Ooooh, i can NEVER find the right words,
to describe the amazing time i spent in London with my mom!
It was such a great adventure...
Everything about it was just perfect; the quality time with my mom (we really needed), the gorgeous and lovely city London is, the huuuuuge amount of beautiful shops in London and of course the shopping my mum and I did.
We both bought the greatest things!
Oh and let's not forget about the heatwave! ;)
Before we went off to London, i made a big list of all the shops we wanted to see. (Thank you Susie Bubble, for making this enormous list on London shops you love!)
We had to make some kind of schedule, because we were there for only four days and the city has so much to offer!
To be completely honest, Topshop was a little but of a disappointment.
Of course i expected very much of it, because i had never been there before and all i see on the net is greatness from Topshop.
I only went to the biggest Topshop, on Oxford Street....and oh my goodness, it was just overwhelming! When you step in, all you see is colour! It's all so much and so big, you really have no clue where to start looking! (Or maybe this is just me, Dutch girl used to Dutch shops...?)
Nevertheless, i bought two great items there, which of course look horrible because of my photography-skills.
I also bought these great notebooks at Topshop!
The right one is also lovely inside, with Little Red Riding Hood on every page and a sentence of the story...
The most amazing, sweet, little shop i've been must be 'All the fun of the fair'.
This shop was in this gbeautiful, pretty small, kind of 'open-air mall' called Kingly Court, near Carnaby Street.
It truly was like a fair, with all kinds of vintage buttons, laces and trims and the lady who was the owner of the shop i guess, was the most lovely lady i've ever met in a shop.
(See the first picture of this post to see what i bought here...)
Muji was also such a great shop!
They sell all kind of things for a really good price.
The designs are simple, yet very pretty...
At this beautiful, but very expensive shop VV Rouleaux, they sell an amazing amount of gorgeous ribbons, trims and buttons. Lots of them are vintage.
I bought these two cute ribbons, the right embroidered one is a vintage one.
Oh, the gorgeous cards were for free! ;)
At Traffic People, i bought this lovely little purse...
Love the fabric!
I was really amazed by the beautiful and lovely cards,
they seem to sell everywhere in London.
At Habitat, which unfortunately left Holland, i couldn't resist buying this gorgeous plate and bowl. The print on the bowl goes on on the outside of the bowl too... <3
There was this beautiful clothing store, which i stupidly can't remember the name of, which was quite expensive. The clothes were oh so pretty, but out of my budget. Luckily enough, they also sold these great A5 notebooks, covered in the fabrics which the clothes were made of. Such a great idea!
My lovely, LOVELY mum, gave me this amazing decorating book from Domino Magazine!
Look at that gorgeous cover....
Oh, i'm so happy with this pack of 3 small Moleskine's.
I am going to decorate them for my coming Etsy shop!
The heatwave in London forced me to buy this lovely 'blower'...
My mother bought these gorgeous, porcelain buttons for me at the shop of the Natural History Museum.
So pretty and sweet...
Hihi, i HAD to but something at Harrods (Gorgeous store...!)
So i bought this nice thing to hang in your closet. It smells like Lily of the Valley...hmmm...
I also bought lots of gorgeous paper!
How lovely those prints are...
These are from Paperchase, which was heaven to me...
They also sell the most beautiful tissue paper at Paperchase!
(Paperchase, please open a store in The Netherlands...)
These are from Cath Kidston!
They are double-sided. Oh, that store....heaven again!
And now my great pride!
I was looking for a new bag, it had to be big and lovely..
Well, i found it and Cath Kidston! :)
Okay, now over to the clothing!
(Bought at Zara, Urban Outfitters, Oasis, Noa Noa, H&M and the ruffled sleeveless top from Paul&Joe Sister i got for free with a magazine!)
To end the London part, i wanted to show you the lovely, bronze jelly flats i bought at Office. Yeah, they walk like heaven...
Well, I guess this was London!
Mum, thanks again with all my heart for this amazing trip!
I will never, never forget it! <3
I almost forgot it was my Birthday the 22th of June!
I got some great presents. Of course, the trip to London was by far the biggest!
From my mother and stepfather i received this lovely little vase and these gorgeous bedlinen (my mother made the flowery trim on it herself!) (which this pictures does NO justice at all..... Note to myself: new camera for Christmas!)
I also got a bag full of lovely, little things like an Estee Lauder mascara, organic face-oil and other lovelies...)
My sister and her boyfriend gave me this great Rituals set.
The Ayurveda stuff smells more than delicious, especially the honey bodylotion!
The Winner of the Giveaway!
I think i am more excited than all of you...haha! :)
I said i wouldn't show anything of the presents, until the winner receives them...but i just can't hold myself.
This are just two little things that are in the package:
(Two hairpins that are already packaged and one of the four sets of all kinds of papers!)
Okay, here we go.
The winner of the Giveaway is....................................
Anywhere I lay my head!
Although your last post on your blog said 'Au Revoir', I hope you contact me very soon, because a big package of nice goodies is waiting for you, dear! Please let me know your address, so i can send you the gifts!)
All the other participants, thank you so, so much for your great answers, the tips and your honesty. It's truly, greatly appreciated!
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