London Day Four: The London Eye












My fourth day in London was Sunday (yes, my posts are quite delayed at the moment!) and so my sister was not researching and joined me for the tourist adventures. We dragged ourselves out of bed bright and early to stop by the Brick Lane Market and the Sunday-Up Market. There were a number of shops I could see myself throwing my money at and we even stumbled into a vintage market that was pretty much like heaven, but as I still have more than a month of traveling left I resisted lightening my wallet and adding to my baggage weight.
So, we hopped onto the subway and met up with Maria from Frills and Spills and her boyfriend at the London Eye. There was an awful lot of "queing" involved, but it was really worth the time and money for the views and experience of the Eye. The speaker kept saying amusing things like "enjoy your flight" and "careful getting out of your capsule." While we knew the ride didn't stop moving throughout your ride, we were a bit surprised to learn it also doesn't stop moving for you to get on and off. Which really made me wonder how many people daily they have struggling to hop off a immobile platform into a sideways wheeling capsule. After our "flight" we had a bite to eat and a nice long chat with Maria and Mark.
From there my sister and I went over to the Tate Modern. I haven't been to many modern art museums, so it was really cool to see some work from my favorite artists (Rauschenberg) in person. There were also these little video booths with nearly forty different artist interviews that you could select individually and watch. It's a really great art museum and I even enjoyed all the magazine selection they had in their gift shop!
Outfit details:
vintage dress via YeYe Vintage
UO belt & shoes
Deux Lux purse
Clinique lipstick (in sassy spice)
*pictures of me taken by my sister

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47 comments:

  1. I love these pictures! I am dying to go to London! Those shoes are awesome! I want a pair!

    Anthea,
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  2. mmm the London Eye.... I looove it!
    you should also take the boat that goes all along the Thames

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  3. I love the London Eye, definitely one of the few tourist attractions that's really worth it.

    I think you mean the Tate? hehe I still have yet to go!

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  4. I love how your vibrant dress and hair contrast against the gloomy london sky!

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  5. the tate sounds super. i always find artist interviews to be interesting and inspiring, and then to have those, and their works ...
    (and the view from the eye is quite amazing ... i would love to go to london)

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  6. Oh what a great dress, I love the button up detail and the colour looks fanastic on you.

    Brick lane is awesome and every time I go, I always want to buy so many things, so good on you for resisting!

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  7. That is a lovely dress! Very pretty! Seems perfect for London.

    Also I love that your hair tie matches your hair..! I've been on the search for blonde ties for a few weeks now, with surprisingly no luck.

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  8. wow, that dress is amazing! i've never done the london eye, now i think it's a must do the next time i'm there!

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  9. aaahh the Tate Modern was a fabulous museum, one of my favorites in London! The London Eye was also lots of fun. My friend and I went when it was around nightfall so we were able to see the sunset. It was so gorgeous!

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  10. How fun! The Tate Modern sounds amazing and now I am thinking I should have spent the cash to ride the London Eye - maybe next time? Also, I love photo points at touristy areas they are so funny to me.

    A perfect dress for London!

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  11. These photos are amazing, I love the London eye!! Your dress is so pretty, and you have such nice hair!
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  12. The London Eye is run/owned by british airways, so I guess they're just trying to sell that :p I do love going on it though, I just have a habit of going on it on cloudy days!

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  13. this dress is so pretty! and I love the red lipstick! lovely photos

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  14. Love the dress, I wish I had the courage to go up in the london eye, I live in London, and I won't go near it.

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  15. That dress is beautiful. And the London Eye always sounds like such a lovely experience, it's definitely one of the things I regret not doing when I was there.

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  16. that is a great lipstick colour on you. you look like your are having such a good time!

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  17. haha! yay for the London eye. Every time I've been up there it's been pretty overcast but it's still a cool view.

    I can't believe you'll be traveling for so long! I'm jealous.

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  18. How cool! London is the first place I ever dreamed of traveling to. Funny, I still haven't been able to go. Cute dress and t-straps! I've been looking everywhere for a good (inexpensive) pair.

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  19. Love your dress! It's very Mad Men-esque, but still a little bit English countryside... the blue is gorgeous with your hair! I would love to go up in the London Eye... someday! For now I'll live vicariously through your lovely photos.

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  20. Gorgeous photos! I'm looking forward to the day recaps in which you venture to Oxford Street and Covent Garden. :D

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  21. What an amazing view from London eye. Great pictures. Love that dress, such a gorgeous colour.:)SarahD

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  22. Lovely photos, and that dress! How pretty!

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  23. gorgeous photos! i love your red hair so much, i wish i could dye mine. but i've never seen red turn out well on someone asian. the contrast between your hair and the dress is so striking.

    lovely!

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  24. Oh wow. THANK YOU so much for your comment! It means so much to me, and made my day. My offer still stands for pen pals when you arrive back in the U.S. and get some free time. You are a lovely blogger, and quite frankly my favorite! I look forward to hearing from you again if I may be so lucky!

    love, polly ;D

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  25. I'm glad you had a good time and it was really lovely to meet you and your sister- total fangirl moment! And to anyone who has never been on it then go! I'm scared of heights but I love the Eye, it's definitely worth a visit :)

    Maria xxx

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  26. I think you're brave to have gone on the london eye - I would be too scared!

    Also - that museum sounds amazing, I love modern art!

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  27. That dress is so beautiful.

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  28. i love london its my fave city!come follow me http://www.fashioniceice.blogspot.com xoxo

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  29. Gorgeous pictures. I love your London posts! x

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  30. If you're up for more modern art, visit the the Musee National d'Art Moderne in Paris. It's one of my favorite modern art museums.

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  31. That dress is stunning and looks fabulous with your hair color! Lovely.

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  32. Cool view :)
    I don´t have idea why I love red hairs with green or blue clothes ejejeje so cute and casual!!
    Take care

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  34. That dress look so amazing on you with the red hair. So glad you like it!

    Thank you for posting and linking my etsy shop!

    xox

    -Izzy

    :)

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  35. You look very pretty in these photos Rebecca! Your dress is excellent, I can't believe it's vintage! (:

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  36. I think I have said it once before but I'll say it again anyway.

    Blue plays up the colour of your eyes very very beautifully. And the dress is truly gorgeous. :)

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  37. Did they also pronounce it like London Oye? I AM SO JEALOUS OF YOUR CAPSULE RIDE!!

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  38. the most favorite set of london pictures from you!!! love the overview of the city and the whole enchanting vibe! :D

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  39. Okay I'm jealous. I miss London. I lived in England for seven years and I've NEVER been on the London Eye... how ridiculous. So jealous. I must go on the London Eye sometime... soon. Hopefully next time I visit I will! Enjoy the rest of your trip! :)t

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  40. ah, lovely lady, your photos, as usual are brilliant and remind me that it's been far too long since i've been to London! just wanted to mention my first thoughts on seeing your outfit: like a pretty little victorian maid...perfectly "in character" for your location! love it! anyhooooo. definitely soaking up your posts w/voyaristic enthusiasm! xome.

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  41. Wow, these photos are amazing, I'm quite scared of heights, I think the london eye would scare me a little. It would be worth it for the amazing views and photos. I'm loving following your European travels, I would love to visit Europe.

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  42. Great photos!
    You look adorable, love your outfit!

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  43. The dress and belt combo is gorgeous! x

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  44. Rebecca you are making me homesick.

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