I’ve never done so many “British” activities in one weekend! A friend from abroad came to visit, and we tried to show her the best that Britain had to offer. And we might have just covered almost everything. Here’s a list of things we did/saw/ate/experienced: stay in an English countryside mansion, have afternoon tea, have alcohol during afternoon tea, play croquet(while drinking), play snooker(while having booze), have a full English breakfast, have sunday roasts in a pub, get wet in an unexpected shower in an otherwise sunny day…and many more. Doesn’t it sound glorious? But for the time being I’ll just stick to the fashion side of things.
To start off the day, obviously I chose the colours that represented Britain. T-shirt: The white t-shirt co.; Jumper: Mango(similar); trousers: Urban outfitters(similar from ASOS or Michael Kors); Backpack: Prada(similar);Aviator sunglasses: Juicy Couture(similar from Ray-Ban),Clip-in ombre hair extension was a purchase in China, but similar ones are on here too.
And thanks to Quan Spa for my lovely shellac nails. Totally worth skipping breakfast for!
Later that day, we went to a dinner party in the dining room of Brocket Hall in Hertfordshire with breathtaking views. For the evening, I hopped into this trusty LBD from the Zara sale. The particular style is now sold out, but you can always recreate this style by layering skirt(like this one from Topshop or this one from Jason Wu) under dress/skirt(like this or this, both from Boohoo.com).
Cropped fur gilet: similar ones from Isabel Marant or Roberto Cavalli; Heels from Jessica Simpson(different colour here, but a very comfortable design), or similar colour & style from Christian Louboutin.
For the record, I don’t smoke. But standing on that spot at that moment feeling all James Bond’s girl-ish(and chilly), a cigarette seemed to fit in the picture perfectly.
P.S. by the end of a day like this, if you catch your other half typing away on her/his phone, then I’m sorry to tell you that she/he might be having an affair, or trying to be a blogger. (not sure which is worse)