Went for a walk down the old King's Road to see if anybody was there.

Floral top: £2.75, Topshop, via charity shop. Denim circle skirt: £28.50, American Apparel, via ASOS. Polka dot pop socks: £1, Primark. Two-tone ballet flats: 50p, Russell and Bromley, via ebay. Bag: gift, Marks and Spencer. Polka dot sunglasses: £1, Primark. Skull bracelet: £11, Made, via ebay.

Yesterday was, in short, hot. Walking westwards along the King's Road (in an outfit that probably cost less than the average person's left shoe), Danielle and I were rather grateful for our sunglasses and the occasional breeze. Neither of us had ever visited the Royal Borough before, despite obsessively watching Made In Chelsea, so it was about time we braved the Circle line and saw what all the fuss was about.

In all honesty, the King's Road itself is just a high street. Admittedly, it is a very nice high street, as the average shop is Jigsaw or Comptoir des Cotonniers, but if you wander off the tourist-infused street, you'll have the opportunity to gaze wistfully at wonderful architecture, and maybe even doff your cap to A. A. Milne at his former place of residence (yep, I'm a blue plaque geek). On a more palatable level, there's plenty of scope for rumbling stomaches. We were hoping to try out The Bluebird Restaurant until the sight of our already rather empty purses decided that it wouldn't be the most sensible option. Instead, we tried out The Chelsea Teapot. If you like a good scone - who doesn't? - then this is the place for you! For just over a fiver each, we managed to indulge in some sweet homemade treats; Danielle tried her first ever (!) red velvet and it got a very enthusiastic thumbs up.

Apart from the World's End Vivienne Westwood shop and the Saatchi Gallery, are there any other places you'd recommend in SW3? I'm such a Sloane Square Stranger!

xxx

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  1. I love days in the sunshine! It sounds like you've had such a lovely one too :) you're quite the bargain queen with your outfit

    louisejoyb x

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    1. I like the sun, but I dislike being hot... oxymoron? Thanks, I pride myself on it, aha xx

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  2. I haven't explored Chelsea yet, I really want to though, I really need to get out and explore London more rather than venturing to the same places every time!
    The Chelsea Teapot looks and sounds lovely!
    P.S. I am most definitely a Blue Plaque geek too, xoxo.

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    1. Don't worry, I normally stick to the well-trodden (i.e. Carnaby Street) path, so this is a welcome veering exploration. It was! I'd recommend it to anyone (and particularly you) xxx

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  3. I think I need to explore chelsea - it always looks so pretty :)
    & your outfit is, as always, gorgeous!

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    1. It's beautiful! So many parks and pretty shops. Thank you (: xx

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  4. Oh my word, I can't imagine how stifling it is in London right now- it must be horrible! I went on an epic trek to find Dante Gabriel Rossetti's house, which is on Cheyne Walk, which turns out to be in Chelsea but right next to the river. My friend and I however got a little lost and it took us forever to find a tube station again! However, I was well chuffed as I am rather obsessed with him (studying him for about 9 months for my dissertation may have had something to do with it!)

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    1. Damn, I wish I'd gone! Bloody love him (as I'm sure you're well aware by now). London's a bit daunting with just how bloody BIG it is, I'm not surprised you got lost! xx

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  5. Enjoy the weather while it lasts :)

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    1. Tell me about it, I've got a jumper on now.. xx

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  6. Oh look at you Miss C.. You look so London. But in a good way of course. So effortlessly hanging off the lamppost, and drinking cups of tea. Perfection if you ask me.x

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    1. lahhhndahhhn! Let's be effortlessly cool together soon plz K McP xx

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  7. Great pictures, you look so pretty and your tea and cake look delicious :)

    Jo. x

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  8. Ahh made in chelsea, our addiction is actually pathetic. We love your outfit, it looks so awesome !! You always find the best outfit-post-worthy-destinations. Nice (:
    Ammie xx

    www.ammieandsharrie.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Not pathetic - amazing! Thank you, I think I'm just lucky! xx

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  9. Gorgeous pictures. I particularly enjoy the cake (always thinking of my stomache...)
    Kaz x
    sunshine--days.blogspot.co.uk

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  10. I've only been once, it is JUST a high street isn't it?

    There are some amazing charity shops though with lots of lovely designer cast-offs - I found a few cute vintage suitcases that I've regretted not buying ever since!

    Becky | life.style.flash. x

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    1. There was a skirt suit with a sort of porcelain print that was absolutely bladdy amazing, but it wasn't in my size (and £30...), which I wish I could've bought :( ah well - it was clearly not to be! xx

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  11. Oh the tea and scones look so good, it's nice exploring new places :) x

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    1. It makes for an interesting day out - for sure! xx

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  12. Oh Rebecca you always manage to look so pretty! And you have a pretty amazing camera too, the quality is something else. Your outfit is lovely, I need a denim skirt like this myself I just can't seem to find one. The tea and scones look darling and I am so jealous you get to breeze about London on a Sunday. That is the life indeed.

    Gemma x

    www.gemmasatire.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Mate, if you'd seen me sweating earlier in the day you wouldn't be saying that any more, aha. Really? It's just crappy point and shoot, no DSLR for me! It's an AA one, pretty expensive, but I wear it so much it feels justified. xx

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  13. Just discovered your blog, its lovely! Your outfit is gorgeous, I love the sunnies! Would you like to follow eachother? :) xx

    http://cositsthebeesknees.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. I broke those sunglasses. I'm still wearing black. xx

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  14. hey love! that looks like an amazing road to wander around. landing a perfect spot for tea and scones definitely sounds wonderful!

    glad to see that you're doing just fine! missed you much, rebecca! xx

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    1. Missed you too sarah! Glad to see your blog's up and running again (: xx

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  15. Love these photos Rebecca, your lippy is gorgeous! The Chelsea Teapot sounds lush! I love a good scone and jam ;)
    Robyn Mayday
    xx

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    1. If you didn't love a scone, I'd think there were something wrong with you - who doesn't?? xx

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  16. Lovely photos, Rebecca! Mmmmm the pohotos of the tea and scones, making me super hungry, haha! xx

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  17. I've always wanted to go into the Royal Borough. You look gorgeous by the way!

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    1. Do it! It's lovely there, but maybe do it on a cooler day...xx

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  18. Looks like you had a lovely time, that is a gorgeous teapot and those cakes look scrummy! Hope you find more places to go! XxxX http://thesecondhandrose.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I did want to steal the pot, but I didn't really want to get banned from the place.. Here's to searching charity shops! xx

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  19. Cool outfit! Love the lipstick. x

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  20. And I'm a London stranger, I'm rather jahlous (attempt at being posh) at your Chelsea visit - DID YOU SEE OLLIE LOCKE?! Or at least manage to steal a snippet of his hair?

    Oh it's late and I feel rambly. I like your lipstick, is it one of your chanel ones?

    LETS MEET SOON PLEASE

    xx

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    1. I DIDN'T SEE HIM, BUT HIS HAIR SCARES ME. My friend saw him in her local pub (lolololol, oh hampstead heath...) and thought she better leave pretty soon after as she spilt ketchup down herself...

      It's not, just a cheapy MUA one, but a similar shade! It's a one pound winner.

      YES PLEASE. HOPE YOUR HONEYMOON IS SWEET (I tried to make a honey is sweet pun...) xx

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