Monday, September 27, 2010

Outfit: Grey Monday








Love Label purple

The young man and I spent the weekend in London with some friends. We took Friday off and travelled down on an early train. We went to the Science Museum and the V&A (briefly), then walked up to Harrods. The girls shopped (I didn’t buy anything) whilst the boys got bored and went for a pint. Harrods is so huge that there is no mobile signal in the middle sections. Who knew?

Friday night we ate at the Chinese restaurant in the hotel next to ours.

Saturday we walked up to Notting Hill Gate (we were staying just off Kensington High Street) and down to the Portobello Road market, stopping for breakfast en route. Half the Underground wasn’t running on Saturday and Sunday so we took a bus (a new experience for me in London) to Oxford Street and walked from there to Hamley’s on Regent Street. We explored the Carnaby Street area a bit, and headed up to Covent Garden (via China Town and Leicester Square). From there we took the Underground back to South Kensington (the Piccadilly Line was actually working) and spent a bit of time looking at dinosaurs in the Natural History Museum.

Saturday night we ate at an Italian restaurant on Kensington High Street.

Sunday morning we went for breakfast off Kensington High Street, then returned to the hotel to check out. We walked down to Earls Court (where there were District Line trains running) and went to Westminster to look at Big Ben and the London Eye. We walked (with our suitcases) along the river right down to London Bridge, stopping for coffee a couple of times. Spying that Borough Market was just a stone’s throw away we went to check out the door used for Bridget Jones’s flat. From there we headed for Kings Cross/Paddington and home. We had a fantastic weekend and did a lot of walking. No outfit pictures but you didn’t miss much – it was a combination of jeans, white tops and black sweater or cardi most of the time, with tan boots or my FitFlop trainers. I wore my beige trench coat or a black blazer over the top, and my turquoise pashmina against the cold wind.

It was chilly at home and although the young man is determined not to put the heating on until November, he did put the fire on in the living room, and we decreed it time to put an extra quilt on the bed.

Having been cold much of the weekend, I decided today was a day for wrapping up in thick tights, a sweater, and a proper coat. Yay for proper coats! I think this pea coat looks a little 60s with my hair and a polo neck sweater.

I need to do some Tesco shopping this afternoon as I didn’t go on Thursday due to a combination of factors: my hair appointment, our friends coming over and us going away for the weekend.

Grey polo neck sweater – Long Tall Sally
Grey skirt – Next Tall
Grey tights – Primark(?)
Purple boots – Love Label ( (gifted)
Purple hearts necklace – gifted
Silver bangle – gifted
Silver earrings – gifted
Black coat – Dorothy Perkins Tall
Grey flower brooch – Primark

Total Est. Cost £76


  1. Sounds like a lovely weekend! I am hoping to go to London In feb for work. I love London but N hates it!

  2. Wow - the purple boots are stunning, love them! And you look great, as usual. :)

  3. Thanks ladies. London was great - wouldn't want to live there but I enjoy visiting.

    And thanks Karen - the boots are high but pretty comfy and I love the colour.