Saturday, 22 August 2015

How To Be Parisian (in London)

Jacket: Mo & Co. Sunglasses: £89 (including prescription), Ace & Tate. Top: £34 in the saleJ Crew. Jeans: £19 in the sale, Asos. Shoes: £69, Boden. Photos: Ella Sadika
Double breasted navy blazer. Check

Breton tee. Check

Pretty flats. Check

Chic Parisian style cafe. Check


Saturday morning in Knightsbridge, wandering through the pretty Mews, past the chic boutique windows and stopping for breakfast in a new brunch spot - the perfect start to a weekend for me. Walking the quiet streets, you always feel like a real local (I may be a Londoner but still feel a lifetime away from being a Knightsbridge local).


Jacket: Mo & Co. Sunglasses: £89 (including prescription), Ace & Tate. Top: £34 in the saleJ Crew. Jeans: £19 in the sale, Asos. Bag: £75, The Cambridge Satchel Company
There's something Parisian about my weekend look - a breton and blazer are that fail-safe combination that just gives you that 'je ne sais quoi' that just works. 

I love a good brunch spot (see my last post on my favourite places here) so when cool new fashion brand Mo & Co (recently launched at Selfridges) asked me to wear my favourite piece in a favourite London spot, I jumped at the chance to try somewhere new (all in the name of research, obviously). Pont St, in Belgravia, is like a hidden treasure behind the hustle and bustle of Knightsbridge - calm, uber chic and with tiles to die for - it's a dream location for the perfect mix of poached eggs and people watching.


The Frends headphones I found for half price in TK Maxx!





And back to the Parisian in me...yes I ordered bread. Although I try to live a gluten-free life, sometimes you just have to say 'je m'en fous' (yes I looked it up), because when the croissants look that good...



Jacket: Mo & Co. Sunglasses: £89 (including prescription), Ace & Tate. Top: £34 in the saleJ Crew. Jeans: £19 in the sale, Asos. Shoes: £69, BodenBag: £75, The Cambridge Satchel Company

MO & Co is a new store in my life, and I have only become acquainted with it in last month or so (when the team visited London and showed me round their new concession in Selfridges). It's a bit like a cross between J Crew and Mother of Pearl (a hybrid I can relate to), a mid range High Street brand with a mix of well-cut classics and a lot of cool embellishment.

See the MO & Co collection online here. Or pop into the new concession in Selfridges, London 
Jacket: Mo & Co. Sunglasses: £89 (including prescription), Ace & Tate. Top: £34 in the saleJ Crew. Jeans: £19 in the sale, Asos. Bag: £75, The Cambridge Satchel Company. Watch: £135, Shore Projects

Jeans: £19 in the sale, Asos. Shoes: £69, Boden

Wishing you all wonderful weekends of cooked breakfasts and breton tops. Living your weekends like a Parisian is always a good idea...

This post was in collaboration with MO & Co, a super cool new brand launched in Selfridges - I urge you to check it out!



12 comments :

  1. Oh wow what a fab find in TK Maxx!! I want to go get my hunt on in there now ;-).
    Just discovered your blog and it's fab!
    Katherine
    www.mebesidethesea.co.uk

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  2. Mmm the French do know how to do their food right x

    Wonky Lauren

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    1. Which is why I try to avoid France for a holiday -as much as I'd love to live on cheese and bread, my body just wouldn't agree!

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  3. Love those new Boden pumps, and have now bookmarked the list of brunch spots for a trip in November, thanks!

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    1. So pleased! I'm hoping to start some London City Guides soon, actually - it's the one place I don't really do as a tourist - so need to start!

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  4. Love this look Alex, particularly the Boden bow pumps -delicious! How's the sizing on the Asos jeans?
    Sue xx

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    1. I would say quite big, to be honest - I got a size 10 (as always think Asos is cut for a 16 year old) but actually, I could go down a size x

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  5. Such a classic look and oh my goodness those shoes, I love the gold ones too. That breakfast looks delicious too. x

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