IN THE JUNGLE. Summer 2018 Series

Hello everyone,

Well for many people summer is the season for long hikes in trails. Although I do enjoy going for walks; this day I was inspired to photoshoot insisted. Something about the “jungle” excites me, and my animalistic creative side comes out. I hope you enjoy this unconventional post here on the blog since I haven’t done anything like this before.







Outfit:
T-shirt: (Market at AfroFest)
Jeans: Michael Kors
Jacket: Guess
Jacket Pins: Indigo
Jewelry: H&M
Heels: Aldo
Backpack: Guess
Belt: H&M

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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
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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.

CITY GIRL. MONTREAL 2

 

Downton Montreal

I LOVE BIG CITIES

Bonaventure Station, Montreal

Some food suggestions while in Montreal

RESTURANT BURGER BAR
1465 Crescent, Montreal
burgerbarcrescent.com

Smoked Meat Burger

Pulled Pork Mac & Cheese

After Burger Bar enjoy organic chocolate at:
DIVINE CHOCOLATIER
Chocolat Artisanal
“Best Truffle in Montreal”
2158 Crescent, Montreal

JULIET CHOCOLATE
1626 Saint-Catherine Street West, Montreal
http://www.julietteetchocolat.com

JACKET : ZARA
TOP : ( CUSTOM-MADE IN AFRICA)
JEANS : CALVIN KLEIN
HEELS : STEVE MADDEN (LINKED ON PREVIOUS POST)

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

Quality vs Price Tag

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So for the longest time I kept looking for this jacket from Zara. Every time I wanted the jacket it was sold out. So now it’s back in stores and I just couldn’t pass it this time. The dilemma was the price vs quality. The same jacket came in faux leather and real genuine leather. The faux leather is $89 and the real one is $199. I kept thinking do I get the fake one since it’s cheaper or the real one although a bit much but will last me a long time?

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Well if you know me well already I LOVE  a good quality piece (I had to stress out the word love by writing in capital letters). Sometimes I just have to close my eyes and get the item with good quality. I would prefer to buy something a little more expensive if I know that it will be durable and I can wear a lot of times.

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Leather Jacket – Zara
Leather Jacket – Zara.com
White Plain T Shirt – Zara
Jeans: H&M
Heels: Call it Spring
Necklace: Forever 21
Bracelets/ Forever 21
Sunglasses: Mendocino