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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My Take on Black Friday

Black Friday *need copy & image* 😂 If you navigate through Twitter, you probably know what I’m talking about.

The images are here, now let’s get to the copy.

I hope everyone enjoyed some quality family time on Thanksgiving. In case you decided to burn some calories after the big meal and hit the mall, that’s probably not a bad idea. If you hate crowds and prefer to do your shopping online, I’ve got you covered too. Here is a list of stores worth checking out this weekend:

  • Zara – 30% off entire collection. It may seem that Zara is all I wear, but I only hit the store twice a year during the sales. It’s a good time to stock up on basics and score some trendy items as well. Btw, the skirt I’m wearing below is from Zara.
  • Asos – 30% off entire site. Another go-to for me that makes my work outfits stand out. 😎
  • Boohoo – 60% off full price items
  • Ami Clubwear – 60% off everything. Check out the velvet sock booties I’m wearing below.
  • Steve Madden – 30% off plus free shipping

What I’m shopping for:

  • Sock booties
  • Mesh tops and dresses
  • Pieces with mixed textures and prints
  • Jewel embellished tops and pants
  • Velvet, suede and leather outfits

I’d love to hear from you and what are some pieces you’re looking for this fall and winter season.

xoxo ♥️

Purple Hues

After nearly two months without posting, I’m making a comeback in one of my favorite finds from the Zara sale. My work travel and family summer adventures have kept me busy, but you can find all about it on my Instagram here.

If you are short like me, you know the struggle of finding a great fit, especially for jumpsuits. When I tried this romper on, I knew it was a winner. I loved the colors too, and I have been wearing it as a casual outfit most of all. Here, I decided to dress it up with a pair of caged heels and add a pop of purple.

The amethyst leather bracelet is handmade by Desert Daisy Jewelry, and you can find it here along with other unique crafted jewelry items including the hairsticks that I frequently wear. The tassel earrings I’m wearing below are also handmade. I found them in a boutique in Sydney, Australia during one of my latest trips.

I can’t wait to share more Australian finds with all of you, so stay tuned! ❤

Romper: Zara; Caged Sandals: Seychelles; Bracelet: Desert Daisy Jewelry; Quilted Backpack: Zara (similar here); Sunnies: Kate Spade

Brunching to Bar Hopping in One Dress

Hi all!

I wanted to share another versatile look I wore this weekend. The title already gave it away, but you can see below how I styled this light cut-out dress from Driven Boutique both ways. For daytime, I paired it with flat mules (scored these in Mexico). I love this trend although I’m quite short, and I don’t find them very flattering. Since it’s summer in Vegas already, I wore a denim vest. If you live somewhere cooler, you can opt for a moto jacket instead.

Heels are a must for my evening looks. The corset trend is new to me – this one comes with the dress already, and it’s velvet! I kept seeing similar corsets online for a while, but I wasn’t sure about this trend until I finally tried it on. It does give you a feminine and sophisticated look, so I have a feeling I’ll be wearing it more this season.

I hope you enjoy both looks. If you’re looking for versatile pieces at affordable prices, you can find tons of cute stuff at Driven Boutique you can wear different ways. I personally love the fact that the store only carries a few sizes of each item, so it makes your outfits pretty unique. I’m working on more day to night stories, so stay tuned!

Cheers to a productive week ahead! ❤


Look 1: Dress: Driven Boutique; Mules: Stradivarius; Denim Vest: Zara; Bucket Bag: Mango


Look 2: Dress: Driven Boutique; Caged Sandals: Zara; Acrylic Clutch: Milan Blocks; Earrings: Baublebar

*Thanks to Driven Boutique for sponsoring this post!

Beach Glam With AMI Clubwear

Spring break is almost here, and I sure am looking forward to our Cancun vacay! I have been to Mexico several times, but it will be a first to this destination. I am excited to go somewhere warm and relax on the beach for days.

Regardless of your vacation destination, you will want to pack some fun pieces in your suitcase. I have been looking for the perfect swimsuit for a while, and finally found it! Being a mom, I rely a lot on the one-piece styles, but I still want to look cute. I have been obsessed with the tropical floral prints this year, and this AMI Clubwear swimsuit is just gorgeous! The best part is you can get it here for only $25. Now, that’s a steal!

The fit is very elegant, and paired with this long duster creates a nice silhouette. If you’re looking for a more stylish and glam look, this is a great option.

If you are into the sporty and casual look, stay tuned… I will be featuring another option for those of you. However, rocking both looks depending on your mood is the way to go!

Have a great weekend. ❤

Swimsuit: AMI Clubwear; Hat: Marshalls (similar here); Duster: Zara (old)

*Thanks AMI Clubwear for partnering with me on this post!

Chinese Flare And a Pop of Color

Hello world!

I know it’s been a while since my last blog post, but I hope you really enjoy this one.

If you follow my posts regularly, you have probably noticed that I’m all about the right accessories. Most of my outfits are really not that special, but it’s the styling that complements them. I got these Chinese earrings as a gift, and I think they make the perfect statement jewelry piece while adding a pop of color. I am also obsessed with shoes, especially heels! I scored this L.A.M.B. pair on Ebay a couple years ago for around $30. If you are a L.A.M.B. fan, you realize this is a total steal! I know they may look painful but I must say that these and another L.A.M.B. heels are the most comfortable ones I’ve ever worn. Now that doesn’t mean I would pay full price for them. 🙂

Finally, this Mango chain leather bag is on sale here. The velvet slip-on dress is also on sale on Mango here.

What is the most important accessory in your closet that you love wearing over and over?

Dress: Mango; Turtleneck: H&M; Booties: L.A.M.B.; Clutch: Mango

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