Alfama Love

dress: banana republic // flats: zara // sunglasses: ray-ban // watch: marc by marc jacobs // necklace: local boutique in Calgary

As promised, I'm sharing some of my outfits from my recent trip to Portugal & Spain! It's hard to believe that just a week ago I was in Europe! I miss it SO much but the travel bug has definitely hit me and I'm sure we will be back soon enough. 

First up is one of the outfits I wore around in Portugal. I actually bought this dress for the sole purpose of the trip and tried my hardest to save it and surprisingly I did! It was the perfect outfit to wear on a hot day of sightseeing. I have a sad story about my flats though. I bought these for the trip and I wore them around once and the tip of the shoes got ruined with all the cobblestone streets. I'm hoping to get them fixed, here's hoping!

 When we were planning our trip to Lisbon we knew we wanted to stay in Alfama which is the one of the oldest areas of the city and in my opinion the best place to stay if you're visiting. It's a local area, full of charm, beautiful restaurants, friendly people and just an overall great vibe. We wanted to stay there forever! If you're planning a trip to Portugal, send me an email and I can send you the link to where we stayed! We stayed in the cutest Airbnb apartment right in the heart of Alfama and it was perfect. I can't stress how amazing Portugal was, being half Portuguese it has been a dream to return (I last went when I was 12 for the summer with my grandparents) and explore my roots! I'm already dreaming of returning again and exploring other areas. Portugal is seriously one of the most underrated countries in Europe and I'm so proud to be Portuguese! Now to truly tackle the language for my next visit ;) 

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  1. so pretty, love it

  2. Yay, I've been waiting for these! So jealous of your trip, it looked amazing :) xx

  3. wow beautiful photos, love your dress


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