Welcome to yet another one of these combined vacation posts that I like so much.
Before I begin, congratulations to Mackenzie Stent, from San Carlos, California for winning the studded envelope, made by the Code. The envelope is already on its way to its new owner! Thank you all very much for participating, there will be more giveaways soon!
Trips have the power to make you feel renewed and everything about them needs to be perfect. What you see, where you sleep and what you eat is all part of the experience and it all needs to be magical. I am all about new places and experiences and I try to visit a good number of new places every year, but I also like to revisit the places I liked the most. Besides, the more times you've been somewhere the better you can plan your next visit!
Istanbul is one of my favourite cities. It's very accessible and good for either summer or winter! This time I stayed in one of the cutest places, the House Hotel Galatasaray, a quite sanctuary right off of Istiklal Avenue, the Oxford street of Istanbul. Modern and high tech, it resembled a portered block of flats rather than a hotel, which is what every frequent visitor (who despises being treated like a tourist) strives for. If you follow me on instagram you've already seen me crack some jokes about the shower being next to the bed, instead of... well- in the bathroom, but after I wrapped my mind around it it was actually kinda cool! Unfortunately we only stayed there for a couple of nights, but I very much recommend it!
On the first day, after my usual room exploring, we headed out to Istiklal, but before that we stopped at the infamous, vivid Cezayir Sokagi, halfway between the hotel and the avenue to take some outfit photos. Hope you enjoy them!
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Maje shearling jacket
Zara baroque leggings (similar here)
Topshop bear sweater