Sunday, February 5

- Blogging Friends are Friends IRL...

When it rains, it certainly pours here in London. I've never been one to complain about the weather and time of year, but wow, I really noticed my happiness levels increase once we leapt into February! Bring on Spring!

After several months (literally) I was blessed to be back in the presence of the beautiful Serene! Serene is more than a ‘blogging friend’ to me and after our catch-up I can confirm she’s a friend IRL (isn't blogging fab?!).

We had a lot to fill each other in on, so of course a coffee stop was a must. We headed to one of our faves just off Portobello Road, Farm girl café, to shelter from the endless rain.

During our meet-up we had planned to take outfit photos of each other and despite being sceptical and fearing the drowned rat look, Serene persuaded me to give it a go thanks to her trusty umbrella!

*warning: this post contains severe frizz*

I wanted to feature my new coat as I had been hunting for a smarter coat for months & months. I already have a casual parka and a standard black coat, so I wanted something a little different and in a more formal style. Over the Autumn months the shops were full of dark shades, which I do love, but they weren't what I was after. Then finally, my search came to an end when this sky blue number called out to me.

I decided to team it with a classic black outfit. Black skinny trousers are (and probably always will be) my go-to item and the jumper is a latest addition to my wardrobe – I just love how the “lettuce-edge” detailing adds a subtle girly touch. To emphasise the smart casual vibe I was going for, I completed the look with my trusty Nike Rosche runs.

Despite the weather doing its worst, I had such a lovely chilled afternoon hanging out with Serene… and thankfully, she’s just as crazy as I am! Make sure you check out her blog post about our outing here (her outfit was stunning)!

Have you made friends through blogging? I'm hoping to meet more of you blogging beauties in 2017!


  1. You are absolutely amazing!!!! THE PICTURES turned out stunningly and I love this post so much! I'm so glad the rain didn't rain on our parade Heheheh! You're an amazing person Miss Karen & I love our catch ups and I'm glad blogging has connected us <3 ❤️😍😘💕 so much love right here❤️😘 Xo

    Serene | I Am Serene L

  2. Portobello Road is so pretty! Sounds like you had a lovely day and have made a really wonderful friend. I love that blogging brings people together! xx

    Jessie | allthingsbeautiful-x

  3. I love my blogging friends. They are definitely IRL Boos!

  4. I love Serene and she's one of the sweetest blogging friend in the world! Wish I had the opportunity to meet you both in RL.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

  5. Blogging friends are the best! Most of my actually friends I've met through blogging. Haha.

    Corinne x

  6. I love that some of my blogging friends are friends IRL, it's great! It's a shame some live so far away though because I'd love to meet so many more! Black skinny jeans are definitely one of my staples too, I live in them!
    Amy xx

  7. Love these photos. I am also so drawn to black skinny jeans, Zara do great ones! Xx

  8. Blogging is such a great way to make friends and I hope this year I will make even more connections. Plus I really hope we bump into each other at an event soon as I'd love to chat to you IRL. I love you coat btw, such a pretty spring colour x

    Beauty with charm

  9. Aww such a lovely post, wish I lived closer so that I could meet you all but at least that's one great thing about the internet :-) Love the outfit, the blue coat is gorgeous!

    * Electric Sunrise - Fashion and Lifestyle Blog *


  10. I've met so many lovely people through blogging - your good self included! I love your outfit in this post and think the photos turned out beautifully. x

    Kate Louise Blogs

  11. i recently joined a blogging whatapp group and i just love it so much. since i don't live in the uk its quite hard for me to see them in real life.

  12. Sounds like the perfect outting and perfect to have someone that can take pictures and understands pictures are needed of everything Lucy x

  13. Awww this is such a lovely post hun - hope you're well! Tell me about the rain in London haha! It pours but at least the last day or so has been lovely! :)

    Look forward to reading more of your wonderful posts!

    Layla xx