Day Trip: London Calling


I popped up to London the other day largely so I could meet-up with the lovely Laetitia of Mademoiselle Robot (who I thought I was going to miss entirely while I was in the UK...but that's another story). First though, I met up with Kristabel who helped me take some street fashion pictures. She was so good at approaching people, or even chasing them down the street when necessary! I'm no Scott Schuman, but I'm excited I finally took a few photographs of the styles I've been admiring, although the rain did seem to chase the stylish off the street and indoors. (I'll be posting my pictures in a few days.) We were hunting for the fashionable in the Brick Lane area, so it was natural to go into the vintage shops we assumed they would frequent...








After all my people-chasing and pseudo-stalking it was quite pleasant to meet up with Laetitia and Loulou (of the gorgeous Loulou Loves You line) at a cafe and dry off for a bit. I'm always worried with blogger meet ups that conversation which happens sporadically but easily online will be difficult to generate in the real world, but once again this was not the case! It was also quite fun to note our similar hair color and I wouldn't have minded trading outfits with either of them. Laetitia was wearing an adorable Loulou Loves You floral headband and I loved the contrast in Loulou's outfit with her biker-esque jacket and sweet dress.
For my own outfit I was wearing my new (and first, as I tweeted) romper from the super cheap Primark. I couldn't resist the horse print; I'm starting a collection of horse pieces! Someone described Primark as "Forever 21 on crack" and I quite agree. They have so many cute, trendy items and their prices are so low, I really find myself not caring if the quality isn't such that they'll last forever.



Outfit details:
UO jacket
Primark romper
Cynthia Rowley tights & Bloch wedges via Gilt
Deux Lux purse

CONVERSATION

41 comments:

  1. Being a Brit myself, I often wondered what you'd look like in Primark pieces & now my dream has come true! The romper looks superb - they've got loads of horse pieces in at the moment, including a really nice top I'm eyeing up - not least inspired by you! :]

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  2. I'm loving that horse print romper! Super cute on you. The graffiti background is fantastic.

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  3. you look so gorgeous in all your pics, i love your floral headpiece in the first image though..just gorgeous

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  4. i want to live in that shop! :)

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  5. Oh, I love that pink sundress - so adorable! And I think it is really cool that you're getting to meet up with all these bloggers!

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  6. ahh Primark - yes I bought quite a few things there last weekend! Brick Lane, you can't beat it for fashionable ladies! xx

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  7. I don't know what I would do if primark wasn't around!! Love that romper. Great pictures.:)sarahD

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  8. All three of you gals look fantastic! You look adorable in the romper; I'd love to check out a Primark someday!

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  9. Thats a beaut of a playsuit. I haven't browsed primark for a couple weeks but will do for sure now when im in town tomorrow!
    Jaymie
    http://jaymieocallaghan.blogspot.com/

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  10. What a fabulous group of redheads! Did you get anything at those shops? They look divine!

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  11. Look at all you stylish redheads! That jumper is so cute, and I would love to check out that shop some day. Excited to see more of your street photos! Looks like it's cold there! What's the temperature like?

    Sarah Louise
    http://www.tzipporit.blogspot.com

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  12. That romper is fantastic, and it looks like you're having a wonderful time. I'm quite envious, actually! :)

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  13. love the pictures and the streetstyle looks are amazing on this post!!

    http://themessenger-bag.blogspot.com

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  14. so lovely, honey!
    creo que estás entre mis blogs favoritos, saludos! :D

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  15. Loving the red heads! Bricklane is brilliant for vintage treats, and that's playsuit is just lovely x

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  16. I love Brick lane it such an effortlessly cool place. I went there for a few drinks and the obligatory curry on sunday night and had a great time. I really love your blog by the way.

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  17. well look at all of you lovely redheads! You guys all look great.
    love your romper!

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  18. Looks like a fun blogger meet-up! Although I live in London I have yet to meet Laetitia!

    Also, about Primark: I'm pretty sure that the reason their prices are so low and their quality so shoddy is because they don't have the most ethical business practises - I'm not sure whether or not you knew that already but thought I'd mention it just in case!

    Leia

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  19. what an eclectic post filled with so many interesting photographs. i know i've already said it but i am thoroughly enjoying your travels so far!!

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  20. It makes me sad to see someone looking so pretty in Primark clothes - I banned myself from there a few years ago because I couldn't understand how the people making the clothes could possibly earn enough to live. You almost make me regret my decision, but it's too late to go back now.
    Enjoy the rest of your time in the UK!

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  21. You all have such a rich and bold red hair color! Jealous. I often wonder if I could pull off a different hair color than my own...

    Anyway, all of these posts you have of you in London are making me EVEN MORE excited because I'm heading to London for study abroad VERY soon. I think I might have to stop looking at your blog while you're abroad in fear of heart palpitations of excitement for myself! Ha, ha. But I'm excited to do some thrifting (had a fun time checking out your colorful photos) and to check out Primark.

    Cheerio! ;)
    -Alyssa

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  22. I have the same mental dilemma whenever I arrange to meet up with bloggers I love. "Are we going to have anything to talk about? Are they going to have similar intersts? Are we only going to go shopping and talk about food, shoes and fashion? What about important stuff?"

    Which is silly, because ever blogger I met has been intriguing, engaging and intelligent. But it always intimidates me at first, because I'm not sure if we'll have anything in common other than both being presences on the internet to some degree...

    At first I thought YOU were LouLou, on account of the flowy skirt and cinched waist. All three of you could be sisters.

    I love how adorable you all are. It drives me insane.

    I love the colour at that store. I'd like to live there. "I want to go to there."

    XX.
    Mae Lu, thereafterish.

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  23. awesome romper!!! gosh, you make me want to go to london just to see primark (when you said, f21 in crack, hahahah!).

    aahh the racks of floral clothes made me gush!!! love these photos a lot! :D

    Animated Confessions

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  24. Nice shoots!! Love grafittis!!
    Your outfits is pretty, Love your hairstyle

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  25. eek!! red heads abound! and I love it!

    I totally though that was you in the first photo when I spotted in on tumblr!

    I love that romper. perfect for the equine-inclined!

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  26. These photos are so cute! It was really lovely to meet you:) I hope the rest of your trip is amazing, Loulou xx

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  27. you must be the luckiest blogger in the world! i love all of these posts! and i love mademoiselle robot!

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  28. That's so funny! Forever 21 on crack! Primark is called Penneys here in Ireland. So funny to see you wearing a primark romper. Horse print seems to be very "in" here right now. I really love that floral headpiece!

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  29. I can say it now, I cancelled my honeymoon for you <3 x

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  30. Looks like you had a great trip back to London. I love all your photos and all your outfits look fab! That first photo is awesome, as is the one of Kb. Loving the graffiti wall background.

    You look great in the Primark romper too but I have to admit, I rarely go into that store these days!

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  31. The romper is so great!

    juliet xxx

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  32. I definitively love red hair girls!

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  33. New follower of your blog!
    I love your photographs/outfits/hair
    so beautiful!
    Your blog is definitely going to checked on a daily basis!

    Kathryn XxX
    http://throughrosetintedlenses.wordpress.com/

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  34. i totally love the first shot, and i completely thought it was you on the left!!! i hope you had a lovely time in london!

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  35. I completely fell in love with the braids on your hair! Wish mine was long enough...

    xoxo, http://heelsandwedges.blogspot.com

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  36. i adoree ur rompers! the prints is just purrrfectt!! :DD

    xoxo

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  37. in response to your comment:
    i saw winter's bone too and thought it was excellent, but i think you would really appreciate 'exit through..' -- i thought of you and your banksy love (your blog was how i actually became familiar with him!) during the whole thing!

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  38. Trust you to find something nice at Primark! My problem is not that the pieces fall apart (often they don't) but that they never fit me right in the first place...

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  39. Love the romper, and it's perfect for you!

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  40. I love reading posts about blogger meet ups!

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