A few weeks ago, faced with yet another multi-week school break (this time, 3.5 weeks for Easter... the joys of private education in London) at Little Monsieur's school, I took him and his little sister to spend part of the vacations with my parents in Portugal, with nanny in tow. This meant Hubby Dearest and me (and the cats!) had totally empty house for a few days, so I figured I'd pack one with all the grown-up things we don't get to enjoy much in London these days, as our week-ends are spent in family brunches and children activities, rather than at museums...
That Sunday, we ended up going to the Royal Academy for Monet's Garden exhibit, then wandering over to Soho for a brunch of dim sum at Yauatcha, and finally down to the temporary stand of Yolk In Mac Ice, a place where we found the most delicious macaroon ice cream sandwich...
I wanted to be comfortable for the walking around but also a bit on trend, and I opted for layers to work around the changing weather in Spring-time London. I guess it's fair to say that this is another outfit that started with the shoes, and what fabulous shoes these are... They caught my eye on my birthday, when I popped out to Mayfair to order a new set of keys for my Globe-Trotter suitcase, and given my obsession with block heels these days, it took less than a minute for them to steal my heart. Isn't the colour absolutely striking?
I love the tie-up details as well, but these are the kind of shoes that absolutely need to be shown off with a dress, or possibly cropped trousers. Hence the choice of cropped slightly flare jeans, a look that I didn't embrace at first, at least not this winter when I saw it worn awkwardly with ankle boots, but now I totally see the point. Granted, my legs aren't nearly long or skinny enough for this to look perfect, but I've decided good is good enough.
Up top, I settled for a warm but Spring-like woven cotton jumper, very Brittany meets Scotland ... and then I kept it all short and sweet with a cropped trench jacket I've had for years, proving yet again that trenches are truly timeless and eternally easy to recycle.
Finishing touches on this outfit were all courtesy of the lovely people at Céline. Both the gorgeous blue embossed bag, called a Cabas Belt, and the sunglasses, are relatively recent acquisition, and I'm totally smitten. What do you think? Pretty enough for a Sunday?
Outfit details below:
- Crop flare jeans, sold-out at Banana Republic, these M.i.H. Jeans ones are close
- Woven jumper, Maison Kitsuné
- Cropped trench jacket, from an old collection at Comptoir des Cotonniers
- Cabas Belt bag and sunglasses, Céline
- Sandals, Wild Thing in red suede, Aquazzura