Category Archives for "Travel"

Jul 22

BabyBump Style

By Ildi Pop | Fashion , Inspiration , Summer Fashion , Travel

It was a long time since I’ve posted something on the blog.

The reason is that I got pregnant, so I was kinda busy with that ūüôā

I’m 5 months ¬†pregnant and we just found out that is a girl :).

I am / was more a pants kinda girl ( jeans, shorts, trousers ), but since I’m pregnant and it is summer, I tend to wear more dresses than usual.¬†

The dress worn in this outfit it’s not a maternity dress,¬†but it fits to my ‘new’ body perfectly ūüôā

Here are some snaps from my latest outfit.

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I was wearing:

H&M MidiDress / H&M Leather Jacket / Gant Sandals / Chanel Bag

Love, Ildi

May 16

How To Wear Boyfriend Jeans

By Ildi Pop | Travel

Boyfriend jeans are one of my favourite garments in my wardrobe. They are really versatile from a comfy, casual to a feminine look.

I wear them with sneakers, ballet flats, sandals, heels and ankle boots. 

Here are a few tips on how to wear your BF jeans.

Chic & Simple Look Рboyfriend jeans paired with a chic shirt / blouse always works. Adding a splash of colour with the clutch it makes the outfit very sophisticated.

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Festival Look –¬†keeping it boho-chic at summer festivals with a cute top, ankle boots and a fedora. Comfy and relaxed is a must when you’re attending a festival.

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Feminine¬†Look – when it comes to a feminine look, the first think¬†that pops in my mind is not particularly ¬†heels, but ballet flats. I’m a ballet flats ‘freak’, I just love to wear them and they go perfectly with boyfriend jeans, a beautiful blouse / shirt.

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Girls Night Out –¬†BF Jeans paired with a pair of heeled sandals, silky top and a blazer or biker jacket is a perfect combo¬†for a girls night out.

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Love, Ildi

Oct 02

Portobello Market

By Ildi Pop | Travel

People are drawn by Portobello Market  from all around the world. It is located on Portobello Road, Notting Hill district, West London.

The market is well known for its second-hand clothes and antiques, but apart from that you can also find fruit and vegetable stalls.

If you are looking to find unique pieces and great bargains, this is the perfect place to start. 

I was really pleased when I got my hands on the Alexander Wang Rockie Duffel bag at a reasonable price as it retails around $725.

Saturday is the busiest, most crowded, it takes a while till you can explore it, but it’s worth it.

A great place to start your Saturday in London ūüôā

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I was wearing:

H&M Blouse / Cos Coat / Chanel Bag / Ray-Ban Sunglasses

Love, Ildi

Jan 01

My London

By Ildi Pop | Inspiration , Travel

I remember going to London for the first time, it was 5 or 6 years ago for my birthday.

I was really excited to explore the city as I heard so many good things about it. In an instant this city became dear to my heart.

Since then, I revisited London several times, my last trip was this May.

My favorite areas to walk around are Mayfair and Soho. I enjoyed walking through Mayfair, as you can see all the beautiful architecture, lots of high-end designer stores. Soho is a much more edgier area of London, it has really good restaurants and unique boutiques.

Here is a little guide of where to eat, where to shop when you are in London, hopefully it will be helpful.

  • EAT
Bread Street Kitchen
Located in the heart of the city, this restaurant offers breakfast, lunch and dinner. The place is very huge, a mix of vintage and modern pieces. The food is excellent, I’ve tried the¬†Caesar salad, which was delicious.
BREAD STREET KITCHEN

BREAD STREET KITCHEN

 

ZIZZI

Italian restaurant which has a few locations in London, I visited the one located in Soho. The staff is friendly and the food is heavenly tasty. 

ZIZZI

ZIZZI

 

BKB

Trendy bar and restaurant located in Soho offers a mix of British, American and European food. I always visit this restaurant as the dishes are so delicious that you can’t get enough. I’ve tried the salmon, the burgers, both were¬†really tasty.

BKB

BKB

PRINCI

This stylish self-service Italian restaurant offers delicious pizza, salads, pastry and desserts. Whenever I visited the place it was all the time crowded, there were no free tables. So I took it away and enjoyed it while watching my favorite show.

PRINCI

PRINCI

 

SHOP 

PRETTY BALLERINAS

This cute little shop offers a wide variety of ballerinas. As I am a huge fan of ballet flats, I was pretty happy to find this shop, which has a location in my favorite district in London – Mayfair.

PRETTY BALLERINAS

PRETTY BALLERINAS

COS

COS –¬†Collection Of Style it is a part of H&M Group. The shop offers essential pieces, classic, simple cuts at an affordable price. As I am all about essentials, I was delighted to find this store and managed to purchase a few basic pieces.

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COS

 

SELFRIDGES 

Grand department store located on Oxford Street offers mostly high-end brands, but you can also find budget friendly pieces. My favorite floor is the shoes floor. Here you can find shoes from Nine West to Lanvin.

SELFRIDGES

SELFRIDGES

ALL SAINTS

One of my favorite stores in London. This British label offers punk-rock-chic women and men clothing. The windows and insides are filled with Singer sewing machines, which makes the store unique. When I was in London for the fist time I fell in love with this store and managed to purchase a great shoulder bag and wallet. The other great thing is that you can order online and the delivery is free. I ordered online for several times, my last order was for my birthday a great leather biker jacket.

 ALLSAINTS

ALLSAINTS

 

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Dec 04

New York Through My Eyes

By Ildi Pop | Inspiration , Travel

New York became one of my favorite cities. I feel lucky and blessed that I got the opportunity to visit this amazing city several times already.

The City is filled with energy, inspiration and as they say it never sleeps. 

Here I could never get bored. Even just walking in Manhattan is already a fantastic experience: watching the amazing skylines and anxiously waiting where the road will lead me, what the City will offer.

In order to help first time NYC visitors, I made a short guide packed with some of my favorite places. If you need an idea what to do, where to eat and where to shop while you are in NYC, here’s my little list.

  • EAT
¬†http://www.shakeshack.com¬†–¬†If¬†you are in mood for burgers, fries or hot dogs.
At this ‘roadside’ burger stand, you can find delicious burgers, hot dogs, shakes, fries…I’ve only tasted the burgers and fries and it was really tasty. Check out the veggie burger, it’s fun!
SHAKE SHACK

SHAKE SHACK

http://www.doscaminos.com РThey say the best Mexican restaurants are in NYC.

This cosy little place serves really tasty food from tacos, quesadillas to enchiladas and salads on a friendly price.

Staff is nice and helpful.

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DOS CAMINOS

http://tavernonjane.com РChoose from a variety of dishes starting from salads, chicken, pasta to burgers.

This cute, homy restaurant is located in the Greenwich Village neighborhood.

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TAVERN ON JANE

http://www.serafinarestaurant.com/serafina/ РInteresting place on Madison and 79th with a roof terrace. Serves Italian food and you cannot go wrong with their pizza or pasta.
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SERAFINA

 

¬†http://wholefoodsmarket.com/¬†– One of my favorite markets in the City. It’s all natural and organic¬†products, wide variety of those and they offer hot food.
Too tired to sit in a restaurant and wait for your order? Check this out:
really delicious dishes, soups, salads, main courses and all kind of beverage, plus it’s really healthy.¬†
My favorite is a bowl of mix salad, which I can enjoy while reading my favorite magazine.
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WHOLE FOODS MARKET

  • ¬†SHOP
New York offers variety of places where to shop. Starting from small boutiques to department stores.
I prefer boutiques, but from time to time I wander into department stores, too.
The boutiques offer some unique pieces, which cannot be found in the department stores, for me it’s easier to shop in boutiques as I can select easier the pieces which I like.
The 3 B’s – Bloomingdales, Barneys and Bergdorf Goodman.
Barneysit’s a luxurious place to shop, here you can find all the high-end fashion from¬†Balenciaga to 3.1 Phillip Lim.
If you cannot afford it, then it’s perfect for just walking in the store and get inspiration from the¬†renowned designers.
BARNEYS

BARNEYS

Bergdorf Goodman – Is another luxurious store, which offers high-end ¬†fashion clothes and it’s great for window shopping.
BERGDORF GOODMAN

BERGDORF GOODMAN

¬†Bloomingdales Offers not only high-end fashion, but also contemporary pieces at an affordable price. You get 10% if you are visiting. When they have sale, then it’s good to visit the store as maybe you’ll find you favorite shoe or bag on sale.¬†

BLOOMINGDALES

BLOOMINGDALES

BOUTIQUES

http://www.intermixonline.com РI must say this is my favorite boutique in NYC. There are 6 stores in the city, my favorite one is the one located on the Madison Avenue. Here you can find mostly contemporary brands. 

I like to visit these boutiques as they offer unique pieces from clothes to bags, shoes. I got the chance to purchase an Elisabeth and James silk shirt, 2 J Brand Jeans at an affordable price as they were on sale.

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INTERMIX

http://www.scoopnyc.com¬†¬†–¬†It is an iconic NYC boutiques, where you can find both men and women clothes.

SCOOP NYC

SCOOP NYC

¬†http://www.asecondchanceresale.com¬†– For me this little boutique means √ľber luxury.¬†It is a designer resale boutique which offers vintage pieces from Chanel, Balenciaga, Dior, Lanvin. Whenever I needed to ‘warm’ my soul, I visited this pretty boutique. They have 2 stores in Manhattan, one in Soho and the other one is located on the Upper East Side.

A SECOND CHANCE

A SECOND CHANCE

 

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BRYANT PARK
Sep 03

NYC – Bryant Park

By Ildi Pop | Travel

Bryant Park is one of my favorite spots in the City.

Every time when I’m in NY, Bryant Park is the first place to visit.

Ideal for meeting friends for a coffee or a meal, reading your favorite book or just resting after a long walk.

It has its own Carrousel, which gives the park’s an unique twist.

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NYC BRYANT PARK

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NYC BRYANT PARK

NYC BRYANT PARK

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Jun 26

Short trip to Dalmatia

By Ildi Pop | Fashion , Travel

We’re back from a short but amazing summer-holiday-like trip in Croatia.

What better to do at 11am in the morning, than to dress up a little, totally light and casual, and take a few camera-shots.

Using the beautiful natural lights and the astonishing background I think we did pretty well.

It takes a bit of time to learn how to shoot at high-noon and make the pictures look like this, so don’t be sad if your first attempt is not successful.

My sister is an amazing photographer, if you want to see more pictures like these below visit her site.