This one time, I went to London

 I’ve already touched on a few of these items the other day in :this post: but I promised I’d go into more detail, have better pictures and actually write something that took me more than 3 seconds. So here we are. I had a lovely time in London this week and came back with another 3 dresses to add to my quite extreme dress collection (I think I have over 60 last time I counted, I’m going to start some ‘a dress a day’ posts soon I think!) I love Spitalfields market, I think it’s one of my favourite places to visit when down there. You can always haggle slightly; I got these first two bad boys down from £25 to £24 like a pro! *snarf* But dresses like this up North, particularly in shops like Thunderegg, charge around £30 to £40 for the exact same dresses.
 I really love the colours on this dress, the pattern close up is loads of little pale blue hearts. I realised the other day I have around 5 dresses in a similar colour but non as quirky as this. It’s a really flattering fit too.
 My deer/bambi print dress was getting a lot of love of the previous blog post about these dresses! It’s an absolutely adorable print.
 The fit is a bit stranger than I anticipated, the waist band is more of an empire line and tucks in just above the waist. Making the dress a lot shorter on me, but it will be fine with thick tights or leggings and really light weight material for summer.
The final dress I got on my stint was this lovely basic skater style dress from Forever 21. It cost £11 and it’s so comfy. The material is slightly stretchy and it’s really flattering when on.
 Another Forever 21 purchase was this Skirt that cost around £10. I am loving teal at the moment, particularly teamed with mustard.

It did feel like I was going a bit overboard in Forever 21, but we don’t have one in Stoke, the only other one apart from in London is in Birmingham and Birmingham is possibly my least favourite city ever! The next two items were absolute bargains though so I didn’t actually spend TOO much…

 This jumper was £4.99 in the sale, it is so soft, like cashmere! And the most amazing pastel tone. And you know how I heart my pastels 😉
 And finally my shoes I bought literally because my feet had had enough of the shoes I was wearing. They cost…. £2.49! I know right? They’re dead comfy as well!
I then bought a few easter treats from Harrods, this was obviously before I had my amazing Easter Egg Making Idea and were for presents and not forgetting to treat myself look at this amazing Celia Birtwell chocolate lolly I picked up. I don’t even like chocolate but had to have it.
I also got my Blog Posts Sticky Notes which I also wrote about this week so no more information needed on these as I know you’re all such loyal readers! ;}
The worst bit of the trip was this falafel salad from Pilpel in Spitalfields….
It looked so amazing and I was extra starving, it was delicious but I found a MASSIVE had IN one of the falafals, I could of easily puked! I took it back though and got a refund. But blergh, Pilpel you’ve totally ruined all your goodness!
I wore my bowler hat around so I looked proper lah de dah like. But I am aware for some reason it makes my forehead look MASSIVE.
I got a few standard touristy photo’s too, look at the big bear!
And we all know I love my food! I got these amazing looking marshmallows from Harrods, they were only 90p each so I got one of each flavour; blackcurrant, pineapple and violet. They were ok, they looked better than they tasted as they were slightly sickly.
Then at Covent Garden we saw the egg from The Big Egg Hunt, I had no idea this was even going on so it was amazing to see all the big beautiful eggs all around!
These are a few of my favourites including a Moshi Monsters one, I particularly liked this as I’d been reading Wired magazine on the way down and how the founder of Moshi Monsters found his success. 
The fabric on the cat egg would make such a cute dress.
There are so many other places I wish I’d have gone when down there, but alas I got a Bubble Tea from Boba Jam and found Playlounge which has the most amazing collection of vinyl toys in there. I do like London but the fact every other person walks in to me proper gets on my wick after a while! Where are your favourite spots to explore when in the capital city?


  1. April 8, 2012 / 1:49 pm

    Okay, this is so weird, I went to London last week, had lunch a Spitalfields market, (it wasn't falafel but I had a falafel wrap for dinner the same day) I had marshmallows from Harrods (not the same colour though :L) saw those eggs, (my favorite was the post box!) Oh and we have the same duvet cover! Weirrrrrrd 😀

  2. April 7, 2012 / 6:37 pm

    I love the deer print dress!, I must have it! xx

    • April 7, 2012 / 8:26 pm

      Well it's mine ALL MINE.

  3. April 7, 2012 / 4:09 pm

    I absolutely ADORE your deer-print dress, it's too cute!

    • April 7, 2012 / 8:26 pm

      Everyone loves the deer print dress!

  4. April 7, 2012 / 1:56 pm

    I love those dresses! Amazing buys x

    • April 7, 2012 / 8:26 pm

      I know, defo my current faves!