Saying Goodbye - Pish to Posh

Saying Goodbye


How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard

Winnie the Pooh

I have dreaded writing this post.  I have put it off and delayed it as long as possible.  But it is time to say Goodbye.

Like writing this post I have been dragging my feet in accepting the fact I am leaving.  I keep thinking M A Y B E, just maybe, I will wake up and it will all be a dream and then I see the moving truck pull up outside our flat– B A M- reality hits me right in the face.  To say I am attached to London and to our life here is an understatement.  To say I am in love with London and the happiness I feel here does not do it justice.  This has been the best experience of my life and even as I sit and write today words escape me and my eyes fill with tears.

Photos: Victoria Metaxas 

shop the look: denim // sweater // shoes // clutch <similar> // jacket

It was not my intention to perfectly match my guy Big Ben but it turned out to be a magical shoot and I am so glad I choose this outfit.  This sweater is so light weight and pretty over-sized that I wanted to ensure I was not drowning in it and turns out I can not stop wearing it ( FYI it comes in a couple other colors including pink).  It is a great weave but is a bit breezy without a tank underneath.  Truth be told I was absolutely freezing during this shoot but it was all worth it!!  These jeans are currently on sale and I love the small subtle kick flare at the bottom.  Paired with these sleek nude heels the jeans can really be worn day to night!  Speaking of these heels they are really becoming a staple for me and you can expect to see them styled a couple times coming soon!!! Because the outfit was pretty neutral in color I added a bright blue clutch for a pop of color <similar>.  This bag also has a shoulder strap to be worn as a cross-body which makes it very very versatile.  The coat is a tried and true classic and as I have said in the past I wear it EVERY SINGLE DAY.  I am such big fan of jackets with hoods and i just love this faux fur one.

The goodbye…

For many months I have tried to fully grasp what it is about living here that has made this departure so hard?  What are the attributes about life in London that are causing such anxiety and sadness upon leaving? And while there are small little things I believe it is because for the first time in my 34 years I can honestly and truly say I am H A P P Y and C O N T E N T.

I am not seeking something unattainable anymore, I am not wandering through life without a purpose, I am no longer comparing myself to others, I am not seeking constant change and I a not waiting for the next big thing.  I am living life.  London gave me the landscape and drive to LIVE my life.  To find that happiness everyone craves… I have it, here in London.

Now, I know the critics will say happiness should not be defined by a location… and that is true; it should not be… so I am ready to say goodbye to this place.  I need to make space in my heart and my mind for the next chapter- I am ready to be happy in Denver.

Goodbye from London,

P.S. Because of the move and getting settled in Denver I plan to only have a blog post once a week for a couple weeks.  Stay tuned on Instagram as I will continue my journey there.  Make sure to subscribe below so you get the next live post to you inbox!!

16 thoughts on “Saying Goodbye

  • Reply Claire January 25, 2017 at 4:51 pm

    ? I think I’ve been in denial too. Safe travels friend!!!

  • Reply Caitlin January 25, 2017 at 9:29 pm

    So sad! I’m new to your site – were you in London temporarily for work or something?

    • Reply pishtoposh January 26, 2017 at 8:56 am

      Caitlin- we were here for my husbands work- we are not headed back to the states a little earlier than we had originally thought or wanted!!

  • Reply Gretchen January 25, 2017 at 9:33 pm

    London must be amazing. saying good-bye is so hard. The fact that your happy & content, well that is wonderful! You might not live in london anymore, but your happiness is sure to say intacted. Wishing you a smooth transition.

  • Reply Whit January 25, 2017 at 9:55 pm

    Good for you, girl! So happy for you. We’re excited to have you back in Denver, but you have amazing memories (and some pretty breathtaking photos) to have forever. See you soon! Please post some airport/travel style on your way home!

    • Reply pishtoposh January 26, 2017 at 8:51 am

      Whit- you wish is my command- stay tuned to the blog next week as my travel outfit will be posted!!! Ha. Can’t wait to get settled in back in Denver.

  • Reply Samantha Lee January 25, 2017 at 9:59 pm

    Aw, I’m sorry the move is giving you so much sadness. May I ask why you were living in London and now moving to Denver?
    At the very least, I’m happy you’ve come to a place of contentment and have learned so much about yourself and what you want. There’s always a silver lining if you look for it. ♡ Good luck with your move!! I’m sure you have a lot of great adventures ahead of you. 🙂

    • Reply pishtoposh January 26, 2017 at 8:52 am

      Samantha- We were living in London for my husbands work- originally thinking two years but it ended up getting cut short! We found ourselves loving it here and are sad to go.

  • Reply Mindy N. January 25, 2017 at 11:10 pm

    I love the unplanned matching sweater! The photos turned out so good! Best wishes in the transition!

    <3, Mindy N.

    • Reply pishtoposh January 26, 2017 at 8:54 am

      Mindy- Funny about the sweater, right!!!! Thanks for the well wishes!

  • Reply Jenna January 26, 2017 at 1:17 am

    I’m so glad that the time you had in London was so impactful. I loved seeing all the posts about London and even though I’ve never been you definitely made me fall in love. Safe travels and I can’t wait to see what’s in store for you in Denver.

    Cheers, J

  • Reply Amy Michelle January 26, 2017 at 1:50 am

    What a great experience! These pictures are gorgeous!


    • Reply pishtoposh January 26, 2017 at 8:55 am

      Amy- Thanks- has been simply amazing living here!!

  • Reply Liz January 26, 2017 at 2:54 am

    Aww! I wish you the best of luck moving back to Denver!

    • Reply pishtoposh January 26, 2017 at 8:55 am

      Thanks Liz!

  • Reply Effie January 26, 2017 at 12:10 pm

    Safe travels! Looking forward to seeing you soon!

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