Monday, 12 August 2013

A Day Trip to London

A few weekends ago we made an impromptu day trip to London.  Originally we had planned to go to Bath for the day to visit Carter's Steam Fair but the weather forecast did not look good enough to enjoy vintage fairground rides so we opted to go to London where it was meant to be a fine day - and it was!
I haven't been vintage shopping in London for some years now but was keen to check out a few of the newer shops that had opened up in Brick Lane.  Unfortunately The Vintage Emporium was closed (I don't seem to be having much luck with shop opening hours!) but we visited Hunky Dory Vintage and there was an adorable war time crepe dress with faux bolero which I would have totally snapped if it hadn't been £145!
I love the fit of the dress that I chose to wear and I was also wearing my new-to-me vintage half hat which I recently purchased from The Little Vintage Shop in Lymington - Gloria, the owner, has an awesome selection of vintage hats!

We also visited Judy's Vintage Fair which was taking place in Spitalfields and I scored a cute peach 50s blouse and some pale pink crochet wrist gloves.  I also got photographed by them as they loved my outfit and I took the opportunity to take a photograph of the girl promoting the Fair and I absolutely love the print of her dress!

We had lunch at Kua 'Aina which is a Hawaiian burger place in Carnaby Street.  I am a big fan of anything sweet potato and their fries are delicious!

In the afternoon we treated ourselves to desserts at Ladurée in Harrods - I am big fan of their macaroons.  I also had an Apple Mojito mocktail (even though it was ridiculously priced!)

Dress: Vintage from Etsy
Bag: Vintage from Etsy
Shoes: Aldo
Hat: The Little Vintage Shop, Lymington


  1. That dress is SO beautiful! The pattern isn't like anything I have ever seen and I love how you've finished the look with the classic understated hat that matches the pink in the dress.

  2. The dress and hat combo are to die for!! LOVE!


  3. Stunning as usual, and that hat looks amazing on you! You'll probably be in their next promo.

  4. what a great day! i really love your dress and hat. you looks as lovely as always ...

  5. This is such a cute look! I love your hat and the print on your dress. That drink looks delicious, too!

    xo, Michelle
    Neon Rattail

    1. Thanks! It was delicious but I somewhat struggled to come to terms with the fact that it was the same price I'd pay for one with alcohol in it!

  6. What a fun day! You look smashing, no wonder they wanted to take your photo. What's the back of the hat like? So stinkin cute.

    Geez, 145 pounds for a dress? I'd say it's understandable you passed on that one... *cough* I guess I forget sometimes that we're pretty lucky here in the states when it comes to 40s stuff. The war didn't hit us as hard in terms of rationing (and you know... everything else to), it's no wonder people shop online for it instead.

    xo Sara

    1. I keep forgetting to photograph the little details of an outfit... The back of the hat has a cute little bow, will try to get a photo the next time I wear it!

      Yeah I pretty much buy most of my stuff online from America - there is so much good stuff over there!! Hopefully one day I will be able to move there and can buy it in person :)

  7. How splendidly gorgeous! I adore that your nails coordinate perfectly with this wonderful warm weather ensemble. And that sweet little pink hat, my goodness, it's just as lovely as lovely can be!

    ♥ Jessica

  8. What a cute blog!
    I love your finds!
    Nice that i found you
    Lovely style

    Ariane x

  9. I love London! I wish there was a vintage fair I could go to! Your dress and look are so pretty. I love the colors :)

    Life of Mabel

    1. Thanks :) Yeah Londoners are pretty lucky in that there is a vintage event of some kind every weekend! Where I live in Southampton we aren't so lucky!

  10. This is such a lovely outfit, I just adore your hat!

  11. What a lovely day out! It is so much fun seeing all these vintage gems in person isn't it? Sometimes the price tag is quite a sticker shock! You look just lovely sporting your summer frock! I also noticed your great manicure!