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Sunday, February 3, 2013

The beautiful ruins of Casco Viejo

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This is what I wore for a lovely afternoon in a historic area of Panama called Casco Viejo. I wanted to wear something different and daring today, so I went with this boho hair accessory. At first I didn't think I would be able to pull it off, but I actually love how it looks!


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{Dress: Forever21.com  ;  Hair accessory: Forever21.com  ;  Shoes: ViaVai (Panama)  ;  Clutch: Asos.com  ;  Arm Cuff: Forever21.com}


We had lunch in a delicious restaurant called Mostaza. I've always loved the warm decor of the restaurant with stone walls and Moroccan lamps. Not to mention that the food is delicious!


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After happily filling our bellies, we decided to take a short walk around the nearby ruins. Aren't they just pretty?


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My sister was also looking very stylish today! I am totally in love with her new neon pumps! 


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**I accidentally photobombed almost all of her photos... hehe.


Today was the last day we spent with my brother Mike who was visiting from Europe.Thanks for the visit Mike and can't wait to see you soon! Luv ya ;)


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61 comments

  1. MMmmmmaaaarrriiiiieeeeeeeeee! Acchhhh! These photos are so GORGEOUS! The lighting in them is so so pretty, and the color of the brick just works flawlessly with your outfit and your skintone and everything and I really can't just stop freaking out/staring at them. Such soft, lovely colors! Eeeep! How about a few more exclaimation marks just becuause? Okay !!!! !!!! okay there. :)

    Phew! That was fun.

    But really, these are lovely pictures. Your photography never ceases to amaze me. The ruins are gorgeous, and you definitely did them justice with your photos. I'm glad you got to see them and have such a nice day!

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  2. OMG! I love your dress so much <333333
    it's something i definately want for summer :)

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  3. Oh my goodness! You look so beautiful! I'm loving the hair jewelry and that dress! And of course, the pink nails make it all pop! Lovely!! 

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  4. I love everything in this post. Gorgeous backdrop and outfit. Glad you had a great time with your family and boyfriend.

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  5. This is such a darling outfit! Very romantic looking, I love the hair accessory!

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  6. You look like a bohemian fairy princess!  Love the hair accessory and the nude pumps.  Also love your sister's yellow shoes!

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  7. I love how you styled the hair accessory. I would have never thought it could be worn without looking like part of a costume. And I am so glad the monthly review pictures from 2012 are over and we see new outfit pictures (I never miss a post of yours, the review pictures were a bit boring for me). Your sister is looking awesome. Love the pop of colours via the bag and shoes.

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  8. I so love that you are showing off more of your country - Love the brick archways!
    Your dress is so pretty and flowy and it just stunning on you.

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  9. These pictures are so pretty!

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  10. Those first couple of pictures in that brick tunnel are stunning. And so are you!

    xo Ashleyluckylittlebird.blogspot.com

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  11. Beautiful photos, and I love that headpiece :)

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  12. Lidiya OstafiychukFebruary 4, 2013 at 7:01 AM

    OMG!!!!! You look amazing. First time I visit your blog and I like it. You have new follower on Bloglovin and GFC, I will be very happy to see you on my blog too.
    Kisses from Istanbul.
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  13. W-O-W! Marie, these pictures and your outfit are just stunning! <3 You can definitely pull off the boho hair accesory, it looks gorgeous with your hair, the rest of your outfit and the setting! Those ruins look amazing and your visit resulted in some amazing photos!

    And oh my, how delicious does that piece of cheesecake look?! It is cheesecake, right??

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  14. I love your all-over outfit. Thank you for commenting on my blog. I just followed you. I
    hope you can follow back, too.
     


    XX, Clothingloves
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  15.  Thank you so so much Maria!!! I'm so glad to hear you liked it!

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  16.  Thank you Kate!!! I really love this dress and hair thing too!! YAI!

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  17.  Thank you so so much!

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  18.  Heheh, thank you Sara!! Who wouldn't want to look like a bohemian fairy princess!?! Hehehe, your comment made me smile, thank you!

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  19.  Thank you so so much! I'm really excited about posting more outfit photos now too! Thanks for always visiting and commenting, I appreciate it ;)

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  20.  Thank you so much Lydia!!! Its so kind of you to notice that I'm trying harder to post more photos of my country. It really is my goal for the year, so I'm so so happy that it is going well so far. Thank you!

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  21.  Thank you so much!! Hope you have a great day ;)

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  22.  Aaaww, thanks Ashley! You are such a sweetheart ;)

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  23.  Thank you Kimberly!!! You are so sweet!!

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  24.  Thank you so so much Lidiya!! I really appreciate your kind words and follow! YAI!

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  25.  Thank you Jody!!!!!! I'm gushing of happiness over all of your sweet compliments, thank you!! Actually, that is a three layer cake/jello thing. Its kind of like a thicker gelatin with three different chocolate flavours: dark chocolate, milk chocolate, and white chocolate. It was super yummy!

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  26.  Thank you so much Jenniya!! I appreciate your kind words and follow!

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  27.  Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaalllii!! Why are you sooooo sweeet?¡!?!?!?! I'll add some exclamation marks of my own !!!!!!!! !!!!! hahahaha. Thank you so so much! I wish I could take photos in Casco Viejo everyday, its so pretty there isn't it? Hopefully I'll go there more often :) Thanks for being such a sweetheart!

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  28. Marie, these photos are stunning! And this outfit is just beautiful. I really LOVE the headpiece that you wore. :) Soooo pretty!
    ♥ laura
    the blog of worldly delights
    the shop of worldly delights

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  29. Love that dress and headpiece, so pretty!

    With Love From Hollywood, 
    Kier
    Fashion Addict LA
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  30. Very very pretty ! these shots are amazing and you and your sister both look fab in your respective styles. Why havent you joined the FB Panama STreet Style contest ? Where you can win 500USD from COnway ??! I'd vote for you!

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  31. Amazing clutch !
    Lovely look !

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  32. Lovely outfit, love the dress

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  33. Amazing outfit and all pictures! You look like a princess and everything is darling indeed!)

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  34. You look gorgeous! The dress looks fabulous on you and I think the headpiece goes very well with it. Your sister looks stylish as well and I have to agree- I love her shoes! Now I want a pair of neon yellow shoes- hehe :) 
    Casco Viejo looks like an amazing place as well- Such a beautiful place to visit. The food looks delish as well! 

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  35. What a beautiful setting! Your dress is so whimsical and fits right in with this gorgeous backdrop – love!
















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  36. With all of the confidence that you exude and the fashion risks that you take I can't believe you were unsure if you could pull this accessory off.  I agree that it is a daring and different - but like everything else, you pulled it off beautifully.  The second photo absolutely looks like it belongs in a fashion magazine.

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  37. You look gorgeous, love that head piece.

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  38. You look so ethereal in these photos, like a lovely little fairy tale! I love it. And I think the headpiece was a perfect addition to the outfit :)

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  39. I always wanted to know where do you leave? Is it Spain, Latin America, it looks always like paradise!
    xoxo Dia.

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  40. lovely post............ 
    xx

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  41. lovely post........
    so cute,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
    xx

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  42. que linda quedaron las fotos en casco, y la comida se ve buenaaa yo quierooo jaja

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  43. Daring in fact! 
    The headpiece is the key and you're a brave girl. I wouldn't have courage to use it in a "normal" day, but I thing I could use something similar in a medieval fair or a themed party.
    I really love the second photo. You look lovely and the light is perfect to enhance the make up and your skintone.

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  44. These photos are gorgeous. I am officially jealous of your life. Can you adopt me or your family, even though I am past the age of adoption. LOL. I love your photos, such high quality as usual. Sorry I haven't commented in a while. You know how life gets sometimes. I love this dress, omg I want it now. If I could get my hand through the computer screen and get it straight from forever 21 that would be awesome. To bad life and shopping don't work that way. Darn. I love these ruins. Panama is so beautiful. Its so in my top list to visit, once I start my career, as a college students budget doesn't have much time for traveling. By the way I love what you ordered at the restaurant delicious. 

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  45. Thank you so so much Lorena!!! I actually haven't heard of that contest!! I'll have to look into that, thanks for the idea! You are so sweet :)

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  46. Thank you Abigail, I appreciate it!

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  47.  Aaaww thanks Elena!! You are so sweet!

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  48.  Thank you Heidi!!! Yeah, I want a pair of neon yellow heels now as well! hahahaha

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  49.  WAAAAOOO, Annabelle!! THANK YOU!! How sweet are you!??!! Thank you so much, your comment has made my day ;)

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  50.  Thank you so so much Katie!

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  51.  Hahaha, gracias Joaquin!! Si, la comida estaba buenisima!! Cuando vuelvan podemos ir :)

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  52. Thank you Teresa!!! I definitely was nervous wearing that headpiece at first, but after a while I felt pretty confident in it! Hope you have a great day :)

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  53.  Hahahahahahahha thank you Anxhela!!!! You are just too sweet, of course my family would adopt you :) . It makes me so happy to hear you liked my outfit and the ruins as well. It makes me even happier to hear that you want to visit my country, that is awesome! If you ever do visit, let me know and we will meet up!!

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  54. You look like a goddess! I'm so loving that gorgeous hairpiece--you can so pull it off!

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  55. Aaaawww thank you JB!!! So glad to hear you think so :)

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  56. These photos are amazing - you look like a goddess in that headpiece!

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  57. I love this photos, you're gorgeous! Amazing... :D

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  58. You do know that boho head piece looks quite amazing.


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  59. No problem. Haha thanks for that comment. Your family would be awesome. :) Yes your country is beautiful and I do hope that one day I can visit your country most likely not in the near future but definitely someday. And I would would love to meet you as well.

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