|Earrings, ASOS. Blouse, Zara (as seen here). Shorts, River Island (as seen here). Bag, from Camden market. Shoes, Melissa for Vivienne Westwood.|
I realise that it must seem like I travel a lot – Manchester, Brighton, and now Belgium?! – and yes, I am very lucky to have been getting around lately! But the last time I actually left the UK was in July 2010, and even if I’ve managed to have a few really nice mini breaks within the island, it’s nice to have finally had a ‘proper’ holiday again.
I got to visit the Diamond city of Antwerp just over a week ago. Essentially, it was a long weekend away that went by quickly – so hopefully I will get the chance to go back again and explore it in depth.
Choosing my outfits for this trip was a bit of a challenge (my aim was to avoid the tourist look as much as possible) but I relied mainly on my current favourite pair of shorts. And when in doubt, go for leopard, I say…
It’s probably quite clear from the above picture that I’m thrilled about my new earrings. I spotted them on ASOS and couldn’t resist because I’ve wanted a pair exactly like these ever since Moschino brought out that style in their Spring/Summer ’10 collection – which had an amazing ad campaign starring Isabeli Fontana…
|Moschino Spring/Summer ’10 ad campaign.|
|Image from Dolce&Gabbana’s Spring/Summer ’11 runway show.|
Dolce&Gabbana served as a reminder of these earrings that I fell in love with instantly, since they used a super similar pair for their current Spring/Summer collection. I know I’ve shown a bit of a schizophrenic attitude towards high street copying high end – I’ve bitched about it here but then completely contradicted myself here. It’s OK though, I’m finally taking sides – I have pretty much decided that I am happy to just look for my high street replicas. But still, I can’t help but wonder, how did Christopher Bailey feel when the high-street was inundated with aviator jackets? And what does Miuccia Prada think about all those stripey pieces that are currently seen everywhere? Guess being a super famous, super popular designer does have its drawbacks after all…
But back to my Moschino/Dolce&Gabbana-esque earrings, they’re a dream come true. Plus, they’re actually quite comfortable and not as heavy as they look. But these earrings are anything but humble, and I think they deserve a hot haircut to match. At least I’ve got leopard print, which is always a good start for that extra oomph factor.
Great shots and amazing blouse!!!
You don't look like a tourist at all and love the outfit!
Love the leopard!
i looooooove your outfit. its soooooo pretty and you look gorgeous 🙂
i want to visit belgium. it looks very pretty
Cute outfit! Love leopard 🙂
I love your shirt, so cute! x
I Love Moschino!
beautiful earrings and adorable blouse!!!:) pretty style and blog,i have just discovered it,and started to follow u on google and bloglovin…:)
your outfit is awesome! i love your matching techniques…. <3
love the pictures!
love it all!
Great pics and love the earrings 🙂 very cute!
Lovely blog this is as well, glad I found it 🙂 x
Christine @ Fash-n-Chips.com
I L-O-V-E your outfit! ♥ It look so great on you 😀
We are definitely following you! ♥
with lots of love,
Daw & Brenda