monday blues

I was sitting here at work and suddenly remembered this blog that I never update anymore.. thought I'd take some time out of my day to check in! What's been going on in life since May (the last time I posted), well not much to be honest. Been doing minimal travelling (boo.. ) and been pretty crazed at work. I've been to NYC and SF in the past few months since I last posted but seeing as they're cities I frequent in I didn't think much of either trip and didn't take too many photos. 

I've recently decided to take a new approach to my wardrobe, and it's been a tough one to transition into. I found I was buying too much/shopping too much at lower quality stores. It was easy to do because I'd find trendy tops and skirts at fast fashion stores like H&M, Zara etc. and I'd spend a good $200 dollars on a haul and feel great for a hot second as I thought my wardrobe was refreshed. A few months in I'd realize my mistake and either be over the once trendy item or it's lack of quality would give out on me and I'd have to replace it. So yeah, I've been trying to hold out for good quality items, and investing in all the basics from higher end, quality retailers. This isn't a revolutionary post, as I'm sure everyone does this - just my personal thoughts as I finally made the switch over. It's been a little sad because I feel like my wardrobe hasn't had a good refresh in a while, but slow and steady! 

That's all for now - sorry about this drab photo-less post. I'll update again soon, I swear it!

cappadocia

The highlight of our time in Turkey - Cappadocia. We once again travelled here by bus.. transportation in Turkey isn't the most sophisticated so there weren't trains for us to take. We had to hop on a little bus (similar to a Grey Hound bus.. but crappier), and sit for some 8 - 10 hours overnight before we arrived in Cappadocia from Pamukkale area. 

I feel like I've been saying this a lot about out trip, but it was legit worth it. The minimal time I spent on the hot air balloons (see below photos) was worth it. Truthfully, the balloon ride was like an hour long. It wasn't long at all. And it's pretty much all we did in Cappadocia.. besides eat and sleep. Worth it. 

Mango Men's Sweater (Similar), Aritzia Blanket Scarf (Similar)

pamukkale

In respect to the fact that this is really to be a fashion and travel blog, I'm trying to include more about what I did when I visited places, and not just info about what I wore. This post is a perfect example of a true travel post, and less fashion-y post. Also you can see how horribly sweaty and functional my outfit is .. a true testament to how anti-fashion I was this day.

So this post is about the amazingly beautiful city of Pamukkale, Turkey. We traveled here by bus. A crazy long uncomfortable bus. It's a tiny little city? village? town? that's pretty much catered towards this amazing travertine formation. We had to take our shoes off to hike up in the 35+ degree weather, and I probably complained like a baby but it was super worth it. The feeling of the cool water running through your toes as you hike up the slippery rocks was crazy surreal.

Pamukkale was one of the reasons we chose to visit Turkey at all, and I highly recommend it for anyone visiting Turkey. 

Zara Tee (Similar), Mango Shorts, H&M Bag