Thursday, January 1, 2015

Merry UK Christmas

Just wanted to share a few snaps from our Christmas in London. It's honestly so weird to be away from our family during this time, because we absolutely adore Christmas at home where things are warm and evenings are spent outdoors by the ocean. In London you have to walk to the supermarket in coats and beanies but you can carry a real Christmas tree back with your groceries. 

In London, there's not enough seats to sit on in your flat so you eat your Christmas dinner on your couch with your friends, who have also decided to leave home for a while and test out living abroad. 
There's not a selection of roast meats and seafoods, but you can still manage to celebrate the holiday season with Skype sessions to family members back in Australia and a humble roast chicken. 

After lunch we played a few fun rounds of 'Heads Up' and went for a walk to show the new girl around Leyton. Christmas in London was cool, we got to spend it with Emma, reconnect old friends and make new ones. I hope you had a wonderful meal with loved ones or new friends. I did, and it's all apart of this living in London experience, but I also look forward to my next Christmas with my family back home. 

Super Sundays in London + Christmas Jumpers

Primark Christmas Jumper & Beanie / City Chic Striped Blouse
Primark Christmas Jumper / Thrifted Denim Button Up from Camden Markets

Amongst the grind of teaching full time in London (I'm telling you the load is ridiculous) we found a that weekends were over as soon as Friday night was over. So in order to make the most of our weekends, we decided to get up early on Sundays and get all over the town. London is quiet on Sundays so you are able to take photos without another million other people in your pictures.

Never having experienced a Christmas during winter before, we were ridiculously excited to purchase and wear some festive Christmas jumpers. I was surprised at how cool all of the jumpers were and how reasonably priced they were. All jumpers were purchased from Primark and even though we didn't plan it, we managed to visit Big Ben, The National Gallery, The Tate Modern and St. Paul's Cathedral all in one Super Sunday.

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Monki + meet up

Usually on Saturdays we take our time and wakeup without alarm clocks. I'll go out for a jog, come back and cook breakfast and we catch up on news and weekly stories we may have missed whilst getting through the week. Today however we were out of the house before 11 to meet up with our girl Rhi and also Tiffany of Fat Shopaholic (she's also made the move over to the UK for 9 months to study). We went to check out the East London Thrift 1 pound sale.

I was really excited to check it out because the 1kg 10 pound sale in Bethnal Green was good. It was clean, organised and it had a great selection of clothes. But yesterday we had to wait like an hour and half to get in, only to find a whole room full of clothes that were basically rejects. Stained, ripped and mouldy. SO NOT WORTH IT! The sectioned off part to their normal store had a pretty nice selection but the pieces that I managed to spy where all 20 pound and over so I was really disappointed in that. If you're looking for some key pieces to add to your wardrobe and don't mind paying some pounds then definitely check it out.

To be fair, if you are a straight size there were some cool jeans and overalls available for the pound but I wouldn't go again. The selection inside was not worth the wait. So I'm going to have to get out of London if I wanna thrift. I picked up a denim top, vest and 2 dresses that I'm going to cut them up and rework it.

Yesterday I wore my Monki Carla Tee available HERE and I decided to wear my good old faithful City Chic skirt because I didn't have to go to work and it wasn't freezing or raining! Boots are from New Look, these seem to be the closest one to them available online HERE.

Top Monki / Skirt City Chic / Lips Velour Australis / Glasses Street Stall NYC / Bow Philippines / Bracelet Samoa 

Waiting outside. The line went down the road and around the corner. Everybody was out hoping to catch a bargain.

Big Love & Seasons Greetings,