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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

{Outfit}: Dreamy blue gown + Floral Kimono

Love this gorgeous pleated dress!
Floral Kimonos are perfect for Spring!

Thursday July 16, 2015

Hi guys! Here is an outfit I put together with this dreamy blue gown and a pretty floral kimono. I bought this dress a couple of years ago (see the first and ONLY time I wore it here!) and I never wear it because I feel like it should be saved for formal "special" events. I truly love this dress though (especially how it moves with the wind!) so I was determined to find a way to dress it down. I ended up pairing it with a floral kimono tied around my waist and some comfy flat sandals. I looooooove how it turned out! Now I feel super inspired to find other "fancy" pieces in my closet and see how to dress them down too!

-- En Español -- Hola chicos! Aquí les muestro un look que armé con este hermooosooo vestido azul y un lindo kimono de flores. Compré este vestido hace un par de años (pueden ver la primera y única vez que me lo puse aquí!) y nunca me lo pongo porque siento que debo guardarlo para ocasiones "especiales" y formales. Pero hoy me sentí determinada de encontrar una forma de lucir este vestido de forma más casual! Decidí combinarlo con este kimono de flores amarrado a mi cintura y con mis sandalias favoritas. Me encaaaaaanta como se ve este look! Ahora me siento mega inspirada de encontrar otras piezas elegantes en mi closet y descifrar como usarlos de forma más casual! 

Dreamy Spring Outfit
Pretty Spring Hair and Makeup!
This blue maxi dress is SO pretty!
{Dress/Vestido: Asos.com  ;  Kimono: Estampa (Panama)  ;  Shoes/Zapatos: BBB (Panama)  ;  Rings/Anillos: Claires (Panama)  ;  Earrings/Aretes: Forever21 (Panama)}

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Sunday, July 26, 2015

{Outfit}: Polka Dot Dress + Donuts

Cute Polka Dot Dress Outfit for Spring!
Super Adorable Doughnut Clutch!!

Saturday July 18, 2015

Hi guys! Here is a cutesy outfit I wore to brunch and to check out a new local doughnut joint called Q' Dona. I couldn't resist making an outfit with my adorable doughnut clutch knowing that I was going out to eat doughnuts because I'm corny like that. I decided to pair it with this fresh mint polka dot dress to make a candy colored type of outfit.... perfect for eating all them sprinkles :)

-- En Español -- Hola chicos!! Aquí les muestro un look super "cute" que me puse para comer brunch y visitar un nuevo local de donas llamado Q' Dona. No me pude resistir a hacer un outfit alrededor de mi clutch de dona sabiendo que saldría a comer donas, hahaha. Decidí combinarlo con este lindo vestido de lunares para crear un look en colores de caramelos... perfecto para comerme todos esos dulces ;)

Delicious Doughtnuts at Q Dona, Panama City
Delicious Donuts
The Perfect Clutch for Doughnut Lovers!
Doughnuts are the secret to Happiness!
What could be better than a doughnut clutch and a polka dot dress?!
{Dress/Vestido: Forever21  ;  Shoes/Zapatos: Amazon.com  ;  Clutch: Asos.com  ;  Bracelets/Pulseras: Stevens (Panama)}


Get the look: /Cómprate el look:



1 Dress x 5 ways:
1 vestido x 5 formas de usarlo:
How to wear a Polka Dot Dress. 1 Dress 5 ways!
Look 1 // Look 2 // Look 3 // Look 4 // Look 5

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Friday, July 24, 2015

{Read}: A Beautiful Mess Photo Idea Book

Click through for my review on the A Beautiful Mess Photo Idea Book!
Cute and Preppy Outfit for Summer!

Friday July 17, 2015

Hi guys! Lately I've been investing a lot of time in coming up with new ideas on how to improve my blog (hooray!); and one of the things I came up with was to share with all of you some book recommendations from time to time. Hopefully I can share some good finds that you can add to your book reading list!

To start off, let me tell you a little bit about this book I'm almost done reading called "A Beautiful Mess, a Photo Idea Book". If you are not familiar with Elsie and Emma from the blog A Beautiful Mess, I suggest you go check them out right meoowww! Their blog is all kinds of awesome with DIY projects, recipes, scrapbooking, and some fashion posts as well. 

In this book you can find tips on how to take better and more creative photos, which is something I am always actively seeking to improve. Everything from lighting, to editing, to background choosing is discussed but written in a way that is easy to understand. I definitely recommend this book! It will surely inspire you to think outside of the box when you are taking photos :)

-- En Español -- Hola chicos! Últimamente he estado invirtiendo mucho tiempo en pensar en nuevas ideas de como mejorar mi blog (weeee!); y una de las cosas que se me ocurrió fue compartir con todos ustedes los libros que estoy leyendo en el momento. Espero poder darles ideas de libros cheveres que les pueda inspirar a leer más!

Empecemos este nuevo segmento con este libro que estoy leyendo llamado "A Beautiful Mess, a Photo Idea Book". Si no conocen a Elsie y Emma del blog A Beautiful Mess, les sugiero que vayan a verlos de uuuunnna vez!! Su blog es estupendo con todo tipo de proyectos hechos en casa, manualidades, recetas, y también algo de moda. 

En este libro podrán encontrar tips y consejos de cómo tomar fotos creativas y de mejor calidad, lo cual es algo que siempre estoy buscando mejorar. Tocan temas como iluminación, editando fotos, y escogiendo fondos pero todo escrito de una forma fácil de entender. Sin duda alguna les recomiendo este libro para que se inspiren un poco de como pensar de forma más creativa en el momento de tomar fotografías :)

This doodle watch is SO cool because you get to draw (and erase!) anything you want on it!! Very affordable too :)
Cute way to wear a varsity sweater!
A Beautiful Mess is a great book to get inspiration on how to take more creative photos. Click through for more details!
Oxfords look so cute and preppy
{Sweater/Camisa: Forever21.com  ;  Skirt/Falda: Zara (Panama)  ;  Shoes/Zapatos: Amazon.com  ;  Watch/Reloj: c/o Uncommongoods.com  ;  Rings/Anillos: Present from my friend Diana}


Here are other ways in which I've worn this skirt:
Aquí otras formas en que me he puesto esta falda:
One Skirt, 3 Ways!!

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Thursday, July 23, 2015

{Outfit}: Summer Romper and Espadrilles

Cute Romper for Summer!
These flower sunglasses are SO cool!

Sunday July 19, 2015

Hi guys! Here is a casual outfit I wore during the weekend. What could be more tropical and appropriate for a sunny day than a parrot printed romper and some mola espadrilles, am I right?! And I didn't stop there, I even added some bold tassel earrings and funky sunglasses. I know its a lot for just one outfit, but somehow I feel like it works :)

-- En Español -- Hola chicos! Aquí les muestro un look casual que me puse para el fin de semana. Qué podría ser más tropical y apropiado para un día soleado que este enterizo con estampado de pájaros y mis zapatos de mola, cierto?! Y no me detuve allí, también decidí agregar estos aretes grandes de borlas y unos lentes de sol divertidos. Aunque todos estos elementos son llamativos siento que se complementan muy bien juntos.

These Mola espadrilles are the perfect pop of color!
Simple and cute braid hairstyle for Summer!
{Romper, Bracelet, and Rings/Enterizo, Pulsera, y Anillos: Forever21.com  ;  Shoes/Zapatos: c/o Tilú  ;  Bag/Bolsa: Saks (Panama)  ;  Sunglasses/Lentes de Sol: c/o Claires (Panama)  ;  Earrings/Aretes: Sammydress.com}

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Tuesday, July 21, 2015

{Outfit}: Leopard Jacket + Beige Dress

Loving this leopard and beige combo!
Timeless and Chic

Monday July 20, 2015

Hi guys! I'm sure we have all heard that famous fashion rule that says black can never be combined with brown right?! Well, I'll let you in on a little secret... its totally not true!! Combining black with different shades of brown can look very elegant and modern. The easiest way to break this rule is by wearing a leopard printed article like this jacket, or a pair of leopard heels, for example. That way you have already introduced the black and brown color scheme and you just add more brown, black, and beige to match. Easy peasy right?! 

Do you like wearing black and brown together?

-- En Español -- Estoy segura que todos hemos escuchado de esa "regla" de la moda que dice que nunca se puede combinar negro con chocolate, cierto?! Pues, dejame contarles un secretito... esto es completamente falso!! Combinando negro y diversas tonalidades de chocolate se puede ver muy elegante y moderno. La forma más fácil de romper esta regla es usando algún artículo con estampado de leopardo. De esta forma ya introduces estos dos colores y solo hace falta agregar más detalles en chocolate, negro, y beige. Sencillo cierto?!

Y a ustedes les gusta combinar negro con chocolate?

Loving these sexy black and beige heels!
This leopard and beige combo looks so glam and effortlessly chic!
Loving all the brown, gold, and leopard of this outfit!
{Dress, Earrings and Sunglasses/Vestido, Aretes, y Lentes de Sol:Forever21  ;  Jacket/Chaqueta: Saks (Panama)  ;  Clutch: c/o Michael Kors  ;  Shoes/Zapatos: Sammydress.com}

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Sunday, July 19, 2015

{Food}: Retro Roadsters Diner

Roadsters Diner, Panama City
This milkshake clutch is SO cute!!

Sunday July 12, 2015

Hi guys! Today I decided to finally check out the awesome Roadsters Diner that opened a couple of months back here in Panama. Believe it or not, this is one of the few diners that exist in the city and I was SO impressed with the awesome 50's vintage decor that they created, it was almost like stepping through a time machine! The food was classic diner food (fried chicken, hamburgers, waffles, and milkshakes) and it was absolutely delish. 

-- En Español -- Hola chicos! Hoy decidimos por fin visitar el Roadsters Diner que abrió en Panamá hace un par de meses atrás. Aunque no lo crean, esta es uno de los pocos diners en nuestro país y en realidad me sorprendió muchísimo como estaba todo decorado de los años 50's, era como viajar en el tiempo! La comida era la clásica comida de diner (pollo frito, hamburguesas, waffles, y batidos) y estuvo absolutamente deliciosa. 

Roadsters Diner in Panama City
Classic delicious Diner food!
Delicious Milkshake from Roadsters DinerDelicious Milkshake from Roadsters DinerThis milkshake clutch is super cute!!

I decided to wear this outfit that felt like a modern take on vintage staples like checkers (in the shorts) and my milkshake clutch (pure awesomeness, am I right?!). I had such a great time, can't wait to visit again!

Is there diners like this one where you live?

Decidí ponerme este look que tiene la versión moderna de detalles clásicos de la época como los cuadros (en los shorts) y mi clutch de batido (que me pareció perfecto para la ocasión, hehe). La pasamos de maravilla, estoy ansiosa por volver otra vez!

Y ustedes tienen algun diner como este donde viven?

Cute Shorts and Crop Top Outfit for Summer
Love this super cute Milkshake clutch!
Loving this cute milkshake clutch!
Loving this cute Summer Outfit
Marie McGrath, Panama Fashion Blogger

{Top: Via Vai (Panama)  ;  Shorts: Forever21  ;  Shoes/Zapatos: Amazon.com  ;  Clutch: Asos.com  ;  Ring/Anillo: InMotion Boutique (Panama)}

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Friday, July 17, 2015

{Outfit}: Striped shorts and Blazer

Shorts suits are a great option to look polished and chic during the Summer!
Combine your classic striped blazer with fun accessories to look more modern and chic!

Monday July 13, 2015

Hi guys!! First off, I want to apologize for my lack of posting lately. All I can really say is that life is like a whirlwind for me right now, so it becomes difficult sometimes to find time to post. But I promise to try my very best to post more consistently from now on!!

Ok, apology done, we are now friends again right?! Yeah?! Hooray! So lets move on to talking about this outfit. I will admit that I shamefully copied an outfit I wore a couple weeks back when putting this look together. I am just a sucker for mixing patterns, especially stripes ;)

-- En Español -- Hola chicos !! En primer lugar, quiero disculparme con ustedes por no haber publicado mucho en mi blog últimamente. Todo lo que puedo decir es que mi vida está muy ajetreada ahorita mismo y a veces es difícil encontrar el tiempo de escribir posts. Pero prometo hacer un mayor esfuerzo por publicar de manera más consistente de ahora en adelante!!

Ok, ahora que me he disculpado, volvemos a ser amigos cierto?! Sí?! Weee!! Así que ahora pasemos a hablar de mi outfit del día de hoy. Debo admitir que me copie de un look que me puse hace unas semanas atrás al crear este outfit. Es que me faaaascina combinar estampados, especialmente cuando se trata de rayas ;)

Stripes and Pineapples all in one outfit?! What could be better!
Shorts mixed with Blazers look so chic and up to date; kudos if you can mix patterns as well!
{Top, Shorts, and Sunglasses/Camisa, Shorts y Lentes de Sol: Forever21  ;  Blazer: Charlotte Russe (USA)  ;  Shoes/Zapatos: BBB (Panama)  ;  Bag/Bolsa: Saks (Panama)  ;  Pineapple Pin/Pin de Piña: Present at an event/Regalo en un evento}

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