The Northern Quarter

Our first day in Manchester turned out to be surprisingly warm and the evening blessed us with a beautiful golden hour as we ventured out into the Northern Quarter. This was a part of Manchester I had heard so much about and I was so excited to explore. 

I wasn't really sure what to expect with Manchester, but the Northern Quarter definitely has a unique edge that I have never really seen with other cities. It retains it's rustic, old fashioned factory buildings while still bringing a sense of independence to it. It was amazing being able to explore all the shops that can't be found anywhere else in the world. 

Even though we've been having a bit of an Indian Summer here in the UK, I couldn't resist taking out some of my new Autumn wardrobe additions for a spin. And I have to say, I'm really loving them! 

I mean, just look at this Primark blouse! Can you even believe it's Primark?! Same with the hat! I'm not always a huge fan of their clothes but occasionally they do the odd piece that is super wonderful. 

Blouse - Primark || Hat - Primark || Kilt - Jack Wills

Shoes - Hush Puppies

I also decided to relive my school days with my new kilt and Mary Poppins shoes. Yes, I know I look like I'm about to go off to boarding school at any moment but I'm embracing it! 

I thought I'd list a couple of my favourite stores in Manchester, just in case you need to know where to pop into!

It also turned out to be incredibly lucky that we took these photos when we did, as the next day we awoke to downpours the entire day! We decided to just spend some time indoors (aka shopping) and it still made for a fantastic trip. 

I've still got one more Manchester post coming your way, and it's a pretty delicious one at that!