11.3.12

Monki Love

Today I debuted my first ever Monki purchase - the Addison leggings! I bought them in London the other day after I stayed over after the Company Style Blogger Awards. I was staying in Jen's hotel room which was near-ish Carnaby Street, so I had to pop into the newly opened Monki store before heading home or risk being the lamest fashionista that ever lived! 

(Fur-collar cardi, jacket, glasses and boots - Topshop, blouse - H&M, necklace - New Look)




Monki is a quirky and affordable swedish (well, international now!) brand. A bit like H&M in terms of stock and price range, but with a lot more character. You may remember me posting about their amazing magazine

They were preparing for their launch party when I visited the store, which I sadly couldn't go to. This little guy (these funny little creatures are like the Monki mascots) was feeling pretty sad about it too:


This was inside the store. Such an amazing interior for a VM fanatic like myself! It made it so fun to shop!


I fell slightly in love with this dress, but ultimately decided I was getting caught up in the Monki moment and if I still yearned for it when I got home, I could buy it online. The yearning ceased! 


Looks like I'm embracing the printed leggings trend with maximum enthusiasm this Spring! Are you a fan of it? 

What do you make of Monki? 


37 comments:

  1. Love the leggings!! I will defo have to check Monki out!xxx

    http://bartieflowersfashionblog.blogspot.com/

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  2. I love the print on those leggings! Can't wait to visit the Monki store when I'm next in London!

    Caroline x
    Caroline's Catwalk

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  3. Monki looks so cute! I wish I lived in London, being so far up north means I can't really visit these beautiful stores! You look amaze!

    J xxx

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  4. So so cute, That shop looks amazing!

    http://juffielovesstyles.blogspot.com/

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  5. I love the printed legging trend <3 I really dont have the legs for leggings but who gives one :] x

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  6. I hadn't heard of Monki before but I'm going to check them out. I love the fur collar cardi! x

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  7. I love the leggings! I'v heard good things about Monki! It is such a shit existence I sorrowfully lead being up North and thus ostracized from the rest of the fun and fashionable world. Will definitely pop into Monki on my next London visit in May!

    Gemma x

    www.gemmasatire.blogspot.comv

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  8. I love Monki! Wish there was one further up North, I shopped there when I visited Finland and I've loved it ever since :)
    I love those leggings too, they're graphic without being too in your face!
    x

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  9. I love Monki, wish there was a store nearer me or postage was cheaper! x

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  10. i adore print leggings, such an easy trend! i really wish i had a monki store near me, the clothes are just lovely :\

    Robin x

    magpie-fashion.blogspot.com

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  11. Seriously loving those leggings! I've never bought any of their clothes or really heard much about them but I'm often near Carnaby Street so will definitely have to have a look! The shop looks so cute too :)

    x

    ivory-faith♥

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  12. I'm a MASSIVE printed legging fan, I'm starting a small hoard! I havn't heard about Monki before and will deffo look into it.
    I love your shoes though! You always have great shoes!
    Rae
    xxx

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  13. There needs to be a far bigger Monki presence on the high street, so much love for their stuff (and the prices!!) and the new store looks so brill! Big fan of the leggings, really unusual but pretty wearable print!

    wishfulsinfulyou.blogspot.com

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  14. the leggings look great! love the vm in Monki aswell, so imaginative! x

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  15. Love those leggings, they look way more interesting than all the other printed ones about :)

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  16. absolutely love those leggings, the outfit is adorable sweetpea!
    www.theorangewalls.blogspot.com

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  17. I love the leggings, I'm not usually too keen on printed leggings but I would definitely wear these ! x

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  18. I love leggings but just can't get into the trend! I always feel like I'm missing something on my lower half.
    XX

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  19. love the leggings!!
    that shop looks amazing!!
    http://kellinasthoughts.blogspot.com/

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  20. Hi Gem,
    I'm having real difficulties reading your blog via my Android phone recently . The blurb is fine and fits on the screen nicely but your pictures seem to always want to zoom up to the size of the planet. It means all I can generally see on oootd shots is an extreme close-up of very out of focus bits of your garden and maybe your right elbow!! It used to be fine on this phone, and other blogs I follow still look fine. Has some setting changed? x

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  21. love the pattern on the leggings :) x

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  22. Wow the Monki store looks fab! I never knew it was so affordable! :) xx

    missjessicarachel.blogspot.com

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  23. Love those leggings Gem! I used to love printed leggings but sure my legs have got chubbier recently so staying clear until they resume a normal shape! Yours, however, look fab:) I love Monki, they need to get one in Scotland asap.

    Caz x
    www.mystylisms.blogspot.com

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  24. I love your style so much those leggings are fab! I need to get my hand on some Monki!

    burntredd.blogspot.com

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  25. I love your leggings!
    Claudia xxx
    www.claudiakitten.blogspot.com

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  26. Fab sunglasses!

    http://themusingsofflorence.blogspot.com/

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  27. I love your outfit and I love this leggins!

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  28. The interior of their shop looks so much fun!!

    Have only browsed Monki briefly online and was a fan of what I saw...a bit nervous of ordering anything offline though - not knowing whether I should size up/down according to certain pieces etc.

    Love your leggings too!

    Rosie x

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  29. Oh those leggings are amazing, I absolutely love this outfit!

    Laila x
    thekittenswhiskers.blogspot.com

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  30. I loooooooooooooooooooooooove Monki! (added a couple of o's for maxixum enthousiasm ^^); they sell so many lovely things, I can't wait for them to open a shop in Belgium.
    X

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  31. Love a nicely presented presented shop. I'm probably a vm fanatic too haha, that's a good way of putting it! I've only recently heard of Monki but have seen some lush stuff from there on blogs etc., especially the clutch Lily wore to fashion week! You look lovely, I love your jacket and blouse xxx

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  32. I got my first pair of crazy print leggings this year and I'm loving them so far but not sure how brave I can be!
    Such a fan of Monki, would love to hit the store next time I'm in London.

    Jade x
    jadedanielle-fashiobeforefood.blogspot.com

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  33. love carnaby street its got some incredible shops!
    have a look at my blog too!
    http://ma912.blogspot.com/

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  34. I LOVE Monki, my latest blog post is just me rhapsodising about this store! great minds eh...

    Maria xxx

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  35. Can't believe I work so close and still haven't been in yet! Will make myself have a peek this lunchtime... bank card beware!

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  36. Oh wow those are very beautiful .Your excitement is clearly justified! I want to tell youtrue religion shorts is my favorite and hope you can come in and see.

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  37. I love Monki! Can't wait to visit the store. x

    http://missjulia.blogspot.co.uk/

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