Friday, April 19, 2013

Across the Pond

As much as I would have loved to have to shown you guys a style idea or an Instagram "outfit of the day" recreate, I just lost track of time. The mad rush begins...today. The countdown to London is 48 hours away and I have not started packing or even thinking about packing.


Sunday is the big day for this small town Texas girl to fly across the pond. I am so overwhelmingly nervous and over the moon excited. My stomach is knotted in all sorts of ways. The only time I have traveled outside of the U.S. is to Mexico. Heck, I have barely seen one-fourth of my own country let alone London!

I hate flying. Anxiety creeps in when I start to vision myself on a plane for this many hours, flying over the ocean. Okay, I am not going to talk about that anymore. My heart is racing as I type.

Here is the low down for next week, in case you're curious.

First of all, while I am gone, I have five amazing friends of mine that will be here sharing their dreams, stories, fashion and gorgeous faces. Thank you so much Yi-Chia, Stesha, Jenni, Annie and Tara. I owe you ladies. BIG time. If you don't know them, you will next week and are going to have five new blogs to add to your reading material.

Random Wednesday link up WILL still run next week. My lady love, Stesha will be hosting it for me and her post is AWESOME!! It's ready to roll, so make sure you link up!

If you are interested, I plan to post lots of pics, probably too many, on Instagram. So be sure to follow me @shannasaidso.

Hmmmm, what else....

Oh yeah, here a sneak peek of the plans...my itinerary if you will.

Flying out on Sunday with Ross. YES, he is going with me. He had to. I couldn't do it alone.
Arrive in London Monday morning.
Monday night dinner with some of the Wallis Team.
Tuesday is the BIG day.
Breakfast with team and shopping at their Marble Arch store.
Lunch with team.
PRESS DAY for an exclusive preview of their Fall/Winter 2013 collection. Butterflies again!
Tour the Wallis office
Then it's time to put my tourist hat on. I plan to see, do, touch, experience every possible thing we can in a crazy, short amount of time.

I told Ross that we need to pack a case of Red Bull and 5-Hour Energy drinks because we aren't sleeping!! There is just too much that we have to squeeze in before heading back to reality. I mean, this could quite possibly be a once in a lifetime experience.

I hope to post every single detail about the trip when I get back. So stay tuned.

And please come back next week even though I won't be here. I promise the ladies that are taking over are pure gems. You will love them!

Thank you again from the bottom of my heart; to everyone who voted, tweeted, commented, supported and prayed for me. Like I said in my video last week, there is NO way possible that this would have happened for me if it weren't for each of you...taking time just for me. I still don't think the reality of this whole thing has really sunk in.

I adore you all and God bless you for helping make one of my dreams come true.

Until then...much love!

Shanna

54 comments:

Cathy said...

Have a safe and amazing trip! If you get a chance before you leave, check out today's post because it's dedicated to you, girl...all about Shanna day :)

http://cstyledesign.blogspot.com

prettyanddelectable.com said...

Have a wonderful trip! So exciting and that's great that your husband is coming with you. Drink up that Red Bull and enjoy!

Whitney Cypert said...

I hope you have the BEST time and I can't wait to hear about your trip and see pictures. I also can't wait to get to know the ladies taking over your blog for the week!

Jennifer said...

Have a safe trip! So lucky to go to London. I've always wanted to go. You are going to have a great time!

Ashleigh said...

You should think about doing a video diary! It's what we did on vacation and I'd have forgotten so many little things if I hadn't recorded them. You are going to be so busy I'm not sure that it's possible but it's an idea!
Have fun and don't forget to breathe!
-ash
www.thestylizedwannabe.com

FitTravelerAJ said...

Shanna - have an AMAZING TIME@!!! I cannot wait to see all of your pictures and read about your adventures. SO excited for you!!! Safe travels, love :-)

-AJ
FitTravelerAJ.com

Kristin Saling said...

Have an AMAZING trip! Soak it up, sights and sounds and tastes and experiences. London is a wonderful city with so much to offer - and sure you will have an amazing experience with Wallis as well!!

Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} said...

This is SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO exciting!!! So glad the hubby is going with you!
Can't wait to see all about it!

Always Maylee said...

You are going to have SO much fun. Enjoy every minute of it. I'll miss you, but I'm glad I can stalk your instagram like a crazy groupie. Love ya! :)

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

Niki Caron said...

This is such an exciting time for you!!! I can't wait to hear all about your trip! I hope the plane ride goes by fast! Have SO MUCH FUN!

Megan O. said...

SO excited for you! London is my favorite city in the world! You will LOVE it!!!

Lauren said...

Travel safely! I cannot wait to hear all about this exciting journey!

Fizz and Frosting

SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph said...

Amazing itinerary, I can't wait to see it all on Instagram.

Have a wonderful weekend and ENJOY LONDON you blogger ambassador you!

Annie said...

Have the BEST time ever lady...you are going to be fabulous over there! I'll be thinking of you :)

Annie
The Other Side of Gray

Sybil@PeaceitallTogether said...

I am so excited for you! This is such an amazing opportunity!! I hate flying too...it gives me such anxiety! Take some dramamine, even if you don't think you will get motion sickness. It will help relax you and make you very sleepy. Hence, the long flight won't seem so long. I will be praying for you as you travel.

Amy Shaughnessy said...

AH! So exciting. I would definitely have to have my hubby with me too. All that money converting was confusing to me when we flew through London to Germany. Pop a melatonin and you will be sleeping for the whole flight. You MUST take lots of pictures. I have some friends that just got back from a 2 week trip there and I was just soooooo intrigued with all of the history there. I mean, wow. So different from the U.S. Have a great trip!

Amy

Fashion and Beauty Finds

Ruthie Hart said...

holy moly I didnt realize your London trip was so soon! HAVE AN ABSOLUTE BLAST! I am so glad Ross is going with out!! Have fun fun fun!

Andi said...

Shanna, I am SOOOOO excited for you! This is an amazing opportunity, and you are going to rock it, for sure. London is a beautiful city. I've been there twice on very whirlwind trips. I really want to go back sometime and get to spend a few days there! Can't wait to hear about your adventures.

Helene said...

Shanna, this is amazing. I am so proud and excited for you and I know you will do great things. I of course will be here everyday (as I never miss a post!) congrats to you and all your success!

Shannon @ Bungalow960 said...

You NEED to go to harrods. For sure. There is a multiple story toy store near harrods as well where you could find some killer gifts for the girls. You are going to love it. I sure did.

Penniless Socialite said...

I had a 7 hour lay over in London when I traveled last year...and I managed to hit the highlights. Big Ben, Buckingham Palace....Do NOT forget to visit a traditional british pub. It's a great experience. Seriously, get into a cab, tell the driver you want to go to a traditional pub and he will take you somewhere. Their cab drivers are amazing.
Tara
Penniless Socialite
Starbucks Giveaway!

Kayla Gilbert said...

This is so super exciting!! I can't believe it! SO happy for you and slightly jealous! I hope you have the time of your life! : )

Kayla
www.lovelucygirl.com

Agnes Mayer said...

congrats again and have a fabulous time!!!! I've never been to London. I hear it's gorgeous. Say hi to Will and Kate for me.

AGi:)

vodkainfusedlemonade.com

Sam said...

Have a wonderful time Shanna!!

Emily Woodard said...

Have a beautiful time in London! It's such a wonderful city.
Congratulations again!

Emily
jolieemily.blogspot.com

Alissa Kelly said...

I am SO. Excited. for you!!! That's going to be such a fun trip especially since hubby is coming along! I will be GLUED to your Instagram and can't wait to see recaps.

Safe travels friend!

Alissa
FeelingGoodStyle.com

Danavee said...

I can't wait to hear alllll about it! And keep updated via Instagram!

Katie Did What said...

What an exciting opportunity!! I will be following along, as London is one of my favourite cities in the world :)

xo

Danielle Doerr said...

Oh my goodness Shanna! I had absolutely NO idea your new ambassadorship included a trip to London. I'm so incredibly jealous right now and so so happy for you!!

Fly safe & soak it all in! You are going to have a blast and I can't wait to see all your photos!

Danielle at Framed Frosting

Lins - Domesticated Working Woman said...

I'm so glad Ross is going! I think I would want my hubby right by my side as well. It makes the whole experience that much sweeter. I'm so excited for you and I can't wait to follow every single last bit of it on Instagram. Love you girl! Prayers your way. xoxo

Carly said...

Have a blast my friend!!!!! Can't wait to hear all about the trip!

Carly
www.lipglossandcrayons.com

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

SO excited for you!!!! When I went to Australia I flew alone and the flight was almost 20 hrs. I get serious anxiety and tried a bunch of pills but nothing worked. The on-flight movies really helped me. If you can, focus on that and by the time you take off you'll be good to go.

Can't wait to follow along with you :D

Amber said...

Such a busy week you'll be having! I hope you have the best time. I'm glad Ross is going with you.. I probably couldn't fly across country alone either! Be safe, can't wait to hear all about it when you're back :) xoxo

Kayla Peveler said...

So so soooo stinking excited for you. :) HAVE A BLAST. Soak it all in, so glad your man is going with you!!

Stesha Jordan said...

1. I am sooo excited for you! 2. I cant wait to see the fabulous clothes you come back with 3. I am so happy you & Ross have a new camera the photos will be amazing!!! 4. Cant wait to host Random Wednesday!!! LOVE YOU SO MUCH!!!

xxS

Andrea {blonde ambitions} said...

Have a wonderful time!! I can't wait to read all about all of the fun you are going to have while abroad!!!

Alyssa @ Sugar, Spice, and a Dash of Advice said...

This is so exciting! Have a GREAT time and enjoy every minute of your amazing trip!!! Can't wait to hear about it when you return :)

Tiffany @ Polka Dotted Cats said...

Have the most amazing and fabulous, fabulous trip! I am so damn happy for you!!! xoxox

Allison said...

Enjoy every second! You will be amazing and they will love you! Can't wait to see London through your eyes. :)

Michael said...

Best of luck with that crazy agenda! Have a great time across the pond!

Jeans and a Teacup said...

Congrats again Shanna! This is just the coolest thing ever!! I hope you have a great time and can't wait to see pics!
~Jessica
Jeans and a Teacup

Grits Girl said...

I have been to London before. It is an amazing trip. Hyde Park, High Tea at Harrod's Department Store, um. Ask about the "Oldest Restaurant" in London, a hole in the wall on the outside but wonderful on the inside, but you'd never find it on your own. Take a taxi, it's worth it. I am new to leaving comments, just got my google account straightened out. I hope you have a wonderful safe trip. I really enjoy all your posts. Amanda

bestrong said...

amazing post :)
follow me : http://nicoraulea.blogspot.ro

Muhammad Khalid said...

Free Facebook Likes, Free Targeted Facebook Likes, Make Unlimited Likes on your Facebook Fan Page, Facebook Share, Facebook Followers, Facebook Post Like and Share, Twitter Followers, Twitter Tweets, Twitter Favorites, Google Follow, LinkedIn share, Youtube Views Likes and Subscribes
Social Media Marketing is the easy way to increase your Folow Likes and Subsribes
getlikefast.com

Whitney said...

I'm SO excited and totally jealous! London is one of the places I want to visit the most, so I will totally be living vicariously through you!!

Jessica @ Here(and)Now said...

Oh My Goodness! I didn't know the turn around time was so quick. I might have just gotten second hand butterflies FOR you! haha! But you are an amazing strong woman and I know you are going to show London Town what a ROCKSTAR you are! Congrats again lady & I can't wait to live vicariously through your Instagrams.
P.S. Travelers tip: If you have an iPhone, you can turn it on "Airplane" mode which won't allow you to use the service (make phone calls) but will allow you to use free Wi-fi... that is how I survived during a week in France. My hotel had free wi-fi so I could Instagram, iMessage & Tweet as much as I wanted without buying an International phone package!
xx
Here&Now

Darby Hawley said...

Seriously so exciting!!! I can't wait to hear all about your trip :-)

Girls Love Fried Pickles said...

I hope you eat your weight in fish n chips and kiss a guard at the palace for me!

YourSkinPrincess said...

Sounds like an awesome trip. I have flown to London a couple of times and needed to nap to get used to the time change. Looking forward to hearing all about your trip. Enjoy!

eyelashhelper.com

tara said...

sososososo happy for you, love! i can't wait to hear all about! it's going to be the trip of a lifetime!

Meghan said...

I hope you have an amazing time & can't wait to hear about it when you get back!

amber.m said...

I am over the moon excited for you guys!

My-cliffnotes said...

Eek have such an amazing time

Raquel said...

Sooo exciting!! I hope you have an AMAZING time in London! Can't wait to hear all about it and see all the pictures!

DESIGN + DEVELOPMENT BY LET IT BE BEAUTIFUL