Guide to Greece

Greece is one of the most popular countries to visit and it has been on my bucket list for a very long time. The ancient history, delicious food and amazing views is why it remains a top tiered travel destination. There are different options on how you can visit the country: You can do guided tours with travel companies or do a self guided tour. We decided to do it on our own so that we have more flexibility on things we wanted to do/see. After doing research we narrowed our cities down to Athens, Mykonos and Santorini.

Athens

Athens, named after the Greek Goddess Athena, is the capitol of Greece with many points of interest. Being the heart of ancient Greece, the city contains rich history (ancient architecture and archeology) as well as great shopping and amazing food. We stayed at O&B Suites which is close to the Acropolis so it was walking distance to everything we wanted to do.

Food to try in Greece:

Gyros, Moussaka, Souvlaki, Fresh Fish, Greek Salad, Baklava Keftedes, Greek wines

Things to do in Athens: Acropolis

Parthenon

Walk around Plaka and Monastiraki Square

Food Tour if you have time

Places to Eat in Athens:

Savvas, Lithos, Taverna Byzantino, Oineas Restaurant

Acropolis

The Acropolis of Athens is one of the most famous archeological cites in the world. It is in the heart of the city of Athens located on a hilltop with amazing views.

Parthenon

It is a former temple dedicated to the Greek Goddess Athena and sits at the hilltop of Acropolis. It is a must see in Athens! The place is filled with tourists so plan on spending couple of hours here. You can buy tickets at the office onsite and walk right in.

Outfit Details::

Top:: Nordstrom

Shorts:: American Eagle

Shoes:: DSW

Bag:: Louis Vuitton

Sunnies:: Quay

Plaka

One of the oldest cities in Athens and it is walking distance from Acropolis. This neighborhood contains tons of restaurants and shops.

Monastiraki Square

Known as little monastery, it is located North of Plaka with popular shopping areas and restaurants close by.

Outfit Details::

Dress:: Similar

Shoes:: DSW

Mykonos

An island in the Cyclades group known for their beautiful beaches and nightlife. The beautiful white sand beaches are absolutely worth seeing. We stayed closer to Paradise Beach to have an amazing view of the beach.

How to island hop?

We ended up taking a ferry from Athens to Mykonos and it was really nice. We booked the ferry through Hellenic Seaways.

Things to do in Mykonos: Windmills

Walk around Mykonos Town/Little Venice

Beach Hop

Places to Eat in Mykonos- Nikos Tavern, Veranda, Kounelas Fish Tavern, Popolos, Crepes

Windmills

The Mykonos windmills are an iconic feature of the Greek islands.

Little Venice/ Mykonos Town

All the houses in Mykonos town are painted with white and have bright colored shutters. Most of the area is restricted to access by pedestrians only which means no automobiles will be able to fly by. Be prepared for lots of tourists taking pictures and enjoying the beautiful water views.

Outfit Details::

Dress:: Revolve

Shoes:: DSW

Hat:: Nordstrom

Bag:: Urban Outfitters

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Outfit Details::

Dress:: Lulus

Shoes:: DSW

Hat:: Nordstrom

Sunnies:: Quay

Paradise Beach

Paradise Beach is located about 0.5 miles south of Mykonos Town. You can take a bus straight from Mykonos Town to Paradise Beach. The views are amazing and the water is so blue. Spend a day relaxing at the beach.


Santorini

Santorini is one of the most breathtaking place I have ever visited. I couldn’t get enough of the white cave houses looking at the blue water. The two most popular towns are Oia and Fira. The town of Oia is picture perfect and you will not want to leave from there. Santorini is a small island so getting around is really easy. We ended up staying in Oia since most of the stuff we wanted to do was walking distance from there. Stayed at Oia Suites and it was breathtaking.

Things to do: Watching the sunset in Oia is absolutely breathtaking (We were able to watch from our Hotel)

Sunset sailing tour (we had to cancel ours due to really high winds)

Greek wineries

Gaze at the caldera

Hike from Oia to Fira

Eat as much as possilbe

Places to Eat: Ammoudi, Ambrosia Restaurant, Pito Gyros, Cafe Flora, Meza Meza

Oia

Sunsets in Oia

Sunsets in Oia

Outfit Details::

Pants:: Nordstrom

Top:: Express

Jacket:: Nordstrom

Sunnies:: Quay

Shoes:: DSW

Breakfast from the hotel balcony

Breakfast from the hotel balcony

Outfit Deets::

Dress:: Express

Jacket:: Nordstrom

Hat:: Nordstrom

Bag:: Urban Outfitters

Steps down to Amoudi Bay

Steps down to Amoudi Bay

Outfit Deets::

Top:: Revolve (Similar)

Skirt:: Misee UK

Sunnies:: Quay

Hat:: Nordstrom

Bag:: Urban Outfitters

Atlantis Book Store

Atlantis Book Store

Fira

Spend a day exploring the city of Fira. You can either take public transportation, rent an ATV or hike from Oia to Fira. It will probably take about 4-5 hours for the hike but the views are amazing. We took public transportation to get to Fira but on our way back hiked from Fira to Imerovigli and took the bus from there.

Places to Eat: Parea Tavern

Outfit Deets::

Dress:: Express

Sunnies:: Quay

Cardigan:: Nordstrom

Faux Leather Leggings

I love Christmas and decorating the tree and the house for the holidays. Our tree is up and fully decorated and I love the way it turned out. Today’s post will be for a more relaxed look since I am obsessed with this leather leggings. Faux Leather Leggings are a must have for Fall. It instantly elevates your outfit to a whole new look. They are super versatile and can be worn million different ways. They can be worn with tunics, long jackets, vests…you name it. I paired mine with an oversized sweater for more of a casual look. Both my leggings and my sweater are from Express and they are still on sale for 40% off. Enjoy the look!!!

Outfit Deets::

Leggings:: Express

Sweater:: Express

Beanie: Nordstrom

Bralette:: Nordstrom

Pillows:: Target Target

Glitter Cone:: Hobby Lobby

Sweater Dress Weather

A sweater dress and OTK boots are my favorite fall outfit combination. It is super classy, chic & stylish!!!! I absolutely love this dress from English Factory. It is so comfortable and fits nicely. I paired this dress with my favorite OTK boots. I absolutely love these boots and literally wear them with everything. Make sure to grab these boots fast since they sell out pretty quickly.

Outfit Details::

Dress:: English Factory

Boots:: Steve Madden

Bag:: Michael Kors

Sunnies:: Quay

Fall Fashion

Happy December!!!!!

Can’t believe Christmas is in 20 Days!!! Today I wanted to share a fun outfit idea with everyone since the holiday parties are around the corner. I found this high waisted mini skirt on sale @ express and I absolutely love it. It is super stretchy and comfortable. I decided to pair it with long sleeve basic tee and a pair of cut out booties. You can pair it with heels, OTK boots or even flats if you are going for a more casual look. Hope you enjoy this look!!!

Outfit Details::

Skirt:: Express

Top:: H&M

Shoes:: Target

Guide to San Francisco

San Francisco “City by the Bay” is one of the most eclectic cities in America. It has so much to offer that you will immediately fall in love it. There are so many great food spots, shopping center and places to just wind down and relax . Here are a list of things to see/do while in San Fran!!

Lombard Street - known as the Crooked Street is a must when in San Francisco. The street is surrounded by beautiful homes and always crowded with tourist taking pictures.

Union Square- Central for all shopping, hotels and theater districts. Perfect area to stay as everything is walking distance.

Places to Eat: There are endless options . Places I tried: Dotties, Honey Honey Cafe, Pakwan, Urban Tavern, Halal Guys

Drinks at Charmaines in the evening

View from Charmaine

View from Charmaine

Outfit Deets::

Top:: Nordstrom

Pants:: Topshop

Shoes:: DSW

Fisherman’s Wharf, Pier 39 - This area covers numerous blocks surrounding the water with boat rides, sailing, ferry to Alcatraz, and amazing spots for food especially seafoods.

Places to Eat: Grotto, Bistro Boudin, Cioppinos,

Cable Car - Riding the cable car is an excellent way to tour the city. It stops at all major spots like Union Square, Market Street, Fishermans Wharf etc (there’s usually a long line to ride the cable car but totally worth the experience) Make sure to hang on tight while hanging off the cable cars

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Wine Tour Napa & Sonoma - Don’t forget to spend a day in the wineries exploring different types of wine from the local vineyards. There are a lot of tour guides available to cater to your needs (private tours, small group tours, big group tours) We did our tour through Green Dream Tours and had a great time.

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Outfit Deets::

Dress:: Agaci

Shoes:: DSW

Sunnies:: Quay

Earrings:: Nordstrom

Golden Gate Bridge - the iconic bridge that is seen in every move is definitely worth seeing. It was a bit foggy the day we were there so was not able to capture the whole bridge. The best place to take the picture is from Battery Spencer to get the iconic look but other places like Torpedo Wharf, Baker Beach and Fort Point are also good spots

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Alamo Square - Known for the painted ladies of Victorian Houses and for the Sitcom Full House

Outfit Deets:

Jacket:: Nordstrom

Top:: Nordstrom

Pants:: Nordstrom

Bag:: Louis Vuitton

Brown Cattail Cardigan

A cardigan is always a layering staple especially since Fall is around the corner. This cardigan was one of the most sold items during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale and its currently fully restocked!!!! I love the color and the loose fit especially when pairing with a crop top.  Hope you enjoy this look!!!

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Outfit Details::
Top:: Lulus
Cardigan:: Nordstrom
Pants:: Nordstrom
Sunnies:: Bloomingdales
Earrings:: Nordstrom
Necklace:: Kendra Scott

Ruffle Wrap Top

 

One of the most popular trend for this year are wrap tops. I mean how cute are they??? It can be worn for any occasions and it is flattering fit for all body types.  I have worn this outfit for multiple occasions and it is definetly a must have in my closet.  I decided to dress it down with one of my favorite flats to run around  the city in.  Enjoy!!!

Outfit Details::
Top:: Topshop
Bottom:: American Eagle
Bag:: Aldo
Shoes:: Tory Burch Similar
Sunnies:: Bloomingdales

Coral Tie Front Shirt

One of my favorite things to do on the weekend is to go Brunching. There are so many cute spots in Tampa Bay that have awesome food and is super chic. Oxford Exchange is definitely one for the books. It has a coffee shop, bookstore, and a gift shop and the food is absolutely amazing!!!!  Hope you enjoy the look!!!

Outfit Details::
Top:: Nordstrom BP
Jeans:: Nordstrom
Shoes:: DSW
Sunnies:: Bloomingdales
Bag:: Urban Outfitters

Baby Blue Romper

Rompers are one of my favorite items in my closet. I really love the way it fits and you can always wear it for any occasion. I always love to dress up to go on dates and this was the perfect romper for date nights with hubby. Don't forget to accessorize to make your outfit stand out. Enjoy!!!

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Outfit Details::
Romper:: Nordstrom
Shoes:: DSW
Bag:: Aldo
Earrings:: Nordstrom
Sunnies:: Bloomingdales

Little Black Dress

Who doesn't love a little black dress? It is the single most important piece every girl should have in their wardrobe.You can wear it for any occasion and it is a timeless piece due to its versatility. The dress can be worn by itself during daytime or you can accessorize with a statement earrings, necklace or shoes for dressy night time events. Hope you Enjoy the look!!!

Outfit Details::
Dress:: Asos
Shoes:: DSW
Earrings:: Nordstrom
Bag:: Aldo

Casual Look

As y'all can tell I absolutely love this top. It is one of my favorite go to tops and it goes with everything. I wore it with a maxi skirt on my previous post for more of a summer look. I just wore a statement earring to pop in some color for the outfit. Enjoy!!!

Outfit Details::
Top:: Lulus
Jeans:: American Eagle
Earrings:: Nordstrom
Watch:: Michael Kors
Bag:: Aldo
Shoes:: DSW

Pink Bow Sleeve Top

Hey y'all this is one of my favorite top. This was one of the items I bought from the Shopbop sale. The bow sleeve adds a dramatic look to your everyday casual look. Absolutely love the way it flows from your waist down. Also these wedges are still my favorite. They are super comfy and gives me the perfect height.  I ended up wearing this cute outfit to run around doing errands all day. It is wedding season and there are always  last minute items that need to be addressed and this outfit was perfect for that. Enjoy!!!!

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Outfit Details::
Top:: Shopbop
Pants:: American Eagle
Shoes:: DSW
Sunnies:: Michael Kors
Watch::  Michael Kors

Pop of Color

Jump into Spring

It's officially Spring time!!!! This is one of my favorite seasons. The weather is absolutely perfect and all the flowers start to bloom.

This cute top comes in two different colors. You can always wear a cute cardigan with this outfit in the night time when it is a chilly outside. Enjoy

 

Outfit Details::
Top:: Nordstrom
Pants:: American Eagle
Sunnies:: Michael Kors
Shoes:: DSW

Striped Dress

Striped Summer Dress

Summer is around the corner and this dress is the perfect piece for a day out. I absolutely love anything with stripes. I wore this dress to my Europe trip last year. You can pair it with sandals or with wedges for a more dressy look.  

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Outfit Details::
Dress:: Similar
Bag: Tory Burch Similar
Sunnies: Michael Kors
Watch:: Fitbit

Valentines Day Outfit

Red Romper

Some of you may feel that Valentine's Day is another hallmark holiday but to me it is a remembrance of my first date with my husband over 12 years ago. So every year we celebrate another year of our love for each other and how far we have grown in our relationship. This year we decided to celebrate early Valentine's Day and this is my look for the date. Hope you enjoy!!

Work Flow: Blazers All The Way

Blazers all the way

I have learned so much from being a wedding planner and launching my own business. One of the things I enjoy the most about my job is meeting couples with different backgrounds and learning about different culture and traditions. I love being able to bounce off creative ideas  with the couple and able to see their ideas come into life. As we are getting ready to kick off 2018 wedding season, I just wanted to say how grateful I am to all of my clients, family and friends for supporting me through this journey. Hope you enjoy this look!!!

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Outfit Details
Blazer:: Bebe (sold out) Similar:: Similar
Pants:: Express
Shoes:: BCBG :: Jessica Simpson
Watch:: Charming Charlie
Necklace:: Similar

New Years Eve Sparkle

Ring in the New Year

Happy New Year Everyone. Hope everyone have an amazing 2018 filled with laughter, joy and happiness. Everyone needs a little sparkle for NYE and this outfit with the statement necklace is perfect. This year we decided not to go over the top on New Years Eve, instead my husband and I decided to keep it casual and spend time with each other. 2017 was definitely  one for the books as we both turned 30 and traveled all over Europe. Excited to start the New Year!!!!

Outfit Details

Top:: Topshop

Skirt:: Bebe

Boots:: Nordstrom

Watch:: Michael Kors

Necklace:: Similar

 

Layers on Top of Layers

Winter in NYC

There is something magical about being in NYC during Christmas time. It was absolutely amazing to see snow everywhere and all the Christmas lights. Walking around Central Park and down 5th avenue to see the big tree was my favorite part of the entire trip. Even though it was freezing outside, it was nice to get in the Christmas spirit. Hope you enjoy this look

Outfit Details::
Jacket:: Express (Similar)
Scarf:: Nordstrom
Hat::  Nordstrom
Pants:: Express
Shoes:: Similar
Bag:: Louis Vuitton