Sister Style: Hanging Out in Amsterdam

Emma and Elsie of A Beautiful MessThe sisters of abeautifulmess.comHello! This past week Elsie and I met up for the first time since she officially moved to Nashville. And if that wasn't special enough, get this—we met up on our way to Amsterdam! We were invited to speak at the Meet the Blogger conference this year, and we had an absolute blast! One of our very favorite things is meeting readers offline and getting to talk and connect. We very rarely get to meet any international readers, so this was a major treat for us. Everyone was so sweet and had really challenging questions from their own blogging experiences, so it was awesome getting to meet everyone. And you know what, I think I actually really like speaking. I never really thought of it as something I would "do for my job" ever, but now that I've done it a few times, I must say I really like it. 

Emma Chapman Emma ChapmanAside from the conference, we got to hang around Amsterdam for a couple days before making a stopover in Iceland. We took lots of photos and we're working on a video from the trip, so I'm sure you'll see more soon. 

Emma's wearing: Dress and Scarf/F21, Tights, Gloves, and Hat/Target, Jacket/Levi's, Buttons/gift from Elsie (see her sources for cool buttons here), Boots c/o Boden, and Purse/Zara. 

Elsie Larson  Elsie Larson Elsie's wearing: Vest/Target, Dress/SheIn, Clogs/Swedish Hasbeens, Sunnies/Crap Eyewear, Bag and Necklace/Madewell, Pins/Hello Holiday (more pins here!

Emma and ElsieHope you all are having a great start to this week! I'm working through emails and catching up on work while a mound of dirty laundry is calling my name. Ha! 🙂 Happy Monday! xo. Emma (and Elsie)

Credits // Author: Emma Chapman. Photography: Emma Chapman, Elsie Larson, and Trey George. Photos edited with A Beautiful Mess actions.

  • Dear Emma,
    it was great to hear you speak at #mtbams. And I would really support you in the idea to speak more – you are a great speaker! Both of you did it so well that I completely forgot to take notes and just listened, because everything you said was so inspiring.
    Keep up the great work!

    Tine (who sews)

  • So good to see a style post from you two! Love your Amsterdam style. Would love to see more pictures!

  • I am so so sad that the clueless pin is sold out. Love it! Thank you for that jump back to the 90s! 😀

  • Loving the plaid scarf and those adorable pins on your vest.

  • Oh my! Wish I knew you were coming to the Netherlands! I’m a huge fan, I’ve been inspired by ABM since 2011. 🙂

  • I hope you two enjoyed Amsterdam! Love it when you write these style posts.

  • You ladies look great and hope you had an amazing time at the event! It is so great that you guys are so interested in talking and connecting with your readers. Wish I could have been there!

    Rae | Love from Berlin

  • Love these looks! You two look so cozy and happy! Have a wonderful week!


  • I really love those red pair of shoes! It’s crazy how it’s cooling up there while it’s still so warm and humid from the other side of the globe!

  • You two look very cute! I love how the black/white/red of your outfits compliment each other!

  • awww i know how it is to live away from your sister and meet up after a long time, especially if you are best friends! love both of your looks!

  • I told her it was cold. 🙂

    Luckily it wasn’t too bad while we were in town, Iceland was a bit more chilly though so we had to bundle up much more then.


  • Thanks! They reminded me of Katie ( as she always has the best tights. 🙂


  • You are too kind! We loved every minute of it, it’s such a joy to meet readers in real life too!


  • Apparently it’s a blogger magnet I guess. 🙂 For Elsie, she is supporting her husband’s career with the move as he’s a musician and she can do her job from anywhere that has space to create and internet.

    I miss her here in Springfield, MO though. But I got to hang with her lots during this trip so that was fun. 🙂


  • You two are soooo cute!!! Loving the Clueless pin. 🙂
    ♥Heather and Melissa

  • you girls are so pretty <3 i love the pictures!

  • You both look darling! Love the colors and fall layers!

  • I’ve had some pairs that are more comfortable than others. This is my favorite style (I don’t really like the peep toe styles). Try wearing tights for a little while?
    xx- Elsie

  • Because I’m a terrible packer and Emma is a great packer.
    xx- Elsie

  • I’ve always wanted to visit Amsterdam! I’ve heard nothing but great things. And your pics from Iceland on Insta are incredible. I’m hoping to go someday 🙂

    Looking adorable, as always.

    Natalie | Natalie Was Here

  • You both look lovely! Can`t wait to see the video 🙂 xx

  • Such great styles! I don’t think I could ever do public speaking, but you go girl!

  • Why are so many bloggers relocating to Nashville!?! Quite a few blogs I read (usa based) have moved to this part of the US!! On another note, glad you both had an enjoyable catch up.

  • What cute pics! I love Amsterdam, have the best trip!


  • Always nice to hear you love Amsterdam! But wasn’t it too cold in Amsterdam for those bare arms and legs? It’s been quite cold here in Holland for the past week, freezing at night.

  • Elsie, how do you break in your Swedish hasbeens? The leather is so rough on my skin!

  • Love all the colors here! Question: Why is Elsie dressed for summer and Emma for winter? haha!!

  • It was so fun meeting you at the Meet The Blogger-event. You were both so inspiring and sweet! Hope you’ll come back soon 😉

  • Oh my gosh, I love both of your outfits. Y’all both look so cozy in those beanies. And those pins…I love the idea of jazzing up a plain vest that way!

    Peace & Love // Celestralite

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