Last week I had the absolute pleasure of celebrating my mum's birthday with her in Budapest, Hungary. We had such a lovely time, with the fantastic weather, good food and gorgeous architecture. Before I went on this trip I had heard people referring to Budapest as the Paris of the East, and I can definitely see why. It is incredibly romantic with the neo-romantic and gothic style architecture, relaxed culture and vibe. So I decided to dress the part for Parisian style in Budapest.
We stayed at the Hotel Rum which was situated in such a great location for us to get around incredibly easily on foot to almost anywhere we needed in the city. Small but perfectly formed it was a great spot for us and the rooms had a cool, minimal and industrial vibe which I loved. The photo on the right is the staircase at the hotel just as you come in once you go past the entrance and the neon sides (photo below).
We were only in Budapest for a few days so the day we arrived we made sure to wander around and check out our neighbourhood, as well as crossing the bridge on foot to see the view from both sides of the city. After our stroll and a change of outfit, we had a drink at the hotel bar before making our way to Mazel Tov. Mazel Tov was the perfect spot for a fun, buzzy birthday dinner with the delicious food, great atmosphere, edgy decor and amazing jazz band playing until the early hours...I highly recommend it if you are ever visiting Budapest and was the best meal we had in the city.
The following morning we took it easy and went for a morning coffee in true Parisian style in Budapest by having coffee at Cafe Central one of Budapest's oldest coffee shops. The weather throughout our trip was gorgeous with blue skies, sunshine and a mild 19 degrees celsius so we made the most of it and sat outside. Nothing better than sitting outside with a coffee people watching in a gorgeous city! Dreamyyyy!
The rest of the day we spent exploring the different streets, checking out Andrassy Avenue and the luxe shops as well as the parliament building and several cathedrals. We also managed to stop for lunch at the Vintage Garden where we had some vegan burgers. Again it is a place I highly recommend, and although the food was good the main draw is most definitely the decor which was incredible with elaborate leaves and pumpkins for Autumn.
My outfit was my favourite of the trip largely due to the Parisian style look with very simple pieces combined with different textures. I am a huge fan of simple combinations with little to no colour so for me, this outfit was a dream. The jumper by Joie has got me completely obsessed at the moment and I seem to be wearing it with anything and everything which is easy for the jumper that seems to go with any item in my wardrobe. I am not really looking forward to the weather getting colder and having to wear a coat to cover it up! I wore this with my trusty Zara ripped denim skirt which can also be seen here and here.
I also had to mention the Chanel 2.55 tweed handbag I wore which is on loan from my incredibly fashionable mother and is the easiest to throw over any outfit and make me look both chic and put together in true Parisian style!
I wore: Joie Jumper, Zara ripped skirt, Vintage Chanel sunglasses, Chanel 2.55 tweed bag, and vintage rings.