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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!
Okay, so this isn't actually Platform 9 3/4... BUT we were on our way to the Harry Potter Studio Tour and these photos are on a platform, so it works. We spent most of our day enjoying Hogwarts in the Snow at Warner Bros. Studio Tour London.  The whole studio is decorated for Christmas with snow, trees and decorations. If you are ever in the area in the Winter I highly recommend visiting to see the sets this way. It's truly magical!

Sweater: Banjo + Matilda 'Trinket' (The Outnet), High Waisted Jeans: J Brand 'Maria' (Gilt), Boots: Vince Camuto (Marshalls), Bag: Marc by Marc Jacobs (Saks Off Fifth), Leopard Coat: Marshalls


This is the front porch of our apartment. Isn't it gorgeous!!!! I was in love with the Airbnb I found for us. The woman who lived there had such a unique style so it was a really fun place to stay. We even had a shared garden with the whole block, unfortunately we never had time to go in.

This is what I wore for our day of going to Christmas Afternoon Tea at the Chesterfield Mayfair and part two of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.  I'll be the first to admit that I wasn't a huge fan of the play when I read it over the summer. But as a production I really enjoyed it! The way they showed the magic and other special effects in the show were truly amazing. And all of the actors were perfectly suited for their roles! My personal favorites were Anthony Boyle (Scorpius Malfoy), Paul Thorne (Ron Weasley) and James Howard (Draco Malfoy.) Sam Clemett and Jamie Parker were also perfect as Albus Severus and Harry Potter.

Dress: DKNY (Net-a-Porter sale), Tights c/o Wolford, Boots: Vince Camuto (Marshalls), Coat: DKNY, Bag: Marc by Marc Jacobs (Saks Off Fifth), Sunglasses: Ray Ban 'Erika' (Ditto)


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