Last Chance Blazer, PacSun Shorts, ASOS Boots, Urban Glasses
Last night I attended a lecture on The History of Fashion (Pre-Industrial Revolution) at the Phoenix Art Museum. I opted for some funky high waisted shorts for comfortable wear in the hot Tempe heat. Plus, they were way too much fun to dress up.
H&M Hat, Urban Glasses, Thrifted Shirt, Free People Skirt, Steve Madden Boots
I was always a whimsical child growing up, preferring tutus and colorful fairy wings to regular clothes. Though I stick to more neutral colors these days, that same playful spirit still makes its way into my closet from time to time. So when the “flower child” trend began showing up, the little girl in me jumped at the chance to wear those same whimsical tutus again. Though I’ve had this tulle skirt for over a year now, it’s still one of my favorite pieces to style from edgy to chic.
Top Shop Crop Top, Top Shop Midi, Charlotte Russe shoes, Urban Sandals
Well, I’m home in America! And while it may be 100 degrees outside, my London attitude still dominates my closet. Although most Arizonans opt for minimal clothing in the summer, I’ve found retrp midi-skirts to be my best friend. I welcomed the extra length as an alternative to the micro-micro skirts usually seen around the city. Plus they protect my legs from hot leather car seats and the scorching rays outside.
I think I’m starting to get a hold on this summer dressing thing 😉
My last hurrah before ending this incredible semester abroad. To be honest, I didn’t’ have high expectations for the city. From my experience, people have a strict love/hate relationship with the Parisian culture and I was ready for the latter. But upon arrival, I fell in love with the late night cafes and French lifestyle. Although much of the city was alluringly over-the-top (ahem, Versailles), the Parisian’s effortless spirit created the most charming atmosphere.
On our first morning we traveled to Versailles and paid our dues as weekend tourists. The ornate walls, gardens, glistening chandeliers, banisters, gates, plated gold details—no words can do it all justice.
Later we headed to Notre Dame and the infamous lovelock bridge. The cathedral, famous for it’s stunning stained glass didn’t disappoint. The lovelock was a sight as couples eternalized their love on the bridge. We settled down in the park nearby with some fresh Laudree Macrons, a classic bottle of wine and baguette. The accordion player in the background was an added bonus!
The next day I ventured to the Louvre for an afternoon of Italian Renaissance and Egyptian artifacts. Not before sunbathing next to the beautiful fountain outside for a bit though.
That night we made out way to the Eiffel tower for part du of our picnic day. As we finished our wine and baguettes, we watched the shimmering eiffel tower show. What a night indeed.
My last day in London Town. Oh I will miss this city so much. It’s inspired me in countless ways and helped me grow myself as a person. I’ve met such incredible people in my time here and know I’ll be back soon to call London my home.