summer

Sintra

On wednesday we went to Sintra and I fell in love!

Monsaraz used to be my favorite place here in Portugal however, the number one slot has been taken over by Sintra.

What an AMAZING place!

The town itself is small and quaint with cute restaurants and antique shops.

It is so wonderfully green and hilly there. (Hayes and John, if you are reading this post, both Will and I have decided that this is the first place we will show you as soon as you step off the plane!)

And then there is the Palacio da Pena. (you know what amazes me? back in the 17th century they didn’t have the technology they have today and they built AMAZING things. today they build… well, crap!)

“I have never seen such opulence.” Will said. Well put Will, I agree.

The Palacio da Pena is where the King and Queen of Portugal used to spend their summers.

Oh to be a queen… I wouldn’t have minded a summer or two at the Palacio da Pena either….

(sorry but it’s another picture overload post, 57 to be exact. but then again, beautiful places = lots of pictures. 😉 there are only pictures of the outside of the Palacio da Pena because they didn’t allow pictures inside)

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Summer fashion week- day 5

Well, fashion week is over 🙁 . It was sooooooo much fun!

Not only was it a great opportunity to dress up but to also meet some new ladies who I would not have had the chance to meet through this blogging world.

So, I saved the best for last.

This is one of my favorite dresses.

I love the color combination, I love the fit, I love the fact that it has pockets (I love dresses with pockets) and I love the way it can easily be dressed up (in this case) or dressed down.

These were taken in our building’s courtyard. Everything is so green right now. I think it made the perfect background.

headband (it’s actually the belt for the dress, Missoni), earrings (vintage* Anthropologie)

dress (vintage* Missoni), clutch (vintage* GAP)

shoes (vintage* Marni, a gift from my friend Connie)

*You know what I mean when I say “vintage”. I mean I’ve owned for years. 😉

Summer fashion week- day 3

Lily and I went to our local supermarket (Publix) this morning to pick up some items we needed in the house.

So, that’s where we had our “summer fashion” photo shoot. (yes, people were looking at me like I was weird)

Here is some supermarket fashion for you! 😉

headband (vintage* Missoni), tank top (vintage* LNA)

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