Thursday, June 30, 2016

A Collection of Stripes

Hey guys,

Sorry there was no post on Tuesday and Wednesday. I am also sorry that I have not gotten up the post about my second day in London. That post will be going up on Friday. Today’s post is going to be a fashion post featuring a collection of the stripes that I wore while traveling in Paris! I absolutely love wearing stripes even though so many people recommend not wearing them because they can make you look larger than you actually are. However, I never seem to experience this problem. Stripes look really good on me and I am constantly buying striped dresses, shirts, and even sweaters.

The reason I wore so many stripes while I was in Paris was because I have been obsessed with all things Paris and Eiffel Tower since I was in 6th or 7th grade and when I think of typical Paris, I think of a lot of stripes. However, I have to say that I’m pretty sure I was the only one wearing stripes in the whole city. I absolutely love learning about France and I honestly still can’t believe that I have finally gone to this wonderful city. So to explain what I mean by “obsessed”, I mean I took 4 years of French in high school, 2 semesters of French in college, I probably over 100 items that feature the Eiffel Tower or some other Paris monument. I love collecting anything that features the Eiffel Tower!

So on the first day I wore basically the outfit that I wore to visit Buckingham Palace in London. The only thing different was the shirt and I also didn’t wear a jacket because Paris was extremely hot.
Stephanie Kamp Blog: A Collection of Stripes
On the second day in Paris I wore a Juicy Couture striped sweater that I have owned for years. I love this sweater mostly because of the stripes and the length. I also really like the gold buttons.
Stephanie Kamp Blog: A Collection of Stripes
On the third day I wore a black and white striped dress from Pacsun that I bought a couple months ago. I love this dress because it is super comfortable and you can never go wrong with black and white.
Stephanie Kamp Blog: A Collection of Stripes

The next time I wore stripes on our fifth day in Paris and we actually took a trip right outside of the city and visited Disneyland Paris! The outfit I wore on this day was a navy blue and white striped shirt from the BCBGeneration brand. I love this brand a lot and I own a lot of clothes from them. Also, this shirt is adorable because not only is it stripes but it’s also completely lace, which are some of my other favorite shirts to wear.
Stephanie Kamp Blog: A Collection of Stripes
I hope you enjoyed this post and again I am sorry for not having a post up yesterday!
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XO, Steph

Monday, June 27, 2016

Summer Vacation 2016 London Day 1

Hey guys,

Today’s blog post is about our flight to London and our first day in London. I decided to combine the two because our flight was so late in the evening that it was basically already the next day anyways. We flew out of Miami International Airport, which was about a 3 hour drive from where we live because it’s directly across on the other side of the state.
We had a direct flight from Miami to London Heathrow, which is exactly what we wanted. My mom and sister don’t particularly enjoy flying so it’s a lot easier to just take one long flight rather than having to take a couple shorter ones. Our boarding time was supposed to be 8:30 pm and I believe we were supposed to take off at 9:45 pm. However, they needed to update the computer software on the plane so we didn’t end up boarding until around 9:15 pm and then our flight probably didn’t take off until 10:30 pm.

For me personally, the flight over there was terrible because I unfortunately got stuck with a seat that did not move at all and I was stuck the upright position the whole time. So I had a very hard time sleeping. Thankfully I did have the window seat so I was sort of able to lean against the wall and sleep a little that way.  However, the movies that they featured on the plane were pretty nice. Most of them were new and popular.
Stephanie Kamp Blogger: London Day 1 Travel Blog
Photo Credit: My sister Aimee
For our dinner, we were served two options, pasta with red sauce or chicken with rice. I had the chicken with rice when we went to Ireland and I did not like it at all so I chose the pasta with red sauce this time. It was pretty tasty but nothing special. We also got a small breakfast, which consisted of a blueberry muffin top, blueberry yogurt with granola pieces, and some trail mix packet (which I gave to my mom).
Stephanie Kamp Blogger: London Day 1 Travel Blog
Stephanie Kamp Blogger: London Day 1 Travel Blog
Stephanie Kamp Blogger: London Day 1 Travel Blog
I don’t remember exactly what time we arrived in London but I believe it was around 11 am or possibly noon. Once we landed we grabbed our luggage and headed to the Heathrow express, which took us to Paddington Station. Paddington Station was only about a 10-15 minute drive from our hotel, which was really nice. We stayed in an extremely nice area and I will most likely do a hotel review once I am done blogging the rest of the trip.
Stephanie Kamp Blogger: London Day 1 Travel Blog
After we checked into our hotel room we headed out into the city. One of the first things we wanted to do was get a better feel for the city. So we decided to do some shopping because there were several stores that I really wanted to check out. We headed to Piccadilly Circus because my sister had done some research online and found out that the area has a lot of shopping. We basically did a lot of walking in the area and checked out a couple different stores. 
Stephanie Kamp Blogger: London Day 1 Travel Blog
Stephanie Kamp Blogger: London Day 1 Travel Blog
Stephanie Kamp Blogger: London Day 1 Travel Blog
Stephanie Kamp Blogger: London Day 1 Travel Blog

We didn’t technically eat lunch because of the time we ate breakfast. So we ended up eating at around 3 pm in the afternoon, which I think was kind of strange for British people. The restaurant we went to, which was packed, only 2 tables were actually eating food. Everyone else was just coming in and ordering drinks. The restaurant we ate at was called Slug & Lettuce.

One of the stores we checked out was Primark, which we finally found right before it was about to close so I didn’t end up getting anything. However, my sister bought a couple things. We also checked out this store called Next which we each bought a few things from and then after that we headed to the Disney store and bought some souvenirs (I grew up and live in Florida, yes I’m a huge Disney fan).
Stephanie Kamp Blogger: London Day 1 Travel Blog
Stephanie Kamp Blogger: London Day 1 Travel Blog
Stephanie Kamp Blogger: London Day 1 Travel Blog
Stephanie Kamp Blogger: London Day 1 Travel Blog
After we finished shopping, we hailed a taxi and headed back to our hotel room and called it a night. We were very tired and really needed a lot of sleep!

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XO, Steph