Adventures / Fashion

AMSTERDAM, 1 MARCH 2020

Katie stands by an Amsterdam Canal in de Pijps. She wears a black beret, billow midi navy dress, cardigan in navy and black knit, black tights and black DMs. She accessorised with a few long necklaces.

Our second day in Amsterdam was a blustery one, as you can tell from this photo! It was also very cold, so I didn’t want to hang about for too long trying to get the “perfect” picture. After about 3 minutes I called it a day and bundled back up to head to the Huis Marseille where we saw two incredible exhibitions: floraCHROMES and Outside Fashion.

After the exhibit we headed for Coffee and Coconuts for lunch because so many of you recommended it, and they serve all day breakfast. Aka: my favourite kind of food!

This outfit is inspired by my love of clashing girly and “tough” aesthetics, as well as something Jo Marsh might have worn if she was real and hanging out with me in Amsterdam.

Katie stands by an Amsterdam Canal in de Pijps. She wears a black beret, billow midi navy dress, cardigan in navy and black knit, black tights and black DMs. She accessorised with a few long necklaces.

Image description: Katie stands by an Amsterdam Canal in de Pijps. She wears a black beret, billow midi navy dress, cardigan in navy and black knit, black tights and black DMs. She accessorised with a few long necklaces.

Dress: Justine Tabak 2019
Cardigan: vintage via ebay 2019
Shoes: Dr Martens 2010
Necklaces: Missoma 2017, 2018
Earrings: Missoma 2017, 2018

DISCLAIMER At the end of February my husband and I set off on a two week holiday taking trains through Europe, where I managed to go two weeks with only a carry on for the ultimate #IWoreItAgain personal challenge. Travel & accomodation were booked before the reports of COVID-19 were in the UK mainstream news, and when we left London the UK had issued no travel guidance to avoid any of the locations we planned to visit: Amsterdam, Berlin, Prague, Vienna, Venice, Turin and Paris. While we were on the road, exactly halfway through the two weeks, the situaion with COVID-19 started to change quickly when Italy brought in the quarantines in the north, and we needed to urgently re-plan the second half of our journey from our mobiles. As the situation unfolded in Europe we kept on top of the news and developments, and did our best to support local businesses and enjoy where we were while following all official guidance from both the UK and the countries we were traveling in, minimising extended contact with strangers (such as eating meals at “odd” hours to avoid peak restaurant hours, only visiting museums that were quiet / not so busy that we couldn’t regularly maintain 2 meters distance from others, walking instead of using public transport, skipping activities that’d put us/others at risk, etc.), washing our hands more often, and practicing good hygiene for catching the odd sneeze or cough. In fact, we were boarding our Eurostar home from Paris when the lockdowns there were announced. I’ve never been so happy to come home from a holiday. Over the next 15 outfit posts I’ll share my holiday diary with you, including many of the outfit combinations I made from that carry on – because not all outfits were photographed(!!). Please remember that at every step we followed all official guidance that was available at that point in time, and as the days went by the guidance began changing multiple times each day.

Much love, Katie xo

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