dress: tibi, shoes: balenciaga, lipstick: l'oreal colour riche balm in pink satin
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
dress: nanette lepore, shoes: leifsdottir, purse: balenciaga, lipstick: laura mercier in tea rose
This dress is fun because it's a little black summer dress, but with an edge. The detailing at the bust makes me think corset or bustier, and turns the sweet little black dress into a softer sexy little black dress. In my opinion.
Sunday, June 22, 2014
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Monday, June 16, 2014
Friday, June 13, 2014
Monday, June 9, 2014
The second to last full day of our honeymoon we spent in London. We met up with our friend's sister for brunch/lunch, stopped by the Sherlock Holmes museum, lazily walked through Regent's Park so we had to run-walk to Primrose Hill in time to catch the sunset, accidentally stumbled upon a Christmas celebration with carolers and festive booths on the main street in Primrose Hill, and finished our day at Hillsong. It was divine. Also, may I just note that the carolers were amahzing. I supremely felt like we were in Love Actually as we looked on at a conductor leading his rag-tag group of singers with an iPod mix accompaniment, while Brad and I shared a mulled wine from the local sushi restaurant. That serendipitous occasion was the weirdest and the best.
The last day of our trip, we hopped on a train headed to Cambridge. We were both dying to take a day trip and had debated between Cambridge and Oxford. Cambridge won that small battle, mainly because I think it was closer to the city (not sure if that's correct) and because we heard it was easier to walk into and around town once there. We absolutely adored it. Some of our highlights were:
1. Stopping at Fitzbillies for their signature treat, a chelsea bun, along with a scone and some tea.
2. Wandering through narrow cobble stone streets.
3. Taking pictures in front of churches.
4. Reminiscing about Brad's high school days as he visited Cambridge for a choir trip his senior year.
5. Reenacting one of the dumbest pictures of Brad I have ever seen (he has a lot of them) in the square at King's College.
6. Attending evensong at King's College and sneaking a picture (of the ceiling) just because they instructed me not to.
7. Splitting a sandwich and tea at Harriet's Tea Room. More eating.
8. Walking and walking and walking.
9. Enjoying, quite possibly, our favorite meal of the trip in a cozy corner booth of a "typical" British pub. Brad had chicken pot pie, and I had the biggest, juiciest, blue-cheesiest burger of my life. We were fat, dumb and happy on our train ride back to London that night.
10. Tennis Court Road. Need I say more?
Thursday, June 5, 2014
Pictures of these things that we did in London:
1. Feasted on Thanksgiving tacos and margs in Notting Hill (at Taqueria) whilst mentally recovering from the sheer exhaustion of being rejected from our flight to Italy due to a passport mishap. (Thanks, Brad.)
2. Shopped in the Daylesford gift shop.
3. Purchased a kids toy in the Daylesford gift shop all for the love of a gift bag featuring an admirable cow.
4. Destroyed a cupcake and espressos from Hummingbird Cafe in Notting Hill.
5. Ate another lunch at the Victoria and Albert Museum, because why not?
6. Dominated a photo-op in front of the ice skating rink at the Natural History Museum. These two celebrities made it into Brad's work newsletter.
7. Tried my very first, and my very last, bite of lavender infused brussels sprouts at Muriel's Kitchen. They were weird, and I won't order anything like that again, but the restaurant itself was adorable. Can you really say no to the promise of home cooking and twinkle lights?
8. Drank beers and "mingled" with the native Brits at a local pub. Not really.
9. Exercised in Hyde Park. I walked. Brad ran.
10. Dressed like a cat burglar. (Brad)
11. Stumbled upon an outdoor restaurant at the Chelsea Market that served mulled wine and epitomized Christmas. Just picture: Michael Buble, a warm fire, mulled wine, crisp winter weather, wooden picnic tables, christmas trees, and blankets. Sigh.
12. Pretended to be London socials at the Phene. Which didn't really work so well. We are obvious Americans.
13. Took "ussies". Duh.
14. Probably took too many pictures. Oh well.