She talks Glam

She talks Glam | Lawyer Striped sleeveless Shirt | High-rise Black Jeans | Shoreditch

Stripes & Mom Jeans for an Express trip to Shoreditch

Sometimes this small town gal hops on a train and goes to see the big city lights. Normally there is a good reason for it, like two Sundays ago: meeting one of my best friends from college who is also living abroad at the moment.

Shoreditch was the chosen place, and as I hadn’t been there in aaaaages, I had to ask my lovely friend to snap a few photos for you along the way, so all the credits to her! 🙂

Picture in your head a sunny day, food stalls with yummy smells everywhere, live music (even inside a van!), smiley people, your bestie on your side… Wouldn’t you call that the perfect Sunday? ♥

She talks Glam | Black Baseball Jacket | Lawyer Striped sleeveless Shirt | High-rise Black Jeans

She talks Glam | Black Baseball Jacket | Lawyer Striped sleeveless Shirt | High-rise Black Jeans | Shoreditch

She talks Glam | Baseball Black Jacket | Lawyer Striped sleeveless Shirt | High-rise Black Jeans | Shoreditch

She talks Glam | Black Baseball Jacket | Lawyer Striped sleeveless Shirt | High-rise Black Jeans | Shoreditch

Shoreditch, an area now within the limits of the East End of London, was transformed into an entertainment district around the Tudor times (end of the 16th century), hosting the first playhouse of England, quaintly called The Theatre. The district started rivalling the famous West End and it even saw some of Shakespeare’s first plays before his company moved to The Globe.

Even though Shoreditch was a poor middle-class neighbourhood in the 19th century and was pretty much destroyed during WWII, it was extensively renovated during the 1950s. In the past couple of decades, this area has grown in popularity as a young and creative neighbourhood, mainly due to numerous tech companies and start-ups opening their bases around Old Street.

Nowadays Shoreditch is full of buzz, little cafés & restaurants, street murals, flower markets, vintage shops, art galleries, live music… you name it! A sneak peek of this and of my casual outfit with a newly found pair of vintage high-raise black jeans if you keep scrolling down 😉

She talks Glam | Lawyer Striped sleeveless Shirt | High-rise Black Jeans | Shoreditch mural

She talks Glam | Lawyer Striped sleeveless Shirt | High-rise Black Jeans | Shoreditch

She talks Glam | Lawyer Striped sleeveless Shirt | High-rise Black Jeans | Basking in the sun | Shoreditch

She talks Glam | Columbia Road Flowers

She talks Glam | Lawyer Striped sleeveless Shirt | High-rise Black Jeans | Shoreditch

She talks Glam | Columbia Road Flowers

She talks Glam | Lawyer Striped sleeveless Shirt | High-rise Black Jeans | Shoreditch

If you ever visit Shoreditch, here’s my top 3 must-sees:

1. Brick Lane: home to all the things I was mentioning above, plus the uber-famous Beigel Shop serving the best salt beef bagel in London. Prepare to queue up for a while before you can taste it though!

2. Columbia Road Flower Market: a stunning visual and olfactory display well worth a visit! All the flowers you can think of can be found here, the florists shouting their offers at all the passers-by, cute delis, art galleries and antiques shops flanking the market street. It is only open on Sunday mornings, and everyone has heard of its beauty and charm by now, so be ready for a crowd directing your steps rather than a peaceful stroll along the stalls 😉              

3. Old Spitalfields Market: really close to Liverpool Street train station and full of all sorts of goods, from vintage cameras and stuffed animals to custom made shoes and independent designers’ creations. It’s a covered market and a bit quieter than the heart of Shoreditch, so if you are not a huge fan masses, this is the place to go. You can of course take a bite in one of the stylish restaurants or affordable stalls in the market.

Bonus – street food: if you hadn’t realised it yet, I am a massive food baby, so I can assure you that you’ll be totally spoilt for choice in Shoreditch. My friend tried an Ethiopian meal in a food court and I ended up in this French stall where they were serving duck meat brioche buns with caramelised onion, cheese, mustard and rocket salad. Yummy!!!

She talks Glam | The Frenchie Stall - Duck & Cheese bun

She talks Glam | The Frenchie Stall - Duck & Cheese bun

And couldn’t resist taking a few pics before a colourful door. When we were snapping the one on the pink doorstep, the owner just came in and jokingly told us “£5 per photo!” 😀

She talks Glam | Lawyer Striped sleeveless Shirt | High-rise Black Jeans | Colourful doors in Shoreditch

She talks Glam | Lawyer Striped sleeveless Shirt | High-rise Black Jeans | Shoreditch

Have you ever visited Shoreditch? What was your favourite spot?

Hope you are having an awesome weekend, glamistas!

Love & Peace

Saida

{Primark Baseball Suede Jacket} {Vintage Mom Black Jeans}

{H&M Lawyer Stripes Shirt} {Primark shoes & bag} {ASOS Sunnies} {H&M rings} {Warehouse Earrings}

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46 Comments

  1. LENPARENT

    1st May 2017 at 6:50 pm

    Oh my goodness! Amazing look! Gorgeous smile darling.
    Happy Monday
    Much love, Len
    http://www.lenparent.com

    1. Saida

      1st May 2017 at 11:36 pm

      So glad you visited my little corner, dear Len, and even happier that you liked the look! ♥
      Happy Monday and week, hun!

  2. Le Blonde

    30th April 2017 at 2:37 pm

    Me encantó este look y el toque cool de la bomber!

    XOLB
    http://www.le-blonde.com

    1. Saida

      30th April 2017 at 4:04 pm

      Gracias por pasarte, preciosa! Aún hace tiempo de chaqueta por aquí y esta es perfecta 🙂

  3. yuka

    30th April 2017 at 8:20 am

    These photos are so cute! I love your outfit, especially the style of your pants!

    http://www.prettyinleather.net

    1. Saida

      30th April 2017 at 9:29 am

      So glad you liked the look, Yuka! I found these on a vintage shop and I can’t get enough of them! Happy weekend Xx

  4. The Fashion Matters (@thefashionmatters)

    29th April 2017 at 4:19 pm

    I love shoreditch it’s so trendy!

    The Fashion Matters– Travel & Fashion Blog

  5. Marta Carvalho

    29th April 2017 at 12:10 pm

    Shoreditch has so much life, what a great place!
    Love your outfit as well, lovely!
    LA VEINE

    1. Saida

      29th April 2017 at 6:58 pm

      Thanks, beautiful Marta! It is a great place indeed, you should come and visit soon 🙂

  6. Jessica

    29th April 2017 at 2:50 am

    I love how chic that striped top is!

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

    1. Saida

      29th April 2017 at 2:02 pm

      Thank you, gorgeous girl! I think I will be wearing it a lot this summer (if it ever comes to England that is!) Xx

  7. Rina

    28th April 2017 at 12:44 am

    I’m loving this laid back and comfortable outfit you put together for you trip to Shoreditch. I am such a fan of loafers (not sure if that’s the right term for those shoes you’re wearing) and I have a pair but I find them so challenging to style sometimes. Thanks for the style inspo!

    xoxo
    Rina Samantha
    http://www.andshedressed.com

    1. Saida

      29th April 2017 at 2:01 pm

      The outfit had to match the casual and laid back vibes of Shoreditch 😉 And I love these shoes so much (they are Dr. Martens dupes, not sure how else they are called, hehehe) I have been wearing them on rotation when planning casual outfits with my hems rolled up! Have a great weekend, Rina Samantha!

  8. districtofchic1

    27th April 2017 at 4:16 pm

    This looks like such a cool and eclectic town! I love how you styled this jacket for the trip!

    District of Chic

    1. Saida

      27th April 2017 at 10:31 pm

      It definitely is an eclectic city, as all the big capitals you will be spoilt for choice if you ever visit. So happy you liked the outfit, dear! Xx

  9. Siffat Haider

    27th April 2017 at 3:00 pm

    I love this casual and cool look. Your jacket is so cool!
    xo
    Siffat
    http://icingandglitter.com

    1. Saida

      27th April 2017 at 10:30 pm

      The perfect jacket for these crazy weather! Glad you liked the post, dear Siffat :*

  10. Adriana

    27th April 2017 at 3:23 am

    Loving this casual chic look!
    I’m all about stripes!!

    ~Adriana
    http://www.leopardmartini.com

    1. Saida

      27th April 2017 at 10:30 pm

      Me too Adriana, classic but chic at the same time, and you can style them in so many ways! Happy day, lovely

  11. Amy

    27th April 2017 at 1:24 am

    Loved this day trip and your chic outfit! Just perfection babe.

    xx, Amy
    http://www.theluxilook.com

    1. Saida

      27th April 2017 at 10:29 pm

      Thank you for visiting and for your sweet comment, girl! :*

  12. violettedaily

    26th April 2017 at 7:16 am

    Nice look! I love Shoreditch, such a great place to shoot some photos!

    http://violettedaily.com

    1. Saida

      26th April 2017 at 10:00 pm

      Absolutely right, Violette! I am sure you had a blast when you were here 😉 Happy hump-day, gal!

    1. Saida

      25th April 2017 at 11:52 pm

      You are very kind Déborah! Thanks a lot for visiting and commenting, hope you have a great rest of the week 🙂

  13. Grace Sawford

    25th April 2017 at 9:20 pm

    this look is so edgy! LOVE every detail in this outfit! you look effortlessly cool, girl!
    have a wonderful day!

    1. Saida

      25th April 2017 at 11:46 pm

      That’s such a sweet comment Grace, thanks a bunch honey! Really glad you liked the look. Happy week to you too :*

  14. Ashley

    25th April 2017 at 4:52 pm

    Too cool, babe- love the stripes!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

  15. Antia Wolf

    25th April 2017 at 1:21 pm

    Preciosa chaqueta! La blusa no puede ser más tendencia.

    1. Saida

      25th April 2017 at 5:30 pm

      Sí, tienes toda la razón, pero a la vez una prenda muy clásica, no crees? Muchas gracias por pasarte, Antia. Un besazo

  16. Maria | Short Girl Long Jacket

    25th April 2017 at 2:10 am

    Cute outfit, I love your bomber! I never got a chance to visit Shoreditch when I was in London. Another excuse to go back 🙂

    1. Saida

      25th April 2017 at 12:14 pm

      Awww, you are so nice Maria! I love that baseball jacket too, the perfect item for these British spring days 😉 And yes, if you ever visit London again a visit to Shoreditch will not disappoint! Happy week, lovely

  17. WhatWouldVWear

    24th April 2017 at 10:57 pm

    Loving your mom jeans! Such a rad look!

    Happy Monday, babe!
    xoxo, Vanessa
    http://www.WhatWouldVWear.com

    1. Saida

      25th April 2017 at 12:09 am

      I can’t have enough of them these days, Vanessa! Hope you are having a great week with your new bundle of joy finally in your arms. Sending lots of love your way :*

  18. Andreea Birsan

    24th April 2017 at 4:04 pm

    Can never go wrong with mixing mom jeans and stripes! These are two of my most favorite pieces and they look really well together. Have a lovely week! xx

    Andreea,
    http://couturezilla.com/

    1. Saida

      24th April 2017 at 8:40 pm

      Two of my faves of all times as well, Andreea 🙂 Thank you so much for reading and have a fantastic week :*

  19. Amy Arnold

    24th April 2017 at 3:18 pm

    Totally digging your mom jeans! Perfect with your striped top.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

    1. Saida

      24th April 2017 at 8:39 pm

      Aww you are so nice Amy, thank you so much! Have a great week, dear

  20. The Fashion Folks

    24th April 2017 at 2:38 pm

    I love Old Spitalfields Market, hahah that and the areas around are just so cozy. And it’s crazy how much it has expanded the late years. I’ve visited it several times a year since 2013 with a few months between and it’s always something new!! Xx

    http://www.thefashionfolks.com

    1. Saida

      24th April 2017 at 8:38 pm

      Completely true, Mia! It’s in full expansion at the moment with new places (arty and foodie) popping up like mushrooms! >.< I also loved Old Spitafields Market this time round, and even got a couple of presents for upcoming birthdays 😉

    1. Saida

      24th April 2017 at 8:36 pm

      Thank you lovely girl, so happy you visited my little virtual corner 🙂

  21. MM

    23rd April 2017 at 3:55 pm

    Que bonito todo..me encanta leerte y por supuesto verte…jejee

    1. Saida

      23rd April 2017 at 10:44 pm

      Me encanta que te encante ♥ Un beso enorme, Ma!

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