Thursday, 30 July 2015

Postcards from Paris no.2


It is such a strange thought to think that I was wondering the streets of Paris just over a week ago. With the day being spent taking in the sights around me and (forever) dreaming of living in a classic "Parisian" apartment, along the Seine river. I found myself refusing to get on the train home. So today I thought I would share with you some of my favourite photos from the trip, capturing the feel of the city, as well as re-living it through these shots. 

We decided to start the day with the iconic Eiffel Tower, at the Trocadero view point, from there we walked along the river to visit the Lourve and take photos of it's scenic surroundings. 
After a quick pit stop (McDonalds trip f.y.i) we hopped back on the metro (some of which have air-conditioning!! Why doesn't the tube have this!?) To visit Montmartre's church and artist quarters. 
For those planning on visiting Montmartre I would definitely recommend getting a cable car up to the top as the steps are a killer! Spending 1.50€ for the trip up to the top never felt so good. 

We decided to spend the remaining afternoon there as the creative atmosphere was incredible to surrounded by, complete with artists drawing passerbys and a (impromptu) live music act filling the air waves. As the station was just a 15 minutes away, we decided to walk back to get our train home, which I loved as it was lovely to walk through the "Garment District" of the city, taking inspiration from the rolls of fabric and designs on the way home. Needless to say the train home was spent looking up Air BnB apartments to stay in...a girl could only dream.


Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Glittery Unicorns

Whilst visiting Hyper Japan earlier in the month I came across an adorable stall called Sugar Coated Sprinkles displaying kawaii inspired jewellery and clothing, that was like a pastel girls dream. On the stand their were these amazing glitter unicorn necklaces, that immediately stole my heart with their glittery goodness. With that being said I knew I couldn't just walk away from said stall without one to satisfy my unicorn obsession. So glitter unicorns on the agenda (for today's outfit) I decided to pair the necklace with a band/fringe hem tee from New Look, as I'm obsessed with the 'worn' effect that it exudes. Finished with my much-loved pleather skirt and (o.t.t) gem sandals, for a rock meets kawaii 'look'.

Top - New Look (link) | Skirt - H&M | Sandals - Zara | Necklace - Sugar Coated Sprinkes @ HyperJapan (link to etsy store) | Sunglasses - Primark | Backpack - Vintage 
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Thursday, 23 July 2015

Luna







Yesterday we took the train over to Paris for a day of exploring the city that I adore and taking too many photos of the Eiffel Tower-because you can never have too many. 
The day was spent Metro hoping to take in all the city's famous landmarks including that infamous tower, the Louvre and exploring the streets of Montmartre . Which also included drooling over numerous works of Dali and Picasso for sale at one of their local boutique galleries...A girl can only dream of owning such pieces of work. I am actually planning on a doing a whole blog post dedicated to the trip, similar style to my previous travel posts (see here), which should be up within the next week or so. 

So with the city of adoration in mind and the weather being on our side (warm and sunny f.y.i) I decided to give my new Missguided sale purchase it's first outing, as I couldn't think of a better occasion to do so. 
I fell in love with the dress's space grunge inspired print and subtly lilac tie-dyed fabric, as well as how it is perfect for the warmer seasons. I decided to pair it with this amazing Luna necklace (Sailor Moon's cat) from the jewellery brand Glitterbomb (link to their website here), as I thought the crescent moon on Luna's face ties in fittingly with the print on the dress. If you haven't already then I urge you to check out their website and their awesome collection of sailor moon and Kawaii inspired necklaces. Which I decided to top off with a pair of (spice girl "esque") double side buns, ready for a day of falling in love with the city all over again.  

Dress - Missguided (Sale) | Waistcoat - Boohoo | Necklace - Glitterbomb Jewellery (link)* | Backpack - Lazyoaf | Sandals - Primark
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