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Neon Cake, Knitted Lemons and Shopping.

Posted on: 12 December 2008

Yes, Christmas is a mere 13 days away and that is why I have been frantically working all hours. I've been buying presents in my spare time which has left me little time to blog regularly. I am working boxing day which will be a real hard slog in the day...at least it's double pay but I am not looking forward to the mad shoppers who don't care if a sales assistant is standing in between her and a heavily reduced garment.
So, recently I went down to London for a few days and I thought I would share this photo of a neon pink muffin. So many novelty muffins/cupcakes often taste sugary sweet and not as good as they look. However these CandyCakes are actually pretty damn good! I got them from a little cafe in Kingly Court which is just off Carnaby Street, away from all the mad crowds down Oxford Street.




Newburgh street is also home to Beyond the Valley which is always worth a special visit to see what they have in store. A sort of gallery/boutique all rolled into one and opened by 3 Central St Martins graduates, it's fun, fresh and the people are friendly too. Price tags are well, a little pricy but it's nice to have a browse around anyway. I did buy some earrings which I've had my eye on for a while and they are tucked under the Christmas Tree as my parents so nicely donated the money towards them.
They are black laser cut perspex earrings by Kyo Hashimoto. They are so pretty and I am so glad that I managed to get hold of them. Even the little pouch (designed especially by Hashimoto is pretty)



I also spotted the really amazing, festive facade for menswear boutique Cinch!. I couldn't help but take a photo! I also bought a Knitted fruit basket for my friend's birthday. I bought it online but it's from another shop located in Kingly Court called All the fun at the fair which specialises in knitted goods and haberdashery. It's a bit of a running joke with my friend as she is vegan and always gets a fruit basket off her aunt and uncle for Christmas. So I saw the knitted fruit and knew it was a winner seeing as she is also a fan of knitted things. However, I looked a little silly yesterday on the way to see her, I dropped the basket and had knitted fruit rolling down the road. Onlookers didn't know what to think when they saw a girl chasing after knitted lemons and oranges down the road...

Finally, to round off the post here is an outfit!

I'm wearing...
Polo Shirt (H&M)
Belt (River Island)
Skirt (TopShop)
Cardi (Urban Outfitters)
Necklace (Therapy, House of Fraser)

I also wore some black tights because it has been so frosty! I've mentioned before that I don't usually wear red but I do love this colour combination. I've decided it is time to start wearing some more red, especially for this festive season! Hope everyone has finished or well on their way to finishing their Christmas shopping! I'm off to munch on a mince pie or two! Yum!

27 comments:

  1. Look like you had a great time in London ^^
    xoxo

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  2. The earrings are lovely and I like the packaging too!

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  3. Hi there-great outfit and I agree about injecting red for winter too! Thanks for sharing about the cupcake shop, I'll definitely visit here when i'm next in London!

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  4. I love blue worn with red - that's why your look is perfect :).

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  5. Hope you had a great time. I just had to say; that cupcake was cuuuuute!

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  6. haven't even started, exams are getting the better of me. the cake and the knitted fruit are so cute, i love the knitted cakes they had at Superette/LLROK...best of both worlds! cute outfit too, i've been liking royal blue and coral at the moment.

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  7. love the red and blue combo

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  8. Blue with red is such a great combination! love your blog too:)

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  9. Well now I feel all caught up with Winnie!

    That fruit basket was a very clever find. I love it—and it won't spoil. :D

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  10. Mmm Mince pies i've had about 7000 already and am looking forward to more!
    I'm red obsessed at the moment, i really like your outfit!

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  11. Funny story? I was the only one who wore a Christmas color to the concert (green or red) everyone else did black or gold. :) I think my green stood out the most. I love Christmas for the lights, colors and cheery mood! :)

    Thanks for the comment, sweetie!! <3

    xx

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  12. I love that neon cupcake!

    And your really are the queen of colours. I could learn a thing or two!

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  13. That cupcake is the cutest thing ever, I didn't know we had bakeries in the UK to rival New York's in terms of adorable cupcakes! The leggings are indeed from Topshop, you did well to resist their velvet-y charm, I wasn't strong enough!

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  14. Beyond the Valley is totally awesome! And that cupcake looks lovely. Annnd I'm loving the outfit, the colours are super!

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  15. Ah the neon pink muffin looks SO good!!! & I love how you mix the colors in your outfit <3

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  16. That knitted fruit is a scream! I have a knit-crazed friend who'd love it, but might scoff as she's fully capable of knitting her OWN fruit.

    Totally dig the wide belt with the slim-fitting skirt.

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  17. The muffin is so cute! It looks like something out of a video game, hehe.

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  18. Those are very cool earrings. That cupcake looks like some neon mushroom to me!

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  19. luckily i got my x-mas shopping done. yeah peole can be very nasty when they are trying to get to the deal.

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  20. the earrings are lovely! I wish I were that organised and had my shopping done :)

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  21. I'm glad you're back! :)

    Sounds like a great time in London. I really love your outfit; the red, blue, and black together creates such a chic mod-ish colorblock effect.

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  22. so beautiful adds!
    Love x-mas time!!!!

    i wish you the best girl :)

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  23. rawr.. i love that belt! and i love the holidays!! :) and the cupcake looks DIVINE! :) yuummmmy...

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