Authentic Alfama in Lisbon, Portugal

Hello from beautiful Lisbon, Portugal. 🇵🇹

If you’ve been following my recent European adventures on Instagram, this spot may look familiar. Alfama is the oldest neighborhood in Lisbon with narrow streets covered in cobblestone, graffiti walls and beautiful mosaics. This traditional side of Lisbon is a must-see and experience. As a solo traveler, I loved walking up to the top of Alfama and enjoying this beautiful view. Not to mention, every street has something unique to explore.

Alfama is definitely one of the top Instagrammable locations in Lisbon. It is a colorful district with lots of character and charm. Tram 28 is another major attraction in Alfama. Even if you don’t ride the tram, you can’t miss snapping a pic or two.

If you like to feel the vibe of the neighborhood, explore one of the cute little restaurants or enjoy a glass of wine admiring the sunset and this gorgeous view of Lisbon up top.

Co-ord Set: Pull & Bear; Flatform Sandals: Franco Sarto x Nordstrom Rack; Bucket Bag: Zara USA; Hair Tie: Anthropologie

📷 @TheLopesPhotography

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A Blogger’s Dream in London

I’m back with another post from London, sharing some snaps from Notting Hill. This little neighborhood is a blogger’s dream indeed! 😍

I want to dedicate this post to everyone who loves traveling and collecting beautiful Insta moments like this, and also to all of you, moms out there. Since I’m about to be a year wiser (I mean older) in just a month, I wonder when should a mom stop wearing crop tops? How about minis, bodycon dresses, caged boots and the list goes on and on…

I’ve been loving the crop top/high-waisted bottom look for some time now. Is it time to retire it and move onto something more mom-style? I wanted to see if there are other moms out there who feel the same. Would love to hear your thoughts in the comment section below.

Thank you all for reading and following me through my adventures and thoughts.

Cheers to the weekend 🥂

Jeans: Abercrombie & Fitch; Crop Top: Stradivarius; Shoes: Dolce Vita x Zappos; Beaded Bag: Topshop; Sunnies: Stradivarius

📷@lucy_aliceb

Ted Baker Embroidered Suit

Can I just start by saying I’m nowhere near ready for the holidays! Wearing festive colors gets me in the spirit though. I decided to sport this Ted Baker embroidered suit I found last year on 6pm.com. I love the neon stitching – what do you think?

Wishing everyone a Happy Holiday Season!

xoxo

Embroidered Mini Skirt and Bomber Jacket: Ted Baker x 6pm.com; Sunnies: Palm Eyewear; Caged Booties: Steve Madden (old) similar here

Dressy & Casual With Driven Boutique

Hi all. I hope everyone had a fun long weekend!

The windy weather we experienced in Vegas a couple weeks ago was not fun to shoot in. So glad it’s finally nice and warm.

I couldn’t wait to share with all of you this outfit, or I should say outfits. Yes, I’m styling one piece in two different ways again. This strappy top I found at Driven Boutique is the perfect casual everyday top that you can dress up if you wanted to. It’s still available here for less than $25.

The first look is perfect for a night out. I love wearing palazzo pants during the summer, especially colorful flower prints. You can easily turn an office outfit to a happy hour look. I found this pair at Forever 21 a couple years ago, and I’m so glad they are still on point.

Of course, I had to feature a casual style as well. I paired the top with denim shorts, but you could try a denim mini or even jeans. Finally, if you are investing in a pair of shoes this summer – a pair of mules is a must. I love these black mules from Parque because they are just the perfect height to fit either a casual or dressy look. Not to mention how comfortable they are.

I hope you enjoyed this post. Tell me which look you like best in the comments below. ❤

V-neck Top: Driven Boutique; Palazzo Pants: Forever 21; Acrylic Clutch: Milan Blocks; High-rise Denim Shorts: Hollister; Mules: Parque

*Thanks Driven Boutique for sponsoring this post!

Velvet and Pleats

I’ve always loved the vintage vibe pleated skirts have. They look so chic if only they fit right! Being so short, I’ve never been able to find a pleated skirt that creates a flattering silhouette on my frame. That’s why when I found these pleated pants at Bershka in Mexico City, I immediately fell in love. Not to mention the rich color and gorgeous fabric. At first, I thought they would be hard to style, but once I got them in my closet I realized that they can be worn in so many ways.  I would love to wear them to a night out paired with my favorite Ted Baker stilettos and a nice blouse. For a day at the office, a white button-down and a pair of squared heel pumps will do. The possibilities are endless…

What is the one statement piece you love wearing lately?

Bodysuit: Forever 21; Pants: Bershka Mexico; Sock Booties: Asos; Choker Necklace: Desert Daisy Jewelry; Quilted Backpack: Zara USA

Styling Stripes

Hi loves!

Here I am styling another outfit that I can rock from the office to a happy hour or a date night. I’m obsessed with these AMI Clubwear velvet booties lately. The color is gorgeous, and I can wear them with pretty much anything from dresses to leggings and jeans. I scored this Zara striped dress from last year’s holiday sale. You’d think stripes are hard to pull off, but again it depends how you wear them. I’m short, so I try to avoid thick horizontal stripes. I love the colors of this dress, and the bodycon fit creates a nice silhouette.

How do you like to wear stripes?

 

Moto Jacket: Blank NYC x Nordstrom; Dress: Zara (old); Quilted Backpack: Zara; Velvet Booties: AMI Clubwear; Sunnies: FlashFrames

Folk Motives and Embroidery Trends

My husband made me do it! Yes, he not only takes pride in taking my photos, but he picked this shirt for me.

I already talked about embroidery trends here, but there is something different about this top. The folk element of the embroidery along with the A-line cut make it that one-of-a-kind piece you need in your closet. Brace yourselves with the Zara Winter Sale currently going on, you can score this shirt for less than $40 here. Styled simply with a pair of jeans or a legging, you don’t even need any special accessories. I love the pairing with these Steve Madden OTK boots (I got last year on Zappos.com), but a pair of clean stilettos will make the look even more elegant.

Happy Holidays! xoxo, ❤

Embroidered Shirt: Zara; Denim: Stradivarius; OTK Boots: Zappos x Steve Madden