Friday, March 19, 2010

Greener Pastures

Greener Pastures

Greener Pastures

Works Cited
tank dress: american apparel
striped shirt: gap
scarf: target maybe?
tights: hue
flats: palladium
sweater: uo

Thank you all so much for your sweet comments on my post yesterday--they made me feel so much better. I am feeling much repaired today after some frozen yogurt, a bike ride, some time in the sun with Christopher, and your sweet comments. Onto happier things, like my spring break trip. You won't believe this, but I'm going to LONDON tomorrow!

Greener Pastures

I'm visiting my sister for a week (thank you for the Christmas tickets, Mom and Dad!) in London. She's living in the Bloomsbury district, and I'm planning on stalking all of Virginia Woolf's old haunts, visiting the British Library, and eating my weight in tikka masala. And, of course, lots of time with my brudder. I should still post here and there (amazingly, there's even internet in England! What doesn't it have?), so check back next week if you want to hear tidbits about my trip (and see what I'm wearing, of course).

Have you been to London? Do you have any suggestions for fun things to do? xoxo.

51 comments:

Catherine said...

I love this outfit. I like alternating between colorful and more muted and neutral outfits, I think it makes the less colorful outfits seem so fresh and interesting, for me at least.

Have a great time in London! I haven't been in years, but I think I went to the theatre three times in a week on one trip - I really liked the West End...

Sabrina said...

Oh I am so jealous, I would love to go to London. I can just put myself in a suitcase and you can take me with you, I will pay the extra baggage fee.

I love the stripes over the dress! have a great trip!

Larysse Tavares said...

Wow T.! That's an amazing! I wish I also could travel to London! You're so chic ;)

Enjoy your trip and your brudder a lot! We sure will be here waiting for International Fashion Nerd News! Ha ha ha ha...

I loved your outifit, and what are these glasses! Beautiful! =)

Best wishes, Larysse :)

P.S.: An idea that I just had - what if you buy something there (a little but significant thing, it doesn't need to be expensive) and bring with you to make a giveaway? =D
I bet everybody is going to love it, especially the ones who never had the chance to travel to Europe. It's just an idea, but right now, it seems brilliant! Hahaha :P

bookwaif said...

I'll be in the BL on Monday if you'd like to meet in real time (as opposed to blogtime) and have a coffee. Weirdly, I'm in the BL right now ...

Along with the recommendations I posted in your blog earlier, here are two more:

-thrifting in the clothes stalls in Camden Passage in Islington - I got some great silk scarves there last week for £2 each

-eating at the Euphorium Bakery and The Breakfast Club both in Islington.

Safe journeys!

Lisa said...

I'm so excited for your trip to London! I've only been there twice on really short trips but it is one of my favorite cities ever!

BTW, I love anything with stripes, so of course I heart your look today - very chic with the white scarf.

Deena said...

Great look today, as ever!

I miss London--I lived there for my study abroad program. One of my favorite places was the Tate Modern; the art collection is fabulous, and you can get a seat in the cafe overlooking the Thames. Good stuff.

Nini said...

Super chic!!!

bookwaif said...

Ooooh. Just thought of another great spot in London you might enjoy:

Gordon's Wine Bar - It usually fills up with the afterwork crowd, post-5pm, but if you can get there sometime between 2 or 3 pm on a weekday, you can grab a table in the vaults where they keep the wine. It has *amazing atmosphere, and if you're lucky, you'll run into this brilliant old lady who has been coming there since some time in the 1940s.

Charmalade said...

England?!?! Would it be too lame and remiss if I say "bloody awesome?!"

Haha but that's very cool, and sounds like a great way to destress (and tikka masala, yummm). Maybe you could take pictures of the street styles you like there and take inspiration from them, or frequent the museums they have there. That would be great to see! Also, I love the stripes. :)

Have a safe and fun trip!

Toast with Charmalade

spoozyliciouzz said...

London is surely awesome, yet expensive...but i am pretty sure you´ll have a good time over there...and yes, sporting such looks will do you good over there in Old Europe...nice work, and good to see you back in good mood again.

(You always love my shoes, do you ? *g*)

Chaucee said...

Ooo have a great time in London! What a Christmas present! Yes, I've been to London but it was awhile ago so I've forgotten the names of all my favorite places :)

Make sure to take some pictures and enjoy your time!

FashionTheorist said...

I haven't been to London in... far too long, so unfortunately I can't really make too many good recommendations. If I recall, there are some wonderful thrift stores and indie designers tucked away in odd corners of the city, though. Have a fabulous time!

Jilliebeanie said...

I am so jealous! Have a wonderful time!

I love the layers in todays post. Black & White stripes are kind of my new 'thing'.

Elaine said...

Whaa??? That's awesome!! I'm so jealous!!

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Emily Kennedy said...

Ooooh! Super fun! Rock out Miss Lady! Take tons of pictures! Can't wait to hear all about it.

Sarah said...

London is one of my favorite cities, enjoy! The Tate Modern is really fun (a mix between really cool contemporary art and things that are just plain weird), and the absolute best museum is the Cabinet War Rooms (next to the Imperial War Museum). It's not cheap but it's REALLY worth it if you are even a little interested in World War II history. Have a great time!

Draft of Vintage said...

Love those stripes! I'm so excited for your trip to London- you're going to have such a fantastic time! When I was there last I actually did a walking tour around Bloomsbury encouraged by my love of Forster, Woolf, and oddly enough Philip Pullman... the guide showed us all these really interesting spots including where the Bloomsbury group worked and lived and a park supposedly haunted by Cromwell- it was fascinating and I highly suggest it if you are at all inclined to do that sort of thing (admitted it is a bit touristy, but I learned a lot!)

Also, if you're able, you should check out Holland Park (it's a lovely area where I stayed last- that has a really great, well, park- complete with peacocks)

And of course a trip to the Tate is never amiss, particularly the Rothko room

I am sure that you will be able to find many things to occupy your time while you are there without these suggestions, but I just thought I'd share anyway! Very safe travels!

Oh goodness I can't wait to go back!

Rad_in_Broolyn said...

Yeay for a trip! I am glad that you're feeling better. Love this outfit. You really know how to make neutrals shine, and you've got legs for days in these tights.
I was in London for 2 months. I actually really like going South of the river and wandering around the more "ethnic" neighborhoods (I think of south of the river as the Brooklyn of London, although some might argue that it is Shoreditch area). I just like walking around all day long, especially the British Museum. I pretended I was Karl Marx by walking from home to the museum to study. Go to Brick Lane for your curry, although it's pretty touristy. It's delicious.
Also, I gave you a blog award (originally from No Signposts in the Sea). Pop on over to get it.

Kelly said...

Ooo have fun! I've always wanted to go.

Chelsea said...

This outfit is awesome... love the stripes! And your trip is gonna be a blast :) I've been on one trip to London and I loved the British Museum, especially the Ancient Egypt exhibits.

enSTYLEpedia said...

omg!!!!! that must be your smirky smile in your pics!! have fun, promise you'll go into tons of shops and touch lots of things and take pics of your food...i love food.

Becky said...

Go on the Jack the Ripper Tour--cheesey and touristy, but one of the highlights of my time there :-)

caffeinerd said...

Oh my gosh! That's amazing. Have a wonderful time with your sister and brother. :)

(Also love the outfit---stripes, grey tights...good stuff!)

e. said...

I would *so* wear this outfit--love it! That bright ring looks cool too--great pop of color. I'm jealous that you get to London. I'm way overdue for a trip there to see some friends. I haven't been there for years, but I did enjoy the Tate Modern and the Design Museum and also the Coffee & Tea Museum. And Old Spitalfield's Market. Can't wait to see your travel outfits (I need to work on those.)

SB said...

I went to England when I was 18. sigh. so fun. so old. so romantic...enjoy it. and get some funny pics in Piccadilly Circus.
Love the sunglasses. you may not need those on your trip...


not too serious i hope

eek said...

London sounds fabulous! Have a great time!

princesspolitico said...

such a chic outfit – the stripes are such a nice detail, especially with your navy tights. i’m so jealous that you get to take a trip overseas!

xo.
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Jen said...

these shoes are fantastic and go together with your striped top so perfectly :) and i'm so jealous you're going to be on your way to london soon! have fun!!!!

bonjouritsjinah said...

You look so much more chipper today! I love how the simple pieces of this outfit pull together to make a bigger impact. Am taking cues from you for my wear-to-class style.

MissKellie said...

You look so cute, I love your shoes! :D
And have an amazing time in London!! You must be so excited!! :) I can't wait to hear about your adventures there!

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piglet said...

Oooh exciting! There is so much to do in London, you won't be bored. I loved Hyde Park (squirrels, eee so cute, we don't have them here) Harrods, tours of Tower of London and Buckingham Palace. And just taking the subway to famous landmarks, so many amazing landmarks to see.
Oh, and you look super cute too. Navy and grey is a lovely combination.

FashionJazz said...

Luv ur colours!! Hope u are having a lovely wknd! xx

Schildpaddo said...

I've been to London last month, and even if you're not into H&M and that kind of 'cheaper' stores, you should definately go to Primark! It's on Oxford street.

suseth said...

I love this outfit and its so versatile. Also, you know that summery skirt you bought from modcloth a little while ago? They have a dress just like it that I just bought because you inspired me. Can't wait to get it in the mail!

Candycane said...

I love the stripes your wearing in this - and your scarf!

Have a great time over here in the UK - shame the weather is terrible at the mo .. :(

CC xXx

An Engineer's Closet said...

I have been to London! If you are a lover of modern art I strongly recommend seeing the Tate Modern. It's free (as are most museums)! Covent Garden has a very cute atmosphere. Also I really like walking around Chelsea. It's very quaint. I love the bricks. There is the most excellent chocolate shops there (L'artisan du Chocolat at 89 Lower Sloane street), if you like sweets. It sounds very exciting to stalk Virginia Woolf's ghost! I should add that to my itinerary for the next trip.

What color are your shirt stripes, black and white?

Jenny said...

I love your look!

I'm so jealous about your Woolf touring/exploring. She is my favorite!

cadencesmama said...

pretty pretty. nice and classic ensemble! =)

Alli XT said...

I am so jealous! I lived in England for a year (Oxford) and for awhile made a trip back to London each spring. I haven't been able to go in four years and miss it so much. You'll have an amazing time! Looking forward to outfit photos from across the pond :)

LyddieGal said...

You've made such a great use of neutrals with this outfit - I love it!

I've never been to London, but I hope to go eventually. I'm sure it will be amazing - have a great trip!

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Jenny said...

You look so effortlessly cute! I think I'll go make my own version of this outfit for today. :-) Enjoy London! I'm driving through there in a couple of weeks on my way to Scotland.

Ali said...

If you'll be in Bloomsbury, there's a delicious little sandwich shop across from the Trades Union Congress and next to Florida State's study center on Great Russell Street. When I was studying abroad my flatmates and I would go there almost daily!
Have fun!

A-C said...

SO jealous! It's been a while since I've been, so no tips from me. Just wander around and enjoy!

I love the way you're wearing this tank dress.

Christine said...

Hi! I stumbled upon your blog today and I love it! It's very cute that you list all your items as "Works Cited." Hope you enjoy London! I'm very jealous - I was there in December for a short-term study abroad trip, and I loved it! I think another reader mentioned hitting up the West End for some good theater. Tickets are fairly cheap and the shows are brilliant. Many of the museums are free, which is amazing. And if you go shopping, be sure to hit up Primark - it's like the H&M of the UK.

betz said...

oh please take me with you... i dream of going to london since forever. =) btw, you look so lovely.

xx,
betz
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Reginasaurus said...

Just found your blog and I love it. Where are you going to grad school? I'm in undergrad at Belmont University for English lit and it's about that time to start looking... Eek!

closet365 said...

Very cute outfit. I'm loving the contrast with the white scarf!

I've never been to London so I'm jealous. Have fun!

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perfectionishuman said...

You're gonna be in the same country as me = AMAZING.

Laima said...

Every time I go to London, Camden Town Market is a must!
I wish I could go to London more often, it's only 5 hours away by a bus and all. Lazy I am.

futurelint said...

I am LOVING this outfit - I think I might have to pick up a AA tank dress or two! Have FUN - I have been to London, but I was 16 at the time so I don't really have any travel tips!

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