Friday, 30 July 2010

Friday Fashion Fix

Yesterday, Mr. Martini and I had a very enjoyable day. With no particular plans or commitments, we wandered around Covent Garden (if you go early - say, for example, after dropping off your child at nursery) you can avoid the tourists. It's actually quite pleasant when you're not rushing back to work. We went up Neal Street and into Neal's Yard, where we both had a fantastic massage - no need to book, just walk straight in.

We had coffee and a leisurely browse in Foyles on Charing Cross Road - I've never been in there before and it's marvellous. The Selfridges of book shops, you might say. And we rounded it off with a fantastic lunch at Brasserie Blanc in the City. We were back home in time to have a cat nap before picking up Junior.

And the best bit? I even managed to squeeze in a bit of shopping. In my state, clothes are generally out, but I could not resist these absolutely fabulous Dr. Martens - a bargainous £42 reduced from £85. There is no doubt this me clinging to my younger days - yes, I used to wear these when I was 15. I used to paint my old ones and think I was hard. I was not, and tippex doesn't actually count as paint, but ah, the heady days of youth...

Of course, when I was younger, I failed to notice the very sensible aspects of these boots - 1. waterproof - so very good in the rain and 2. flat - so I'm not going to kill myself pretending I can still wear heels at six months pregnant (or not for any length of time, anyway). Nevertheless, they are still cool and will allow me to rock my inner child for some time to come...

There are still loads on sale in the store on Neal Street - failing that, check out the online store for your size.


  1. Oh wow! They are some boots you have there - I love them!
    And sounds like you had a fabulous day x

  2. Hi there,
    I couldn't resist commenting on your very lovely boots! My 13 year old daughter Bethany had a pair of Hot Pink Patent Leather Dr. Martens, but sadly grew out of them. They winged their way to Australia recently after selling them on EBAY! Will check out the online store as there seems to be some great bargains. I've never had a pair. I'm 41 - is that too old?!! x

  3. Hot pink? Brilliant. Lucky Australian. 41 is definitely not too old - go for it! And let me know what ones you opt for :o)

  4. Thanks Mostly. I'm actually looking forward to some rain so I can wear them with pride!