There are days when I look back and think. Man what was I thinking jumping into blogging without having any sense of direction. Some days are filled with regrets whilst others are filled with excitement. Knowing that my hard work is paying off. 

Let me quickly talk about my last ootd blog post of the year. How insane is that!? Going back and thinking about how fast this year went. The connections I made along with some genuine friendships. The weather here in DC has been on the fritz lately and let me just say I am appreciating it. Even though I said goodbye to some friends and a shit ton of clothing I think in the end like I said it was a learning experience. 

I styled this " Winter Layered " look around this Canadian Tuxedo with a pair of chic cropped denim from H&M. These jeans were less than $20 and let me just say the best purchase in the world! Kinda wished I sized down just a bit but unfortunately I didn't so they are a bit big. Happy that I a finally not as stressed and I am losing weight. Maybe I will add fitness to my blog next year. Who knows. 

To think that the crazy hectic year of 2016 is vastly coming to an end. I have put together a list of 20 Things I have learned this year ( blogging wise ). 

1. Blogger Brunches are the best thing in the world 
( it's a way to network and meet new local bloggers )

2. Networking will open some doors for you

3. Not everyone will have your best interest at heart

4. It's okay to say " NO " to collaborations

5. Location Scouting in advance is key

6. Take days to sit down and spend time away from Social Media & Electronics

7. Budgeting 

8. Finding something else besides blogging to help with my creativity

9. Exploring the city

10. It is good to go back and see where you started

11. Purge your wardrobe 

12. Find your own personal style
( trying to look like your favorite blogger is cool but it doesn't help you stand out )

13. Donating 
( I donate all my used clothing to a charity that helps women and children in need )

14. Buy a battery charger! 

15. Meeting creative minds outside of your industry

16. Be comfortable in your own skin

17. Dare to branch out

18. Take holiday trips

19. Collab with other bloggers in other cities

20. Organization is key! 
( get a planner and actually use it )

So, there you have it lovelies. What I learned blogging this year and let me say next year there will be some exciting and crazy fun things coming to Lelondonchic! I cannot wait to share it with you guys!

Until the Next Year!

Jia xx















Wearing 'Mesh' during the Winter Season makes me feel like some sort of a badass. I have been taking full advantage of the fact that it hasn't snowed yet. I am hoping maybe it will stay that way until my birthday. One can only hope right?

I think I have mentioned that there are days when I get dressed up and have absolutely no time to snap a few photos. Thank goodness my photographer works a couple blocks away from me. We met up during our lunch break (30 mins was more than enough ) to snap a few pictures before I had to go back inside. It sucks that we didn't have time to actually find a place to shoot but I think the random passerby's makes the look stand out even more. 

I snagged this 'Mesh' top from F21 and I couldn't be happier with it. I decided to style this top with my black high-waisted flared (lightly distressed) denim , a crop top , and my nude and black blazer. Adding a layering affect with my wrap coat made the outfit stand out much more even though it was mostly black. Which by the way is my go to colour during the Winter time. 


Shop My Look Below:

Top: F21

Denim: Gap

Blazer: F21

Coat: H&M

Beanie: F21

Shoes: H&M

Sunnies: AE


PS: This is the last second to last set of photos I have taken with this hair colour! I cannot wait to show you guys my dramatic change for the New Year!


































Wearing ' Mesh ' during the Winter Season makes me feel like some sort of a badass. I have been taking full advantage of the fact that it hasn't snowed yet. I am hoping maybe it will stay that way until my birthday. One can only hope right?

I think I have mentioned that there are days when I get dressed up and have absolutely no time to snap a few photos. Thank goodness my photographer works a couple blocks away from me. We met up during our lunch break ( 30 mins was more than enough ) to snap a few pictures before I had to go back inside. It sucks that we didn't have time to actually find a place to shoot but I think the random passerby's makes the look stand out even more. 

I snagged this ' Mesh ' top from F21 and I couldn't be happier with it. I decided to style this top with my black high-waisted flared ( lightly distressed ) denim , a crop top , and my nude and black blazer. Adding a layering affect with my wrap coat made the outfit stand out much more even though it was mostly black. Which by the way is my go to colour during the Winter time. 

Top: F21 | Denim: Gap | Blazer: F21 | Coat: H&M | Beanie: F21 | Shoes: H&M | Sunnies: AE

PS: This is the last second to last set of photos I have taken with this hair colour! I cannot wait to show you guys my dramatic change for the New Year!











I have gotten such a positive response from the last ootd post that I posted. I guess you guys like when I am open , honest and sharing something personal about myself. I think I am pretty open with you guys but even I will admit going back and reading my old blog posts I feel like my writing style has changed drastically. I have gotten lazy. I don't feel like writing long posts out anymore because I figured that you guys didn't want to read all of the words I had to write. In the end I was depriving all of you of my old writing and why you guys subscribed to my blog in the first place. All that is going to change now. I am going to sit down and actually write like I used to. Sorry guys but that means more words.

With at that being said I am going to get into why I choose to wear this outfit on this particular day. I have mentioned that my style has matured and I have been dipping into different styles as well. I am one for keeping up with the trends but only if I can see it benefitting me. Like for example this 'Black Pleated Skirt'. I saw one of my favorite bloggers wearing one and I thought " hmmm maybe I should try it ". We actually sold a metallic one at work but I wasn't really up for trying to rock a metallic pleated skirt. This is basically how I came to own this particular skirt.

I got off work at a really good time but I was exhausted and I honestly didn't feel like taking photos. I think I was wearing jeans, a graphic tee and a blazer (a typical everyday outfit honestly). Randomly went into H&M just to browse when I noticed they put a lot of items on sale. Curse me and my love for sales. Anyways long story short I walked out with this beautiful 'Camel Oversized Sweater' and the 'Black Pleated Midi Skirt ' which I can honestly say I love them together and separately. Who said you couldn't wear black and brown together? Adding some 'Fishnet Socks ' to look made it stand out more. It was like adding a touch of Jia to the outfit other than my signature Fedora of course!


Shop My Look Below: 

Sweater: H&M

Skirt: H&M

Sneakers: Boohoo

Socks: F21

Necklace: Boohoo

 Fedora: F21

Bag: F21

 Glasses: F21













































Let me take a minute to introduce this crazy individual standing right next to me. Her name is Francis and she is a Fashion Blogger just like myself. We actually met at work and we have just connected so well I decided that I wanted to feature her on my blog in the most randomest way ever! What better way than an impromptu photo shoot! If you guys want to check out her blog then you can click here
Fran ( this is what I call her ) has been blogging for about 4 years now and just like me she threw herself into it without much of a plan but here we are now learning and picking each others brain.

I have gotten such a positive response from the last ootd post that I posted. I guess you guys like when I am open , honest and sharing something personal about myself. I think I am pretty open with you guys but even I will admit going back and reading my old blog posts I feel like my writing style has changed drastically. I have gotten lazy. I don't feel like writing long posts out anymore because I figured that you guys didn't want to read all of the words I had to write. In the end I was depriving all of you of my old writing and why you guys subscribed to my blog in the first place. All that is going to change now. I am going to sit down and actually write like I used to. Sorry guys but that means more words.

With at that being said I am going to get into why I choose to wear this outfit on this particular day. I have mentioned that my style has matured and I have been dipping into different styles as well. I am one for keeping up with the trends but only if I can see it benefitting me. Like for example this ' Black Pleated Skirt '. I saw one of my favorite bloggers wearing one and I thought " hmmm maybe I should try it ". We actually sold a metallic one at work but I wasn't really up for trying to rock a metallic pleated skirt. This is basically how I came to own this particular skirt.

I got off work at a really good time but I was exhausted and I honestly didn't feel like taking photos. I think I was wearing jeans, a graphic tee and a blazer ( a typical everyday outfit honestly ). Randomly went into H&M just to browse when I noticed they put a lot of items on sale. Curse me and my love for sales. Anyways long story short I walked out with this beautiful ' Camel Oversized Sweater ' and the ' Black Pleated Midi Skirt ' which I can honestly say I love them together and separately. Who said you couldn't wear black and brown together? Adding some ' Fishnet Socks ' to look made it stand out more. It was like adding a touch of Jia to the outfit other than my signature Fedora of course!

Sweater: H&M | Skirt: H&M | Sneakers: Boohoo | Socks: F21 | Neckalce: Boohoo | Fedora: F21 | Bag: F21 | Glasses: F21















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