Driving a MINI in a mini



Top worn as dress: Zara. Slip under dress: Random.    Shades: Ray Ban.  Boots: Sam Edelman.   Lips: MAC Lady Danger (thx facebook fans for recommending it!)

The last couple of days or so were ridiculously gorgeous so Michael and I went out in the mini.   Most of you know it’s what I drive in New York.   I tell you what though, the driving here doesn’t hold a candle to London.  They (still) drive like bloody maniacs here. Plus the parking signs are so confusing which I’m convinced is a ploy for drivers to get tickets for improper parking.

Confession for you: speaking of maniacs, I drove on the wrong side of the road once, completely forgetting this isn’t England. You should’ve seen my face when I saw on-coming traffic.  Wised up fast after that.

ps. Better pictures of the dress soon.  It’s a top so I got the largest size and wore a slip and cycling shorts under it.


  1. Nina says:

    I love your hair!

  2. T E X T U R E says:

    Yeah I’ve driven on the wrong side on numerous occasions. Going back and forth from England to America does not help.

    Any who, until now I did not notice your fringe. I love the first image and the side profile of it.

    Lastly, great dress!

    • Karen says:

      thank you re the fringe. Ugh yea its easy to get mixed up. I’ve once in a while walked to the wrong side of the car too (drivers side)

  3. TO says:

    You look absolutely stunning in that dress! Such pretty pictures! And that shade of red, compliments your skin-tone so well! Love it!


    The Habit

    • Karen says:

      Its actually bright orange lipstick but it keeps photographing red : /

  4. MerelyMarie says:

    The dress…lip color…glowy skin…love it all Karen šŸ™‚ Great photos too!

  5. Stella says:

    I love your top/dress!

  6. Serendipity Max says:

    Love that dress. I love that you have the Union Jack roof mini too šŸ™‚

    Seeing how New Yorkers drive I don’t think i’d ever manage to drive there!


  7. Sasha says:

    I love the top/dress. So lovely.

  8. Candace says:

    That top just seems like zara was thinking of you when they made it šŸ™‚ Beautiful girl and great way to style it as a dress, have to try this myself.

    • Karen says:

      You def know my style. Soon as I saw it I knew.

  9. David Diaz says:

    Love the dress! <3

    xo – David

  10. chris koo says:

    i had a good laugh from your title!
    and lovin your new ‘do.

  11. chris koo says:

    lovin your new ‘do!
    and the title had me confused for a second haha

  12. Olivia says:

    Well, first off- that dress is amazing. Second I LOVE driving in NYC! I know it’s crazy but it’s kind of a rush! It’s like a video game. I always offer to drive when we go to the city lol..now if only I had a mini coop.

    xx Olivia

    • Karen says:

      Video game is so true!!!

  13. Melissa says:

    that top/dress is so amazing!

  14. Kat says:

    That is a very cute mini! And I love mini coopers!

    • Karen says:

      Thats what sold me too!

  15. shiori says:

    I also want.It is very lovely!!

  16. Giulia says:

    I love dress!!!!

  17. Camilla says:

    the dress looks gorgeous

    xo Camilla

    Into The Fold

    check out the giveaway on my blog!

  18. leesicam says:

    I admire any woman who can drive a 5 speed.

  19. leesicam says:

    I admire any lady who can drive a 5 speed!

    • Karen says:

      ; )

  20. whotolduthat says:

    you have such innovative style, i love it!

  21. Anonymous says:

    Does Zara still sell that top/dress? It’s amazing!

  22. Anonymous says:

    Looks so good! Does Zara still have this dress?

    • Karen says:

      I got mine 3 weeks ago ish so they should.

  23. Monika says:

    I just loooove the firts picture, its amazing!


  24. Angel Hendricks says:

    i have a white mini cooper too love it so cute!!!! love the dress!!!!

    • Karen says:

      I LOVE the convertibles!!! Rented one out once and loved it

    • Jenny Ekberg says:

      I live in Australia, but I am from Sweden. When my mum visited, she drove on the wrong side for a long stretch between Brisbane and Townsville…
      I am a shocking driver myself.

      I love your style and I am crazy about this dress! Hunting for a similar one right now.
      Jen xx