Living in London now for almost 5 years I find it easy to fall within a comfort zone of going to the same places over and over again. Taking some time to step back and reflect is important in order to realize that sometimes it’s best to step out of your comfort zone and try new places and things. When I do this I often find that I appreciate things more too. Before living in London I often traveled short distances via Tube thinking it was more convenient. However now living here I find that I prefer to walk short distances or to jump on a bus so I have a feel for the direction in which I’m travelling in. Comfortable shoes are essential hence why I wear trainers most of the time. The Boxfresh shoes featured in this post are not only comfortable but stylish and suited to I feel the style of the city of London.
Living a busy lifestyle in London it is easy to fall into bad habits and ignore many of the amazing places that London has to offer. With thinking that tourists are often a hindrance I think it’s good to remember why so many tourists visit London so much? It’s due to having an immersive culture and having lots of historic sites and great experiences.
Even though I can pass some great landmarks on my daily commute I do not often stop to appreciate them. Some museums I do visit often and regularly however its unusual for me to take time and visit a monument and the surrounding area and really stop to appreciate it. With some spare time to kill at the weekend I decided to venture a little bit East of Central London and visit St.Paul’s Cathedral. This monumental Cathedral is steeped in history and is of course named after myself so what’s not to like about it?!
The Cathedral gardens offer an idyllic area to sit and chill and watch the world go by. Whilst outside the gardens you can find a plethora or places to eat and shops located nearby at One New Change. Not only that wonder inside the Cathedral and marvel at the amazing interior. Regardless of religion it is hard not to admire the workman ship of the interior. Whilst you do have to pay to enter the Cathedral Mon-Sat admission is free on Sundays.
Of course how could I not talk about this amazing River Island Embroidered Denim Jacket featured in the pictures? Embroidery has been giant across Womenswear the past few seasons and now I am happy to see it across Menswear too. I was a bit skeptical about the wear ability of it however since buying it I have found it so easy to throw on over most outfits. With just the right amount of embroidery the jacket makes just the right statement when worn in the right way. I chose to wear this with my Big Hawk Hoody in red from Swedish brand Weekday. Red is making a big wave for Autumn and even though this hoody is such a distinctive color I’ve found the wearability of it endless. Up until recently Weekday has only been available to buy online however the brand is due to open a store on Regent Street this week, 18th of August. I’m excited to see how the brand has translated the concept to the first store in the UK. The store will sit alongside ARKET which is a new marketplace brand under the H&M Group. This is the first store of it’s kind for the brand.