Lunch in Marylebone.



Opaques in June? Whatever next.

I’ve heard at least three different people over the course of the past few weeks say that this summer is supposed to be the warmest we’ve had for five years/ten years/since records began…and yet despite being hopeful that they’re right, I’ve got to say that I’m just not seeing it so far. The odd glorious day- sure! We’ve loved them! Made the most of them too- BBQing and picnicing and sunbathing in the garden and all that other good stuff we British are prone to do when the sun blazes hot. But consistently lovely weather? Not so much of that.

But, there are plus sides to this sometimes-summer. Like how much easier it makes it to wear awkward dresses like this one, the kind that is, for prudish 24-going-on-74 year olds like me, just that bit too short to wear comfortably with bare legs. (It’s the split up the front that gets me. I’ve tried safety pinning it closed, but it just won’t have it!). And needing to wear tights in June means also not having to shave your legs in June, which is an unseasonable bonus! So really it’s just a case of swings and roundabouts, right?

What I’m wearing ::
Shirt dress – H&M {on sale at the moment, going absurdly cheap!}
Navy tights – M&S
Leopard slippers – Hobbs, identical from Dune
Bracelet – Monica Vinader
Watch – Olivia Burton.

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^^ I call this photo ‘a study in sitting down-wrinkles’. ^^

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I took myself and my tights and my dress up to London last week, for a day of press events and lunch with a handful of blogger friends.

We first of all headed to Cath Kidston to ooh and ahh over all things floral, then to lunch on Marylebone High St, and then finally over to Laura Ashley to mentally redecorate our homes. Our lunch was at CocoMomo- a new-to-me restaurant, and a total treasure! Salads the size of your head (which is how I like my salads, just FYI), fruity, non-alcoholic cocktails (special shout out to the virgin passionfruit mojito!), and, for the Instagram-minded among you, positively *bathed* in natural light! ;)

I went for the very best kind of salad- salad with a whole cheese in it. Leaves, roasted vegetables, pearl couscous…and a giant ball of burrata on top. (Autocorrect REALLY wanted that to read ‘a giant ball of burrito on top’. I definitely did not eat a ball of burrito.) The burrata was beautifully creamy, the vegetables were fresh and roasted to perfection…and yet I was so busy chitchatting with Sara and Kat about Instagram photo styling and layout techniques (it’s a thing, so I’m learning!) that I barely tasted a bite of my food!

If that’s not an excuse to go back, I don’t know what is. Perhaps next time to be tied in with a visit to my Marylebone High St-based spiritual home

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  • Lauren S

    Oh my goodness that salad is incredible – I also like my salads the same size if not bigger than my head!

    Lauren x

    Britton Loves | Lifestyle Food Beauty

  • Amanda @ Rhyme & Ribbons

    I always think your food styling is beautiful!

  • Little Miss Katy

    That sounds like an amazing conversation! I’m still trying to figure out Instagram styling, but I think you do a pretty damn good job of it already tbh!

    PS. That salad? ermehgerrrrrd. Want all the burrata. xx

    Little Miss Katy | UK Lifestyle Blog

  • emily couture

    Such a cute outfit :)

    emily xx

  • Lottie

    Have to say, big fan of the shirt dress.

    Charlotte xx

  • Kathryn

    I’m still wearing my black tights, but I don’t like my legs, so I cling on to them as long as I can!

    Kathryn /Cherries in the Snow

  • Mimmi

    That’s such a lovely dress! Might have to pop into H&M and see if they’ve got it in my size… And haha, I’ve gone out with bare legs a grand total of three times this year. Come on, summer, hurry up! Also, that salad looks amazing. A big ball of burrata – yes please.

    xx Mimmi, Muted Mornings

  • kathrynsharman

    This post made me smile – fond memories of a lovely day! Also, note to self: get a mani!! X


    I really want to try the giant burrata cheese on the salad because it looks so appetizing. I love your cute Leopard slippers too.

  • Keri Bainborough

    TWENTY FOUR!!!! I feel old.

  • Audrey | Brunch at Audrey’s

    Love the top! Since I’m on the shorter end of the scale, maybe I’d go bare-legged and top it off with a floppy hat :D

    -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey’s

  • Laura

    Isn’t it annoying when you iron your clothes so perfectly and then two seconds after sitting down it’s like you hadn’t even done it??!! Haha first world problems I suppose… That salad looks like edible art!! xx

    Laura | Loved By Laura

  • Angela @ Little Apple Tree

    You know how you said you weren’t seeing the warmth yet? I think it’s found you now :) You look beautiful as ever!

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