This weekend has been a surprisingly warm one and it’s actually been lovely. I really like this time of year where it’s warm but not hot. You can enjoy an ‘outdoorsy’ weekend without dying of sunburn and heatstroke. Although for me outdoorsy means sitting in the cafe garden rather than inside so maybe my opinion is a bit skewed. However Saturday morning the husband and I did just that and sat in The Little Bird’s cafe garden and enjoyed a decent flat white. It was the first time we had been and although we knew they did some vegan food, we decided to have breakfast at home beforehand to save a bit of money. Upon seeing the menu though we were both very tempted to become like the hobbits from Lord of the Rings and attempt second breakfast! Regrettably we decided to save trying their breakfast for a day when we weren’t already full and stuck to our plan of just getting coffee.
The Little Bird is on the outskirts of Northbridge and has a really friendly and relaxed vibe. The window seats inside face the streets and were completely full of eaters and drinkers but looked like such a great spot to people watch. The staff were really friendly and the coffee was pretty good. If I was being picky I’d say too much froth for a flat white and soy froth is kinda bitter (I’m not a fan of it), but the coffee itself was nice. I love how they’ve really taken inspiration for their aesthetic from Northbridge itself and incorporated design elements like graffiti, exposed brick and rustic furnishings.
For my outfit I needed something that took me from day to night as we were out most of the day, so I chose a Topshop bardot polka dot top that was made out of a soft, crinkle pleated material. It is that kinda top that you cannot under any circumstances do any kind of arm waving or wacky inflatable-esque dancing in, but I love it. I love that it’s relaxed and floaty but it’s not really feminine and pretty as a lot of bardot tops usually are. I’m also not usually a polka dot fan but this kind of small and subtle polka dot is totally my cup of tea, especially as its black with greyish dots. I paired this top with my trusty black Topshop Joni jeans and my black Topshop backless loafers because comfort is number one (also see here for some leather-free versions that I like). For the evening I changed into some heeled patent black boots and threw my washed black denim jacket over my shoulders (there was no way I could actually wear a jacket with those bardot sleeves!).
I hope you guys had a really good weekend too as mine has been really quite lovely. I’m just sad that it’s coming to an end and if you want an accurate depiction of how I feel about going to work tomorrow then check out the bonus photo below.
Thanks for reading!