I was on a bit of a mission today, to get a few things that I really want and need.
I actually managed to get none of the above while out in London today. I’m a bit bummed about it because the filing stuff and the box are kind of important to my general state of mind – I currently have a box full of things and the lid is popping off, it’s horrible. Despite this, and the fact that I ended up picking up a birthday present for Moon instead – although I got some face glitter, a pretty teal nail polish and a heart-shaped ring for myself – it was still a nice afternoon out.
Coat, Dorothy Perkins
Boots, River Island
The first place we went to was Topshop Oxford St, which has the most beautiful displays at the moment, it looked like it was so much fun to put together. This is where I had hoped to find my handbag, but I actually found that there was either nothing I wanted or anything I did want was unjustifiably expensive, what is with Topshop and being that way?
I took a few snaps of the displays and I may have got told off but it was all so pretty and over the top. I promise I won’t do it again, but maybe make your displays less awesome? There were mannequins sitting on life-size ostriches!
After a wander up Oxford Street, we went to Liverpool Street to go towards Spitalfields. We had lunch at the amazing Poppies of Spitalfields, a vintage fish & chip shop that I’ve missed both recent times I’ve been in the area. It was delicious, and less greasy than regular fish & chips, with the cutest decor and the best music, it was also great value for money as the portions were huge, I’ll definitely be returning.
Cockey rhyming slang wallpaper border
After our late lunch we went over to Old Spitalfields and Inspitalfields, where I picked up the nicest Valentine’s gift, but it’s a secret. I’m so in love with InSpitalfields and become more and more so the more times I visit, I think I either need to live there or buy everything they sell.
The market at Spitalfields was a bit dead, but The Tea Rooms in Brick Lane had some great vintage stuff this week. Including an amazing framed cigarette packet collection that I wish I’d picked up, but at £40 and the fact I currently have nowhere to put it, I just couldn’t do it.
If anyone can tell me what this is, that would be good…
It was nice to spend some time with my sister outside of home as we’ve both been very stressed and busy recently. Although I didn’t get my retail fix I did get some nice gifts, and I love gift buying, so that’s kind of the same…
It was also lovely to see some sun and actually have the chance to enjoy it, even though it’s not quite the same when you’re totally wrapped up but still freezing, I’m very much looking forward to spring.