Tied Up at Buckingham Palace

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What I’m Wearing:

Shirt: J.Crew / Skirt: J.Crew, old (similar) / Purse: Henri Bendel (color sold out) / Sandals: J.Crew, old (similar) / Earrings: Gift
Pearl Cuff: C.Wonder, old (similar) / “Cha Cha Cha” Bangle: Kate Spade / Rings: J.Crew Factory, old (similar)

I’m here I’m here!

I landed in London on Saturday morning (solo, but we’ll get to that in a sec) and it’s been a whirlwind ever since. I actually fell asleep last night at like 9PM – positively exhausted here! Here’s what I’ve done so far:

Friday night, my friend/travel buddy, Danielle, was delayed and ended up missing the flight to London. So, seven and a half hours later, I found myself solo in London. Luckily I speak the language.

I ended up calling up my friend Charlotte and wandering through Notting Hill on Saturday afternoon with her. We popped over to Portobello Road, spent a few hours waltzing around the area and even nabbed some cupcakes from Hummingbird Bakery – totally worthy of the hype! I absolutely loved all of the colorful little houses in the area – absolutely precious. I want a lil pink one. Or a big pink one. Really, just want a pink house.

Afterwards, one of my sorority sisters and I grabbed dinner in Chinatown at Cafe TPT – we split a meal for two and it was easily enough food for like four people. There were several plates we didn’t even touch. It was insane. And delicious. And exhausting. Or my red eye the night before might have been to blame. Either way, I was in bed and passed out by 10PM.

Yesterday was museum day. I walked from our hotel in Westminster over to meet my friend Maddie at the Victoria & Albert Museum (followed by the Natural History Museum). The museums were both awesome, and the walk over was quite possibly the most calming and scenic walk of my life. Buckingham Palace, through the gardens, and then over into Knightsbridge. Occasionally, I throw on my headphones and just walk… without turning on any music. It may be a bit a weird, but it really is one of my favorite things to do. And doing so in London is much more fun on every level than doing so in Dallas.

We then met Danielle (who had finally arrived) for Prêt-á-Portea at The Berkeley Hotel. How fabulous was that. (Answer: SO fabulous!) The Berkeley‘s tea is a fashionista tea – all of the little sweet nothings were fashioned after high fashion pieces, from a Pucci dress to Alexander McQueen stilettos. They were almost too delicious to eat (but eat them we did!). The Berkeley even sent us home with some extra little goodies (that’s what’s in my hot pink bag pictured above, in case you were wondering). We were so happy and stuffed (and tired) that we went straight back to the hotel to climb right into bed.

I can’t wait to see what day three has in store for us!