Sunday, 27 November 2011

How to wear snakeprint




Today we inadvertently upped the casual glamour quotient by embracing texture and print. I'm wearing a vintage M&S faux fur jacket (complete with St Michael's label) and my new snakeprint sweatshirt, and Mr That's Not My Age has opted for an old Harris Tweed jacket and his star print scarf from Sandro. The thing to remember when combining fabrics is not to go crazy - and end up looking like a sample sale in a Christian Lacroix factory shop - but to go easy, and just add a couple of interesting elements to the mix.



Take a closer look, gorgeous isn't it? I love a sweatshirt, particularly when it's as eye-catching as this. Easy to wear and chic, and that as every woman over forty knows, is a winning combination.

Once we'd optimized our texture and print, we hit Columbia Road flower market, where I felt it was too early for Christmas trees. And no matter how long-lasting the pussy willow is, I'm not sure those furry buds are going to be around come Boxing Day.




So, we bought some amaryllis instead and then headed for lunch. Passed Rev's church in Shoreditch. How good is that programme?



To Story Deli, where both the metropolitan-rustic decor and the pizzas are excellent.






Story pizzas have a very thin, crispy base and so I'm sure they're quite healthy. I opted for organic goat's cheese and pumpkin. The Story Deli storyboard is inspirational - sorry, couldn't get a close-up, no photography allowed. Apparently.

18 comments:

MyStyle said...

Hi there!! Oh my, that pizza looks delicious and what a topping, yummy! great faux fur and I love your snakeskin sweatshirt, where's it from please? Have a great week ahead x

Pam @ over50feeling40 said...

Goat cheese and pumpkin on a pizza...I will now think about this all week!! Sounds so good! You also have me considering the fun of an animal print sweatshirt!!

puncturedbicycle said...

That pizza is beckoning me right over to the other side of London.

Your phrase 'metropolitan-rustic' has hit that aesthetic right on the head. I do very much dislike the phrase 'shabby chic' but never came up with a satisfying alternative.

Vix said...

That pizza sounds delicious and I absolutely love Rev, too. Last week's E trip was a classic. x

Carla said...

Oh my goodness, a couple of years ago I spent a couple weeks visiting London from California and ate at Story Deli 4 times--it is the best pizza I've ever had. It must have moved, though, because the interior looked very different!

I love your blog; what a kick to have actually been to one of the spots you feature.

Patti said...

You and the Mr. are very dashing together, with snake, tweed and stars. And your pizza looks so mouth watering too : >

Clara Turbay said...

Great ideas for fashion and style.

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metscan said...

I have heard that star prints are the " thing " right now.
That made me take back a shawl, didn´t want to have " the " thing. And the stars- not at this certain age, sorry.
I like real reptile, but not on prints. No doubt, the sweater must feel comfy.
But - the pizza looks delicious : )

Bourbon&Pearls said...

Rev is utterly hilarious, with that and The Killing back on, I'm never getting off the couch this winter.

That's Not My Age said...

MyStyle - the sweatshirt is by a label called I heart (except it's not the word heart but a heart shape - like the 'I heart NY' t-shirts. Hope that makes sense? It's a bit tricky to explain & that's why I didn't mention it in the post. I got if from Fenwick.

puncturedbicycle - agree with you about shabby chic which is why I came up with metro-rustic (oh yes it can be shortened too!) So pleased you like it.

Carla - yes, they've moved to Redchurch Street. But how fantastic, that you've actually eaten Story pizzas (four times!) They're delicious aren't they?

Metscan - you'll be pleased to hear that on closer inspection Mr TNMA's scarf is more of a cross than a star print.

Rosemary the Shopper said...

How to wear snake skin? Easy. Get it on ya!!

WendyB said...

I'm amazed by the amount of snake print I'm seeing -- and I love it!

materfamilias said...

Your outfits look great! I couldn't wear that shape of sweatshirt, but love the way you've put it together with that jacket.
And thanks for taking us out and about with you. I'm noting this pizza spot for next time we're lucky enough to be in London.
And now I'm thinking I'd better go check for buds on the pussy willow tree nearby . . .

THE-LOUDMOUTH said...

Aww man, sweatshirts are awesome. Especially funky ones with quirky prints. Can I please borrow that? ;)

Susan Tiner said...

I wonder if that show is available on netflix, will check.

The pizza looks scrumptious.

Elizabeth Eiffel said...

Yum, yum, goats cheese and pumpkin on a thin base is my favourite.
Love the eclectic mix on this post.....the clothes, flowers, design board and interior. Your reference to the Christian Lacroix factory shop, had me laughing.
Warm wishes.

Blonde hair, Blue jeans said...

that place looks awesome!

THE DIVINITUS said...

that pizza pie looks so good!!