one of my favorite pieces recently has been this polka dot skirt: simply because the dropped pleats are one part retro and one part feminine! i also am obsessed with this dress from kate spade also flaunting the dropped pleat trend. with the modern twist of mixing prints, it easily brings this skirt into the 21st century.
i don't think it comes as a surprise that i chose this post to be my last from my trip to london with dana. after countless hours of planning, we tried to optimize the best times to go to each location. we researched endless photos on instagram, pinterest and plain old google and concluded that the best time to voyage to big ben, was sunset.
our time in london was short, but thankfully we were able to carve out a little time to hit up regent street for a little (and much needed) shopping! of course, we stopped at our favorite european-based stores like ted baker and zara, but the afternoon wouldn't have bee complete without a visit to the kate spade shop! duh!
it was another hectic 6am wake up call where dana and i were scrambling to get out the door on time in order to keep our schedule for the day. but thankfully we made it to the palace before the crowds and the morning commuters. so i would basically say we had a private audience with queen lizzie herself.
whenever i travel or have an outdoor event, i check the weather obsessively. as in i whip out the radar and become the female al roker. so before leaving for london, i knew rain was going to be inevitable...it was just a matter of when it was going to happen. the weather predictions seemed to change every 10 minutes so we left a lot of our planning up to fate. aside from the crazy winds our first day there (anyone remember the snap of dana's hat flying off!?), the weather seemed to be on our side. but there was one morning where we weren't so lucky.
oh hello london!! it has been so long (okay okay only a year and a half) since my last trip to london but i was so excited to bring dana along this time around! one of the places i knew i wanted to revisit was notting hill. no exceptions! as the self-designated trip planner, i blocked off an entire afternoon to just stroll the streets of the cutest neighborhood in london and i still feel like i needed more time!
the day is finally here! my new site has officially launched thanks to the incredibly hard work of cassie dulworth! after nearly two years with the same layout, the disfunction of my original site was starting to become unbearable. so it was out with the old an in with the new.
yes, i have a dinosaur bag.
yes, his name is rex.
yes, i take him on adventures.
yes, he has his own instagram.
if you told me last year that i would own the same circle bag in three different colors, i would have told you you were crazy! but believe it or not, this mansur gavriel bag has been my little sidekick for the past year and i don't see that changing anytime soon.