Camden Town

This is a bit of a picture heavy post and just to let you know I am no David Bailey! I think I need to brush up on my photography skills! Me and my boyfriend decided to have a little day out yesterday in Camden. The main purpose was to have a little mooch around the markets, never been considering I have been there countless times for a night out, and of course have a lazy day in a few pubs. I had such a lovely time and was so lucky we got such nice weather. We got up there stupidly early at about 9am so of course nothing was open so we found a little cafe for some breakfast. Still its always better to get to places early and make a day of it. The only market I was bothered about was The Stables due to it being full of vintage. My mum used to buy her clothes and shoes from there when she was my age. I fell in love, just a shame I was completely skint! It was full of such beautiful things, reminded me of a huge junk shop. I was too scared to take some pictures so you are just going to take my word for it! I saw a beautiful stall full of old vintage suitcases and another with bags and shoes. It was quite expensive but it was quality things. It looked like it had all been dry cleaned and repaired so I wouldn't mind paying a bit more to be honest. Im going to save up some dollar and visit with my mum in a few months. The boyfriend did not appreciate it, he thinks vintage is disgusting and smelly. More of a Fred Perry and Lyle and Scott type of guy! All around the Stables were these bronze horses, I really wanted to get on one for a picture by my boyfriend told me it was inappropriate. He has always been the more sensible one.
Never one to past up a tourist photo opportunity, I had my picture taken here!This car was opposite so naturally I had to take a picture of it. Not quite sure what it was there for.After we had exhasted the markets there was only one thing left to do! The pubs! We started off in the Oxford Arms, Quinns to watch the footie (boyfriend is a Man Utd fan), The Blues Kitchen (where this picture was taken), The Dublin Castle and finally 55 where it was happy hour on cocktails. This proved to be fatal.

I am aware that the pints make me look like a geezer bird! Cider is the only drink I can handle to not get drunk if that makes sense. Wine goes straight to my head after one glass whereas cider takes a little longer. As we started drinking at half 11, it was essential that I lasted the day!Nom nom nom! Massive doughnuts! 3 for a £1, bargain! I was so pleased with them, carried them around everywhere with me then left them on the train! Only got to eat one. Excused the excited face I was a little merry here and obviously the little things make me happy!
The lethal 2 for 1 cocktails. The red one is a strawberry Collins and the green one is a Kiwi Mojito. My massive doughnuts, the brown one was amazing! It had toffee icing with a chocolate filling.

My outfit:

Coral dress: River Island via ebay

Leopard print collar black coat: Topshop

Black thick tights: Primark

Black loafers: Primark

Black statchal: Charity shop

Red watch: Toywatch

Brooch on coat: Primark

Long floral cameo necklace: Primark

I would like to wish a very Happy Mothers Day to my beautiful mother! I love her very much!


  1. Looks like you had a stunning day. My hubby is exacty the sane about vintage, he says it's smelly and nasty as well.

    You look lovely, as ever. The drinks look good as do the doughnuts. Shame you left them.

    X x

  2. aww what a lovely entry :o) love the outfit - the dress is gorgeous x

  3. I love Camden - seeing these pics has reminded me I'm well due a visit there again soon!

    Oh, & I would have been devastated at leaving the doughnuts! At least you had 1 I guess..

    I've just had a quick scroll through some of your posts - how have I only just come across your blog?! Definitely going to follow, right now :)

    I loved your top 5 dresses post - you've got some lovely things. The lacy Primark dress is GORGEOUS.

  4. The donuts are making me hungry! Looks like you had an awesome day


  5. I love your coat Sophie. Great photos. xx

  6. I haven't been to Camden in ages, but I really keep meaning to go back - it's been too long and I love it there!

    Thanks for reminding me!

  7. coat and cocktail envy going on :) camdens always good for a day out xx

  8. that coral dress is gorgeous!

  9. i haven't been shopping in camden for ages, love it there, the stables are great and all the little pubs are wonderful! Totally LOVE your outfit =)

    Bow Dream Nation xx

  10. Aw, sounds like you had a lovely time. I miss Camden so much! Gotta get back there soon... Also, I love your coat! x

  11. I love this post! Firstly, I really want to go the The Stables now, secondly, you just made my mouth water for those cocktails, and thirdly, you look lovely that dress is a gorgeous colour! xx

  12. i love how your jacket has fur leopard detailing at the collar!

  13. I've been wanting to go to some of those markets but I definitely couldn't arrive before 9! And wow... it looks like an intense day with all the drinks and doughnuts... a good one though! And I'm a big fan of that coat, I've been stalking it around ebay a bit!

  14. Also loving your coat :) Glad you enjoyed the markets, you can't go wrong with 2 for 1 cocktails that's for sure! xx

  15. oh camden.
    my sister has that leopard collar coat i am forever stealing it off her!

    Thanks for the comment :).

    Helen, X


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