Striped shoes in Orange Square.



^^ Stripes forever, even on my feet. ^^

I stumbled across a beautiful corner of London I’d never even heard of before, on my way to Pimlico Road last week- Orange Square. It sits tucked away just behind its big sister Sloane Square, and is a haven of elegant boutiques and abundant flower shops and the sort of townhouses that have you swooning right there on the pavements.

It’s these sort of moments- coming across beautiful spots in London I’ve never knew existed before, that make me love the city so very much. I’ve been in London at least once a week for the best part of a year now, and it makes me happier than I’ll ever be able to express. The bustle, the noise, the tangle of streets that I’m getting more familiar with on each and every visit, the juxtaposing of old and new buildings- it’s as soothing to me as I know trips to the countryside are to city-dwellers.

And you know what I’m learning is the fundamental key to a good day in London? A great pair of shoes. Not hitting the shops post-payday, or a cup of the best hot chocolate, or the sun shining non-stop all day (though all these are pretty fundamental too, if you ask me), but a pair of shoes that won’t rub even after hours and hours of walking. Because aren’t days in London always surprisingly taxing, and don’t they always involve so much more trekking than you’d expect?

I paced almost 8 kilometres during this particular visit, and came away without even a hint of a blister. I like to think of how demanding London is on our legs as the Universe’s way of saying ‘Go on Rosie, have that afternoon slice of cake as well as the burger you ate for lunch. You’ve earnt it.’


What I wore ::
Shirt – GAP
Skirt – Topshop
Scarf – Ted Baker (similar)
Shoes – c/o French Sole
Bag – Mulberry

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  • Sophie @ October’s Girl Blog

    I love stumbling across new corners of London I’ve never seen before like that. That area around Sloane Square is always particularly swoon-worthy too!

    Love your wonderful blog btw, and am in eternal envy of your sense of style!

    Sophie :-)

  • emily couture

    Very cute outfit and love the scarf :)

    emily xx

  • Amy Eleanor | Ameldi

    It’s always so surprising how much walking you end up doing in London. I love your photos and am so tempted by the GAP shirt, roll on payday!

  • Lauren S

    I love the denim and lace together, it’s a gorgeous summer look Rosie!

    Lauren x

    Britton Loves | Lifestyle Food Beauty

  • Anna

    so cute!! love the outfit :)

  • Sarah Elizabeth Lahoud

    So pretty. You’re dead right about shoes. And it helps if they’re not destroyed in the rain, too. You’ve definitely earned it all, eat it and enjoy (as I much on a cookie. Or a second cookie).

  • Jade @ Captured By Jade

    Discovering hidden little corners is always fun!

    You’re outfit is lovely – the colours running through the scarf are beautiful!

  • Steph & The Spaniels

    Very pretty scarf, love that skirt too! x

  • Mrs C

    So true. You can never get tired of London, there is always a new corner to discover. So agree with you on shoes. They have to be comfy. I sometimes I calculate all the ways I have to walk if I wear the heels! big bag and swap the shoes for elegant occasions (that’s my motto) Great little ballerina. Love the stripes.

    Mrsinlondon blog | Travel | Lifestyle | London

  • Mimmi

    Beautiful outfit! This post makes me want to visit London and just wander around and explore so bad.

    xx Mimmi, Muted Mornings

  • Miranda | Miranda’s Notebook

    I agree a pair of comfy shoes are the best London staple to have! I always have some flats in my bag to change into if I’m ever out in heels. Those striped ones are just lovely, and the scarf is so pretty too! Such a great outfit. xxx

  • petitepea2011

    Lovely outfit! Cannot beat a good pair of well loved shoes :) that scarf is so, so pretty.

  • Emma / Outlaws & Skeletons

    Cute outfit :) Love the shoes.

  • Muddling Along

    Love a pair of pretty shoes (and lusting after that scarf)

  • Juliet Margerison

    Perfect outfit as always – I just bought those shoes in the Birchbox flash sale but haven’t taken them for a test drive yet, good to know they’re comfy as well as gorgeous!


    Your outfit and accessories are very lovely. The striped shoes are cute and I am impressed with your scarf. You seem very happy and delighted when walking down the street in the great outfit.

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