Sunday, March 30, 2014

A Day In Brighton

What I Wore: [Sweater: Zara, Button-Up: Target, Pants: J. Crew, Shoes: Born, Earrings: Kate Spade New York]

Here are a few snaps of the outfit I wore on my little day trip down to Brighton today. Two of my friends and I took the train down and spent the day wandering Brighton’s many little streets, poking around in shops, and consuming a lot of really amazing food. Even though it was overcast all day the weather was warm enough where I didn’t have to wear a jacket and cover up my outfit all day (I’m really obsessed with the sparkles on this new sweater, so I wanted to show them off), which is always a good thing in my book! I can’t believe I’ve only got 16 days left in England before my time here is over, I’ll really miss being able to just hop on the train and take little day trips like this all of the time.

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend, thanks for stopping by!


Friday, March 21, 2014

Pleats in Paris - Spring Break Part 2

What I Wore: [Dress: Topshop Sale, Necklace: Nordstrom Rack, Shoes: Born, Coat: Michael by Michael Kors, Lipstick: Bite Beauty Lip Crayon in “Rhubarb”]

For the second half of our spring break my friends and I got to spend 5 beautiful days in Paris, otherwise known as my favorite place in the world. The weather was beautiful everyday we were there, we ate Laduree, had tea at the original Chanel boutique (still cannot believe that happened), walked and walked and walked, drank champagne, took in as much amazing art as we could handle, and overall just fell in love with the city of light.

I brought this dress along because 1. I love it, it’s so cute, I nearly cried when I tried it on at Topshop because it’s so perfect and 2. It’s pretty visually interesting piece so it’s great for traveling when I have limited space for packing accessories and layering pieces. It also felt kind of Paris-y to me, so everything just worked out perfectly. I’m also now on navy-colored dress buying ban, because this girl has a few too many in her closet right now.

Here are a few photos from our time in Paris:

A perfect example of the beautiful weather we had while in Paris, spend one day wandering around Montmartre, seeing Sacre Coeur, eating Creme Brûlée at the Amelie Cafe, and poking around vintage shops.

It was Kaylie’s 21st birthday the first day we were in the city which meant a trip to the huge Ladureé on the Champs Elysees (the excitement was so real and everything was amazing).

The last night in Paris my friends and I bit the bullet and stood in line for two hours so that we could go to the top of the Eiffel Tower at night, it was so worth the wait - I really couldn’t have imagined a more magical way to end an amazing spring break.

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Everything is Nice in Nice - Spring Break Part 1

What I Wore: [Top: Forever 21, Skirt: American Apparel, Boots: Franco Sarto, Hat: H&M, Earrings: Anthropologie, Belt: Forever 21, Lipstick: Bite Beauty Lip Crayon in “Quince”]

I recently got back from spending a week exploring France with 4 of my friends for spring break. And let me tell you, it was an amazing experience. Like the title says, we spent the first part of our trip in Nice on the French Rivera. It felt so good to be able to get some fresh air, sunshine, and slow down from fast paced city life. Although I can’t say we slowed down too much, with such a short amount of time (only 4 days) there was a lot we wanted to see and do in the area, so pretty much everyday was packed. I took the two photos below on our first full day there from an amazing lookout point at the top of a huge hill - getting up there was definitely the most exercise like thing I’ve done since being abroad - but the view was so worth the hike. I was one of my most favorite things we did while in Nice.

The photos above were taken on our last day in Nice as my friends and I stopped for our final helping of the amazing locally made ice cream before we headed off to Paris (I went for the mango sorbet). As I have always had a big spot in my heart for stripes I made sure to fully embrace quintessential French style and pair my stripes with a big “I feel really cool when I wear this” hat.

A post from Paris should be up within the next few days, I hope you all have a wonderful weekend, thanks for stopping by!


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