Happy Thursday Ladies!! (and gentlemen if there are any ;-))
Hope you have had great week- any big plans for this weekend?? Declan and I are going to continue exploring this beautiful place we are calling home for two more weeks. Maybe take the train somewhere – a quick day trip. I deiced to make this post a bit more light as the last several have been so heavy and emotional. I really try to be honest and transparent and given my life has been pretty heavy and emotional I guess it only fitting that the posts have matched that.
Let’s instead talk about some difference in the fashion habits of Londoners and Denverits ( I made that word up). To start I want to say that I have learned a lot about fashion while living here, I have been challenged to think outside the box, I have been inspired to elevate my wardrobe a bit but I have also found I am missing some comforts of home. In London it is just not common to see people out and about in anything other than street clothes and typically nice ones at that! I love that. I love the fact that London women take so much pride in their appearances and style that they show it off everyday. However, I love my casual workout looks so I am ready to be a bit more comfortable in Denver!
BLACK. Londoners love black. Black denim, black jackets, black boots, black tights, black sweaters, black bags, black skirts. Black. I have never owned or worn so much black in my life. In the past I would typically reserve a full black outfit for either a funeral or a dressy night out… not here. At least 3-4 times a week I am out and about in black denim, black booties and a black sweater. Maybe it is to match the gloomy winter days or maybe it is because black looks good on everyone!!! Either way, I love it BUT am ready to get home and wear some color- you can look forward to more colorful looks in the next few months.
But until then enjoy the British influence in my wardrobe!
Photos: Zoe Griffin
This look has London written all over it- black tights, black booties, black jacket and then a dark neutral gray sweater dress. I snagged this sweater dress from recent sale at Gap and I am loving it. It is so comfortable, easy to wear and looks great both day and night. These polka dot black tights are the prefect mix of the Londoner and Denver in me- black but not too dark and still a fun side of flare. The women in London typically own anywhere from 5-15 pairs of black tights- they L O V E black tights. I think it is because they love to wear dresses/skirts. Add a pair of black tights and you have yourself the quintessential British outfit! These babies are the perfect addition to your black tight collection- even if you are just starting yours. The jacket is fabulous and should look familiar from several other post including this one here. I wear it daily. Literally, everyday I wear this jacket. Over casual denim and sweaters, over dresses and I have even been known to throw it over my athleisure outfit; on those rare days. Speaking of do you all want to see some athleisure looks styled and featured on the blog????
The necklace in this look is old and actually broke just after we took these pictures! So I have linked several <similar> <similar> and will be getting a few for myself now that I am back in the market. With all the black and neutrals I still like to add some color or texture with a statement necklace- kind of my go to. In fact, I have a friend over here who calls statements necklaces “Amanda necklaces”… such a sweet compliment.
One of the last major differences between Londoners and Denverits is the hair… now here is where Denver wins! So, in London there is always a chance for rain and if there is no rain the air is very wet and humid so the idea of spending any amount of time doing your hair is pointless. Curl falls out immediately. Straight hair becomes super frizzy. I get it now- it took me a long time to come to terms with this but as I am on the verge of my departure I understand why London women do not really do their hair!
Have a great weekend!!! Thanks for stopping by.
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