Photo an Hour // Road Trip 18.07.2015

Monday, July 27, 2015

07:00 / After my mothers cousing called her and invited us for breakfast at their summer house we decided it would be a good idea since it was a holiday. We were on the road pretty early because it would take us 2,5 hours.
08:00 / Got stuck in traffic which delayed our trip about 40 minutes.
09:00 / Leaving the city and starting to see a bit of land instead of building upon buildings.
10:00 / More wonderful scenery.
12:00 / We had breakfast (which I forgot to photography at around 11) and I decided to take a photo from the balcony.
13:00 / We drank turkish coffee and ate some chocolate.
14:00 / I went by the beach and sat down under a tree and just chilled.
15:00 / The weather got unbearably hot so I went back into the house to lie down a bit.
16:30 / I went by the beach again because no one else came up to the house and I got a bit bored. I drank some juice which kept me fresh.
18:00 / After I went to the beach everyone decided to head back so when we did come back I decided to hang out on my phone and edit some photos.
19:00 / We ate some dinner before we went on the road to go back home.
20:30 / Stopped by a pond and the sun was setting so we took a few photos before it was all gone. Really loved the atmosphere here, nothing but nature.
21:00 / After only going on the open road for another 30 minutes we hit major traffic. It took us 7 hours to get back home which is insane considering that the road usually only takes 2,5 hours as I have said before. They closed up roads on 3 locations which was the cause of this mess.
After coming home from that traffic I just took a shower and slept. It was a really fun day but I seriously thought I was losing my mind in that ridiculous traffic. I have lived in Istanbul a long time and seen all kinds of traffic but never one like this. I would probably never go down that road again. Anyways it was great taking you along with me though :) 

Have you ever been stuck in this much traffic? Let me know! 

Elif x

My Most Played LP Records

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Hello again everybody! Last year my dad brought home a bunch of records that one of his friends gave him. His friend had asked him if we were able to sell some of them and he also said that I could keep the ones I liked. I decided to put some to the side that I wanted to keep and tried selling a bunch of the other ones. I managed to sell a few of them before I got busy then I couldn't sell anymore. He didn't want the records back so it became my collection. Also one of my sisters friends gave me a bunch of records as well. And I became a small collector. 

Out of all the records, I have a few favorites. I've got Pink Floyd, The Beatles, The Sound of the Wild West, Pretty in Pink, Elvis and The National. I bought Pretty in Pink and The National myself a few months ago from a flea market. The National vinyl was worth every penny because it's my favorite band and I love every single one of their songs. I have never watched the movie Pretty in Pink but the album had one song from The Smiths and a couple other classics so I thought why not. And if you didn't know I really love Western movies not just because of their story but for their incredible music so it definitely isn't a suprise that The Sound of the Wild West would be a favorite of mine. And Elvis, Pink Floyd and The Beatles are pretty iconic. How can I not listen to them? :)

Do you have a record collection? If so what do you listen to the most? And if you don't have a collection but you would want to start having one what would be your first record to own?

Elif x

What's In My Clutch?

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Hello everybody! Today I decided to shake off my uninspired state and came up with a list of blog posts that I will be doing over the next few days. Starting it off with a classic 'What's In My...' post. I have done a school bag version of this before and I'm not so proud of the photos (my editing was a bit off I think) I posted for that one but it's all good because it means that I am always improving. 

Since I don't have to use a backpack anymore I have been leaning towards using this lovely clutch I got from Hello Parry. You have already seen this in one outfit post as well so it's not that new but it's always good to talk a little bit more about it I guess. It's holographic and 100% handmade so I already love it for these two reasons but you can also fit almost everything you need into this baby. I say almost because I can't fit my damn dslr in there but that is the only problem I have with it so I can't complain. So let's talk about what I usually have in my clutch from top left to bottom right. At the top we have a Zara perfume because everyone needs something that smells good in their bag, next to that I have headphones because I am always jammin', Lime Crime Glamour 101 lipstick which is my go to lipstick, my house keys with a JT 20/20 Tour and Eiffel Tower keychain, below that I have my Lennon sunglasses, got my iPhone and another little clutch for all my cards and money. That little clutch is probably out of fashion but I got it from NYC so I will use it forever. 

What do you always have to have in your bag? Try to think of something besides your phone, money, keys etc.

P.S. I would always have lipstick.

Elif x