Hertfordshire. It's one of those places that seems like ages away but in reality you can go from the hectic streets of the West End to calm countryside in as little as twenty minutes. Most people only stick to the inner zones when they move to the capital, but as a girl of the suburbs I know exactly what London has to offer. On Friday a busload of us bloggers were picked up from King's Cross station, taken past pink manor houses and parts of the Tube line I've never clapped eyes on before arriving at the Laura Ashley Hotel. The concept of lifestyle brands opening hotels is rather fascinating and even though the interiors are all from one place with such a district identity, it never seemed overpowering. The grounds were the main highlight for me, we had picturesque views of London and a mighty chess set to play around with. Of course I had to strike a pose!
So I might have just discovered the perfect shoes. There are so many quirky styles about but these heels from Chie Mihara are actually comfortable as well. If you had told me at the start of the year that I'd be wearing gold heels with an ankle strap and eyelashes, I'd probably look a bit bemused but they work so well! I loved wearing them with my slightly retro getup, I know the 70s are supposed to be back but I prefer to mix my decades up a little. My new See By Chloe skirt doesn't seem to be able to decide depending on how I style it, I had a voucher floating around and decided to treat myself to a better version of the denim skirts I already have. I'm always looking to find improvements of what I own already, a black dress that nips me in at the right places, jumpers that are cropped just so and trousers that make me look like Gisele. I haven't found everything just yet, but I'm happy with my technically perfect outfit that I planned in a few minutes. Maybe a capsule wardrobe isn't such a bad thing!