Excuse the photo heavy post, but I just really, really loved this location-outfit combo.
I’ve called this London in Spring but come on, the British weather has been a bit wet and grey recently – where has the sun gone? Isn’t it meant to be summer soon? There was a rare sunny moment this week, so I hot-footed it to London to meet up with Ghenet spontaneously for catch ups and photos (this gal seriously knows her locations and hidden corners in London, we all need a Ghenet).
With the prospect of humid sunshine, I finally got to crack out what is probably my all-time favourite warm season outfit, along with sandals which was a big moment for someone who was still wearing bed socks on the reg.
This look isn’t anything new, it’s been hanging around my wardrobe for the last year, but it’s an absolute fail safe with pieces I will always love. After a big ol’shopping day last year, I picked up these two from Mango and wore them together practically all the time when it was warm; high-waisted cotton culottes that hit a small girl on the ankle perfectly, comfy and casual yet easy to dress up (I have a crop top blouse which takes these from casual to a bit sexy in a flash, spot on multi-styling) and this ‘Quiet’ tee is me to a tee (excuse the pun) – my brain can overwork so easily and just a little bit of quiet keeps me pootling along through the day, as does food and waffles and coconut hot chocolate.
As you can tell, I’m really feeling the high-waist, wide-leg trend atm – for someone pettie, I’ve been made to feel I can’t wear anything floaty for years because it’ll make me look short, but we can all agree it’s hella comfy and cool to have swishy legs! I think if you get it right with shoes, top, and even making yourself appear and stand tall, any one can live their best life in wide legs, especially cotton ones with pockets and a very forgiving waistband – eats more waffles.
Top – Mango (sold out) | Trousers – Mango (sold out) | Sandals – Aldo (sold out)
After finding this gem of a street by accident (which is used a lot for backdrops in old-style movies, the architecture and doors are simply wonderful, plus Tom Hardy ran out one of the houses according to a man who lived on the street so that’s a little celeb factoid for you) I’m really looking forward to a bit more consistent warm weather to visit more hidden and lesser-known areas of the City; from exploring new food spots to streets with interesting architecture and character, London in the sunshine is just a beautiful sight (unlike some of my posing for photos 😉 )
On a final note, I’ve been a bit relaxed with posts recently which is usually unlike me, but I’m enjoying the extra time to work on posts and other exciting fun things, hence the less regular schedule round here. Sometimes a gal’s gotta do what a gal’s gotta do, and right now it’s all about balance – maybe that would be a good post idea *jots on the list*
Hopefully the weekend will bring some extra sunshine to inspire me a bit more, and if that fails, well I’ll just have to scour London a little bit more 😉 any excuse to hit up the vegan ice-cream parlour again….
Photos by the babe that is Ghenet!
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