a pseudonym to fool him, she couldn't have made a worse move

Thursday, 10 April 2014

Hello. I'm currently off school for our Easter Holidays, although my final exams are in about four weeks (art in about two), and so of course work is all a little hectic. I've been surprisingly disciplined with my revision though, and am quite pleased with how much I've done. It's still much, much better than having to be at school every day, and sort of feels like college. I like it. I've also liked having that little bit of extra time to try and catch up with my life, for example desperately tidying my room, catching up with my best friend who I hadn't seen since, like, summer...and of course occasionally lazing about reading National Geographic (latest obsession) or Betty Magazine. I've done a lot of art too, and actually have a plan for my final exam, which is a first. I'm looking forward to summer though, as I will have about ten weeks of complete freedom to just go wild (though wild for me is probably going to be a night in watching Rushmore). 

I wore this outfit on Sunday to go and buy art materials. I took a trip over to Cass Art in Hampstead, and obviously also had a walk around all the cute back streets. They feel so old and cute; you wouldn't believe you were in the twenty-first century. The shirt is from Blitz, skirt and coat from Beyond Retro, satchel from The London Satchel Company, tights from H&M, socks from Topshop and shoes from Rokit.

I wore a pair of my new glasses, which I bought at the Vintage Carboot Sale and had my lenses put in at Hoxton Market. This particular pair are slightly hexagonal in shape, and I felt they were the perfect blend of weird and grandma-ish. I'm becoming increasingly obsessed with collecting quirky glasses frames, but I don't think it's a bad thing because at least that way I'll actually wear them.
The fish pin belonged to my mum, and demonstrates my other new obsession - I seem to be putting pins and brooches on everything I wear at the moment.

I managed to get all of the art things I needed quite quickly, and so we ended up having a spontaneous lunch out in Le Pain Quotidien. I had been meaning to go to the one in Highgate for ages, but I stumbled across this one and decided it looked even nicer, and couldn't resist giving it a try. It has a really cosy atmosphere, and serves as both a bakery, selling fresh bread, tarts, cakes and other items such as jams and preserves, and a café and restaurant, selling good breakfasts, lunches and even dinner.

The food itself was really good - the menu was really diverse, and offers light and healthy options alongside more decadent brunches, varying from the traditional full english to their take on a ploughman's lunch (first meal pictured). I opted for their 'detox salad', and it was amazing...it even came with bread so I could try the fig jam left out on all the tables. It felt like being at home, however the food was definitely a cut-above ordinary cosy house food. I just want to go back so I can try the breakfasts!

Just as a side note, I know lots of you have already been absolutely wonderful and voted for me, but if you haven't / would like to again you can nominate me for 'Best Teen Style Blogger - Under 18' at the Company Style Blogger Awards by clicking HERE. So many amazing people are also going for it and I know it is a little hopeful and ambitious of me to try, but if you do want to nominate me I would really appreciate the support! I hope you are all having a good holiday, and are enjoying the occasional spring-ish weather.

Ellie xo


  1. Ooh I'd love to see how your art turns out, I think I actually prefer the exam to the coursework part, there is something really creative about working to a brief, I like itxx

    1. thankyou! yeah I know what you mean. Working to a deadline of an exam is quite good too, it really makes you work loads! x

  2. Ugh you are the cutest lady!
    I nominated you :)


  3. Good luck! I really like your outfit, especially that skirt.


  4. Your style is always the best. So unique and so you (well, obviously I don't know you, but it feels like you... Has any sense?).
    Good luck for your exams!!

  5. I adore your style and blog so I'm going to nominate you now! Love your new glasses, they are so kooky and they really suit you.

    Technicolour Dreamer

  6. love this skirt! you always have such delicious looking food in your blog posts haha! xx


  7. Love your style darling !
    Please let me know if you want to follow each other ?

  8. love!

  9. Omg I'm in love with your outfit!♡♡

  10. Your hair is so stunning! This length of skirt looks incredible on you xx


  11. You're rocking that very classic outfit! It's like you've stepped out of a 50's themed magazine! The oversized glasses looked adorable on you, and it frames your face perfectly. Beautiful! I hope the Art turned out as beautiful too. All the best!

    Vlad @ Optical Warehouse


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