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July 2017

Olive Ruffle Dress

Fashion, Style
Olive Ruffle Dress

Being on vacay in one of the coastal towns in Turkey is probably one of the best things that could happen to you right now but I don’t deny the fact that it makes me miss city life! So I have prepared this post about this city look with one of my favorite dresses!

We are gradually drawing towards the end of Nordstrom Anniversary Sale and you might be already tired of seeing it everywhere! I know I am!

Let me tell you that this dress is not on sale but I think it is one of the best dupes for the Self-Portrait dress you’ve been seeing on some bloggers. The model is exactly the same and the color is olive, which is one of my favorite colors for this summer. It’s also reasonably priced for its original model and durable material.

I am in love with the ruffles on the shoulders and the elegant one shoulder! The button detail in the front also adds a casual quality to the dress. The length of the skirt is perfect for both city and vacay.

I styled it with block heels for a casual chic look but you can dress it down with flat sandals or sliders as well for a more casual look.

Thanks for reading!

Love from Turkey,

XO-

Gulin

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Photography by Osman Francesco Akyuz

Dress J.O.A | love this and this    Bag Cult Gaia (large)    Sandals Dolce Vita

 Sunglasses Prada  Necklace Arlina Jo (sunstone)   Watch Vincera Collective

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CCR’s Travel Guide to Capri

Fashion, Places, Style, Travel
Capri travel guide

I apologize for taking too long to write this post, but our wi-fi connection literally makes it impossible to publish any kind of post on my blog. I finally put together a Capri travel guide for you. It is a gorgeous island in the southwest of Italy, which can only be accessed from Naples.

Therefore, we flew to Naples first and stayed there for a night. I don’t personally recommend you to stay in Naples both because there is not much to see and it is not a very organized or clean city. What’s more taxis do not know or follow any of the rules and drive like crazy putting your life into danger. So, if you want to go to Capri, I recommend you to directly go to Capri when you land in Naples without spending any time.

The ferry ride to Capri takes approximately 45 minutes. When you step on the island, the first thing you notice is the beautiful houses on the hill. Then you take the cable car,  “funicolare” in Italian to go up to reach the center of the island. Although the views you see from the cable car continue to fascinate you, the biggest surprise awaits you at the top: a magnificent view of the island!

Our hotel was more uphill, so we had a longer way to climb up from the center of the island, but when we reached there the view of the hotel made it worth all the climbing. The cute narrow streets where there is no other vehicle other than golf carts, beautiful architecture, the bougainvilleas everywhere are just a few of the things I can use to describe this gorgeous island!

Our pretty hotel, La Reginella, was owned by a friendly couple that prepare the most lavish breakfast you could ever see in Capri! Alex, a Dutch man, baked all homemade delicious pastries for breakfast including quiches, muffins and even Tiramisu!

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These pictures are all from the hotel, which provided the perfect setting for our shoot. In fact, all of the island is so picture-perfect that every corner makes the best background.

 

One of the best and hardest things to do in Capri is to go to the beach club. Hardest because there is no vehicle and you rely on your feet to go down those steps and hills until you reach the sea level and then climb back up (unless you want to take the cable car to go down and go there by boat)! But the views you will see going down the island are one of the best! That’s why I recommend going on foot if you could handle it! You will definitely get thirsty on your way back up, so don’t forget to try the lemonade at the cutest little café on the way.

There are two famous beach clubs next to each other. Last time we were in Capri three years ago, we went to La Fontelina Beach and loved the atmosphere and the food there. Though there is an entrance fee to go in there, it is totally worth the service! they provide you towels and umbrella if you need one in return for a small fee. The seafood at the restaurant is pretty amazing! I definitely recommend you to try the seafood pasta, spaghetti di mare. And of course, my favorite drink in Italy Aperol spritz!

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The best time of the day for the Italians is the aperativo time when you can relax, watch the sunset and drink some Aperol spritz! You can see people getting together and all the cafes filling up at this time. It is my favorite drink in the whole world! I love the bitter sweet taste and the color of this drink! I’m glad we went back to Capri to enjoy it one more time even for a short period of time.

 

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I am in love with everything Capri and would love to go back there! And I strongly recommend to visit this beautiful island in Italy!

Thanks for reading!

XO –

Gulin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Picks (Early Access)

Fashion, Style
Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Picks

A long awaited moment has finally arrived and Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is right around the corner! Early access started today and I thought I would round up all my favorite fall items. Early access will last for a week, so if you have a Nordstrom card hurry up and make the most of this once in a year sale!

There are so many items on my wish list that I had a very hard time putting together this list, but it’s finally here! You can shop all the items directly on this blog post.

I am still very much in love with long cardigans, faux leather minis, over-the-knee boots, and casual cable-knit sweaters.

Happy shopping!

 

A Day Trip to the ancient city Hierapolis, Pamukkale

Fashion, Places, Style
Fuchsia Maxi Dress

Day trip to Pamukkale in my hometown was definitely one of the highlights of my summer vacay. The original name for Pamukkale, which means Cotton Castle in Turkish, is Hierapolis, one of the ancient cities established in that region.

There is also an archeological museum and amphitheater along with the ruins of the ancient city.

Pamukkale has been unofficially regarded as the 8th wonder of the world with its white travertines that look like ‘cotton.’ It’s such a beauty that it would be a crying shame if we didn’t do a photoshoot there!

And that photoshoot had to be with this fuchsia dress I recently purchased from Oysho. I was immediately drawn to its bright color! I also fell in love with the material- I think it is satin- and the model of this dress. It is maxi but has slits on both sides, which makes it more comfy.

The tassel earrings from Zara perfectly complemented the look. I think it is not available now but I am linking very similar ones below. Another Zara item that complement the look is the bow slides. I absolutely love the color of these slides that is perfect for summer! You will see a lot of my mixing colors this summer!

Hope you enjoy the pictures, we certainly did enjoy taking them!

Thanks for reading,

XoX

Gulin Cetin Signature

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Strappy Dress Oysho     Earrings ZARA (only blue version available) | here is a similar one    Sunglasses Raen

Bag Prada| similar here    Slides ZARA | similar here

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Printed Off the Shoulder Romper

Fashion, Style
off the shoulder romper

Apologies for my long absence due to our travels! Italy was amazing and I am also planning to do a travel recap on Capri very soon, so stay tuned! I am also pretty late to do this post on this beautiful romper, but this was the only time I could find time for my blog. Here it is!

Rompers are still a thing of this season and I am so glad that I have more than a few gorgeous rompers for the summer! This printed romper from Lux and Stone is one of them. I absolutely fell in love with the print and the shape of it!

I know I tend to overdo off the shoulder tops and dresses but an off the shoulder romper is a must for me! It looks both elegant and trendy, which is perfect for summer events. The ruffle detailing is also one of my favorites this season.

OK, so let’s talk about this gorgeous print! I especially love the fact that it is navy and white, perfect color combo for summer! The chevron print definitely makes the romper stand out. And I love combining statement pieces with simple accessories and vice versa!

I actually planned this look for a night out, but this romper can be dressed down with cognac or white flat sandals and with a hat.

Whether you dress it up or down, this romper makes you street chic! It is available for purchase on Lux and Stone.

Thank you for reading!

XOX

Gulin Cetin Signature

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Romper Lux and Stone    Sandals Joie    Clutch Marc Jacobs (old) | similar here

Belt Anthropologie | similar here and here  (for less)  Sunglasses Prada