One of the best decisions I ever made (in life?) was studying abroad in London during college.
I miss it tremendously. It probably explains why I continue to find myself exploring this wonderful city, even if it's just for a mere day.
A day in London is just sad, really. But in our limited time there, we didn't do too bad a job as we stayed at the Courthouse Hotel on Great Marlborough in Soho, conveniently located near all the major shops central London has to offer including the legendary Liberty London, and shops along Carnaby Street, Regent Street, and Oxford Street as well as the prestigious Savile Row and New Bond Street if you walk more west. Along the way, I spotted Vanessa Gounden's new store space on Conduit Street waiting to open its doors to the public which is the lime green wall you see in the picture above... go Vanessa! And when we walked Savile Row, we made sure to take a peak at what was in the makes at Huntsman, the legendary bespoke go-to's who, did you know, played an enormous role in the recent British film Kingsman: The Secret Service? I also learned that Huntsman is a big supporter and sponsor to Prince Harry's Sentebale charity which is pretty neat.
And because it's London and I wanted to look sharp for the Brits, I figured I would do away with a clean simple look featuring the white blazer and my new crackled white leather J. Crew pumps I've been waiting to break into. Rule of thumb: when wearing skinny jeans with a mid height pump, definitely cuff the hem two to three times to hit right above your ankle. This will keep you looking sharp.
Additionally, tuck in your top to elongate those legs.
Besides a lot of walking, eating and looking, we didn't do all that much besides adore the great city.
I'm sure I will be back in no time.
crepe blazer by Zara
top by Zara
jeans by Rag & Bone
Elsie crackled leather pumps by J. Crew (similar here)
silver earrings by Moma (similar here)
necklace by H&M
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