The London Lookbook: Rhapsody in Blue
Recently one of the great loves of my life and I are having a marital blip; London hasn’t been treating me well, in fact, at times my beloved city has been downright abusive. I had one particularly irritating morning last week when the city’s challenges were grating on my last nerve; by the time I got to the office I was in the depths of a catatonic grump. Rather than inflicting my black mood on the rest of the office, I decided to take myself off for lunch and try and snap out of it. As I was walking through Covent Garden a man holding a cup of coffee, not looking where he was going came bowling into me and dowsed me with scolding coffee. Needless to say I was fuming. He was deeply apologetic and did his best to make amends; though gritted teeth I told him not to worry – it was clearly an accident after all. Still, my mood plummeted to an even darker, more diabolical place.
I couldn’t attend my afternoon meetings covered in coffee stains, so I dived into Zara to find something to replace my sodden outfit. Luckily for me, Zara’s new collection is utterly on the money with clothes that punch way above their high street weight. I bought this skirt and top, which fortunately went well with the accessories I was wearing that day. I got more compliments for my newly aquired Zara outfit than the one that had been that had been saturated with coffee. My calamitous day was looking up.
In order to patch things up with my darling London I took a little time to visit one of my favourite places, in my new favourite outfit. Kenwood Park is undoubtedly one of the city’s beauty spots, and the outdoor summer concerts are always a joy. My jaded disposition softened as the sound of an orchestra playing Rhapsody in Blue drifted over the beautiful, sundrenched grounds.
A great new outfit, coffee in the gardens of Kenwood House and a little Gershwin; my love for London has reignited a thousand fold. My city and me are back on track.