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Saturday, 16 August 2014

A jolly jaunt to Portobello Road

Portobello Weekend

At about midnight on Friday night I decided that I wanted to go to a market on Saturday morning. Since it has been almost three years since I made it to one of my favourites, Portobello Road market, we decided that it was as good a time as any to visit again. I love to mooch about on the side streets to look at the beautiful houses, and squeeze into the crowded vintage shops to ogle the gorgeous dresses on sale. Dan was excited about all of the food stalls, so we hopped on the bus to see what we could find.

UK Modcloth order
Deschanel dress modcloth
Electric cinema neon sign

After battling through the crowds (oh gosh, why did I think Saturday was a good time to come to Portobello Road?! Whyyy?!) we ducked into the Electric diner which is attached to the Electric cinema. Dan and I shared the best burger I've ever eaten in my life, and some truly spectacular avocado/poached egg toast, as well as skin-on fries with garlic mayo. Oh and a peanut butter and banana milkshake that was so incredible that even avid banana-hater Dan loved it. I didn't manage to take any photos of the food because the lighting inside the restaurant was so... ambient... that any food photography would not have done the meal justice at all. Once we were full to the brim, we popped back outside to walk it off a bit in the sunshine. I do love Portobello Road and all of its mad stalls and shops. My only problem is that I ALWAYS end up with the Portobello Road song from Bedknobs and Broomsticks stuck in my head whenever I go!

colourful houses in London
ginger fringe hairstyle
kirby grip toolkit

I know my elbow looks a bit backwards in that last photo. I've got hypermobile elbows due to my Ehlers Danlos Syndrome. I might write a post about that at some point in the future, if anyone's interested in hearing more about my creepy bendy tricks. More importantly though, LOOK AT MY HAIR CLIP! It has tools built into it. I'm so excited about it that I have a whole other blog post lined up all about it! So watch this space. My dress is six years old from Modcloth, and my shoes are from last year's ankle boot collection at Office. Hurrah! Anyway, we had a lovely day out, and returned home so thoroughly exhausted that we had to have a nap on the sofa with our little cat. I hope you had a wonderful weekend - what did you get up to?

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63 comments:

  1. Thanks so much for your lovely comment on my blog. I appreciate all my readers words (especially those recommended by Hayley because she is the best!!).
    Gosh, this post makes me miss London so much, I always make sure to take a stroll down Portobello Road whenever I make it back to visit my family x

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    1. Funny how your family live in the UK but you're in Australia - my family live in Australia but I'm in the UK! I've added your blog to mu bloglovin' feed so I can catch ALL of your posts! <3

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  2. Loving the collar to you dress xx

    http://www.justsmiletolifexx.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks! It's really big isn't it?! It took me a whole to build the courage to wear a dress with such an enormous collar, but I think it looks good now! :)

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  3. What a pretty dress! You look lovely :)

    xx Mimmi, Muted Mornings

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  4. This blog post is very aesthetically pleasing with all the pastel colours! Loving the outfit... those boots though... I need them in my life

    floralzo.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I bet they'll be back this autumn in Office - they are so comfy and I hope they last forever!! :)

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  5. Such a gorgeous outfit. Next time I'm in London I definitely want to visit Portobello Road Market, don't think I've ever been before. I love myself a good market! x

    www.thepeppermintpencil.com

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    1. You totally should! But if you go on a Saturday be prepared for epic crowds of people!

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  6. I need to make sure I go there next time I visit London,it looks so lovely!As much as I love quietness,the crowds in London are brilliant,it just show the place is full of excitement!

    Have a good day day!
    Jessie x

    http://thechanginggirl.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Hurrah! Definitely visit Portobello Road next time you're here, and have a great time singing the song when you're there! :)

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  7. I adore your dress, it's so cute and I love how floaty it is xx

    Gemma // missmakeupmagpie.com

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    1. It is wonderfully floaty - I'm so glad you like it! <3

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  8. That dress is adorable! I love how you have styled it :).

    Tamara
    www.trulytamara.com

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    1. Thank you so much! That means such a lot coming from such a stylish woman as you! :)

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  9. thank you for your comment on my blog - I love discovering new blogs around the world so I'm happy to find yours. I loooove the photo of the pink and the blue houses - beautiful!!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by! I hope you stick around ;)

      Those pink and blue houses were excellent and I kind of want to live in one now!

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  10. Every time anyone even mentions Portobello Road I get the song from Bedknobs and Broomsticks in my head! So glad you survived the hustle and bustle! That dress is seriously gorgeous :)

    Lulu
    http://candyappledarling.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks! I have literally just packed it away in a box because we're moving next month and I regretted it as soon as I taped the box up!

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  11. I have never been to Portobello market before, definately need to pay a visit there!

    500daysoffashion.blogspot.com
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    1. You definitely should! There's something for everyone there! :)

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  12. Looks like you had an awesome time! I love that side of London and really like Electric Cinema+Diner - great for a night out :) x

    Jasmin Charlotte

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    1. Yeah I really want to go back there with some friends next time - it's gorgeous inside!

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  13. Lovely photos - your outfit is so cute!
    I really need to go to Portobello Market - it's another one of those places I have just never been before and really should have.

    Rachael at broomfie.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you so much! I'm so glad you like my outfit <3 You should totally go to Portobello Road. I wish I could go more often as some of my favourite shops are there!

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  14. I really need to go to the Electric Diner! I've heard so many great things about it <3 And yes Portobello Road can get a little bit intense at the weekend haha! xx

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    1. It really is SO good! And I agree - I wish I could go on a weekday.

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  15. Omg that vintage style dress is SO adorable!!

    And a clip with tools?? Sounds interesting! :)

    Gabby xo

    Blog - What She Buys / Instagram / Twitter

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    1. It's the best clip ever! Stay tuned for a post allllll about it!

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  16. I've never heard of that song before but now I need to check it out! And ooo I love the little drawings you added to the photos, so cute!

    Every Day In Grace

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    1. Ahh thanks! I use a drawing tablet to add the little illustrations. :)

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  17. I moved to Beijing from Los Angeles eight years ago, but I still miss going to the Farmer's Market every Sunday to get delicious food. Btw, cute dress, and I love the bright colors of the buildings! -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey's

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    1. I think I might be addicted to markets! I'd love to visit some markets in Beijing!

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  18. Um yes, I want to hear about creepy bendy tricks. Also HOW DARE YOU TALK ABOUT PEANUT BUTTER BANANA MILKSHAKES IN FRONT OF ME. I am salivating all over my keyboard.

    Kirsten | kirstenlearns.com

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    1. I'll write about them soon - I hope I don't freak anyone out though! And please continue salivating - that is the best image ever! :P

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  19. I love portobello road! Looks like you had a lovely time! Xx

    Vividlondon.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. It was great! I kind of want to go back again already! :)

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  20. Sounds like you had a fab time and your dress is so cute!

    whatkatiewatched.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thank youuuu! I love my dress too haha! I don't wear it nearly enough!

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  21. Oh how cute is that outfit?! Do you think it could just pop on over through the screen into my wardrobe? Also, I have to get my hands on one of those clips, it's awesome!

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    1. I'm going to get hella excited about that clip in my next blog post so stay tuned! :)

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  22. im double jointed and my elbow does that alllll the time haha so i feel you. also, all those noms you ate at the diner place sound AMAZING. now i want to visit there just for that. and those pastel houses! and your dress! ugh this just looks like the best saturday

    xo marlen
    Messages on a Napkin

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    1. It was a pretty bloody brilliant day, not gonna lie! And yay, elbow solidarity! Or lack of solidarity I guess...! :P

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  23. ohh love your blog so much! you are so lovely and so is your blog as well! *.* amazing outfit!
    Take a look at my blog :)
    http://coldinvitation.blogspot.com

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    1. I'm glad you like it - your blog is lovely too! :) x

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  24. Totally just fell in love with your blog! I'm a huge London nerd, go there all the time but I've never been to Portobello Road strangely enough. Those pastel houses are enough to convince me to go! Also your outfit is divine, that dress is perfection. <3

    http://britishmermaid.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Wow, so many compliments! Thank you! <3

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  25. Love your dress so much! You look lovely xx I've just started a blog of my own and if you're interested you are very welcome to visit. Followers are desperately needed!!! http://xbeyoutifulx.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I'm glad you like my dress! I just checked out your blog - you're adorable! :)

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  26. Love your cute dress. I have never been to Portobello Market, really should as we're not far from London...Might have to tempt my boy with food too!!!
    Harriet
    Http://greeneyesandlongblondehair.blogspot.Co.uk

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    1. Definitely tempt him with food - there's something for everyone there, food-wise! *drool*

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  27. Your dress is sooooo lovely! You look beautiful Candy! <3

    www.hayleyeszti.blogspot.com

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    1. You're too nice to me, oh my gosh! Thank you! <3

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  28. My orchestra does its concerts in Nottinghill so I love going early for a shop mooch! Your dress is v pretty, I love that sort of thing!!! X

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    1. Thank you, me too! Yes, an early shop mooch sounds like a much more relaxed way to approach Portobello Road!

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  29. Your photos are amazing,! Just discovered your blog, and love it! The design is gorgeous x http://teenagebeautyblog.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Yay! I'm so happy that you love my blog! I hope you stick around! <3

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  30. I absolutely LOVE your dress and your hair! Glad you had an awesome time, following <3

    http://www.ragsoflove.com/

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    1. Aaaa your blog is too lovely! I am so glad you like my dress! <3_<3

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  31. Haha, I didn't even put together that it was the same Portobello Road from Bed Knobs and Broomsticks! That's truly a fantastic movie, but of course I haven't seen it in years. Your hair looks stunning here, btw :)

    Cat
    http://oddlylovely.com

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