adventures of a travel fashionista

Author: Melody

Ultimate winter getaway in Canada

Ultimate winter getaway in Canada

It’s so easy to get caught up in the winter routine. Stay home and netflix, eat crap, you name it… So when a girlfriend and I had the same days off we jumped on the opportunity to go away for the weekend. Canada is big […]

Birthday Stroll in Canada

Birthday Stroll in Canada

  December 21st was my birthday and I just turned 29. Entering my last year before being 30 definitely gave me a bitter sweet feeling but you’re only as old as you think you are right? I also like to think that aging is beautiful […]

Outfits to rock the Holiday Parties like a Fashionista

Outfits to rock the Holiday Parties like a Fashionista

Ho Ho Ho, it’s that time of the year again and who doesn’t like the holidays? Christmas shopping, eating too much good food, opening gifts and of course the parties! That means we get to dress up and holidays are the moment where you can be extra AF and it’ll never be too much. The black dress is always a classic and you should have it in your closet but don’t feel like it’s your only option. I’ve put up a list of trendy and must have outfits to rock the holiday parties in style.


Sparkly Skirt

 

 

I don’t think anything screams holidays like Sequins or  sparkles… This is an all black outfit but the skirt is the statement piece. It’s a great option if you’re tired of that classic black dress. This one is definitely not boring. I paired it with thick black nylons. They’re always in style, will show and elongate your legs and will keep you warm. You also don’t have to worry about not being tan… The shoes are my favourite piece. They are suede but the see through heel does it all. If you want to get your hands on them, they’re on sale for 37$ at ‘Call it Spring’ .

 


Maxi Cut Out Dress

 

 

I told you you can’t do too much during the holidays. This dress is a hard one to pull off for any other occasions but it’s perfect for the Christmas parties. On top of being very sexy it’s also very classy. It will give you that ‘i’m a princess going to a ball‘ look right away. It’s actually the dress I’m gonna wear to my work Christmas party, the theme is ‘Arabic Night‘ so couldn’t have worked perfectly. Jasmine was a princess after all… Because of the cut out it’s a good way to showcase your feet and the ‘stacked heels‘ are the best for that.

 


Off the shoulder Suede

 

 

Suede is often found on shoes but rarely on clothes. It’s a very elegant material and gives you a sexy but classy look right away. I love this dress because the cut blends in with your curves like a second skin. It’s a long one but with the cut out you can wear higher on the ankle shoes. They are comfortable and cover a little more of your feet, so warmer. If you want to impress your co-workers or your crush this is the one for you.

 


The red dress

 

 

We like to think that Christmas is home to winter and snow but for some parts of the world Christmas is summer or a warm climate and I ain’t forgetting about you. Red is of course THE holiday colour and that red dress is your best friend. The colour and the cut is classy but the material gives it a more approchable feel. You can fancy it up with black heels or keep it caj‘ barefoot on the beach.

 


I really hope you enjoyed this article! I’d love to see your holiday outfits and don’t hesitate to tell me which one was your faourite

 

Xo Mel

Holiday Gifts Guide for her – 2017

Holiday Gifts Guide for her – 2017

Ah the holidays and Christmas shopping… or also birthday if you’re ‘lucky’ enough to be a December 21st baby like me… Point is, no matter how close you are to your friends and significant other, it’s a struggle to buy them a present and be […]

Warm and Cute clothes to rock the cold season in Style

Warm and Cute clothes to rock the cold season in Style

Ah, the beautiful snow flakes, hot chocolate by the fire and the holidays… What’s not to love about the cold season? Maybe the fact that we’re gonna freeze our butts off for the next 4 months…Trying to survive by -30 degrees is hard, doing it […]

The best of Iceland in 4 days –  A Travel Guide for First timers

The best of Iceland in 4 days – A Travel Guide for First timers

Iceland. Probably the trendiest destination amongst travellers. Of course I wanted to go but coming from France and being used to see those green landscapes around, I wasn’t prepared to be blown away and let me tell you how wrong I was. This is the most beautiful, breath taking country I’ve ever been to. My boyfriend and I could only get 4 days off from work but that didn’t stop us and we saw the best Iceland had to offer in the very best way possible.

Here’s how we did it…


Day 1 – Golden Circle & Blue Lagoon

Day 2 – Lava Tunnel, Waterfalls & Crashed Plane

Day 3 – Canyon, Black Sand beach & Crater

Day 4 – Reykjavik


Accommodation & Transportation

 

I don’t have to tell you that Iceland is expensive, you’ve probably heard it from every single person, even the ones who haven’t been there and yes it’s true so I’d forget about excursions and busses. Instead, we rented a camping van for 3 days.

 

 

We chose Camp Easy which was about 300$ each. They provided a voucher for the bus and taxi from the airport and you’ll have everything you need. Bed, duvet cover, a heater and even a little kitchen with a sink and water!  Lemme tell you that this was the best idea we had because we got soaked a few times so being able to dry our clothes with the heater was a life saver. You can’t just park anywhere over night though so you’ll have to find a camp but it’ll only cost between 10 to 20$ a night and they all have kitchens. No more cold sandwiches here comes the grilled cheese!  Grabbing groceries and making sandwiches is the best way to go in order to save time and money.

 

 

For our last night we decided to stay in Reykjavik and party. We chose KEX hostel, which is 5 minutes away from the main street where everything is happening and cost us 66$ each. It’s not just a hostel, they also have a bar, open to the public so you’ll be able to hang out with locals along amazing travellers. If you’re into 80s music, check out Pablo Discobar, for EDM definitely Paloma and for my hip hop/top 40 peeps, Prikið. Remember it’s Europe and we’ll party til’ 6 in the morning so expect a line up even after 2am..


Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed this post and lemme know what was your favourite part about Iceland in the comment section down below!! Xo

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The most Instagrammable places in Toronto – Explore like a local

The most Instagrammable places in Toronto – Explore like a local

  Toronto is indeed a beautiful city but if you are visiting for the first time it can be quite hard to know exactly what to do, especially if you don’t wanna stick to the touristy places. On the other hand, if you’re a local […]

Trendy shoes for partying on a vacay if you suck at wearing stilettos

Trendy shoes for partying on a vacay if you suck at wearing stilettos

I’ve gotta commend Kim Kardashian for wearing crazy high heels all the time and looking flawless while doing so. As much as I wish I could rock beautiful stilettos everyday or for an entire evening out, well that ain’t me and I know I’m definitely not the only one. Wether you’re on vacation or at home, it’s a given that we are meant to go out and there is nothing worse than ending up bare foot at 3 in the morning after a night of partying because your feet can’t take it any longer. Don’t judge, we’ve all done it but that ain’t cute nor classy. That doesn’t mean we’re a lost cause and have to settle for comfy ugly flat shoes when travelling.

Ladies I’ve got you…


1. Low Heels Sandals

This is where sandals meet heels and it’s definitely the highlight of summer 2017. They are everywhere! Sandals are cute and comfy but I find they lack that stylish edge which is exactly what the heel adds to it.


 

 

Why: Comfy, comfy, comfy but sexy! It won’t even feel like you’re walking with heels. There’re also so many styles available, from suede to leather, snake print to fluffy, you name it.

 

 

What to wear it with: They are best paired with denim ripped jeans or a sexy tight dress. Keep in mind that if your goal is to make yourself taller and elongate your legs those aren’t your best bet but eh, you’ll be partying until dawn! 

 

 


2. Mule heels

Along with the low heels sandals, those are the trend of 2017. The upper part rises high on the foot while showcasing your ankle and front toes, it’s like a pick a boo if you will, making it look stylish and summery.


 

 Why: They’re super trendy. The heel is thicker which makes them way more comfortable than a stiletto but also high enough to give you some extra inches. You’ve also got a good grabs around your ankle. No more fearing the stairs after 3 rounds of drinks.

 

What to wear it with: Those are the most versatile of all the shoes in this article. Shorts, ripped jeans, short skirt and dresses, possibilities are endless but those are to avoid with long skirt/dresses or if you’re under 5’1, they will break your silhouette and make you look even shorter.  

 

 


3. Wedges Espadrilles

A favourite of mine. It’s like the espadrille had a baby with wedges. There is a thick and high wedge heel often made of esparto rope and a lace-on at the ankle.


 

 

 Why: Wedges heels are the most comfortable heels you can wear but we also know that often, they aren’t the best looking ones. This combo will get you that perfect comfy but classy look. The heel also being higher than mosts, you will look like you have the legs of a Victoria’s secret model.

 

 

What to wear it with: Because the material is often a cotton fabric and the heel made of rope, you will have that casual look right away which means we gotta pick our outfit accordingly. They are best paired with a loose summery dress, denims or shorts rather than a killer tight sexy dress.

 


 


4. Stacked heels

There is usually a thin lace around your ankle and it looks like strips of canvas or wood have been piled on top of another to create the effect.


Why: They are really, really sexy. You’re whole feet is pretty much naked but the thick heel still makes them comfortable while elongating your legs and making your feet beautiful.

 

 

What to wear it with: Now is the time to pull out that sexy tight dress ladies! They also compliment side cut out maxi dresses really well. I’ve gotta say, even though the heel is thick, it’s also higher and they are definitely gonna put your feet to a test. It just means you’ll have to take a cab instead of walking to the club, no biggie. 

 

 

 


 

5. Elevated Loafer

My flat shoes gals you didn’t think I forgot you, did you? Sometimes we don’t feel like wearing heels whatsoever, no matter how comfy they are and it can be tricky to find cute flats. I personally hate Loafers BUT I couldn’t resist those ones.


 

Why: They are considered as flats but they still have a tiny heel which will give you a better posture and the material makes them way classier than the regular loafers. They are perfect when at the airport or while doing a lot of walking.

 

 

 

What to wear it with: Denims and shorts are the best option, you’ll have that million dollar look right away. 

 

 

 


I hope you enjoyed reading about this article as much as I enjoyed writing it. Shout me a comment to let me know what kind of heel is your favourite or even a crazy story about your partying.

 

Xo Mel