Took a trip to Versailles the other day. As far as Baroque castles go, this one is by far the most grandiose and luxurious one…however, not really my thing. And don’t get me started on the hoards of tourists!
But the gardens are absolutely magnificent and worth spending the day there. You can row a boat, visit the Trianons and marvel at the splendor and vastness.
As far as fashion goes, if you are visiting in the summer do not wear a long skirt and do wear espadrilles (they are my comfy/stylish choice of the summer)!
On Sunday I visited the most famous and biggest flea market in Zagreb, called Hrelić. It is a lot of fun since it is very lively and you can buy literally anything- from books, pots, bikes to clothes and accessories. The only two things you need are change and the patience to rummage through piles of stuff. I bought this colorful skirt and a cool vintage watch that I paired up with more modern items such as the white sneakers and a denim shirt.
Last week Zagreb hosted the annual Animafest, which is a competition film festival for animated movies. I had a chance to see this amazing animated movie called Approved for Adoption by Jung who retells the story of his Korean origins and the adoption into a Belgian family, and I strongly recommend that you see it. I cried like a baby. You can watch the trailer here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QTz4nWpL5DI
That day I wore comfortable baggy pants, paired with even more comfortable wedges. The cardigan was made by my grandma! 🙂
One perk of this very “gender unspecified” fashion is that you can buy male clothes which are usually better material and lower prices. The Amancio Ortega clan (Zara, Bershka, Pull and Bear…) are definitely the stores to rummage through the male sections. The sizes of shirts and sweaters are pretty small and the clothes fit especially well if you are not built like an average girl (I’m for example quite tall).
So next time you go shopping check out what’s in store for men, for a change.
Shirt: Zara Man / Pants: Stradivarius / Bag: local shop in Egypt / Earrings: Croatian designer / Shades: Ralph Lauren / Ring: Miss Sixty