Sunday, 16 November 2014

Annie At Tiffany's

Hello again... its been a while hasn't it? Well its currently exam season for me which unfortunately results in a lack of posts. I've basically been drowning in practice papers and general revision and it hasn't been fun. On the Brightside my last exam is next Friday and that's it until the new year so I can make my return to the blogosphere. So lets get down to business.

England has became the arctic in the last couple of days and on this day I made the mistake of only wearing a leather jacket and yes I did really regret it. But I assure you the coats are coming back out of my wardrobe very soon as I'm freezing most of the time. I've wanted to jump on the turtleneck jumper bandwagon as soon as autumn was in sight and when I saw this little number on the Zara website I had to snatch it up.

As I've been gravitating towards a more androgynous and tailored look recently I decided to pair it with these cigarette trousers from Topshop which were an absolute bargain. I think that the reason behind this sudden obsession is down to re-watching breakfast at Tiffany's and a film featuring the queen of androgyny  and one of my favourite ever characters, Annie Hall. As I thought this outfit was a little bit dreary I decided to add a touch of colour by pairing it with a red lip and a beautiful piece of costume jewellery from Zara (and yes it does make me feel a tad Audrey Hepburn especially with the hat). I also wore my favourite thing I own, my floppy hat from Urban Outfitters that I fell in love with before a gig in Birmingham.

As this is England after all I wore my comfy and trusty black boots from New Look which I bought last year and have not left my feet. After seeing them in store last week I've deemed it acceptable to wear them again this year. My purse is definitely thanking me for it.

All of these pieces have become wardrobe staples for me. Let me know in the comments what your wardrobe staples are for this time of year.

Emily x

Sunday, 2 November 2014

Shake Shack Covent Garden

Earlier this week me and some friends took a trip into London to basically have a look round and procrastinate as usual. After drowining in the crowds at Oxford Circus we decided to have lunch in the slightly less busy Covent Garden. I love this area as it has the perfect balance of the hustle and bustle of the large London shopping areas but with a relaxed feeling. it also has lots of independent stores amongst some larger name brands (which I find quite refreshing). We then spotted Shake Shack. I've heard the Americans and London bloggers mention this gem a number of times and decided to check out the menu. To my surprise the menu had a number of different options at a great price point. I opted for the Shack Burger as it seemed like the perfect but simple burger. Which it was. I really liked the fact that the bun was more like a brioche bun which is something you don't see that often. I also ordered cheesy chips. this was for me the highlight of the meal. If im honest the chips on there own would have been nice but nothing special but with the cheese as well! It was pure heaven.
Another noteworthy mention is that Covent Garden has their Christmas lights and decorations up This made me think that its a bit too early to have decorations up already until I realised.....its Christmas next month. Did I hear you correctly I hear you cry? Yes CHRISTMAS IS NEXT MONTH!!! Back to the point I would definitely recommend trying Shake Shack as it is something we don't really have in the UK and despite its mixed reviews I really liked it and it was great value for money.
Emily x
If you have any requests for a post or have/want to try Shake Shack let me know what you think in the comments.