There’s something incredibly surreal about walking through undiscovered streets, bathed in sunlight. Walking through the cobbled sidewalks of Porto, absorbing the rays of the sun, and admiring the beauty of a foreign place was an escape from everything that was occurring in my life at that point.  My mind was not filled with thoughts of tests, assignments, and other woes, but rather of books, art, and the picturesque scene that lay before me. Those are the moments that I can never get enough of, the times when all my worries vanish, and I can delve into a new book, or discover new places. If only life could be like that. Everything would be so much simpler, and people more content. For, in fact, those temporary moments are the ones that bring true happiness, and not a fictitious rendition of joy.






To walk around and enjoy the cultural sights of Porto while looking put-together, I chose an outfit that was casual but also incorporated some dressy pieces. My favorite pieces from this look were my beloved red hat, and the fringe bag I was wearing. After all, it’s all in the little things. I felt like these pieces really helped pull the outfit together and give it the dressy bohemian vibe it gave off. Overall, this look was very ‘me’, and provided some contrast with  the bright, colorful streets.






I can’t believe it! I’m finally free from school, stress, and everything associated with that place. By now, I am beyond ready to relax and enjoy the free moments that this summer will bring. I’ve been yearning for some time to myself where I can just reflect, read, create, and feel liberated. So, I’ve been dying to soak in some sunshine, splash around the sea, and discover new places. I can’t wait to share with you my summer destination. I know you will love it!

XOXO, Sofia

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24 comments so far.

24 responses to “Rouge”

  1. welovefur says:

    One word for this look: perfection

  2. Tamara says:

    You looks so chic Sofia! Love the pictures, and I need to explore a new place that makes me feel the way you felt. Well written post!


    Tamara –

  3. Charlotte says:

    Love the pops of red with the black – you beauty! xx

  4. Colleen says:

    I love the red hat! It’s very Carmen San Diego 🙂 I’m glad you’re enjoying your vacation!


  5. Emma says:

    These photos are stunning! I’m loving the red hat and shoes combo. Porto seems amazing! X

    • Sofía says:

      Thanks for your lovely comment Emma! Porto is absolutely amazing, and definitely worth a visit!

      xx Sofia

  6. rakhshanda says:

    Such a beautiful outfit <3 Love the hat!! Red & black is my favourite combo 🙂

  7. Trang Do says:

    Love your dress and hat! Looks so pretty!!
    Love from {a lifestyle, fashion, beauty, and food blog}

  8. Carmen says:

    Such a pretty outfit from heat to toe!
    xx, Carmen –

  9. Caterina says:

    porto seems amazing, i’m craving to go!!! and you look great with that amount of red! outfit absolutely on point sofia<3

    xx from Brighton
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    • Sofía says:

      Aww, thanks Caterina! Porto is amazing, and you should absolutely go!! It is definitely worth it, and it’s perfect for short breaks! I’ll be doing a Porto guide, so stay tuned!

      xx Sofia

  10. Ms. LaRosa says:


    I have thoroughly enjoyed reading your blog this year. Yes, you talk about fashion. Yes, you talk about travel. More importantly, however, you talk about savoring the special, quiet moments, where people can really be themselves, and where they have the time to discover who they really are.

    Have a wonderful summer.

    Your reader,
    Ms. LaRosa

    PS I will keep reading! 🙂

    • Sofía says:

      Ms. LaRosa, thank you for being such a dedicated reader all year!I hope you will continue to enjoy my blog, and give me feedback, as you have this past year! I hope you have a great summer. See you next year!


  11. Robyn says:

    WOW! This is the best post ever! I love the hat and shoes. Great way to end my evening. Enjoy your summer break – you deserve it 🙂

    • Sofía says:

      Thanks so much Mrs. Roller! I’ll miss you so much next year, but I hope I’ll see you around! Enjoy your summer!


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