My One Year London Anniversary

London Anniversary featured by top London blogger Mollie Moore; Image of a woman wearing Nordstrom denim jacket, Shopbop sweatshirt, Zara mom jeans and Golden Goose sneakers.

I’m honestly still having a hard time believing that today marks ONE YEAR of living in London. Moving here has changed my life in so many different ways, and I couldn’t be more grateful for this adventure. In honor of one year I’m sharing a few random things about my time here, and also giving a little update on future plans!

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London Anniversary featured by top London blogger Mollie Moore; Image of a woman wearing Nordstrom denim jacket, Shopbop sweatshirt, Zara mom jeans and Golden Goose sneakers.London Anniversary featured by top London blogger Mollie Moore; Image of a woman wearing Nordstrom denim jacket, Shopbop sweatshirt, Zara mom jeans and Golden Goose sneakers.London Anniversary featured by top London blogger Mollie Moore; Image of a woman wearing Nordstrom denim jacket, Shopbop sweatshirt, Zara mom jeans and Golden Goose sneakers.London Anniversary featured by top London blogger Mollie Moore; Image of a woman wearing Nordstrom denim jacket, Shopbop sweatshirt, Zara mom jeans and Golden Goose sneakers.London Anniversary featured by top London blogger Mollie Moore; Image of a woman wearing Nordstrom denim jacket, Shopbop sweatshirt, Zara mom jeans and Golden Goose sneakers.London Anniversary featured by top London blogger Mollie Moore; Image of a woman wearing Nordstrom denim jacket, Shopbop sweatshirt, Zara mom jeans and Golden Goose sneakers.London Anniversary featured by top London blogger Mollie Moore; Image of a woman wearing Nordstrom denim jacket, Shopbop sweatshirt, Zara mom jeans and Golden Goose sneakers.

LONDON ANNIVERSARY

A YEAR IN: LONDON PHRASES

One of my favorite parts about living here has been learning all of the ways in which American English differs from English here. There are so many words or phrases that have completely different meanings! While our languages are largely the same, you really start to notice the little differences after spending time here. I thought it would be fun to share a few of my favorites (but there are SO many more!):

  • Bin = Trash
  • Fit = Good looking, hot
  • Keen = Very interested
  • Queue = Line
  • Holiday = Vacation
  • Jumper = Sweater
  • Lift = Elevator
  • Mac = Raincoat
  • Trolley = Shopping cart
  • Cheers = Thank you

A YEAR IN: MY STYLE

My style is one of the things that’s changed the most since moving to London. My go-to stores like Nordstrom and Madewell aren’t very accessible here, so I’ve had to just accept the fact that I can’t shop there anymore. I’ve become really fond of & Other Stories, Zara (I swear it’s SO much better in Europe), Mango, and the department store Harvey Nichols. I’ve noticed that by cutting out some of the “mid-priced” stores such as J.Crew, my closet has been able to grow in a more meaningful way. I’m much more drawn to investment staples like denim and cashmere, and then I shop the high street for my trendy seasonal purchases. It’s cut out a lot of unnecessary spending! I’ve also become somewhat of a sneaker junkie – on a daily basis I walk anywhere from 3-6 miles, which is significantly more than I walked in NYC. I wear sneakers nearly everyday, and have developed quite the collection from Nike, Acne, Golden Goose, etc!

A YEAR IN: TRAVELS

Since moving to London, I’ve travelled to Mykonos, Malta, Tulum, the South of France, Paris, Amsterdam, Morocco, the Cotswolds, and Brugge. With TONS more travel planned for the year ahead, I’m hoping to tick at least 4-5 more countries off my bucket list! Traveling is one of the highlights of living in London, and I plan to take full advantage of it while I’m over here.

A YEAR IN: FRIENDSHIPS

To say I’m grateful for the friendships I’ve made here would be an understatement. I don’t know what I would do without the girls that London has brought into my life! Whitney and I instantly clicked from the minute we met, and even though she’s not currently living in London, we manage to talk nearly every single day (shoutout to WhatsApp voice memos for being the real MVP!). Haley is another lovely lady I’ve had the pleasure of getting to know, and it’s of course been wonderful being able to live closer to Victoria.  I also met Anna through Instagram, and she and I just went on our first trip together to Greece and had the best time. It can be hard moving to another country and not knowing anyone, but these girls have all helped make London feel like home.

THE FUTURE

I wish I had a more exciting update for you, but all I can say for certain is that I’ll be living in London for another year (May 2020). Beyond that I’m not sure what the future holds, but I’ve got a lot of fun things happening behind the scenes that I will share when the time is right. I do think that now is a good time to say that I’ve been getting back into work! Blogging full time this past year has been amazing, and it was much needed to get the move sorted and get settled into a new life. Now that I’m fully adjusted to London, I’m interested in making some moves back into the corporate world. I’m currently doing some freelance work for a boutique PR firm based in Carnaby, and I would love to work in social media / content creation for a brand. I’m still in the early stages of the job hunt, but I’m looking forward to this new chapter!

That sums up my mini London anniversary year in review – what a truly amazing year it’s been. Cheers to another 365 days in my favorite city in the world!

SHOP THE LONDON ANNIVERSARY POST

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xx Mollie
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12 Comments

  1. Amanda
    May 19, 2019 / 8:10 pm

    Sounds like you’ve had the best year in London! I’ve loved following along, and I can’t wait to see what the next year has in store for you!

  2. Liz
    May 20, 2019 / 3:27 pm

    Aww happy one year anniversary! I loved visiting London and I totally agree with you that Zara is wayyy better in Europe haha! Looking forward to seeing more of your adventures.

    Lizzie
    http://www.lizzieinlace.com

  3. Madison
    May 20, 2019 / 3:30 pm

    Ahh congrats! London is my favorite city and I would love to get to live there one day!

    xo,
    Madison | Madison-Fichtl.com

  4. May 20, 2019 / 4:29 pm

    London is the best and looks like you are making the most of your time there. A tee-nee-tiny-bit envious of you but mostly happy for you. 😀

    ❥ tanvii.com

  5. May 20, 2019 / 5:58 pm

    Isn’t it crazy how time flies! Love that you shared the phrases. So fun to read. And I totally agree that Zara is SO much better in Europe!

    http://www.rdsobsessions.com

  6. May 20, 2019 / 8:36 pm

    I cannot believe it’s been a year! I remember when you were making the move, and what a big step it was. I’m glad you are enjoying living in London, it’s been fun following along! The vocab is fun, jumper and cheers would confuse me every time! haha

    XOXO
    Cathy

  7. May 21, 2019 / 2:01 pm

    Congrats on one year in London!! What a cool adventure you’re on. I was just in Spain and I totally agree that Zara et all are much better in Europe — and cheaper too! I make most of my luxury bag purchases on European trips now because the selection tends to be better and the prices tend to be better than in the US. Your photos are making me want to be back in London right this moment.

  8. May 21, 2019 / 7:24 pm

    Well now I’m dying to go to London soon!! These are such fun photos!

  9. May 22, 2019 / 2:08 pm

    I love that you’re style has evolved since you’ve been there! And I’m really inspired by how it’s evolved. I’m working on cutting out middle-range shops too and want to focus more on investment pieces!

    -Morgan
    How 2 Wear It [] http://how2wearit.com

  10. Anna English
    May 22, 2019 / 2:42 pm

    What a fun year you’ve had! This recap makes me want to visit soon.

  11. Kelsey
    May 27, 2019 / 7:13 pm

    Ah I want to visit London so bad!!!!

  12. May 27, 2019 / 9:13 pm

    London has always been a dream of mine to live in! Such a vibrant city and I am loving that you are adapting so well! This list of terms is hilarious and so good, as I will be traveling there again soon!

    Denise | Fashion Love Letters

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