Tuesday, 18 May 2010

Cupcakes & Shopping

...written by Leia

Last Saturday, Sherin and I met up with Harriet and Fritha at Candy Cakes (thanks Gem for the recommendation!) for lunch, blog gossip, fashion chat, and cupcakes.

I wore lace and florals; one of my favorite combinations:



However, this outfit was best-suited for warm weather, and though it was sunny outside, I've learned that temperatures can drop without warning in London! So I added a cardigan and tights before I headed out:

Wearing: Oasis poppy-print skirt;
lace body courtesy of Blue Inc;
Mango purple cardigan;
Fiorelli clutch courtesy of Very.co.uk;
sunglasses courtesy of Polaroid Sunglasses

I know I look silly wearing sunglasses inside, but I had just received them and wanted to share. I hadn't heard of Polaroid sunglasses before, but I was really impressed with this pair! I decided to opt for a retro wayfarer shape, even though they're probably too big for my face (and are from the men's section). Ah well, I love them - and I'm on the hunt for a shift dress to complete the retro look!

Anyway, back to the blog meet: here are the girls trying to decide which cupcakes to sample -


Fritha and Harriet contemplating what to get, while Sherin giggles
(probably with excitement)

She loves chocolate.

Nom nom nom!

While everyone else had cupcakes,
I decided to be different and opted for macaroons instead.

Fritha looked so pretty -
lots of men hit on her that day!

Pretty girls
with empty plates
and full bellies.

Very different but equally gorgeous outfits!

Sherin and I posing outside.
I don't know why, but I just cannot seem to
look at the camera when someone is taking my picture!

I assaulted Sherin with two hats in Miss Selfridge

We had wandered into Make Up Store, a Swedish make-up company that just opened a shop on Carnaby Street a couple of months ago, and I tried on (and ended up buying) this bright pink lipstick. How does it look?

A very tired Leia at the end of the afternoon!

After a little (okay, a lot) of shopping, Fritha, Sherin and I headed back to Candy Cakes for some smoothies. I stand firmly by the fact that shopping is a form of exercise - it can be so tiring and we were really thirsty afterwards!

Did you do anything fun over the weekend? And have you been shopping lately?


Jing said...

beautiful ladies with fabulous outfits! ^=^

Ria said...

You all looked lovely. It looks like a fun day :)

I went to Turin this weekend to visit the in laws and extended in-law family. I ate way too much Pasta and Pizza washed down with too much beer ;)

Tessa Rose said...

Thanks Leia! I love your skirt, it's very summery :)

It looks like you had a fun weekend, I'm rather jealous, sadly I've been stuck inside revising.

Tessa Rose x


Giovanna ♥ said...

Adorable photos!
Hope you have an awesome day!

Helen said...

that pink lipstick really suits you!

Dressing Up For Me said...

Purple flowers and lace.Love, love, love!:) Looks like you had a fun day and Sherin is so bubbly!

I went thrift shopping last week and it was good, over the weekend it was freaking cold and so I needed to cover up more.

janettaylor said...

I love Ur skirt!

Rachel said...

That skirt is beautiful! Bu Harriet's dress is also stunning!

Haute World said...

All you girls look fabulous! Love the combo of lace and florals as well!

Archer said...

You look prettyXXX

Claire said...


I'll get there someday.

I like the purple putfit, Leia - solidarity with fair votes protesters, or just enjoying the colour?

Wrecked Stellar said...

Aw super fun photos- looks like a great time! Love the sunglasses!! xo, mel

Leah Felicity said...

You and your girls look absolutely stunning, and your outing sounds delightful. I wish there was a cupcake place near me!

Jen said...

Love the pink lips! The perfect partner to your girly floral outfit. Those macaroons look super tasty too!

Audrey Allure said...

Love the lace & florals. Great pictures!

Sher said...

Ohh macarons, lately I"ve been seeing them all over everyone's blog! And you look so sweet in this lacy floral combination:)


kumar said...

great pictures all are ;lovely you guys looks so cute

lovely photos

Dusk said...

Princess Leia... you are just so lovely! I like floralace :) too, on you this combination is so romantic...

Also like Sherin's socks and coat and your macaroons!

Tasha said...

Great pictures! It looks like you girls had an amazing time! I love that skirt you are wearing! And the cupcakes and macaroons all look delicious! Also, all you girls look so stylish!

Cafe Fashionista said...

You all look phenomenal! Ah, I wish I could have been there! So glad you had a good time, my love!! :)

Anonymous said...

You look so lovely together!
Love your floral skirt.

Clare said...

Leia I love your gorgeous skirt and pink lips. Sherin! You are just the cutest. You have the prettiest smile. That cupcake looks crazy yummy!

OceanDreams said...

What a perfectly fun time you had! Cupcakes and smoothies sound lovely and you ladies look lovely! I love your floral skirt and whole ensemble, very Spring like!

WeShop said...

You all look gorgeous - and look like you had lots of fun. Cupcakes look amazing - yuuuuuuuuum! xx

Couture Carrie said...

Yummy post!
You all look so gorgeous!
Especially loving that floral skirt!


Kaye said...

Your lace and floral combo is adorable and I love Sherin's socks and Fritha's skirt

Anonymous said...

The lace is very pretty! And I adore the other girls's red hair. J'adore red hair.

Sarah M said...

hey OMG i love how u revamped an outfit with stokings and a bolero!

also.... lace and floralll...bigg trends this season.

work it girls!

-The outfit Maker

Nina (Femme Rationale) said...

love the floral skirt! very charlotte from SATC.

Nubiasnonsense said...

You ladies look so pretty! I wish I could have gone lol. I love the top shoulder part of your top so lacey and cute.

Morena G.Y. said...

You know how some pictures just make you jealous because you wanted to be there too? :)

Sorry it took forever to respond to your comment!

And yes I had so much fun shopping this past weekend. Funny you asked. But then again- I think we all go shopping every weekend right? Even if it's just a little? Haha I hope I'm not the only one.

Anonymous said...

what a pretty skirt and the desserts look so yummy!



Anonymous said...

cupcakes and fashion go hand in hand...love the lace top :O)


E said...

I haven't done nearly enough "outdoor" shopping lately. All online and I miss going around and actually trying things on! I love your skirt - it has such nice volume and the print is so pretty!

PinkBow said...

what a great day, i felt as if i were there with you :) you all look absolutely gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

You guys are super cute!

ahh and those macaroonssssss yummyyyy

Kristin said...

You had me at cupcakes. Love that skirt!

Rachel said...

All of you girls look absolutely beautiful! It looks like it was such a fun time!

kanishk said...

You all looked lovely
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