i've got 99 problems and tying a shirt is one

i've got 99 problems and tying a shirt is one

Here's me being a ding dong. When I was first sent this shirt, I tried it on and loved it. I liked the way the sleeves were scrunchy and how the back and tie looked. Then when I actually had to go out and wear it, I grew frustrated with the tie and why the heck no matter what I did, the blouse looked terribly disheveled. Turns out, I had worn it backwards this time around. And I didn't even realize it until much later... as in after all the photos were already taken. We were able to take one photo of the shirt worn correctly before it started to pour. At least there's evidence of me knowing how to wear a shirt properly.

Get the blouse so that you, too, can wear it backwards ;)


Shirt: Zara Striped Blouse with Pleated Sleeves and Bow Belt 

Pants: Zara Asymmetric Flare Trousers

Shoes: Celine

a little friday lesson

a little friday lesson

I love clothes. That's no secret. But dressing up and styling outfits doesn't equate to excessive spending and investing in big brand names that most people cannot afford. Or at least on a regular basis. And in my own humble opinion, just because someone only wears brand names doesn't mean they look good or are stylish. It's not what you wear, it's how you wear it. And personal style comes a long way. I love seeing street style fashion whenever I'm just walking around New York City. So much creativity and personality! 

If you're on a budget, don't be afraid to look at those stores that you may think wouldn't have anything good. One of my favorite places to go to when I'm home is Ross. Seriously, it's such a gold mine if you're willing to sift through racks of what can initially be perceived as junk. Take this yellow bodysuit for example. I knew instantly that I would want to pair it with fringed jeans and some funky, furry sandals from Zara. Mix those highs and lows, financially speaking. The outfit is pretty simple but with the furry sandals, its personality and statement enough (plus it reminds me of my favorite 90s movie... Clueless! The epitome of 90s fashion!) 

So to summarize: you can be stylish wearing clothes from anywhere, I'm wearing a bodysuit again so I'm rethinking my feelings and conclude that they're not so bad, furry sandals are the ish so if you want to re-live your 90s fashion dream, it's pretty much the way to go.



When I put this dress on, I thought two things: firstly, yes to the ruffled and puffed up sleeves that the 80s would be jealous of, and secondly, heyyyyy Maleficent! Just to be clear, I'm an angel. That's my story and I'm sticking to it. But I can't deny that I was feeling this dress and I knew I had to have it. Kind of like when I'm innocently passing by a Shake Shack and can't say no to their fries... at the very least.  I know you're with me on this. Shake Shack is never a bad idea. And since this dress is basically equivalent to a Shake Shack burger and/or fries, it was kind of a no brainer that the dress could never be a bad idea either. 

And so here we are. Maybe you'll find yourself being featured in a street style collage in an issue of  Vogue Mexico y Latinoamerica. 

Definitely not a bad idea.

Get the dress! 

Dress: Zara v-neck denim dress  

Fur The Moment II

Fur The Moment II

As part of the coat series this winter season, here is my second pick! I love the color and how soft and light the coat feels even though it is thick and incredibly warm. Pretty genius if you ask me.

Tomorrow is the start of spring semester for me and I'm excited to be in school again. Last summer, after I spent three months styling projects around the city, I decided that fashion styling was most likely not for me. Instead, I've turned my focus more on the business side of fashion and hopefully one day, I'll be able to start a small business of my own. We'll see!

This coat is Zara from last season.

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Faux Fur Coat: Topshop Claire Faux Fur | YOINS Green Long Sleeves Artificial Fur | Make Me Chic Collarless Faux Fur Dark Green

Happy New Year

Happy New Year

Happy New Year! Coming out of 2015, I was hopeful that 2016 would be better and different and it was just that in so many more ways than I could have imagined. Last year, I took a leap of faith and decided to leave behind stability in order to go back to school for something completely new. What I got out of it instead was six months of incredible experiences in a different city and every moment has been so fun.

This year, I hope to continue this journey while continuing to grow both from the inside as well as the out. I hope to travel more, "perfect" more recipes, make time for those I love, and use my nursing skills to volunteer in another country. Oh, and maybe this will be the year that I finally close out on an apartment in NYC because this whole traveling back and forth/hotel living makes me feel like a badass but also makes my 30 year old self tired as hell.

Wishing each of you a kickass year. The world awaits your contribution!

This outfit courtesy of Forever21 and I can't wait to be able to wear it someplace warm. Taking recommendations for winter vacation destinations :)

Fur The Moment

Fur The Moment

Just five more sleeps until Christmas! Without a doubt, this is my most favorite holiday ever. I love spending time with family, all the Christmas movies, the baking,  sending cards, the decorations... I could just wrap myself in obnoxious Christmas spirit for the rest of my life and be ok with it.

Another thing I could wrap myself in for the rest of my life is this coat! Look at it! It's perfection in all of its pink, faux furry glory! As part of a project showcasing and styling coats this winter season, I'm happy to choose this beauty as my first choice.

This coat is an exclusive from Story of Lola, which recently went on a huge sale! Unfortunately, because of said sale, it is now sold out. But luckily, I found one for you that is similar and because I like to find a good bargain, this one from Choies  is also on sale.

I hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas. Don't forget to hug the ones you love extra close and tell them you love them. That always seems to be the best gift of all :)