Can you believe it’s Christmas Eve tomorrow?! 2013 has flown by. I came home from London this weekend and spent most of it doing festive/last minute/relaxing Christmassy things. The weekend before Christmas is always an exciting one. It’s funny how … Continue reading
Whatever the weather, a European city break is the perfect way to wind down. After completing a three month internship in Manchester, I felt as though I needed to relax for a few days, so I packed my bags and … Continue reading
Yep, it’s another Amsterdam outfit post. I’m not quite sure why I chose to wear a sweater on one of the hottest days of the holiday, but I think I was desperate to give it a first outing. As you can see in the second image, the sun got the better of me and I ended up stuffing my sweater into my bag, oops. Both top and sweater are from Republic, which I thought had gone into administration, but to my delight is still up and running in my local shopping centre. I like the cropped style and the American sports design, despite secretly seeing myself as a volleyball on the beach kinda’ girl, but ssh.
I’ve featured this skirt a couple of times before on my blog, which just shows how much I love it because I tend to get bored of my clothes really easily. But dipped hem, lightweight, casual AND dressy, what’s not to love?! My vans were my go-to choice of footwear; they’re such a good summer trainer and the red matches my sweater wonderfully.
Hope you like!
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If you follow my blog, you’ll have read in my previous post that I recently embarked upon a little trip to Amsterdam. This is what I wore on day two; my outfit looks kinda’ grungy so the graffiti backdrop is pretty apt, right?!
My black skater dress is relatively simple, so I decided to liven it up with my red vans and checkered shirt. It has an oversized fit on me that I quite like because I can wear it unbuttoned over a top or dress. I love the frilly socks and vans combo too, they just make the outfit that bit cuter, don’t ya’ think?
This day involved a visit to Anne Frank’s house and a boat trip along the harbour and canal. Perfect and very touristy!
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This week, I’ve been in the beautiful city of Amsterdam, so over the next few days my blog posts will primarily be roundups of my outfits and little snippets of the pretty sights (stay tuned!). When anyone says Amsterdam, it’s common to automatically think of the red light district, the publicised sex industry and the legitimacy of class A drugs, but there’s really so much more to this city that in my opinion doesn’t get enough credit. In fact, this ‘dark’ side of Amsterdam is really only a minute proportion of the capital as a whole, and one that’s become generalised by the huge tourist community. Aside from this, the streets are filled with breathtaking, archaic buildings and monuments that each share a historic revelation; the canals are lined with quaint house-boats, bicycles appear to be the preferred form of transport, and the picturesque parks are the city’s beauty spots.
But enough of me reminiscing, this is what I wore on day one. I only realised after uploading the photos that my outfit is very Primark-heavy! I picked up this skirt on a last minute shopping trip and it had been marked down to about £5, including the belt. I’m not overly into floral print clothes, but I liked the monochrome colour scheme and the cute nipped-in waist style. I paired it with my black, chain strap cami and Asos sandals, which proved to be a wise choice seeing as a lot of walking and exploring was done that day! Luckily the weather stayed lovely, so I didn’t need a cardigan until the evening.
Hope you like this outfit!
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Last Sunday I attended Wireless festival in London. I’ve only ever attended one festival in my life which was Parklife in Manchester, so it was exciting to experience a case of festival fever once again (this time without the rain and mud!). Being highly unprepared on the wardrobe front and only deciding what to wear half an hour before we had to leave, I threw on this top and shorts combo. I purchased the shorts from Zara last summer and fell in love with the cute, crochet design. And since about 90% of the girls at Wireless were wearing denim shorts, I was really glad I opted for these! My top is just a plain, dipped-hem style vest from Primark – simple, lightweight and of course, NEON (will I ever get over this trend?). I accessorised with my floral crown, adding a girly touch, but chose to grunge it up a little with my Topshop Mighty boots (here) and dark plum lip in the shade Media by M.A.C.
Wireless was far better than I imagined and I had an amazing time drinking and dancing around in the sun. My highlights were definitely the two main acts: Justin Timberlake and Jay Z, and of course Rihanna’s surprise entrance! I definitely need to attend more festivals in the future; they’re such a fun summer thing to do and make a nice change from an indoor concert. Next stop Coachella anyone?
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To celebrate our two year anniversary, my boyfriend and I decided to go to Paris for a long weekend. I’d never been to France before and it was the first time I was going abroad with my bf so naturally I was so so excited. Flying from London Heathrow only took 45 minutes, which is less than it takes for me to get from Leeds to Manchester by train! We stayed in a cute little hotel in a central location which was really convenient for eating out and getting around. Wanting to make the most of each day, we woke up early like keen tourists to go sightseeing. Paris is such a beautiful city, with the perfect mix of archaic and contemporary architecture. I got very snap happy but sadly I dropped my camera on the second day and the flash stopped working (heartbreaking, I know). But luckily I managed to still take a decent amount of pictures. Thanks to modern day technology (my boyfriend’s iphone app), finding our routes on the metro proved to be a simple task. We visited historic monuments such as The Notre Dame, Arc de Triumph and The Eiffel Tower. We walked the stairs up to the top of the Arc de Triumph. After much complaining on my part due to what seemed like a never-ending staircase, it was all worth it in the end as the view of Paris at night was amazing. We also went to the top of The Eiffel Tower, of course we got the lift since my legs had had enough exercise for one day. Unfortunately it started raining and the wind levels at the top were extremely high but it’s definitely something you have to experience when in Paris!
The next day we went to Disneyland, which I have to say was probably the most fun/exciting day of my life. Yes, I am 20 years old but who cares? Disney brings out the child in everyone haha. We went to both parks and on most of the rides. My favourites were The Hollywood Tower of Terror and Rock n Rollercoaster designed by Aerosmith. If you haven’t been then you’re seriously missing out!
On our last day we visited The Louvre museum which is home to the great Mona Lisa. I was genuinely in awe of the museum. I never usually say this about anything but I have actually never been inside a building so breathtaking. Actually seeing the Mona Lisa in person was a proud moment and one to tick off the list of things to see! Afterwards, we went for lunch and tried snails for the first time. I didn’t think I’d have the guts to do it but they were surprisingly okay. They tasted quite like mushrooms, just the fact that I knew it was a snail was the only thing that put me off! Then we sat outside a lovely restaurant and ate crepes whilst listening to the street orchestra that was playing opposite.
Coming back home was so depressing. We both had such an incredible time and would definitely go back in the future!
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Hello bloggers! Apologies for the lack of posts recently, I’ve had a very busy (and fun) few weeks. It’s safe to say that after returning back to the dull and grey UK, I have definitely been struck with a severe case of holiday blues 😦 But nevertheless, I still have the memories (and the tan) from Turkey to keep me sane! After visiting Marmaris, my Dad, two sisters and I travelled to Istanbul for 5 days. In contrast to the party and beach resort of Marmaris, it was great to see the city life of Istanbul. As a keen tourist, I was taken away by the beauty of the historical artefacts such as the Blue Mosque and Topkapi Palace. A shopping trip in Taksim Square was also a very enjoyable part of my visit (thanks Dad!). It’s well worth a visit! Here are some snaps I took whilst on my travels. Hope you like them 🙂
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Today I packed my suitcase because tomorrow (I always leave things to the last minute) I am flying to Turkey, Marmaris for two whole weeks! I visited Marmaris last summer and can confidently say that it is a lovely holiday resort – so much to see and do and of course it is extremely HOT (the tanaholic in me is jumping for joy). It’s the perfect balance for a holiday as it is ideal for those laid back days lounging by the pool or beach and also for those more adventurous days, as there are plenty of excursions to embark upon – I will post all about it when I return! But back to my packing, I noticed how there is so much that you need to remember to pack, little things such as insect repellent (mosquitos take a liking to me) and a travel adapter. So for those who are also jetting to an exotic location, I have compiled an essential holiday list:
Sun protection products-
- Sun lotion body
- Sun lotion face
- Lip balm with SPF
- Beach bag
- Sun hat
- Sun dress/kaftan, bikinis, flip flops
- Beach towel
- Shower gel or soap
- Razor and shaving foam
- Toothbrush and toothpaste
- Face and body moisturiser
- Make up wipes/remover
- Make up
- Hair accessories
First aid products-
- Pain relief
- Insect repellent
- Book or magazine
- Foreign currency
- Travel documents
- Travel insurance
- Travel adapter
- Flight socks
- Luggage padlock
Hope this list is helpful. Enjoy your holidays, I know I will 🙂
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