Wednesday, July 1, 2015
 Dress: Pixie MarketShoes: Everlane, Hat: J.CrewBag: Mansur Gavriel, Sunglasses: Celine

"I don't want women to look all innocent and naive. I want them to look stronger"- Alexander McQueen

I spent the good part of Tuesday exploring London's Kew Gardens in another dress from Pixie Market that has been a go-to on this trip. After hours of taking in the gardens, I went to the Alexander McQueen exhibit at the V&A. It was quite the contrast to go from the peaceful gardens to McQueen's haunting, complex world. I've seen many fashion exhibits, but this was my favorite. Things with a little darkness tend to be the most interesting.

 Reading his quotes was the best part and I especially loved the one above. I'm inclined to agree with him. I like to dress in a way that's strong and confident because that's how I feel, but I surprised myself in liking such a girly dress. I don't really understand sugary sweet dressing normally. On the rare occasion though, it's a fun little secret to portray a soft image to the world, but to know you can completely shatter it the second you open your mouth. Like Alice in Wonderland, who initially seems naive, but can murder the Jabberwocky when necessary.

The adventure continues in Spain so follow along on Instagram @heathersedit 

All photos by me

Monday, June 29, 2015
Dress: Pixiemarket (under $70) Shoes: Everlane, Hat: Cuyana, Bag: Mansur Gavriel, Sunglasses: Celine

Greetings from London! I'm staying with my friend in Notting Hill and it's been sensory overload with all of the beautifully colored homes. I just met David Beckham at a smoothie shop in the neighborhood though so who cares about the buildings! It wasn't so much "meet" as he bumped into me and said "excuse me" to which I said nothing and kept my gaze forward (I'm 5'1, looking up is effort), so he followed with "sorry," to which I replied "you're fine" only to look up and meet David Beckham's piercing golden eyes. I ordered my smoothie then sat calmly and silently within two feet of him while we waited for our respective orders. In my head I was frantically debating if I ask for a picture (too much I decided) or at least tell him I love his wife's clothes. In the end, I didn't acknowledge him, but looking back, I kind of wish I had. I was shell shocked okay! I normally wouldn't acknowledge celebrities, but David Beckham alone with me in a smoothie shop in Notting Hill seems like a special case. Now I'll have to live a life full of regret. He was just as gorgeous as you would think FYI.

In other mental debates where I actually made the right decision.. I wasn't sure if I should keep this dress and I'm so glad I did as I've been living in it since I got here (except I met DB in workout clothes, he was in workout clothes too, so we are obviously both into health and fitness). I'm normally not one to hide all of my God given gifts in a mumu like this, but it's sooo comfy and the only thing I've wanted to wear while recovering from jet lag. It's the perfect summer dress to throw on for some exploring.

I'm documenting all of my adventures on Instagram so follow along @heathersedit :) Cheerio! 
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