Sunday, August 11, 2013

Linlithgow Palace

One of my favorite things to do while abroad is visit castles. Visit anything old really - churches, prehistoric stonework, houses- you name it.  But of course there is something very fantastical about seeing a castle (especiallyyyy a ruin).  So Mirjam and I visited Linlithgow Palace, which is just outside Edinburgh.  I cannot recommend it enough. Amazing.  Wish I could have moved in!! It is the castle that Mary Queen of Scots was born in way back in 1542.  You can even see the queens bed chamber where she was most likely born.  There are even secret passages.  It was something out of a fairy tale!

This is the oldest working fountain in the UK. And the king used to make it flow with red wine!

The fireplace in the banquet hall!

Edinburgh Festival

Sorry I kind of just disappeared! I spent the last week in Edinburgh with one of my very best friends Mirjam who lives in Amsterdam.  We try to get together once a year, and this year we decided on Edinburgh for the festival.  We had a blast seeing a bunch of shows - sticking mainly to the free ones!  I was sad to leave her but know I will see her again before a year is up!

My girl

Edinburgh Castle - never stops making my jaw drop!

Irish Elk Skeleton - would love to see one of those bad boys in the woods!

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

101 Dalmations!

Lately I've been really into dalmation/black and white leopard prints.  I think they are going to be the next big trend.  Ever since Kate was spotted wearing a "dalmation" coat, I've been seeing the pattern pop up all over the place.  I love it! - no real puppy fur of course!!! ; )

So I invested in my own dalmation/leopard piece! A coat from Zara which is now on sale for only $69.99!!!! More than half original price. ( Ta daaa-

I think it looks even lovelier in person!

Iphone Case Roundup

Iphone Case Roundup

Iphone Case Roundup

Looking for a new iPhone case? Here are the coolest ones I have found online.  I would recommend checking out all of Kate Spade's- it was so hard to choose which ones to post! Also has some cool ones you can personalize/monogram.  And has some cool arsty ones! Happy texting : )

Kate Spade iphone case

Kate spade iphone case
$41 -

Lilly pulitzer

Forever 21 iphone case

Monday, July 29, 2013

My current summer essentials

My current summer essentials

Hello! Here are the things I am currently obsessed with.
ALDO wedge heels

Most comfy wedges ever. I wear them every time I go out and never have sore feat! I also think they look amazing!

Forever 21 bucket bag

This bag is so perfect to throw everything into (I'm not the most organized during summer!) It also makes me look a little more bad-girl-cool ; )

Evening makeup

Most natural looking bronzer ever!

Oops I know I'm a little behind on this because it was a super popular book a few years ago- but I devoured it in 2 sittings. A must read!!

Sperry Top-Sider School Spirit Authentic Original 2-Eye Boat Shoe
Sperry's! Obviously a summer essential.  I actually don't have this blue color but I have a bright green and just got some lavender ones!

Island Getaway

Patrick and I were invited to a fabulous party on a private island off Cape Cod this weekend

There was a boat load of beer! (ha ha corny I know...)

I met this awesome guy, Gunther, and we quickly became friends

He even joined us on the beach for a quick swim!

Then it was time for the main event - a Doobie Brother's concert! I wish I had more pictures of the evening to share because it was really fantastic! But after this I think I got lost in my dancing for the rest of the night!