SAINT OUEN STREETSTYLE

First of all, big apology for haven’t uploaded anything lately but I needed some time to adjust in my new place, I been wanting to share with you some pictures of my neighborhood. Last weekend I had to go downtown Paris to get some stuff done and realized I live in a goldmine, really love it here, there are tons of furniture shops, art galleries and second hand shops, inspiration is in every corner here.
For those of you who just started following me, I recently moved to Paris, I live just one block away from the coolest Marche aux puces (Flea market), last saturday I was passing by and was amazed by the amount of people that comes every week and their incredible style, so I thought it would be great to do a street style edition for next post, this time with camera in hand I took a closer look to some of the stores, I found beautiful clothing and one of a kind designer pieces but also very affordable shops, antiques and of course, girls with a great sense of fashion, it is true that french girls have that “je ne sais quoi” that we all try to imitate, so without further ado I leave you with my favorite pictures, hope you like them as much as I do.

Bisous

Yunuen.

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OPA!

Hi loves! I’m back with my very first travel guide to… Greece! yes, you guessed right. I thought of doing this after a friend of my sister told me she was going this summer and she needed some advice, she was so confused, just the way I was when I started planning my trip. It is hard to plan vacations outside of your own country, now imagine one with a completely different language. I hope this guide can be helpful and not too long to read, I tried to do it as complete as possible so there´s a lot of information. To make it easier I’m going to divide it in points:

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1 The flight

Ok, first things first, how to get there: you can arrive by plane straight to one of the islands or to Athens the main city of Greece, however I decided to arrive in Athens because I wanted to visit museums and the Parthenon the day before going to Mykonos so I wouldn’t be hungovered (haha oops). Once you’re there, the easiest way to go downtown is by taking a bus, and from there walk to the hotel or take a taxi, it is cheaper this way.

How to get a good deal on flights: whenever you are planning to fly, there is a period of time where you can get a really cheap flight, between three months and one month from the day of the depart is the best time to buy it. I learned it from the best, look for Sonia’s travels on youtube for more tips.

There are some really helpfull apps to find economical flights such as:

Kayak.com it collects all the flights from all the airlines available, you can even create alarms for when the price gets real low or set it to let you know if it finds a tariff of an exact amount. kayak will sent you notifiactions as often as you wish, this is where I bought mine and it was quite low-priced.

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2 Hotel

You can search for Hostels in Athens to get a really low price, but I would suggest you to check out the hotels in this area

http://www.booking.com/district/gr/athens/plaka.es.html?aid=306396;label=athens/plaka-K8iMJ7hfuFXZxofF0B6htwS31287258685:pl:ta:p120:p2:ac:ap1t1:neg;ws=&gclid=CjwKEAjwqLWrBRC-_OaG-IfL0kASJAAbzKsVITYKscQmu6LvY4eeiQlgwFFYw85TN8LPmclmUE0AnBoCjJ3w_wcB

(Only check out the area not the hotels listed on the right, make a search according to price)
I was surprised about how cheap they were, and they had all the services, plus they are super close to all the main attractions, you can go walking to the Parthenon, the Acropolis, Hadrian’s Library ruins, there’s also the Plaka district right around the corner, which is mostly cobblestone-covered little streets with cafes, restaurants, bars, etc. if you want to experience the real greek culture this is the place to go. I will list below some places to eat and party in Athens.

Now Mykonos is a bit pricey, but if you book ahead of time you might be able to find some really beautiful studios, villas or hotels at an affordable price (please do this with time, or you won’t find anything, I swear), you can also go real luxy at some of the best hotels and resorts in Mykonos or some of the near beaches. There is a beach for everyone, I will describe some of them in another point.
Here is a list of hotels and resorts at a very good price:

  • Rania Apartments, Studios and Suites (this is where I stayed) located in Mykonos downtown, super pretty, the staff was super helpful and always available, they even took us to the port for free. Oh! and has an excellent location.
  • Lino Apartments located in Paradise beach
  • Mykonos Chora residences also located in Mykonos downtown

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You can go to Booking.com for more options.

3 I’m there, Now where do I go??

There’s an activity for everyone, from museums to sightseeing to party.

Museums: I think is important to know the history of a country to really understand their culture, so I definitely suggest you to visit some of the museums. You can get in for free or at least with a discount if you have an international student card. Really helpful, I entered free to most archaeological sites with mine.

  • The Acropolis museum (closed on mondays) is about 5 euros.
  • The Acropolis (Open everyday from 8am to 7pm, other archaeological sites open until 3 pm.)
  • The time of closure may vary on summer so check out this link it has all the important sites listed 😉 http://www.athensinfoguide.com/open.htm

Restaurants and Cafes: As I said before, Plaka is the best place to eat or just walk around, you will find there affordable restaurants or expensive ones. The owners of these places are super welcoming and sweet, I went there with my sister to one just next to the Acropolis, it was really cheap and the owner was so nice he went and talked to us, he even treated us to a traditional shot, a liquor called Masticha which tastes like gum and vodka I think haha but really good.

Night life: My favorite topic haha *monkey covering mouth emoji here. It is  usual to see a lot of places that offer a bar service at their roof top, at night the lights of the Parthenon go on and the terraces come alive. At Plaka you will find several hotels with rooftop bars you can go to, it doesn’t matter if you are not staying there.

I went to 360 Degrees but there are some in the same block like Plaka hotel or Athens Status Suites all of them have spectacular views. Oh! and beware of the waiters, they are really handsome and will try to take you home with them hahaha.

If you want to continue partying in some of the clubs just ask the waiters they know all the hot spots and they’re more than happy to help or take you there.

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4 The islands

Enough of athens is time to get on board to some of the most beautiful beaches in the world!

Some may say Santorini is the most beautiful island to visit but if you have to choose I would say go to Mykonos! This is the place to have fun, there is on one side, the city of Mykonos at the west-center of the island and several beaches through-out the coast.

Again, transport: There are several Ferry lines going at all times, however you should check the departure time to arrive on time, you can buy your ferry ticket in advance or that day, the site is really secure and you can send an email if you have any questions, they will answer right away. Here is the link to one of them so you can see prices.

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Once you are in Mykonos you can stroll around the city, or visit some of the beaches, there is a bus stop at the north-easth side of the city super easy to find, there are buses leaving for each beach every half hour, and they cost about 4 euros, always buy the thiket to return. Also, you will find people selling you entries to events to see amazing famous djs, I went to see Benny Benassi for 50 euros at Cavo Paradiso, It included a drink too so I think it was a good price and it was AMAZING! http://cavoparadiso.gr/ here’s the clubs web site so you can see who will be playing each night.

Now a super short description of the beaches, cause this is getting too long and you won’t read it haha:

Mykonos: there is not as much space to lay on the beach, but you will find incredible clubs such as the Scandinavian club and Bar, get there before 8 or it will be too crowded to enter. It has the most handsome barman I’ve seen in my life! I feel like this is important to let you know girls. Also, great place to shop, you will find different designer stores.

In order of crazinnes:

Psarou Beach: Calmed beach with tons of sunbeds to rest, better for families.

Paraga Beach: My favorite one, the party starts at night in one of the hostel/beach clubs, full with young people, also tons of sunbeds to rent at a reasonable price (the rent is the amount of food or drinks you are going to have, the front row is more expensive) there are rocks at the surface and you can take pictures as if you were walking on water but careful super slippery. Important note: nudity is allowed.

Paradise beach: Home of the famous Tropicana Beach Bar, party starts early, Cavo Paradiso and Paradise Club http://www.paradiseclubmykonos.com/.  Important note: nudity is allowed.

Super Paradise Beach: Hardcore party here! also, here is where you can find the gay community.  Important note: nudity is allowed.

5 Where to eat in Mykonos  

You can find different restaurants in Little Venice or go to Jimmy’s famous Gyros, their really good, you can find Jimmy there he’s a super nice and funny man.

6 What to visit

  • The windmills of Mykonos
  • The Armenistis lighthouse

7 What to wear

Well aside from the usual: swimwear, shorts, light dresses, you should not wear high heels to a club, i learned this the bad way haha if you must wear heels go for wedges instead, believe me nobody cares, seeing the people in Mykonos town I thought it would be fancier so I put on heels, bad bad idea.

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8 Languague

The official language is greek of course but everyone speaks english too.

9 Do’s and Don’ts

  • Say yes to new experiences, new people and adventures.
  • Be nice to the people working in the islands, most of them are there only for the season trying to make a living.
  • If you rent a car, scooter whatever don’t drink and drive, the roads are narrow and there are buses circulating all the time.
  • Don’t jump into the pool of the night clubs, they will kick you out.
  • Make an effort to learn some greek words like “thank you”, they will appreciate it.
  • Don’t leave your stuff unattended and beware of gypsies.

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OMG! this has been the longest post so far haha, I loved doing this guide, it brought back a lot of memories, Greece will have forever a place in my heart. I really hope you enjoyed it please let me know if you have more questions, if there’s a topic i didn’t cover or anything. Until next time.

Bisous, Yunuen.

FEELS LIKE SUMMER

Summer is just around the corner, time to dust off your cutoffs and get one of the trendiest fashion items this season, forget the crop top (jk i love crops)  this year is all about off the shoulder tops and dresses. Anyhow you wear them, i assure you, heads are going to turn. In my opinion bare shoulders are a subtle way to be sexy without showing to much skin, I paired mine with my favorite dainty jewelry and white ripped jeans, it might be a bit hard to think on different ways to use this piece but the possibilities are infinite. Also i almost never put my hair up and wear red lipstick, but this seemed like the perfect ocasion to do it.

This look transports me to a vacation in Barcelona or Greece haha or maybe I just need some time off. Please let me know what you think in a comment below, I really hope you like it. 🙂 estaIMG_0270

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ALL BLACK EVERYTHING AND GIVEAWAY WINNER!!

Hello loves! it’s me again, I have a big announcement, WE HAVE A WINNER!!! yes, the YSL makeup giveaway is over and the lucky gal is…

@sa_faraz.

I want to thank you all for supporting the blog and for following me on instagram, Through this giveaway, I not only got the chance to thank you, but I also met incredible girls with whom I can share my passion (that have amazing blogs as well). You can go to my instagram @le13emearrondissement or go to the giveaway post to see their names.

I leave you with the photos of the last look, a super casual outfit is just what sundays call for. I decided to go for all black just to make it a little less frumpy. Both the jeans and tee are from Forever 21, Selma bag from MK and boots are from Zara.

Until next time.

Bisous.

Yunuen

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YSL MAKE UP PALETTE GIVEAWAY

Hi loves! Time for another giveaway. I’m so excited to announce that I am participating in this #loopgiveaway with 6 other amazing latin fashion and style bloggers on my instagram account @le13emearrondissement! 
We will be giving away the YSL Extremely for Eyes Make-up Palette. 
Here are the rules for this loop giveaway: 
1. Follow the 7 accounts in the loop: @thesophiasone @danidelt @chicpineapple @dayashopper  @maryanntristan @scarlett_vargas07 @le 13emearrondissement
2. Like this picture 
3. Tap the photo to see which profile to follow next
Remember you must follow ALL the accounts in order for your entry to be valid (we’ll be checking too! 👀😊)
The giveaway will close on Tuesday may 19th at 12:00 A.M. GMT-5.
The winner will be chosen at random on Random.org and will be announced on may 20th. Good luck! 😉🍀
Hola bloggies! Es hora de otro #giveaway. Estoy feliz de anunciarles que estoy participando en un #loopgiveaway con otras 6 increíbles bloggers latinas en mi cuenta de instagram @le13emearrondissement.

Estaremos regalando la Paleta para ojos YSL Extremely for Eyes Make-up Palette. 
Para entrar solo debes seguir los siguientes pasos:
1. Sigue las 7 cuentas del loop
2. Dale Like a esta imagen
3. Toca la imagen para saber cual es la siguiente cuenta y síguela, haz esto hasta completar todas.
Recuerda que para que tu entrada sea válida debes seguir TODAS las cuentas (estaremos checando👀😊) 
Una vez que regreses a mi cuenta habrás completado el loop.
La ganadora o ganador será escogido al azar en Random.org y será anunciado el 20 de mayo. Suerte! 😉🍀
  

PEÑA DE BERNAL

Hello loves! I want to share with you the photos of my last weekend getaway, i really loved this place, so colorful couldn’t stop taking pictures. I enjoy discouvering new places, so here are some of my favorites.

This is one of my favourite outfits yet, love the high waisted black pants, the blouse is actually my mango kimono that i used as a top, boots are zara and the hat i got it there. All together they give a boehmian vibe i love! 😉 IMG_0082

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RANDOM STORY TIME

Hello everyone! i’m writing this next post from work, i know i know, i should be working right? but the thing is, i’ve already finished everything i had for this week. Today is the second day of total boredom, so i thought what better way to kill time than to write for you guys.

I learned something about me yesterday, as much as i try i will never be the kind of girl that can follow a diet, it may sound a bit crazy cause i’m pretty slim, why would i diet, but a coworker told me, “after 25 your body changes, you can no longer eat and burn calories the same way you used to” that kinda freaked me out a bit haha, 30 minutes later i found myself searching for diets on the internet. One of the first things that came up was this so called “military diet” wich was a 1000 calories per day meal plan, way too rigorous for me (although it was only for 3 days) anyways in spite of that i decided to give it a try.

First day was fine, it was enough food to not crave anything else or feel dizzy, second day i felt a bit weak but i went trough with it without breaking it, by the third day i was dying, that day at my office everyone ordered in some delicious mexican food for breakfast. I couldn’t eat a thing! and i didn’t, i was so close to finish the diet. By 6 pm i was seating at my desk with nothing to do but watch videos on you tube, starving to death! i got up and went to buy what we call here an empanada, i didn’t even think it i just went straight to it, i devoured it in like 5 seconds, after that i felt no regrets, i just thought ok i tried, now i know i will never be able to go trough with a diet, i have to learn to accept that haha. Haven’t weighed myself yet, i assume i should have at least lost some weight. But i don’t think i will be trying another diet anytime soon, i’ll just try to eat as healthy as possible.

That was it for this week, i have yet to post the photos of my last short short trip, i don’t think there’s enough material like to make a post so i’m just going to post the pictures, i did love my outfit though. Ok guys until next time bye bye!

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Bisous

Yunuen.