The Ladybug is a Vintage Tourist in Poland: Moja Warsaw Dzień 2

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My second day in Warsaw was abit more touristic: I visited the city center and the most important monuments and museums… I didn’t get lost in the vintage shops!

I also visited a part of the town called Praha, not very famous because it is the old popular area (it’s still quite popular though), but I really enjoyed a completely different part of town, far away from the sky scrapers of the city center. I found some thrift and second hand consignment stores in area, but it was too late for me to stop!

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I was practically rolling all day as I ate like a little piggy. This is the reason why I decided to rent a bike for a little something more to get my heart-rate up around town (I was feeling super guilty!!)

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I am still wearing my retro houndstooth Max & Co coat, Les Lolitas green Chelsea boots, Stondo orange hat and Max & Co black bag (my trip’s essentials!).  But today I added a fairisle Norwegian style grey wool jumper from Benetton with a pair of black Zara leggings.

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There was also a little sun, so I could use my adored French vintage frames from my favorite seller Laura from Oggetti Smarriti (we met in Padua when I bought these beauties). I’m also wearing a little present from my friend: a lovely bracelet that she got for me in the streets of Warsaw that same day!

Such a lovely place… I need to be back again soon!

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The Ladybug is a Vintage Tourist in Poland: Moja Warsaw Dzień 1

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As we are already in the wake of things that I did in 2013 but didn’t have the time to share, we can definitely talk about my lovely trip to Warsaw, Poland for the All Saints’ holiday!

I’ve been to Poland before, but this was my first time in Warsaw: I have a very good friend from there (even if she doesn’t live there anymore); so I decided that after years of talking about visiting, I’d finally spend some time with her over the holiday!

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I must say that the late Autumn weather, the amazing company and the surprising city (and food!) made my little trip to Warsaw absolutely amazing! It was very intense. We walked around all day so I could visit as much as I could, but I also lived a little bit of the life of the real people of Warsaw!

This meant good food (yes, I ate very well especially the famous pierogi and great meat… and beer!). We visited interesting museums on the story of Warsaw (especially during the second world war), art collections, lovely tea shops and much more. This much more includes some vintage shops, of course!!

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I was very impressed by the number of vintage shops and thrift/charity stores that I found in Warsaw: maybe some weren’t worth a visit, but if you go around make sure you visit the “Vintage store” in its two different shops not far from one another around the University area. These shops were definitely among my favorites. It was here I found the most beautiful piece of the trip: this soviet army cap with original pins and stems! Such a shame that it was a collector item not on sale or it would be with me in Italy right now! I couldn’t find “Matrioszka Second Hand;” apparently a very interesting second hand store that I read about and must save for my next trip there! In exchange, I managed to find the Humana People in Warsaw. They had some interesting pieces, even if still I prefer the Milanese version!

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For my first day in Warsaw I wore a Topshop red check shirt and black vintage leather shorts. I added this soft New Look white hairy jacket to keep me warm and a retro inspired houndstooth coat from Max & Co (my warm coat for these two days).  I am also wearing Les Lolitas dark green Chelsea boots (very comfortable for long walks, but soon to be available for purchase in my Ebay Store!) and a beautiful dark orange Stondo Vintage felt hat that I bought at Padova Vintage Festival last October.

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