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
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MOM JEANS OBSESSION

Is this the end of the skinny jeans? In the past few years mom jeans have been making their way back into the fashion scene.
This style of jeans was very popular in the 80s and 90s worn typically by middle-aged women but now everyone is rocking it. A lot of these jeans are coming back with frayed or distressed bottoms which I think makes them look cool and more youthful.
I am seeing people wearing the mom jeans or the straight leg jeans more frequently than the super tight skinny jeans. That is why I ask myself if perhaps this is the end of the skinny jeans since they have been the most popular thus far.
I still love skinny jeans and I don’t think they are out of style. I think I will always wear them. Although I said the same thing about flare or bell bottom jeans which I don’t wear anymore.
I am still getting used to mom jeans since I am a denim fan and I like trying different styles.







White Top – H&M
Denim Jacket – GUESS
Mom Jeans – American Eagle
Sunglasses – Zara
Shoes – Aldo

 

The Merilyn Denis Show

Hey fashionable people,

So I have to confess that I have been obsessed with being an audience member at talk shows. As you all already know I am all about new experiences. I am trying new things, in particular things that I can do locally. Sometimes I find myself more willing to explore while on vacation but I have decided to appreciate the things in my own backyard.

https://www.marilyn.ca/Homepage
The Marilyn Denis Show is a Canadian TV talk show with Canadian and international celebrities. Tapping of the Marilyn Denis Show happens in downtown Toronto. The show airs weekdays at 10:00AM on CTV.
I had an amazing time at the show. Bellow I will provide the link of how you can obtain free tickets to the show. Yes I said free! Fun and friendly staff, the show is very informative with a variety of topics that can be beneficial for our lives.
https://www.marilyn.ca/Tickets
Marilyn Denis just celebrated her 1500 episode. It is amazing to see this show progressing and becoming even better season after season.
My goal is to be a guest at the show to discuss about fashion or perhaps compete on the Battle of the Blogger segment.

Now should we talk about my outfit?
Bright colours look good on TV. When attending a TV show usually the audience manager gives you  instructions regarding the dress code. Wearing colours is not mandatory but simply a suggestion so you can look very good on TV.
I love white so I started building my outfit around this dress shirt from H&M. The sweater is from Guess. I wanted a simple but fashion forward and modest look. I finished off my look with leather pants also from H&M and topped off with my favorite pumps at the moment from Lintervalle a Canadian shoe company.

Outfit Details:
Sweater – Guess
Dress Shirt – H&M
Pants – H&M
Shoes – Lintervalle
Bag – ZARA

A WEEKEND IN OTTAWA PART 2 OOTD

Hello Fashionistas,
I wish I could provide you all with more looks of my Ottawa trip but as I said a weekend is such a short time to provide a lot of content.
I have been planning my next vacations and I am super excited to share my experiences and looks in the future.

OOTD
Jacket – H&M (Sold Out ) Similar Here
White Fitted Shirt – Garage
Jeans – Michael Kors
Booties – Steve Madden
Waist Bag – Aldo Shoes
Sunglasses – Zara
Lipstick – MAC Red

Downtown Ottawa



Hog’s Back Falls Ottawa


Parliament Hill
Wellington Street, Ottawa, ON
K1A 0A4


A WEEKEND IN OTTAWA – OOTD

Outfit of the Day
Hat – Urban Planet
Poncho – (Gift)
Belt – H&M
Jeans – Calvin Klein
Ankle Boots – Steve Madden



This was my first time in Ottawa. Although I have been in Canada for over eleven years I have never visited the capital. This was an amazing weekend. The thing with short getaways is the limited time I have to see the city. I was able to see some touristic points and downtown Ottawa. Since I am a huge city girl I can’t miss what the center of the city has to offer.
The main purpose of my getaway was to go to the Embassy of Angola to take care of some documentation. As I mentioned on my “About” page I was born in Luanda, Angola. I needed to go to the embassy because my Angolan passport is expired. Having a dual citizenship I like to be on top of things and make sure my documentation is up to date.

Downtown Ottawa

Embassy of Angola, Ottawa 

My food suggestion if you are in Ottawa for any seafood lover check out:

The Fish Market Restaurant
54 York Street, Ottawa, ON
K1N5T1

A Throwback To Lisbon

A Throwback to Lisbon

Dress – Forever21
Sandals – Call It Spring
Purse – Guess
Belem, Lisbon

Jeronimos Monastery
Praca do Imperio 1400-206
Lisbon, Porugal





Padrao dos Descobrimentos
Av. Brasilia, 1400-038
Lisboa, Portugal

Padrao dos Descobrimentos
Av. Brasilia, 1400-038
Lisboa, Portugal
Belem Tower
Av. Brasilia, 1400-038
Lisbon, Portugal

Jacket – Zara
Top – Dynamite
Leather Pants – Danier Leather

African Couture Part 2

Dress: Custom made
Coconut bag: Gifted
Earrings: H&M
Bracelets: H&M
Lipstick: Mac
Heels: Zara








Since last year my African Couture was very popular I waned to make another post wearing an African dress around the same time that I posted last year. As I mentioned before I don’t wear a lot of prints, but when I do I prefer African prints.
Unfortunately you cannot find this dress anywhere. My aunt sent me the fabric from Angola  and I took it to my tailor to make this dress for me. I had a vision of how I wanted the dress to look and I was very happy with the results. Mytailor exceeded my expectations so much that with the leftover fabric I asked him to make a blazer. I hope it turns out to be a really nice blazer I will keep you guys updated on how it goes.
Thanks for reading.

 

90’s Inspired

Graphic T-shirt – Zara
Track Pants – Winners
Boots – Steve Madden
Beret Hat – Winners
Sunglasses – Call It Spring
Jacket – H&M

I call this look 90’s Inspired because it reminds me of how in style track pants were in the 90’s. I like how the trend at the moment is to wear track pants with high heel shoes or even high heel ankle boots. By pairing track pants with heels it gives a more feminine look to the outfit.
This style of pants can also be paired with another trendy hot item right now which is the ankle sock boot. As I mention before, I a try not to overlap trends together in just one look. This is the reason why I chose this simple ankle boot instead of the ankle sock boot which is an item that I feel could come out of style very soon.

Lets talk about beret hats for winter which I believe is a must have. Besides the fact that they are super stylish they can also be very warm. On bad hair days or low temperature days a beret hat can make your day and transform your look. Beret hats are all over Instagram worn by some of my favorite bloggers. It is amazing to see the many different ways beret hats can be worn.




Track Pants in the World of Fashion



Amazing Find in the Men’s Department

Hello everyone and welcome to 2018. I had no resolutions for this year at all. If things continued to be like last year I would be happy. As long as I am healthy I am content. But as soon as 2018 started many things happened already that forced me to created a resolution. 2018 will be a financial discipline year for me. I have to be more careful on how  I spend my money, savings and so forth.

Today I want to talk to you about my amazing find in the men’s department at H&M. I always had a curiosity to explore the men’s section in stores. At times they sell things that appear to be unisex, trending pieces that women can also wear, items that seem to be more durable and cheaper than women’ clothes.

With the oversize hype going on in the fashion industry more women are shopping in the men’s department to get the perfect oversized look since at times our “oversize” clothing is not big enough to perfectly fit the trend.

In terms of durability I feel that men’s wear don’t tear as quickly or shrink as fast as women’s wear. While shopping at H&M I came across a good sale of men’s button-up shirts. Since you cannot have too many button-up shirts I couldn’t leave this clothing item behind. The quality of this shirt is awesome I feel that it will last me a very long time. The dress shirts for women were $20 so finding this one for only $7 in the men’s department was a good deal.
Shirt – H&M Men’s
Jeans – Hollister
Heels – Zara
Sunglasses – Call It Spring
Non prescription glasses – Icing
Lip-gloss – Victoria Secret (Similar)




Tips for women when shopping in the men’s department/stores:
1– Be open minded
Don’t think that just because is men’s wear it won’t look good on you
2– Try on the item
Since men’s sizes are usually bigger than women’s make sure you always try the item
3– Reflect your style in the garment…
If you don’t want to look boyish put a spin into the garment by adding some very feminine pieces to go with it. For example: pretty accessories like earrings or necklaces, heels and purses.

Thanks for reading.

Jet Set Black. 2017 Recap

 Fedora Hat – Winners
Viscose Shirt – H&M
Leather Trousers – H&M (similar)
Jacket – (unavailable VS Catalogue)
Pumps – Zara
Necklace – Ardene

The American dictionary has different meanings for the term Jet Set. When I refer to Jet Set Black I am talking about a full monochromatic black look. 2017 has been a year for monochromatic looks. It was my favorite trend this year and I believe we will continue to see this trend in 2018.
My jet set black look is how I like to dress for fashion events. I like to show that black doesn’t need to be boring. The hat on this look adds a little drama to the attire making it fun and more sophisticated.
2017 has been a great year for me as I mentioned in my previous post I was able make it to all the trips I had planned and I enjoyed them tremendously.
I want to thank all of my supporters for the inspiring messages that continue to keep me more motivated to continue to pursue my passion for fashion.
Stay tuned for my next post…





New York City. Subway and Statue of the Liberty

Top: Shein
Jeans: Michael Kors
Belt: H&M
Necklace: Ardene

Clear Heels: Steve Madden

As 2017 comes to an end I think of how I have been fortunate to be able to travel to all the destinations I had planed for this year. I hope that in 2018 I will be able to travel often since travelling is something I love to do. From Portugal to Quebec and finally NYC, I am very satisfied with all the places I travelled. It seems that every time I go on vacation I come back more inspired and I learn a lot of things.
As we all know NYC is a very busy city. To catch the subway this empty is rare. I got inspired to take this photo in the subway when I noticed how empty it was. I like to be versatile with my photos and give my readers and other bloggers different ideas for posts.
I can’t come to NYC and leave without taking the boat tour to see the Statue of the Liberty and the breathtaking view of the city you can experience while on the boat. When family and friends are going to NYC, the Statue of the Liberty is always my first suggestion for the perfect sight seeing experience.