Thursday, August 25, 2016

Comfy/Stylish Travel Outfit





Dress (also love this one, this one, and this one)   |   Jean Jacket   |   Sneakers   |   Necklace ($18!)   |   Sunglasses (c/o) (Get 1 month free of endless eyewear via DITTO when you use code STYLISHLYINLOVE)


Thank you so much for visiting!

Stay beautiful,

Sofia

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Monday, August 22, 2016

Why Airbnb is the Only Way You Should Travel

Hi everybody!

For the past six years I have been addicted to traveling across Europe. I've picked up a lot of tips and tricks during that time. What I learned the most was to not stay at hotels (if I was staying for more than two days) during my travels! If you want to completely immerse yourself in the culture of where you are staying at, then stay in an apartment. Why? Hotels give you that touristy-feel. These hotels make you feel like you are traveling by giving you certain amenities such as, room service and maid service. To feel like you are a part of the city you must get your own food and do your own bed. Simple as that ;) What better way to explore the city by waking up early in the morning to find a local bakery housing sweet treats and good eats? My point is, you travel for experiences and renting an apartment will immerse you further into those experiences.

That's where Airbnb comes into play. Airbnb is an easy way to rent homes and apartments across the globe. Millions of people search for unique experiences through this site. Want to rent a traditional houseboat in Amsterdam? Airbnb has it. Want to rent a farmhouse in the middle of the Austrian Alps? Airbnb definitely has it. Throughout this Europe trip I was able to easily rent a houseboat and apartments.

Yes, I rented a houseboat in Amsterdam! Talk about an experience! :) In the middle of the Jordaan district, the best area to stay in Amsterdam, there was this houseboat rocking in the Amstel river. This is probably the most unique place I've stayed at. If you are interested in traveling to Amsterdam, I recommend staying in a houseboat. Here is the link to some places located in Amsterdam.

Below are photos of the houseboat I rented:









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Thursday, August 18, 2016

Exploring Amsterdam in My Fave Dress



Meet my favorite dress! <3 
This For Love + Lemons beauty went on my travels with me. I am obsessed with the design of this dress. The lace inserts are sexy. and the embroidered flowers are trendy. In fact, half of the back of this dress is lace. LOVE! And that red is just WOW!!! Everything about this dress is stunning! It's definitely an investment piece well worth purchasing.








Visited the famous I Amsterdam sign in this dress. It was definitely a stand-out against the bright white letters. 




Dress (ON SALE!)   |   Bag   |   Sunnies (c/o) (Get one month FREE of endless eyewear via DITTO by using code STYLISHLYINLOVE)   |   'The Red 04' Lipstick   |   Sandals (ON SALE for $29.94!) (also comes in tan


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Stay beautiful,

Sofia

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Monday, August 15, 2016

Stay Casual




Top (On sale for $80!)   |   Jean Jacket (On sale!)   |   Shorts   |   Converse   |   Necklace ($18!)


Thank you so much for visiting!

Stay beautiful,

Sofia

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Thursday, August 11, 2016

What to Expect in Amsterdam :: 5 Tips for Travelers





























For those of you curious about going to Amsterdam, I have made a list of useful things you should expect when visiting (and when traveling in general):


  1.  Expect to be bombarded by bikes 24/7! Amsterdam is home to the largest amount of bikers in the world. There are approximately 16,600,000 people inhabiting the Netherlands and about 16,500,000 bikes in the area. With that fact, tourists need to respect the bikers space and remain alert at all times. I'm not gonna lie, I was close to getting rammed many times during my trip. Tip: Don't jaywalk and look both ways before crossing,,, multiple times. 
  2. Get your tickets for the Anne Frank House three months prior to your trip. The Anne Frank House is a hot commodity. It is a definitely must to go see. You do not want to be waiting outside for three hours to get inside. To avoid the lines in total, get your tickets at least three months in advance!
  3. Bring a jacket! Yes, even if you go during the summer months, When I went in June to Amsterdam, I was expecting it to be pretty bearable (somewhere in the 70's). Well, I was wrong. The days were pretty chilly and sometimes windy. I would recommend to bring a jacket and an umbrella.
  4. Use Yelp to find good restaurants. Both locals and tourists use Yelp to give their honest review on restaurants in town. The last thing you want to do is get stuck in a tourist trap and have to pay a lot of money for one meal (trust me, it's happened to me before. No joke, I paid 300 euros for a fish in Italy). Ever since my crazy experience in Italy, I have used Yelp. It has not let me down! 
  5. Lastly, make sure you have an itinerary set with reservations and all. In Amsterdam, I wasn't as on my game and decided to go with the flow. Well, I lost out on many opportunities (one was getting the chance to ride bikes near the windmills. Bummer). Make sure you research ahead of time and make reservations. Oh, and please ride bikes near the windmills for me. *Sigh*


Thank you so much for reading!

Stay beautiful,

Sofia


Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Travel Style :: Morning Walks in Amsterdam



I decided to take a trip around the neighborhood early in the morning to get used to the place I was staying. After all, it was my first full day in Amsterdam and I was very energized. P.S. the photo above shows me in front of the house boat I rented. I really wanted an authentic experience. More on that, in an upcoming post. Anyways, Amsterdam is absolutely beautiful in the morning. A few locals were scattered about riding their bikes. I visited a bakery nearby where I picked up some goodies for the day. All in all, I had a great first morning walking around in this Free People top and GUESS jeans





Visited the Anne Frank House. Another post on that coming soon.



Top (On sale for $40.80!) (also comes in green)   |   Jeans (On sale for $29!)   |   Jacket   |   Espadrilles   |   Sunglasses ($9.90!)


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Stay beautiful,

Sofia

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Monday, August 8, 2016

What I Wore on the Streets of Amsterdam





Top (On sale! Under $45!)   |   Shorts (old) (similar here or here)   |   Sandals   |   Bag (Under $50!)   |   Choker


Thank you so much for visiting!

Stay beautiful,

Sofia

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