Mar 242015
 

At the end of February I had an amazing couples weekend getaway in London, England. I was supposed to go alone and meet up with my blogging friends in London. Not wanting to go alone I invited a friend of mine (Nicole) who happened to be turning 40 during that weekend! The girl’s weekend quickly became a couples weekend.

I’ll be sharing some photos (and recommendations on where to eat and stay) from the weekend but I thought I would share one of my travel outfits today and at least one more this week. London is a very fashionable city, but it has a sense of humour and an ease to it’s fashion scene. My weekend wardrobe consisted of basic colours (black, blue and grey) and classic silhouettes. No “American Tourist” look for me, that meant no fanny packs or back packs, jeans/chinos with white running shoes or anything that screamed I’m a tourist so please take advantage of me.

Shoes where comfortable and made for walking on the cobblestone, light layers for a very nice English winter and an easy sight seeing schedule. We slept in (till 9:30 am), didn’t jam everything in to the weekend and really enjoyed the amazing city.

We had left -40 degrees Celsius in Canada with highs of 9-11 degrees Celsius in London. It’s funny because one day I walked around wearing the outfit below (with the addition of a scarf). We saw groups of tourists (most of them Italian) wearing heavy winter parkas, boots, toques, mittens and winter boots. Canadians have a very different sense of how cold London winters are.

A little thank you to Joanna from Poppy’s Style for introducing me to All Saints.

London Travel Outfit

Riding boots

 

These boots are a favourite of mine. I am six feet tall and most all leather boots are hard for me to wear because my calf is higher then the average woman. These boots have an elasticized back which makes them easy to wear and comfortable. I travelled in them and wore them my first day and night in England.  If you have issues finding boots elasticized backs are a sure solution.

Outfit Details: Coat, All Saints (here, black version here, black jacket version here) || Oxford Shirt, Gap (here) || Black Jeans, Yoga Jeans (old, similar here) || Boots, Guilhermina (c/o) || Handbag, Mulberry (old, black version here)

Linking up with The Pleated Poppy.

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  11 Responses to “London Calling”

  1.  

    I am loving that coat. All Saints is a store that I love the idea of in theory but then lose my nerve when I am shopping at the store. But this coat on you has me thinking I need to get over that.

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      This was my first purchase at the store. I always had a preconceived idea about it as well. The staff was wonderful and helpful. I am planning on going back.

  2.  

    Too bad we missed each other in London, hope there will be another chance one day!
    I live in a touristy area near Munich and I am quite familiar with the “American tourist” style 😉 You certainly look very stylish!

    Annette | Lady of Style

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    By chance, I came across your blog today and I really like the way you write and the topics you cover! Lucky you for having just visited London. It is one of my favourite cities in the world for its amazing art museums, shopping, theatre scene and friendly people. I am slightly biased, though, as I lived in the UK for many years and have been to London about 25 times… Your comment about Southern European tourists dressing like there’s a blizzard brought out the giggles — I’m living in Norway and I think the same whenever I travel South! 😉

    Your new coat is gorgeous and fits your tall frame so well! I also like your grey Alexa — I never knew it came in this colour and prefer it to my cognac version, as I wear a lot of monochrome outfits.

    Now I’m off to check out more posts on your blog!

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      Hi Anett,
      Thank you for all your kind words! It’s hard finding clothes when you’re tall and I hoped I’ve at least helped a bit.

  4.  

    I really love that coat, the colour and the way it falls is perfect! I’ve always wanted to visit London that must have been an amazing trip.
    Marta
    http://www.sweatersstripesandsweets.com

  5.  

    That coat is stunning! I tend to lean towards modern/contemporary pieces, and the clean lines of that coat are perfect! I might need to snag this… maybe ill look forward to winter again one day with a coat like that!

    x, Jordan Taylor, petiteMODERN

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    Love the coat! All Saints is one of my favorites but sadly my college budget doesn’t let me make any purchases…once I have a job, though, that’s where all of my money will go xD

  7.  

    I adore this look, everything about it screams chic and comfortable. I am going to have to check out Poppy Style

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