Saturday, 14 February 2015

The Wellcome Collection Outfit of the Day (OOTD)

Happy Valentines Day!!

This post has nowt to do with it - sorry! Last weekend I met up with my cousin for a wee catchup. After some food we decided to give The Wellcome Collection in Euston a quick little visit before we both had to scoot off. This place is described as 'The free destination for the incurably curious', and that it is! If you're into science and medicine, then you'll love this place.

First thing is first, before I start rabbiting on - here's what I wore!





It's cold so there are lots of layers for this one. The checked black & white chiffon shirt is a sale purchase from Forever 21 a few years ago. I wear it mainly to layer underneath jumpers as I love the black collar. The knitted jumper was a wardrobe steal from my Nan. When I say I dress like a granny, I'm not lying (though my Nan is a proper babe!). This soft knit is from M&S's Limited Edition collection. To stop me stealing her clothes, my Nan bought me the grey tartan checked blazer for Christmas. It's from Peacocks and I've recently seen it in-store in the sale, so if you're lucky you might just find it too! My grey skin jeans are from Primark, which is one of my go-to places for jeans as they seem to have the best fit for me and don't lose their stretch throughout the day.

Now for what I was most excited to wear...




I had been lusting over these boots from Kurt Geiger for the past 2 years, and they finally were introduced into the sale! Kurt Geiger always have a fantastic sale (30% off boots at the moment!). These are called Brisa and from the Miss KG range. I've been needing some flat black ankle boots for a while, and these caught my eye with the buckle detail and gold plate around the heel. They're still in the sale for just £49!

Right, that's the outfit out of the way. Now back to The Wellcome Collection.


We only had around 20 minutes to check this place out, but there was definitely plenty to see! I love museums/galleries/centres where I can touch and play with things, so The Wellcome Collection did not disappoint. There are buttons to press, clothes to try on (a straight jacket counts, right?), a space to get creative and doodle, phones to listen to medical explanations, and even some staff members walking around showing you demonstrations (shrunken head anyone?). What I loved most about The Wellcome Collection, was the newly refurbished Reading Room. This isn't just a library, it's also part exhibition gallery and space for events (which they have aplenty!). I have a week booked off for the upcoming London Fashion Week, chilling on a bean bag on the finally reconstructed red carpeted staircase seems like the perfect place for some blog writing!













For those of you that can't get to The Wellcome Collection, they have an online exhibition, Mindcraft, which can be explored from the comfort of your own home, or even whilst out and about from a tablet. I can't wait to go back and explore this treasure trove even more!

Thanks for reading. Wishing you all a Happy Valentines Day!


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16 Comments:

At 14 February 2015 at 14:25 , Blogger Bisma Rauf said...

Love ur boots!

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At 15 February 2015 at 16:22 , Blogger Candy said...

Absolutely LOVE your grey get-up, and the detail photos are fantastic. I can't believe I've never been to visit the Wellcome Collection before. I feel like a bad Londoner!

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At 15 February 2015 at 21:03 , Blogger Marlen said...

That pillow staircase= amazing. And daaang girl, waiting two years for booties is such a long time! I admire your willpower to wait for the price to drop, haha. Please teach me some of that restraint. And I really like the subtle pattern mixing in your look- I like how it doesn't feel overwhelming because of the calm color palette. Very clever :)

xo marlen
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At 16 February 2015 at 14:24 , Blogger Charlotte Ellis said...

Thank you!

 
At 16 February 2015 at 14:56 , Blogger Charlotte Ellis said...

Thanks sweetness. That would be my new awesome camera, takes beautiful photos :) you should definitely take a visit! x

 
At 16 February 2015 at 15:09 , Blogger Charlotte Ellis said...

I know right?! I can't wait to go back and get comfy on one of those beanbags. I think the fact that I already have God knows how many pairs of black boots may have helped. But with a sale as good as KG's I just couldn't say no anymore! This was all mainly by accident, just trying to get as many layers on as possible, it just happened to all fit together quite nicely :)

 
At 17 February 2015 at 00:54 , Blogger Made in Mauve said...

Lovely outfit and photos! The jacket is lovely

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At 17 February 2015 at 21:22 , Blogger Milly Youngman said...

Monochrome/grey is a total favourite of mine and you're absolutely rocking it here! The Wellcome Collection looks ace, I keep meaning to go but forgetting :(

Milly // Mini Adventures

 
At 18 February 2015 at 00:53 , Blogger Anna Martin said...

You mixed textures and patterns so well here <3 This is one of my favorite outfits!

- Anna

www.melodicthriftychic.com

 
At 19 February 2015 at 20:01 , Blogger Anastasia from Natbeesfashion said...

What an amazing exhibition! Thanks for sharing :)
xo
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At 20 February 2015 at 10:21 , Anonymous Adele Clarke said...

Love the outfit and those boots are a right bargain! The Wellcome Centre looks great, too. I'm hoping to head down to London for a few days in May so will definitely put it on the to-do list. Thanks! :-)

 
At 23 February 2015 at 12:47 , Blogger Charlotte Ellis said...

Thank you :)

 
At 23 February 2015 at 12:55 , Blogger Charlotte Ellis said...

Thank you! It's definitely worth a visit :)

 
At 23 February 2015 at 13:02 , Blogger Charlotte Ellis said...

Thanks Anna, thought you might like this one :)

 
At 23 February 2015 at 13:26 , Blogger Charlotte Ellis said...

Definitely worth a visit if you're ever in London :)

 
At 23 February 2015 at 13:30 , Blogger Charlotte Ellis said...

Thank you, they're my new favs :) Oh yes you should definitely give it a visit!

 

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The Wellcome Collection Outfit of the Day (OOTD)

Happy Valentines Day!!

This post has nowt to do with it - sorry! Last weekend I met up with my cousin for a wee catchup. After some food we decided to give The Wellcome Collection in Euston a quick little visit before we both had to scoot off. This place is described as 'The free destination for the incurably curious', and that it is! If you're into science and medicine, then you'll love this place.

First thing is first, before I start rabbiting on - here's what I wore!





It's cold so there are lots of layers for this one. The checked black & white chiffon shirt is a sale purchase from Forever 21 a few years ago. I wear it mainly to layer underneath jumpers as I love the black collar. The knitted jumper was a wardrobe steal from my Nan. When I say I dress like a granny, I'm not lying (though my Nan is a proper babe!). This soft knit is from M&S's Limited Edition collection. To stop me stealing her clothes, my Nan bought me the grey tartan checked blazer for Christmas. It's from Peacocks and I've recently seen it in-store in the sale, so if you're lucky you might just find it too! My grey skin jeans are from Primark, which is one of my go-to places for jeans as they seem to have the best fit for me and don't lose their stretch throughout the day.

Now for what I was most excited to wear...




I had been lusting over these boots from Kurt Geiger for the past 2 years, and they finally were introduced into the sale! Kurt Geiger always have a fantastic sale (30% off boots at the moment!). These are called Brisa and from the Miss KG range. I've been needing some flat black ankle boots for a while, and these caught my eye with the buckle detail and gold plate around the heel. They're still in the sale for just £49!

Right, that's the outfit out of the way. Now back to The Wellcome Collection.


We only had around 20 minutes to check this place out, but there was definitely plenty to see! I love museums/galleries/centres where I can touch and play with things, so The Wellcome Collection did not disappoint. There are buttons to press, clothes to try on (a straight jacket counts, right?), a space to get creative and doodle, phones to listen to medical explanations, and even some staff members walking around showing you demonstrations (shrunken head anyone?). What I loved most about The Wellcome Collection, was the newly refurbished Reading Room. This isn't just a library, it's also part exhibition gallery and space for events (which they have aplenty!). I have a week booked off for the upcoming London Fashion Week, chilling on a bean bag on the finally reconstructed red carpeted staircase seems like the perfect place for some blog writing!













For those of you that can't get to The Wellcome Collection, they have an online exhibition, Mindcraft, which can be explored from the comfort of your own home, or even whilst out and about from a tablet. I can't wait to go back and explore this treasure trove even more!

Thanks for reading. Wishing you all a Happy Valentines Day!


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