So much for packing!
No, I am packing. Seriously.
But packing your life away in a suitcase forces you to reminisce over past purchase greats and mistakes. And all my purchases in London have been well worth it!
Being in London has greatly enhanced my sense of style. Usually before I go out with friends, I blow $20 on a sequined lycra top that would look great with a pair of jeans, but not if I ever wore it again. The top would either disintegrate in the wash or get lost is a friend’s closet. Clearly not a worthwhile investment.
In London, the girls here dress, and I mean dress, to go to a club. You’d think Cinderella and her other ball loving Princess friends came to get down. And of course you know who Prince Charming is looking at!
I’ve purchased a few really cute party dresses since I’ve been here, which are great because they’re so versatile! For the price of three or four sparkly tops that I’ll never, ever wear again, I bought show-stopping dresses that I can dress up or dress down for any occasion. I always find that I’m running around looking for things to wear whenever I get an invitation somewhere, so these dresses will really come in handy in ’09.
Here are pictures of two dresses that I bought early November when one of my best friends visited. If it weren’t for her, I wouldn’t have them. I was so afraid to spend money (the exchange rate was no joke!). But I have ’em and they’re soon to be packed and unveiled in America:
Black/White/Red plaid dress with faux-croc skin clutch in Red, New Look
I wore this dress with some red kitten heels and a matching clutch that I bought last year. I rocked it with a black cardigan which gave me a sort of modern preppy look. It was cute. I’d like to spice it up with some high heels and maybe a Blair Waldorf style headband. Here’s close-up of the clutch:
Faux croc skin clutch in Red, New Look
Here’s another dress I purchased that weekend, from a really posh store called River Island. I wore it to a Thanksgiving celebration a few of my classmates and I had:
Strapless dress with sequins, River Island
I love it. It’s part of my What Would Rhianna Wear? (W.W.R.W?) inspiration series. I think Rhianna is the perfect style icon for me in the new year.
Close up of the bodice
The sequins form a skyline on the bodice. Perfect for a night on the town in the big city.
There’s other dresses to share, and I promise to do it later. But right now, I’m off to pick up a pair of shoes I’ve been eyeing since I got here. I didn’t think I’d get them but if I;m still thinking about them months later, doesn’t that mean I really want them?