Stars and Stripes

          The original plan had been to go bowling. I was determined to make up for my lack of skill and to wear something which would intimidate my opponents – for this reason I decided to an American flag design inspired t-shirt and  baggy cut out jeans. I combined it with a thin and very long gold chain, a black leather jacket and my leather mirror sneakers. I felt that these would make people think that I knew what I was doing and at the very least, they would be easier to do some physical exercise in than very tight clothes. I also felt that it was a good time  to wear something linked to America to mark and celebrate the beginning of NYC fashion week!

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In the end we went for brunch at such a special place that we ended up staying all day and well into the evening. It was secret London at its best, with the street having incredible restaurants, both a lively artisan market and world famous flower market, and one of London’s biggest parks three minutes walk away. It is so cool and so hipsterish that it makes Shoreditch look like a knocked off corporate hang out. Where is this hidden gem? Well, its called Broadway Market and is in Hackney next to London Fields. I loved the abstract graffiti by the artist Kefart and seeing all the people walk down the road with large bouquets of flowers from Columbia Flower Market.

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We had brunch (which is neither breakfast nor lunch but a mixture of both) at the Market Cafe, where I would highly recommend the Eggs Benedict and then, after a trip to the pub, we lay by the wild flowers at London Fields. It was such a great relaxing Sunday, in really good company and a great part of London which is off the tourist trail. I really can not recommend going there on a sunny Sunday enough! That was the main reason as to why we didn’t end up bowling… there was no need to go anywhere else, Broadway Market had everything and more! I can’t wait to go back next weekend!;)

WEARING

American Flag T- Shirt- FOREVER 21

Cut Out Jeans  – PRIMARK

Slip ons with Metal End   – STRADIVARIUS

lariat Stick Long Necklace – ACCESORIZE

Leather Jacket – ZARA

Earrings – BULGARI

17 thoughts on “Stars and Stripes

    1. Hi! Wow! Thank you so so so much! I am so glad you like the posts, truly you have made my day with your nomination. I haven’t been nominated for the One Lovely Blog Award yet, so this is really lovely news. Do I need to look up what I need to do somewhere? What must I now do? Can I check you blog for info? Again thank you so much, its a real honor 🙂 Abi xxx

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      1. Yes just check my blog post and it will explain everything!!😄 and I’m so surprised you haven’t been nominated already! I really love your blog! It combines two of my favorite things, travel and fashion. 🙂 Rachel xxx

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      2. Hi Rachel! I’m so happy you enjoy the blog so much! I have now followed yours. Things have been quite busy this end, but I have just looked at the post and how the nomination works and I will endeavor to comply with it and post my own nomination asap. Again thank you so much, I was so excited to receive the nomination as it is my first Lovely Blog Award! Abi xxx

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  1. Naturally, I’m stoked about your attire, although I’m thinking the intimidation factor would be minimal. If your bowling skills (5 pin?) are also minimal, you can boast that you are in the same league as President Obama. He’s got game on the court and skills on the links, but is pretty much out-of-place on the alleys. Not sure about his tennis game. .

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    1. Glad you like the American love my Stars and Stripes outfit and thank you for your insightful comment. That is so funny about Obama! I knew it was he was very good at basketball but had no idea about bowling. The downside to being a President is that you will have to have a go at most things and inevitably there will be a few things that you will epically fail at – I am still getting flash backs of poor David Cameron on his body board in Cornwall that were plastered all over the papers…Let’s just say he wasn’t quite Gabriel Medina…;) Abi xxx

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    1. Thanks so much 🙂 hehe I am glad you like it. Did you used to live here, or did you come just for holidays? Yes, London is really such a fun place to live, there is always so much to do and everything is so exciting! You can really be the person that you want to be and there is place for any individual here, its great. Perhaps you will be able to come back soon!? 😉 Abi xxx

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