This is where I have to be honest about LFW. It really ended for me on Day Two, as on Day Three all I had on the agenda was a hotel stay and girl’s sleepover with Hannah. Hardly full-on LFW material, but nonethelesss I was still caught up in the *fashurn* (I wonder how many times I can write that without it becoming annoying. Probably a few times back) buzz and although I was tempted to travel in a hoodie and jogging bottoms, I did manage to pull together a very *me* outfit in time for our afternoon train into London. As you guys will have noticed, hats have most definitely become my thing. Although it won’t replace my one true love – the baker boy – this beret has been a more than welcome addition to my “shit, how do I make this outfit look more interesting?” wardrobe. Also it makes me look like Judy Funnie from Doug so, has to be a winner.
I also met up with Molly, one of the PR girls from River Island a few weeks ago and she kindly took me for a little shopping spree after some coffee and cake. Day Three was obviously a River Island day as I pulled out two of my chosen pieces, namely this exaggerated ruffle sleeve shirt and these blue wash Mom jeans – which, may I add, are exclusively petite and fit like a dream. If you have a big day of eating ahead these bad boys have a lot of give, which is exactly why I wore them to dinner the same day. Paired with an oversized blazer, low-heeled boots and the dream that is the J.W. Anderson Pierce bag, and my low-key LFW Day Three look was good to go.
The Malmaison London were kind enough to invite myself and Hannah for a stay and a spot of dinner (plus cocktails, of course – as we all know I cannot possibly function through a meal without getting a good cocktail Boomerang), so we spent the evening overindulging in Chez Mal (the restaurant) before heading up to our bloody huge room, full and contented, ready to binge-watch Cheaters and scoff at Judge Judy. As soon as we arrived at the room we were pleasantly surprised at just how spacious it was; the shower was literally big enough for three people to fit in comfortably, and the bed must have been a king-size, if not above.
The room was so lovely, in fact, that when Hannah headed out to the Mulberry show, I set up shop for a little bit of afternoon working instead of feeling like I must immediately find the nearest hipster coffee shop – which, as you know, is a pretty big deal for a cliche blogger type. The hotel is also like a 3 minute walk to the Barbican Tube Station so it’s super well-connected and only a further 8 minutes to one of the most Instagrammable brunch spots in London, The Clerkenwell Grind. If you’re looking for a hotel stay that satisfies both the comfort-seeker and Instagram-lover in you, then Malmaison London might just be the one.