Friday, September 12, 2014

well tiled

Shirt: Kit & Ace; Jeans: Parker Smith; Sandals: Witchery; Bag: Everlane; Hat: J.Crew; Watch: Daniel Wellington; Necklaces: Jennifer Zeuner

Y'all know me. When it comes to interiors, I'm very much of the "if it's black, white and gold, I'm all over it" train of thought. But this trip has me changing my tune, particularly in regards to hand painted tiles. For one of our first stops, shortly after the Blue Mosque, Heather and I were keen to see the Harem inside Topkapi Palace (I mean, have you ever been in a Harem? Me either!). 

As I mentioned before, I'll be sharing a much longer recap of our trip in a later post, but the tile work inside the palace is just too good not to share a little peek beforehand. Cerulean blues. Dusty rose pinks. Antique golds. The colors were just spectacular and sometimes covered entire rooms, floor to ceiling. To say I didn't want to leave and just wanted to curl up in a room to take it all in, would be a serious understatement. 

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

the wanderers

Dress: Proenza Schouler via The RealReal; Boots: Isabel Marant; Bag: Everlane; Sunglasses: Target; Watch: Daniel Wellington

Merhaba from Turkey! I have to say, this trip has been exactly what I needed. A great mix of culture, adventure and relaxation (we're heading to the beaches of Bodrum today for just that!). Luckily, we hit Turkey at a sweet spot right after summer has wrapped, but before fall has truly settled in. We've battled a few rainy days here and there, but overall, far less crowds and a lot more local flare. 

These photos are from one of our first full days running around Istanbul. While I have a lengthy travel diary in the works for each leg of our trip (likely to hit the blog after I return to the States), I wanted to share some of my outfits along the way. One of our first itinerary stops included the Blue Mosque, pictured here, which was, without a doubt, absolutely enchanting. The intricate tile work, the melody of the prayer call, the architecture! It still gives me chills to think about it.  

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