01 July 2015

Summer Patterns and Amsterdam-ing

 stripes + gingham

Top: J.Crew striped boatneck (sim short-sleeve, for a steal)
Skirt: Boden lily (worn here - sim darker, in red)
Shoes: Sam Edelman angela (worn here - sim, flats)
Necklace: Anthropologie ampay (worn here - sim, in mint)
Hat: Mossimo by Target panama (sim smaller, wider brim)

I've been meaning to put up some of my Amsterdam trip pics but this "life" thing kept getting in the way of blog time. I seriously could not take enough pics of the cute little homes around the city center area. And though I was working most of my time, I really took advantage of it being daylight until well past 10pm over there this time of year - there was a whole lot of strolling about and eating frites going on. Here's a few pics from my trip:

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I adored all the cute random shops around the main shopping area on Leidestraat.
And the cheeeeeese shops abounded with their delicious offerings (and free samples ...)

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If you want to get all your standard "I visited Amsterdam" souvenir needs fulfilled,
the Flower Market along Singel would fit the bill.

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It was always pretty much fry (or flower) time in Amsterdam. Vlaams Friethuis Vleminckx,
a little hole-in-the-wall, had the best ones in my opinion (with curry sauce, mmm) ...
and enjoyed a spot of wine on my way from Amsterdam to Paris via Thalys train.

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Amsterdam is such a great walking city and city center is pretty easy to find your way around in
(though getting lost is half the fun). Just be aware of bikers and trams when crossing the streets!


  1. So pretty! I spent a 6 hour lay over in Amsterdam, walking all over for those short hours. Unfortunately, it was between 5-10am on a Sunday, so everything was closed except for the "smoking" cafes and the only people out were in intoxicated. Regardless, the beauty of the city was undeniable.

    1. I saw quite a few "affected" people walking out of coffee shops at pretty much all hours of the day. At least they all looked pretty happy with themselves, haha.

  2. I love this outfit, I recently bought a similar skirt in red and will need to pair with a stripe tee. I went to Amsterdam many many years ago and it is such a pretty city with so much to see. Thanks for sharing your pics!


    Hope to see you Thursday for TBT Fashion linkup.

    1. I adore your red gingham skirt, what a fun silhouette on you!

  3. Everything there looks so pretty! Oh, and I love that skirt, such a great color!

  4. Love the bright colors.



  5. Lovely pictures from Amsterdam! I've always wanted to travel there! Love your outfit for today too. The colors work together perfectly!


    1. I think you'd like it there, some of the neighborhoods as as colorful as your outfits ;o).

  6. Love your pictures of Amsterdam! It's been a long time since I was last there, so this was a nice trip down memory lane :)

  7. I was thinking of heading there later this year. I think you swayed me with the frites. Love the skirt and the hat. I wish I could find a hat to find my massive head and all my hair :)

    1. This Target hat is pretty big ... I have a pretty massive head myself and it fits kind of large for even me. ;o) And you should def go to Amsterdam!

  8. These colours and prints look marvellous together.
    Glad you were able to enjoy a little bit of Amsterdam!

  9. I loved Amsterdam but was quite disappointed that the Marathon barely took in any of this version of Amsterdam! It's probably not feasible during the race but luckily we did all the touristy walking the day before!

    1. Oh that would have been beautiful to have been able to run through the older city centre area of Amsterdam!

  10. What fun pictures! I want to visit Amsterdam now. Super cute summer outfit as well.
    I hope to see you tomorrow for Flashback Fashion Fridays link up!
    Jeans and a Teacup

  11. Wow, jealousy is me right now. I love the cute houses ans the canals and those frites look delicious!!

  12. Looks like you had such a good time in Amsterdam! The pictures look great! And that skirt is so fun, I might need that in my closet.

    Roxi - goldenpolkadots.blogspot.com


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