September 27, 2011

Today's Everyday Fashion: London Style






































The last stop on our trip: five nights in London! Ahhh. It was quite the relief to arrive in a much cooler temperature, where I could wear all the jackets I never get a chance to wear in Florida, and this city was very clean and easy to get around. We did some sightseeing the first day, but I also did a little shopping! (more on that later) As for the fashion in London, I think this city takes the cake. Here's why:

- Everyone is super stylish here! You can think of it as a trendier New York City. Girls were not at all scared to experiment with fashion, makeup and hair. I saw a girl on the subway at the end of our trip with lavender hair that actually looked quite normal. I don't know if it was the city that had rubbed off on me at the point, but she looked great.
- It was chilly, but everyone, and I mean everyone, was in tights and shorts (usually denim cut-offs with black tights).
- Skull scarves were big here (I also saw them in Paris), and in the stores they sell tons and tons of pleated pants with tapered bottoms, over-sized bow blouses and colorful skinny denim.

About my outfit: this is not my favorite outfit of the trip (the one two days from now is!) but it was perfect for the weather and really comfy (these boots rock). It was chilly in London, but even more so at night. I added my zebra scarf when the sun went down, buttoned my jacket, and moved my belt up around the waist of my blazer (made the switch in the middle of the street, in case you were wondering). You can see my daytime look below, before I made the changes! I'm a big fan of transitional outfits on the go. :-)




Scarf (above & left): c/o Happy Scarf, $24
Blazer: Express, $25
Shirt: Moda c/o MJR Sales, $16
Belt: Urban Outfitters, $20
Jeans: Gap, $35
Boots: Bakers, $90 (similar)
Brooch: Banana Republic, $20
Purse: c/o It's in the Bag, $79
Necklace (below): c/o Catherine Nicole, $44


Under the Marble Arch


































Piccadilly Circus























Regent Street at night

36 comments:

  1. This is definitely a city I would love to visit someday!  The camel colored boots look great with your orangish top and the blazer.  The zebra scarf is definitely the icing on the cake! Love it :)  Heather

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  2. i am seriously ready for a european vacation after reading these posts!  but i want to know- did you shop while you were there and when can we get those details?!

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  3. I'm loving your vacation posts. So fun to see what you packed. This is my favorite European outfit yet.

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  4. Wow you look incredible!  Ahh I have yet to make it to Europe as an adult, love seeing your posts!  I love the drapiness of that scarf, I need a lightweight one like that!

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  5. This is my favorite outfit so far! Love the idea of a transitional outfit. And if tomorrow's outfit is YOUR favorite then I can't wait to see it. Your vacation looked fabulous!

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  6. Love this outfit - very trendy and warm looking. :)

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  7. Love the picture of Piccadilly Circus. Looks like it was taken 50 years ago.

    On an unrelated note, do you have any suggestions on where to find cheap, but nice shoes? I have something specific in mind, but I either find something close, but not quite, or its exactly want I want, but $100+. I'm looking for closed toe black espadrilles, but open toe is the in thing these days, and I can't find closed toe for under $100. Kinda random, I know...any help would be appreciated.

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  8. Great Post!!!

    loved

    www.ilovenystyle.blogspot.com

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  9. Lindsey, I only shopped in London, but I did a lot of it. I'm planning to do a post and tell you what I saw + show you everything I bought in the next couple days so stay tuned! :-)

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  10. Have you checked Endless, Piperlime or Victoria's Secret yet? Right now is actually a great time to buy espadrilles because "summer" items are on clearance! If you prefer to shop in person, then I love DSW, Nordstrom Rack and Marshall's for shoes.

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  11. So far, this is my favorite!! Love the scarf, with the boots and yes, it just works :)

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  12. I have been to London, (my trip 'over the pond' was England, France and Switzerland) and I agree with you about the fashion in London! It is so inspiring. I also got some great clothes while I was there! I can't wait to see what you bought :)

    I love everything about your outfit! It is so put together yet looks so easy!

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  13. I ♥ that scarf - it's amazing!  I just looked though and they don't ship to the UK - thumbs down :(  If you ever grow tired of it please post it to me.x
    P.S.  You look great and I am loving seeing your planned outfits transition into real life wearing situations.

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  14. It's been so much fun seeing your travel pics and your thoughts from your trip!  I love your blog and always look forward to your posts!  Also, I love your outfit; can you give specifics on how to find the top from MJR Sales?  Thanks!!

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  15. I love the color scheme, I know that nowadays you don't need to match your bag with your shoes, but that doesn't mean it doesn't look good when you do!

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  16. Cindie, I totally agree! :-) 

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  17. Thank you Shirley, glad you are enjoying them and just a few days left of these posts before I go back to the regular ones. :-) This shirt was called "MODA SLEEVELESS RUFFLED BLOUSE" - I did a search just now and couldn't find any, although I have seen this shirt on MJR Sales recently in pink and blue. I recommend checking "New Arrivals" every other day or so if you are hoping to find one! It's kind of like a treasure hunt on that website. Good luck! :-)

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  18. I love this look!  Often when we're traveling we can be so focused on comfort that the looks fall short...this is a great "vacay" casual look, comfy and still super chic!

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  19. love all the camel
    i used not be a big fan, but it is sooo growing on me these days
    brett

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  20. This is my favorite outfit so far! Very chic and clean.

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  21. First off, I LOVE this outfit!! Perfection.

    Secondly, thank you soooo much for linking to that scarf! I had seen it before on another website that  $21.25 to ship to Canada (almost doubling the cost of the scarf!) which I could not justify considering actual postage would probably cost them about $2. I just ordered from your link -- free shipping! Yay!

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  22. They sell it at fredflare.com and they do ship to the OK. Their shipping charges are exorbitant, however.

    http://www.fredflare.com/ACCESSORIES-hats-scarves-and-gloves/Zebra-Crossing-Scarf/

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  23. I can't type today! I meant UK!

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  24. I can't type today! I meant UK!

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  25. Sorry, I meant this to be a reply below.

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  26. I'm going there next year! yayyyyy!!!! Super outfit! :)

    xoxoxo
    Ritcha
    http://ritchastyle.blogspot.com

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  27. Oops - meant to write, voted for you !!!

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  28. Isn't London just the best?! So glad you loved it! I think it is one of the most stylist cities and love that girls there are not afraid to take risks! It definitely rubs off on you while you were there! What an easy way to do a day-to-night look! I would never have thought about moving the belt to the blazer but it's such a great idea!

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  29. I often visit Regent street at nights and what is the stuff of that handbag you are carrying.

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  30. Totally loving this look! The colors are great...that scarf is sooo fun!

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  31. I was going through your old post for inspiration on how to wear a few scarfs I picked up at the thrift store. I LOVE your zebra scarf. Just bought it off your link. Free shipping? I think I'll be going back to that web site many times. 

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  32. I love this outfit! It's so versatile! I'm going to London soon in July and I was wondering if there are any places I just have to go to?

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  33. jseverydayfashionJune 7, 2012 at 9:32 PM

    Olivia, all the museums are free in London and I loved the National Gallery (I'm standing in front of it in the top photo). I also saw the changing of the guards at the Palace, and Westminster Abbey was expensive so I only saw the outside - I heard later that it's worth the $ though. I was pooped from the other 3 cities on the trip so I took it pretty easy in London! There is great shopping, though!  

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