Tuesday, 29 March 2016

Spring Leather

Leather Jacket: River Island (similar) // Midi Dress: Zara // Heeled Boots: River Island // Sunglasses & Rucksack: Primark

I know I'm awful for always talking about the weather, but this week I feel there is an exception, and the exception is that this weather is actually being WEIRD. One minute blazing sunshine (albeit still chilly), the next it's bucketing it down with rain. Then, to top it all off, it's actually meant to be spring. So, Mother Nature, excuse me if I seem to be in a bit of a tizz, but I can't keep up!

Deciding what to wear for the 'in-between' is always a task. Choosing a jacket alone can be tricky, let alone what to wear underneath. I settled on this black floral midi dress from Zara. Practical in length, wearable in all seasons, but also suitably spring like with it's petally print. I all to often settle on Mom jeans and a baggy top, so putting on something feminine and flowy felt nice!

I teamed the dress with my beloved River Island heeled boots (although too high for walking around with my amateur-in-heels feet) and a faux leather jacket. I always think a leather jacket is perfect for spring and I do love bringing it out of retirement at this time of year. All topped off with some more winning Primark accessories. I don't think I wear many outfits these days that aren't accessorised with Primark bargains - they're just too tempting!

After a lovely relaxing and chocolate filled Easter, I am ready to embrace all things spring (including a change in the weather, please?!). I do love winter dressing, but the transition over into more spring-like attire has got me all excited for the brights, the florals and not having to wear 59320 layers just to walk out the door. I hope you all had a lovely bank holiday and enjoyed scoffing on as much choccie as I did!

Friday, 11 March 2016

Faux Fur & Shiny Shoes

Coat: River Island // T-Shirt: Primark // Jeans: Topshop // Belt: H&M (similar) // Socks: Primark // Shoes: Forever 21

Back once again with the Primark retro tee. 

Yup, I'm obsessed. I am totally head over heels for these bargain t-shirts from Primark and I don't care who knows it. You'll probably see another one next week to be fair - it's like I have no other clothes.

They are just so. well. done! These t-shirts look like something straight out of an edgy vintage shop, but are probably about a third of the price (winner!). At £8, you cannot go wrong and it's actually amazing quality too. 

I really like the muted colours of this Johnny Cash tee; the grey with burgundy trim means it'll go with pretty much everything. I decided to throw on my fluffy jacket from River Island over the top as I was feeling a more fun and quirky look. Paired with these ever so shiny Forever 21 shoes, and it made for a very bold outfit indeed, made all the bolder by my favourite pair of sparkly socks from Primark. I am such a fan of this double silver, shiny, sparkle which is going on here; my feet were having a right old disco! 

This week has been soooo busy and it's so very nearly the weekend. I look forward to having much needed sleep and a little (or massive) Netflix binge. Have a good'n everyone!

Friday, 4 March 2016

Cafes of Copenhagen

Oh, Copenhagen, you are a wonderful place. Aside from all your touristy goodness, your cafes are pretty special too. With gorgeous eateries on every corner, it was hard to pick which ones to visit in such a short space of time, but I managed to narrow it down and found four pretty wonderful places where you can take a break from the sight-seeing and deservedly refuel!

Laudromat Cafe

This is a cafe you may have heard of before. The Laundromat Cafe is definitely a tourist attraction in itself. It actually is a launderette for those who may need a spot of washing done on their travels to this city, but more importantly, it does the loveliest breakfasts. I opted for the 'Dirty Brunch' (well, it'd be rude not to, right?!) which consisted of pancakes, bacon, sausages and scrambled egg. And fruit. And muesli. And toast and chocolate spread. And a fruit juice. So basically, it consisted of everything. Although normally I would consider myself a professional at eating the biggest of meals, this one did get the best of me and there were a few things left over... It was totally delish though, so I would thoroughly recommend. Aside from the food, the decor is also pretty special. Rows of colour coordinated books line the counter and old photographs decorate the walls. It's a really cool place with a friendly, quirky atmosphere (and I took WAY too many photos here).


This little place had a very cute exterior. The purple shopfront alone was enough to have me heading into the door, but the selection of cheesecakes were even more amazing. Like an absolute rookie I completely forgot to take a photo of the slices of cake my mum and I went for (I definitely gobbled mine up before taking a moment to think...), but they were served on the prettiest blue and pink plates. I loved that even in the freezing temperature they still had pretty pink flowers on tables outside!

Serenity Cupcakes

Never in my life have I had such a delicious cupcake and in such a sweet venue! Some friends of mine had been visiting Copenhagen around the same time as me, and after meeting for a spot of brunch at Laundromat, they immediately recommended that I visit Serenity Cupcakes (located near Rosenborg Castle) as they had been the day before and adored it. It is the prettiest cafe I've ever seen; pastel pink, purple and white walls and cute illustrations hung all around with the most mouth-watering selection of cupcakes on display. I opted for a chocolate oreo cupcake with soft meringue and sprinkles. To my absolute horror, I managed to knock the icing off when taking my scarf off (clumsy as always - you can imagine the shriek echoing throughout the cafe!) but I managed to place it back on the cake as best I could to be able to take a snap! As with most places in Copenhagen, the people who worked in Serenity Cupcakes were completely lovely.

Joe & the Juice

OK, so clearly I'm late to the party with this one. I genuinely have never seen one of these shops in the UK, but it appears there are a few! In Copenhagen however, there aren't just a few, there are HUNDREDS. Literally one on every corner and I can totally see why. They serve all kinds of juices, from pick-me-ups to energy boosts, to actual meals in a cup. I opted for the 'Immunity', a passion fruit based, zingy juice with a few herbs and spices thrown in for good measure. I just feel like the sheer volume of Joe & the Juice shops means you HAVE to try it when in Copenhagen (that is, if you haven't visited one in the UK yet like little old me).

So, there you have it, my favourite Copenhagen cafes all rounded up. I definitely plan on going back one day and trying some more - Copenhagen sure knows how to do aesthetic and delicious cafes!

Would love to hear if anyone has ever visited any of these or some other cafes in Copenhagen? Or if anyone has some favourite cafes anywhere else in the world? I'm always on the look out for the next lovely eatery to try, home or away!