One of my favourite Sunday activities has to be a walk down Columbia Road Flower Market, just off Brick Lane. If you live in London and never been there you should go especially now that they weather is getting nicer! Be sure to listen to some of the musicians that are usually in the area, I promise you’ll love it. It is usually quite crowded but if you go near the closing times (it closes at 3pm) you’ll be able to get great flowers in amazing prices since the sellers don’t want to let their beautiful flowers to die!
As well as music and endless bundles of flowers there are also many cute little shops that often sell vintage clothes/decorations/accessories, gardening tools and others. My dad was in town and I really wanted to show him this little gem and he definitely enjoyed it despite the overcrowding.
Roses! Lillies! Come! Buy
The Brick Lane Market is a short walk away and the perfect combination of vintage shopping, food stalls, music and independent coffee shops with delicious desserts (to have after your food obviously!)
Here are two of the delicious desserts we had at Pretty Cuppa a cute cafe with a vintage-y feel on Brick Lane
In an attempt to make my outfit posts more interesting I was looking out for nice, unusual walls and found this red graffiti wall which I thought fit perfectly. I actually really like the result of the bright colours of the wall popping out and my minimal monochrome outfit against it. I went for shorts with tights which I used to love as a combination but hadn’t wore it in a while. Paired with my trusty Doc Martens boots for a ‘rock n roll’ feel and a lace top for a girly touch. This top is by Millie Mackintosh (formerly part of Made in Chelsea) who now has her own clothing line, and her clothes are really nice and interesting. The sizing is a bit weird though, what I’ve bought from them runs a bit small so I would recommend sizing up! This lace top comes with a plain strappy top and can be worn with it (during the daytime as I did here) or without for a night out with a black bralette peaking through! I chose an oversized black blazer to pull it all together and make the look a bit less casual!