At the end of February, I had a brief overnight trip to London. I thought it would feel really rushed and that 24 hours in the big smoke wouldn't be long enough but in fact, it felt like a longer trip as I squeezed in so much and shared the time with some great friends.
While I was there, Marlene from the award winning blog, Chocolate, Cookies and Candies took my photo for Swoon Mag, an online publication and shop that she freelances for. Her brief was to capture practical and wearable street style from some on-trend mums, so keep an eye on the site over the coming days and you might see one or two other familiar faces :)
Mac - Karen Millen (past season- similar here & here)
Grey Skinny Jeans - 2nd Day (AW14 - similar here)
Camo Trainers - Zara (current)
Uniqlo ULD Layer (just seen)
Cross Body - Boden (past season - similar here & here)
Scarf - Zara (AW14 - similar here)
My London outfit was all about comfort and layers. I knew a wool coat would be too heavy but it was too cold that weekend for the mac alone so I layered with my Uniqlo long sleeved ULD - hardly visible under the mac, super cosy and easy to pack away if I got too warm - which was the case while on the tube. Meanwhile, this style of trainer is the perfect mix of comfort and style. I wore them for the full time in London, walking 5 or 6 miles at least...all without a single blister.
No suitcase this trip - just a big handbag. I wore the same outfit on both days (with a change of black top). On the way over, I bought a small pack of face wipes and a tiny deodorant so all I needed to pack at home was my makeup. It was so enjoyable walking around London without traipsing a wheelie bag behind me.
Thanks to Marlene for taking such great photos and thanks to Swoon for the feature