Sixties style in SW3

1960s-style LBD and black patent leather kitten heels

Days off are the perfect opportunity to play at being a tourist in your hometown, especially when your hometown is London. The city can be crushingly busy at weekends but is a pleasure to explore mid-week – a fact I’ve been taking full advantage of as I’ve got lots of holiday to use by November!

Most recently we wandered around Knightsbridge and South Kensington, taking in Harrods, the V&A and (my personal favourite) the Natural History Museum. In my opinion a busy day requires sensible footwear, in this case my new Michael Kors kitten heels obtained with a voucher I received from the kind folks at Zalando.

After creating an impressive wishlist I spotted and ordered these, my dream shoes, but in my haste I stupidly chose an American size 6…3 sizes too small. I experienced substantial distress when size 9 sold out but some kind soul (LOLz) returned a pair and I pounced. Some things are just meant to be…kind of.

What I wore: Boden ‘Audrey’ dress* | South white shirt via | Michael Kors kitten heels via Zalando* | Louis Vuitton handbag via Selfridges | M&S tights | Astley Clarke rings* | Misa nail polish in Pretty

Red brick houses on a Knightsbridge street, London SW31960s-style LBD, black patent leather kitten heels and Louis Vuitton Speedy handbagCute Knightsbridge house complete with Vespa scooters outsideFallen Autumn leafLeather jacket hooked over railings1960s-style LBD and black patent leather kitten heelsWicker bicycle basket1960s-style black patent leather kitten heels by Michael KorsSW3 sign in Knightsbridge, London1960s-style LBD and black patent leather kitten heels

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  • Kiki

    You look gorgeous, so ladylike. The photos are lovely too.

  • Rachel

    I adore your Boden dress – they always have the most incredible clothing!

  • Kate {Modette}

    I adore your outfit – you look gorgeous! x

    Kate {Modette}

  • adele

    Love your dress Becky!
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    Have a fab Thursday Hun xoxo

  • Sarah

    I am so in love with all of your photos! It’s all so charming.

  • Kylie

    I only time I wonder around London is when I am lost trying to find somewhere, terrible at directions. I love that dress, something I would choose to wear. You look Gorge xx

  • Dora Panariti

    Hi Becky! I loved your blog and it immediately made it to my favorite bookmarks!

    I have a similar dress that still is very ‘heavy’ to wear due to the always sunny (and hot) Greek weather..! But I’ll give it a try this week I think! :D


  • Amber

    Oh my goodness – I spotted the last photo on Pinterest and had to click through instantly to see where that dress from from: it’s SO perfect on you! (And now I see it’s the Boden Audrey dress, I’m being taunted by it, because I’ve had an eBay alert set up for the green version for ages now!) Anyway, fantastic look, love every bit of it! And I also love playing tourist in my home town – it’s amazing the things you don’t ever get round to when you’re actually living in a city!

  • Neris

    such a cute classy look! love the bag of course!


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  • Vanessa

    I’m so jealous of your beautiful city! I want to visit SO badly.

    Super cute outfit!

  • Anna

    Such a cute dress! Love weekdays in London… always mooch up mid weekw ith George when it’s not too busy.

  • Chiara [chiaweb]

    lovely lady in lovely London :)

  • Sarah

    This is so lovely! I like to play tourist in Manchester sometimes, too :)

  • mili

    very ladylike :) love the all black look!
    xx mili

  • Sally

    Such a cute outfit. It’s like made for you. Should definetly wear this style more!
    Kisses, Sally

  • Rachel-Notes from my closet

    Your shoes are gorgeous Becky! As is your dress :) I would love to visit London more often! I will have to make it a New Years resolution :)

    Love, Rachel

  • Judy

    Gorgeous photos!
    I love your dress :) Love the classy look.

  • Jai’me

    Patent leather? Love them!

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  • The Urban Lioness

    wonderful post! I just found your blog and it’s fantastic! I’m your newest follower, beautiful!:)

    I hope you’ll check out my blog and follow back if you like it, I’d love to hear what you think!

    I can’t wait to see more posts from you!:)
    –The Urban Lioness

  • The Urban Lioness

    Hello beautiful! You have great style and a wonderful blog! I”m your newest follower:)

    I hope you’ll check out my blog as well and follow back if you like! I’d love to hear what you think!

    Can’t wait to see more posts from you!:)
    –The Urban Lioness

    • The Urban Lioness

      Sorry love, I didn’t think the first comment went through!

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  • Kate

    LOVELY dress.

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