Sorry for being AWOL for a couple of days. I spent the weekend and President’s Day enjoying time with my family before jumping on a Transatlantic flight to Manchester on Monday evening. After a pretty painless flight I’m safely ensconced at my Mum and Dad’s being fed endless supplies of bacon butties – fabulous! It turns out my trip is perfect timing – not only do I get to enjoy time with my niece and nephews, tonight it is the Brit Awards, so I also get to catch up on some British pop culture.
I traveled over in what I consider to be the perfect travel attire – comfy, cotton trousers, sneakers and a cashmere jumper. Easy for getting through security – no belts etc., and easy to relax and stay warm in on the flight.
Trousers – James Perse fine cord surplus pant (similar here) // Sneakers – Converse // Jumper – Char jumper AllSaints (old – similar here)
I arrived yesterday to two pairs of shoes and a leather jacket:) All items that I’d asked my lovely Mum to order for me from stores over here. More on the shoes later but suffice to say they are fabulous! The jacket is the red leather jacket from Zara and using the current exchange rate, and what with sales tax in the US, it was quite a bit cheaper to buy it here. It is stunning, beautifully made, fabulous quality and lovely soft leather – I was worried it might be a bit stiff. The only thing I’d change is the size of the zipper pulls – not sure why Zara insist on using huge zips on all their jackets?
So today I’m off for a brisk run over the moors to clear my jet lag and then off to Primark for an hour or so – all on my own:) Before I report back here are some other highlights so far:)
A couple of cocktails on my own:)
The perfect Boden travel tote.
A mixed tape from MM for the journey:)
My youngest nephew, Tom, wondering who on earth I am.