American Vs British English: Shopping Words!

Happy Sunday, guys! I spent my morning window shopping on Oxford Street (somehow managed to resist Topshop’s siren call), which inspired this video. London is a shopaholic’s heaven, from Bond Street, to markets, to vintage stores in Shoreditch, and there are a few key vocab words to know if you’re American. While both countries speak English, there are some key vocab differences when it comes to clothing and shopping. Check it out, so you can fill your bags and add to your London wardrobe with ease.

Band tee:

Bum Bag:
Tank top/Vest:
Mini backpack:
Nike Trainers:
Ballet flats:

Shopping in London: American vs British English Words

Studying in the UK vs the US – What’s Different?

While I now work full-time here in London, I originally moved here as a student to complete my Master’s in Media and Communication at the London School of Economics. I explain my decision more in this post, and while I was terrified AF, it ended up being one of the best decisions of my life.

Arriving in London, I thought I was fairly well-prepared and had done as much research as possible, but I ended up reasonably clueless when it came to studying in the UK. For the most part, schooling isn’t wildly different than the US – you attend class, study and read outside, then write papers and take exams. However, there were a few key differences I wanted to cover in a video that would have been helpful to know before I moved my entire life across an ocean to a foreign country. So check it out, and let me know if you have any questions!

Gingham Top:

I’m hoping to do another post on why you absolutely should get a degree abroad ( EXPAT LYYYFFEE FOREVER) and more of the logistics on how I moved to the UK, but in the meantime I hope this is helpful if you’re planning to study in this lovely country.

Studying in the UK vs the US - What's Different?

Rome Vlog! My First Solo Trip

Last week, I was stuck in quite the funk in London. Getting rejected from job applications and drowning in depths of schoolwork, I needed to get away ASAP. I booked a quick trip to Rome, and decided to take a bit of a risk – I would travel alone. While I’ve traveled alone in the States before, this trip was my first voyage abroad sans companions, and I’m so glad I finally bit the bullet and went for it.

The weekend in Rome was restorative, immersive, and even a bit meditative. Plus, it was filled with sunshine and plenty of pasta and stunning ancient ruins. Since I didn’t have any real-life friend with me, I thought I’d bring YOU, my internet friends, with. Being the obnoxious millenial I am, I vlogged the whole trip. Check out all my food porn and painful attempts at Italian! Can’t wait for my next solo trip; I may be newly addicted.

London Winter Essentials

Headed to London during the wintertime? I’m sharing a new video packed with my winter essentials and all the things that help me cope through the dark, cold days here in the Big Smoke.  Some things are a little bit frivolous, while others are must-haves, but they all get me through the London winter.

I link all the products in the video description box if you’re interested in a specific item. Also, feel free to leave me any questions in the comments! Happy to help you with your visit or move to the greatest city in the world.

Charlotte Tilbury Primer  // Lip Balm  // YSL Touche Eclat  // Nivea Creme  // Bliss Hand Cream
Kai Hand Cream  // Uniqlo Heattech Line  // Leopard Coat  – similar as mine is sadly sold out // Pink Beanie (in millennial pink of course)
Wool Socks  // Texting Gloves  // Boots  // Yogi Tea Throat Comfort // Emergen-C

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London Brunch in the Clouds – Weekend Vlog

While waxing poetically about London brunch spots isn’t new to this piece of the internet, I thought I’d share this week’s breakfast-but-better outing in vlog format instead of my typical written style. It was quite the special occasion taking us to the height of London’s beauty, so I thought a video more befitting its visual splendor. The food was good, but not amazing, so I don’t have too many food porn shots to share with you, just breathtaking ambiance. Plus you get to see me squirm and act extremely awkward on camera – so it’s a win-win!