Thursday, July 24, 2014

View From The Top

Romper and Sunglasses: Forever 21

The weather this past week in Amsterdam has been absolutely perfect, so a private tapas dinner on the rooftop of the MEMO Museum was the most picturesque place to overlook the city and enjoy a great meal...not to mention the open bar. I decided to keep things summery and casual by opting for a bright floral printed romper. I love the color and how comfortable it is, as well as the one sided ruffled shoulder which added a touch of flirtyness. It felt nice socializing with other students from all over the world studying abroad. I'm nearing the end of my studies, with just about two weeks left in Amsterdam and am trying to enjoy every moment of it. I can't imagine what it will be like to leave a view like this...

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Vagabond in the Heart of Amsterdam

Jumpsuit and Necklace: Forever 21  Hat: Free People   Sandals: Nordstrom

Sunglasses: Forever 21

I'm finally in Amsterdam! I've been here for a little more than a week and am already in love. Amsterdam is nothing less than picturesque, with its myriad of canals and old rustic buildings, I can't help but remain in an irrevocable state of awe and admiration. One of my favorite things to do is pulling back the high curtains in my apartment in anticipation of the gorgeous courtyard that awaits me, a reminder of how far from home I am. On this particular day, I decided to take a casual stroll in one of my favorite neighborhoods Jodenbuurt with my friend to  enjoy the pleasant warm up and sunny skies. Opting for my printed jumpsuit from Forever 21 and favorite wide brim hat from Free People seemed to be the perfect look for my relaxed day. I absolutely love the print of the jumpsuit as well as the cut out in the back which adds a touch of sexiness. So comfortable, it perfectly accentuates my boho rocker style. A fringe silver draped  necklace and bright red lips made the ideal accessories to complete my look. Before leaving the country I told my parents at the airport how you go through different stages in your life, some that naturally and quietly take place and others you can actually feel and grasp the profundity of. This is one of those moments. I'm so proud of the woman I'm becoming...the woman that I am, and to see Amsterdam nurturing that metamorphosis is the most beautiful picture of them all.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Introducing Etana...

Top: Zara  Skirt: Mango 

Sunglasses: Forever 21 

Jacket: Mango  

I had the pleasure of photographing my friend Etana during our studies in Amsterdam. There was something quite relaxing and exciting about being behind the lens rather than in front of it. After dealing with non stop rain and wind chills, it felt nice to finally step out into the warm sun, to which Etana and I took advantage of, and Etana's multi textured biker jacket from Mango was the perfect statement piece. I absolutely love the leather sleeves, adding a touch of edge-a perfect juxtaposition to the rest of the jacket's sophisticated outline. A simple fitted skirt (also from Mango) and open back turquoise top from Zara added the right pop of color, making her look fun rather than so serious. Comfort is definitely key while walking the streets of Europe, which is why these multi-colored strap sandals were the perfect shoe that were not only practical but stylish as well. Behind every picture is a story, I'd say these one make for quite a beautiful one.