Sunday, 10 April 2011

an outing to south london

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These pictures are getting a bit long in the tooth, so it's high time they were posted. Shortly before I went to New York, I met up again with Raquel from Black Sheep. I met her last fall when she visitied London (documented here and here) and now she's living here! So one gorgeous spring day, I headed down to South London to go charity shopping with her.

I really like South London, which I'd kind of forgotten, as I hadn't been there in a while. It's so much more relaxed than East London, where I live. In Raquel's area there seems to be a kind of community feeling, at least among the large expat Portuguese population. She took me to a little café, where I had a milky coffee (heaven, just like being in Barcelona) and a delicious Portuguese pastry which I forget the name of but which is essentially flaky pastry and a custard-like filling. Then we went to her local charity shop, which was much cheaper than mine in East London (surprise, surprise), and finished off taking pictures in the park as the sun started to dip.

I love having made so many friends through blogging (more real life meetings coming later this week), and I'm looking forward to hitting up some vintage markets with Raquel when I get back!

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dress: vintage, red sweater: charity shop, cardigan: vintage, shoes: Fly London.

34 comments:

Raquel said...

I had a lovely time! Can't wait to have more of these when you get back! And the pastry was called Pastel de Nata btw :P
My charity shop got even cheaper last Friday when I went there and got 1 Moschino blouse and 2 M&S jackets half price, which means £5.5 for all, you definitely need to come here more!

Comtesse de ferveur said...

You two look gorgeous. I love seeking out the cheaper charity shops in different areas of Dublin xxx

Emily, Ruby Slipper Journeys said...

Seriously, Raquel, I'm jealous of your charity shop! Mine is more in the £8 for a French Connection dress range!

Emily, Resplendent Tranquility said...

It looks (&sounds) like a day of immense fun, to be sure. Just look at you and Raquel! I'm always impressed and inspired by your respective styles, but throw you two together and watch out! :)

Gertrude said...

I wish I could meet up other bloggers! Sounds so fun. That pastry looks delish. xo

Annebeth said...

I really like the colors you paired there! and blogging meetups are always great, your day seems lovely :)

Annebeth said...

Also, raquel's dress <3

Shybiker said...

I love the knowing expression in the penultimate photograph.

Closet Fashionista said...

So much fun!! You both look so amazing!!! :D I need to meet some bloggers in real life, haha
http://www.closet-fashionista.com/

Penny said...

i m loving these sunny days in uk!manchester has some really nice spots under the sun- stuffed with people of course :P
so nice that the two of you get the chance to meet up! :)

Ashley said...

That pastry you were eating is making me SO HUNGRY....

taio said...

superbe imagini

dr.antony said...

Perfect color sense.Did you notice those flowers smiling at you?

Xavi said...

A couple of adorable ladies. I love your style a lot. There is a symbol on your skirt. Has it an spacial meaning? Only curiousity.

deppa said...

Me encanta el contraste de colores y tus medias azules. Las fotos están bellas.

Nos vemos, que tengas una linda semana :)

Emily, Ruby Slipper Journeys said...

@Xavi: Since the dress was second hand I can't say with authority, but it definitely looks like a Celtic/Irish symbol of sorts. Since I used to do Irish dancing, this is a total bonus for me!

Krystal said...

aw, meeting bloggers is def cool, i've done it a couple times - it's like you have known them already. very cool pics :)

Rebecca said...

I really like your dress, and the grandpa cardigan. Clearly I live in the wrong part of south london since in the charity shops round here old primark dresses are £7. I clearly need to go further south.

sojourned in style said...

blogger meeet ups really show you the power of communication. the pastry looks so yummmy. you and raquel look so lovely. love your oversized sweater and her pretty floral dress.

Rosy (of Raindrops on Rosy) said...

that's neat that you got to meet up and shop together, she looks lovely. that sweater red sweater is the best thing since sliced bread.

iris loves said...

I came here thanks to Raquel's blog, yours is great too! :)
lovely pics too.
xx

LikeSpinningPlates said...

lovely pictures! I want to meet another blogger so bad =p I just started my blog though, so I hope I do eventually! I love the colors. The orange cardigan is so beautiful!

Monique said...

I love that you are able to meet up with so many bloggers. Hmmm I'm a fan of milky coffee too. Hope your having a great getaway. Your outfit is just sweet. I love the detail on your skirt! Here's hoping your off to a wonderful week!

Chelsea Lane said...

ah love these cute looks. that is such a unique skirt, love the styling! great photos :)

xoxo

yiqin; said...

Lovely purple tights <3

Anthea said...

You are both so gorgeous! I hope to have a blogger meet up with you one day :)

Anthea,
Embracing Style

tasty moog said...

ahh, so fun!you ladies look great. now i want some pasteis de nata! :)

A Certain Vintage said...

yumm pasteis de nata..i loved these when we visted portugal! you both look so cute, I love her dress and you always make me want a pair of camper shoes :)
thanks for commenting on my post about my Mum. I wasn't born in America (though a visa for there would be amazing!), my Uncle emmigrated there so my Mum braved a flight to NY with a 3 month old. She lived there in the 70s with my dad working jobs to save money for their wedding back here in Belfast :)
xox

Ashley said...

How fun! Blogger meet-ups are so fun. I've already met one blogger in real life and I'm looking forward to meeting more soon. Other bloggers can become such great friends, can't they? Also, the food looks delicious. I'm starvingggg right now. Ugh.

Sophie said...

Sounds like you had a fun day.
In regards to writing experience, write to every publication you can think of haha! You tend to get more of a chance to write on smaller publications like local newspaper because they are so short staffed!
Sophie
x

Jennyboo said...

This sounds like the perfect day- the weather is sunny and both of you look very lovely! I would very much like to visit London someday. From your pictures and what you wrote, it sounds like it is full of adventures and fun. xoxo

Jay said...

You both look cute! Thanks for stopping by my blog :)

http://commonsenseandstilettos.blogspot.com/

islabell said...

oh wow that sounds like such a lovely day.
you too look adorable in your spring outfits
c

Redspect said...

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