|Coat: £180, Atterley (almost sold out but Gap have a good version here). Wool jumper: £80, Hush. Jeans, £19 in the sale, Asos. Shoes: Penelope Chilvers (old). Bag: Manu Atelier (sold out). Gold-plated earrings, £18, Orelia|
|Coat: £180, Atterley (Gap have a good version here). Wool jumper: £80, Hush. Jeans, £19 in the sale, Asos. Shoes: Penelope Chilvers (old). Bag: Manu Atelier (sold out).|
Sunday was weirdly enjoyable in town, luckily the fog cleared enough for us to take some photos and London wasn’t too busy on the streets. Over morning coffee, we made a clear plan of action, and didn’t deviate too much or just wander aimlessly through shops.
Let’s face it, there are only a few shops that do Christmas well: Anthropologie (for gorgeous interiors and accessories), BHS for random giftpacks and alcohols sets etc, Gap for cashmere, M&S for everything, The Toy Store for our increasing number of nieces and nephews (we basically go into the shop and say ‘help’!) and H&M Home for hostess gifts…
Don’t get me wrong, we still have a LOT more to do but we left town feeling we were partway there.
As for my outfit, I’m loving the easy vibes of a decent, good coat. After having a major wardrobe clear out, my style seems more streamlined and a statement coat can work wonders for a plain outfit of jeans, crew-neck and flats. I have had these Penelope Chilvers flats for a few years now and love them, they are so comfortable and well worth the investment.
And as for sustenance? We’ve been meaning to try Franco Manca for absolutely ages, so we gave the Soho one a go (wheat and dairy is back on during these busy months). Just slightly off the main road, we couldn’t believe we could get a table so easily on a weekend! Lunch for 2? £15….and one of the best sourdough pizzas I’ve eaten (only surpassed by Pizza Pilgrims).