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.

 

 

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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.

Wedding Jumpsuit OOTD

This is an outfit I wore for a wedding. This is a jumpsuit from H&M that I got on sale for $25.00. This is a length I’ve never worn before, and the ruffle top is very bold, so I was hesitant to wear something like this, but it definitely stood out in a sea of dresses.

I used to be so worried about taking risks with fashion and “standing out too much” but if you love what you’re wearing and own your look, then rock your outfit with confidence. I’ve learned over the years that if you act unphased by people’s opinions, that you can truly be yourself.

Summer Steals & Daisy Detailing

Here’s a summery shirt I wore the other day. It’s a simple tie button up with a polka dot and daisy print, and it was only $7 from H&M. I’m really loving these lightweight button up tops for the summer, especially the shorts sleeves cuffed blouses I’ve been seeing everywhere. You can wear them casually with ripped denim shorts or dress it up with a pair of low rise trousers.

OOTD: Florals & Footwear

Here, I am wearing an off the shoulder blouse by Japna. The fitted ones are really cute too with high waisted shorts and skirts, but if you’re more into flowy tops, then a simple pair of low rise shorts can balance out the outfit. Leggings or skinny jeans would also pair well with this shirt. These shorts are from H&M for $12.99.

I also love these sandals by Rouge Helium from Joyce Leslie. I think slides are a little too chunky for me, but these simple sandals have straps that are more fitted. Overall, this was a really casual summer outfit that’s probably more appropriate when the weather is a little cooler with the oversized sleeves from the top. Hope you enjoyed this quick post.

Mix and Match Your Closet

Today, I’m going to be talking about revamping your closet without actually spending anything, which is something I’ve been trying to do more of lately.

I am the worst at packing. I overthink all my outfits and usually forget something essential to make a look work. Over the weekend, I wore this outfit, which wasn’t planned at all.

I forgot to pack the proper skinny jeans to wear with this hoodie and a blouse to pair with these lightweight trousers. I decided to try to go for a athleisure look, and ya know what? I actually really like this look.

Before you go shopping, maybe try making your closet feel new again by mixing some pieces together. Try pairing those old beat down overalls you were planning on throwing out with striped long sleeves or even a turtleneck. Wear a denim skirt with a hoodie. This is definitely a cool pairing. My mom even asked me if this came as a set.

After doing some major spring closet cleaning, I’m much more cautious about keeping my closet more concise and shopping smarter for pieces that you can mix and match more with so that it lasts longer. This hooded sweatshirt was $10 from H&M, and it’s pretty versatile. You can wear it with a jean or leather jacket or by itself all the time. These trousers were also from H&M, and I usually wear these with a cute dressy blouse or button up shirt.

Anyway, hope you liked this quick post. I also want to apologize to my poor brother who was in the bathroom while I was quickly doing a little photo shoot on self-timer 🙂

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!