1. Wearing boots with trousers. I bought these boots on a bit of a whim in the Topshop sale last December because they went down to something crazy like £25 from £150. Seemed like a good deal. But I really struggle with what to wear lace up boots with. I had some in school and wore them on a "dress as you please" day and a classmate called them prostitute boots. Obviously heart-breaking and I never wore them again. Ever since then it has been a quest to wear them without looking like a baby prostitute. I have now settled on wearing them with trousers, I have only... this pair of trousers so outfits are a bit limited. I am going to experiment with long skirts as well. Jane from Sea of Shoes rocks the knee high boots without looking trampy, plus she has great hair.
2. The V&A London. Me and my other half visited London for a spot of Christmas shopping this weekend. I think every time I have gone to London I have managed to get to the V&A. Their exhibitions are always perfectly presented and their fashion section is something I remember from every visit. This picture is of the central court-yard and it is beautiful during the day but it transforms at night. It is spookily quiet, normally this court yard is full of unleashed children pulling down their trousers and sitting in the water, to much resistant screeching and sighing from the parents. I highly recommend the V&A to any London visitor, also go to the Natural History next door to check out the dinosaurs and awkward taxidermy!
3. Butterbeer. So, speaking of London, a major factor of our influence was the Harry Potter Tour at the Warner Bros. Studio in London. Having read every Harry Potter book, even buying the 6th one in a creepy town in America the day it came out because I couldn't wait until I got back from holiday to read it. Made me pretty antisocial for the rest of the holiday, mind.. Harry Potter is my childhood and my bestie is an even bigger fan than me. So we found ourselves in a rather unknown part of London faced with our childhood dreams of Diagon alley, the Gryffindor common room and Potions Classroom. There was also Butterbeer, which was quite delightful and made a better post-drink moustache than Guinness. If anyone wants to see more pictures then I can do a post, I swear you will feel like you were there with me. Has anyone been here or the deluxe Florida version?
With love from,