Thursday, 6 September 2012

Galaxy print and converses

On the other side of this photograph, holding the camera, is my sister from another mister. (SHE HAS A BLOG GO AND READ READ READ!) I'm uber-proud of her because this week she has moved down to London, left her family home behind, and started an amazing new graduate job she's been seeking for a good twelve months. I wasn't at all worried about her, she's got a sensible head on her shoulders and can hold her own in cold, unfriendly environments.... but I did want to go and check on her, all the same.

So on Tuesday night - after an immeasurably exciting day on set helping Next shoot a top-secret video - we went and ate burritos.

Denim shirt - Primark
Galaxy leggings - New Look
White leather converses - c/o Spartoo
Leather rucksack - vintage, via eBay

In my experience, running around any city for the day requires a multitude of sartorial essentials.

Most importantly, comfy shoes are an absolute MUST-HAVE. I first visited London years ago with my parents on a weekend city break, and soon learnt that the tube acting as a means of saving you walking is a LIE. Yes, it saves you from falling off kerbs (a recurring hazard of mine), but I was not told about the endless escalators, queuing, not being able to find a seat, and the general substitution of walking above ground, to standing up, below ground.

My converses solve the sole problem. I don't really see them as trainers because even though they are, admittedly, acceptable in gyms (tried and tested), I deem them as smart enough to wear with jeans and not whiff of chav. Au contraire, my black pair I've owned since I was 14 still have Maximo Park lyrics scribbled on the sides in green gel pen. Can't get more Indie than that, really.

I realise that for many of you London dwellers this post might sound like old news. You guys walk our capital's streets (not like that) like pros. But I'm a Northerner. And I am used to hills and off-roading. Not so much crowded pavements and taxi drivers refusing to talk to me.


Kate's doing awesomely too, if you were interested. And of course I knew she would.
Claire x
P.S. I've been featured on Planet Notion today in an interview!

17 comments:

  1. love the leather converse. I have that shirt too and love it :) it looks fab on you xx

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  2. I love these leggings, gorgeous outfit x

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  3. I remember seeing you tweet about your day! de Paula is beaut.

    Also, didn't realize New Look did galaxy leggings - I shall have to have a gander.

    xx

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  4. Love those galaxy leggings, I have never seen leather converse before but they look fab!

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  5. You totally rock those galaxy leggings xxx

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  6. I feel the same way about Converse! I desperately want some high tops.

    www.northoflondonblog.com

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  7. The leggings are gorgeous, especially with the converse! Sometimes it's easier getting around by bus, it takes a bit longer but at least you'll get to sit down aha.

    Carmen Ri.

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  8. I love your leggings, and the converse. I hate getting around London! xoxo

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  9. YES love this outfit, those leggings are amazing! xx

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  10. Cute outfit, I'm a firm believer in Converse and wear mine everywhere!
    xxx
    Nina from little nomad

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  12. I love those leggings! I want a pair! XO

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  13. I have serious love for those leggings!

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  14. oh the leggings! <3 love them. Haha London can be a bit of nightmare with all the walking, though I found the Paris metro to involve even more long corridors and escalators.. xx

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  15. I'm in love with your leggings, they look great with the denim shirt.

    Jo. x

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  16. London can be so busy on the tube-especially at rush hour! I'm really short and often struggle getting out of the trains when its crowded haha
    I wear my converse nearly everywhere!
    xx

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