On a quest to find my Greek Chill

Skirt & Shoes - Zara
White fur collar - Vintage 
Jacket - NLY

Greetings from Greece! During the winter holidays I decided to make a return visit to Thessaloniki, the home of my fellow fashion enthusiast and my forever-partner-in-crime Grigoria. I could lie and say I went for the travel experience and to spend time with her but nah. In reality I just went for the food like a true student. See, it's good to have a Greek mom as your second mom because they feed you very well. (And it's not that my own lovely mother won't feed me its just that along the Mediterranean sea, they tend to feed you to a point where you have to start worrying about whether you should have booked two seats for your return flight instead of one.) Ok, ok, in all seriousness, delicious food or not, I had so much fun and was so grateful that Grig agreed to have me tag along. We stayed a few days in Thessaloniki, but we also visited one of her best friends from home in Xanthi, a small but beautiful student town surrounded by Mountains. They had the cutest little local cafés, which would turn into a pub by night, and great lively restaurants. Also, surprisingly (as we were visiting during the Greek exam period) the night-life was great. We ended up staying out until the next morning. Something I've learned during my travels is that everyone should learn the ways of the Greek on their level of chill. They don't care about mundane things such as exam stress. Every night should be celebrated, at least in Xanthi.

In regard to my outfit, I'm still obsessed with mustard yellow. I don't know where this is coming from but if it's mustard yellow, I'll take it. The Zara skirt I'm wearing on the post is the one I was talking about on one of my previous posts. Also, I was so glad to finally get a chance to blog my shoes, as they're my new favorite pair (I got them only for 15e in the sales). As everyone else in the fashion world these days, I love myself a good pointy toe. I can't get enough of it. At the moment I'm on a hunt for the perfect pair of ankle boots with a sharp extended pointy toe. On the other hand, I keep praying that I won't find one, as I'll have to wait for the next payday. I will seriously have to start looking for a summer job...

On that note, I wish you all a productive week. May you all know what you want and have the ambition and discipline to go and get it. And may I find the wisdom to listen to my own advice. 


Madrid pt 2

Trench + Shoes - Zara
Black tee + Belt - H&M
Pants - From a thrift shop

Madrid pt 1

Jacket - Nelly
Sweater - Bik Bok
Skirt - Bershka
Shoes - H&M

Last weekend I took a spontaneous weekend trip to Madrid. I called it 'my burn-out holiday' since I booked it a bit 'extemporé' on the previous week, right before my exams obviously (hence the term, duh). I suppose that's the beauty of living smack in the middle of Europe. You can find crazy cheap offers. 
I had never been to Madrid before so needless to say I was incredibly excited. Madrid is such a curious and extraordinary city. It has such wonders and secret little places enfolded within its numerous streets and squares, if you know where to look. The architecture changes rapidly from one neighborhood to another. One moment it would remind me of the beautiful old streets of Rome and the next moment it resembled the aristocratic Paris. Yet, when it all comes together, Madrid is unique. 
On the first night we went out and danced the whole night to reggaeton to celebrate my friend's birthday. It was so much fun because I already knew a variety of songs from my Spanish friends. The next day we did some heavy sightseeing, including Sol, Plaza de España, the royal palace, sunset from the hill of the temple de Debot, and the lit cityscape of Madrid from a beautiful rooftop bar. 
Another fun aspect of the trip was that during it many of my friends from Maastricht also happened to be visiting for one reason or another, (e.g. one friend had a day-long layover in Madrid on his way from Maastricht to Peru and chilled with us for the day, one was visiting home, etc) so it was fun to meet up with them and roam the city together. It also left me feeling a bit surreal, as it felt like just one moment ago we were all in Maastricht and then the next moment everyone ended up in Madrid. 
With regard to fashion, lately I've been obsessed with mustard hues as seen on my sweater. Loyal to my new obsession, I went and bought a skirt also that's mustard yellow. It may sound weird to some, but shh just trust me on this. I will blog it very soon. (picture ominous laugh in the distance.) Besides, is something that my style crush Olivia Palermo totally would wear.
My second tourist OOTD coming up on the second part. 
Also, who is excited for New York Fashion Week for Men? I know I am! Brands I loved so far were Michael Kors (as obsessed with fur and turtle necks), Public School, Carlos Campos, and Todd Snyder. Loved Tommy Hilfiger as well even though it was a bit colorful for the taste of someone who loves to wear black so much... oh and now mustard yellow).

Hopefully more stories of my travels and fashion escapades coming soon. 

So much love,