Warning: this post contains tourist clichés of a cringe-worthy nature – but I do my love my fluff and there are some things I feel the absolute need to share. Whilst in Belgium, my family decided to pull a 2-in-1 trip and visit neighbour country Holland for a day – specifically Keukenhof, which is apparently the world’s largest flower garden. Doesn’t flower garden have a nice ring to it? Needless to say, I went a bit crazy and wanted to photograph every flower in sight. I can now say with all certainty that my dream is to be flower photographer, if such profession exists. Strange to think that as much as I love flowers, I’m generally (see picture 10) uninterested in floral clothes.
|Dress and bag, from Camden market. Bolero, Hobbs. Shoes, Melissa for Vivienne Westwood.|
Major fashion faux-pas alert: I had no choice but to wear my pink cardigan-bolero thing with my white dress, which has a massive red flower on it. Reason for this? I was pretty chilly and my bolero was the only convenient knitted piece I’d brought along. Oh well – I guess I’m not always a stylish traveller, but more of a practical one. I really like all these pieces separately. Normally I would choose to wear the dress without tights, or at least a sheer pair – the fabric is so light and summery and I find the black tights do clash with it. The bolero is one of my current star pieces; I love the colour and I feel I can throw it over (almost) anything. And, wearing this dress to the flower garden was unintentional, I swear.
Two very pretty details from some installations in a closed part of the park…
I know, cliché galore, but you have to admit they are cute and irresistibly pink – if I were a fridge magnet kind of girl, they would have come home with me (instead they are at my parent’s place, so it’s not all bad).
OK, so how adorable are these shoe carvings? My favourite pair were the orange ‘Pumps’, of course.
Being surrounded by so much nature, it felt good indulging in strawberries.
Back in Belgium, I think this might have been the best chocolate waffle I ever had…
To finish off, I just had to include these little bunnies, which can be found chilling in a park in Antwerp. Who needs Easter as an excuse to share pictures of these adorable fluffy creatures? Just to clarify, rabbits are my favourite animals, and it was about time they appeared on this blog. Happy late Easter guys, and worry no more – there won’t be any more tourist-indulging moments on the blog. At least for now.
|Pictures taken in Keukenhof and Antwerp, Belgium.|