Street Vendor Hat, Vendor Shirt, Nordstrom Blazer, Forever 21 Pants, ASOS shoes
I’ve never considered myself a T shirt and jeans kind of girl, but I’ve still yearned for a way to pull off the look tastefully. Offsetting a basic graphic shirt with some leather pants and structured hat did just the trick. Plus a pair of dark lips are always a safe bet for me.
Now presenting Lady Dinah’s Cat Emporium! After launching a kick starter campaign a couple of months back, Lady D’s finally opened in Shoreditch. It’s like any other tea house but this one has cats running around for you to play with! I’m not much of a cat person but when I knew my feline-loving friends were coming to town I booked the first appointment available. Lucky for me because now they’re booked till May!
Top Shop pants, Urban Outfitters Sunglasses, Thrifted Shirt, ASOS Boots, Nordstrom Jacket
Tartan will always have a special place in my heart. When I found these marvellous pants at Top Shop my first day here, I knew it was meant to be. They’re an easy way to make any outfit feel “oh so London”. In this case, they put a brit twist to Sandy’s dangerous Greece look.
H&M Hat, Thrifted pants, H&M Shirt, Forever 21 socks, ASOS boots, L aqa & Co Lipstick
For years, I shied away from hats, thinking I needed some fabulous occasion to wear them out. But after investing in this wide-brimmed when I first arrived in London I’ve realized how very very wrong I was. Hats are the perfect staple for every closet. They void a need for accessories and put an unmistakeable flair to your outfit. They’re kind of like stilettos for your head; if you can own ’em, you feel on top of the world
Vintage glasses, Forever 21 shirt, H&M pants, ASOS shoes, Vintage vest
London Fashion Week; the most exciting part of February for fashion lovers everywhere. It’s a time for devotees to put their best foot forward and strut their decadent ensemble to the world. Here’s a favorite look from my week in the city
Vintage Shirt, H&M Necklace, ASOS Shoes, Primark Tights
Though trends can be hard to follow, one English staple look will always be an oversized top. Whether it’s a wool coat or a vintage button down, an oversized top is an effortless way to feel put together and bold. Most people shy away from oversized tops for fear of looking “boxy” or shapeless. But paired with slick tights, it’s an easy way to balance the look by bringing shape back into the ensemble.
If you’re in the market for a smock, check out your local thrift store. I got mine in town for just $7 and it’s one of the comfiest pieces I own.
Day 37: Sundays are the best because they’re made for brunch and market shopping! After a lovely morning of scones and tea, my friend Ellen and I headed to the flower market. Flowers never fail to put a smile on my face so I bought a beautiful bouquet to keep the feeling around all week long!
Day 36: This Saturday I headed to Stonehenge and Bath for little day trip with my program. But about 30 seconds after we arrived at Stonehenge, hail started falling so hard that we all ran back to the bus! We headed over to Bath to explore the extravagant ancient roman baths. Although no one uses the pools for bathing anymore, the water is still said to contain mystic healing powers. We got to try some from the fountain but all I felt was a funky taste in my mouth!
Once I got home I went to an “America” themed party at Lauren’s flat! Complete with country music, Budweiser and lots of denim, it was fun seeing what Brits actually think we do across the pond.
Day 35: This morning class was cancelled so I ventured for a nice cafe to camp out in for the day. By sunset I caught a great run on the Thames River banks. It’s my favorite place to be at this time of night because the pathways and stores look so festive and cheerful lit up. My roommate Jossie and I ended the day cooking some good ol’ fashioned fajitas! Though we may be across the pond, they weren’t half bad!
Day 34: Sorry I’ve been slacking so much these past few days! Yesterday, my Art & Society class paid a visit to Tate Britain, a modern art museum in downtown London. Rooms are organized by decade so you can see how art progresses from 1500’s to present day. I found the exhibits absolutely fascinating and loved analyzing and interpreting the works with my peers.