Thursday, 23 October 2014

EXPLORING LONDON | PAXTON AND WHITFIELD



Okay, so something you should know about the other half and I is that we LOVE cheese. We easily get through 2 large blocks a week, slowly feeling our arteries getting clogged at the same time. And we love all cheese, from the classic Cheddar to the smelly Stilton, a smokey Applewood and a gooey Camembert. So to think that before our visit to Paxton and Whitfield on Jermyn Street we had never been to a shop solely dedicated to cheese quite amazed us. In fact, we hadn't even considered it to be honest with the selection you can get in a supermarket these days, but oh boy were we wrong to compare this cheese shop selection to a supermarkets. Paxton and Whitfield was simply in another league.



As we walked up outside the glorious smell hit us, drawing us inside. Here, we were greeted with a sea of yellows and whites. It was difficult to even know where to start the decision making, but the friendly staff were more than happy to help with suggestions, allowing us the test as many as requested. Unlike with a standard cheese sandwich for lunch where you are eating because you're hungry or bored, testing cheese in a place like Paxton and Whitfield you really get a chance to stop and taste the flavours. I have seriously never taste such amazing cheese in my life! I am no cheese expert but I couldn't believe the huge differences in the flavours between the varieties available in the store; but more unbelievable is how it has now made supermarket cheese taste so... so plain and standard in comparison! We're in no way rich enough to be able to buy our cheese's at Paxton and Whitfield every week, but if we could, we most definitely would! We ended up taking home 4 different varieties home with us on this visit, and have both now added Paxton and Whitfield vouchers to our Christmas lists (yes, we have started them already!)





So, the day wouldn't be complete with out me bugging the other half to take some outfit photos for me... To be honest, I'm not really too keen myself of taking photos in public, usually sticking to the back garden, but the pretty flowers matching my scarf colour seemed like the perfect spot! Burgundy is my favourite winter colour, not just for clothes but for make up too. So, as soon as the cold hit out came this scarf and lipstick! I kept the rest of the outfit pretty casual, with some comfy converse, denim and my new satchel backpack from Zara. Being able to switch up the handle from being a classic shoulder strap to a quirky backpack make it such a practical yet stylish piece; perfect for the bustling London commute, an evening out with friends, a job interview, and of course a day exploring the Big Smoke as we did! Be prepared to see this in many posts to come, including a soon to post What's In My Bag!




Do you have any recommended places to visit whilst exploring London? Having moved here in the last month, I am wanting to find alllll the best places to eat, drink, shop and see, so please do let me know in the comments!

Outfit: Scarf: Forever 21, T-shirt Dress: Brandy Melville, Necklace (one of set of three): Topshop, Jacket: Forever 21, Leggings: Topshop, Converse: Office

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Sunday, 19 October 2014

DUSTER



Ahh, finally got me 'ands on one of these so called duster coats! How I have been envying much of the blogger world as they donned duster after duster. Have seriously wanted a long coat since I set eyes on the coat worn by Kevin's mum in Home Alone. I don't know if it was just the obsession with the film (blates the best Christmas film ever), or my own wish to be lost in New York, but what ever it was, I knew when I grew up I needed a long camel coat. So, okay, this isn't camel coloured or the same style, but it makes me so so happy that duster coats are in fashion. I just think they add such a cool, laid back vibe even though they are quite a grown up style of coat. My trench style version of a duster is from Primark for just £20! And I managed to get a cheeky 10% off because it had the teeniest mark on ever! £18 for a coat, to me, is quite unbelievable. Have seen so many coats similar to this in other high street shops for £50 plus so was super happy with my bargain! I even told one of my friends it was from Whistles to see if they would believe me, which they did(!), so when I revealed the true brand identity they couldn't believe it. Serious fashion points to you, Primark! Next I just need to get my hands on THIS coat, then my Home Alone fashion dreams will really come true.






Anyway, on to the rest of the outfit... I doubt that many of you know, but I work on Oxford Street. Working here does have it's highs (popping in to flagship stores when I please) and lows (spending ALL my wages in these flagship stores), but the high definitely outweighed the low the other day when I bought the remainder of this post's outfit accidentally on purpose during my lunch break. There must be about 4 Zara's down this one single road, but the one just opposite House of Fraser has to be the best (and most dangerous to my bank balance)! I went in to buy boots, came out with a jumper, trousers and bag instead. Still need to buy the boots though. I just absolutely loved the fit of these trousers with how they are smart yet sporty with pleating mixed with an elasticated waist band. And the sweater? Well, this purchase had been a long time coming to be honest; I'd been eying up various acid wash styles in Topshop over about the past year but when I saw this classic gym inspired light grey version for just shy of £20 how could I say no? Especially when the colour matched the trousers I'd just picked up perfectly!



Have you bought anything recently you've had eye on for ages? And have you given in to the duster coat trend? Let me know in the comments!

Outfit: Fedora: Topshop, Sweatshirt: Zara, Duster Coat: Primark, Floral Print Trousers: Zara, Brogues: Schuh

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