Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Portuguese Paradise


During my travels in picturesque Portugal, I visited some incredible places and landmarks. The pictures featured in this post are from the Monastery in Alcobaça, Portugal. It had some beautiful architecture and, no doubt, a lot of history. I am lucky enough to have a friend with family in the area, because we had an apartment to ourselves that we were welcome to stay in. Being a college student on a budget, that detail made the trip affordable enough. And, being surrounded by all of the scenic views, I made sure that I dressed to match.

Above is the courtyard of the Monastery in Alcobaça.


I admired the sheer beauty of my surroundings, grateful to experience such marvelous places.

This gorgeous halter maxi dress came from H&M last summer. I love the depictions of nature combined with the bright colors that make up the pattern of the dress. It was also conservative enough to wear to the Monastery, since it is hangs down to floor-level.

The sandals that I am wearing came from Urban Outfitters for only $29. They are cute, affordable, and (most importantly) comfortable. Even during long day trips, I managed to get by wearing these sandals.






When we weren't traveling to other towns and cities to sight-see, we enjoyed the beach, and the view from our own balcony.
Above is the view from the apartment balcony in Nazare, Portugal.

And don't forget about those Portuguese sunsets.....

The shot above was taken at the local beach in Nazare.




65 comments:

  1. divine dress ;*
    thanks for the nice comment and for observation.;)

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  2. breathless pictures, stunning dress - love it

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  3. Amazing pictures, and your dress!

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  5. all of the photos are beautiful :))
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  6. Such a beautiful, romantic dress!

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  7. This dress is amazing! You look wonderful in it!!!


    Have a great weekend!

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  8. Amazing photos! I especially love the picture overlooking the water from the apartment balcony, and the sunset is incredible. Absolutely gorgeous dress, doll! Lovely blog :)

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  10. Amazing photos! Your dress is lovely.

    Have a great weekend,
    Manu Luize.

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  13. beautiful photos and dress! xx

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  14. Hi love!
    Thank you so much for your beautiful comment on my blog.
    I would be so happy if you could follow me too!

    Lots of kisses,

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    xoxo

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  16. That dress is absolutely beautiful!
    ♡ Lexi
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  17. it looks so beautiful there! and you fit right in with that beautiful dress
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  18. Great pictures and great dress! I love Portugal but I've never been there. I might be a little jealous xaxxxaa Lovely blog too. I would love to follow each other.I already followed you, hope you can visit my blog and follow me too if you like it.

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  21. Wow, Portugal is really beautiful. I'd like to go over there. I can see that you live in US :) I'm Pole and I learn English, maybe would you like to help me in study? I'll be grateful for every comment :) Would you like to follow each other? Greetings!

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    xx

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  26. Your blog and the dress of this post is beautiful!
    see u soon!
    xoxo

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  27. Wow! Portugal! stunning pictures. I wish someday I`ll see the sunset in Prtugal.

    xoxo
    Love
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    Take care :)

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    I LOVE THE DRESS YOU WEAR! Fabolous!

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  43. Portugal is a country with full of local history and beautiful beaches! Worth to visit!

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  51. what a beautiful place, I love Portugal and I visit it every summer!! I love your dress!!

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  55. I love your pictures! The scenery is amazing!

    Nice blog, by the way!

    xx, Martha

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