Vacation wardrobe recap


As I've mentioned before, I love Maggie Mason's packing light series. Before I even left for London, I planned to emulate her series and show you all what I wore in London. Unfortunately, I didn't really think much about it while I was there, so my photos aren't great. Still, I tried.

I didn't get a picture of Saturday, the day we flew in. I know I wore a navy jersey tunic (Ann Taylor, thrifted), gray tights (can't remember who they're from, Target probably), and tall black boots.

Sunday: Columbia Road Flower Market, Brick Lane Market, St. Paul's Cathedral, Spitelfields Market
Grace on the Millenium Bridge
I wore: purple corduroy skirt (thrifted, H&M), ruched sleeved short-sleeved black sweater (Ann Taylor); gray suede slouch boots (Report, via Nordstrom Rack), two Superhero Necklaces.

Monday: Tate Modern Art Museum, Fortnam & Masons
Grace and Mark on the Millenium Bridge, St. Paul's in the background
I wore: skinny jeans (NY & Company), navy tunic with embroidered detail (Ann Taylor, thrifted), tall black boots (Bondo, via Amazon), vintage silk scarf (bought at Spitelfields the day before).

Tuesday: National Gallery
Grace & Mark in Trafalger Square with lion statue (National Gallery in the background)
I wore: skinny jeans, gray t-shirt with detailed neckline (August Silk, via TJ Maxx), long black cardigan (thrifted), gray suede slouch boots. Late in the day, the button fell off the black cardigan, so I replaced it with a burgundy jersey open cardigan I bought at Long Tall Sally that morning.

Wednesday: The London Eye, Houses of Parliment & Big Ben, Hyde Park, Liberty of London
Grace in front of Big Ben
I wore: teal jersey shift dress (Ann Taylor), black tights (Long Tall Sally), tall black boots, black leather jacket (thrifted)

Thursday: Tower of London
Grace at BloodY Tower
I wore: black asymetrical neck jersey dress (Calvin Klein via TJ Maxx), black leggings (Long Tall Sally), burgundy open front jersey cardigan (Long Tall Sally), high black boots

Friday: British Museum, Burrough Market, Victoria & Albert Museum
Grace on the steps of the V&A Museum
I wore: skinny jeans, turquoise tank top (Target), black and white polka dot cardigan (thrifted), high black boots

Saturday: Kensington Palace
Grace in the Enchanted Palace exhibition, Kensington Palace
I wore: black sweater dress (BCBG Max Azaria, thrifted), black leggings, tall black boots, teal recycled sari scarf (gift)

No picture for Sunday, the day we traveled home, either, but I wore the dress and leggings and boots from Saturday topped with the burgundy open front cardigan--a great plane outfit, very warm and cosy.

Things I brought that I didn't wear: yoga pants (brought them to sleep in and didn't), red raincoat (it didn't rain!), black and white patterned jacket (it looked stupid with the stuff I intended to pair it with--should have tried it on before I packed) and three pairs of too-small tights. I felt like I definitely had the right amount of clothes, but I didn't pack enough accessories, or accessories that worked right, so I was dressed a little bit plain. Also, I need to remember to pack sufficient socks--I ended up having to wash mine out in the sink and dry them on the towel warmer more than once!

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