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.
MY A/W wishlist is piling up and the high street brands have really delivered this season- their fabulous collections prove that you can find yourself, for example, a premium looking tailored coat at a not so premium price- everyone has got to love the British high street! I certainly cannot afford everything off this wishlist but I don’t think I can resist grabbing this Zara jumpsuit next time I go shopping! The print and colour palette are divine. Also, I’ve been looking for my perfect jumpsuit for what feels like donkey’s years and at £29.99, I don’t think you can go wrong with this jumpsuit. An extra bonus is that it can be styled for both day and night- a very versatile garment I think! What pieces are on your A/W wishlist?
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
Just a quick post to say that I am loving all the drama on Made In Chealsea and also loving the fashion of course. My favourite characters and style icons from the show are Caggie and Millie as their style is so effortless and whatever they wear they look breath taking and so fashionable. Here are a few pictures of some of my favourite looks of theirs:
Just another quick OOTD to show you what generally I wear after a tiring day of school. This outfit is very casual and comfortable but also cute and preppy. I am wearing my dad’s over sized demin shirt with a La redoute patterned scarf and black leggings underneath. When I get back from school and studying I like to be comfortable and don’t make too much off an effort but still like to look a bit more decent than school uniform!!!
I am just gonna share a quick post to say that I’m loving the style of new girl on the block- Rita Ora. Her style is very relaxed and laid back and I think really portrays her bubbly personality. I first saw her on TV on a interview on T4 and she said how she wanted the whole world to wear red lipstick- which I agree with and she even put some on one of the male presenters. She is a very talented singer and beautiful women and I love her retro, preppy style.
Elle is my absolute favourite fashion magazine and I was full of glee when I got the subscription for Christmas. It covers all the gorgeous new designer trends, has amazing photo shoots and general news. This picture is me reading one of my favourite issues which is the Alexa Chung issue. I love the new louis vuitton lacey collar trend and my favourite is the piece the stylish Alexa Chung is wearing on the front cover of the beautiful magazine= Elle!!!