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☆ Paris Week 1 ☆

Our next destination is Paris. Leaving London was so hard, but we were excited for our next adventure. I still miss London because it feels more like a home to me, but I also love Paris.

TUESDAY

We were going to climb the Arc de Triomphe but, unfortunately, the workers were on strike. I wasn’t too upset though because I had just met Penelope Garcia from Criminal Minds and I was on cloud 9. We walked around Champs Elysées for a bit, window shopped and ate some really good macaroons. We also walked through the Tuileries Gardens on our way to La Saint Chapelle, which was beautiful. After class we went out with a few other girls in our group and got food because we were starving after not eating for about 7 hours.

I actually had a lot of questions from people asking where I got this dress. I bought it from Urban Outfitters. It’s really comfortable but in the heat it felt a lot heavier than I anticipated. I love this dress though so I will still wear whether its 90 degrees or 60.

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WEDNESDAY

We had some classwork to do on Wednesday morning, but in the afternoon we went to the top of the Eiffel Tower. I only made it to the second level because I don’t like heights. Later that night we went back to the park in front of the Eiffel tower and sat and ate ice cream for a little until the lighting was perfect for some photos. It was so peaceful and we are hoping to spend more nights like these.

This dress is also from Urban Outfitters (They should sponsor me I’m obsessed). I would normally wear this outfit with some wedges but I didn’t get the chance to go back to my apartment to change my shoes.

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THURSDAY

We went to a cemetery which was cool I guess if you want to walk around dead people. For lunch we went to this amazing falafel restaurant and it was the best thing ever I need to go back. We decided to stay and walk around that area after. There were rainbow flags all over the streets and rainbows were even painted on the roads next to the crosswalks for gay pride. It was such a great community and I really want to go back on a day that I have more energy.

I only took one picture of my outfit because I suck but I wore my overall dress from New Look and a simple white t-shirt underneath.

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FRIDAY

We went to Versailles which was incredible. The hall of mirrors was stunning but I couldn’t really get a good picture because it was packed, which is not fun if you are claustrophobic btw. It has been so cool to actually step foot in the places that you learn so much about in school.

I wore my black crop top from Zara and the skirt that I stole from my mom that I featured in my Mother’s day blog. If you haven’t read it, she bought it from a designer in NYC. I wore my Steve Madden platforms which was a mistake considering we were walking on very uneven ground for most of our time here. If you ever find yourself at Versailles I highly suggest wearing sneakers.

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SATURDAY

Saturday was our shopping day, but in the evening we got together with some other girls in our group and had a picnic at the Eiffel Tower. This was one of my favorite nights so far. We drank some Rosé and watched the tower light up. I definitely need to do this again because it was surreal.

I literally bought everything I’m wearing that day. My shoes are FILA and yes I splurged but I have wanted these for so long and I found some with roses on them so I obviously had to buy them. My top and pants are both from Pull&Bear which is a company that you can only find in Europe. It was probably the only store we could find that was actually affordable and not an American store.

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☆ See you next week! ☆

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☆ London Week 2 ☆

These past two weeks in London have been insane and I have fallen in love with the city. I have met some amazing people and making amazing memories with my friends. London, you will be missed.

SUNDAY

We went to this super expensive restaurant called Aubaine for brunch because we found it on Instagram and it was way too cute not to go. Instead of spending £30 on brunch, we went the cheap route and got salads (which actually ended up being the best we have ever had, I can’t imagine how the actual entrees taste).

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I wore my white bodysuit from Brandy Melville along with my mom jeans from Urban Outfitters. I also wore my new hat from River Island because I wanted to add something girly to my outfit. And yes I wore all of these articles of clothing last week but clothes are rare when you’re living out of a suitcase.

MONDAY 

We had class on Monday morning and then we visited the Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum which was creepy but surprisingly really fun. Then we explored Camden town, which was a cool little down with unique little shops as well as a lot of tourists. I bought some handmade jewelry from one of the little booths, which I will show in my London Haul blog! While we were there a fight broke out and we got locked inside a Starbucks, good times.

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TUESDAY

Tuesday was exhausting because we had to be ready at 7:30 am for our bus ride to Lacock Abbey. It was worth it because not only is this where Talbot invented photography, it is is also where parts of Harry Potter were filmed.

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Then we took the bus to Stonehenge and took some touristy pictures of course. There were so many sheep around it was so exciting.

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I wanted to be comfy for this day so I wore my new jumpsuit from Bershka. It’s the softest material and made it easy to sleep on the bus because…priorities. I also always have my new purse on me from Vendula London.

WEDNESDAY

We spent hours doing some classwork in a museum on Wednesday and we were all pretty hangry until we finally ate lunch. After lunch we went to the Tower of London which is right next to the London Bridge. We took a few photos here and then headed out for some more shopping. During our shopping trip we decided we absolutely needed bubble tea, we took two trains to get to Soho and while we were trying to find it, we accidentally ran into the Ocean’s 8 premiere! We were so close to the actresses and in shock that we had just somehow stumbled across this.

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My entire outfit is from Forever 21 because London has me broke. These jeans are one of my favorite things and I got so many compliments on them that day I was so happy.

THURSDAY & Friday

I don’t have any good pictures from these days 😦

On Thursday we went to the V&A all morning and worked on some assignments. This museum was incredible but I don’t have any good quality pictures, I guess you will just have to experience it for yourself someday! That night we ate at an Indian restaurant called Aladdin and then went to an art student for students finishing college. The artwork was incredible and I honestly am considering going to school here.

On Friday we spent the whole day in class reviewing our work (and I bought something, oops). After 4 hours in the classroom we were so drained that we decided to call it a night and finally catch up on Netflix (I highly recommend Jane the Virgin if you haven’t already watched it).

SATURDAY

Ah yes, finally the weekend. We dedicated this day to our “instagram day” where we explored a few “instagrammable” places. Our first stop was a restaurant called Sketch, but when we got there we decided not to go in because it was super pricey and everyone was very dressed up. From here we walked to Snowflake Luxury Gelato to get some Avolato that we had seen on the Insider instagram page. I don’t even like avocados but it was still worth the £10. On the way back we stopped inside another cute ice cream store (there were so many) to take some pictures. I bought a coffee because I couldn’t eat anymore ice cream but I didn’t want to be rude.

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Then we finally made it to the Buckingham Palace after attempting multiple times within the past two weeks. Honestly I was kind of disappointed that the Queen didn’t come out and greet me but I guess it’s fine.

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I wore my white bodysuit from Brandy Melville (again, I know). My pants are also from Brandy and then I threw on my jean jacket from Topshop because it was kind of cold.

☆ London, I can’t wait to live in you! Next stop, Paris! ☆

 

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☆ A Week in London With Me ☆

MONDAY

I arrived in London around 11 am on Monday and saying I was exhausted would be an understatement. We had an overnight flight and I didn’t sleep or eat at all. Then we had to drag our luggages (mine was broken and weighed 59 lbs) from Gatwick all the way to our dorm/apartment in London, not fun.

TUESDAY

It was our first day of class and we started out with a quick orientation, then headed off to get some lunch at Pret a Manger. We went to a gallery and then we went on the London eye, which was absolutely stunning. I’m slightly afraid of heights but I was too excited to care at that point. We then finished off the class day by photographing in a graffiti tunnel. It was kind of cold so I wore my mom jeans from Urban Outfitters with my denim jacket from Topshop. My black bodysuit is from Forever 21 and of course I’m wearing my adidas because I’m not about to walk around all day in uncomfortable shoes.

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After “class” we had the best chicken burgers ever at a restaurant called the Green Room, which conveniently was about a 4 minute walk from where we were staying. Then we decided to go explore and try to find cute picture spots and of course, the famous red telephone booth. We ended up going to Green park near the Buckingham Palace (which we still haven’t found) but the area was so cute and there were flowers everywhere!!

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WEDNESDAY

Our first activity of the day was visiting the Saatchi gallery which has probably been one of my favorite galleries so far. It was located in a really cute area called Sloane Street with lots of cute shops (including a Brandy Melville!!). Since our study abroad program is for photography, we spent our time at the gallery taking photos.

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We went to a few more galleries after that, but after class we went to the most amazing coffee shop that I found on instagram months ago and have been dying to visit. It’s called Peggy Porschen and I have never loved a place more. Since I knew we would be going to a cute coffee shop that night, I wore my pastel colored plaid skirt from Urban Outfitters and went with my simple black top from Zara. I wore my platform shoes for the coffee shop because I didn’t have to walk too far.

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If you’re ever in London I highly recommend at least checking this place out, super cute and delicious!

THURSDAY

We started off the morning with a nice walk from our dorm to St Paul’s Cathedral. It was so beautiful but unfortunately I couldn’t take pictures inside. We climbed 528 steps to get to the top and even though it was worth it, never again. From the top you could see the entire city from all sides. I wore my plaid dress from Urban because it’s super soft and comfy and I hate walking around all day feeling gross.

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We didn’t take that many pictures this day because after climbing those steps we were exhausted and went home and spent the night napping like losers.

FRIDAY

We didn’t take any pictures at all because we were too busy doing a lot of damage to our bank accounts in Soho. We went back to Sloane street for a little but left after deciding we were too broke for those shops.

SATURDAY

We woke up early in hopes to see the Queen’s birthday parade. Unfortunately that didn’t work out so we went to breakfast instead and photo wandered. I ordered French Toast and we all got mimosas! YUM.

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After our breakfast we went back to Sloane Street to take pictures by these adorable pastel apartments. They cover the whole block and are even prettier in person! We got some (real) gelato to hold in our pictures as props (ya we’re extra) but it tasted too good so we ate it before we had the chance :/

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After our shopping spree I wanted to wear my new clothes, so I wore my new overall dress from a store called New Look. My bodysuit that I’m wearing underneath is from Brandy Melville (yes I bought it here and yes I know it’s an American brand but I’m obsessed okay). My hat is from River Island. My purse is new as well, I bought it from a little boutique area behind our place from a store called Vendula London. The purses are sold online and can be shipped all over! I bought something else from here so stay tuned for a London haul!

☆ See you next week! ☆

 

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☆ Prints and Patterns ☆

It’s that time of the year again when the weather gets warmer and I like to experiment with patterns more. I usually like to stick to my safe and simple shirts, but this time of year has me feeling a bit more daring.

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This outfit is probably my favorite out of the two. My striped top is from Lifestyle Clothiers. I think the cut of this top is so flattering and could honestly look good on anyone. It’s really lightweight which is perfect for summer so I’ll definitely be wearing this top a lot! I just recently picked up these jeans from Forever 21. I saw them weeks ago but they never had my size, but considering I go to the mall basically everyday, I finally found my size! The shoes I am wearing are my Steve Madden platform sandals (and yes I tripped multiple times walking in this field).

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Can we just appreciate my beautiful tattoo that I got at Tattoo 13, I’m obsessed.

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I feel like this outfit would be perfect for a casual grad party or any casual day. You could dress this outfit up with white jeans or a different skirt if you wanted. This shirt is also from Lifestyle Clothiers. It has a similar cut to the first shirt. I wore a white bralette under both of these due to the low cut.

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My skirt is from Topshop and it’s definitely more on the casual side. I love the distressed look and mixing it with a nicer looking top. I’m also wearing the Steve Madden Sandals again because I’m too broke to buy more shoes :/.

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☆ See you next week! ☆

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☆ Red n’ Retro ☆

We all know I’m extra af so when we made plans to go to this retro diner I had to go full out with my outfit. But I wanted to add a hint of modern.

I have been obsessed with denim on denim for forever and I honestly don’t know if I’ll ever get over this trend. My jean skirt is from American Apparel. It’s a decent length so you don’t have to worry about flashing anyone. My jean jacket is from Topshop and it’s such a staple item. Everyone needs the perfect jean jacket. If you think you don’t, you’re lying to yourself. I also have on my white mules from Express that I featured in my shoe haul blog post. Also, I felt super awkward in these pictures because this couple was staring at me yikes.

This white top is from Forever 21. Can you tell I’m obsessed with basic white tops? I have been looking for a top like this for a while but I couldn’t find one that I loved so I’m so happy I found one at forever (literally bought this yesterday).

I also had to break out my cat eye sunglasses from Urban Outfitters of course.

~ When you hear the table behind you talking shit ~

☆ See you next week!! ☆

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✿ Mother’s Day: Shopping in My Mom’s Closet ✿

It’s almost Mother’s Day! To celebrate all the moms out there I decided to raid my own mom’s closet today! Growing up, I got my sense of style from my mom and over the years I made it into my own, yet I still find myself stealing clothes out of her closet way too often. We honestly share most of our clothes anyway.

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For my first outfit I mixed girly with edgy by adding this leather jacket on top of this super feminine dress. The jacket is from Topshop and the dress is by Bailey, purchased from a local boutique called Rear Ends.

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I feel like every mom owns a basic pearl necklace. These necklaces are from an artist market in NYC. Fun fact, these necklaces were worn in Pretty Little Liars and 90210!

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My second outfit is definitely full on girly. I remember needing a skirt in middle school and my mom showed me this one and I thought it was hideous. Now I am obsessed with it and I think I need to steal it. She bought this skirt from a designer at a boutique in Soho, NYC. My tie top is from Forever 21 (it’s not my moms sorry to let you down).

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I mean seriously look at this skirt. It’s so delicate yet it makes such a statement.

✿ Tell your mom you love her and her clothes, see you next week! ✿

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☆ 3 Ways to Style a Simple White T-shirt ☆

My favorite thing lately is spicing up a simple outfit with some fun pants, so I was inspired to create 3 different looks with the same white T-shirt. I feel like staple pieces are so important because one article of clothing can make an entire outfit.

In my first outfit I wanted to keep it casual. I decided to wear these blue striped pants from Brandy Melville. Brandy is my favorite brand for very simple and cheap clothes and I have been shopping there for years.

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My platform sandals are Steve Madden. I hate heels so I always go for the platforms because they give you the height without the pain.

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The sunglasses I am wearing for this outfit and all the others are from Urban Outfitters. These are the first sunglasses that I have ever liked on me because I usually look awful in sunglasses. The hat I am wearing is from Forever 21.

For my second outfit I chose these super fun silver pants. These are my favorite pants and they were literally so cheap from Forever 21.

I’m also wearing the white boots from my last post that I picked up from Express. I never really shopped at Express until recently but I actually love their stuff, who knew??

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Also huge shoutout to whoever’s car this is, it was perfect for my pictures.

The third outfit is a little bit dressy. I got this skirt from Urban Outfitters because I thought it was perfect for the spring.

I kept the white boots on for this outfit because they’re super comfortable and I wanted to show how versatile they are. I also feel like they dress this outfit down a little

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☆ See you next week! ☆

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