Thursday, 6 August 2009

London!

Yesterday, I went to London with my best friend for a shopping trip. It was such an exciting place, with an overhwhelming amount of shops and people! I haven't been to London to shop before, but it definitely is the place to be. It was a swelteringly hot day, which was unfortunate because I was wearing a winter outfit (including my woolen coat...).

I loved all of the vintage bikes which were all over the place!

We spent quite a long time in the Topshop on Oxford Street, which was absolutely brilliant - I couldn't believe how big it was. The bottom floor was full of interesting brands such as Motel and Dahlia, as well as a huge vintage section. I think we needed a whole weekend just dedicated to Topshop! I bought a great pair of jeans and the acid wash tunic that I've had my eye on for a while.

After visiting some more shops on Oxford Street, we wandered to Carnaby Street which was full of independent shops selling nice quirky jewellery, shoes and clothes. Our final stop was Beyond Retro where I tried on a lovely vintage tennis dress. I didn't buy it, but I'm thinking of recreating it with some spare material I have at home!

Sadie xxx

P.S. Tomorrow I'm off on holiday. I'm going to see if I can find an internet connection to do a post, but if not, I'll be back in a week!

29 comments:

Lulapop said...

ooh London! lucky you... I'm going there in september...
have fun in your holidays!
xxx

PinkBow said...

looks like a great trip :)

Jamie said...

London is so great! I'm going back there in a couple of weeks and shop in Camden town :3 And I need to visite Topshop! Brilliant!
& I love your photos!

Vanilla Teapot said...

I was going to say looks like you've been to beyond retro! that liberty building is really something isn't it?
You should visit beyond retro on cheshire street, it's hugeee and amazing there! ox

Mars said...

wonderful photos :D! your outfit is darling, i love the muted colors. i'd looove to go to an actual topshop, but i'm not sure there are any in the US...i'm just glad they have a US online store xD!

have a fabulous time on your holiday!

Kate said...

Looks like a great day, I really want to go back to London someday soon. Love the photos and your outfit!

rachel said...

if I want to do a proper shop, I go to London, it's seriously the best place!
If you ever go back I'd check out Camden fo sho and also Brick Lane for some good vintage, such as Rockit
and my little secret store is Salvation Army just off Oxford Street which is where some Vogue editors like to drop in!

Bia said...

Can you believe that i've been in london and i didn't went to topshop? I'm so sad. =/
Anyway, i will come back. :)

Eri said...

Sounds like you had loads of fun... it's true yesterday was pretty hot and it's a hard time to face the basement at Topshop since is soooo hot in there.

Thanks so much for visiting and leaving me a sweet comment I really appreciate.

See you soon.

Kay Davis said...

I wish I could go to London. I love the phonebooth picture.

& yeah you should defiantly check out her lookbook, I lost all the poses. I'm doing a Nautical post tomorrow in Swedish, the best I can do for worldly posts when I'm broke. xxo

Emma said...

I want to go to London so badly!! You took some fantastic photos :]

Leproust Vintage said...

ohhhh Topshop.....I can't wait for the day I get to set foot in one! Your day looked lovely!

PixiePolaroid said...

I love London, I was there in july 6th till 10th. Such a vibrant and fantastic city, i wish i could live there. <3

Parapluie said...

Aw, London is great! I hope you'll have a good trip!

Gladys said...

Oh, that's so nice! I want to go to londen also! It's like my dream to go there :p
The skirt is beautiful ♥

Lilee said...

your blog is so pretty!

Anonymous said...

Ooh it looks like you had a lovely time :)
I absolutely adore your blog, and I'm ever so jealous of all your gorgeous charity shop finds - especially that coat, and for so cheap too! I would definitely have paid much much more for it!
I was wondering whereabouts in England you live? Because the charity shops seem simply incredible there and I was quite interested in having a look-see :)
Also, I'm sorry about posting this as Anonymous, it's just that I haven't got a blog (yet!)

Adela said...

love your skirt!

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Clau! said...

I have never been to London, everyting looks great ;)

I love those red telephone booths

jessica wu said...

your (and the shot of the) oxfords are great!
i'm looking for a flat pair myself
xx

The Twisted Cool Rocker said...

Oh, lucky you, seriously... I also want to go to London. Someday, sure.

Enjoy your shopping! ;)

little fawn. said...

lovely post! your outfit is gorgeous - i'm still soooo jealous of that coat! :D have a fantastic holiday x

Megan said...

London is an awesome city. I love how you saw something in the retro shop and are thinking about recreating it, that's so cool. I wish I had the patience to make my own clothes :)
Love this blog btw.
xxx

Little Bo Peeep said...

Aww i miss London so much and i love the outfit your wearing, especially the skirt :)

Those vintage stuff is great, i could spend hours and hours searching for clothes!

Style Bird said...

Love your photos, I want to visit London!

kiss me quick said...

great pictures ^^

Polly Farthing said...

Looks like you had a great day shopping. I do love Topshop Oxford St but it's always so busy! Beyond Retro is a really cool shop, there's one in Brick Lane too that is even bigger, and another one called Absolute Vintage also in Brick Lane - check it out next time!

Have a fantastic holiday. Polly x

Zhcsyra hp said...

love this outfits.,.and ur skirt awwhh.,

KL said...

ugh i want to go to london so bad! great photos.. hopefully someday i'll be shopping there too :)

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