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Travel Diary: Day 2 in Sunny Amsterdam

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Did I tell you how wonderful Amsterdam is ? We got very lucky on our second day there because even though the weather cast said it would be gloomy for the 4 days we were in Netherlands, it was so sunny and warm on day 2! So we decided to take advantage of the weather and took a huge walk all morning in the Jordann neighborhood. Jordann is basically the area you want to live in. It's cute, it's nice and far from any city craziness. Some may say it's an "Hipster area". Anyhow I really liked and so did my father. 


The walk we took was actually recommended in our guide. We walked through all the Jordann neighborhood and find our way to the Anne Frank House. We did not go inside, even though I personally wanted to. It was crowded, so we just sat on a bench in front of it and enjoyed the view of the area, and read a little bit about the neighborhood and Anne Frank personal history. After this very much needed break... Did I mention my legs were still store from the day before? We walked toward a cute market, which I cannot remember the name of... 


We passed the Cheese Museum and the Tulip Museum, which are surprisingly small. Found our way to the Market, and then headed back to the city centre walking through cute residential areas where we had lunch sitting by the canals under the sun. 



Once lunch was over, we continued our way to the city centre. We wanted to walk to the Opera House, North Market, and then Rembrandt House. It was so hot we had to stop a couple of times to rest or have a drink. No need to mention I was regretting taking my leather jacket with me on this particular day. 


Amsterdam is the city of Art and I don't say that because it hosts a few of the greatest museums on the planet. You can tell just by walking on the street that art is a very important feature in this city. We passed a few art galleries during our walk but we also could notice some art work on buildings and floors in Jordann. It felt nice to be staying in such an open-minded town.


I had such a love at first sight moment with Amsterdam. It's rare for me to fall for a city like I did. It just felt like this city was so pretty but nice to be in. I repeatedly said that I could easily live here because I felt good here. The buildings are amazing, the flowers everywhere are welcoming, and apart from the smell of weed in some areas, because yes I'm not going to ignore the fact that Amsterdam is also open minded regarding some drugs among other facts, the air feels nice. 


Amsterdam is also basically flowers goal. There're flowers everywhere, on every balcony and windows, on bridges, in front of very houses. Simply everywhere. And you know how much I love my flowers. 


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Elsa.

WHAT I WORE: 
MOM JEANS: ZARA
POLKA DOTS SHIRT: ZARA
LEATHER JACKET: ALL SAINTS
BELT: TOPSHOP
BANDANA: URBAN OUTFITTERS
NECKLACE: BRANDY MELVILLE
SUNGLASSES: QUAY AUSTRALIA
SNEAKERS: STAN SMITHS
BAG: REBECCA MINKOFF
LIPS: WALK OF SHAME - CHARLOTTE TILBURRY

Travel Diary: First Day in Lovely Amsterdam

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If you follow me on Instagram, or if you saw my travel diary video on Youtube, you may have seen some pictures here and then from the lovely city of Amsterdam. I went there for a 4 days father daughter adventure, last week. It was truly amazing, and a paradise for wanderers as I like to consider myself. It's a very open-minded town, and it's just so pretty and lovely. I'm not a big fan of big cities, where you need to take a hundred different transportation to get to a specific place. Although I'm really in love with New York and London... Anyway, I like to be able to walk to discover an entire city. 


It's also Blogger Heaven there, for me, so before I left I made sure to have my chargers, my cameras, my lenses, and my outfits ready and packed! However, my father and I didn't share the same obsession for blogging. Let's just say, that I'm lucky enough to have 2 good shots of my outfits for each day. But I'm not gonna complain, my father was wonderful to take me to this lovely place that I was dreaming about for the longest time. 


We took a lot of photos. Yes, I'm a lucky girl because my dad loves taking pictures as much as I do. I got that from him, and he likes to share. So in the following posts you'll have a good amount of pictures taken by me and also my father. Anyway, we got to Amsterdam on a gloomy Sunday, and as soon as we were there, it started raining... But you know there are some cities that are pretty even when it's raining? Well Amsterdam is one of those cities.


We walked a lot on the first day, learning our way to the cities that was welcoming us for the next 4 days. Well actually, we walked a lot for 4 days. Tiring but it felt good and amazing. Plus, if walking the equivalent of a marathon in 4 days means I can eat burgers for 4 days without feeling any guilt, count me  in! I'm kidding, but we walked our way to the Flower Market, and had lunch in the area. After lunch we walked to the Medieval Centre and headed to the Red Light District. Let's just say that it was pretty awkward... I'm sure you'll understand why. 


We got quite lucky on that first day because it only rained for like 30 minutes and then the sun came out and it felt good, and it finally felt like Vacation time, but maybe not Summer time. When it's 20°C out you cannot say it's Summer time. I'm sorry, but it's a fact. We quickly found our way to some lovely residential areas by the canals, literally home goals. I'm not gonna lie, I could live here. I definitely picture myself living in one of those houses, with a bench in front of my front window and a bike parked by it. 


The first day was very tiring, especially because we were up since 6 am, walking was such a pain. My legs felt like there were going to fall out and my eyes couldn't take my contacts any much longer. Therefore a little shopping trip was as deserve as an Ice Cream after a long run in a parc. I'm just kidding. But I did do some damages on my credit card when I saw the Charlotte Tilbury Boot in some department stores in the City Centre. I'm not telling you what I got, because it's not that big of a deal, I only bought 2 things, and I'm keeping them for another post. So stay tuned!


After our walk through the Red Light District, we took a boat cruise on the canals under a hot sun after lunch. It was a way for us to rest but still be able to discover the city in a different way. We got to learn quite a lot of things about the city, and the architecture. It felt good. Once the cruise was over, we walked back to our hotel, which was located at the Southern part of Amsterdam, getting lost in lovely streets. I must say our hotel, the NH Amsterdam Quarter Hotel, was pretty well located, even though it was quite far from the city centre, it was right at the corner of all the museums in Amsterdam. Each day we would walk by the museums, it was pretty amazing. 


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I'll see you soon,

Love,

Elsa.

WHAT I WORE:
LEATHER JACKET: ALL SAINTS
DUNGAREES: TOPSHOP
SWEATER: BRANDY MELVILLE
BAG: REBECCA MINKOFF
LIPS: ESTEE LAUDER

Amsterdam, an Introduction

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You may or may not know that I went to Amsterdam for a few days last week. It was a short trip but yet so fun, and I really enjoyed this cute city. I've already prepared a couple of blogposts for the coming week and I hope you will enjoy those. I took so many cool pictures there that I wanted to share them on the blog. So be prepared for three blog posts full of pretty shots of the lovely city of Amsterdam! I also tried my best to shoot some pictures for OOTD inspiration, but it wasn't that successful, unfortunately. However, I really hope you enjoy the pictures and it will make you want to visit Amsterdam.


Before you see those blog posts, I wanted to share with you another project of mine. I've discovered a new hobby if you can call it that way. In fact, I'm happy to show you my second video, which is now available for watching on Youtube. I wanted to film in Amsterdam because I wanted to remember this trip in a different way than pictures. So anyway, I'm sharing this video with you today and I hope you like it. It's a little bit longer than the first one I uploaded on my Youtube channel but bare with me.


With that being said, I'll leave you to the video. I hope you enjoy it, and stay tuned for the pictures and for more info about this quick trip! 



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Love,

Elsa. 

That Simple Ready to Go Outfit

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I've had some issues getting dressed lately. No inspiration, no envy... I just had a huge wave of laziness that hit me and I've had some difficulties getting back on my feet. Each day it would literally take me 2 hours to get ready in the morning because I would spend most of the time sitting on the floor in front of my closet with no satisfaction about what's in the closet and no love with the way the clothes would fit on me. I would also spend lots of time on my bed, still in my pyjamas scrolling on Instagram, searching for daily outfits inspiration... not so successful though. 



Leaving for Amsterdam for a 4 days getaway with my father was a chance for me to get my "life" together and get back on the fashion track. So I've done some shopping before I left, and acquired some cool fashionable basics and 90's inspired items. Among them was this lovely t-shirt from Brandy Melville, which I cannot let go of since the day I bought it. 



I wanted graphics tees for the longest time, you know those cool vintage hard rock band t-shirts ? Yes those ones! Even though I like Led Zeppelin and the Rolling Stones, I don't listen to them on a daily basis, so I felt like cheating by buying a T-shirt like that and wearing it, because it wasn't me. So during a little trip to Brandy Melville, I found this Notting Hill T-shirt, simple, basic, but yet more like me. 


I've been wearing this T-Shirt with everything! Well mostly Jeans actually... And even though the outfit was, some may say, stylish it was still too basics for me, and I was looking at those girls photos on Instagram, those girls that look cute and so fashionable no matter what, and I thought, I want to try harder to put myself together nicely. There was a time when I would only wear small heeled booties, until a year ago... For a year now I've been living in T-shirt, Jeans and Sneakers, which is not bad at all, but it's not me. It turns out it's easy to say that "this style or that style" isn't me, but it's harder to figure out what's my style. 



That's when the skirt comes in. I've had this skirt for a little over a year now. It's from Topshop, I fell in love when I saw it and tried it, but yet I've never worn it because I didn't know how to wear it and for a long time I decided it was simply not for me. That was until my skirt met this T-Shirt and became friend with my good olds Leather Jacket and Cow boy Belt, and my loving Sneakers. I felt good in this outfit because I felt like myself, my good old basics on, the things that are definitely part of my style and here to stay, and some other things that are just going to come along in my finding my style journey. 


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Wishing you an amazing day, I'll see you soon.

Love.

Elsa


WHAT I'M WEARING:
T-SHIRT: BRANDY MELVILLE
SKIRT: TOPSHOP
LEATHER JACKET: ALL SAINTS
SNEAKERS: STAN SMITH 
BELT: TOPSHOP
LIPS: NARS PALAIS ROYAL

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