Sunday, 6 November 2016

Gallivanting around Kadikoy!

Hello there, after having resided in Istanbul for over three years it was about time I ventured on an excursion around Kadikoy. Kadikoy is a rather small, eccentric town and is the home of all things Hipster. In Kadikoy you can find various hipster cafes with quirky concepts; particular favourites of mine are Academia, Mephisto and Cosmos! Sipping at a dainty glass of piping hot Turkish tea, savouring the soft acoustic vibes and playing an intense game of chess with your friends all whilst surrounded by books and quotes is indeed all very pretentious yet refreshingly different from the mainstream cafes in the city. Kadikoy is on the same wavelength of  Manchester's Northern Quarter in that you find yourself  walking along the graffiti covered streets with passers-by sporting different decades; grunge 90's, flower child 70's etc. Kadikoy maintains an antique-retro vibe with hoarders galore, charming local boutiques and shops selling eccentric furniture, popular merchandise, souvenirs and bohemian inspired clothing. A word of caution though for they are often outrageously overpriced but nonetheless pretty to behold. Kadikoy’s perimeters extend to the coast which seems to be the favourite haunt of couples taking romantic strolls and people who just want a peace of mind. Bearing in mind this is my first ever encounter of Kadikoy, I do hope to further explore this enchanting little town in the future...

I'm quite tired looking in today's outfit post because I genuinely was exhausted however didn't want to to let up on this opportunity for a blog post!






Outfit Details: Koton Skirt (old), Primark blouse and bag, my little sister's school cardigan and Clarks brogues 







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8 comments:

  1. Ok Kadikoy truly sounds like my type of town, I would love to visit one day! You look stunning Sumeyye, I really adore your outfit, the colour scheme works so well <3

    Andini xx | Adventures of an Anglophile 

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    1. I'm positive you would, it houses so many quaint little corners that you would love! Thank you my lovely,you're too kind! I know right... the colour scheme isn't the kind that strikes one as compatible at first!

      Vintagonista|Sumeyye

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  2. Kadikoy sounds like a magical place. Also, you look great! Pfft "tired", then I suppose tired is gorgeous on you! You're especially cute in the photo where you're peeking out from the leaves. Also, the outfit is lovely, not colours I would have thought goes together but you proved otherwise. Red is totally your colour!
    Much love,
    Mona

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    1. Hahah oh Mona darling you always come up with the kindest and funniest compliments! I totally agree, the colour scheme was actually inspired by Rebecca from A Clothes Horse a while back! I'm glad you think so because I've been actively trying to incorporate more red into my wardrobe! Thanks so much darling!

      Vintagonista|Sumeyye

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  3. Kadikoy looks so unique, I love the antiques shops - I've always wanted a typerwriter :D These little independent cafés sound rather cool, it might be pretentious but it's also such a breath of fresh air sometimes to make a change from Starbucks or Costa! Your outfit looked really cute, I love your skirt. And you always nail it with your bags!

    Julia x
    www.juliaspeaksbeauty.blogspot.fr

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    1. It is isn't it? I'm in love with the whimsical little town! Ditto, it's on my bucket list! Although as pretty as they are to behold... they continue to my dreams because they're so darn expensive! You stole the words from my mouth, there's something about the uniqueness of the experience that's missing at chain franchises! Thank you doll, what can I say.. I have a weakness for novelty bags!

      Vintagonista|Sumeyye

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  4. Hi, Sumeyye, I love your blog. I have consulted your "look" for months now. I find your look very classy and your tenacity with your blogging very inspiring. Thanks for posting!

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    1. Welcome to my humble little blog! Aww thank you so much Nicole, I'm so glad to hear you enjoy my blog! Thank you for reading!

      Vintagonista|Sumeyye

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