Although I talk on and on about the importance of owning basics and neutrals, sometimes you just need a statement or colorful piece to brighten up your look! I found the perfect periwinkle blue coat at Topshop while in New York for fashion week, and was counting down the days until I could sport it in London! If I had to choose my favorite color (other than black), I’d have to say blue – I have a lot of navy, cornflower and powder blue in my closet, so this coat fit right in! When THE OUTNET said I could pick out a few things to shoot while in London, I immediately looked for accessories that would compliment, but not take away from, the coat. First, I found this gorgeous Givenchy scarf – I love the pink, powder blue and black color scheme and the mixed print of roses and chains. It looks wonderful around the neck (figure out all the fab ways to tie your scarves here), but just as pretty tied onto a handbag.
PS – Happy Halloween! Since I just got back from London last night, I’ll probably be laying low this weekend to catch up on sleep and cure the jet lag. Hope you all have a safe and fun weekend! Can you believe November starts tomorrow? This year is just flying by…
Last Saturday I spent the day discovering the historic (but new to me) neighborhood of Notting Hill. This area of London is one (of very many, I’m sure) that I had not seen on prior trips to the city, so I was eager to explore Notting Hill solo to get the full experience. I just had the taxi drop me off on a random corner, and then all I did was just wander around for a few hours – sometimes that’s the best way to learn the lay of the land and discover the prettiest spots. Notting Hill is as charming as it appears in the namesake movie featuring Julia Roberts and Hugh Grant – you’ll find many colorful flats, overgrown blooms and picturesque streets. Not only that, but the neighborhood boasts some amazing shopping destinations. I stopped in Maison Scotch, Anya Hindmarch, Jigsaw, Sandro, Claudie Pierlot and a few more during my visit.
In addition to the great shopping, beautiful homes and landscapes, Notting Hill is also home to the Portobello Market – stay tuned for a look at my quick adventure through the market and my favorite brunch spot in London (that also happens to be in Notting Hill)! Hope you enjoyed all the photos!