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Thursday, 17 April 2014



Hello. The last week has flown by so quickly - it felt like I had ages before going back to school, but all of a sudden I only have a weekend left. Art is probably the only subject I feel I've done quite a lot of over the holiday, but I think that's a good thing as it's my first exam (just over a week to go, how exciting). I'm going away tomorrow for a two-day trip to Bournemouth to de-stress by the sea for a little before the real panic sets in.
Anyway, these pictures are from Saturday, when I went to Berwick Street to pick up some fabrics for Art. I used to spend ages there getting bits & pieces for Textiles, but since I finished my coursework I haven't had the need to go down there for ages, so it was nice to be back. 




I wore a shirt from Beyond Retro, skirt from a vintage fair in Oxford, scarf from Blitz, tights from H&M, socks from Topshop and shoes from Brighton. I bought the jacket last January from the East End Thrift store, so it cost me about £1 on it's own. I haven't really worn it much, though (apart from a really early blog post) but have rediscovered it since my entire wardrobe seems to be orange/brown/yellow at the moment. It was nice not having to wear a big coat to go out - a sure sign that maybe Spring is on it's way after all.


























I adore Berwick Street - it's just off of Oxford Street, and is a lovely break from the busy mass of people that is central London. It's full of awesome record shops, fabric shops and even right next to the soho branch of Beyond Retro. What more could you want?

























I of course paid The Cloth House a visit, and was as usual desperate to buy almost all of their gorgeous cotton prints. I am determined to come back in the summer and buy some to make shirts and dresses with. I also picked up some lunch from my favourite soho café Yumcha, and of course spent ages looking at all the different herbal teas.






Above: My current collection of books from Hastings, binoculars, replica fossil. Copy of Grimm's Fairy Tales from 1914 (with a handwritten unfinished poem inside) and fabrics from Beyond Fabrics on Columbia Road.

I hope you are all having a good week, and have a good Easter weekend! I will have various posts from Bournemouth ready when I get back on Saturday. Also, just another reminder that you can vote for me in Company's Style Blogger Awards under 'Best Teen Blogger - Under 18' HERE if you want to...I really would appreciate it!
Hugs

Ellie xo

30 comments:

  1. I think this may be my favourite of your outfits! Love the colours and that jacket is such a good buy. xxx

    thisisfrom-matilda.blogspot.co.uk

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  2. Love this outfit - the skirt is a gorgeous colour! And I think I have fallen in love with those books - I collect way too many old books but these are gorgeous. Especially the Grimm's Fairy Tales. :)
    theemeralddove21.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thanks! Yeah I love them, and they're much better priced than new books!

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  3. Beautiful outfit and all of the photographs are stunning. Particularly love that Brothers Grimm book xx

    rubys-eyes.blogspot.com

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  4. Your outfit is amazing. i love your jacket! I can't believe it was only a pound! your bag is really cute too. great post as always x

    Aida
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    http://sunshinesuperwoman.blogspot.co.uk

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  5. goldhawk road is my favourite for fabrics! not as classy but cheap! love berwick too xo

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  6. I love your Rubber Soul badge! :') I've never been to Berwick Street but it looks fab. Your collection of books is gorgeous xoxo

    http://prettypassionsfinefashions.blogspot.co.uk

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  7. beautiful!
    xx
    daniella
    simplybeautifulelegant.blogspot.com

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  8. Oh my, those books...! You look amazing... I wish I was that stylish when I was your age! I envy you ahah but in a good way (:

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  9. You always manage to find the coolest shops! I love the designxx

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  10. I love your outfit, it's casual but cool and love all the layering. I love the cloth house too, my mum is obsessed and every time we go to London we fund ourselves in there gazing in awe at everything they have displayed.
    Imogen
    www.eloquenceandflair.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. thankyou so much! yeah it is such a fab place <3

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  11. Here's an interview I did with Ellie!
    http://criticallycouture.blogspot.com/2014/04/interview-with-ellie-connor-phillips-of.html

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  12. Oh my god!! I live in bournemouth! Will be weird to see your pictures of places i recognise!! Your skirt here is divine btw :)))

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    1. ee I know! when I found out we were going I was like OMG HOLLIE'S LAND such a shame only there for one night, would be so cool to meet again!
      also thanks!

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  13. getting a mixture of 90s vibes from the boots and mini backpack with your granny chic! <3

    http://secret-hipster.blogspot.com.au/

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  14. So glad I found your blog, it's just the inspiration I've been needing as I get back into blogging. I'm in the same boat as you regarding school holidays; I was meant to work on my textiles, art and society projects but they fell to the wayside quickly - oops. Love your style! xx

    http://sewoverdressed.blogspot.com.au/

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