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Notting Hill is one of my favorite movies so naturally I would want to do a walking tour of the film's locations. Luckily we were staying right around the corner from everything so the walk took like a half hour (including stopping at each place.) I used this tour but we skipped a few of the locations that we had already walked by/didn't want photos of. The most important places were The Travel Book Shop (which is actually two locations, one for the outside, one for the inside), William's blue door and the whoopsie daisies gate! And yes, I have a video of myself recreating that moment.

Sweater: Banana Republic, High Waisted Jeans: J Brand 'Maria' (Gilt), Boots: Grandma's, Bag: Marc by Marc Jacobs (Saks Off Fifth), Hat: Kensington Palace Shop, Scarf: Madewell, Coat: DKNY


I wore this on another geeky outing in London. We visited the new Star Wars Identities Exhibit at The O2. It was a really cool experience. It's part prop/exhibition hall and part interactive quiz. You get to create your own Star Wars character and create their personality. After Star Wars we went Westminster Abbey to tour the cathedral and went on the London Eye. I had been on it during the day before but I much preferred it at night! It's so cool seeing the city all lit up.

Leopard Coat: Marshalls, Sweater: Witchery, High Waisted Jeans: J Brand 'Maria' (Gilt), Hat: Kensington Palace Shop, Bag: Marc by Marc Jacobs (Saks Off Fifth), Boots: Grandma's


It wouldn't be London without some rain. Oddly enough this was the first trip where I've experienced a full day of rain. We headed to Oxford in the afternoon to visit Christ Church since some Harry Potter scenes were filmed in the interior. I also experienced Nandos for the first time. Unfortunately I was dumb and got a pita when I should have gotten the burger version (Not a fan of sauces or cole slaw...)

Sweater: T. Babaton (Aritzia), Jeans: J Brand '811 Photo Ready Super Skinny Jean' (Gilt), Boots: Vince Camuto (Marshalls), Coat: DKNY, Bag: Marc by Marc Jacobs (Saks Off Fifth), Hat: borrowed

My New Years Eve is normally spent on my couch at home watching movies. This year, however, I was standing in front of Big Ben watching the London fireworks! What an experience! I live an hour and a half from New York City but would NEVER go to those fireworks because you have to camp out all day for a good spot. Luckily for Londoners they've started making the event ticketed to avoid crowds and the need for camping. We did have a bit of a wait (40 minutes) to get into our section, but once we were in there was plenty of space for all.

Sweater: Inis Crafts (Marshalls), Jeans: FRAME (Shopbop), Boots: Grandma's, Hat: Kensington Palace Shop

One of my favorite parts about our flat was the proximity to Portobello Road. I just love the colorful buildings and the bustling activity on the weekends. Ever since I watched Bedknobs and Broomsticks when I was younger I had wanted to go there. I went the first time I visited London (back in 2011) but it was nice to be closer this time. We were literally a street away so we were able to walk down the street on weekdays to go to the grocery store without all the crowds.

I wore this during the day on New Years Eve for a LOT of walking so I didn't bother wearing a coat. We walked Portobello Road and then made our way to Kensington Palace and moved on to Harrods after that.  Sadly I couldn't find anything I really loved at Harrods. I did almost buy a Burberry dress but ended up leaving it. After Harrods we took the bus back to our flat to get ready to go to Big Ben for the fireworks! I'll share that outfit next week.

Blazer: Marc Jacobs (eBay), Sweater: Everlane, Jeans: FRAME (Shopbop), Boots: Vince Camuto (Marshalls), Bag: Marc by Marc Jacobs (Saks Off Fifth)



Sadly I couldn't find the actual scene, but here's the song!

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