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I Bet You’ve Never Heard of… Andor…

Recently, I was scrolling through Youtube and game across a video called “I Accidentally Became Famous in Another Country” (press on to be taken to the link). The lady in the video explains that she had to come up with a Buzzfeed article, as she is a writer for them, and couldn’t think any ideas. Long story short, she write an article called “14 Pics that Prove Malta is the Most Underrated Country in the Mediterranean” (again you can click to see article). This gave me a stroke of inspiration… why don’t I do a recurring segment about some less traveled countries around the world and best places within them!

For the first post of “I Bet You’ve Never Heard of…” I will write aboutttttttttttttt…..

ANDORRA 

andorra-1.jpgI know what you’re thinking: “where’s this Andorra you speak of?” Well, I’m glad you asked. This adorable country is in the Pyrenees mountains right between Spain and France.

See the outlined black circle? Andorra is right in there. Cute right?andorra-map.jpg

Pal, Andorra an adorable village in the parish of La Massana Andorra-Pal-2.jpg

Ordino, Andorra located in the north of AndorraOrdino._Andorra_195.jpg

and if you’re a skier then Arinsal, Andorra is the place for you. header-arinsal-gondola.jpg

Андора

Here are a few popular ski resorts in Andorra

Grandvalria

Vallnord

Soldeu

If you aren’t a skier that’s okay. You can always visit Sant Joan de Caselles Church aka THE tourist stop of Andorra. You can’t go without visiting this! I mean c’mon it can’t get more beautiful!!! Església_de_Sant_Joan_de_Caselles_-_7-4.jpg

This building is hard to miss if you are ever in Les Escaldes, Andorra. Along with its jaw dropping architecture this building doubles as a spa (called Caldea). I couldn’t think of a better way to relax and warm up from the slopes for a day, or maybe just a couple hours. Andorra-Inuu-Caldea-spa-complex.jpg

At the end of the day, Andorra’s natural beauty tops everything else and it’s only something you can really experience by visiting (but I’ll post some pictures to hold you over until you get there)!!!!!

Here are a few nature attractions

Tristaina Lake Trail 

Juclar Lake

Rec de l’Obac 

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Discovering the Beauty of Iceland.

About a month ago I visited Iceland. It wasn’t for a very long time due to finals week but the time I did have there was extraordinary and just breathtakingly beautiful. To truly see Iceland it requires hiking and the outdoors. You may not be a wilderness expert but Iceland’s beauty is worth it. Don’t believe me? Maybe some pictures can prove it. Or maybe you’ll just have to visit yourself.IMG_6607.JPGIMG_6608.JPGVSCO Cam-1-4.jpgVSCO Cam-1-1.jpgVSCO Cam-1-3.jpgVSCO Cam-1.jpgIMG_6972.JPGIMG_6609.JPG

The Look for Less: Selena Gomez

The Look for Less: Selena Gomez

 

Best 2016 Red Carpet Looks

A new year means a lot of things. For many it is a breath a fresh air, a time to look back on the memories made the year before, or a time to set new goals for yourself. To me, it means a lot of things. I made my resolutions and reminisced about the year before. Many trends were created and fashion statements were never slacked. There is no denying that in the past year fashion has advanced with the world and in this post I’m going to show you my favorite 2016 red carpet looks. Till next time, Claire.

Kendall Jenner

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What I love: This dress is a vintage meets chic masterpiece. The lace detailing on the upper part sides is what gives if the vintage feel but the beautiful center lacing with the extravagant lace-up boots both give it the chic side of the outfit.

Bella Hadid

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What I love: The slit! I love the slit because Bella Hadid is young, 20, and not to mention has a great body. Therefore, I think the very high slit gives the dress just the right about of youth while still creating the perfect amount of class.

Blake Lively

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What I love: It stuns me to this day that Blake Lively was pregnant when this was taken. I think that the color of her dress compliments her hair color very nicely. Going along with the hair to dress theme I also love how her hair has a simple smooth wave. She has on a very sparkly dress so she doesn’t need an extravagant hairdo.

Zendaya

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What I love: I love how she finds a happy medium between too fancy and too simple. This dress is very simple for that reason she put a few jewelry pieces with the outfit dress it up the perfect amount.

Selena Gomez and Taylor Swift

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What I love: I love how they both look so good and are the cutest best friends ever. Best friends that slay together, stay together.

Ashley Graham 

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What I love: Ashley knows how to work her curves. This dress is phenomenally flattering on her.

Zayn Malik and Gigi Hadid

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What I love: They complement each other’s outfit very well. Gigi’s rings are her version of Zayn’s full robotic arms. Her dress fit perfectly with the theme of the event she was at.

Ariana Grande

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What I love: Ariana looked very elegant with this long gown. I love how she ties in a big trend this year of chokers but still keeping it charming.

Hailee Steinfeld

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What I love: The fun colors and designs all come in to make an exquisite dress. You can’t miss and that isn’t a bad thing.

 

Holiday Outfit Ideas

HAPPY DECEMBER 12TH EVERYBODY! I love December because it gives you the best holiday feel. Snuggling up in a toasty blanket, watching holiday movies, while sipping hot chocolate is the best (while wearing fuzzy socks, because who doesn’t love fuzzy socks). Here are some cute outfit ideas you can wear all holiday season long. You’ll get through the holidays without a fashion worry!
Holiday Outfit Ideas

 


Chicwish sexy top
chicwish.com

Jigsaw long sleeve t shirt
$41 – houseoffraser.co.uk

Samsøe Samsøe long jacket
$265 – johnlewis.com

Sans Souci brown vest
sanssoucistores.com

MARC CAIN wrap skirt
$93 – rebelle.com

River Island distressed jeans
$53 – riverisland.com

Short skirt
romwe.com

Miu Miu black boots
$1,750 – brownsfashion.com

Steve Madden black flat
lordandtaylor.com

MICHAEL Michael Kors zipper wallet
$120 – fashionette.co.uk

Man bag
wilsonsleather.com

Topshop rose gold jewelry
$100 – topshop.com

Anne Klein pearl jewelry
lordandtaylor.com

Burberry cashmere scarve
$355 – selfridges.com

The Look For Less: Taylor Hill

Hey guys, I want to start out by saying the Victoria Secret Fashion Show was incredible, an 11 out of 10 for sure. All of the models looked stunning. Taylor Hill is a model I have recently become obsessed with and I just couldn’t resist searching her up on google. Something I learned on my google excursion was not only does she look AMAZING strutting down the runway, but walking down the street too!! I really loved her street style, it’s amazingly casual but absolutely gorgeous. I looked on a couple websites trying to find her looks but I had little to no luck. I then made the executive decision that the world need to see not only her looks (for less), but other celebrities too. With that all said, this will be a new little segment. You can comment celebrities you want me to do next and I’ll find some of their looks for less. Hope you enjoyyy xo.

 

Taylor Hill Street Style

 


Uniqlo turtleneck sweater
$38 – uniqlo.com

H M long cardigan
$31 – hm.com

River Island sleeveless top
$7.55 – riverisland.com

Double breasted coat
victoriaswing.com

Slim fit pants
$30 – newchic.com

Office black booties
$47 – selfridges.com

Black boots
kstoresusa.com

India Mimi leather purse
$125 – graziashop.com

Dorothy Perkins tote handbag
dorothyperkins.com

Banana republic scarve
bananarepublic.gap.com

Stila eyeshadow
modalist.com

Nars cosmetic
narscosmetics.com

Me Before You

Many of you are probably familiar with this title. That’s maybe because it’s a New York Times bestseller or maybe it’s because Me Before You is a major motion picture. Either way Me Before You was one of the best, if not the absolute best books I have ever read. You are truly touched by the story of Louisa Clark and Will Traynor. Louisa is an optimistic, bubbly, fun loving, jokester that you yourself will instantly want to be your best friend. For me personally, It’s always hard to find the perfect book but reading Me Before You I such a hard time putting it down. 9780143124542-1.jpg

An Alaskan Adventure

Not many people I know have gone to Alaska, in fact when I sent someone a snapchat on a plane with the Alaskan geo-tag they asked “What is there even to do?” Now, I am reassured A LOT. From boat tours and Denali park to ATV riding and gold panning I was never bored. Although I had fun doing all of these activities, my favorite was the helicopter ride up to Punchbowl Glacier.  There is a high altitude Iditarod training camp, and I got the opportunity to go dog mushing. This was through Alpine Air Inc. The people are amazing and have everything perfectly planned out. They give you a rain jacket, thin snow pants, boots, gloves and sunglasses. The only thing I would recommend bringing is a warmer jacket to go under. Is it a little pricy, but 100% worth it.

Alaska is an extremely mountainous and beautiful state and seeing it through a different perspective is something I will never forget.

P.S. I have created an instagram, which is @completelyclaireblog. I will be posting more pictures from trips and such. Woot woot for travel!!!

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