Hi guys, so as promised here is the full outfit I showed you a preview of on Thursday. With the hot weather shorts have been a must and I love these high waisted ones from Missguided as they create such a flattering silhouette, especially paired with this off-shoulder bodycon top by Topshop (similar here). However the most important part of this outfit is in the details. I am huge fan of gemstones, and this necklace from True Nature Gems is absolutely beautiful, I love the delicate chain, so feminine. This bracelet has been in a lot of my social media recently and unfortunately I can't tell you where to get it as I got it for $1 in a market in Tanzania, but I have tried to find similar ones for you to shop. Have a lovely weekend!
Hey everyone! Today I thought I would show you a sneak peek of an outfit that I will be sharing with you over the weekend, simple, comfortable, sexy. It has been so hot here in Amsterdam, so collapsing on the bed after a long day of wandering around the parks has been a regular occurrence. Not that I'm complaining! But I hear Amsterdam isn't the only place enjoying a heatwave at the moment, so let me know what it's like where you are. For the moment, enjoy this sneak preview and, if you have it, enjoy the sun!
So everyone is posting about the Nordstorm sale and although I like Nordstorm as much as the next person, I feel like there is no point in me showing you the same things and items everyone else will be. Instead I have decided to bring you a few of my favourite sale items that aren't from the Nordstrom sale. I have chosen to show you American Eagle because although I love so many of the sale items it is particularly the crop tops that got me, there are so many variations, there's a style for everyone and every mood. I love it. Shop, shop, shop . . .
So as you may know I am huge lover of sustainable fashion. Reclaimed, eco-friendly, up-cycled, vintage I love it all, not just because it is good for our little old planet but because you find unique things that you just don't find from new fashion. Wandering the Amsterdam Vintage fashion shops like Episode and Laura Dols and 1953 Retro Chic it was amazing seeing such a fabulous range of unqiue items, I haven't seen anything like it in a long time. I mean there were 3 racks of velvet, lace and silk shirts . . .
So the jist of this, in case you hadn't noticed, is that reclaimed is the way to go and as I can't take you all around Amsterdam with me I have decided to revisit one of my old favourites The ASOS Green Room aka The Eco Edit and show you what new pieces they have to offer for your summer. Last year I shared The Green Room with you, inviting you to Reclaim Your Wardrobe and now a year on I am again inviting you to reclaim your summer.
If you want to know more about the reclaimed fashion brands visit the brand page of the Green Room or see more brands here.
Comfort is essential when travelling. End of. Don't get me wrong I love getting dressed up and going out as much as the next person, but when your travelling around new city and have a limited amount of time to explore, the priority it getting around and seeing it and on a budget that requires comfort. For most of our wanderings around Amsterdam we have walked as it's a city with such beauty you can't not, and student budget travelling doesn't exactly cover luxury travel, however Uber has been the saviour every now and again.
I can, and often do, sit for hours on end reading through other people's blogs and scrolling through Pinterest. Not because I have to, or because I am a blogger and think I should, but because I simply love it. There's nothing better than finding a blog that you love and can immerse yourself into, transporting you to another place (in my case usually a sunnier place) and inspiring you in so many ways. Even now on my travels, while sitting having my morning coffee in our house in Amsterdam, I have found time to have a search through the blog world and see what gems I can find.
I have rounded up 4 of my favourite fashion and travel blogs, and every week will be sharing a new favourite of mine somewhere on the blog or social media as part of #BlogWatchWednesday to show you how awesome the blogging world is, and to inspire you to explore and see what blogger buddies there are out there.
We are safely unpacked and settled into our new home in Amsterdam and I can't believe how at home we both feel here already. The apartment is perfect for us with a little garden out the back and the comfiest sofa in the world, it is our relaxing zone before the partying of the rest of the trip. I will share more about Amsterdam in the coming weeks but for the moment here is our home away from home.
So I have fallen in love with a crop top. Shock! Nevertheless I have to share it with you because it's just so god damn gorgeous! It is one of my picks of summer (which you will soon find in the shop section) and I have styled it 3 different ways, just so you can get a feel of how to wear this baby.
I feel like I should add that if you are thinking this crop is out of your budget, don't you worry, me too! That is why I have included a nice little affordable alternatives section, for all you girls who are strapped for cash like me.
I am in an extremely good mood today, and have been for the past week to be honest, mostly due to the fact that it is less than 20 days to go before I set off!! For those of you that don't know, from the first of July I am going to be travelling around Europe for 3 months and as you may be able to tell I am very excited about it. I plan to keep you up all up-dated on where my feet are wandering and show you the beautiful places I visit (new additions to the blog are coming soon) so make sure you keep up to date with Bloglovin' and the rest of the social media shiizz. . . you know the drill.
For now I want to share with you my version of how to prepare for travelling for 3 months. I found planning for this an experience in itself as I'm quite spontaneous and have never had to think, let alone plan, so far ahead. Especially the clothes. As a fashion blogger, and just generally a human being I do not pack light, so deciding what specific clothes to take was tricky.
Tip 1: The key is versatility. You need pieces that will all work together as, lets be honest they are all going to at some point. Tip 2: Think comfort first.