Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Snapshots: Turkey Edition

Hotel in a Cave, Cappadocia | Dress: H&M  (similar style from ASOS)
Sunglasses: Karen Walker

The Blue Mosque, Istanbul

Corinthian column from Hagia Sophia, Istanbul | Tank: J.Crew |
Jeans: J Brand | Scarf: H&M | Shoes: Nine West (old, similar here)
Sunglasses: Karen Walker | Bracelets: J.Crew, Tiffany, ALDO

Awaiting the Orient Express, Istanbul

Bikini: Penti (similar here)

Sunset over the Aegean Sea, Kusadasi

Shopping for spices in Cappadocia | Dress: Aeropostale (old)
Sunglasses: Karen Walker | Bracelets: J.Crew, Tiffany

Iznik Tiles, Topkapi Palace, Istanbul

Turquoise and gold earrings


Ruins at Ephesus | Romper: H&M (similar style here, love this one too)
Sunglasses: Karen Walker | Bag: Longchamp

It's not Sunday, but I just wanted to share with you some snapshots from my recent trip to Turkey via my Instagram feed. It was such a beautiful, interesting place steeped in thousands of years of human history, and I loved learning more about this fascinating part of the world. My family and I did a whirlwind tour through Istanbul, Izmir, Kusadasi, and the Cappadocia region, mixing sightseeing, shopping, and eating lots of delicious Mediterranean/Middle Eastern food.

An extra element of adventure was thrown into the mix when our bags decided to follow an itinerary completely separate from ours. Thank goodness I packed a change of clothes in my carry-on! After a little shopping in Istanbul, we picked up some necessities and traveled light for the remainder of the trip. Although it was frustrating not to have the outfits I carefully selected and packed, I did learn that packing light has a lot of advantages. After being forced to travel only with the necessities, I feel prepared to do it again (on purpose this time!).

Have a wonderful week, readers!

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  1. ella has that same last outfit! either that means you dress like 2 year old or that she has impeccable style for a 2 year old ...

  2. Beautiful! I've been enjoying them on Instagram :)

  3. Wow Turkey looks beautiful :) Looks like a fun time!

  4. Amazing holiday pictures!! Glad you had a great time there!

  5. Love that striped dress! H&M rarely fails me. :)

  6. Wow such beautiful views! Love those earrings, they'd make a good DIY too. Have a wonderful Independence Day :)

  7. What gorgeous photos, Tam! I was in Turkey....Ephesus and Kusadasi in 2010, but only briefly. I would love to tour the area again and stay longer.


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