Notting Hill & Columbia Road Flower Market

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In  an effort to blog more, I wanted to recap a couple of places that I visited last year but never got a chance to write about. My new year’s resolution is to blog more about my travels in Europe. Here are a couple of gems I went to in London.

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First off was the Columbia Road Flower Market, which is located in Bethnal Green. They had a ton of flower stands on sale, and it gets pretty crowded quickly. I also love the vibe with sellers chatting with customers or yelling out their latest deals to customers. Additionally, there are a ton of restaurants nearby to grab a quick Sunday brunch.

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The second place was Notting Hill, which is such a quaint shopping spot with little stands ranging from old fashioned cameras to alpaca wool sweaters to street food. My favorite part was walking around and seeing all the little houses that were each painted a different color. It’s so cool to see that people actually live these houses too. It seems like a pretty quiet area in comparison to most of London, so it was a nice excursion.

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Outfit details: My flower printed boots in the first picture were from Charlotte Russe and was only $15, and my scarf was actually from a charity shop for $2. My long coat is from boohoo and was on sale for $30, and my fur coat is from H&M and was on sale for $25.

 

 

H&M Jumpsuit: Wedding Outfit & Talking Insecurities

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My brother recently edited these photos from over the summer, and this jumpsuit was only $16.99 from H&M with the original retail price at $34.99 I believe. There’s a funny story about this jumpsuit. I was going through a stage where I wasn’t really happy with my body. I woke up feeling bloated and just wasn’t feeling a fitted jumpsuit like this one, especially for a wedding.

At the time, I thought a black wrap dress would be safer, but looking at these photos, I really love how I looked that day. When you’re not really happy with how you look, it’s easy to magnify all your imperfections. Now, I’m so thankful I went outside my comfort zone, because at the time, the only thing I was looking at was my arm fat or my stomach peaking out.

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Just a friendly reminder to take it easy on yourself. January is all about starting new, so naturally people are in fitness mode after the holidays. Remember to be kind to yourself because at the end of the day, you can be your biggest critic.

Spring Inspired Outfit

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This is a spring outfit that I wore on the only warm day in Plattsburgh so far. It snowed and rained all weekend, so I’m patiently waiting for the weather to get warmer. This crop top is from Forever 21 and was $5.99. The boyfriend jeans were on sale from H&M and were only $14.99, and the shoes were also from H&M and were $25, so all around, good deals!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PLL Fashion 7×07

 

There was a won of fashion from the last PLL episode, so here are my thoughts on the fashion. Also, you can check out my review right here: https://mytrendingstories.com/article/pretty-little-liars-season-7-episode-7-review-original-gangsters/

Forever 21 ‘Contemporary Open-Shoulder Top’ – $14.90

I loved this off the shoulder top for Emily. It’s super effortless and I love the choker and loose waves giving an easygoing summer vibe. And this top is super affordable too.

Topshop ‘Embroidered Jacquard Jacket’ – $59.99

This Topshop jacket is super pretty for Aria. I love how architectural this jacket is with its boxy structure.

H&M ‘Merino Wool Sweater’ – no longer available

Yvonne wore a super low key sweater, and I love how casual and cute it is. The sheer front has such a delicate scenery pattern, which I like a lot.

Topshop ‘Striped Hybrid Jumper’ – $80.00

This one piece jumper is very Spencer. It’s classic, simple and Troian always rocks these types of preppy looks.

Zara ‘Patchwork Leather Mini Skirt’ – $69.90

Aria is known for her main staple, which are leather jackets, but she opts for an interesting Zara skirt. I love the patchwork with the different muted colors.

Topshop ‘Gingham Ruffle Shirt’ – $60.00

Hanna surprised me with this textured top. This top has a lot going on with the flowers and the gingham print and the ruffles, but Hanna pairs it with a classic jacket. It made for a fun outfit with a sharp look.

Forever 21 ‘Galaxy Print Athletic Jacket’ – no longer available

So when Emily and Pam were on their run, I noticed how cute this jacket was. It’s sold out, but who knew Forever 21 had such great affordable athletic wear.

Stella McCartney ‘Jeweled Sateen Top’ – $326.00

This jeweled top is super pretty. I love how random the colors and shapes are because the top is so simple. It really works here. Thanks to PLL Closet on Tumblr for the photos and details on the clothing from the episode.

The Fosters Fashion: Callie and Mariana

The Fosters had some great fashion from last night’s episode Forty. I love Mariana and Callie’s clothing. They both have taken more risks lately, and I’ve been loving it. Here’s the link for my review: https://mytrendingstories.com/article/the-fosters-review-forty/https://mytrendingstories.com/article/the-fosters-review-forty/

H&M Quilted Sweatshirt worn by Maia Mitchell on The Fosters
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Callie’s yellow top is super pretty. She’s been rocking some boxy crop tops while Mariana has been going back and forth. Her ruffled top is super flirty and playful, while her cardigan and sweater combo earlier was very preppy.

Free People Shake Baby Shake Embroidered Ruffle Top worn by Cierra Ramirez on The Fosters
Mariana’s Ruffled Top

Thanks to WornOnTV for their photos and for having the details for the outfits. Unfortunately, Callie’s top is sold out, so I left a link to a similar top that I found online.

The Bachelor Fashion: Kaitlyn Bristowe

The other day, I was in H&M and recognized the shirt Kaitlyn Bristowe wore on The Bachelor last season. It’s $17.95 and you can get it online or in stores! She was so funny on the show, but her clothes were also so fun and edgy!

http://bachelorburnbook.com/2015/01/28/week-4-the-ashleys-lose-their-minds/

http://www.hm.com/us/product/25857?article=25857-L
She also tweeted out two of her Marciano dresses during the season. They’re both gorgeous!

I’ve also heard spoilers that they’ve chosen their lead, so if you want to know if it’s Britt or Kaitlyn, it’s in the link below!

http://www.ibtimes.com/bachelorette-2015-rumors-britt-nilsson-or-kaitlyn-bristowe-reality-steve-reveals-1848442

#blueandblack

This dress craze is amazing.

http://www.buzzfeed.com/virginiahughes/why-are-people-seeing-different-colors-in-that-damn-dress

I think the dress is blue and black, but according to a Buzzfeed poll, 76% said the dress was white and gold. I’m not seeing it, so in honor of the controversy, I thought I would post some blue and black outfits in support for my 24%!

UPDATE:

http://www.buzzfeed.com/ryanhatesthis/dress-doxed#.wsy59YqJy

( I was right)

Paisley Print Utility Tee- $32.00 http://www.topshop.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?langId=-1&storeId=12556&catalogId=33057&productId=18452594&categoryId=1093304&parent_category_rn=208524
Forever 21 Damask Matelassé Skater Skirt- $14.90 http://www.forever21.com/Search/SearchResult.aspx#brm-search?request_type=search&search_type=keyword&q=blue%20skirt&l=blue%20skirt
FOREVER 21 Floral Wide-Leg Pants- $24.80 http://www.forever21.com/Product/Product.aspx?br=F21&category=bottom&productid=2000124557
Keepsake I’m His Girl Dress in Wallflower- $69.00 https://electricfrenchie.com/shop/clothes/keepsake-i-m-his-girl-dress-in-wallflower/?gclid=CMiIjJOhgcQCFYI6gQodTE0AUg

H&M Bandeau Dress- $39.95 http://www.hm.com/us/product/19196?article=19196-C
Anyways, this was obviously all in good fun so no white and gold haters please! Have a great Friday everyone!

Inspiration of the Day: H&M

Just a quick post for today. I was browsing H&M and found this cute geometric shift dress for $24.95! I love all the neutrals and blue hues in this dress.

Also, I saw these black, wedged boots for $59.95 at H&M and thought they were super sleek.

Does anyone else think these wedged boots would pair well with the dress and some black tights? 🙂

Links to both are here:

Dress: http://www.hm.com/us/product/88587?article=88587-B

Boots: http://www.hm.com/us/product/62658?article=62658-A

Valentine’s Day: Clothing Deals and Steals!

For the lovely ladies who have a Valentine this year, here are some deals I found online! Check out Topshop, ASOS, Forever 21 and H&M’s websites for more clothing! Also, I’ll be doing an accessory post for Valentine’s Day too sometime soon!

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ASOS AX Paris Crochet Shift Dress- $41.11: This dress screams Valentine’s Day and I love the ease of shift dresses! I love a lace dress but it’s hard to find a quality one! This one is definitely worth it!
H&M Fitted Jacket- $24.95: I love the shape of this jacket. I really like the pictured look with the blush shirt and leather pant. A high-waisted pant looks best with this shape! The leather gives an edge to the look while a pink/ blush color softens up the look.
Image 1 of Vero Moda Long Sleeve Shirt Dress
ASOS Vero Moda Long Sleeve Shirt Dress- $37.37: I love the idea of wearing a black dress for Valentine’s Day and then adding a splash of color with pink heels or a red statement necklace!
Forever 21 Quilted Faux Leather Skirt- $24.80: I adore a quilted skirt especially this one! A white button down and red tights would be super cute with this skirt.
Forever 21 Layered Boxy V-neck Tank- $17.90: Who says you have to wear red or pink? I think this lavender color is equally romantic and cute for Valentine’s Day.
Topshop Elastic Cut-Out Bodycon Dress- $40.00: I think a crisp white dress with simple red heels is great for Valentine’s Day! I love that the dress is simple and chic with a tiny cut-out! A statement necklace or cuff bracelet would also work with this look!
H&M Patterned Organza Dress- $24.95: This light blush colored, polka dotted dress is super girly and modest! Wear with black tights and black ankle boots for the cold weather!
Forever 21 Pleated Woven Joggers-$14.90 : For the people going on first dates, I think these pants are great because they aren’t too casual and they aren’t too dressy. A crop top looks great with these pants along with heels or boots.

Hope you liked the pieces I picked out! Comment below if you want a certain look or fashion trend to rock on Valentine’s Day!

http://www.forever21.com/

http://us.topshop.com/

http://us.asos.com/women/

http://www.hm.com/us/