Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Roses are Red and My Dress is Blue


Dress: Forever21 | Sunglasses: Kate Spade (old) similar here and here | Handbag: Rebecca Minkoff | Shoes: Calvin Klein similar here and here I also like these

Hey guys,

I love this dress because of the vibrant colors and I pretty much love anything floral! Also, roses are one of my favorite flowers. Normally I don't like to wear bell sleeves but these bell sleeves are so subtle so that you can't really tell you are wearing bell sleeves. I also like the lace detailing at the neckline and on the sleeve. I love wearing simple dresses that you can just thrown on and look totally put together without even thinking about what you are going to wear for the day.

So today is the day we leave for London and Paris. I am so excited! I have been waiting for this trip for more than a decade and I can't believe that we are finally going. Since I am going on vacation, I decided not to bring my laptop with me and so I will have pre-scheduled posts that will be going up throughout my trip. I might not have one for every single day but there will definitely be enough going up while I am going. Some of them will feature outfits that I have recently purchased and that I have put together and others will be travel related. When I get back from my trip I will be posting my entire trip and I can't wait to share my experiences and tips with you guys!


P.S. How much do you love the title of this post?! Haha

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XO, Steph


Monday, May 30, 2016

Spring Break 2016 Ireland Day 4

Hey guys, 

So on day 4 of our Ireland trip we headed to the Blarney Castle in Blarney, Co. Cork, Ireland. The castle was very pretty to look at on the outside but honestly it was not that pretty on the inside. I also had a lot of issues getting up the stairs because they are very narrow and I am really afraid of heights so I was very scared of going up them and possibly falling down them backwards. So most of the time my mom or sister would go in front of me and then one of them would behind me just incase! This castle is known for having this stone that you kiss once you get to the very top and if you kiss the stone (which my sister did) you will receive the gift of eloquence. My mom and I did not want to kiss the stone full of germs haha!

The castle on the inside was more like ruins because it is so old and it had basically fallen apart over the years. The floor was very uneven and hard to walk on. I don’t think I could ever imagine living in a place like that considering how far we have come. The castle grounds were very pretty as well. However, there was some construction going on at the front so we didn’t really get to see what the front entrance would normally look like. I believe they had us use a side entrance. Also, while we were there, there were a couple of different school field trips going on so there were a lot of rowdy kids running around. Other than that, I definitely recommend taking a visit to see the castle if you happen to be visiting that part of Ireland. It is a very popular tourist attraction and nothing like we have in America.
Stephanie Kamp Blogger Spring Break Ireland Day 4

Stephanie Kamp Blogger Spring Break Ireland Day 4

Stephanie Kamp Blogger Spring Break Ireland Day 4

Stephanie Kamp Blogger Spring Break Ireland Day 4

Stephanie Kamp Blogger Spring Break Ireland Day 4

Stephanie Kamp Blogger Spring Break Ireland Day 4

After we left the Blarney Castle we went to Cork, Ireland and walked around the city. When we arrived to the city we looked for a place to eat lunch and I believe we found a place either online or in a travel book. The place we ate at was the Crawford Gallery Café inside the Crawford Art Gallery. However, it is not a place that I would recommend. The menu only had like 6 different options, which was not good for me since I’m such a picky eater. I ended up getting a steak, which wasn’t too bad, but I am really not the biggest fan of steak. The only steak I really eat is my mom’s and that’s because she puts seasoned salt on it or different types of steak seasonings. We also tried a new soda while eating there. We asked for Coke and the waitress brought us this “Curiosity Cola” and it was really gross. I definitely don’t recommend drinking it or asking for it. It tasted nothing like Coke and I basically had to force myself to drink it because I was pretty thirsty.
Stephanie Kamp Blogger Spring Break Ireland Day 4

Also, while we were in Cork, we found a TK Maxx, which I was so excited about because I love shopping at TJ Maxx and TK Maxx is the European version of TJ Maxx. While my sister and I were in TK Maxx, our parents were looking for a bank because they needed to get more Euros for the rest of the trip. We only ended up buying a bottle of lotion at TK Maxx because we all forgot lotion and our skin was very dry from flying and because it was pretty cold in Ireland compared to sunny Florida.
Stephanie Kamp Blogger Spring Break Ireland Day 4

Stephanie Kamp Blogger Spring Break Ireland Day 4

Stephanie Kamp Blogger Spring Break Ireland Day 4

Stephanie Kamp Blogger Spring Break Ireland Day 4

Stephanie Kamp Blogger Spring Break Ireland Day 4

Stephanie Kamp Blogger Spring Break Ireland Day 4

Stephanie Kamp Blogger Spring Break Ireland Day 4
After we left Cork, we checked out the Charles Fort in Kinsale, Ireland. The fort was pretty fun to walk around and it had amazing views. If you are into that type of touristy things then I definitely recommend going. If you aren’t then I still recommend going because the view was beautiful. The fort itself was pretty too just because of all the grass that was everywhere.
Stephanie Kamp Blogger Spring Break Ireland Day 4
For dinner, we ate at another place in Adare Village called Pat Collins. This was a recommendation by the two security guards who stood at the gate at the front entrance of our resort. For dinner I had some Asian meal. I forget what it was called but I believe it was like a teriyaki chicken stir-fry (yes I ate around the vegetables haha). The meal was pretty tasty but it was very spicy and I don’t like spicy foods at all. After we finished with dinner we went to the local grocery store and picked up a few more things, which will be featured in my next Ireland post.

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XO, Steph