I’ve just come back from a girls holiday spent in Amsterdam, Holand. We went for 3 nights from Monday to Thursday this week and had the most amazing time. Our days were jam-packed so we’d definitely like to return in the near future to see more of this beautiful city.
Getting to Amsterdam was surprisingly easy with the flight being only around 50 minutes which for me is the same amount of time getting a train into London- by the time I had finished reading the EasyJet magazine I was taken a back to hear the announcement- “Cabin crew prepare for landing.” When we arrived at Schiphol Airport a few stops on the train took us into central Amsterdam and then a 20 minute walk to our hotel. We stayed at ITC Hotel which overlooks the Prinsengracht and it is in a great central location, walking distance of the city’s hot spots.
Amsterdam is a stunning and buzzing city and the people are very welcoming and down to earth. The Dutch also speak amazing English so although I felt guilty not being able to speak a word of Dutch, it was very convenient. I would definitely like to return to see more of the city and maybe hire out some bicycles next time to make full use of the cities many bike lanes.
Rijksmuseum– Dutch national museum of art and history from the Middle Ages to the present day. It was definitely worth seeing including paintings by Van Gogh and Rembrandt. There were also breathtaking old dolls houses and delicate china vases and plates in the Dutch style. If you are 18 and under this museum is also free.
Eye– Film institute in striking modern building, accessed by a free short ferry ride. There was an exhibition about film cameras with lots of interactive activities such as taking quizzes in the pods and filming short clips.
Vintage Shops– If you are into vintage clothing, Amsterdam is the perfect place to visit with many great vintage shops scattered about the city. I would say that many were slightly pricey but it was still fun to browse and my favourite was called Laura Dols which is known to have the largest collection of vintage glitter and glamour in the Netherlands and specialises in 50s clothing and accessories.
I amsterdam– A good place to take photos but I couldn’t manage to climb right on top of the letters!
Sex Museum– Although a very dated museum, if you are up for a laugh then I’d recommend going plus it’s only 4 euros entry.
Blue Boat Canal Cruise– Definitely would recommend doing a canal cruise since it’s the best way to see an overview of the whole city and we did an evening cruise at 8.00pm which lasts 90 minutes and is 19.50 euros with one free drink. It was lovely seeing all the buildings lit up at night but unfortunately a massive rain storm started during the middle of the cruise and although it was a covered boat there was lots of dripping from the ceiling and steamed up windows.
Hummbar Lobster and Burgers– We had some amazing burgers at Hummbar and I went for the Italian burger which was devine and also huge, with lots of chips.
The Pancake Bakery– Famous for it’s delicious pancakes and has been visited by celebrities including Miley Cyrus. I usually have nutella pancakes but wanted to try something different so I opted for pineapple with yogurt icecream which was really good. My friends went for slightly more calorific options with lashings of whipped cream on top and consequently we all felt very sick after consuming the massive pancakes.
Coco’s Outback– Although it seems wrong to be going to an Australian pub in Amsterdam, if you are after some tasty cheap cocktails this is the place to go and I would recommend the Strawberry Daiquiri and Gummy Bear Martini. Also they have a happy hour from 10:00-11:00pm where drinks are served at a reduced price.
Hey guys! Today’s blog post features 3 outfits that I wore when I stayed with my sister in London last week. I had such a fun time and did lots of shopping and fun activities. Hope you like- Enjoy!
Look 1- Florals and Denim
Here I am standing in front of the Monki store on Carnaby Street. My floral blouse is from Monki and I’ve worn it to death since I purchased it last summer and I usually pair it with my denim skirt from Asos which always rides up- it’s not always this short- urgh! I’m wearing my tan sandals from Office, Cambridge Satchel (worn throughout) and Olivia Burton watch.
Monki Pink Floral Swing Blouse
Asos A-line denim mini skirt
Office Tan Leather Sandals
Cambridge Satchel Navy and Blush Bag
Olivia Burton Black Leather Strap Watch
Look 2- Fifties Glamour
I wore this outfit for a job interview at Canary Wharf and most of the items are my sister’s since I forgot to pack smart clothes. I love my sister’s patterned midi skirt from Stradivarius as it creates the perfect fifties hourglass silhouette. Into the skirt, I tucked in a navy v-neck blouse with lace on the sleeves (again my sister’s) from Banana Republic. Since this blouse has quite a low neckline it looks good with a small dainty necklace on a short chain and mine is from Accessorise. I wore the same shoes and bag as my last look.
Stradivarius Patterned Neoprene Full Midi Skirt
Banana Republic Navy V-neck Blouse
Accessorize Dainty Silver Necklace
Sandals and Bag (Same as above)
Look 3- Patterned Culottes
I purchased these amazing scarf print culottes from Zara about a month ago and I am still obsessed with them! I wore them out to dinner and a walk along the South Bank and styled them with this turquoise ribbed top from Topshop. I then slipped on my rose gold Ipanema sandals and opted for my favourite necklace from & Other Stories which seems to look great with everything!
Just a quick OOTD blog post today! This OOTD is from a few weeks ago when I wore it to work on one of the hottest days of the year- around 30 degrees! I bought this dress from Coco Marie, a womenswear boutique where I work and it’s from Superdry. The relaxed floaty fit and cami straps make it ideal for very hot days and what really sold me with this dress was the gorgeous stripe tie-dye print on dark blue background. This dress has low armholes and back so I wear it with a navy bandeau from Asos but it’s also a great piece to throw over a bikini on holiday. I paired my dress with my rose gold sandals from Ipanema and Mango silver paisley pendant necklace. I kept my makeup very natural since it would have all melted off anyway! Hope you like- Enjoy!
Hi guys! Today’s blog post is an OOTD featuring some of my favourite items at the moment! I got this boxy blush pink top from my sister for my birthday from Banana Republic. It’s become one of my wardrobe essentials and I adore the crossover cut-out on the back. I paired this top with these Zara trousers with geometric print- I bought these a few seasons ago but I am obsessed with printed trousers and continue to purchase more and more, adding to my collection. To make the outfit more appropriate for this time of year, I added my navy biker jacket from Gap and to accessorize blush pink minimal heels from M&S and blush stone necklace from &OtherStories. Happy Easter everyone and I hope you like this look- Enjoy!
I’m 18! My 18th birthday was on Monday and it’s so weird that I’m an adult now! To celebrate, I went out to dinner in London with my family. We had dinner at Piccolino on Heddon Street and the nearest tube station is Piccadilly Circus. If you hadn’t already figured from the name, Piccolino serves Italian cuisine which is my favourite and I’d definitely recommend this restaurant. I had linguine with king prawns and courgettes (Linguine ai Gamberetti) and it was delicious. Then, we decided to have pudding and drinks at Hotel Cafe Royal which is just up the road from Piccolino, on Regents Street. I opted for a light chocolate mousse alongside a cocktail called Bela (Sagatiba Velha Cachaca, white grapes, strawberries, passion fruit juice, mint). I had such a good birthday and thanks to everyone who made it such a special day!
My sister and I at Piccolino
Linguine ai Gamberetti at Piccolino
My Outfit- OOTE
I wore my Zara jumpsuit in blue tile print (need to get legs taken up- they are a bit baggy!) with Clarks black ankle boots, my mum’s oversized navy coat, Cambridge Satchel and dangle navy earrings from Accessorize.
Chocolate mousse at Hotel Cafe Royal
Bela Cocktail at Hotel Cafe Royal
And to finish here’s a few selfies from the night:
Today’s blog post is a bit of a different one. For the past week I’ve been taking pictures of my friend’s outfits for a street style feature. I’m going to try and make this a regular thing so stay tuned for more posts like this. I hope you are inspired by my friend’s style- Enjoy!
Outfit 1- Olivia
Olivia looks fabulous in baroque print skater dress from New Look. She’s styled it with black cardigan, tights and pumps.
Dress: New Look, Cardigan: H&M, Pumps: Dorothy Perkins
Outfit 2- Rachel
Rachel has got the oversized trend en-pointe by wearing this grey marl jumper (borrowed from her Dad) over Topshop blue skinny jeans. Adidas burgundy trainers add a pop of colour and I love her angel wing earrings!
Jumper: Her Dad’s, Jeans: Topshop, Trainers: Adidas Gazelles, Earrings: Asos
Outfit 3- Rachel
Here’s Rachel again with another great outfit. The main element of this look is her amazing leather bomber jacket with shearling detail. Style it with black jeans, boots and textured jumper like Rachel has done!
Jacket: Asos Marketplace, Jumper: A gift, Jeans: Topshop, Boots: Office
Outfit 4- Charlotte
Charlotte is wearing this gorgeous Zara cape jacket in an oatmeal shade with brushed wool feel and fur collar. She lets the cape do the talking and pairs it with black long sleeve top, thick leggings and black patent boots.
Cape: Zara, Top: New Look, Leggings: M&S, Boots: Office
Outfit 5- Katie
Katie is wearing a grey v-neck jumper and white skinny jeans with a muted floral pattern. I love the soft colour palette and the baggy jumper works well with skinny jeans.
Hey guys! Today’s post is an OOTD featuring 2 navy garments. Navy is a go-to shade for me all year round and I believe it should be approached in the same way as black- wear it all over to create an effortless look. Navy suits me better than black as it’s less harsh against my pale skin tone and it has become my comfort zone shade, especially during winter. I have paired this Topshop textured navy high-neck top with Zara navy wool A-line skirt. Then, I added M&S grey wool tights, Oh My Love burgundy cape, Hobbs burgundy brogues with gold studding and Navy Cambridge Satchel. I believe when wearing the same colour on both top and bottom varying texture is essential in order to add interest to the outfit as a whole. Hope you are all having a good weekend- Enjoy!
Oops- please excuse the shadow of my camera tripod on me!
Hi Guys! Today’s post is based around some of the new purchases I have made recently, all of which, are great staples for A/W. I have styled 2 outfits featuring my new purchases- one outfit for the evening and one day outfit- Hope you like- Enjoy!
Evening Outfit- BLACK BEADING
This all over black outfit is perfect for a night out and is styled around my new black beaded high neck top. I bought this top about a week ago at “Frock Me” vintage fair at Chelsea Town Hall, London. The event was incredible, with an astounding amount of vintage gowns, fur coats and jewelry packed into the Town Hall. I spotted this gorgeous intricate beaded top at a small stall and was instantly hooked, managing to haggle it down to only £20- what a steal, right? I have styled this top with my H&M black pleather mini, chunky black heels from Red Herring, vintage gold knot earrings and red lippy- loving this look!
Day outfit- BURBERRY INSPIRED
I have named this look ‘BURBERRY INSPIRED’ as I bought this large geometric scarf from Mango in order to re-create my own version of Burberry’s A/W14 woolen ponchos, which I adore, but unfortunately cannot afford. I have draped my woolen scarf over a H&M grey cami and my new navy wool A-line skirt with zip down the front from Zara- a new favourite of mine! For accessories I put on my new Accessorize navy dangly earrings and new Hobbs burgundy, gold studded brogues which I got in their recent sale.
Hey guys! Today’s post is an OOTD with the main element being my new burgundy leather-look A-line skirt which I brought whilst in Italy at a shop called Stradivarius and I especially love the two big pockets on the front. I then tucked in my H&M striped blouse- a piece that I believe is a definite wardrobe essential- you can never go wrong with stripes! Then for added texture and intrigue I threw on this beautiful navy lace bomber jacket from Miss Selfridge which is a great transitional piece from summer to autumn and I love how the lace juxtaposes the sporty bomber shape creating a more feminine look. For shoes I nabbed my Mum’s navy square-toe courts and I finished off the look with Accessorise navy jeweled earrings, plaited up-do and berry lips. Hope you like- Enjoy!
Style Inspiration- Burgundy Leather
Loving how these fashionistas have styled their burgundy leather skirts- Blogger Miroslava Duma looks incredible in brick red tone midi leather skirt paired with matching cape. Alexa Chung gives her leather mini an edgy feel with burgundy long-sleeve polar neck and slipper pumps whilst Kate Bosworth keeps it elegant and sophisticated pairing hers with classic white blouse and grey coat worn over the shoulders.
Hi Guys! Today I thought I’d share some of my favourite street style looks from NYFW. Street style is great as it allows me to take inspiration and ideas from others, which I can infiltrate into my own outfits and NYFW is the ideal time to get inspired when all the fashionistas flock in impeccable ensembles to the catwalk shows. – Enjoy!
Geometric embroidered mini and boxy grab bag
Monochrome shift dress paired with minimal ankle strap heels
White cami tucked into tailored blush culottes- simple but amazingly effective!
Fun clutch, red nails and stacking rings- the perfect combination
Androgynous monochrome look- I love the tied shirt- very punchy
Pattern, colour and more pattern- Susie Lau is an inspiration to us all!
This fashionista is rocking the ‘borrowed it from the boyfriend’ look with oversized blazer and overall androgynous, preppy vibe
Leandra Medine otherwise known as the Man Repeller- I adore her white shirt- a twist on your average white button-up paired with denim cut-off shorts
Fringed top, tangerine clutch and black trilby- a real festival style inspired look