The pursuit of...My favourite shopping outfit

Yes, you were so right Audrey, Paris is always a good idea...but as I was unable to take a quick jaunt to gay Paree yesterday, lovely London was where I was at instead.

Shopping in London is always a treat...whether I'm braving the crowds up town in Oxford Street and the Kings Road or perusing small boutiques in North London, I am sure to see some great fashion looks.

So, I thought I would share with you what my favourite look is.  My outfit of the day was a look that I always go for when shopping. Smart and chic, but comfortable.

Striped long sleeved top - TopShop, Navy Jeans - Dorothy Perkins,  Wedges - Primark

I love stripes, especially monochrome stripes.  I went through a stage of constantly buying stripy tops as I find it a very classic look and one that you can either dress up or down. Paired with a red lip it just finishes that classic look off.
Dark navy denim again is a wardrobe staple for me.  I love them as they are so much more flattering than lighter jeans and make my legs look longer.
I always like to have a little height when shopping, as flats, although comfy, sometimes makes me feel a bit frumpy looking! These wedges from Primark, I was surprised at how comfy they were.  They are a suede material and also came in a navy and red colour - the navy would be brilliant with jeans but I thought the black would be more versatile.

Big Sunglasses- Primark, Purse - Osprey

Big sunnies are a must for me.  The bigger, the better and I've just found that this sort of style suits my face.  I have quite a long face with a high forehead (gosh, that doesn't sound attractive does it?!) so small frames really look quite silly on me.
These great sunglasses from Primark really turn any outfit into a très chic one.

French Connection Watch available through Avon

I recently brought this French Connection watch (below) as my old Citizen watch had finally reached the end of it's life.
It's been a long time since I've worn a leather strap instead of a metal one, but I really liked the patent look and the large face on this one.

My 'vintage' Bloomingdales bag

Instead of using my Louis Vuitton 'NeverFull' handbag, which I usually use for shopping, yesterday I went for my very old (vintage!) Bloomingdales "Medium Brown Bag", which I brought nearly 10 years ago on a trip in NYC.
I love this bag hence why I've held onto it for so long.  Usually my bags get passed onto my sister or mother when I get tired of them, but nope, not this one!
Ever since Carrie in Sex and The City sported one of these all those years ago, this bag still draws admiring glances whenever I use it.  I love the colour too...tans and neutrals never date.

Lovely by Sarah Jessica Parker
Staying with the Sex and The City theme, off duty I always wear this scent.
'Lovely' by SJP is a perfume that I have worn ever since it was released by her.  It is my dressing table staple and I tend to always change my perfumes depending on how I'm feeling that day.
I pick this one, when I'm feeling laid back and relaxed and just want a beautiful classic smell that will last.

The wonder cream - Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream
Inside my bag, I always carry a tube of Elizabeth Arden 8hr Cream (below).  This is great for dry lips and again was something I always used to use in my flying days.  It has a distinctive smell that brings back many memories! I even use it for taming unruly flyaway baby hairs around my hairline.

It seems I was in good company yesterday with the stripy long sleeved tee, jeans and big sunnies combo...the lovely Kate Middleton was also pictured sporting a similar look! (below)...and as we know, the Duchess of Cambridge never gets its wrong!

I'll be back tomorrow with a review of a new face cream that I'm currently using.

Till then...

Love, Ivy George x

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