Monthly Archives: April 2012

Embarking in T-Minus 8 hours


As I prepare for my final sleep tonight in my own bed, or shall I say my final night staring at the ceiling wondering what I got myself into, I feel the shivers and shakes circulating within me. My friends have been amazing and I am so glad I had a chance to catch up with the majority of my Bayview, Schulich, and LOULOU friends prior to my departure. Boy am I going to miss you guys 😦

For those of you who know me, packing the night before at around 2am is sort of my customary behaviour. But this time around I’ve decided to be just a tad bit more prepared as forgetting to bring socks and underwearwould be deadly.

I’m stressed out just looking at all this so I’ve decided to just sit in my luggage and ponder for a while 🙂

My flight is somewhere around 6 and 7 am tomorrow morning and at that time I will be UP UP AND AWAY. However, before that time feel free to contact me via phone or facebook or whatever way you contact me best. On my journey I can be contacted via email, facebook, or this wonderful blog 🙂

I’ll miss you all very much but am very excited to see what Costa Rica has in store for me. I wish you guys all an amazing month of May!


Be Healthy, Be Happy, Be Chic.

xx Neda xx

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Wardrobe Fit for a Costa Rican


I figured I better start using the ‘Ola’ greeting since Spanish is the primary language in Costa Rica. I have been busy shopping and scanning my wardrobe at home for pieces I’d like to take with me to Costa Rica. Some things to note:

1) I must pack very light as we will be staying in local families’ homes with several other volunteers sharing one room (volunteering isn’t luxurious after all).

2) Modest clothing is a must if you don’t wish to get robbed after turning every street corner.

3) During volunteer hours when I will be teaching English, dress code is below the knees bottoms and shirts that cover my shoulders.

That being said, I have comprised some outfits to inspire my packing choices.

Outfit #1- Laidback Chic

This outfit represents the typical cruising around the city look I will be going for. Think long bermuda shorts, pastel colours, and of course silly bands. I find silly bands to be my good luck charm so you’ll definitely be seeing me sporting a lot of those. As for the sequined pink sperrys..they will likely not be making the cut for my packing list 😦

Outfit #2- Romantic Stroller

This is representative of my wardrobe when I am off duty. Maxi skirts and dresses will be a staple item that you will see me sporting throughout the trip. They are modest, yet incredibly chic. As well, short rain boots are an absolute must as I will be heading to Costa Rica during the rainy season and I wish to keep my little toes nice and dry.

Outfit #3- Catching Some Waves

As you have probably already figured out, this will be my go-to look when I hit the beaches on the coast of Guanacaste, which is 4 hours away from San Jose. The first thing that probably caught your eye is the surfboard. Yes I am going surfing…yes I will probably fall 2938123718 times…and yes I will take lots of pictures to post here! Also note a wide-brimmed sunhat and sunscreen are an absolute must for my pale skin, plus skin cancer isn’t sexy.

There ya have it folks, some Costa Rican style inspiration. Which outfit’s your fave?


Be Healthy, Be Happy, Be Chic.

xx Neda xx

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What is a Fashionista to Go?

Hello World.


This is my first official post…wow so surreal. I have been working on perfecting this blog for a while now and will hopefully purchase the domain name soon!

For those of you who are curious about the name of this blog, I’d like to take a minute to explain. I am the ultimate fashionista who would never be caught dead wearing a silver necklace with gold earrings. I scan every major London, Paris, Milan, New York, and Toronto fashion week runway every season, seeking the newest and freshest upcoming trends. This strong passion for fashion is where the ‘Fashionista’ aspect of the blog name came from. As for the ‘to go’ part, I am an avid traveler. Taking missions around the world, in fact, has been the key influence on my sense of style.

I have created this blog as a means to take you on my journeys around the world. My upcoming adventure will begin in 10 days and I can be tracked down in San Jose, Costa Rica, where I will be volunteering and teaching English to local children for three weeks.

To find out more please click on the creepy image of me to the right of this post, which will take you to the ABOUT page of this blog.

Buckle up and pack tons of sunscreen for this Costa Rican adventure we are about to embark on.


Be Healthy, Be Happy, Be Chic.

xx Neda xx 

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