Presently, I am blogging from London, my absolute favorite city on earth! And of course, while in my favorite city, what else to do than partake in my favorite pastime — shopping. And boy is there shopping to be done in this town! For the fashion enthusiast, London is the functional equivalent of heaven. No, I’m serious.
For those of you who have not had the pleasure of visiting London (you must!), let me tell you that nothing in the States can compare to what the Brits call the High Street (trust me, they do it bigger and better than us). Here is one of the looks I wore whilst browsing London High Street fashion for spring wardrobe ideas and simultaneously resisting the urge to buy everything. More on all that later. This outfit was perfect for the surprisingly not freezing weather I encountered, however, the shoes were tricky when navigating the very crowded and very rushed London underground system, where Londoners have absolutely no tolerance for slow pokes.
Tempted to book a trip to London to see how fabulous it is for yourself? Do it! And if you take the plunge, whatever you do, don’t miss Liberty. Best store ever!
Image from Elle magazine, April 2011
I am a loyal subscriber to virtually every fashion magazine in the U.S. and when I say loyal, I mean loyal. In fact, in order to justify my magazine consumption, I tend to force myself to inspect every single page (and actually read every article) although “force” is kind of a harsh term, since its actually always a thoroughly enjoyable experience.
This month, while reviewing one of my favs, Elle, I came across this picture of Emma Roberts. My first thought: Love the Burberry Prorsum jacket. Love! My next thoughts: (1) Is that a giant safety pin in her ear? (2) And who is the genuis behind such a creation? (3) And I absolutely need to have it. Now. Apparently, it is a Tom Binns Design. If your taste in fashion is anything like mine, your welcome.Read More
Zara Skirt and Shirt, Sam Edelman Shoes
Spring wardrobe essential #1: Neutrals. This is my take. Is this skirt from Zara not fabulous? What’s more, its leather! Perfection I tell you. And what better way to add some spice to a toned down neutral look than with a pair of leopard print heels?
This is what I like to call my “going to the stables” look. Nevermind that there are no stables in my distant future. Nevermind that I really don’t even like horses all that much (ok, I’m actually scared to death of them) and I’m clumsy and irresponsible in the way that makes me prone to unfortunate situations like stepping in horse manure, which always sort of takes the fun out of just about everything horse related. Surely, if I really had a legitimate engagement at the stables, I mightn’t be in heels and a short skirt. But that’s irrelevant. Fashion always brings out the little girl in me who loves to play dress up. If I’m going to an event, in my mind, getting to pick out the costume is always the best part. I guess for me events only exist as opportunities to showcase great clothes. Is that normal?Read More
One. How fabulous are feathers? Beyond. How often am I feeling like channeling Pocahontas with feathered accessories/accents and Essie’s Turquoise & Caicos nail polish? All. The. Time. Not sure the feathered look goes with everything, but I’m also not sure I care.
Two. Occasionally when I am out and about with my favorite earring (singular) I get funny looks from strangers and I know what they are thinking: No, I did not lose my other earring. Sometimes one earring is just enough.
P.S. I have decided that at least one of my next two tattoos is going to be some sort of feather. Tattoo post soon to follow.