! Check out and purchase some of his cool pieces here! Speaking of cool...we had dinner at probably the coolest restaurant I've been to, Inamo. They had interactive tables which let you flick through the menu, view the chef cam, play games and even choose the 'tablecloth'. Oh, and the food wasn't bad either!

Believe it or not this look is almost entirely from good old Primark, bar my Ray bans and H&M jeans. The bag is  my mums and is also from Primark a few seasons back, as are my nude snake-skin effect flats that I wore while traipsing around during the day. They're great and go with everything!

Jacket- Primark
Top - (revamped) Primark
Jeans - H&M
Shoes - Primark
Heels - Primark
Bag - Primark
Sunglasses - Ray Ban