Cool as a Cuccumber

Cool as a Cuccumber

So yesterday I went to my first haute couture exhibition and I must say it was fascinating! It was a lovely sunny day, the temperatures here in London have been soaring…the figures are now into double digits (I know right!?) and Brits are melting away into pools of hot pink sweat even as we speak. The roasting is slow but the air isn’t dry. London is being dragged kicking and screaming into summer and is doing its best to fog us all out with hot clouds and threatening storms. Men walk around without their shirts on and anyone who hasn’t looked at the every changing weather forecast will have got caught out by this  tropical fever wearing a coat and long boots.

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Black would be way to heavy and hot, but all white would be seen here in the city as a little too eager for a summer which really everyone is expecting but still isn’t sure will materialize. Colors have a somewhat soothing effect on me and so I decided to wear a very minty shade of green and to stay as long as possible round the fountains at the Barbican to try to keep myself as fresh as possible.

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Now the other day I discovered an amazing website fashionbunker.com They sell the clothes of some great Australian designers, which are just perfect for hot weather. This top came from there and arrived yesterday, just in time! The fabric was really light and the cut out under arms meant that I was probably one of the very few that day not suffering from outrageous sweat patches! 😉 1-nil London! It also has a cut out back but the little crossing crossing straps still makes it feel quite formal and not too over exposing. I could easily wear this out, but today I chose to dress it down with short white shorts and green leather slip- ons. Let me know what you think and also how you stay cool in this hot weather? I am going to be off to Marrakesh soon once I finish my exams so would fully appreciate the tips! 🙂

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WEARING

Learn to share top mint  – CAMEO

Printed Leather Slip ons with Track sole – ZARA

Eva Clutch Monogram Canvas Damier Azur – LOUIS VUITTON

White Shorts

However, a massive warning to UK customers of this webpage…I didn’t realise but even though it says shipping is included and free, you will still have to pay extra VAT and import taxes on your items…so its not free at all. 1-1 London 😦

 

River Island Crush – French print, thick knit and gold accessories

River Island Crush – French print, thick knit and gold accessories

Don’t you just hate it when designers get things completely and utterly wrong. I find this mainly happens when I have popped out last minute to look for something to wear that evening or else on my holiday (departing 9am the following day) and try as I must, I just can’t find ANYTHING that I like. Please tell me you have experienced this also? But other times, usually when the bank balance is particularly low, I find myself walking into a shop and just falling in love with everything. The best thing about when this happens is that as all the clothes are from the same collection, everything matches and can be worn together! When I walked into River Island a week ago, this is exactly the feeling that I had.What drew me in was a bright yellow blazer and from then on I feel in love more times than Kim Kardashian has said “I do”.

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Many of their white cotton t-shirts had bold black lettered prints on them. Now I’m not usually a fan of random french words like “Je t’aime” or “Chic”. After all I wouldn’t walk around with a huge exotic sounding “I love you” stamped across my breasts. However, their shape, soft cotton fabric and rolled up sleeves would look really nice both dressed down with jeans and sneekers but also dressed up with heels and a blazer. Perhaps even the yellow one by the door that I had seen earlier.

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I then made my way over to the jeans section. Baby blue skinny jeans, perfect for spring looked over at me lovingly. What I love about these are the way that the upturn at the bottom is white. Finally, I couldn’t resist a gold and cream bangle bracelet.

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So here I have dressed down the t-shirt and jeans by wearing them with sneakers and a knit scarf. I really think however that the t-shirt would look equally good with dark blue jeans, black heels and a black blazer. I have also worn this River Island top with my Welcome to the Urban Jungle Outfit. The yellow blazer, what had brought me into the shop in the first place, was quite expensive and it didn’t have buttons which I always miss and so it had to be left behind 😦

WEARING

Leather Sneakers: FILLING PIECES

Paris Boutique Cotton Top: RIVER ISLAND

Blue Amelie Super skinny Jeans: RIVER ISLAND

White and Golf Clamp Bracelet: RIVER ISLAND

Geometric earrings: ACCESSORIZE

Sunglasses: OAKLEY

THICK KNIT SPANISH SCARF