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topshop coat
primark necklace
urban outfitters socks

I'm always so paranoid about being cold whenever I travel I always over pack, then over layer. Yesterday I wore a gilet with a huge coat over the top. I wasn't too hot or too cold actually which surprised me a little as I had gone OTT on the layers. I was actually wearing a vest and a t-shirt underneath. I also wore a waffle knit jumper from Topshop which I've had for yonks and not worn out yet. It even had the tag on still when I was packing, How naughty! I think it's going straight to the top of my list of currently loved items. I've already planned a few new ways to wear it. I paired it with my leather skirt which made my outfit eerily similar to Ree's who was also wearing a grey jumper/leather bottoms/boots combo! I completed the look with a pop of colour in the hat and necklace. You'd have thought people had never seen colour before the amount of funny looks I'd got! Although they could be more aimed at Zoe's bright green hair!

We stayed in a lovely hotel called The Conservatorium which is just across from the Van Gogh Museum in the Museumplein area. The hotel itself was much fancier than the other places I've stayed in Amsterdam! Also, a lot fancier than any hotel I've ever stayed in the past. The building itself was absolutely breathtaking, and the room was another level. You can see more photos in my previous post. There was so many little attentions to detail. Although, it took me forever to work out how to turn my lights off in the evening and longer than it should have to open the curtains.

As the first day was mainly brand focused, we spent the day interviewing with product developers and the face of the brand. Before heading over to the launch party for the DKNY Be Delicious Skin fragrance. After we went off for an absolutely immaculate meal with the brand and other press. The courses we had were really interesting and diverse. Including a very unusual pumpkin cappuccino, a crab and langoustine hot dog and a strange dish involving smoked mozzarella, melon, pickled onions and mustard ice cream… yeah. The best part was the final course, Desert. It was a deconstructed apple crumble encased in a white chocolate apple and pistachio sauce. Incredible.

A group of us went on a wander around the town. We were of course being typical tourists and stepping into the bike lanes over and over again. So many bells dinging at me and the other girls! Every time I was like "oh god why have I done this again". I couldn't get my head around it. Literally everyone in Amsterdam has a bike, even though cycling is pretty popular here in London. It's on another scale over there! Kinda makes me want to get my own bike! Also, we went on a boat tour, which is a great way to get around the city and see a bit of everything. Particularly if your in a bit of a rush. It was a very relaxing and the commentary tape they had playing was absolutely hilarious. Then had another lovely meal (which i wasn't allowed to photograph!!) and finished off our whirlwind Amsterdam Tour with a wander around De Negen Straatjes.

Amsterdam is such a fascinating city, and I always have a lovely time when I've been. Hopefully next time it'll be longer than about 36 hours! I'm already thinking of another mini break for early next year. Amsterdam is much more than the UK perceived view of smut. While, yes It's part of Amsterdams culture, But it is so much more than that. It's a beautiful city, with it's very relaxed chilled out atmosphere, stunning architecture, variety of food and most importantly the people are very helpful and friendly. It's a little chaotic bit it just works so well It's a really enjoyable euro city break. I've also been here with my Mother…. Big thank you to DKNY Be Delicious for taking me and a huge shout out to the girls that came along with me (Milly, Ree, Jen & Zoe & Kay & Trudie). I'll report back on my trip over on ETC LLYMLRS when I've gathered my thoughts on what was going on!

57 comments

  1. That Topshop coat is gorgeous! Sounds like you had a great trip :)

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  2. beautiful pictures! i ove how the orange adds like a special dtail to the monochrome outfit :) x

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  3. love your this bag! and total look is amazing!! fabolous style!

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  4. i love the colour combination! and you look gorgeous with your hair up:)

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  5. This sounded amazing! You definitely suit your hair up and I love that hat!
    x
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  6. Love the outfit and all the photos! I can tell you, the bike thing is around the whole country, not just Amsterdam haha! Pretty much every person in Holland has a bike, if not more! I love to hear that you like Amsterdam so much, too bad I don't live in Amsterdam (but not that far away), cause I'd definitely like to see and talk to you! x

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  7. Your River island bag is amazing and I love the touch of neon in your outfit x

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  8. Loving the boots and the neon hat is just the cherry on top of the cake (but an orange one!). You always take such lovely pictures!

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  9. Love your jumper, skirt and gilet, looks so cosy! Amsterdam looks beautiful it's definitely on my list of places I want to go and that desert you had sounds delicious!

    Millie x
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  10. Great pics Lily, love how you styled the outfit x

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  11. You look so nice, Amsterdam looks so nice!

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  12. I love the matchy matchy bag and collar, you look gorgeous xo

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  13. Amsterdam is one of my favourite cities, I want to live there when I'm old! So so in love with your Vagabond boots, they are perfection.

    Hayley | Taxi for Jackson x

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  14. beautiful post lily! Love your hair up!

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  15. Wow, you look amazing! Omg I'm in love with your hair!

    xoxo

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  16. I love this outfit, you look awesome Lily! Seems like you had an incredible time in Amsterdam!

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  17. Amsterdam looks amazing. Hope you had an amazing time!
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  18. Absolutely love your style!
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  19. Great colors, nice post.. Thanks for sharing..
    Love xxx

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  20. fluffy as always, i like it :))

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  21. Amsterdam is so pretty. Your oufits are really cool also.

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  22. Looks like a great time! I always go over the top with layering as well. Can't help myself sometimes!

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  23. your hair looks great tied back! and I'm loving the orange lips during autumn, gotta find one so i can brighten up my days!
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    x

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  24. I love this outfit! I'd love to be able to pull off a bright beanie!

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  25. You look amazing.
    I always overpack when I'm going somewhere and I end up not wearing half of what I packed. I like having options when I'm away.

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  26. I love your quilted jumper, and Amsterdam looks gorgeous :)
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  27. Love the outfit! I've always wanted to go to Amsterdam and now I'm desperate xx

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  28. Love your coat!!
    <3

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  29. Lovely photos!

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  30. Love the red beanie! And the shot of the violins hanging is so gorgeous!
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  31. I'm in love with the fuzzy bag! Great pictures :)

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  32. Gorgeous outfit! and Amsterdam is amazing!! :)

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  33. Might be going to Amsterdam next year, and these photos have made me so excited! Love the outfit, and all the different textures, also the pop of colour with the orange beanie! Something to take inspiration from! x

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  34. Love this outfit! I have this beanie but haven't wore it just yet! Looks fab!xx

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  35. Great pictures of autumn in Amsterdam. A very different mood than in summer. And your orange beanie is amazing!

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  36. Why aren't these boots in my life? I need to get a bright beanie for the winter when I get back to the UK, love how they brighten up an all black outfit

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    xxx

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  37. What a gorgeous, fun post! :) Love your outfit.

    xo,
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  38. Sounds like you had an amazing time! I've always wanted to visit Amsterdam :) Love you outfit too! Lucky girl!

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  39. i absolutely love your outfit! it looks so shnug and warm, perfect for the colder weather! i also like how you've kept your clothes simple and plain (in terms of colour) and gone for the bright pop with the beanie (which i really need to get my hands on!). another thing i really do need, are those boots! so chunky and masculine, perfect! it looks like you had an absolutely amazing time in amsterdam and i'm so jealous! i'm going to have to put it on my list of places to visit before i die for definite! :) X

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  40. I love the layering! And gorgeous pictures, looks like you had fun at the DKNY event :)

    Laura Eliza x

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  41. Wonderful photos! Your coat is a amazing :)

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  42. Love the outfit and the pictures are so cool as well!
    That dinner looks delicious!

    Hope you had a lot of fun in Amsterdam!

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  43. You have beautiful hair colour!!!! What are you doing?:) What kind of hair dye use? Kiss:))

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  44. Really wanting a quilted top right now! You should do a tutorial for how you do your top knot x

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  45. Love this post, your hair looks so pretty up!

    xx

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  46. Love the orange beanie! too cute!!
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  47. That coat is wonderful!

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  48. Lovely outfits! I've decided I really must visit Amsterdam now and its all thanks to you! Its so damn beautiful!

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  49. I am seriously obsessed with that bag <3 Need to get one for myself.

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