One of the best things about living in London, is that even if you are completely broke post Christmas, or any time, there is always somewhere to go and entertain yourself without spending any money. One of the best places to do this is at the Barbican. You can loose hours in there, wandering around, people watching, getting lost, drinking coffee, using the free wifi, visiting an exhibition, or just staring in awe at the amazing design.
The Barbican is the biggest performing arts centre in Europe, and it's the finest example of Brutalist architecture that you can see in London. The huge venue space is surrounded by an enormous and somewhat disorientating complex of apartments, shops, indoor gardens and gyms which make up this incredible estate. I would love to live there.
What I wore
I used to hate black and brown together and I thought that it was just one of those rules of fashion that you don't break (like black and navy - I would never wear black and navy), however I got this black coat a couple of years ago that has a brown collar, so whenever I wear this I think it's ok to mix the two colours underneath.
I am wearing my absolute favourite skirt - a brown tweedy pencil skirt with fringing all the way down the front and a detachable pocket. What's not to love? My bracelet was a Christmas pressie from my love and is a beautiful charm bracelet with coins from the 40s and 50s on it. My shoes are my trusty 50s court shoes that I got for £3 from a car boot sale last Summer.
I hope you have all had fab starts to your year!