OOTD // Brick Lane

Monday, 18 August 2014

Hello there!

On Saturday I spent the day in London checking out Brick Lane (which I have never done ever which is appalling considering that I pretty much used to live in London). I was pretty sad that I couldn't go to V Festival (Kodaline, George Ezra and Ed Sheeran!!!) but who wants to pay £90 for a ticket really? Just ew. Anyway, I had such a lovely day and managed to get Chris to take some photos for me. Yay!

Shirt: Topshop (old)
Leggings: Primark (old)
Flatforms: Primark 
Sunglasses: Primark


 I cannot believe my entire outfit (apart from my old Topshop blouse that cost a fortune but was 100% worth the money) is from Primark. I didn't even realise! It was so comfy though and the shirt is nice and light but covered my arms so I could deal with the constantly changing London weather.


It was such a lovely day. I loved going through all the vintage stores and picking up every single funky shirt. I wish I had picked one up but I did get a t-shirt which I cannot wait to wear for Reading Festival. I have wanted to go to Rokit for so many years, I cannot believe this was my first visit.

I don't know how I have never been to Brick Lane before. I have heard so much about it and it really wasn't how I pictured it but I'll definitely visit again. There was always another shop to pop into and just so many funky shirts. I do not think I have seen a street with so much character before. Crazy.

Have you been to Brick Lane or want to go? Are there any places you'd recommend? Let me know!

23 comments :

  1. I've never been to Brick Lane before but I'd definitely like too at some point! I only really visit the over touristy places and it's getting boring. I wanted to go to V this year too and it's only 10 mins away. In fact, last night I could hear it vaguely from my back garden yesterday, sob. You look lovely too, absolutely love those shoes! xxx

    Hannah xo | hannatalks

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    1. Thank you lovely!
      And who needs to go when you can hear it?! I'm too far away for that (way too far haha!)

      :)

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  2. What an interesting place in London! And gorgeous OOTD, of course ;)

    (I've also nominated you for the Sunshine Award, you can check out the full post here) xx

    Emily | Lynde Avenue

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    1. Thank you so much lovely - I'll check it out!

      :)

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  3. Brick Lane is such a cool place in London, I only discovered it recently and loved it, especially the famous bagel shop they have there. Love the outfit too, the shirt is really pretty xx

    Elle | Notes of Petranella

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    1. I really wanted to go the bagel shop but couldn't find it (although I did have Nando's so wasn't exactly hungry....)
      Thank you lovely!

      :)

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  4. Gorgeous outfit, love the print of your shirt! Looks like you had a fabulous time! :)

    Style Sunrise☀

    :)
    x

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  5. Asdfghjkl, freaking out, because that area where you did the OOTD, I'm pretty certain that was used in Luther. Such a geek for spotting places used in TV shows!

    I really need to visit Brick Lane, and Rough Trade - definitely need to visit the photobooth with someone!

    That blouse is beautiful.

    http://www.megsiobhan.co.vu/

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    1. Really? I just saw it as a blank-ish wall with pretty good lighting haha!
      It's definitely worth visiting. I was there for hours!

      :)

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  6. I LOVE Brick Lane, so many amazing shops, looks like you had a lovely time. Love your shirt too - definitely worth the splurge i'd say!

    Laura x

    Fashion Found Me // UK Fashion & Personal Style Blog

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    1. It is so fab! I cannot believe it has taken me this long to go!

      :)

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  7. Loving the backgrounds in this post! Cannot believe most of your outfit was from Primark too, I need those shoes and sunglasses in my life!

    Elesaurus | elesaurusrawr.blogspot.com
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    1. I was in shock when I realised. Like, how did it happen?!
      I broke those sunglasses in River Island today - I am distraught! I need to find a new pair asap.

      :)

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  8. love your outfit! I wish i could of gone to v fest too, but i agree with you £90 is a lot! :)

    http://emilyjane94.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Thank you!
      And yeah, it's crazy money :(

      :)

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  9. Looking lovely Rachael :) I've found that when you work at Primark you end up constantly wearing Primark. It's not the best haha. I really want to visit more places in London and Brick Lane looks cool, love all your photos.

    Emma x
    Writing Essays With Wine

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    1. Thanks lovely!
      I can imagine. You'd see everything as soon as it comes in so you get the best choice. I would be absolutely awful if I worked in Primark - I'd never go into Topshop again!

      :)
      :)

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  10. I love your outfit, especially the top! When I was visiting London last year, my cousin brought me to Brick Lane - it is so awesome to explore!

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    1. Thank you! It is a life saver. It's great for every occasion.
      It is so fab there - I don't know how I haven't been before.

      :)

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  11. ooh i love this look and the background too - so many pretty pics!

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  12. Your shoes are gorgeous! This looks and sounds like a lovely day, I've never been to Brick Lane, I do love exploring London though!

    India / Touchscreens & Beautyqueens

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