Posted in london calling by bluewellesleyblue on September 24, 2008

Since classes have yet to start, I went over to the Oxford Circus shopping area yesterday. Supposedly, Oxford Street is the busiest shopping avenue in Europe, and I can believe it! There are more than four major department stores in the area, though I didn’t step into a single one since I knew that there would be precious little I could afford. Between the shops and the way everyone here seems to be so effortlessly stylish, I’ve been especially interested in updating my accessory collection.

Very Blair-like hair accessories!

One store I really like so far – though I don’t know for sure if it’s considered a decently priced area to buy fashion jewelry and headbands – is Accessorize. When I translate the prices into a rough estimate of USD (by doubling the price in GBP), I find that their things are decently priced, though I’ve kept from buying anything because I feel as if similar things would be cheaper in the US.

I don’t think I’ll end up buying any of the hair accessories since I already have too many. I will most likely give in to my shopping urges when it comes to cocktail rings. I’ve been intrigued for quite some time by the idea of a large, chunky, maybe slightly over-the-top ring to be worn with my casual outfits. I was especially charmed by the ring at the left when I tried it on at the store. My suite-mates who are from the UK assure me that street markets are much better places to find some things like scarves and some jewelry, so I’ll try to look elsewhere before I go back to this particular store.


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  1. fashionpudding said, on September 26, 2008 at 11:49 pm

    Those are very Blair like accessories. Love them

  2. Little Bow Prep said, on September 27, 2008 at 5:10 am

    I love the red one! So cute!

  3. chrryblssmninja D said, on October 3, 2008 at 3:53 am

    ooh. The red one.

  4. bluewellesleyblue said, on October 3, 2008 at 6:40 pm

    To all:

    Yeah the red one is kind of awesome – over the top in a way few things are in the US at such a modest price point. I fear I’m not among the people who could pull such a thing off, though.

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