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WANDERING VICTORIA

29/01/2016
Ellie Adams
Sometimes in life, I go through stages with my style (and I’m not talking about the denim crop top and flares ala Britney in the 90’s because that wasn’t a stage, that was a f*cking bloomin catastrophe). I’m talking, sometimes I feel a bit girly with a rocky edge – basic bitch way of saying a tea dress with some biker boots – and sometimes I feel a bit more classic and parisian chic – basic bitch way of saying a blazer and breton stripes. And sometimes, I just completely ditch trends and fangirl over colour palettes, and that’s exactly what I did in today’s post (and for around the last 2months…).
Blush pink – and not Barbie pink – is a colour I’ve always loved but for some reason, doesn’t feature so heavily in my wardrobe. I think it’s because my usual suspects (i.e ASOS, Primark, River Island etc.) haven’t seemed to invest in the colour so much but I’m hoping that’s something that’ll change over the next few months as I’ve discovered that blush pink, burgundy – yes I’m still fangirling over burgundy and no I’m not sorry – and neutral tones are my thing.

And when I say my thing, I mean, something that I’ve been enjoying for more than a day #ThickleBloggerSays.
So off to Victoria it was – which by the way, is potentially the most underrated Instagram-worthy area in London – to shoot this look amongst the dreamy, monochrome, pillared houses. And take all of the Instagram shots, obvs…
So, the bag is a little Chloe-esque purchase from none other than the mothership that is Primark. As soon as I saw it with it’s stunning black, burgundy, khaki and cream tones and the (suspiciously) Chloe Marcie-like pattern, I knew it had to be mine.
Those boots, are a permanent feature in my daily wardrobe – as well as my Instagram, Youtube and previous posts – and that’s not due to change any time soon. I am utterly obsessed with the shape, heel height, moc croc pattern and colour of these boots and seriously think they go with absolutely everything. At least, I hope that they do because I wear them with absolutely everything.
Finally I finished off with these beautiful Chlobo rose gold bracelets which featured in my previous post – with a full rambly write up – and they too, haven’t left my body since receiving them either. I adore Rose Gold at the best of times but think that it goes especially well with the warm rose/blush shades.
Photography by Joe Galvin

Blouse: River Island (sold out, similar here)
Trousers: ASOS
Blazer: Baukjen
Boots: River Island (sold out, similar here)
So that brings me to the end of my Victoria stroll and fangirling over boots, blush, buildings and all things superficial suitably Instagrammable. It was such a nice shoot in the golden hour – that glow though – even if it was freezing (yes I’m talking about the weather again) and my hands turned a not very pinterest worthy shade of blue.

I’d love to know if you’ve seen any amazing blush/burgundy pieces that I obviously “need” in my life. Where is your favourite place to shop right now? I’d love to hear your thoughts πŸ™‚
As always, thanks so much for reading!
xx

54 responses to “WANDERING VICTORIA”

  1. I really love the blazer!!

    Candice | Beauty Candy Loves

  2. Gorgeous outfit and photos as always…I'm not jealous…and the blush pink shade really suits you x

    Heather | Of Beauty & Nothingness

  3. Majean G says:

    I love blush pink and I'm not a pink fan so I'm really feeling this look. Agreed, Victoria is a hidden gem with amazing architecture! Not sure if they still have it but I got a beautiful blouse from h&m in blush pink…would go great with white trousers in the spring! x

    http://www.majeang.com

  4. Jodie V says:

    The bag is gorgeous. I'm the same, blush pink and burgundy are really flattering shades I love but no one seems to really sell them. You look gorgeous as always! x

    Jodie // Jodie Loue

  5. Angie Silver says:

    Ahhh..this is where I live, let me know if you're in the neighbourhood again πŸ™‚

  6. I really love the bag, it's so striking. The white houses make the perfect backdrop to your outfit shoot

  7. You look so sophisticated and classy in this gorgeous outfit! You should wear pink more often as it suits you down to a tee! Still swooning over these croc RI boots! FAB!

    http://www.duchessoffashion.co.uk

  8. Wow! I absolutely love this outfit, and the photos! The boots are exquisite!
    WritingMonique

  9. Jordan says:

    LOVE your outfit! The photos look gorgeous as always with Joe πŸ™‚ This setting is just dreamy as well <3

    hellomissjordan.com xx

  10. Bash Harry says:

    tbh the basic bitch style is my favourite style. It's the minimalist way for meeeeee hahaha

    Blush pink looks gorgeous on you! I wish you wore it more, but heck, I bet even Barbie pink would look great on you too! <3

    xx Bash | H E Y Β  B A S HΒ | bloglovin'

  11. Eva Redson says:

    Your outfit is flawless, I really love your style!!!

    Check out my latest outfit post β€œTeddy Coat + Winter Layers”
    http://evaredson.blogspot.it/2016/01/teddy-coat-winter-layers-look.html
    xoxo,
    Eva

  12. I love this colour combination, grey blazer looks amazing with that blush pink blouse. And those boots, I'm obsessed with them! Beautiful photos <3

    Valentina from FASHION with VALENTINA.

  13. 1234 says:

    Love how the lipstick almost perfectly matches the top! <3

  14. Meg Siobhan says:

    That blush pink is just stunning! It really suits you.

    Meg | A Little Twist Of…

  15. LBG says:

    What a charming area to explore! You look so gorgeous and elegant, this pink shade is perfect for you! I love that bag, so cool. Hope you're having a great weekend, Elle!

    http://Leftbankgirl.blogspot.com

  16. Stephanie says:

    Love your bag and boots. You look so elegant!

  17. Call Me Amy says:

    Absolutely love that bag, over the moon when you said it was primark! That's such a pretty shade of pink, really suits you!
    Amy xx Call Me Amy

  18. Rachel-Beth says:

    This bag is from Primark?! It looks so expensive! I know what you mean about phases- I seem to go through them too haha. You are looking super beautiful in this blush wrap top Elle πŸ™‚

    Rachel xx
    http://www.thedailyluxe.net

  19. Katie M says:

    Your shoes are incredible, I'm obsessed! Wow!

    http://www.theaisleofstyle.com/

  20. mahryska says:

    stunning look sweetie..love it!
    kisses from the sandpits of dubai ❀️
    http://www.mahryska.com

  21. Ohh that boots is everything.
    Love the material and how chic you look in here.

    The Bandwagon Chic | Instagram | Bloglovin | Snapchat: bandwagonchic

  22. Vicky says:

    I am beyond devo that the blouse is sold out, I adore blush pink too and this would have been perfect for work with a pencil skirt πŸ™ x

  23. Gabrielle says:

    I don't blame you for taking a ton of shots for Instagram while in this area – it's swoon worthy! I love these boots, by the way πŸ™‚

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice
    x

  24. Anonymous says:

    Beautiful look! Love your new bag by Primark (:
    Nati xx
    http://www.simplyartdicted.com

  25. crafty-zone says:

    Totally agree that Victoria is really Instagram-worthy place in London and your new shoes have beautiful shade, which perfectly matches with your pink blouse, dear πŸ™‚

    http://crafty-zone.blogspot.com/

  26. R Burden says:

    Love how you styled the pink blouse with the grey blazer. So chic without looking too formal. The bag is also super cute. πŸ™‚ xx

    Renata | Speaking Beauty UK – Eyelash Enhancer GIVEAWAY

  27. Beautiful photos! I love your outfit and you look so lovely! I also love the location, it's perfect! πŸ™‚ xx

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