Friday, 22 September 2017

Let's Hike!


Hiking is one of my passions. Exploring new paths and feeling the power of nature all around makes me feel alive. That is why I would like to take you to a few places where I have been. Let's start with the Currumbin Rock Pools. Where the water flows through a green path, running over rocks while birds sing a beautiful and relaxing melody. I feel protect in here by giant forest guardians.


While travelling in Far North Queensland I came across this waterfall running fast over a rocky mountain and forming a perfect lagoon. There was no wind. The trees were still and noiseless. Only the sound of the water could be heard there.


Back to Currumbin Rock Pools where I walked up a stream of water I was able to watch small fish swimming and curiously coming to check on me. The day was perfect where the sun was less hot and the breeze brought sweet smells of rain forest. 



Mangroves on the beach - a perfect shelter for crabs in Far North Queensland. The beautiful coloured leaves were floating above the shallow water while perfection surrounded the area. Just don't be fooled by the beauty of such location as it can be dangerous here too. Big crocodiles live in this area. Always, follow the signs, respect nature and you will experience it at its best.


I am always searching for amazing locations, filled with excitement and beauty. And I have found so many times places that make me feel alive and happy like this one in Currumbin Rock Pools. Love the peace and the magic. 


 I know that hiking can be tiring, so make sure to grab a good pair of trekking poles like these ones. I am using Ultra Strong Trekking Poles from Montem. I walked over rocks and wet areas. I must say that these poles gave me so much stability that I could not believe how much easier was to walk everywhere. With them there were no limitations!  Get 10% off Use code LNT10.


Beautiful paths did take me to beautiful destinations. 


While living in Laos, I had the pleasure to visit The Kuang Si Falls in Luang Prabang. A stunning location where the colour of  blue water contrast with the green jungle bringing perfect harmony to the location. An unforgettable experience. 


Let's end this amazing journey with a well and deserved rest. I could not have chosen a better way to chill out. Sitting in my HAMMOCK from Madera Outdoors while observing the surroundings. This hammock is also a life changing item. Madera Outdoor plants 2 trees for every hammock sold. Their mission is changing people's lives as it is creating jobs and keeping our planet healthy so we can keep enjoy this amazing beautiful world through conservation. Get 40% off your hammock Just use code CRS40.


Thanks for visiting. I hope you enjoyed hiking with me. What is your dream hiking destination?

Have a lovely day! xoxo Cris

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Monday, 18 September 2017

Spring Inspiration

It is spring in Australia. However, I know that many of you are celebrating the arrival of Autumn. So I decided to prepare a post on Transition Season with amazing pieces that can be used in Spring and in Autumn. Independently of the season, you can wear items that will have that Spring feeling. 



The dress I am wearing above under this gigantic gorgeous Jacaranda tree is sold out, however I found this Pink Belted Bell Sleeve Lace Dress below which is perfect for cooler days and it is pink!


While in New York last year I managed to photograph Spring St, I was there in Spring and it was so beautiful to watch trees like this one decorate the streets with pink flowers. 


Nothing like an A-Line Dress for the warmer days, this one has a Rainbow Lorikeet; a gorgeous colourful  Australian bird that I love. You can find it HERE.



You see these trees everywhere on the Gold Coast and Brisbane the capital of Queensland during October, however some start to blossom as early as September. 



The one above was so fascinating that I decided to photograph it and design a scarf with this image. Cashmere Modal Scarf HERE.


This one is at its full bloom. The city I live is beautiful, but I have to say the Jacaranda trees add a pop of colour to the Gold Coast. And the city becomes more stylish and feminine.


Brighten up your autumn days wearing red. This Charming Fold-Over Collar Double Breasted Swing COAT and Satin Floral Bead Handle Clutch are from Fashion Mia. 


What do you think of Autumn fashion inspired by Spring? Have a lovely week. xoxo Cris

Locations: Gold Coast and New York City
Photography: @photosbycris and @tc_visualart 

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Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Back to School with Style

Back to school is a time of wonderful new experiences! So to celebrate it I put together a list of must have items from SheIn. Wearing items that make you feel beautiful can only boost your confidence and self-esteem. 

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The pieces you will find here are easy to style so you don't have to spend hours in the morning trying to get ready and running out of the door so you do not get late. In addition, they are great for transition seasons.

This Aztec Print V Back Shift Dress is fun, colourful and super cute. It is also comfortable! Get back to school with the vacation look. 



Floral prints and embroidery are so trendy and so beautiful. Don't be scared to wear floral on floral. This outfit says it all. It is feminine and the embroidery on the jacket makes it a statement piece. You will not have to add too much to it. You can find this stunning Floral Embroidered Denim Jacket HERE.



Lace Up Plunge Neck Kimono Sleeve Botanical Smock Dress Add some colour and flowers to your day! The floral print on yellow makes it so special. The details of this outfit transforms this A-line dress into an easy to style outfit, plus you just have to put it on and you are ready to shine.  



 Who does not love a Maxi Dress? Well, I cannot live without them. They are chic and so flattering. I love the fresh look and this Jungle Print Maxi Dress  just caught my eye.



The classic pieces will be always essential items, a gorgeous pair of denim, white or black top, and you are dressed to shine. This all time favourites are never going to let you down. It is a casual look that is stylish, comfortable and beautiful. Get this Black And White 2PCS Ribbed Knit T-shirt Set HERE and the beautiful distressed boyfriend jeans HERE



These are some ideas for you to get back to school looking and feeling your best. Always add your touch to personalize outfits and make them your own. Get these outfits HERE!

Have a lovely day! xoxo Cris







Monday, 11 September 2017

Fashion in the Forest

Nothing like the smell of forest and the sound of a waterfall. This waterfall is called The Natural Bridge and is located in the Gold Coast hinterland Springbrook National Park. 



Springbrook Natural Bridge Waterfall is more than meet the eyes. You should try to visit during the day and at night. In day light you will find a waterfall with sunlight reflecting the water falling in a lake under the rocks. At night you will hear the water falling under the stars but not the stars in the sky. This environment is a perfect shelter for tiny creatures during the day, but at night they shine and this cave transforms into a ceiling of light by the Glowing Worms. A natural show not to be missed. 



Afternoon in #Springbrook is not only breathtaking but is is also a way to unwind and really let the sounds of the forest and the smell of nature invade your soul. I love to just stare at the natural beauty and forget all the worries


                                                                              So grateful for the beautiful planet we live in. 


If you enjoy horse riding like I do, Springbrook is a great location for this activity.


I totally advise you to bring a hat when visiting Queensland as the weather can get hot and humid, you really need to protect yourself from the sun. So why not do this in style, I chose this Wide Brim Felt Fedora Hat with Faux Pearl Chain - Black  from Rosegal. Another must have is a good pair of sunglasses. I am wearing Thea Sunglasses from Poppy Apparel. Get 10% off Use code PoppyPhotosbyCris. 



I also chose to wear a super comfortable yet stylish Jumpsuit with Raffle Sleeve from Fashion Mia. 


I will end this article with the gorgeous view of Moogerah. An amazing location in Queensland that offers water sports as well as bush walking and climbing. After a busy day, sit down, relax and enjoy the view. I am doing exactly that while sitting comfortably in my Hammock. I absolutely love these Hammocks because they mean better future for impoverished farmers. Every time someone buys a hammock from Madera Outdoor 2 trees are planted in Africa and in that way improving so many lives. To celebrate this wonderful mission you can get 40% off when purchasing one of these amazing hammocks, simply use code CRS40. This stunning Straw Boater Hat is from SheIn.


What is your favourite activity while in a forest? 

Have a lovely week. 

xoxo Cris




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Thursday, 7 September 2017

Rosegal Wishlist

Hello!

It is not a secret that I love shopping gorgeous items at Rosegal online store, however what you may not know is that I adore Retro Dresses.  

As I was looking through their items I could not resist the temptation of putting together some of my favorite pieces and I would like to share them with you.

I am crazy about day to night dresses and this one is gorgeous. The blue floral print with the black top makes it a must have. This A-Line dress with skew neck detail is very sophisticated - every girl dream.


A Line skew neck Floral Print Dress HERE

You will look amazing in this red and black floral vintage dress. This knee length. sleeveless dress is a stylish hot item. I am in love with the flattering design and the halter neckline.  

Vintage Halter Floral Print Dress HERE


Every girl should have at least one floral item in their wardrobe and if you already have one well this beautiful dress is definitely a good excuse to buy another one. It is elegant and the sky blue floral print makes it a wish list item.
Vintage Floral Sleeveless A Line Dress HERE


The colour and the details of this dress are to die for. The lace trim, spaghetti strap and short sleeves add so much to it. 
High Waist Lace Trim Vintage Dress HERE

The knee length and the short sleeves are perfect for any season. You can't go wrong with a wrap dress and it is so easy to style it. The green colour is stunning and the design is very feminine. Adorable!
Vintage Plunge Work Wrap Swing A Line Dress HERE


You want some new clothes, why not taking a look over HERE?

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Time for a new outfit! 



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Sunday, 27 August 2017

Beach Wedding Part II

Beach Wedding - Part II

Currumbin Beach has been an inspiration to write about Beach Wedding Articles. This beach has so many beautiful places and offers a variety of activities. You can never get bored here. From surf to fishing, from dining to shopping and from walks on fine sand to beach weddings of course. More on this beach in my articles Wedding Beach I, 10 Things To Do in Currumbin Beach and Yoga. While here, enjoy the views of the Gold Coast buildings.


This gorgeous dress I found in Choies It is sheer lace from top to toe. So what I did here to achieve this look was to wear the dress from Beach Wedding Part I  underneath. It worked so well both lace but the shorter dress is not sheer lace. I loved the way it looks.






























This gorgeous anklet is from Poppy Apparel I find it delicate and so pretty! The gorgeous vintage bells made of Zinc Alloy is light and it shines so much in the sun. Yes, I had to have it. You can get 10% off when you purchase any product in Poppy Apparel Shop just use code poppyphotosbycris.


































I hope you enjoy my Beach Wedding inspired posts. The romantic song of the waves, the breeze touching the skin, the gold sand under the feet, the rocks decorating all around and the views of the Surfers Paradise beach in the background made it all so perfect for a special day! I hope you have a wonderful week! A big thank to my twin boys who have helped me with the photoshoot, they are only 12 years old and such great help. I am so proud of them!

Do you enjoy beach weddings?


Location: Currumbin Beach
Photography: PhotosbyCris and tc_visualart
Creative Director: PhotosbyCris - Cris A Santos Photography

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Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Beach Wedding Part I

Hi there,

I have always loved weddings and when I saw this beautiful dress I decided that I would like to prepare a post that would inspire brides to be. However, this dress is so versatile and gorgeous that can really be worn not just as a beach wedding dress but also at anytime of the day or night.

The beach I chose was Currumbin Beach a stunning beach 30 minutes from Surfers Paradise. If you want to know more about this beautiful location please read 10 Things To Do In Currumbin Beach. 


















  

 Outfit:

Dress: PopPoly 

Necklace: Rosegal

Anklet: Poppy Apparel 10% off Use code poppyphotosbycris

Location: Currumbin Beach

Photography: TC_Visual Art and PhotosbyCris

Have a gorgeous day! xoxo Cris

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