Sleep is overrated:

At least, that is my motto for the next two weeks.  The past three months in London have gone by all too quickly, and now I have less than two weeks left… I know it sounds so cliché, but I feel like I just got here. There is still so much left to explore: museums to visit, buildings to tour, souvenirs to buy, markets to browse, and pictures to take.

But there’s looming project deadlines, papers due, and finals standing in my way.  As I’m a perfectionist, I’ve decided to sacrifice sleep. It’s the only option if I want to maintain my grades and still get the most out of my last two weeks living in London.

Even though it still doesn’t feel real, I’ve finally admitted it. I am leaving. Although, I truly hope I this is not the last time I will get the chance to live in London… because three months is just not enough.

Here are some photos from this past week in London:

Making my grandma's cranberry sauce! Photo cred: Lindsey Derstine

The impressive Thanksgiving dinner we all cooked! Photo cred: Lindsey Derstine

Enjoying our Thanksgiving in London. Photo cred: Lindsey Derstine

I apologize for the short post, but I have a deadline tomorrow and I’m going to see Pippin tonight for my musical theatre class (I know, rough).  Actually, my analysis on The Naked Mannequin is what is due tomorrow. I’m not sure if I mentioned it, but for the past couple weeks I have been focusing on generating more engagement as part of a case study for my interactive communications course. I really appreciate all those that have been reading in the past couple weeks! I look forward to continuing to develop The Naked Mannequin and my communication with my followers in the coming weeks.

Cheers! XO

Laundry day…

Isn’t laundry day is the worst?

This morning, my only clean socks were my new knee-high socks, so I threw them on with boots.  Problem was, I had no idea what outfit to wear with them. My usual go-to skirts were in the dirty pile, so I rummaged through my closet. I threw on the first dress I saw, but it didn’t work. Next dress… Third one was the charm. Did I mention I woke up five minutes before my class started? Obviously, I was late. Priorities??

It’s hard when you’re surrounded by wealthy European students who wear designer clothes every day. I can’t just run to class in my pajamas! Oh, well.  My outfit actually turned out pretty cute.

I need some outfit inspiration. What do you wear on laundry day? 

This picture was taken after I did laundry. Happy Tuesday night!! Cheers! XO

Acting British…

Oh, how I wish I was British. Dear United Kingdom, please just make me a citizen? Cheers! (See, I learn quickly).

Honestly, who doesn’t want an English accent? Well, I suppose if you have your own distinct accent you probably don’t, but I’m from New Jersey…  Despite what you think you know from MTV’s “Jersey Shore,” I do not sound like I’m from New York (which is where most of the cast is from).  It’s worse than that – I have a typical American accent. Gross.

While I can impersonate an English accent, I’m not going to fool anyone. I’m still an American living in London.  However, I can dress like I am from the UK, and people won’t know otherwise until I open my mouth and speak. I love that.

My favorite style I’ve adopted while living in London is the shorts-over-tights look.  It allows you to wear your shorts long after the summer season, creates more outfit possibilities, and works perfectly with the London weather.  I wore this look up until last week, when it finally got significantly colder. But, I definitely plan on rocking this style back in the states.

What do you think of this look?  Would you wear it?

Cheers until tomorrow! XO