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Up, up and away: An escape to Hogwarts


So most of you already know that I’m a total nerd, but did you know that I’m a total Harry Potter nerd?! Well, I am – a huge one!

I’m not going to bore you with the whole “when I first read Harry Potter” story, but the books were (and still are) part of a series of books which will live with me forever. Books have always been an escape for me, and J.K Rowling captured the essence of childhood escapism in all of us. I also love the movies, so was deliciously thrilled to head the Harry Potter Studios with my gorgeous friend, Hanna.

If I talked about how much I loved the tour and all the little intricate touches, this post would be a mile long, so I’m just going to say this: If you love Harry Potter as much as I do and are yet to visit the studios, it will be the best money on any tour you will spend. It was everything I could have wanted it to be and I can’t wait to go again (hopefully later this year)!

I felt I needed to wear something that said ‘escape’ to me, and I went to my old faithful, Lady Vintage London for the inspiration. This dress is so gorgeous! The hot air balloon print and silky, light material was perfect for such a day. I kept the rest of the outfit simple with my usual light cardigan and ballet flats:
Cardigan: South (via Very)
Belt and Shoes: Primark
Tights: Boots
Bag and Snood: Dorothy Perkins
Print is cute!


For those not as obsessed as me, I'll leave it there, but for all my fellow nerds, I have posted some pictures below.

Hope you're all well and like the new blog name!

'til next time :)
Isha 
xxx

*waves* to all my fellow Harry Potter pals! Now, I took over 300 photos during the tour and had the hardest time whittling them down, but here are a few snippets – cue Harry Potter Nerd-Out!

Hanna posted a pic of our arrival :) (@fattyschallenge on Instagram)

I know I've been accused of being a member of the lollipop guild, but this is ridiculous!

Trying not to grin like a goon

Because we're just TOO cool ;p


















The detail is just incredible! 



So happy with the pictures although, I'm not sure what I'm going to do with all of them....

'til next lovelies!

Isha
xxx



Comments

  1. Ah I love Harry Potter, your pics are great! I really want to go! xxx

    I left my heart in Miami

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    1. Hi Sophie. You really should, I had the best time! It'll exceed your expectations for sure :) xx

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