So it has finally hit me that summer is over. I know its a bit late to realise this. I was a bit in denial and hoping all these london showers would end soon and it would go back to being warm and sunny. I know I was being delusional. To be honest I like the cold. It means I can wrap up in my knitwear and feel all cosy. The one issue I have with this change in weather is the rain. One minute it will be chilly but sunny and the next it will be pouring down with rain. I have lived in london all my life and you would think I would get used to the bipolar weather but it still drives me crazy. The weather was so frustrating I just decided to stay inside all day. I know most people can't just spend the day inside and hide out from the rain so I thought I'd show my essentials to surviving london's showers.
First things first you need a umbrella. This is obvious I know but they are the one thing I will try to never leave my house without even when its meant to be sunny all week. With London you never know so its better not to risk it. I used to go for really boring black ones but you can buy such amazing ones from anywhere. I have been eyeing clear ones after seeing the Queen carry them. I know some people wouldn't consider her fashion icon but I think she is. I hope I will be that well dressed when I am older. Once again I am going off topic. Go for a bright colour or patterned one. I love it when I see people making their umbrella the focus of their outfits. I honestly think they are extremely under rated. I'm weird I know...
|Red Fulton & Pink Fulton|
|Left to Right: Cath Kidston, Orla Kiely & Jollybrolly|
|Left to Right: Asos, Wanda Nylon & Asos|
|Left to Right: Hilfiger Denim, Zara & Duvetica|
|Left to Right: Marc Jacobs, Miss KG & H by Hudson|
|Left to Right: Topshop, Mulberry & Topshop|
I came into the restaurant soaking wet since I had no umbrella or hood on my coat. Everyone laughed at how crazy I looked when my friend Emma pulled out a the smallest mini hair dryer from her hand bag. Needless to say I and everyone else was amazed something like that even existed. She had been staying at her boyfriends which is why she had it in her bag. As she actually reads this blog I thought I better clarify that so I don't get in trouble for making her sound like a crazy bag lady. Anyway I was just excited and dragged her to the loos so I could dry off. Luckily they had a plug so I no longer looked terrifying. The whole point of this is that I would highly recommend keeping this at your workplace or maybe even school for the days you end up getting unexpectantly getting soaked. I mean do you really want to drip all over everyone when you are trying to give a presentation or even flirt with your cute co-worker/classmate? I think not...
|Mini Hair Dryer|
So is there anything I have missed out?