Red letter day – Hyde Park

red-hyde-park-1Wearing – Marcs dress (this season’s version), Wolford merino tights, Madewell boots

This red dress is one of my favourites. Gorgeous colour, great shape and fabric, and a skirt that falls just so. So why does it often hang neglected and overlooked in my closet? Well, this dress has “history”. I bought it last year for one express purpose – for an exam. And not just any old exam. For the single most scariest exam I’ve ever done in my whole entire life. No joke. Just thinking about the whole process leading up to it and the day itself is giving me the heebie jeebies. Thank God I passed, but even so the entire experience was so traumatic that my hand would try not to linger over its hanger whenever I came across it in my wardrobe, and I’d always find an excuse to wear something else.

Well, it’s been eight months since that-day-which-shall-no-longer-be-mentioned and I decided that it was time that the curse be lifted. And once I slipped this dress back on, I realised what a fool I’d been to let it languish behind lesser dresses. It’s effortlessly elegant, can be dressed up or down, and is so so soooo comfortable.

On another note, this was one of the few days during our holiday that I could venture safely out without a heavy coat in tow. We’d just eaten at Dinner by Heston Blumenthal (for free!) and just hopped across the street into Hyde Park to enjoy the snippet of sunshine and admire the daffodils and giNORmous white swans. They’re twice the size of our black swans! The sunshine, the greenery and the sugar high we were still on made for a lovely, laughter-filled afternoon (probably more like giggles and snorts) and off we trotted on our merry way.
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8 Comments on “Red letter day – Hyde Park

  1. This is so cute. I really want one of those cameras, the photos are so cool. I miss London and it’s squirrels haha.

    • Oh you should get one! There’s something just so awesome about getting a real instant photo!

      And the squirrels are so tame, they just run up to you if you put your hand out – I shook hands with a squirrel in Hyde Park! So cute πŸ™‚

      Sarah πŸ™‚

  2. You look so chic in red! Your blog is awesome! πŸ˜€

  3. I’m curious about your luggage for this trip… How u managed to figure out what to pack, get it in under weight and allow room for your inevitable shopping, AND how a dress you haven’t touched in 8 months made the cut for the prized suitcase space! Lol glad u put it back on, it’s gorgeous. X

    • I have to say I packed relatively light for this trip! Only allowed myself one coat, a few jumpers, and just things that I could generally mix and match to avoid looking like I was wearing the same thing everyday!

      And I was of course hoping to buy a couple of things here and there πŸ˜‰

      Love Sa

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