First, can I just say, Shini knows the BEST places. I've yet to do a post about a cafe we went to recently. Last night we had a nice girls' night out early dinner @ Vapiano, on Great Portland Street. It's the most amazing concept - basically choose your topping, pizza or kind of pasta, and these really cute guys who can cook make it to order while you wait. I mean, I defy anyone, male or female, depending on your preference, to be able to resist a man who can cook.
It was unusually hot yesterday - okay, it was COOL but compared to how it's been - and when Jackie, the Platform Princess, arrived, she looked absolutely stunning. But she was really hot, even with her bare legs. Jen and I had arrived first and were hanging out in the glassed in lounge, sun streaming in. Jackie was like 'Why is it so HOT?' (Uh, Jacks, it's August).
Her jumper as dress was absolutely stunning, and I loved the way she styled it with a skinny belt, and bare legs with little black ankle socks and brogues. She had just bought the jumper at Next. They have it online as a 'ribbed tunic' (I looked it up - would you believe the belt is included, and it's all just £30?). I'd have probably bought it in navy (I'm tempted) cause I buy everything in navy, but I'm really loving this colour.
Even while I was swimming today (outside! In a heated pool!) I was thinking about this colour business. Again. I mean, the whole 'nude' thing: there was such a range of nude, from beige to tan to pale petal pink.. it's the same with the Camel Bandwagon. I like the way Next unapologetically calls this colour simply Tan. It's actually a yellowy, almost pumpkin tan. It's SO autumn 2010. I can feel a colour palette forming: cranberry and navy and these variations of camel, always with something black.. and then of course the jades and forest greens with midnight blue and to give it some real sparkle, variations of purple and back to the wine and reds.. it's exciting. It reminds me of colours I wore as a child. It's all so back to school.
Jackie's brogues are by Church, bag, Louis Vuitton. Tunic with belt, Next. Oh! How funny! I see she's already got her post up: Kit got her shots to her first. Check it out. Yeah, forgot to mention the part where she & Jen tried to do a runner ; )