(Top: & Other Stories, Jeans: & Other Stories, Bag: Radley, Shoes: Mango)

I know it probably seems that I set aside a lot of time to float around London discovering sweet spots and hid dens gems- but it's very rare I get afternoons just spent getting lost in the city. Okay, so perhaps not lost (never if you use CityMapper as much as yours truly) but solely being able to wander with no time constraints, plans or things to do. After Joe and I headed into London to shoot recently, we ended up with a few spare hours in between our screening of La La Land, and decide to traipse around Notting Hill, one of my favourite pockets in London.

Having worked and commuted to Westbourne Grove around four years ago, the grand side streets and hidden crescents of W11 hold a place dear in my heart. I remember finishing shifts at work to walk back to the tube, nosing through lit French windows and getting a glimpse into another world. It was the perfect escapism during long days in retail, and being able to go back and explore (including gems dotted around Portobello road) is always magical- even more so when an evening screening at The Electric is involved. So, after seeing La La Land, and walking back along a sleepy Portobello Road under a blanket of navy sky dotted with stars- I almost felt like I was in the film myself (minus the dulcet tones of course)...



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(Top: & Other Stories, Jeans: & Other Stories, Bag: Radley, Shoes: Mango)

I know it probably seems that I set aside a lot of time to float around London discovering sweet spots and hid dens gems- but it's very rare I get afternoons just spent getting lost in the city. Okay, so perhaps not lost (never if you use CityMapper as much as yours truly) but solely being able to wander with no time constraints, plans or things to do. After Joe and I headed into London to shoot recently, we ended up with a few spare hours in between our screening of La La Land, and decide to traipse around Notting Hill, one of my favourite pockets in London.

Having worked and commuted to Westbourne Grove around four years ago, the grand side streets and hidden crescents of W11 hold a place dear in my heart. I remember finishing shifts at work to walk back to the tube, nosing through lit French windows and getting a glimpse into another world. It was the perfect escapism during long days in retail, and being able to go back and explore (including gems dotted around Portobello road) is always magical- even more so when an evening screening at The Electric is involved. So, after seeing La La Land, and walking back along a sleepy Portobello Road under a blanket of navy sky dotted with stars- I almost felt like I was in the film myself (minus the dulcet tones of course)...



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36 comments:

  1. stripes are always a good idea!

    xx
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  2. Those boots are adorable! I love them.

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  3. These Mango shoes are mega hun <3 xx

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  4. looking fab lady & definitely a favourite haunt of mine too

    Mel x

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  5. Those boots are an absolute dream! And I agree, there are few things better than spending time exploring a well-loved area of a city. I still haven't seen La La Land, but it's very high on my list!

    Kate | girlinthebluejacket.blogspot.com

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  6. still yet to see la la land! i remember you put on your instagram story what shoes to wear haha i love your red boots

    Hannah at Hannah Venables / A CREATIVE LIFESTYLE BLOG

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  7. Love this outfit, so simple and stylish! Also, you can't beat a stripy t-shirt :)

    Rachael xx.
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  8. Super cute, comfy and casual outfit! I like your boots and top very much!

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  9. I love what you're wearing - the striped top is so cute! x

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  10. Those red boots are gorgeous. La la land was a-freaking-mazing! Loved it so so much

    - Natalie
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  11. Those boots are stunning <3

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  12. Love your boots!

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  13. Aaah I love Notting Hill and it's pastel coloured houses ♥

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  14. Need to go see La La Land, it looks and sounds incredible - alreayd played the soundtrack. Also totally obsessed with your boots, you definitely could've got away with one black one red ;)

    Lauren x
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  15. Need to go see La La Land, the soundtrack already sounds fab; also your boots are incredible (definitely could've worn one red one black ;) )

    Lauren x
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  16. Yet another amazing post! I loved La La Land so much and haven't stopped listening to the soundtrack since I saw it - I've actually written a post about my love for Emma Stone's wardrobe in the film over on my blog!
    Rachel x

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  17. I love your boots! Ahh I have to see La La Land I've heard nothing but good reviews.

    Kelsey x
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  18. You've made me want a red striped top to add to my collection - these boots are amazing too. La La Land was great and it must have been even better to see it somewhere as cool as the Electric cinema <3

    Gisforgingers xx

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  19. Love the primary colours in this look x

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  20. I adore the red/white stripes! X
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  21. I can't wait to go and watch La La Land! Love how those chairs match your outfit too haha!

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  22. So so cute Liv, I just adore this outfit! x

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  23. So so cute Liv, I just adore this outfit! x

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  24. Loooove that top!

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  25. LOVE this outfit! You are so gorgeous!
    x Kenzie // Kenzieblogslife.blogspot.com

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  26. loveee that you've matched your red! I've been looking for red ankle boots so will be checking these out!

    Rose and Weston x

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  27. Love this look!!
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  28. Oh girl, as always you just look SO babe'in! LOVING those boots on you!

    Hayley xo
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  29. aww this outfit looks so lovely on you xx

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  30. SUCH a cute outfit, love this post - as always!

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  31. love your sweater!

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