Saturday, August 9, 2014

Mediterranean Blue

My outfit last Sunday, hanging with family for dinner again….

Posing next to the art piece my step dad made mimicking the greek houses...

Shirt, Shorts - H&M
Sneakers - Superga
Necklace - Baublebar
Bracelets - Cookie Lee

The kids (being spoiled) were bored with our beautiful beach and were begging for something different. My cousin and her husband offered to take them to the near by pier so they can have fun jumping into the deep water and it was a good exercise as they had to swim each time to the ladder to come back up…

Loved how everyone had left their flip flops on the wooden portion of the pier….

You can see how clear the water is….

Then we had three sets of visitors throughout the day. My mom's friends stopped by during lunch, then we had relatives come for afternoon tea and there were other relatives that stopped by after dinner!

 Music and art time...

Grown up tea party (something that takes place almost every afternoon here)…
The ladies on the couch on either side of my mom are her cousins and their mother my mom's aunt. 

They brought one of their grandsons to play with the kids. He lives in Belgium and speaks French and English (and some Turkish) so the kids were ecstatic to have someone to speak English to….

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Bazaar Finds

 This is what I wore on Saturday after buying this super cool graphic tunic t-shirt at the Bazaar….

T-shirt, Leggings - from Turkey
Sandals - J Crew

I wore a very similar combo this day so didn't take outfit photos but after beach that day we hosted the family and friends at our house for fish dinner….

We spent saturday morning leaving the kids to my stepdad and family and my mom and I hit the famous Bazaar.
We tried to get my cousin and my cousin's fiancé to come with us but they wouldn't then they all regretted not coming because we found some amazing stuff. Unfortunately I didn't take too many photos of the items we actually got but more general Bazaar photos:

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Garden Wedding

 Attended a wedding last Thursday night… Wore the matron of honor dress I had worn at my sister's wedding last year to this one… My hair is blonder now so it was a bit more striking and before the sunset added my mom's miu miu like nude sunglasses for a full effect!….

 Dress - BCBG
Necklace - Thread Show
Nude Sandals - Nine West

The wedding took place at this location in Izmir (the City) but we drove direct from the summer town for the wedding and back…. Left the kids with my Aunt's housekeeper for the night….
It was my cousin's fiance's brother's wedding….

With my mom and Aunt (her younger sister)….

With My step dad, mom and aunt….

My Aunt and Uncle

The ceremony podium….

In Turkey the bride and the groom walk down the isle together!

This bride's family is from another city where it is a tradition to line up after the ceremony to pin gold coins, jewelry and money on the bride and the groom! 

 With my beautiful Mom...

 My cousin and her Gorgeous fiancĂ©… I absolutely loved her fish tail dress in blush pink….

Ladies dancing….

Party Favors:
Golden apple that housed a mini lavender pouch….

Earlier that morning we were at the beach with some friends. No wind that day and gorgeous flat sea: