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(Coat: Topshop, Shirt: Topshop, Jeans: American Apparel, Shoes: Le Bunny Bleu, Bag: Mulberry, Sunglasses: Free with Cosmo!)

With September drawing in, and the latter latter quarter of the year approaching, it felt almost foolish not to jump at the first opportunity to buy, and therefore parade around in a new winter coat. Being prone to leaving it until the chills of November, moments after falling in love with this boyfriend style coat, it was mine. Although an arguably irresponsible purchase for late August, I took to wearing it on my shoulders (like a big camel cape) as soon as I heard the evening would be 'mild to cool' (fear not, I am still hoping for a heatwave).

Anyway, having received the coolest book for my birthday earlier this year, listing the best places for tea and cake in the capital- Gemma and I decided to pay a visit to Holborns 'Fleet River Bakery' to sample their sugary and home baked offerings. Sitting out on the pavement, in the afternoon sunshine, sipping on an Earl Grey in some dark and mysterious sunglasses (free from a magazine- but noone has to know); I've never felt so Parisian. Sampling the carrot cake, it was so filling it could almost pass as a full meal (veg included) and the buzzing atmosphere made the perfect partner to some roadside afternoon relaxation.

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With fresh food prepared on site each day, and a selection from cakes, quiches, salads, soups, breakfast and sandwiches- there's certainly something for every appetite- and I look forward to sampling some more!

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(Coat: Topshop, Shirt: Topshop, Jeans: American Apparel, Shoes: Le Bunny Bleu, Bag: Mulberry, Sunglasses: Free with Cosmo!)

With September drawing in, and the latter latter quarter of the year approaching, it felt almost foolish not to jump at the first opportunity to buy, and therefore parade around in a new winter coat. Being prone to leaving it until the chills of November, moments after falling in love with this boyfriend style coat, it was mine. Although an arguably irresponsible purchase for late August, I took to wearing it on my shoulders (like a big camel cape) as soon as I heard the evening would be 'mild to cool' (fear not, I am still hoping for a heatwave).

Anyway, having received the coolest book for my birthday earlier this year, listing the best places for tea and cake in the capital- Gemma and I decided to pay a visit to Holborns 'Fleet River Bakery' to sample their sugary and home baked offerings. Sitting out on the pavement, in the afternoon sunshine, sipping on an Earl Grey in some dark and mysterious sunglasses (free from a magazine- but noone has to know); I've never felt so Parisian. Sampling the carrot cake, it was so filling it could almost pass as a full meal (veg included) and the buzzing atmosphere made the perfect partner to some roadside afternoon relaxation.

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With fresh food prepared on site each day, and a selection from cakes, quiches, salads, soups, breakfast and sandwiches- there's certainly something for every appetite- and I look forward to sampling some more!

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47 comments:

  1. how GORGEOUS does that cake look.
    mmmmmm
    xo

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  2. Such beautiful photos and I lurrrv your shoes!! X

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  3. ooooh what was the name of the book, I would love to get it for my Norwegian friend :) xox

    p.s. In the UK a coat can never be bought too early, I got myself a duffle today!

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  4. That looks like exactly my kinda place! Next time I'm in London, I'll definitely have to check it out. If you're ever in Manchester, I think you'd be a big fan of Teacup on Thomas Street in the Northern Quarter, it has a very similar vibe.

    Also, yay for September, I love autumn-wear. You'll be set with that coat (:

    xx

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  5. Totally adore this title. Black Keys melt my face, totally adore their sound and can't pick my favourite album!

    Jem xXx

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  6. BEAUTIFUL. ahhhh everything you wear is amazing!
    those cakes look yum xo

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  7. Love this outfit, you look so sophisticated and lovely! I've just moved to Germany and the cake shops are incredible, I've never seen anything like it!

    Rozi xo
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  8. I love your outfit! It looks so chic :) I'm really liking all the autumn trends coming in the shops :)

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  9. 'never felt so parisian' hahah I often compare my little experiences to how parisian they feel! I think my goal in life is baisically to feel like Carey Mulligan in An Education when she goes to Paris (minus the slightly dodge older man issues)... Certainly, this whole look is perfect for my fantasy lifestyle! I've been hunting for a camel coat for an age.
    xxx

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  10. The bakery looks so lovely - eyeing up that carrot cake, looks divine! Well always better to be prepared, love the colour of your new coat :)
    Lianne x
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  11. Love your outfit! The bakery looks delicious :)
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  12. this looks like the perfect day! wish i could have some places like these where i live.
    i love your blog so so much!
    xxx

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  13. Looks like such an idyllic places - I love tea rooms! And the Jerk chicken on the menu sounds lush ;) ox

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  14. Both you and the cakes look gorgeous!

    That book sounds like perfection :)

    Becky | life.style.flash. x

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  15. So gorgeous and stylish! You remind me of Olivia Palermo in these photos x Sushi

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  16. You look so lovely. And the food looks so yum!

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  17. This outfit is so stylish and mature - love it. That cafe is adorable ^__^ xo

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  18. Hi Liv,

    You look so Parisian chic! Mmmm.. Those cakes look scrumptious.

    Love Joyce

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  19. That carrot cake looks absolutely divine! I love your blouse - it's incredibly hard, it seems to me, to find a smart, yet sophisticated, white blouse on the High Street. I think that's what makes your blouse all the more lovely.

    Best Wishes,

    Tara

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  20. wow it looks so yummy!! I will definitely have to check it out at some point

    Francesca xo
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  21. This coat is so lovely- never to early to pick up a winter staple! Fleet River Bakery looks amazing too :)
    x

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  22. Looking effortlessly chic as always and I want cake now...

    Chloe xo

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  23. Gorgeous, I spied this coat the other day, it may become my winter coat now I have been paid :P I think I own the tea and cake book too, this place looks gorgeous! A fav I've visited is Foxcroft and Ginger? Very very yummy xxx

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  24. Gorgeous photos, and YOUR BAG I LOVE LOVE LOVE .
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  25. LOVE LOVE LOVE THAT COAT!
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  26. oooof yumm! let's visit the next one together (Gem too!) xxx

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  27. That cake looks so delish - and I love your coat! It turned cold so quickly recently, soit was definitely a well timed buy!

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  28. Great pictures, and I love the coat.
    - Keyta x

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  29. I love this outfit, it is very Parisian!! And love the pics, that place looks wonderful xxxx

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  30. Olivia, major hair and bag envy right now! I work near Holbrook, totally paying a trip to that bakery now, thank you! X

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  31. Ooooh love the winter coat, I always leave it for too long but I've seen a tweed boyfriend coat from Topshop and I WANT IT! xxx
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  32. I like your shirt, and love the blog title, the Black Keys are one of my favourite bands!


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  33. Great day out and even greater outfit :)

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  34. Just come across your blog and LOVE IT. Such a pretty girl with great style, cant wait to go back and read some posts :) x

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  35. mmm those cakes look lush!
    you look beautiful as ever gorgeous!
    I'm coat shopping as well but a cheeky trench coat is catching my eye (internet shopping whilst i was at work ,bad liv...)
    love livvy xoxo

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  36. wowwwww those scones!

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  37. beautiful outfit! just love it :)
    and luckily i just ate before reading this post, otherwised you'd have me starving haha

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  38. dayyyum girl! You look so good! I'm feeling the need to buy my winter coat too! Love your one.
    xo

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  39. holy shit those cakes look good could do with one right now!
    looking stunning as always! also the coat looks so lovely great colour can't go wrong with camel colour i say!
    x

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  40. this coat is so lovely, i was wondering if i should buy it... hmm. it looks awesome :) by the way: do you have any banner? i'd love to add this on my blog:)
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  41. Gorgeous photos! If only I could eat everything in them mmm. I love your outfit, that shirt is so pretty paired with the camel coloured coat :)

    louisejoyb x

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  42. ohhh so nice.

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  43. Aww Olivia, you're just so cute! And I *adore* this look on you! Hopefully bump into you at LFW next week :)

    Briony xx

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