First stop was House of Fraser, Victoria, marketed as a premium department store, which to be honest with Selfridges and Harrods not too far way, is a bit of a push. I must admit I prefer a John Lewis over a HOF any day of the week so it was quite nice to have the opportunity to wander around this overlooked department store.
I was in there at around 11am and it was very, very quiet, perfect if you have time for a makeover or just want a more relaxed shopping experience, compared say to Oxford Street. See my HOF Fashion Summer picks below.
Love Moschino 'I love you' Flap over Bag £155
Michael Kors Darby Flat Espadrille sandal £140
Thankfully when we were led to our table, situated in the Grill, it was a much calmer atmosphere and more appropriate for a birthday lunch. Being a Free Flowing Prosecco deal it had a Set Menu but I enjoyed the Sea bream main and Mango dessert I plumped for. I'm not sure I would return as I preferred Aster, a Nordic/French cuisine cafe and restaurant just up the road, but it had rave reviews so it was a tick in the box.
I also found this Limited Edition striped shirtdress with ties, at £23, a bargain for a one season 'Fashion' item, to wear with white leather pumps. I'd also take it on holiday as a beach cover up.
A great show for all the family, but the late night meant the school run was a push this morning! All in all there's more to do in Victoria than I first thought and if you have a long leisurely lunch, as we did, the hours will fly by.
Here's a similar look with Zara's new Camouflage Cargo trousers and this gorgeous Coccinelle New Season bag with contrast Leather and Fabric mix. To shop the outfit click on the links below and thanks for stopping by.
& Other Stories Classic silk shirt £65
Zara Camouflage Cargo trousers £39.99
Adidas Originals Hamburg shoes £74.95
Coccinelle Cross-over bag in Leather and Fabric £250
Lulu Guinness Lipstick Handle and Lip print umbrella £29
Nails Inc One coat gel nail polish 'Duchess Street' £13