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Coming to London In The Summer? Here’s My 7-Day Travel Itinerary

As an expat in London, one of the top questions I get from friends and family (and their friends and family many times removed) is what to see and do when coming to London. And, let’s be fair – I don’t blame them! Recommendations from people you trust are a huge advantage when traveling. With my family coming to London for 7 days, there was no better time to put my curated list of restaurants, hotels and attractions to the test. Check out my curated 7-day itinerary and let your travel planning begin!

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FASHION

Jewelry: BCBGeneration Make Your Own (MYO) Hashtag Bracelet

IMG_5388My new bracelet is the height of social media geek chic – a make your own hashtag bracelet from BCBGeneration! Purchased on sale from Nordstrom for about $10, the bracelet comes with the entire alphabet and a few special characters, such as the heart pictured. I decided to keep mine simple with my name and love how it pairs perfectly with my favorite dual-faced Urban Outfitters watch.

In addition to the make your own option, I also purchase a grey and rose gold #chic bracelet. Although some of the unbelievable deals from Nordstrom have come and gone, click here to get the bracelet from Zappos for $25. Macy’s has a fun tan and gold #swag bracelet for $12. I’m #tempted to snag it for myself!

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FASHION

Jewelry Pairing: Tahari Gold Drop Earrings & Ralph Lauren Tortoise Cuff

IMG_1764Who doesn’t love a beautiful piece of jewelry – or two, or three – to bring an outfit to the next level? With a highly curated and creatively sourced jewelry collection, friends frequently compliment and ask where I get certain pieces. A light bulb went on to share some of these more asked about pairings and offer links to the same or similar pieces. The pieces range from various price points, but because its yours truly, you know there will be a number of good deals mixed in!

The first fabulous jewelry pairing comes from Tahari and Ralph Lauren. The chic earrings from Tahari were gifted to me on my birthday by my fabulous roommate. Their classic style has clearly passed the test of time, as I found them on Amazon still at a good price (affiliate link). While the earrings have numerous options to be paired with, I do like this simple Ralph Lauren tortoise cuff, especially during the workday. On the weekend, the cuff makes it easy to stack and layer in complimentary bracelets to make it more fun and on trend. Originally gifted to me by my mother on one of her jewelry drawer clean outs (best day ever for yours truly), I couldn’t find the exact cuff online, but I did find a very similar cuff from Ralph Lauren on Zappos, but with a fabulous gold pave band in the middle.

Looking for more of my jewelry pairing suggestions? Visit: http://www.thesavvybostonian.com/tag/jewelry/

 

TRAVEL

Favorite Things: Keep Calm & Carry On Charlie Card, Metro Card & Oyster Card Envelope

IMG_1708I love all things Keep Calm and Carry On, so you can imagine my delight upon discovering the perfect card case to carry my Charlie Card (Boston), Metro Card (NYC), or Oyster Card (London). At two pounds, I swept up this cheerfully red card case during a trip to London at a little shop in the Baker Street tube station. Wouldn’t you agree that it’s especially important to Keep Calm and Carry on while on public transit? 🙂

And, for the record, my personal Keep Calm collection also extends to a magnet and reusable sigg bottle. I also have a Keep Calm and Drink Coffee magnet for my desk at work, plus a Keep Calm and Have a Cupcake notebook for my never-ending to-do lists (thanks G & S!).

Want one too? I found my little Keep Calm and Carry On card case here on Amazon as well. FYI, all links in this post are affiliate links.