31 August 2016

A 'Staycation' (Part 2)

Last weekend, instead of going to one of my usual haunts to take pictures, I went back to a location I've been wanting to revisit for a long time. This is a spot close to Embankment, and I was there nearly two years ago for a photo session, which resulted in this blog post you may remember (Goth Love (Part 5) - Made in London). That was one of my first photo expeditions for the blog, and the blog itself didn't exist yet, as it was still in the process of being designed! However, I captured the photos in anticipation of having the blog up and running, even though I didn't get to post the photos until some time later.

It was really nice to retrace my steps and venture to the same place. Luckily, the area where I took the pictures before was unchanged, so I was able to have my photo session there once more. The London Eye a short distance away made for a dramatic backdrop. My photo session was cut short due to a sudden downpour, so I captured the detail shots indoors later on. It was lovely to be by the river, and I want to go back when the weather is better, so I can capture more images of it. It's been ages since I acted like a tourist in my own city, but the past bank holiday weekend seemed like the ideal time to do that.

This post was my follow-up to a blog post I did in May (A Staycation (Part 1)). The outfit I'm wearing is signature me, and I adore the navy top with little red flowers. I hope you like this look too! When was the last time you acted like a tourist in your own locality? Please leave a comment below and let me know! xx
















Top - similar                            
Blazer - similar
Sunglasses - similar
Bird stud earrings - similar
Fox necklace - similar 
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54 comments:

  1. Saba this is such a cute top, I love the print and style of it... it is very flattering to your figure... xox...

    I used last summer to go around my city and see it again as I had not been downtown in years and I am not that far away but I bus and I don't drive... we have some really pretty places there xox

    Thank you for dropping by my blog Saba... I will be writing soon xox

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    1. I'm so glad you like this top Launna. Thank you so much for your lovely comment! It's great to hear you explored your city last summer, and rediscovered some of the places you hadn't visited for a long time.

      You're so welcome! It's always a pleasure to visit your blog and read your thoughts on things. xx

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  2. You're right, it's a gorgeous place! I can see why you wanted to go back. I really love your necklace there though, Saba! The whole outfit is really smart and nice!

    Raindrops of Sapphire

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    1. Thank you so much Lorna! It's a lovely location, and I was glad to go back. I'm so glad you like the outfit too, especially the fox necklace!
      xx

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  3. The Fox necklace is so gorgeous. I absolutely love it! It looks really cute on you and works well with your signature look. Beautiful photos....embankment is always nice to visit. Xx

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    1. Thank you so much! I'm really glad you like the necklace, as well as the images. Yes, it's a lot of fun to be by the river! I hope you're having a fab weekend. xx

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  4. ooo is that the London Eye I see? I'm planning on visiting London again next year and I can't wait! So jealous of all these beautiful locations you get to take photos at <3

    xoxo Rina
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    1. Indeed it is Rina! Can you believe I've never been on it?! That's great news that you're planning to take a trip to London next year. Thanks so much for your comment. Let me know if you need any suggestions on places to go in London! xx

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  5. Loving the outfit hun, and I agree with the comments above - the necklace looks so beautiful and it goes so well with the rest of your outfit! I'd like to point out that I really like your makeup in the photos, also. :) Thank you for sharing! x x

    Kay
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    1. Hi Kay! Thank you so much for your visit and lovely comment. I'm so glad you like the necklace, and my make-up. I only wear eyeliner and a touch of concealer sometimes, as I always worry I'll make a mess! Thanks so much for dropping by and have a fab week! xx

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  6. It nice to revisit places you used to like. I'm visiting London soon and I can't wait to go see the London eye.

    xo
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    1. How exciting! I hope you have a lovely time Carina. Yes, it's great to go back to familiar places after a long time. Let me know if you'd like any recommendations for things to do in London! xx

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  7. You look beautiful as always, Saba! I love your floral top, perfect for transitioning into fall and the photo are lovely with the London Eye as the backdrop! I'm a native New Yorker and would you believe I've never played tourist?! I haven't visited the Statue of Liberty and all of what attracts everyone to this great city. I must say that you've inspired me to to do when I can because it really is such a shame to live in a place where people who live out of state or country make the effort to see, yet live there and never make the effort! Thanks so much for sharing, beauty, and I hope you're having a great week so far!

    XO,

    Jalisa
    www.thestylecontour.com

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    1. Thank you so much Jalisa for your lovely comment! I'm really glad you like the outfit, especially the floral top. I agree, it's easy to put off seeing the sights, when you're a local and have lots of time to get round to it! It must be exciting living in New York, one of the fashion capitals of the world. I'm glad to hear you plan on doing more tourist-type activities. Hopefully you can have some new adventures, and take lots of pictures for your blog!

      Thanks so much for dropping by. xx

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  8. Love the necklace Saba! I'm so envious that you get to live in my dream city! would love to visit again!

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    1. Thank you so much Angela! I'm so glad you like it. It's great to have you back in the blogosphere! Thanks for dropping by! xx

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  9. Love your shirt so much, You look so stunning~
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    1. Hi Erika! Thanks so much for your super-sweet comment! I've added you on both! Thanks for dropping by, and have a fab weekend. xx

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  10. It's nice to come back to a place you stayed before and take pics in the same corner....it's funny especially if it passed a lot of time...I love the Ferris wheel in your photos...since I was a child I consider it like a romantic and a bit magic object!!! Have a nice weekend saba!!!
    XoXo
    Sophia
    www.sophiasfashiondiary.com

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    1. Hi Sophia! Thanks so much for dropping by, and for your lovely comment. I'm so glad you like the images with the London Eye. I've never been on it, but it looks lovely when it's lit up at night! I hope you've been well. xx

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  11. Happy Sunday, Saba! I hope you have an amazing week!

    Raindrops of Sapphire

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    1. Hi Lorna! I'm having a really good week so far, and I hope you are too! Thanks so much for your visit. xx

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  12. Nice Inspirations

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    1. That's great! Have you had any new adventures lately? x

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  14. Love it! Thanks for sharing.

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  15. Your floral top is lovely - such a nice style and print. I really like your necklace with that neckline too :)

    It's a lovely spot for photos - glad you were able to revisit it :) I love doing the tourist thing with friends/family who visit my city, it's a lot of fun.


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    1. Thank you so much for your super-sweet comment Mica! I agree, it's fun doing tourist activities with family members or a group of friends! I'm so glad you like the top and the necklace. Thanks so much for dropping by! xx

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  16. Very nice photos and cute top, it really suits you! :)
    xxx
    S
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    1. Thank you so much Silvia! I'm so glad you like the top! It's lovely to have you visit again, so thanks for dropping by!

      p.s - I hope you had a great vacation! Xx

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  17. I loooove staycations! I live in a big city and always enjoy discovering new places, new cafes, new bars, new parks and so on! I constantly go back to spots that were good for taking pictures, I am always on the hunt for new spots though :)

    xx, rebecca
    awayinparadise.blogspot.de

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    1. Hi Rebecca! I'm glad to hear you enjoy staycations and have found some good spots for photo shoots! It's lovely to constantly explore and keep the same sense of curiosity as a newcomer to the area! Thank you so much for your visit and comment. xx

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  18. Your a girl after my own heart, Saba! I love how black blazers are a part of your signature look! And that fox necklace is so cute.

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    1. Thank you so much Mikayla! I'm so glad you like the fox necklace, and approve of my signature look! xx

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  19. It can be really fun doing touristy things in your own city - I should really do it more often! I love your outfit with the blue floral top. It suits you so well and looks chic and feminine at the same time. I'm a big fan of blazers! Hope you're having a lovely week so far!
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    1. Thank you so much for your lovely comment Christina! I'm so glad you like the top and blazer. I love this silhouette, as you can probably tell from my previous looks! I'm having a lovely week, thank you, and I hope you are too! Thank you for dropping by! xx

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  20. Just stopping by to wish you a very happy week!

    Raindrops of Sapphire

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    1. Thank you Lorna! I hope you had a fab week as well! Talk soon. xx

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    2. Of course, how are you? xx.

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    3. I'm very well Lorna, thanks so much for asking! I've been enjoying your recent blog posts! They're the perfect escapism! xx

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  21. Hello there! Lovely blog! This outfit is so cool, I'm loving the shirt in particular!
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    Have a nice weekend!
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    1. Hi Sonia! Thanks so much for your visit and lovely comment. I'm so glad you like my outfit, especially the blouse. Yes, it would be great to support each other! I've added you on Bloglovin' and google+. It's a pleasure to visit your blog, and I've added it to my favourites!

      I hope you're having a fab weekend as well! xx

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  22. Love the blouse pairing with blazer, it always looks cool and stylish! You seemed so happy though, and the kitty necklace is super cute! <3

    xoxo,

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    1. Thank you so much Chelshea! That's very sweet of you! I'm really glad you like this look. xx

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  23. Such a lovely outfit dear, you look gorgeous! Thanks for sharing!

    Faye .x

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  24. We are waiting for a new post, Saba! No pressure! Xx

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    1. Haha! Thanks so much for your continued encouragement. xx

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  25. nice business style

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