A Not So Blue Monday & A Lisbon Look


Oh hello first blog post of 2017! I’m a little late to the party, I know, but sometimes it takes me a while to get back into the swing of things…Anyway, today I’m feeling very contented (however tired) after a weekend away in Lisbon with my friend L’Oréal.

Today is apparently meant to be Blue Monday (supposedly the most depressing day of the year for us Brits), but for me I’m feeling very much the opposite and I have to admit having just had one of the most fun city breaks away might have something to do with it.

I’ve realised that one of my favourite things to do is travel. Strangely not in the sense of leaving home for six months to live somewhere afar (I’m far too much of a lover of my home for that), but I definitely enjoy the excitement of hopping on a plane for a weekend, or a week, or two away, to experience a different part of the world and try somewhere new.

After returning home from a trip abroad I’m always left feeling so happy that I’ve been able to experience another part of the world and make memories with some of my favourite people as well as meeting new people along the way.

This year I plan to do a lot more travelling and I’m happy to say that I already have a few more trips planned out, which is ideal because nothing sparks wanderlust in me more than a trip away in the first place.

Lisbon certainly kicked off the first trip of the year on the high and you can expect to see a photo heavy blog post all about my trip here once I’ve gone through all 915 photos on my camera, and how ever many more I took on my phone (yes, we got very snap happy).

For now I’ll share with you one of my outfits from the weekend away, which is this (you guessed it) casual and comfy ensemble…and I have to say I’m very glad that I made my Converse my footwear of choice for this trip because Lisbon has a lot of hilly cobbled streets, so practical footwear was a must!

CALVIN KLEIN Tshirt outfit styling
Samio Manchester Style travel blogger in Lisbon
Asos Farleigh Slim fit Mom jeans and mint velvet navy coat
CALVIN KLEIN Tshirt outfit styling
Lisbon style what to wear in winter Lisboa
Happy in Lisbon

Samio x

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  1. Pam
    January 18, 2017 / 12:45 pm

    you look great! lisbon is such a pretty city and I love these shots! I hope you are able to do lots more travelling 🙂
    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

    • Samio
      January 18, 2017 / 1:09 pm

      Thanks Pam! ?

      Samio x

  2. January 19, 2017 / 5:45 am

    Love all of these photos and I love travelling as well. I actually think I’m the happiest when I travel, but at the same time I love being at home so hopefully I can always find kind of a nice balance between the two. I couldn’t imagine my life without travelling though.

    Julia // http://www.thesundaymode.com

  3. Halle
    January 28, 2017 / 1:41 pm

    I like your look. Very calm and relaxed like. Your hair is adorbs. May i ask what u put in it to keep it so gorgeous.

    • Samio
      January 29, 2017 / 12:45 pm

      Thanks Halle! I mainly like to use Macadamia Healing Oil Treatment and Kinky Curly Knot Today leave in conditioner. 😀

      Samio x

  4. LOla
    January 28, 2017 / 3:08 pm

    Love your hair 🙂

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  5. February 1, 2017 / 3:19 pm

    You look amazing !!! 🙂 Love your outfit. 🙂 Nice pictures !!! <3

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