Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Farewell To January

Oh my goodness. I cannot believe January is almost over. What a crazy, exciting and stressful month it has been. I have many little bits I would like to share and considering my stress levels I'm just going to lump them all together. 

The other day my friend Amber and I went to BFI Southbank to see the London themed SAF Shorts. They were all fantastic and very inspiring. I wish I could have all day to write and film but school.

Following the films we browsed the South Bank and had a lovely lunch, getting our table just in time to get out of the thunder storm. 

Polo neck - Zang Toi
Skirt - American Apparel
Scarf - Ralph Lauren
Bag - market in Marrakech
Shoes - Adidas
Tights - M&S

Here's a video I made whilst wondering round the beautiful South Bank -

Following we lunch we walked over to Covent Garden for some more leisurely browsing. In Neil's Yard we came across Amber's heaven; a beautiful bead shop named Bead Aura.  

I mentioned in a previous post that I would talk about the incredible place that is Mero Retro. So here we go. Mero Retro is a vintage shop my mother and I always pass when driving home from my grandma's but never went in. Before Christmas, with time on our hands, we decided to park and have a look; and I am so glad we did. The shop is amazing. It's filled with beautiful and unique pieces. Naturally I did end up making a few purchases. The shop is on Upper Clapton Road in Hackney (London) and if this sort of thing catches your eye I would highly recommend going and having a look. I will definitely be returning in the future.

Here is a comfy, cosy outfit photographed by my lovely friend Amelia from ages ago I never got round to posting, till now -

Jumper - Rokit
Coat - American Eagle
Jeans - Topshop (Jamie)
Boots - Dr Marten
Earrings - Urban Outfitters


And I had to include this picture of Amelia from our breakfast date in Le Pain Quotidien -

I also filmed this cute, little day with Amelia -

I've seen two films recently. One in the cinema and the other one on TV. In the cinema I saw American Hustle; and I hate to say it but I was disappointed. It was too long and I just didn't care for any of the characters. How on earth it won an award for best comedy I do not know. It is not a comedy! However, there were some good elements. I really did like Christian Bale and Jennifer Lawrence (though not together). And Bradley Cooper did have his moments. I loved the costumes, particular the intricate suits, though I thought occasionally Amy Adams could've worn a bra; and of course it was shot beautifully. Overall I did not hate it, and I found it very interesting to see. I would definitely watch it again in a couple of years to see if my perspective is the same, but I am definitely in no rush. Sorry.

The film I watched on TV was Ali. A film about Muhammed Ali with Will Smith played the title role. I really enjoyed the film. It was very insightful and I would definitely recommend it. The role of religion in peoples life is something very fascinating to me, so I found it extremely interesting in seeing how Islam contributed to his life in and out of his sport.

This month has been a pretty good start to 2014 and I am excited for the year ahead. However, if we could just skip to after exams I would definitely not complain.


  1. Omg the green shoes are perf, can you take me to Mero Retro please <3 <3

  2. Wow. That purple dandelion jumper is beautiful and the shop Mero Retro looks amazing ! Wish I could go ! Sounds like you have had great fun !
    Eb x

  3. I love your skirt! Also you got some amazing things, I must go there next time I'm in London!xxox

    1. thank you! yes you definitely should xx

  4. So cool look! I love the skirt and scarf <3

    Style Junkie

  5. Dziś wieczorem oglądam ,,American Hustle'' mam nadzieję, że się nie rozczaruję.

    U mnie studniówkowo:

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  7. looks like a great day outfit!
    great photos and outfit

  8. Great pictures from Southbank! If you felt a bit let down by American Hustle make sure you see Wolf of Wall Street! X

    1. thank you, yes definitely going to go see it! x

  9. Great pictures from Southbank! If you felt a bit let down by American Hustle make sure you see Wolf of Wall Street! X

  10. I see that you had a great time ;) You have amazing purchases from Mero Retro ;)

  11. Love your outfits, that store looks amazing! xo

  12. Wow looks like you have had the most exciting January! I cannot wait to see how much fun you have in February! I really like the cute outfits you and your friend were wearing; they went together very well without lookin' too uniformed :)

    Great post, my dear!


  13. loving your outfits, especially your backpack I would totally travel all way to marrakeck for it ;)

    Katrina Sophia Blog

    1. thank you, haha and you should!

  14. gah, i LOVE the outfit you wore with the plaid skirt and gym shoes. the contrast of it is so adorable. and looke at all those BOOKS! i'd be in straight up heaven.

    xo marlen
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  16. love your american apparel skirt! your trainers are awesome too x
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