Sorry for being MIA for the past month, but I had a wedding to plan and attend! Thankfully, it was a magical wedding, everything went so smoothly and we had a lot of fun. I am also planning to do a post featuring my wedding pictures as soon as the professional ones are out.
It feels so good to be back both in California and back at blogging! I am already getting all the fall vibes even though it is still summer in California. I have been seeing pleated midi skirts everywhere and I thought I’d hop on that band wagon too!
This pleated skirt is a great addition to the fall wardrobe. I love the fit and shape of it. It also has metallic undertones, which is another fall trend. What I like about it is that it can be worn in a few different ways. It looks casual chic with a tee and sneakers or a sweater and boots. I chose to dress it up with a simple black camisole and strappy heels.
I’m a big fan of leather jackets and I’m so lucky to live in California because all you need is leather jackets and cardigans for fall and winter! Complementing the look with a black leather jacket makes the outfit more casual and fall-ready!
As the preparations for our wedding continue, we make day trips to Izmir, which is the city we will have the wedding in, for things like meeting our organizer and making the arrangements with the hotel . That’s why I have to adjust myself to city life once in a while. Other times I spend my days wearing beach dresses or swimsuits!
I wore this combo for an afternoon in Izmir, a beautiful city on the Aegean coast of Turkey. I purchased this light olive off the shoulder top in Turkey, but I found several similar styles online (so I am linking them here). You know that I am obsessed with the olive color by now! Besides the color, I love the fact that it has long sleeves. It will be perfect for California to wear at night when it cools down.
Olive goes perfectly with white, that’s why I combined this OTS top with white denim shorts. I think everybody must have a pair of white denim shorts! They are an essential staple of your closet and go well with every color you can think of! I’m linking several styles below.
Also, I’m still in love with these suede sandals, which are finally on SALE!
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.
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!
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!
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
Yay! We made it to Thursday, friends, that is Friday eve! I am particularly excited about this weekend because we will be heading to Turkey first and then to Italy on Monday! It is a wonderful time for Capri, a beautiful idyllic island in Italy. I am packing lots of off the shoulder and one shoulder tops and summer dresses and can’t wait to shoot pictures in different cities and countries!
In the meantime, I would like to talk about this peach off the shoulder dress. Looking for a girly summer dress for summer parties or date nights? This dress is just what you might be looking for! It has the cutest ruffled sleeves, for starters! Needless to say, it is off the shoulder. I still can’t get enough of these off the shoulder tops and dresses!
I found this dress online while I was searching for a nice dress for a birthday party on a tiki boat last week. I fell in love with the color and the shape of the dress, so flattering and elegant. Also, being so breezy and summery, it was the perfect dress for a party on the boat.
Another thing I like about this dress is the material. It is so soft and flowy. The length is also perfect to move comfortably. It can also be dressed down with flat sandals, which would look so boho chic.
I styled this dress with cognac mules, which is my favorite color of all times. To add some color, I paired my look with drop earrings from Baublebar.
Hope you like my post and I would love to hear your thoughts on your favorite off the shoulder summer dresses!
All I can say about this top is AMAZING! I found it online while just browsing for other things (of course I bought the thing I wasn’t looking for!) and when it arrived, I tried it on and it has the softest fabric! And the print is to die for! I have always loved paisley print, but I never had a top with that print. Also, the print adds some vintage vibes to the top, which makes it more chic.
I really like the ruffle detail on the front and the bell sleeves, too. It definitely adds movement to the shirt as you can see in my pictures with the aid of the wind! And the best is yet to come: I just found out that it went on SALE before writing up this blog post! For the reference, I am wearing a US 4 (small) in this top and it is a little loose so I can wear it off shoulder too.
I completed the look with cut off shorts, my favorite studded belt and studded sandals which go perfectly with the edgy style I was trying to pull off. This top would be perfect with maxi skirts and distressed jeans.
Paisley top ASOS (on SALE!) Cutoff Shorts Abercrombie&Fitch (old) similar here (on SALE) Sandals Dolce Vita
Though the title of this post sounds like a short story, it actually describes the red cold shoulder dress I just got my hands on. I am not usually a red dress person, but red may have become the new black ladies!
I have a strong tendency to purchase any dress or top off the shoulder, one shoulder or anything shoulder these days. I love the fact that this dress shows both shoulders and has a nice strap detailing on the front. Plus, the ruffles add movement to the dress, which is one of the things I just can’t say no this season. What’s best about this dress is that it is linen. I always check the fabric before I purchase it and linen is one the healthy fabrics on top of my list.
The ruffle detail on the hem of the skirt complements the one on the chest very elegantly. Although the ruffle on the hem makes it look more like a casual dress, the color and the cold shoulder detail of the dress immediately deny that. It is true that this little red dress can be worn day or night, dressed up or down. I chose to style it with metallic kitten heels and a metallic bag. This look might be perfect for a date night as well as a cocktail or a summer party.
Speaking of which, I am so ready to leave for Europe next week! Can’t wait for the summer travels to start! What are your travel plans for the summer?