Modern Victorian :: Lace pleated dress & London love

Happy Monday everyone!  And greetings from London!  The last time I was in London was three years ago with Harrods and I’m so grateful to be back with Harrods again this time.  London is one of my favorite cities in the world.  I love the architecture, the people, and always can feel the strength of this city when I’m here.

For this photo-story, I wanted to explore modern gothic moods found across Spring/Summer 2017 collections.  Medieval and Renaissance art served as inspiration, this dress transports you into a world of dark romanticism lifted with a palette of blush rose, yellow ochre, and vermilion.  Decorated with panels of colorful delicate lace and finished with a long garnet velvet hem, this floor sweeping piece dances and glides with every step.  And the dark clouds hovering across the London sky was the perfect finishing touch to add more moodiness to this photo-story.

Hope you enjoyed this post, and as always, thank you so much for reading!  And Harrods, thank you so much for giving me such a magical experience in London.  Thank you for your kindness, love, and support!

:: Outfit ::

Dress :: Valentino

from Wendy’s Lookbookhttp://www.wendyslookbook.com/2017/06/modern-victorian-lace-pleated-dress-london-love/
from Tumblr https://jamikaheffner.tumblr.com/post/161994421994

Spring Edge :: One shoulder top & Leopard pumps

Happy Wednesday everyone and greetings from London!

The night before we flew out, we caught up with friends over dinner.  Right when we got back from dinner, I noticed that Sherlock, the latest purr member of our family, was limping.  He’s a very active kitty, so I was afraid he fell while we were out.  We immediately rushed him to the emergency room (my deepest appreciation for 24 hr animal hospitals!), and luckily the exams came back with no broken bones.  His paw pads were a little pink, so it might just be a skin irritation.

After my Mother’s Day post, Colin suggested we head over to a Cat Cafe in Brooklyn.  He definitely knows the way to my heart.  Cats and food.  In that particular order.  We went and spent almost an hour at the cafe.  Getting ready to leave, I noticed a small area all the way in the back with four metal cages (I later learned that it’s a transitional area for new cats).  I wondered over there and this little kitty who looked like Puss In Boots came to the front of the cage and greeted me.  I was told and completely believe that with cats… they have to pick you, not the other way around.  When he head butted my hand through the cage… I was ecstatic!  Did you just pick me?!  Or… are you just hungry?  Love or hunger?  Whatever… same difference.  Can I put in an application for this one?!

Little Sherlock has been with us for less than a month, so on our way to the animal hospital, I prayed… The little baby is only 10 months old… if I could be his human mommie for the next 15 years (or longer!), it’d be an absolute honor.  As you can see, I have a real fear of losing loved ones, two-legged and four-legged.

We have someone watching over Sherlock and Sammie while we’re gone, so I’m always updated with their conditions.  I’m basically one cat away from becoming a crazy cat lady and three cats away from being single for life.

Thank you so much for entertaining me (don’t worry, I have more cat stories hehehe!).  As always, thank you so much for reading!

:: Outfit ::

Top :: Marques’ Almeida (35% off)
Bottom :: Lovers + Friends (old, similar ASOS)
Bag :: Chloe
Shoes :: Gianvito Rossi (similar BCBG)
Accessories :: Karen Walker sunglasses | Hermes bracelet

from Wendy’s Lookbookhttp://www.wendyslookbook.com/2017/06/spring-edge-one-shoulder-top-leopard-pumps/
from Tumblr https://jamikaheffner.tumblr.com/post/161805688564