It’s always tricky trying to work out when to go bare-legged in this country. My threshold is usually 23 degrees but this year I’m willing to make an exception as you never know what’s around the corner. In this country’s case, it’s probably Autumn. It’s become quite tricky to pair the right tights with my outfits and as Carrie and Lucy have proved in the past, some things just look better with bare legs. This was my outfit for a sunny Saturday afternoon, in no way was it comparable to the heatwaves that are a rarity in this country, but I felt particularly brave on this occasion. Have you been getting your legs out recently?
T-shirt – House of Holland
Skirt – Monki
Jewellery – Forever 21, Marc by Marc Jacobs
Socks – Tabio
This House of Holland tee is another one of those AW11 sale finds that I never got around to blogging about, but I’m finding it quite suitable for SS12. Somehow this granny square adorned tee seemed more appealing at half price as in the past I’ve tried and failed to crochet a few myself. I couldn’t resist picking up this skirt in Monki as I’ve been searching for a replacement for this too-short American Apparel number I sold recently. Am I getting a bit sensible with my skirt lengths these days? I think my days of awkwardly tugging my hems are over. I’ve been wearing my new clogs with tights for the past few weeks, so it was finally nice to ditch them and pair them with some cute ankle socks. My Mum despaired at another pair of Hasbeens as they’re not particularly alluring and might seem reminiscent of the clogs I had when I was younger, but I love them anyway. They’re extremely comfortable (don’t be fooled by the wobbles) and I’d take these over your typical stilettos any day.
After visiting the Dover Street Market sample sale, I finally managed to get to Burger and Lobster with Stella (see her review here) and am counting the days until my next visit. It’s not very often that I can afford to eat in Mayfair, but at £20 for a whole lobster (aka the gift that keeps on giving) and unlimited chips and salad, you definitely get a lot for your money. I’m attempting to become a bit more of a foodie these days (methinks it’s a result of all the tantalising Instagram photos floating about on a daily basis) and trying to discover new places to eat in London instead of relying on old favourites. In typical 2012 fashion, I’ve made a Google Map to keep me on track when deciding on places to eat when on the move and I’m hoping to cover most of the list this Summer. I hope it helps any of you that are around the capital and I’m open to any more recommendations.