Sunday, September 16, 2012

On a Shop Crawl through London

(Vintage dress, GAP denim jacket, Dr. Martens boots, Rebecca Minkoff bag)

Hello from London! After just one day in the city, I've already fallen deeply in love with it. Our hotel reminds me of an old British castle, and I honestly don't want to get out of bed. Dylana and I spent our first day on one crazy shop crawl through London. And not to just any stores...we went to a bunch of hidden underground spots that I never would have found! LN-CC, House of Liza, Beyond Retro. Thank goodness for my pals at Shopikon for taking us on a day's tour to so many amazing spots. I honestly don't know what I'd do without them...Shopikon's become my travel go-to guide. I'm really getting back into vintage and so picked up a few new pieces along the way. By the way, my British friends were so right about London style. It's very grungy, dark, and gloomy... everyday I feel like wearing more black along with my chunky Docs. I love how the style here is always slightly punk..the girls never look perfect and the boys are pure rock n' roll. We ended our night over in Dalston, at a real British pub...with the Stones blasting at the bar, and electro playing in the back. Let's just say it was the perfect start to one incredible trip. Here's to day 2!

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84 comments:

Irene Buffa said...

amazing pics <3

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VALERIE WANG said...

aw your outfit is so british!!!have fun there!


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Camilla said...

Yay you're in my town now! Met Dylana at somerset house, would have been lovely to meet you too!

xo Camilla

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fashion nightmare said...

LOVE YOUR OUTFIT.
THE DRESS IS SOOOO PRETTY.


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Natali said...

Fabulous dress and bag! Love these photos, great details.

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Mélanie said...

Beautiful ! ♥

Joanna S. said...

amazing photos ! London is so beautiful <3
you look gorgeous <3 I love the dress.
xx

kcomekarolina said...

omg! these photos are great!



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Rachel, Cold Knees said...

great pics, glad you're having fun here- beyond retro is great! x

Lippylash said...

I love the old London vibe you got to capture! The cabs, that amazing bath,... You look gorgeous it that first picture!! WOOOW

The Golden Soul said...

Love, love and love!

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Lisa said...

You look amazing! lovely pics.
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Mica said...

Sounds like a great day! Love your bag too :)

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Mira said...

Simple, stylish and awesome outfit :D
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Manon said...

Cute dress ! Enjoy your trip in London !

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Snow Black said...

You look lovely and I hope you are enjoying yourself. Hopefully will bump into you while you are here :)

Lucia Flores said...

LOVE London!! When I go there I spend my days just walking around, exploring little streets. You can seriously find the most amazing hidden underground vintage stores there...just get off the main road! Gorgeous pictures as always, loving the dress, cute collar.. W.O.W!

Have a lovely day!

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Belle said...

The pink flats; WANT!
I love London; it's such an awesome city!

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Marine said...

Love the dress !
xxx

KKK said...

HAVE A GOOD TIME!

Every Day Rachel said...

I adore that dress!

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Emmy said...

Cheerio:P Love your dress, Natalie!

Clara Turbay said...

Nice choices you got the control!

garde said...

incredible natalie! you are just beautiful
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g.ta said...

love your vintage dress!! London looks so fun!! =`)

eDina said...

that dress is fantastic!


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Lois said...

That sounds great! London is a beautiful city, hope you enjoy it!

Stefania B. said...

you look so cool ....love the combination of your cute dress with Dr. Martens! Enjoy your trip!

Jaeger said...

you are the prettiest

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xx

Sabina said...

I've only been to London once--you're seriously making me want to go back... to live. Also love your quirky church lady dress with those chunky boots--seriously I know that sounds weird, but it's a compliment. You look fab and certainly appropriately dressed for the city you're in. Hope you're having a great time.

anita_senorita said...

Love that dress :)

Ellie said...

Was lovely to meet you Natalie :) Hope you have an amazing trip in Europe :) x

India said...

Love your dress!

Mode a'Portee said...

Lovely lovely photos... Thanks for sharing.. Enjoy d rest of your trip.. Muahh

Mary Gui said...

i like your dress - simple and chic!

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Adele said...

cool shots you've taken and you & dylana both have cool outfits.. hippie-- esp dylana's top and your adorable sunnies!

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Fashiable said...

Ah what a lovely photos, thanks for sharing!

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Laura said...

Ohh how much I love these photo's!! I love London and I'm so jealous you're there right now! You look absolutely amazing! xoxo, Laura

monkeyshines ♥ said...

lovely dress!

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Emilie said...

Ahhhhh London!!!! Love your pics, have a great time there!!!

Closet Fashionista said...

So so so much fun! The same thing happened to me, I totally fell in London after only a few hours, ha ha... :)
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Rebecca said...

wheyyyy dalston, glad you are enjoying london and that dress looks sooo cute!

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Stephanie said...

your pictures are stunning and london looks amazing! can't wait to see what you've picked up as well as the rest of your adventures!

Sasha said...

That dress is amazing
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ASparklyHanger said...

Love your dress!

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Gabriella Olivia said...

pretty!
you look amazing as always! <3
i love your bag!


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Rory said...

LOVE the boots. London looks like a beautiful place! :)
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K.C. said...

Really love tha purse!

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far and wild jewelry said...

gorgeous pictures! you're making me want to pick up and fly to london asap. so glad to hear that you're having a vintage renaissance because you do it so well! can't wait to see more pictures!

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Alviana Kalin said...

stunning dress! lovely photographs :)


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Yanique Barnes said...

love your simple chic look, and how you incorporate vintage in all your outfits. You inject it so flawlessly, and make it so relevant.

You would love my killer collection also at trendsetter vintage

xx
Ella

Insomnia said...

I miss the chaos of London, enjoy!

Natasha Gregson said...

Stunning

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Andrea said...

love your dress <3

Laura said...

You're so cute babe! Love this post

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DSTONE Magazine said...

It seems like you're having great fun"

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Alice said...

Natalie!
It sounds like you're having an amazing time in London! This definitely makes me dream more of finally making it there someday :)

That black dress that you're wearing is gorgeous!
It's definitely dark and grungy paired with your denim jacket and Docs. At the same time, the feminine shape and white piping makes it a little more cute, contrasting with the less precious feel of it!

Oooooh these pictures!
All those overalls and that food. Those lovely people and you looking as amazing as always and your sister!
There's so much to love in all these photos.

I hope you enjoy the rest of your UK adventures darling!
Now here's to dreaming about heading to London someday <3


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Agnes Schmíz said...

Your dress is sooo lovely. Great preppy style! :)
Have a nice time in London!

xx,
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VICTORIA said...

Love the boots!!

Kisses Aren't Contracts said...

lovely photos!

xoxo Shauna

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Winnie said...

I have been loving your instagram pics of London - it's always fun seeing the city through other people's eyes! London is definitely a place that people come back to. Hope you enjoy the rest of your time in London - it's such an awesome city!

Theresa said...

Beautiful! Looks like you had an amazing time!

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Milex said...

I like it even more than the last one

Jade said...

Oh no, now I miss London! Great images and I'm in love with your black dress with that small edging of white :-) Hope you continue having a great trip xx

Angie Ang said...

Great photos, love your dress!
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a. said...

I felt exactly the same when I was over there!
You certainly discovered some good spots though.

Evi said...

Great photos! You look awesome!

Evi xoxo

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Olga Hoyos said...

wow ! great pics ! love your entire outfit, specially the boots!!!! xx

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Rixt Rooks said...

Great pictures, love it!

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Oh, play it louder!! said...

this dress is so cool!

see you,

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Anna.eM said...

OMG ... I love this dress and these boots, I am a big fan of your outfit :)
otherwise very good photos :)

warm greetings from cold Poland :)

Katherine / Of Corgis and Cocktails said...

this looks like a perfect day in london - i love your outfit - the neckline of that dress is just stellar. and that photo of the people outside that storefront smiling really strikes me

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Michelleesque said...

That dress is absolutely stunning - simple and chic!

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ilsieom said...

That dress is lovely! The photos from your London adventure are great! :)

bárbara crespo said...

you look great with hat!!!
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jennifer said...

what a beautiful dress. london is so amazing, i'm glad you're having such a good time! x

Marie said...

Lovely!!
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Lagelle said...

I love that dress!

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mywayback2black said...

Just saw your Levi's video via Swagbucks. Good luck and great shots in London. Loved the look of those little cakes/tarts :)

his little lady said...

I've never been to London, but this all looks like so much fun! Beautiful photographs! And that outfit is just perfect! I love how feminine it can be, while also being a good fit for on the run errands! :)
xo TJ

The little world of fashion said...

Your dress is beautiful!
x

Lainey said...

that dress is ridiculously good. you guys are so lucky you're in London. One of my fave cities.

Fabita Punk said...

So much beauty....I wish i was there!


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AmericaLettuce said...

I already twitted this post but I have to comment here! hahahaha I LOVED LOVED LOVED IT. You looked truly beautiful and all that punk vibe... Im really into it hahaha. Is nice to know you had a wonderful time in London :)

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