London Travel Diary

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Our first stop on this year’s Europe tour was London, mainly because the flights from the US to London was super affordable, but also because our beloved Colts were playing their first overseas football game.

They happened to lose (super sad), but we still were able to enjoy two days in one of my favorite cities! Two days seems a lot longer before you start to factor in jet lag and airport waiting time, but we still managed to see and do a lot!

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Top Eight Things to Do in London (in the order we did them):

  1. Take In an NFL Game at Wembley Stadium – Okay, only if you are really, really obsessed with your team. It was a great experience to watch a super American sport in a foreign country. They don’t just wear jerseys of the two teams that are playing…they wear ALL the NFL jerseys ever. I even got an opportunity to explain one of the rules to some Londoners. Just another day of educating the world ;).
  2. Walk Along the Thames – There is really no better way to see London. There are endless sights to see in this historic city, so slip on some sneakers and pound that pavement. My favorite area to walk in London? Right along the river Thames, where you can see the London Eye, Big Ben, and all those bridges!
  3. Say Hi to Big Ben – My favorite landmark to see in London. And I never get sick of looking at it (I studied abroad in London and have been back two times since)! It just is so iconic and a part of a very important building (the Parliament Building). Fun fact, the name Big Ben refers to the large bell in the tower…which is actually called Elizabeth Tower (yes, after the queen).
  4. Pretend You Live in Buckingham Palace – 775 rooms? It’ll do, I suppose. ;)
  5. Visit One of the Top Museums – The Husband only got the chance to go to the British Museum (home of the Rosetta Stone) and some of the art museums the last time we were in London. So this go-around, we made some time to visit the Victoria and Albert Museum (which is honestly the BEST museum in London, in my opinion). The museum has 2.3 million objects in their permanent collection, and while you can’t possibly see them all, you can pick and choose what topics interest you (fashion and jewelry for me). And did I mention admission is COMPLETELY free?
  6. Ride the Tube – While walking might be the best way to see London, riding the Tube is a must! It’s so easy to figure out, and there are so many stops that you can really get anywhere in the city quite quickly. Just be sure to “mind the gap.” ;)
  7. Have a Drink in a Pub – Pick a pub, any pub! They’re all over, and sometimes, they have the best names! We happened to have a hotel right next to pub called The Fox and Anchor, so of course, I had to con The Husband to have lunch and a pint there. Win, win.
  8. Dine on Fish and Chips – Because while the food may be a little bland in London, at least it is iconic!

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Our next stop (which probably won’t be posted until next week) was Lisbon! It was our first time in Portugal, so naturally, I have lots of photos to go through (#allofthetile!).

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Week of Boatneck Stripes, Vol. 4

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Today’s fun highlights:

  • You can’t really beat a classic combo of stripes, jeans, and a utility jacket, so that’s why I didn’t fight it…I just wore it!
  • Scallop flats for the win…thank you Sam & Libby for making the best shoes EVER.
  • Today is our last full day in Europe, and it is crazy to me that it is almost over! We’ve had a blast, and I realize how lucky I am to be able to take this long of a trip and spend that much time with The Husband!
  • I do miss The Puppy though (and my own bed and hair dryer), so I can’t wait to get home to him!

Weekend sales:

  • None this week because we’re still traveling (I can tell you all about the deals in Lisbon, though)! They’ll be back in two weeks!

Happy weekend, friends! What are you up to?

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Finally Football!

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Today’s fun highlights:

  • Football, football, football!
  • Are you ready for some football?
  • I am. Bring on the Sundays glued to the couch, eyes glued to the screen and the games, and my weekly dinner of wings and diet Coke. #dreamlife
  • But seriously, that’s what I’ll be doing this weekend…
  • Along with competing in the 6th Annual Blueberry Party…you know that weird event that we host every year where we all bring dishes that include blueberries and judge each other on our cooking/baking skills. I finally won last year!
  • Did you hear that I won last year? ;)
  • But this year? I have no idea what I am making…got any winning blueberry recipes?

Weekend sales:

Happy weekend, friends! What are you up to?

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Sneaking Into Fall with Stripes and Plaid

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Today’s fun highlights:

  • I mean I’m rushing fall, right?
  • Full disclosure: I also wore a puffer vest out to dinner last night. Whoops.
  • But not as bad as Starbucks, guys! I went there yesterday during my lunch break and all the baristas has pumpkin-shaped pins that said “Pumpkin Squad” on them.  Too soon.
  • So in conclusion, plaid = yes. Puffer vest = if it is under 70 degrees, yes. Pumpkins = not yet.
  • And happy Labor Day weekend! Bring on the three-day weekend (four for me…yes, I’m rubbing it in)!

Weekend sales:

Happy weekend, friends! What are you up to?

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10 Things Tuesday (8.30.16)

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Ten Things I’ve Loved This Past Week on The Internet:

  1. This whole outfit on repeat alllllllllllll fall long, please!
  2. Blogger love of the week: I’ve been obsessing over this perfect chambray dress look on Cathy that features my favorite knotted Target belt! Simplicity is something perfection, folks!
  3. Loft has a fox graphic tee (here), and my mom found it before my fox-everything-radar even went off. You better believe I will be ordering this during the upcoming Labor Day sales…and my fellow fox fans should too!
  4. Someone get me this Hungry Hungry Humans set so I can play this at home. How cute are the USA gymnasts?!
  5. New Carpool Karaoke alert…this time with Britney Spears! Definitely not one of the best ones (#AdeleandSiaforever), but still good (especially the last minute)!
  6. Whoever designed these adorable ankle strap block heels at Anne Taylor deserves a major raise. So cute and unexpectedly fun!
  7. Want to know how much goes on behind-the-scenes of how your favorite winter coat is made? Then be sure to check out this article from J.Crew…the colors, you guys! The colors! <3
  8. Polka dots for life (especially in sweater form)!
  9. Nerd moment over here. Someone is crocheting tiny Pokemon and leaving them at various locations in Texas, and they are the cutest things EVER. Sometimes the world is really adorable you guys! Now someone get me a flight out there, stat! 
  10. This sweatshirt might say goodbye, but I’m saying hello to it…in my shopping cart! ;) #dadjokesfordays

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