INTRO

INTRO

Intro

My outfits come from a huge variety of stores. From the very high-end stores to things being sold on the streets. I get some of my clothes from places where people wouldn’t generally shop for clothing. Oh, and I can’t forget about the online shopping! … I absolutely  love online shopping. The Intro outfit is an outfit that can be worn to a ladies’ night, out on a date, or even to the movies.

Top – Zara
Pants – Garage
Heels – Call It Spring
Earrings – Vintage & Memories
Watch – Shoppers Drug Mart
Rings – Ardene
Sunglasses – Zara

The Hype Of Freeport Lisbon Fashion Outlet

LOCATION :
Avenida Euro 2004, 2890-154
Alcochete, Portugal



I know its hard to believe but shopping is the least of my concerns when travelling. There are only two places so far that I go crazy for shopping: US and Canada.
If I end up going shopping while on vacation I end up going to a very hyped mall or an outlet in that region usually highly recommended by other tourists and locals. So that’s how I ended up in Freeport Outlet.
If I buy something while I am away it has to be something special that I would have a hard time finding in Canada.
Although many people told me about Freeport and the great shopping experience I just couldn’t feel the same. I spent most of the time sitting down because I was tired of the long walks due to the structure of the outlet.
I ended up leaving with a full belly since lunch ended up being at a very delicious restaurant in the food court.
Perhaps I went at a time that didn’t have a lot of the latest fashion I tend to gravitate towards. If you are visiting Portugal and end in this area check out the Freeport Outlet to have your own opinion of this hyped outlet.



Sunglasses – Mendocino
Top – Zara
Pants – Guess
Flats – Winners
Purse – Guess

 

Lisbon At Night

Is this my first night post?
I believe so. Most of my posts have been during the day since pictures tend to look nicer with good lighting.
How do I come up with my outfits ideas?
Well I get this question all the time and people always tell me that I come up with different and cool combinations.
Since I love fashion so much, I have fashion on my mind all the time. I guess just as a musician has a song in mind, or like an artist is always thinking of the next sketch, or as a soccer player is always thinking about the next move and as a chef is always thinking about the next recipe. The same happens to me, I am always thinking of my next outfit.
I start with a nice pair of shoes. Many people start with buying the clothes first but I work my outfit around the shoes. So I buy the shoes first for motivation for putting the outfit together. These Zara heels inspired me to create this night look or “boss lady night look” but I can also come up with an office look based on this heels.

So Lets talk about Lisbon night life!

We can’t talk about Lisbon’s night life without mentioning the party scene where everything happens, Bairro Alto. This part of Lisbon is full of restaurants, bars and clubs. Most people in Lisbon have dinner at 8:00PM pushing for the party scene to start very later.
It is very common in areas such as Bairro Alto, Alfama where you can hear the traditional music of Lisbon – Fado, and Cais do Sodre to find locals and tourists having alcoholic drinks in the middle of the streets without being interrupted by the police. Giving the impression of how people in Lisbon are very relaxed and care free.

Outfit Details:
Floral Print Top – Forever21
Pants – (my favorite) Danier Leather
Shoes – Zara
Clutch – Michael Kors

LISBON GET AWAY – 1

Dress & Bracelet – Forever 21
Sunglasses – Call it Spring
Sandals – Aldo

I have dreamed of coming to Lisbon, Portugal since I was a very young girl.
Besides the amazing company, the food is what brings me to Lisbon, Portugal. Portuguese food out of all ethnic foods is the best in my opinion.
I will be uploading a post specifically to talk about the delicious gastronomy I have been tasting since I have been here.

Praca do Comercio
Commerce Square

If Lisbon was New York City then Praca do Comercio would be Times Square. This square of the city is a very popular destination for tourists that come to Lisbon. The famous Santa Justa Elevator, a variety of shops, street entertainers and a wide range of restaurants with authentic Portuguese dishes makes Praca do Comercio the place to be.

I thought that this man was a real statue

Elevador Santa Justa
Santa Justa Elevator/Lift

Chic Sale

Blazer – H&M
Dress – Zara
Pumps – Zara
Clutch – Zara

With spring on it’s way, and believe me its on its way! This is a great time to shop for the end of the season sale. I bought all my items on sale. This whole look is under $100. Please check the stores above for similar styles because when items are on sale sometimes they vanish from stores.

2017 Canadian International Auto Show

Metro Toronto Convention Centre
255 Front Street West
Toronto, ON

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Unfortunately this year the “Do Not Touch” signs were more present. I had the feeling that last year people could go inside of more cars, get the feeling that you own it and get a picture taken.

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Walking away from these prices like…

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This year’s show was from Friday, February 17 until Sunday, February 26. Although the convection center was strictly focused on the car show, many people wonder what more is there to do in the building?
After the car show, me and my amazing partners in crime decided to go for dinner at the Azure Restaurant inside of the Inter Continental Toronto Center hotel also locate inside of the same building. What an amazing meal we all had!
The hotel is very clean, luxurious, unique design and topped up with excellent service.

Azure Restaurant
Pappardelle with Duck Ragout Pasta
(I give it 5 stars on this dish)

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What a great event and a delicious meal does to me!!!

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Single-button Jersey Jacket
Jeans – Calvin Klein
BodySuit – Lasenza
Pumps – Zara
Purse – Zara
Body Chain – Aldo
Anklets – Aldo

Slip Dress Over T-shirt Trend

Slip Dress A.k.a Cami Dress – H&M
Fitted T-shirt – Garage
High Heel Sandals – ZARA
Purse – H&M
Bracelets – Aldo

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Slip Dress a.k.a Cami Dress over T-shirt Trend
Where have you been if you haven’t seen this trend? Fashion is all inspired by “night wear” lately. Just when we thought that slip or cami dresses were just for bed, designers were inspired to bring this fabric from the comfort of wearing at home to the streets.

This trend was very present in the 90s and now is back. You can be versatile with it by wearing it with not just high heels, but also with runners or even flat sandals. The slip dress is a very comfortable item to wear because of its fabric. It is nice and soft. But the down part is that this fabric gets wrinkly very fast. So you will need to iron it before wearing it, and as you sit down throughout the day this material tends to get even wrinkled.

I would say that when I saw this trend I wasn’t in love with it because I was seeing celebrities wearing it with t-shirts that weren’t fitted. I wouldn’t wear this loose dress with a loose t-shirt underneath. That is why I paired it with a more fitted t-shirt.

Remember to always put your spin on things you don’t need to stick so much with the trend.
As I always say FASHION HAS NO RULES!

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Snow is for strong people!

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WORK WEAR

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Lets talk Work Wear! When it comes to work wear, I am a firm believer in making the work attire as personalized as possible. I say this because many times I see people in dress pants and dressy bottom up shirts and they don’t look like they are having fun with it.

Fashion needs to be fun. If you work in the office, at a bank or another administration sector try to find out first the proper work attire. In many places for example, wearing this Calvin Klein t-shirt is not acceptable due to the fact that many businesses don’t want advertisements logos/brands from other companies advertised when they are not affiliated. Whereas in some companies bringing out your personality through your attire is seen as something very cool as long as you don’t draw unnecessary attention to yourself.

Perhaps what you can do different in this look is adding a blazer or even a leather jacket (without too many embellishments of course)  and you are set for the office. I took the approach of wearing my jacket that can be worn indoors without giving a heavy feel. I tend to wear my coats unbuttoned to appear to be  oversize since is very trendy now.

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Work Wear attire doesn’t need to age you. Always try to incorporate fun and elegant looks at your place of work because it tells a lot about yourself.

I am not a restaurant manager, this look was shot during happy hour at an amazing restaurant which I have provided the link at the bottom and

Jackson Landing

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T-Shirt – Calvin Klein
Grey Jacket – H&M
Black Pants – H&M
Heels – Similar
Purse – H&M

 

 

AFRICAN COUTURE

 

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Who watched the Miss Universe yesterday? First and foremost let me congratulate Iris Mittenaere from France for the big win last night. Canada wasn’t bad either. Our candidate was able to make it to the top 10 so that was very good as well.

Miss Universe gowns are to die for. The only down part about gowns like the ones seen on the competition is finding a place to wear them. Can we wear a gown like those ones twice? That will always be a question on my mind. Perhaps at a wedding or so but I picture people that have those super high end dresses perhaps don’t wear them often.

Lets talk about my African Couture dress, sorry ladies you will not be able to find this dress. Yes it was custom made for me just like many items I own in my closet. I  want to thank my amazing African friend for sending me this beautiful dress. She lovingly told the tailor to make it long and fitted in the waist just the way I like it.

I will be wearing this dress to weddings and perhaps some galas.

Where can you find African prints fabrics? Well depending on where you live African prints are sold sometimes in African beauty hair supply stores. In downtown Toronto for example people can buy the African prints and take it to a tailor to custom make into something that expresses their style. The beauty of custom designing your own dress is that it becomes your own unique creation and that only you have it. I will be tagging some online stores on my Instagram where you can purchase African prints.

Fashionistas welcome to a year full of fashion on Zani’s Styles.

#FirstPostoftheYear

Earrings – Aldo

Bracelets – Aldo

Strappy Sandal – Zara

Lipstick – Ruby Woo by Mac