I was a very lucky girl last Christmas to receive an awesome gift from my sister and her husband, a visit to Lady Dinah’s Cat Emporium! Now, if you don’t know me then you may wonder why this is especially awesome….if you do know me then you will totally understand. For all those not in the know, my name is Gillian and I am a crazy cat lady through and through. This magical feline Narnia is situated just off Brick Lane on Bethnal green Road and in passing looks like any other London cafe. However, once through the magic door at the back of the cafe you become surrounded in stuff cat dreams are made of!
I got the opportunity step into my sightseeing shoes and pick from a list of London’s favourite tourist attractions as part of the Do More With Avios campaign. In case you don’t know much about Avios it’s a reward points scheme where you receive points for your everyday spends on groceries, petrol and even wine! You can then spend these points on holidays and experience vouchers! I picked the London Aquarium on the Southbank. I absolutely love aquariums, I find them so relaxing and peaceful! I hadn’t actually been to the Southbank one either so I was super excited.
Bag: eBay // Watch: Michael Kors // Rings: H&M
I was recently asked along to Debenhams HQ in London to style a pair of jeans for their blog The Daily Debrief. I picked out these jeans before hand and as you probably know I am a big ripped knee jeans lover. I settled on this pair but it was so hard to pick as there is such a big choice on offer at Debenhams.
We went to the nearby beautiful Fitzroy Square, which is now a new fave blog location of mine. We were also able to pick out some pieces to style our look and I decided to go for a day to day casual look something I would wear If I was running errands or doing a bit of shopping etc. I opted for double denim with this gorgeous shirt in a nice light shade. I wore it at first then later on tied it round my waist for more casual look. If you read my blog you will know how much I love a striped top so I couldn’t not pick it out to wear.
Comfort is a big key factor when I look for a new pair of jeans and this pair certainly didn’t disappoint. They are so soft and easy to wear, there is nothing worse than a pair of jeans that are too tight or restrict you in any way at all. I layered up with a leather biker and burgundy trainers to finish the look.
I went to London Fashion Week with the lovely Laura from ‘Laura’s Little Locket‘ – I thought I would make a mini vlog for those of you who didn’t make it down, just to give you a little taste of what it’s like on the cobbles of Somerset House.
Don’t forget to give the video a ‘thumbs up’ if you liked it and please subscribe so you can see all my future videos.
On Wednesday I was very kindly invited by the lovely girls at Reiss to the bloggers lunch to showcase their spring summer ’14 collection. The afternoon was held in the luxurious tower suite of the amazingly beautiful Landmark Hotel in Marylebone. It was an afternoon of high tea, finger sandwiches and very yummy scones complete with clotted cream and strawberry jam. To say I was a tad full by the end of the afternoon is a massive understatement. I indulged big time!
Jacket: River Island //Shirt: H&M //Skirt: H&M
Boots: Matalan // Bag: Ebay // Necklace: Primark
On Wednesday I was very lucky to have been invited along to the uber-swanky W Hotel in Leicester Square. I spent the day with the lovely Sarah from ‘That Pommie Girl‘ (check her out, she’s amazing) I can’t even begin to describe how amazing the hotel is. We were papped on the way in by some lovely photographers which I must admit made us feel quite the celebs! Then we were led up to the penthouse suite which is where the event was being held. It was for Zalando which if you haven’t heard of it is Europe’s prime fashion destination. It stocks pretty much anything you can think of with prices ranging from £20-£5,000. The event was to raise the profile of Zalando within the UK and just show what a fantastic range of products they have available.