Style & Travel: Maryam Salam X Virgos Lounge [Style Shoot In Sliema, Malta]

Maryam Salam X Virgos Lounge

It’s been a while since I uploaded a style post. I surely haven’t lost my passion for fashion, it’s just circumstance. But, today, I am back with an outfit of the day collaboration with London based brand Virgos Lounge. 

“The brands aesthetic is based on their love for vintage clothing, combining contemporary silhouettes, trends and colours with classic vintage styles to create unique statement pieces for the modern woman.”Virgos Lounge

I was super excited to receive this particular piece from the VL team. They surely understand my personal style which is one thing I really appreciate with brands I work with. The length, colour and style are perfect and straight-away, I knew I had to take it along with me to Malta.

virgos lounge

I just got back from the Island of Maltese (Malta) yesterday and I must say, I really had a great time. For a while now, I’ve been busy with studies and my part-time job I literally don’t have free time off for myself. I’ve always worked along with my studies but doing a masters degree along with a hectic part-time job was more difficult than I thought. I hate to complain because I choose this routine and I just have to own up to it. Going on this trip has not only been beneficial for my health but my creativity. It gave me a fresh environment to re-evaluate my plans and creative projects.

virgos lounge

Malta:

Moving forward, I hope to create more time for my blog and creative projects. Malta is beautiful [In capital letters] and surely should be a place for all creatives to visit. Compared to England, it is colourful and every street looks like a valley leading to a historic cave. The people are nice, although in the older age range. I would relate their culture and lifestyle to “Hispanic“: Apart from the fact that their native language sounds Spanish although they speak fluent English and most of their restaurants serve pasta and pizza on a regular.

Trip Planning:

This is my first time to actually handle and plan a trip. I think this whole process thought me to pay extra attention to details and be responsible. I had to make sure all details were correct and accurate with the travel agency. Especially, when you are travelling with a low-cost airline as Ryanair, you need to make sure to follow all rules as their customer’s service isn’t great and you don’t want to find yourself in a back and forth situation with a customer’s service that is almost inexistence.

Package:

This is my second time going on a packaged trip and so far I think it is the best way to travel on a budget especially as a student. Our hotel was a 3 stars hotel with bed and breakfast deal. Having breakfast before leaving the hotel is always a great option as you don’t have to leave the building very early to get something to eat. Then, for lunch and dinner, we explored the local restaurants in the city.

Because it was a short stay, we were only able to visit one city next by called Valletta which is also another busy city as Sliema where we were residing.

Travel Tips:

If you are planning to go on a short trip to Europe as us, I would advise you:

  • Book in advance for great deals [a few weeks before]
  • Follow the airline conditions – Ryanair require you to check-in online [It’s a MUST] and print out your boarding pass at home
  • Ask your travel agency/company if you need to pay any tax [We had to pay £0.50/per night tax at the hotel – Compulsry]
  • Travel with your student card for activities or restaurant discounts
  • Cheaper to book your Airport > Hotel transfer in advance
  • Don’t be like me, change your currency in advance or withdraw at your destination directly from the ATM [Apparently Barclays doesn’t charge extra fee when you withdraw abroad + there is HSBC in Malta]

I hope you enjoyed my post and let me know what you think about the look in the comment section below…

Thank you for reading & Don’t forget to connect with me on social media @itsmaryamsalam / @thebloggerpoint

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Maryam Salam

Maryam Salam is the founder and chief-editor of Thebloggerpoint.com. She studied BA Fashion Marketing and Branding Degree (Business Dev) at Nottingham Trent University, the UK in 2016 and currently completing her MSc degree in Entrepreneurship & International Business while working as a part-time stylist at Karen Millen. She has collaborated and worked with several brands both in Nigeria and abroad such as ASOS, Next, Accessorize, Maju, Grass-field etc.

If she isn’t busy running around for meetings/shopping her next style content pieces. Maryam can be found creating fashion contents or working on developing business strategies for small and upcoming businesses. You can catch up with her personal fashion style and lifestyle in general here.You can also get in touch with her through mail: maryam.daisy@yahoo.com or on social media @itsmaryamsalam (Instagram)

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8 Comments

  1. January 25, 2018 / 6:32 pm

    Awnnnn I’m glad you had lots of fun!! Another informative and detailed post I’ll be sure to read this again before i travel 🤔🤔🤔. I love your dress and how you’ve styled it. I was looking forward to this blog post it was definitely worth the wait 😘😘😘.

    • Thebloggerpoint
      January 25, 2018 / 9:02 pm

      Thank you for reading, I really appreciate you girl.

  2. Joa
    January 25, 2018 / 7:15 pm

    Saw ur pictures on IG, I’ve technically added Malta to one of my must-go places. You styled d dress really well nd dese tips are super helpful since I’m actually planning my first trip outsyd d country.

    • Thebloggerpoint
      January 25, 2018 / 9:02 pm

      Thank you for taking time out to read and comment. I really appreciate

  3. January 26, 2018 / 8:19 am

    Malta looks absolutely breathtaking! Have added to my list of places to visit!!
    Love the styling as usual, you know what suits your body and wear it so well. Really love how you easily add a bit of modesty to your outfit without making them look drab

    • Thebloggerpoint
      January 26, 2018 / 12:43 pm

      Thank you Rasheedat for always being supportive. I really appreciate. I am always looking forward to your comment on the blog.

      • January 26, 2018 / 8:34 pm

        Thanks dear. Always here to help ❤❤❤

  4. Shafiu Mashood
    September 5, 2018 / 5:25 pm

    Nice piece, I appreciate your creativity and your story telling skill is on point.

    I’m Shafiu Mashood, a fashion designer and a student. I specialize in men’s wear, I’m passionate to be a fashion writer to compliment what I do. How can I go about it? Thanks.

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