this striped phenomenon has become a staple item in every girl's wardrobe. whether in black, navy or red, the breton adds that touch of nonchalant-effortless-french-chic.
cult french label saint james are the ultimate for classic bretons, in my humble opinion. they are so authentic even actual fishermen use them. of course there are great alternatives just about everywhere and i quite like the ones by bassike.
my husband is heading to new york today (without me! wah! but to be fair, i am going to greece without him in august...).
looking at the above photos, i am reminded of how much i love this city - so vibrant, eclectic, overflowing and never stops for anyone. i am also reminded of the promise i made to myself 7 years ago. now that we are on the other side of the world i can well and truly say that it has been worth the risks, the tears, the overwhelming joy and the heart-thumping anxiety to know that we are living our lives to the fullest and in faith of a good and loving God.
these 3 jeans will take you anywhere. of course it depends on your figure as to what style of jeans you go for, but you really shouldn't need more than the above.
i would say i wear my black skinnies the most, mainly because i wear a lot of black, but also because they are slimming and go with everything. my current favourites are the petrel brodie by allsaints (note: the metallic/coated jeans are particularly slimming due to the way they catch the light).
blue jeans are forever. nothing further.
the boyfriend might be a trend, but it has been around for a while now. who cares if they are man-repelling. they are the most comfortable and chic thing you will ever wear. my favourites are my ksubis which have only become softer with age (4 years old!). i bought my ksubis 2 sizes larger, but most boyfriend jeans these days cater for the style so you can usually stick to your normal size.
every girl needs it. every girl talks about it. every girl is on the search for it.
the perfect tee.
and once you find it, you need to get it inblack, white and grey. or a few blacks and whites if you please.
tee is the item in my wardrobe that i will reach for the most. it goes
with every pair of jeans/shorts/skirt that i own, and always looks good.
dress it up with a leather skirt, pinstripe trousers or a blazer. it
really is the number one must have wardrobe essential.
just spent an amazing 9 days in turkey. it was incredible! turkey far
exceeded my expectations. for some reason i thought it might be
like malaysia or thailand, but it was so completely different. turkey is
really multicultural and has so many different influences - roman,
greek, arab, christian, muslim. it has a fascinating history and an
incredible landscape to boot. here are some of my musings on
people rival the japanese in hospitality. they are
so friendly and helpful and very polite. we felt so welcomed in turkey
by the wonderful people. even the tourist peddlers on the street would
politely ask you if you were interested in a boat ride and then wish you
a pleasant day when turned down.
is so clean! the streets are swept and there is almost no litter. the
turkish people seem proud of their country and definitely look after it.
like australia, but with better water sources. the climate is hot and
dry, but the land is very fertile and there are crops everywhere. they
grow everything from olives to pomegranates to pistachio nuts.
didn't get sick at all. the cuisine is excellent and vegetarian-friendly. however, it is quite difficult to find anything but
turkish cuisine, so you definitely have to be a fan. by the end of our 9
days we were getting a bit sick of lamb, roast vegetables and rice.
also, i'm pretty sure all their rice is cooked in butter, which is extremely tasty and fragrant.
desserts are great, but can be a bit sweet. they also make a great ice
cream. and coming from someone who despises turkish delight, we ended up
purchasing 2 boxes of the stuff. i've never tasted turkish delight as
good as the real stuff from turkey. they have incredible flavours such
as pomegranate, pistachio and cocoa.
5. the sites
there is so much to see and do in turkey! from the ancient city of ephesus to the snow-like slopes of pamukkale to the rock formations of cappadocia to the grand blue mosque in istanbul. the sites and all are in great condition, as compared to somewhere like rome. and turkey is so photogenic (if my crappy photography skills are anything to go by)!
i can't recommend turkey enough. definitely a great destination for couples and families and quite affordable. it was one of the best holidays i have had; so exciting and different.
here's a peek and our day in pamukkale. we drove 3 hours from izmir - a very pleasant drive - and it was worth it.
it's doesn't really look the same as the pictures you see on the internet as most of the pools are dry due to conservation efforts, but it was still an incredible sight to see. the white is created from the sedimentary deposits from the hot springs, so it forms what looks like snow or cotton but is actually rock hard. there is an ancient city on top of the hill that dates back to 2nd century BC, so people have been bathing in the pools for thousands of years! and, surprisingly, the water is actually quite warm!