The Joy of Fashion

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Monday, July 18, 2016

{Outfit}: Summer Palms Shorts and Breezy Poncho

Cute shorts outfit for Summer
Love these cute rainbow sunglasses for Summer!

Hi guys! One of my favorite pieces as of late is this fresh white poncho I bought during my trip to South Beach Miami two months ago. The openings on the side keep me cooled off on these hot muggy days;  while the floral details on the bottom trim add interest and style. But my favorite part of this top without a doubt is how loose it fits because that allows me to eat as much pizza and ice cream as I want without feeling uncomfortable ;)

-- En Español -- Hola chicos!! Una de mis piezas favoritas últimamente es este poncho blanco y fresco que compré durante mi viaje a South Beach Miami hace un par de meses atrás. Las aperturas a los lados me mantienen fresca en estos días calurosos y húmedos mientras que los detalles florales en los bordes añade interés y estilo. Pero sin duda alguna mi parte favorita de este top es que me queda bastante holgada, lo cual me permite comer tooooda la pizza y el helado que quiera sin sentirme incómoda ;)

Cool and Chic outfit for Summer
Sexy beige gladiator heels
Boho accessories for Summer
{Watch/Reloj: Sammydress.com  ;  Hat/Sombrero: Was my Mom's/Era de mi Mamá  ;  Earrings/Aretes: Stevens (Panama)  ;  Everything else/Todo lo demás: Forever21}

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Photos by/Fotos por: Vanessa Richani
Marie McGrath, Panama Fashion Blogger

Friday, July 15, 2016

{Outfit}: Boho Chic Festival Style

Boho Festival Style
Boho Gypsy style, perfect for Summer festivals!

Saturday July 9, 2016

Hi guys!! Here is a comfy boho outfit I wore out to brunch this past Saturday with my friends. I was challenged by Boohoo to create my own version of what I think "festival style" (like Coachella) should look like, and this is what I came up with!! When I think of festivals, I immediately want to dress like a gypsy! Hahahaha. Hence the floppy hat, the big earrings, and the bangles. 

What would you wear to a festival?

-- En Español -- Hola chicos!! Aquí les muestro un look casual y boho que me puse para salir a brunchear con mis amigos este Sábado pasado. Boohoo, la tienda virtual, me retaron a crear mi propia versión de lo que yo pienso que es un estilo de festival (tipo Coachella), y este es el look que se me ocurrió hacer! Cuando yo pienso en festivales, inmediatamente me dan ganas de vestirme como una gypsy! jaja. Por eso me puse este sombrero, los aretes grandes, y los millones de pulseras.

Y ustedes qué se pondrían para ir a un festival?

Perfect Boho Gypsy outfit for Summer
The perfect outfot for a Summer Festival
{Top, Shorts, Sunglasses, and Earrings/Camisa, Shorts, Lentes de Sol, y Aretes: c/o Boohoo.com  ;  Shoes, Bag, and Hat/Sombrero, Bolsa y Zapatos: Forever21 (Panama)  ;  Bracelets/Pulseras: Accessorize (Panama)}

Here are some other outfits that are perfect for a festival:
Aquí otros looks que son perfectos para ir a un festival:
Click through for more festival outfit ideas for Summer!Click through for more festival outfit ideas for Summer!
Click through for more festival outfit ideas for Summer!
Photos by: //Fotos por: Gabriel Sukenik
Marie McGrath, Panama Fashion Blogger

Disclaimer: This article has been sponsored by Boohoo; but everything expressed in this post is my own personal opinion.
Aviso: Este artículo ha sido patrocinado por Boohoo; pero todo lo expresado en este post es mi opinión personal.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

{Outfit}: Off the Shoulder Summer 2016 Trend

The off-the-shoulder trend is huge for Summer!
Milkbraids are the perfect Summer hairstyle!

Hi guys!! One of my favorite trends at the moment is the off-the-shoulder trend for 3 simple reasons: 

1) Keeps me fresh in Panama's hot muggy weather
2) Allows me to look sexy without actually showing much skin
3) Shoulders always look skinny no matter how much pizza I eat (in contrast to my hips!)

If that third reason isn't a good enough reason to try a trend, I don't know what is. And with that, I bid you all adieu. Enjoy your pizza my friends and show off them skinny shoulders! ;)

Hola chicos! Una de mis tendencias favoritas del momento es la de los hombros descubiertos por 3 razones sencillas:

1) Me mantiene fresca en el clima húmedo y caliente de Panamá
2) Me permite lucir sexy sin mostrar mucho piel
3) Mis hombros siempre lucen fantásticas sin importar cuanta pizza como (a cambio de mis caderas!)

Si esa tercera razón no es razón suficiente para probar una nueva tendencia, no se qué es entonces. Y con eso, me despido de ustedes. Disfrutan de sus pizzas y muestren esos hombros sexys amigos! ;)

In love with these beautiful butterfly heels!
Florals always look great for Spring and Summer
Loving the off the shoulder trend for Summer 2016
Cute Summer outfit with floral pants
{Top and Pants/Camisa y Pantalones: Forever21  ;  Shoes/Zapatos: Sammydress.com  ;  Necklace/Collar: El Titan (Panama)  ;  Kenneth Cole Bag/Bolsa: TJ Maxx (USA)}

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Here are other ways in which I've worn these pants:
Aquí otras formas en que me he puesto estos pantalones:
Click through to see two other ways to wear these floral pants!Click through to see two other ways to wear these floral pants!

Marie McGrath, Panama Fashion Blogger

Monday, July 11, 2016

{Video}: Forever21 and Stevens Shopping Haul!


Hi guys!! For my next YouTube video, I thought it would be fun to show all of you my latest purchases from Forever21 and Stevens... with a healthy dose of humor of course! Hope you all enjoy the video, and if you, be sure to give it a thumbs up and subscribe to my channel!! Happy Monday lovelies!

-- En Español -- Hola chicos!! Para mi próximo video de YouTube, pensé que sería divertido compartir con ustedes mis compras recientes de Forever21 y Stevens... con una buena dosis de humor por supuesto!! Espero que disfrutan este video, y si les gusta, asegúrense de por favor darle like y subscribirse a mi canal! Felíz Lunes amigos!

Marie McGrath, Panama Fashion Blogger

Thursday, July 7, 2016

{Home}: Grand Reveal of my Dream Apartment, Part 2

Ever wonder what a fashion blogger's closet looks like?? Click through to see the full reveal!

Helloooooo everyone!!! Here is the 2nd part of my two post series (See part 1 here!) where I am revealing my dream apartment makeover!!! Here you will be able to see my ultra glam closet, my cozy bedroom, and my casual balcony. Lets dive right into it shall we?!?!

Lets start off BIG with the makeover of my closet room! That's right, closet ROOM! When I bought my 2 bedroom apartment, I knew right away that I was going to transform the 2nd bedroom into a walk-in-closet and home office. Take a look at the before and after:

Helllooouuu a todos!! Aquí está la 2nda parte (Vean la 1era parte aquí!) prometida de la gran revelación de mi apartamento de ensueño!! Aquí podrán ver mi closet ultra glam, mi recámara relax, y mi balcón casual. 

Ok, empecemos este gran post mostrando lo que todos ustedes quieren ver: mi cuarto closet!! Así es, mi CUARTO closet!! Cuando compré mi apartamento, supe instantáneamente que quería convertir la segunda recámara en un walk in closet y oficina. Veamos el antes y después:

Click through to see how I transformed this bedroom into a walk in closet!
Glam white and pink home office
Click through to see how I transformed this bedroom into a walk in closet!

Are we loving it?!?! My favorite part is the ceiling to floor shoe shelves!! To create this glam walk in closet, I disassembled and painted white the built in closet of the room, used gold polka dot stickers on the walls, and added lots and lots of shelves for shoes. I also bought this beautiful (and affordable!) chandelier from Amazon.com because what would be a walk-in-closet without a chandelier, am I right?!

Qué les parece?!?! Les encanta tanto como a mí!?! Mi parte favorita sin duda alguna es la pared de zapatos!! Para crear este cuarto closet, tuve que remover las puertas del armario y pintarlo todo de blanco, pegar stickers doradas en las paredes como lunares, y añadí muchísimas repisas para mis zapatos. También compré este hermoso (y económico!) chandelier de Amazon.com porque siento que un walk in closet sin chandelier no es walk in closet... jaja.

Use gold stickers to create this polka dot wall effect. Click through for more chic home decor ideas!
Super pretty gold vanity table and mirror!
Display your shoes as art covering an entire wall!
My vast collection of shoes displayed on shelves
My dream closet had to include a ceiling to floor display of my shoe collection!
My dream closet color coded
Display pretty perfume bottles as art in your closet!
I love my girly home office in white, gold, and pink!
Adorable home office in white and pink!

Alright, next up is my bedroom! Check out this before and after:

Ok, ahora veamos mi habitación principal!! Aquí les muestro el antes y después:

Click through to see the full makeover of this master bedroom
Click through to see the full makeover of this master bedroom

For my bedroom, I was inspired by the sky and the stars. With that in mind, I created this blue ombre wall effect with two tones of blue paint (Learn how to do it yourself here!). I also created a little reading nook with Disney and Harry Potter decorations to feed my obsession with fairy tales!

Para la decoración de mi habitación, me inspiré en el cielo y las estrellas. Con eso en mente, pinté una pared en un degradado de azul (Aprende cómo hacerlo tú mismo aquí!). También decoré una esquina de mi cuarto con adornos de Disney y Harry Potter porque ustedes ya saben que estoy obsesionada con esas cosas!

Relaxing bedroom inspired by the sky and the stars
Blue bedroom inspired by a relaxing sky
Cute reading nook decorated with Disney paintings!
Cute and colorful shelf decor
Cute and subtle way to add Disney to your home decor!
Cute way to add Harry Potter to your home decor!
Cute purple shelf decor

Lastly, I decorated my balcony with patio furniture in fresh white and turquoise. The "cocoon" chair, as I like to call it, is my absolute faaaaavorite because it looks amazing and is incredibly comfortable. I spend many evenings relaxing in this hammock chair sipping on wine and enjoying the incredible view of the sea and the city.

Por último decoré mi balcón con muebles de patio en blanco y turquesa. Mi mueble favorito de toda la casa probablemente es esta silla artística porque se ve super chic y también es mega cómodo. Me encanta pasar varios de mis tardes acomodada en esta silla, tomando una copa de vino, y disfrutando de la hermosa vista del mar y la ciudad.

I love this hammock chair to relax on my balcony!

And there you have it everyone, that is my dream The Joy of Fashion Apartment!! Did you like it?? If you haven't already, be sure to check out the 1st Part of my apartment grand reveal to check out my living room, dining room, and kitchen makeover. Don't forget to come back and let me know what is your favorite room of my entire home!

Y allí lo tienen chicos, este es mi apartamento de ensueño de The Joy of Fashion!! Qué les pareció?!? Si no lo han hecho todavía, asegúrense de ver la 1era parte de la gran revelación de mi apartamento para ver cómo decoré mi sala, comedor, y cocina. Y no olviden volver para decirme cuál fue su cuarto favorito de todo mi nuevo hogar!

Click through to see all the bright colors of my home!

Marie McGrath, Panama Fashion Blogger