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This post is SPONSORED by Westfield Stratford City


So today I’m teaming up with ultimate shopping destination Westfield Stratford City to take you on a shopping day out with me and show you some of my spring picks!  If you’re unaware, Westfield Stratford City is a shopping centre, come entertainment complex with a bunch of restaurants and food outlets to suit every taste - all under one roof.

Confession time - I hate shopping in central London. It’s busy, hard to navigate and a pain to get around as shops are so spread out. Back when I lived in SW London Westfield London was my old haunt but I decided to hit up Westfield Stratford City because it’s pretty easy to visit now I live in Brighton. After a smooth, sunny ride up to London in my little car, and strategically parking near the car park exit closest to Topshop I was ready to go. One of my pet hates going shopping is carrying about my bags all day. Having my car close means I can nip down and put my heavier things away and keep going! 



I’ve always found Westfield Stratford City is one of those places that take a day to go out and really enjoy. There something crazy like over 250 shops to choose from, a plethora of places to eat and drink as well as other places to keep you entertained like their Vue cinema.






So what did I buy I hear you holler at your screens? Well! I picked up a backpack from Zara that I actually saw on online recently but I wasn’t too sure of the size so wanted to check it out in person before deciding, as I didn’t want to go through the tedious returns process that I’m very familiar with. Being able to go in store saved me the hassle and that disappointing feeling when you get something and don’t like it IRL!



I also bought myself a lovely oversized blue shirt from Topshop - I have an affinity with all things denim at the moment and this just caught my eye. Also from Topshop I ended up getting ANOTHER pair of Quay Australia sunglasses in their My Girl style. I’m sure you’ve seen me wear them before at some point but I just love the unique cat eye style! The orange lenses are just pure fire too; I can’t wait to wear them on holiday later this month!

I also go some cool Skinny Dip patches that I’ve wanted for a while As I hadn’t seen them in person and finding sizing online was impossible I knew I wanted to see them with my own eyes before committing! Thankfully they were just what I was looking for in the end! I’m going to customise a bag with them so keep your eyes out for that!

After a good ol’ rummage through Topshop we ended up stopping for some lunch at one of my favourite spots - Yo Sushi. I know it’s gimmicky but it’s one of the best fast food options and super healthy (kinda, although Pumpkin Korokke is life)

We also popped into American Eagle Outfitters, as I adore their denim. I was umming and aahing over getting another pair of my absolute favourite jeans the American Eagle Tomgirl jeans but I already have two pairs so I decided to be good. They are the perfect summer jeans though with the current trend for light ripped denim in a relaxed fit. I saw some nice summery bits I might go back and take a closer look at too that would look perfect on my American Road Trip too.American Eagle Outfitters is located at both Westfield Stratford City and Westfield London, which is very handy.


Last purchase of the day were a pair of Birkenstocks - Something I’ve always sort of not loved but then for some reason on that day I needed some. I think I actually saw some super cool girl wearing some when we were walking around the center and was like hmmm - I could do with a pair of those. My mum is a proud Birkenstock wearer - she was so pleased to hear about them!

I picked out a few key pieces to keep me going through spring. In contrast to going online and  buying things, where I’d normally end up picking tons of things at a time incase I didn’t like something on when it I eventually received my package. Going into the store cuts out the waiting for the parcel, the disappointment if something isn’t quite right, having to get a different size and the returns process.

Westfield Stratford City also has a handy product search on their site, here (click)  you can look through items in stores before heading to the centre to get an idea of things to keep your eyes out for. I found this really useful because I could make a mental note of the clothes I wanted to check out!

So those were the things I picked up! Full of sushi and a couple o’ bags in tow I headed back to Brighton feeling like I achieved something while shopping in store for the first time in a long time. I tend to shop online but I found it so nice having a lovely day out in the centre catching up with my friend Corrine, having a browse in the shops as well as having a nice little lunch! All with the added bonus of not having to go through the hassle of returning things or things looking different online than they do in real life!



52 comments

  1. That pair of sunglasses are pretty so no wonder you like 'em! Nice post xo

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  2. Such a fun post, following you around whilst you shopped! I love those stickers that you bought, so cute! x

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  3. Those sunglasses are a dream!!!
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  4. love that top from topshop!! these are such nice photos as well :)

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  5. The Topshop shirt is lovely - perfect for spring/summer!
    May have to have a little shopping spree soon. x

    Small&Blonde♥

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  6. these sunglasses are so perfect for summer!!!!! gorgeous colour! in love!

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  7. This post was so unique - I loved it! Those sunglasses are uber cool, I need a pair for summer now!

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  8. I really like the oversized shirt! X
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  9. I really like your hat! Where is it from?

    Kat
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  10. I love your picks :} This place looks like the southern version of the Trafford Centre; as a raging northerner, I've never been - but it looks and sounds awesome! Really love how your photos have picked up that 'shopping' atmosphere. I'm craving Topshop so bad right now!!

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  11. I live a 20 minute drive from here and would usually sing its praises but it's so bloody expensive to park, all day up the West End is only £8 on Saturdays, was at Stratford Westfield yesterday for 3 hrs and it cost me £8.20! Most of my friends travel to Lakeside as it's free parking - shame as Westfield is much closer and has a great selection of shops.

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  12. Great post Dear! :)
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  13. Awesome post! Those sunnies are so cool!
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  14. The shirt from Topshop is amazing, I want it!

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  15. great shopping day!! I love your shirt and hat!! <3
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  16. Fantastic photos! I've never been to Westfield in London but I really want to go soon!

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  17. I'm obsessed with the SW London Westfield! Spent all my time there when I lived in London. It just has so much to offer and you can spend hours in there
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  18. The sunglasses are GORGEOUS and the shirt... I may have to take a trip to Topshop myself!
    Lucy xoxo
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  19. Seems so cool, I love what you bought!

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  20. Westfield is definitely a whole day out! It's so big always takes all day to visit all the shops and always discovering more each time I go.

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  21. Absolutely love shopping at Westfield and you're so right about it taking a day to enjoy. So much you can do there!

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  22. My husband divorce me and he said that he never wanted to stay with me again, and that he didn't love me anymore.So he packed out of the house and made me and my children passed through severe pain. I tried all my possible means to get him back,after much begging,but all to no avail. and he confirmed it that he has made his decision, and he never wanted to see me again. So on one evening,as i was coming back from work,i met an old friend of mine who asked of my husband .So i explained every thing to him,so he told me that the only way i can get my husband back,is to visit a spell caster,because it has really worked for him too(wining lottery) .So i never believed in spell,but i had no other choice,than to follow his advice. Then he gave me the email address of the spell caster whom he contacted, So the next morning,i sent a mail to the address he gave to me,and the spell caster assured me that i will get my husband back the next day.What an amazing statement!! I never believed,so he spoke with me,and told me everything that i need to do. Then the next morning, So surprisingly, my husband who didn't call me for the past seven 9 months,gave me a call to inform me that he was coming back.So Amazing!! So that was how he came back that same day,with lots of love and joy,and he apologized for his mistake,and for the pain he caused me and my children. Then from that day,our relationship was now stronger than how it were before,by the help of a spell caster. So, i will advice you out there if you have any problem contact Dr Unity he is real and always ready to help you solve your problem E-mail him at: Unityspelltemple@gmail.com .

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  23. Im a manchester Trafford centre girl but when next in London, will be going to Westfield! May be a shopaholic...

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  24. Hi, I am a USA citizen, am here to testify how i got my Ex back with the help of this God-sent called Dr Unity for the great things he has done in my life.. First of all i want to thank mareen for the post she made on how Dr Unity helped her in bringing back her lover. At first when i saw the posting i was so happy and in the other hand so scared,That this might not be real, Then i decided to give it a try in which i contacted Dr Unity and told him how my lover left me for another lady for the past 3years and i have been lonely and depressed without him,So i asked him if he has helped anyone called mareen and he said yes, that was the lady he helped in bringing back her lover. I said good and i told him that if he can help me in bringing back my own lover,He laughed and said once i have contacted him that my problem will be solved.He said that my lover will be back to me within 48hours, Truly when the 48hours was completed i got a text from someone saying am sorry, then i decided to call the number i saw it was my lover Steve voice.i was so happy he was begging me and crying on phone, That he is ready to do anything that will make me happy in life,So i told him to come over which he did,As he was coming he came with a brand new Car as gift. i am so happy today with the help of Dr Unity. He has proven to me that he is not going to leave me for another lady again and stay with me forever, Am so happy today and am also thanking mareen for posting this early.Dr Unity you are truly a man of your word. He can also any kind of sickness and he can solve any kind of problems in this world. Friends i believe Dr Unity is a man to trust and believe on. You don't need to cry anymore Dr Unity has been sent to clean our tears you can contact him on his Email:( Unityspelltemple@gmail.com or cell phone +2348072370762).

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  25. My life became devastated when my husband sent me packing, after 8 years that we have been together. I was lost and helpless after trying so many ways to make my husband take me back. One day at work, i was absent minded not knowing that my boss was calling me, so he sat and asked me what its was all about i told him and he smiled and said that it was not a problem. I never understand what he meant by it wasn't a problem getting my husband back, he said he used a spell to get his wife back when she left him for another man and now they are together till date and at first i was shocked hearing such thing from my boss. He gave me an email address of the great spell caster who helped him get his wife back, i never believed this would work but i had no choice that to get in contact with the spell caster which i did, and he requested for my information and that of my husband to enable him cast the spell and i sent him the details, but after two days, my mom called me that my husband came pleading that he wants me back, i never believed it because it was just like a dream and i had to rush down to my mothers place and to my greatest surprise, my husband was kneeling before me pleading for forgiveness that he wants me and the kid back home, then i gave Happy a call regarding sudden change of my husband and he made it clear to me that my husband will love me till the end of the world, that he will never leave my sight. Now me and my husband is back together again and has started doing pleasant things he hasn't done before, he makes me happy and do what he is suppose to do as a man without nagging. Please if you need help of any kind, kindly contact Happy for help and you can reach him via email: happylovespell2@gmail.com

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  26. Hi, I am a USA citizen, am here to testify how i got my Ex back with the help of this God-sent called Dr Unity for the great things he has done in my life.. First of all i want to thank mareen for the post she made on how Dr Unity helped her in bringing back her lover. At first when i saw the posting i was so happy and in the other hand so scared,That this might not be real, Then i decided to give it a try in which i contacted Dr Unity and told him how my lover left me for another lady for the past 3years and i have been lonely and depressed without him,So i asked him if he has helped anyone called mareen and he said yes, that was the lady he helped in bringing back her lover. I said good and i told him that if he can help me in bringing back my own lover,He laughed and said once i have contacted him that my problem will be solved.He said that my lover will be back to me within 48hours, Truly when the 48hours was completed i got a text from someone saying am sorry, then i decided to call the number i saw it was my lover Steve voice.i was so happy he was begging me and crying on phone, That he is ready to do anything that will make me happy in life,So i told him to come over which he did,As he was coming he came with a brand new Car as gift. i am so happy today with the help of Dr Unity. He has proven to me that he is not going to leave me for another lady again and stay with me forever, Am so happy today and am also thanking mareen for posting this early.Dr Unity you are truly a man of your word. He can also any kind of sickness and he can solve any kind of problems in this world. Friends i believe Dr Unity is a man to trust and believe on. You don't need to cry anymore Dr Unity has been sent to clean our tears you can contact him on his Email:( Unityspelltemple@gmail.com or cell phone +2348072370762).

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  27. the sunglasses and topshop shirt are amazing!

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  28. Love the shirt and sunglasses! I've never been to Westfield but it looks very much like Meadowhall and the Trafford centre.

    (P.s I am running a new blog series featuring peoples inspirational stories the first on is on my blog now and its a very inspiring read)

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  29. I'd love to visit Stratford but it's too far from where I live :( x
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  30. It looks fun! I wish I could go there.

    A x

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  32. Here’s what you need to know about how to fix or save a relationship or marriage with the help of a genuine spell caster who brought my wife back to me after a separation!! My wife and I separated 4 months ago and our children, Emily and Brown, live with her in NY, but see me every weekend i needed my wife and children back home, I was totally frustrated and did not know how to bring them back home because i have tried all my possible best all to no avail, as i was browsing on the internet i came across a post on YouTube about Dr Unity who help people with their relationship and marriage problem by the powers of love spells, at first I doubted if such thing ever exists but decided to give it a try, when I contacted him i told him everything and he told me that everything will be fine that my family are going to come back to me, he said all i will do is for me to provide the money for him to buy the items and i did and he told me that he is going to cast a returning spell so that they will come back, he helped me cast a spell and guarantee me that my wife and my children will come back to me and within 48hours, to my greatest surprise, my wife came back to me and started apologizing, now she has stopped going out with men and she is with me for good and for real. you have any problem contact Dr Unity he is real and always ready to solve your problem, Email him at: ( Unityspelltemple@gmail.com ) . Eric Roberts/USA,TX.

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  33. I love that striped shirt from Topshop!
    Westfield Stratford city is lovely for a day out shopping, like you said it pretty much has everything you would need.
    Tenz
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    xxx

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  34. Lovely pictures, looks like you had a lot of fun. The patches and the sunglasses are so cool.
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  35. Hi everyone! Getting Ex Lover back after a break up or divorce is possible if you really want to make it happen!! My name is Tiffany Marie. from Odessa, TX. My husband broke up with me last week,i was so frustrated and i could not know what next to do again, i was so confused and i could not concentrate any more, i love my husband so much but he was cheating on me with another woman and this makes him broke up with me so that he can be able to get marry to the other lady and this lady i think cast a spell on my husband to make him hate me and my kids and this was so critical and uncalled-for,I cry all day and night for God to send me a helper to get back my man until i went to NY to see a friend and who was having the same problem with me but she latter got her Husband back and i asked her how she was able to get her husband back and she told me that their was a powerful spell caster in Africa name Dr.Unity that he help with love spell in getting back lost lover back and i decided to contacted the same Dr.Unity and he told me what is needed to be done for me to have my man back and i did it although i doubted it but i did it and the Dr told me that i will get the result after 48hours, and he told me that my husband was going to call me by 9pm in my time and i still doubted his word, to my surprise my husband really called me and told me that he miss me so much, Oh My God i was so happy, and today i am happy with my man again and we are joyfully living together as one good family and i thank the powerful spell caster Dr.Unity of Unityspelltemple@gmail.com , he is so powerful and i decided to share my story on the internet that good spell casters still exist and Dr.Unity is one of the good spell caster who i will always pray to live long to help his children in the time of trouble, if you are there and your lover is turning you down, or you have your husband moved to another woman, do not cry anymore contact the powerful spell caster Dr.Unity on his email: Unityspelltemple@gmail.com and he will answer you, i am a living testimony and i will continue to testify of his goodness in my family,he turn my family to paradise and today we are all happy together Dr.Unity i say thank you in one million times thanks.

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  36. My husband broke up with me last week, i was so frustrated and i could not know what next to do again, i love my husband so much but he was cheating on me with another woman and this makes him broke up with me so that he can be able to get marry to the other lady and this lady i think use wirchcraff on my husband to make him hate me and my kids and this was so critical and uncalled-for,I cry all day and night for God to send me a helper to get back my man until i went to NY to see a friend and who was having the same problem with me but she latter got her Husband back and i asked her how she was able to get her husband back and she told me that their was a powerful spell caster in Africa name Dr.Unity that he help with love spell in getting back lost lover back and i decided to contacted the same Dr.Unity and he told me what is needed to be done for me to have my man back and i did it although i doubted it but i did it and the Dr told me that i will get the result after 48hours, and he told me that my husband was going to call me by 9pm in my time and i still doubted his word, to my surprise my husband really called me and told me that he miss me so much, Oh My God i was so happy, and today i am happy with my man again and we are joyfully living together as one good family and i thank the powerful spell caster Dr.Unity of Unityspelltemple@gmail.com , he is so powerful and i decided to share my story on the internet that good spell casters still exist and Dr.Unity is one of the good spell caster who i will always pray to live long to help his children in the time of trouble, if you are there and your lover is turning you down, or you have your husband moved to another woman, do not cry anymore contact the powerful spell caster Dr.Unity on his email: Unityspelltemple@gmail.com and he will answer you, i am a living testimony and i will continue to testify of his goodness in my family,he turn my family to paradise and today we are all happy together Dr.Unity i say thank you in one million times thanks.

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