Sunday, 27 March 2011

Boat Race 2011

I've had a quite good weekend in London with trips all over the place, hanging out with friends and celebrating the annual Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race in good old Putney. On Friday I spent the day exploring the many delights of the South Bank including several galleries and 10 seconds of Saturday afternoon was spent observing the Boat Race and having a BBQ afterwards. Today I headed back to the South Bank to visit the Pick Me Up contemporary graphic art fair at Somerset House before it closed for the year. Over the weekend I also took a couple of secret street style photos including Boat Race day snobbery.

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Working the colour popping trend down to a tee

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Boat Race day in Putney

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Fashion forward of plain pretentious? You decide!

A while back I mentioned how I was after a high waisted black A line skirt and yesterday I found just that in my local Topshop Sale. I didn't have leather in mind when I was dreaming my perfect choice but this one ticks all the boxes and at only £20 how could I say no, plus it is real leather.

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Leather skirt from Topshop
Floral top from River Island
Quilted jacket from Urban Outfitters
Ankle boots from Schuh
Necklace from Stolen Thunder
Ring from a random shop in Derby

Amongst a sea of Barbour jackets during Boat Race weekend this quilted one makes me look a bit like one of the rah girls but I assure you I'm not. My leopard print nails inspired by Gem probably make me look less Sloane and more Shoreditch. I love them and will be trying them out again with different colours and also some dalmatian print once I score some white varnish.

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Nails - Barry M yellow & 17 tropical island

Anyway, must dash now and start week 2 of my couch to 5K programme. The running is going well but some times I get that too lazy feeling so I really have to push myself. While I'm running why don't you enter my 200 followers giveaway over here.

Losing an hour this morning sucks FYI x

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15 comments:

  1. I love the pattern on your top, really lovely.
    Very jealous of that bargain skirt, it looks great on.
    x

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  2. Love your jacket and nails!
    xxx

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  3. loving all the pictures. Your nails look fab and I really like your new skirt.
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  4. Ohhh liking the look of those fine gentlemen if your first picture, esp the one in the blue shirt! Very nice ha! Also I think there is a slight pretentious aspect with those fella's attire, although they are interesting!

    Your jacket is so lovely! Great colour, suit you very well. Also I remember you mentioning the look out for a skirt, glad you found one you wanted! :D and for £20.. bargain for leather!

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  5. Wow, your nails are awesome! I love your jacket too, it's definitely a cool contemporary take on boat-race attire!

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  6. id love to watch the boat race one time. looks like such a great time. lovely outfit and your nails look amazing! xx

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  7. Looks like you ha a great time. We were in London over the weekend but didn't catch the boat race. We did see lots of marchers, a few galleries and a fantastic burlesque show.

    Loving the skirt by the way.

    X x

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  8. I reckon those guys were being fashionably ironic ;) I'm determined to get down to the Boat Race next year! But I always say that lol
    Love your outfit, that necklace is quite adorable.

    xoxo

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  9. Amazing nails! Really surprised me the other week to find out how easy leopard nails are to do, now obsessed!!! x

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  10. ah-mazing nails! :D
    wish i could have gone to the boat race! <3
    Rosie xo

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  11. I would definitely say pretentious lol The leather skirt is amazing! I usually wouldn't have the confidence to wear leather but I saw these gorgeous shorts in Primark and I'm so tempted to buy them. After seeing your picks I think I will. Lovely post x

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  12. looka like such a fun event!! and i love those nails!

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  13. Ah, I too, was in London at the weekend - but instead of the boat race we went to a GOAT race in Spitalfields city farm - it was so much fun.

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  14. Your jacket is fab but I am in LOVE with that necklace, I love Russian dolls too! :)

    Maria xxx

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