As with most things I was a little late in getting into Vikings, a show inspired by the escapades of legendary Norse Viking hero Ragnar Lothbrok who commanded pirate raids on both England and France.
From first laying my eyes on Ragnar (Travis Fimmel) and brother Rollo (Clive Standen), lets just say I was interested. Though it was the rugged brothers who first caught my eye, it was shieldmaiden Lagertha who really got me hooked on the show. She had an equal balance of tough and tender making her one of the few well rounded female characters on television.
Feeling sad that I had binged my way through all 3 seasons available on Amazon Prime and now had to wait for a new episodes I decided to pay homage to my favourite character by mixing a little of her style with my own.
Putting my hair in plat and a quiff, layering up and pairing with my tough leather boots, I was ready to fight my own battle.
My journey may not have been quite as adventurous, but if you have ever tried to get somewhere on time in central London, you will understand how much of a fight it can be.
The next part of my journey was a Rib tour down the Thames, so I knew that my clothes had to be both warm and comfortable.
London weather is variable, to say the least, between the sweltering tube and river side breeze, so I prefer to wear layers that I can put on or discard as needed.
Underneath my boyfriend blazer and faux suede wrap was an oversized T-Shirt form H&M (that you might have already spied in my previous haul post) paired with thick Zara leggings with ribbed detailing. All other items are old but, as I have mentioned many times before, I hate being wasteful and make an effort to reuse my clothes.
Spending a lot of my spare time travelling or running around the city, the key to any outfit has to be comfort mixed with a touch of edgy style, which is why I tend to wear lots of oversized items with skinny trousers.
London’s Southbank is a vibrant area and though teeming with tourists has some wonderful events, including talks, plays, films and festivals; however my favourite pass time is to hangout near the undercroft skate park. An area which was almost destroyed by developers but, despite all odds, managed to survive after a passionate campaign named Long Live Southbank.
The mural that I am in front of is by French musician and artist Grems and though I am not sure what his thought process was behind the piece, for me it shows how diversity is the key to creating a vibrant city.
What TV show should I move onto next? Also I would love to now what you like most about big cities?