Bruges Travel & Outfit Diary

Guess who went on holiday last week?! MOI! I finally got through the anxiety of booking a holiday and managed to get on a flight for the first time in over 15 years – go me! When looking for a calm but beautiful city to explore, my boyfriend and I picked Bruges, in Belgium, just because it seemed like a quiet place to walk around (and with plenty to do), but not too chaotic or expensive. We went for 6 days (two of those days were travelling days) and we stayed at the Canalview Hotel Ter Reien, which was relatively basic, but perfect for what we needed (+ was an absolute bargain!).

In true fashion blogger style, I’m going to give you an insight into our 4 days in Bruges, from what we did, to what I wore. I’ll let you into a secret, it involves a lot of jeans/tee action.

DAY 1 – THE DAY WE WALKED A LOT

With my camera around my neck and some comfy shoes on, we pretty much walked the entirety of Bruges. I was exhausted, I won’t lie, but we ventured north to the windmills and then walked through the middle of the city along the river side. You’ll start to realise that all we did on this trip was walk, stop for coffee, and stop for meals, but it was SO gorgeous!

Every street you go down is just beautiful building after beautiful building, which is perfect for this fashion gal who was forcing her boyfriend to take a billion outfit pics for her in front of the coloured walls… This pink/purple one was a personal fave.

THE OUTFIT

TEE – NAKD FASHION

JEANS – ASOS

BAG – BOOHOO

SUNGLASSES – ASOS

SHOES – C/O ROCKET DOG

DAY TWO – THE DAY WE ATE TOO MUCH

Bruges is known for a few things, such as the canals and the colourful buildings, but also chips & mayo, Belgian chocolate and, the one that killed us, waffles. After a morning stroll into the market (basically the main area of Bruges that you’ll spend all of your time in), we walked around a few shops and found a place for a coffee and a waffle – only to find the waffle was pretty much a meal in itself, and we weren’t feeling too amazing after it. But it was OH SO WORTH IT for the taste.

ISN’T IT EVERYTHING? Belgium didn’t disappoint when it came to coffee either, and I had a latte macchiato pretty much every day. The one at this waffle cafe was a personal fave, at a place called Maria Van Bourgondie – don’tcha just <3 a fancy glass?

THE OUTFIT

TOP – NEXT

JEANS – NEW LOOK

BAG – BOOHOO

SHOES – C/O EGO (20% off with code PHASESOFROBYN20)

SUNNIES – ASOS

DAY THREE – THE DAY WE LEARNT ABOUT THE HISTORY

As you can see in the photo above, you could jump on a boat from pretty much anywhere in the city and go on a boat tour of Bruges. I think it was about 8 euros each, and the tour lasted around 45 mins. I think going on the boat was probably one of my favourite things about the whole trip, it was so luxurious and you find out so much about the place! Plus, ALL THE VIEWS without having to move!

Down side: we did have a minor clash with another boat and got totally splashed with water. I guess it was refreshing though…

In the afternoon we went museum crazy and visited the chocolate museum (called the Choco Story) and the Bruges Historium. I didn’t take that many snaps inside, but you can imagine the kinda stuff we found out about. We did want to visit the chips museum too, but I think we were museum’d-out by then, lol! At the end of the Historium you can pop up to a cafe which sells all the Belgian beers you could possibly imagine (perf for the boyfriend) and you can overlook the market from high up and have a drink on the balcony. Although the fancy Belgian beers don’t do a lot for me, if you’re a big drinker then you would love it there!

THE OUTFIT

JACKET – NEW LOOK

JUMPSUIT – ASOS

BAG – BOOHOO

SHOES – NEW LOOK (so comfy!)

SUNNIES – ASOS

DAY FOUR – THE DAY WE SPENT A LOT OF MONEY

To be honest, 3 days is the perfect amount of time to explore everything Bruges has to offer, so on our fourth and final full day we relaxed in the market square, did some shopping (*cough* Zara) and bought our presents. I also had another waffle, regretted it, and spent nearly 100 euros on chocolate. It was fab.

We wanted to go cycling around the city on this day but the weather wasn’t quite right for it, so we were a little gutted about that, but if you do go to Bruges then make sure you hire some bikes and cycle around!

And yes, as you can see in the photos below, my face got a littttttle burnt.

THE OUTFIT

TEE – NAKD FASHION

JEANS – ASOS

SHOES – MARKS AND SPENCER

BAG – C/O RADLEY LONDON

And that’s a wrap! I have to say it was a fab trip, and even though you could squeeze the holiday into probably 3-4 days, we loved being able to relax and take our time to do what we wanted (especially as I was SO nervous about going away for the first time!). It was the perfect place for a couple to go on their first holiday and we’ll definitely be heading back there in a few years time!

Let me know if you loved my first mini travel and outfit diary, it’d be great to hear your thoughts in the comments!

R x

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** c/o shows items gifted to me to wear on my hols, but all items were chosen and styled by me! **

7 Comments

  1. 16th May 2017 / 7:18 pm

    Spent nearly 100euros on chocolate? Yesssssss! I love Bruges, your photography and outfits are perfect as always! x

    • 17th May 2017 / 3:26 pm

      Hahaha yes!! It’s beaut isn’t it! Glad you like the post Jodie 🙂

      R xoxo

    • 17th May 2017 / 3:27 pm

      I always want to get a good balance between looking ‘stylish’ or whatever and comfy! Glad you like it 🙂

      R xoxo

  2. 17th May 2017 / 10:43 am

    You beaut! Sounds amazing, I’m so glad you had a good time! xx

    • 17th May 2017 / 3:27 pm

      Aw thank you Holly! It was such a fab holiday!

      R xoxo

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