Style Files #5 | Hepburn Vibes [London Style]

Style Files #5 | Hepburn Vibes [London Style]

Hello, lovelies. Long time no see.

Since my last post, I have been to London and back. The city was beautiful. I can also say that hands down, I definitely love London more than NYC. New York City is fun and all, but it doesn't feel like a home, just a stopping spot. While London feels like it could be home. 

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what i'm wearing: black skinny jeans [Express via Goodwill] | wool jumper [GAP via Blog Sale] | trench coat [H&M] | converse [DSW] | cross-body bag [Coach via Simply Chic] | necklace [Kendra Scott] | red lipstick [Urban Decay in Bad Blood] | nail polish [Essie in Carry On]

On my first full day in London, I went with a Audrey Hepburn inspired outfit -- with a black turtleneck jumper & skinny jeans. And since it was chilly, I threw on my trench coat [I practically lived in this on the trip].

I discovered quickly while in London that the fashion & beauty trends there differ from those in America. Like hardly anyone wears bold lipstick, only teenagers wore full on glam makeup, ladies over there go for a more fresh face with little to no makeup on. Hair isn't as polished, it is more lived in or pulled back into a low ponytail. Fresh & simple is their beauty game. Another thing, brows aren't as important in London -- I had never seen so many natural brows than I did in my time in London. In America, we are obsessed with looking perfect and like we stepped out of a magazine or set in Hollywood. Seeing a woman in a full face of makeup is common, along with her perfect hollywood curled hair, and on-point brows. Yet, the ladies in London don't look like "they don't care", instead they look polished and posh in the way they dress.   

Enough about the differences of styles between London & America, as that is something I can talk about in a latter post.