Monday, August 21, 2017

Notting Hill + Portobello Market Travel Guide

Tee: Topshop  // Skirt: Loft // Loafers: Sam Edelman 
Bag: Steve Madden // Sunnies: Charming Charlies (under $10)

On one of our last days in London we took a train early in the morning and ended up in Notting Hill for the better part of the afternoon. We headed straight for the food section of the Portobello market right in the heart of Notting Hill and it did not disappoint. Think fair food on steroids and from every continent imaginable. I settled for literally the biggest fruit cup I've ever seen to start with and it was sooo good. Later we stopped at a little cafe for lattes and sandwiches. 

One of my favorite things about walking around the market was the crazy amount of vintage/ antique shops. Store after store carrying the most beautiful textiles. One little shop we went into was full of vintage Burberry trenches, scarves, you name it. I was literally in heaven. To top it off, the streets are lined with individual retailers selling even more fabrics and clothing (old and new). I ended up with an amazing silk floral blouse that I can't wait to share with you guys! I could have bought a whole new suitcase load of clothing if I thought I could get it to the airport by myself.😂 

The last thing that we did was stroll some of the neighborhood style streets to see the gorgeous rainbow color homes. I jokingly shared with the friends that I was with that Pinterest told me these streets were one of London's most "instagrammable" stops so of course we had to go, but they were not wrong! It was nearly impossible to take an ugly picture of these streets from any angle. I was mentally planning which one I would own for myself one day. haha 

About this look... I found this "You, Me, Oui" tee at Topshop a couple days prior and I am so obsessed with it. I love little embroidered tees because I think they look really casual but feminine at the same time. This jean skirt I ordered from Loft before I left and I'm so glad I did! The ties on the front make it look really modern but you can pair it with almost anything dressed up or down. Lastly, these loafers y'all. They're so good. I like to call them my teacher shoes because they look really professional but are also so stinking comfortable. I wore these shoes more than any of the other ones that I packed because we did a crazy amount of walking and my feet didn't hurt at all when I was wearing these.

I hope this helps if you were/are thinking about visiting Notting Hill anytime soon! If you haven't yet, put it on your bucket list and plan to spend an entire day there!


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