I live in Notting Hill, so the Westfield London has become my own personal playground. Whenever I need something, I take a brisk walk there – a workout AND a shopping session? Don’t mind if I do. There is pretty much everything I need in there, from clothing to home decor, toy stores and of course restaurants and coffee shops. Maybe I should just move in, what do you think? I even recently visited Kidzania for Mini’s birthday and it was pretty epic. Today isn’t about fun times with the little one though… This is all about the very serious business of shopping.
Years of shopping mostly online have honed my skills – for starters, I no longer wish to spend hours walking around stores, so I am very selective in both the destination and the items I am looking for. I have said this previously, but since my big wardrobe clearout, I have a much better idea of what I actually need (and don’t need). I am only human though so of course I will still pine for some wardrobe updates from time to time.
This season I made a little bet with myself to incorporate the ubiquitous seventies trend into my everyday style. While you won’t see me in a full on seventies outfit anytime soon, I am definitely happy to include some aspects of the trend in my wardrobe. With this in mind, I went to Westfield to have a nose around. I headed to a handful of my favourite high-street shops: Topshop, COS, Whistles, Reiss and Urban Outfitters. When it comes to trend-led wardrobe updates, I always turn to the high-street. No point in spending my hard earned cash on something I will probably be tired of in six months time. If I was going to buy some wardrobe basics or core pieces, I would probably head to The Village instead for some serious wallet workout.
My quest ended in COS where I found a lovely pale pink blouse with a contrasting neck-tie. The shape is 70s inspired but simple enough to fit in my wardrobe seamlessly. There were many pieces with a stronger nod to the trend, but I felt this one had the most longevity, and was the most versatile. I made a little video of my shopping expedition, have a look and let me know what you think!