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Wednesday, 3 October 2018

Summer in Slovenia


Good morning, I am honestly so happy to be back on the blog after a very long time away! When I got back from my summer travels I had all of 7 days to unpack and repack for my big move to Amsterdam! I am now all settled in and am finally getting on to fill you in on what I got up to for the summer.
Once we finished up our time in France and Italy with our families we set off to Slovenia which by the way is such a beautiful country, it certainly did not disappoint! We did only allocate a couple of days before heading off to Croatia but what we did see was incredible....highly recommend you adding it to your endless list of places to visit.



Once our week was up at Lake Idro in Italy we took a Flix Bus from Brescia which was the nearest city to us all the way to Ljubljana, Slovenia. We had originally planned on getting the train and starting our InterRail pass from Italy but because the Flix Bus was so cheap we decided to save our travel days until we actually got there. By the way, if you are ever planning on traveling to various different cities or even counties check out Flix Bus, they seem to be everywhere these days and their service is excellent! I am not usually a bus lover but I have been using Flix Bus for over two years and it is so handy and very cheap :) During my Erasmus in Austria, I traveled for over 24 hours to surprise my Mam in Le Mans, France ...Mad woman I know!

Once we arrived at the bus station in Lublijana we walked straight to the main train station to get our tickets to Bled. We were actually so surprised at how cheap it was to get around in Slovenia by both train and bus. Our train tickets from Lublijna to Lesce Bled were €5 for the domestic train and the journey was about an hour give or take. 
We are both studying for at least another year so we were on a student budget but the accommodation we booked was absolutely perfect for what we paid and the staff were so helpful.


We stayed in the 1A Adventure Hostel for two nights which we booked with Booking.com and it was the perfect amount of time to relax and see everything in the area without rushing. The hostel did have an excellent reputation for organising cool day trips but we were there just to see Lake Bled and the area before heading onto our next destination. On our first day, we rented bikes from the hostel and cycled all around the area and of course Lake Bled which I highly recommend doing.

You can easily go to Lake Bled for a day and see pretty much everything but because we had been traveling a lot overnight and also wanted to take our time we decided to stay for 2 nights in our accommodation. I am not going to lie, we are not exactly huge hostel fans and I guess traveling Asia on such a small budget last year really spoiled us but in saying that our hostel was absolutely perfect for our stay in Bled and the staff were beyond helpful!

We spent the first day at Bled exploring around the lake on our bikes which was so nice and then on our second day after a much needed rest we explored the entire area by foot which was also incredible! We hiked up to the castle and got to see the amazing views of the lake but one thing I highly recommend is renting a little boat on the lake. It only cost €15 altogether to rent and we got to go to the island in the center which was so worth doing.





We didn't want to leave Slovenia without getting to see Ljubljana which is the capital so we took an early train back to the city and left our bags in the station for the day. The station in Ljubliana has an excellent baggage storage which we found very safe! it just meant we could leave our luggage in the lockers for the day and not have to carry them around the whole city. We didn't really research anything about the city before we arrived so we had no idea what to expect but we were pleasantly surprised. The weather was absolutely stunning and the city was just so beautiful! So many people were out enjoying cocktails in the sun and the overall atmosphere was fab. 

We walked all around the city, to the park and also to the castle and once we had enough exploring and walking in the heat, we went to Slovenska Hisa for drinks. We ended up staying there for a couple of hours chatting in the sun before heading back to the station to get our night train all the way to Split, Croatia. We didn't have food there but the food did look incredible. It was just such a nice spot to sit our and enjoy the atmosphere in the city.







We honestly had the best time while we were here! If there is anything I left out do feel free to pop me a message.
Next stop.....CROATIA!!!

Have a fab day,

Éadaoin xoxo
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Tuesday, 27 March 2018

Life Update + Some New Additions to my Wardrobe

Taylor Polka Dot Wrap Dress: Direct Link / Coat: Springfield / Boots: Zara
I have to say I am so happy to be finally back on the blog, it has been way too long! Over the last couple of months, I have had to put all things Fashion Aid to the side which I have to admit hasn't been easy. I am in the final couple of weeks of my bachelor honours degree in Business Studies specialising in Marketing and to be honest every second I get during the week is either spent on college work or winding down after a hectic day. 

To kick off my Easter holidays I flew to my Mum here in Le Mans, France on Friday morning and I couldn't have been more excited! As you will see from the pictures Le Mans is so beautiful and the old town is like something from a movie. 
I have only had this polka dot wrap dress a couple of weeks but I absolutely love it. It was a particularly hot day on Sunday here in France so I actually got to wear it without tights but in Ireland that has not been an option! It is one of those pieces you can easily dress up and down which I always find a life saver especially when I am in a hurry which let's face it is the majority of the time at the moment.



Over the last couple of weeks, I have popped up some new content over on the Fashion Aid Instagram featuring new pieces from www.iclothing.com. Instead of shooting them all individually on here also I just said I would pop the pictures along with their direct links for anyone interested in purchasing any of the items.

Polka dot bodysuit: Direct Link / Leather Skirt: Direct Link / Boots: Zara
Coco Jumper: Direct Link
Casha Pearl Detail Cardigan: Direct Link
Taylor Polka Dot Wrap Dress: Direct Link
Lucy Classic Trench Coat: Direct Link

I am so excited to get back into the swing of blogging once all of these final exams are out of the way and my degree is finally in the bag. If any of you guys are preparing for finals or any exams, in general, hang on in there....the hard work always pays off in the end!

I have another two trips to look forward to on my Easter break, so keep an eye on the Fashion Aid Instagram for lots of travel content which I absolutely love sharing (in case you haven't noticed I have the travel bug big time)

Thank you so much for always supporting me and the blog by the way it means so much!

Have a fab Easter and hopefully it won't be as long until the next post,

Éadaoin xoxo

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