October 17, 2016

Travel Diary: My London Style Lookbook

So as you all know, I traveled to London. England for my birthday in August and had a fabulous time. I'm finally getting around to sharing my travel diary from this trip, therefore to start things off, I'll be sharing a lookbook of the various outfits I wore throughout my trip....

Now, whenever I travel, I like to pack a good variety of day and nighttime looks. This usually leads to me over packing lol. However, during my last few trips, I've been trying to plan my outfit in advance to prevent this. Though I still include a few options, planning my outfits have definitely helped. It usually takes me hours and hours to pack. I've gone on trips where is literally took me the whole day just to pick outfits to pack into one suitcase! Therefore, I have also found that having a colour scheme for my vacation outfits helps so that I don't have to go through my whole closet, rather I would only look for items within my colour scheme.

Tip: When packing for your vacation, try to pre-plan your outfits for each day and also try choosing a colour schemes. This makes it a bit easier for you to search and choose outfits in your closet.

For this trip, I used a mixture of both methods. I planned a few outfits and also chose a colour scheme. My theme for this trip was orange (of course!), black and blue. I ended up adding a few pieces outside of this colour scheme, however, these were mainly new clothes I had just purchase for this trip before I had decided on this colour scheme. I did a lot of online shopping before this trip, so I had to fit these new pieces into my packing.

Check out the my London looks and the places I wore them...

Airport Swagg
Hat: Forever 21 / Top: Urbanog
For the most part, I dress pretty causal for my flights, however from time to time depending on the destination I try to dress a bit cute. As I was going to London, I wanted to look a bit presentable upon my arrival, therefore I decided to go for a casual chic look. This was also due to the fact that I wanted to bring my wide brimmed had with me as I felt it exuded a bit of the London swagg so I had to wear a cute top to go along with it lol.

London Town
Top: H&M / Shorts: Tommy Hilfiger / Sandals: Ardene / Sunglases: Asos / Bracelet: Michael Kors / Bag: Aldo
I arrived in London on the morning of my birthday, so y'all know my outfit for that day had to include orange!

Buckingham Palace
 

Off to see the Queen.

Trafalgar Square
Dress: Ardene / Sandals: Urbanog / Sunglasses: Rayban
A day of sightseeing.

Soho
Dress: H & M / Shirt: Joe Fresh
Out and about checking out central London.

Shoes: Walmart / Sunglasses: Quay / Hat: Forever 21

Brixton
Top: Ardene / Shorts / Winners / Sandals: Ardene / Sunglasses: Rayban
Coolin' in da hood.

I also switched up my hairstyle during this trip, as I alternated between long black curls and a shorter straight blonde ombre style. Since it was a milestone birthday, I decided I wanted to try something new and outside of my comfort zone with the use of the blonde hair. In the end, I actually really liked it and think I'll try it more often.

Stradford
Top: Forever 21 / Shorts: Winners / Sandals: Ardene / Vest: Aldo / Sunglasses: Asos / Bag: Louis Vuitton
Afrobeat day party vibes.

Kensington
 

Out for some afternoon tea at Harrods.

Dress: Charlotte Russe / Bag: Winners / Shoes: Call it Spring
Sunglasses: Quay / Jacket: Venus / Bracelet: Winners
Wembley Stadium
Dress: Winners / Sandals: Ardene
Chillin' out in the North/West side.

Nottinghill Carnival
Top: Charlotte Russe / Shorts: Winners / Shoes: Keds / Sunglasses: Forever 21 / Bag: Call it Spring
Its carnival!! Had to keep it casual for di road.

London Nights
Dress: Sirens / Shoes: Charelotte Russe / Watch: Michael Kors
So of course I had to turn up while in town! I went out to the club every single night so definitely made sure to pack enough night time looks. My orange, black and blue colour scheme was utilized more so in my nighttime looks.

Top: Charlotte Russe / Skirt: Charlotte Russe/ Shoes: Call it Spring / Necklace: Coach / Watch: Timex / Bag Call it Spring

Dress: H & M / Shoes: Call it Spring / Belt: BCBG / Necklace: Call it Spring / Watch: Kenneth Cole

Top: H&M / Skirt: H&M / Sandals: Ardene / Bag: Aldo
Top: Ardene / Skirt: Ardene / Bag: Call it Spring
Top: Sirens / Skirt: Sirens / Shoes: Go Jane
Before coming to London, I decided I wanted to go all out with one of my night time looks. I had been working very hard to get into better shape for my birthday so I wanted to show off a bit of my progress. Therefore I thought, why not bring a little scandalous outfit with me lol.This was the look I ultimately went with. Slaaayyyy!! :)

Well, this it for my looks during my London trip. Next up in this travel diary will be a look a some of the activities I did while in town. Stay tuned!

~G~

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