Only just realised as I typed that this is a full ASOS look but hey who doesn't love that site for all your holiday needs, especially with free next day delivery! Rather contradictingly, I actually got this dress a while ago now, I spotted it in the sale and it's been patiently sitting in my wardrobe, waiting for the sun to shine warm enough for it's first outing. Didn't look like it was going to happen in the UK anytime soon so I packed it for my holiday. I was prepared for sweltering heat in Budapest but the first day we were there was actually quite pleasant, dare I say I even felt a slight chill in this dress? Anyway I think this is an all round perfect summer dress, lightweight and super flattering with bohemian, Free People-ish vibes. I got a tonne of questions when I snapchatted this outfit on the day so I'm hoping ASOS still have it in stock. One thing though, does anyone else find that they accidentally dip their flared sleeves in an assortment of food and drink throughout the day or is it just because I'm clumsy/always eating? Enlighten me.
As you might already know if you follow me on any of my social media, I recently returned from a two week long vacation. Our first destination was Budapest, Hungary. I feel like the city has been such a popular holiday destination amongst bloggers recently, which I find quite coincidental and funny because my family and I have had the trip planned for a while now. My dad has always harboured a keen interest in architecture of all sorts so as none of us had ever visited Hungary before, beautiful Budapest with it's art noveau style buildings was a no-brainer as our first destination of choice.
I'm incapable of putting into words just how amazing this trip was for me so I think I'm just going to let these photos do the talking. I'm adamant that it was the best holiday I've ever been on though my mum jokes that this opinion is invalid because I hardly ever go on vacations and therefore don't have much to compare it to, haha. Hopefully you can see from these photos that I took, just how stunning the city is. One thing I learned was that Budapest is actually split into two sides by the Danube River, the western, older side is Buda, whilst the eastern, newer side is called Pest. Pretty cool huh? We basically chose to walk everywhere and each turn just revealed even more that took my breath away. Whilst we stayed in central Budapest, we also did a little road trip exploration around the countryside and visited villages such as Tihany and Etyek. On top of soaking in all the beautiful scenery, we got to sample some delicious cuisine: I tried goulash for the first time (definitely got a big thumbs up) and also visited Gelarto Rosa, which is famed to be the best icecream place in Budapest and boasted flavours such as white chocolate lavender and chai ginger tea. And of course as you might have seen, I met some amazing people (David Dawson, Margot Robbie, Max Irons, Jourdan Dunn, Simon Pegg... Brits in Budapest much?) so it just all added up to be the most unforgettable trip ever! The weather was lovely the entire week we were there too so I'm looking forward to showing you the outfits I wore in posts following this.
Have you ever been to Budapest before? x
All photos were taken by me, please do not pinch them without crediting back to this blog.
Confession time: this isn't even my dress. It's my friend's and I was so surprised when she told me it was from Primark, I immediately asked her if I could borrow it to shoot. It's such a beautiful piece though it already completely had me at it's intricate lace design and bell sleeve detail, I feel as if it's something I'd expect to find in Zara. The shade is more of an off-white too so it doesn't look bridal in real life and is just perfect for summer. Primark have been absolutely killing it lately, I was already thoroughly floored when I saw a sneak peek of their SS16 collection and now that it's starting to hit stores, I literally want everything they come out with.