Posts tagged travel
My Mini Guide to Portugal

As you probably know, I spent last weekend in Portugal! This time last week I was stretched out on a beach eating a Portuguese tart and listening to the sound of the sea. Unfortunately, I’m back to reality this weekend, sitting by London Fields Lido under a dark cloud and eating an apple. It’s still the weekend though right!

Here is my mini guide to Portugal and how we got the most of a weekend there. I went with my friend and roommate, Megan. With only three days, we def had to do some serious planning and running from place to place, but I feel like I really experienced a lot that Portugal had to offer. Below are the things I recommend you definitely shouldn’t miss if you ever get a chance to visit this beautiful place.

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Stepping Out of My Style Comfort Zone in Milan

Fergus and I have just returned from Milan! We had an amazing little trip, exploring the city and visiting my Italian pals. I’d definitely recommend if you’re looking for a quick city break! If you have any questions about our Milan visit, comment them down below, because I’ll probably be answering them in my next post with my mini guide to Milan.

For this week’s post, I wanted to try to challenge myself and my typical style in Milan! Often, I find myself getting into a fashion rut and just wearing a similar combination of clothing over and over, so every now and then, I think I’ve got to break out of the routine.

A piece of clothing a usually shy away from is the midi skirt. I’ve long admired the midi skirts and dresses on the likes of my taller friends, celebs, and models, but I’ve always felt that I was too short too pull one off. Since I’m always preaching that anyone can wear anything though, I thought I should test myself to do the same!

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How to Style Ugly Sneakers

How has your weekend and Thanksgiving been? Have you been rocking some killer fall/winter outfits? Comment down below what your current favorite winter outfit is! I’ve been up in Newcastle this week visiting my brother, exploring the city, and eating lots of food, most importantly of which was our Thanksgiving meal! Although we missed our Tennessee family, it was nice that Fergus and I got to spend it together and try out cooking it for ourselves! We did pretty well apart from our roasted veg could’ve been…well a bit more roasted! Anyway, the day after our Thanksgiving meal, Fergus took me touring around Newcastle and took some awesome shots for this week’s post featuring my ‘ugly’ sneakers!

We may call them ugly, but everyone who’s anyone in the fashion industry has been rocking these less-than-sleek babies, from Gigi Hadid to bloggers to models in the Louis Vuitton ads . They’ve also been called chunky trainers, dad shoes, and a fashion Frankenstein. There are obviously endless ways to rock them, but these are my top three ways I would recommend to pull off your own dad sneakers.

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Back to My Roots

Are you all having a good weekend? I hope you’ve been starting to do some festive, fun activities. Comment them below if you have! For this week’s post, since I’ve been spending so much time in my hometown, I should dedicate a blog post to it and how much I’ve enjoyed being back here!

So welcome to Derbyshire, England! These photos were taken specifically in Shirland, where my dad grew up and still home to a few McCarthys.

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My Little Guide to London's Most Instagrammable Locations

Today, I’m back home in Derbyshire. I’m sad to be away from the excitement of London, but I have to admit it is quite nice to relax for a bit from all the bustle and rushing around of the city and I’m excited to be hanging out with some of my family!

For this week’s post, I wanted to look a back at some of the most Instagrammable places I’ve visited while in London in case you ever want to visit them yourself! Below are the most picturesque places I’ve seen while I’ve been here and places I definitely think you need to check them out for yourself! Comment down below if you have any questions or if you have any recommendations of gorgeous places I need to visit in London next!

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Little London Life Update

I hope you've all had a great week! I'm so sorry I missed last week's post, but unfortunately my apartment was broken into and my laptop was taken! I was of course devastated, but I've decided that dwelling on it won't solve any problems, plus I want to continue enjoying my time here in London, which is exactly what this post is dedicated to! I've been getting up to some very exciting things and I want to share them with you and document them for myself as well!

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Good Things Come to Those Who GO

I hope you've all had a great week and weekend. I've finished my first week of my internship, and I have to admit, it was a great week! So many exciting things happen in such a short period of time, so I am also quite exhausted haha. 

Today, as inspired by a quote I recently heard, I wanted to talk about why I've decided to GO this year instead of waiting around for my life to happen and why you should GO too! (This will be my little cliché words-of-encouragement post.)

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My Mini Guide to San Diego

Hope you are all doing well on this warm summer Sunday. As promised last week, this week I wanted to talk about some of the best places we visited in San Diego while we were there! I hope you enjoy learning what we got up to and maybe if you ever visit you can visit some of my recommendations below!

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Philadelphia's Hidden Gems

I'm back! Sorry I missed last week's post, but I was visiting my beloved bestie, Joud, in Philadelphia and I really wanted to focus on fully experiencing it! So, in lieu of that, I thought I would dedicate this blog post to some of the amazing food, fun, and photogenic locations my gorgeous tour guide, Joud, took me to. (She honestly curated the best trip ever.)

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