A visit home last week naturally meant a trip to one of my favourite places in London- Columbia Road Flower Market. I couldn’t resist picking myself up some beautiful sunflowers to brighten up my uni room. They must of been working their magic too as it was such a lovely sunny (despite it being freeezing) break from the crazy rain and wind we’ve had recently!
Top- New Look | Jeans- Glamorous via ASOS | Leather Jacket- Topshop Boutique | Boots- ASOS | Sunglasses- Forever 21
I became pretty obsessed with these jeans since getting them, and have been wearing them constantly. I first saw them on Megan Ellaby and Anna Heaton (who is pretty much my style icon rn, and I just want her entire wardrobe). They are such a cool statement jean, something that I definitely lacked as all I own is a few pairs of straggly black jeans, and some bleached moms that are about 10 sizes too big (except when they turn into skinnies on deadline week).My only criticism of them is that they fit me perfectly everywhere but my waist. It’s one of those situations where a size 11 needs to be a thing.
I’ve never had a pair of girlfriend jeans either, but i’m really enjoying them as they’re that bit more flattering (and girly, obvs) than boyfriend jeans. If these jeans scream one thing, it’s definitely GLASTONBURY and I’m so excited to get them muddy dancing around to The Stone Roses (crossing all my fingers and toes)!!!!
I can’t wait to play around with these jeans by dressing them up and down, pairing them with my cute pointed heels or trainers. Talking about footwear, can we all hail these boots?! They’re looking a bit worse for wear now but I never thought in a million years I would be one for faux snake skin pointed shinny boots, but here I am!
I also just want to mention these sunglasses I picked up for a few pounds from Forever 21. They remind me so much of the Mui Mui style I have been lusting over for the past year. They’re not going to last forever, but they’re a nice test run to decide if I look silly in them or not…
As you probably know (if you follow me on instagram) I have moved out of London, and back to Bournemouth for my final year of uni! The weekend before I left I tried to fit in as much as possible, which obviously meant a trip to Columbia Road to track down some Peonies. Top- Monki | Trousers- H&M | Waistcoat- Primark | Sandals- New Look | Bag- Zara
These trousers are a year old now but I realised that I never properly blogged about them when I dug them out of my wardrobe a few weeks ago. I always found it difficult to wear them every day, partly as I never knew what top to wear with them, and partly because they do look like I’m wearing my Pjs. I thought this baggy black top worked quite nicely with them, while wearing my tailored waistcoat (which you know has been my saviour since I bought it).
So right now I’m sat in my bed in my new bedroom fighting off a cold, and I am sort of wishing I was back in the sun on Columbia Road with a bunch of new flowers! I’m not really sure what’s going to happen to JMB now I’m back at uni, and how much I will post but I’m really going to try and stay on top of it as I’m really enjoying it again!
Earlier in the month (the first day to be precise) I went for a birthday brunch at No.11 Pimlico Road, after reading about it whilst gushing over photos of it on Bonjour Luce’s post.
I had such high hopes for this place but I felt really let down after it, especially as it was my birthday..
We arrived at about 11:25 (a little later than booked but we called ahead to let them know) and were rushed to our seats being told we had 2 minutes to order before the brunch menu finish, I understand that they have times attached to their menus but it did seem a little unnecessary as there was only 2 other tables of people in there who had already been served…
I ordered the Eggs Benedict but without the avocado, and Alfie ordered the Eggs Royale. They took quite a while to arrive, especially considering it was really quiet. My egg wasn’t runny at all and was cold, making me feel that it was precooked. Remember I asked for no avocado? well that was avocado in with my spinach which also points to being made. It was all laid on sourdough bread -rather than muffins which I would usually expect- which was really tough to eat, and even cut! The hollandaise sauce tasted okay, but again it was cold…
Overall the meal just didn’t seem fresh, something you would expect from a restaurant in Chelsea, especially when it’s pretty much empty. We also found the service quite bad. The staff were just cleaning and doing other jobs and didn’t ask us how our food was, or take our plates away from us. We even had to walk around and try to find someone to ask for the bill!
All this said, it’s a beautiful place, with all the décor inspiration you could want, making you feel like you’ve stepped into Pinterest. And of course I had to check out the toilets! I’m not totally put off by it, and I’d love to try another meal there. I imagine it might be a whole lot nicer if it was busier, so maybe dinner? After hearing such good things about it, it surely can’t be all bad?
Last week I managed to grab a few tickets for The Sky Garden in London. If you haven’t already seen it plastered over your Instagram feed, it’s a public space which is free once you book. Once up there you get the most beautiful 360 degree view of London surrounded by a gorgeous garden of plants and flowers.
I’m the biggest fan of views, and I’ve been to The Shard, The Eye, The Oxo Tower and Duck and Waffle and this tops them all! I loved Duck and Waffle and I can sing about it forever however The Sky Garden is something else.
I got some outfit photos from the day but I thought I would split it into two posts so I could show you as many photos as I could!
I hope this post has inspired you to look your own visit and you have amazing weather that lets you see the horizon like I did!