I Feel Pretty | Distracted

A funny thing happened  on the way to the museum.  The British Museum, that is.

When my daughter Aubrey and I took our day trip to London while on spring break in Paris, we got a wee bit distracted.

Our intentions were good – walk a few blocks to the British Museum and get lost in there for a few hours.  We had just seen Night at the Museum:  Secret of the Tomb, so we were both eager to see where it took place.

Unfortunately a few blocks into our stroll, we stumbled upon a three story H&M and never quite made it there.

Instead, we spent those few hours distracted by cute clothes and accessories.  I came home with the gray scarf, graphic t-shirt and blush cardigan in today’s outfit.

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gray-scarf-jeans-outfit

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[Sweater, Scarf and T-shirt:  H&M/Jeans:  c/o Cavender’s/Ring:  Samantha Wills/Perforated Ankle Boots:  Similar]

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70 Comments

  1. Rachelle

    lol this would have totally happen to me, love your new pieces.

    xo
    PinkSole

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    • Alison

      Thank you Rachelle!

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  2. Blaire Bingham

    I agree with Rachelle, this definitely would have happened to me, and you got a great outfit out of it. Love that scarf!
    xo, Whitney and Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

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    • Alison

      Thanks Blaire. It was so fun!

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  3. Katie

    I can totally relate. A fun London Look! 🙂 Love that scarf and the ring too!

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    • Alison

      Thank you Katie. It was a surprise for us both. 🙂

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  4. Sheaffer

    I wish I could say I would have preferred the museum…but that would be 100% untrue! 🙂 You scored some great stuff!

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    • Alison

      Luckily I had extra room in my luggage for shopping! 🙂

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  5. Lauren

    These pieces are so cute! I always make time for shopping when I’m traveling! 🙂

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    • Alison

      Thanks Lauren. It’s a great feeling to get a little down time to go shopping when traveling. 🙂

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  6. Jill

    It’s hard not to get distracted sometimes, especially when you are in a new city! I love this cute springtime look!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

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    • Alison

      Thanks Jill. I love the colors 🙂

      Reply
  7. Susan Jeffries

    London is such a fabulous city with amazing shopping! You scored some great pieces that you can style so many ways! Susan

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    • Alison

      Thanks Susan. I can’t wait to style these all year long!

      Reply
  8. Cynthia @ My Rose Colored Shades

    An H&M detour would probably make it to my itinerary as well. Love how these three different items you got from there go so well together! ~Cynthia

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    • Alison

      I think detours are wonderful!

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  9. Casey

    Ahhhh…hate it when that happens ( not at all!) LOL! It was worth it,,great finds! Love that scarf!!! XO ~ Casey @ A Little Bit of Cheer

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    • Alison

      Thanks Casey. Couldn’t resist the beauty!

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  10. Madaline

    Sometimes I think the best adventures are the ones we weren’t planning on!

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    • Alison

      I completely agree Madaline.

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  11. Kishina

    I am in loooove with those booties!! Aaaagh! I gotta have ’em. Thanks for hosting the linky party 🙂

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    • Alison

      Can you tell they are my favorite booties!? 😉

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      • Rochelle

        I am in ankle boot love. Can you share who makes the actual ones, not the “similar”? Thank you so much!

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        • Alison

          Rochelle, do you a specific ankle boot that you would like more info of? I would love to help!

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          • Rochelle

            Thank you for replying! Yes, the zippered, perforated taupe colored ones you are wearing above. -Not sure how old the post is, so I’m hoping they’re around. Thanks again. I really like your site, style, and tips. I just found it. -Not ready to take a challenge yet though. 🙂

          • Rochelle

            Oops – maybe they are gray, not taupe?

          • Alison

            I’ve been searching everywhere to get you the same pair that I got, but I can’t find it! It’s been a couple years old. I’m sorry Rochelle. If I see it online, I’ll let you know.

        • Alison

          Let me do some digging Rochelle. Crossing fingers!

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          • Rochelle

            Thanks much!

          • Rochelle

            Alison – Any luck on the maker/style of the ankle boots?

  12. Suzanne

    What a shame. The British Museum is one of the best in the world. (if not the best). Ah well…you did get a cute outfit!

    bisous
    Suzanne

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    • Alison

      Ahhhh! We had good intentions.

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    • Alison

      It’s beautiful in person Jasmin.

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    • Alison

      I’m glad I’m not the only one. 🙂 🙂

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  13. Patti

    Love those unexpected detours! Fun! Love the scarf too and it just SOLD OUT online 🙁 I might try my local store and see if they still have it.

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    • Alison

      Oh no! Yes, try the local stores. It’s so beautiful.

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    • Alison

      I agree Alice. 🙂

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  14. Rachael

    H&M is a wonderful, easy place to get distracted, that is for sure! Love your pretty scarf!
    Rachael
    stylishmichiganmom.blogspot.com

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    • Alison

      Thanks Rachael.

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  15. brandie

    I went to H&M for the very first time just yesterday (I KNOW! I live in a small town, OK? Lol). Let’s just say that will be my first stop from now on 🙂

    Anyway, imagine my delight when I saw your post because I bought that T-shirt!!!! Not only do #ifeelpretty, but I also feel pretty cool!

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    • Alison

      Great minds think alike. So cool Brandie. Enjoy the H&M visits!

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  16. Amy Johnson

    Well, I must say I’m shocked that you would not go to the museum and spend all your time at a store we have in the states, but the outfit is adorable! It’s so cozy looking, yet chic. I love it.

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    • Alison

      The three story H&M was a little hard to resist. 🙁

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  17. C.K. @ 50 Days of No Grey

    Your H&M choices look great – I’d say shopping at H&M in London was a good stop on your trip!

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    • Alison

      t was not planned, promise! 😉

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  18. Tiina L

    It seems that you had a great trip! Those shoes are amazing. Thanks for hosting this great link-up!

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    • Alison

      It’s one of my favorites and so comfortable to wear.

      Reply
  19. Laura Harmon

    I would love to know how you tied that scarf! Is it an infinity scarf?

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    • Alison

      Hi Laura! Yes, it’s an infinity scarf. The work was done for me. 🙂

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  20. Sarah C

    Yes! Things like this is what makes me excited for when my daughter is older. Getting lost in a store for hours just because we can. You two are just the cutest!

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    • Alison

      Thank you Sarah!

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    • Alison

      They are my fave!

      Reply
  21. Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom

    I need those peep toe booties! ahhh!! I love everything Paris, too! I need to go back…

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    • Alison

      Yes! It’s a must! 🙂

      Reply
  22. Shelly

    That is the BEST story! I love it

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    • Alison

      Thank you, thank you!

      Reply
  23. Sarah @ Tucker Up

    Missing the historical things were totally worth getting this scarf! You can google and find out about all the museums anyways 😉

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  24. Tiffany

    Love those peep toe booties!!

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    • Alison

      Isn’t it gorgeous!?

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  25. Becky

    Alison,
    Love all the pieces. Can you explain how you “draped” your scarf? It is all in the styling, which I lack…

    ~Becky

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    • Alison

      Thank you Becky! I got lucky and the scarf is actually an infinity scarf. I don’t need to do any extra work. 🙂 🙂

      Reply
  26. Gray Jeans

    Comparing Gray Jeans took us hours, hopefully we have saved you some time by putting all the best ones here… Enjoy.

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    • Alison

      Thank you.

      Reply

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