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Friday, April 29, 2011

Monkey Feather earrings

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When: Wednesday April 27, 2011

White collar shirt: Conway (Panama)
Green skirt: El Titan (Panama)
Brown belt: Madison (Panama)
Liz Claiborne purse: TJ Maxx
Turquoise wedges: Estampa
Betsey Johnson Monkey earrings:

Work + Went to the movies with my boyfriend to watch Little Red Riding Hood

Today I am wearing these awesome monkey Betsey Johnson earrings for the first time... that makes me soooo happy! I just LOVE them! I know I have said it a cazillian times, but for those of you who are new, my boyfriend and I call each other monkeys... so I love anything with monkeys on it :)
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I especially love how the bright turquoise color of these earrings pop against the crisp white collar shirt. Last but not least, I love how the two earrings are not exactly the same... it makes them look very unique and fashion forward!

Here are all the ways in which I've worn this green skirt:
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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Messy Braid

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When: Tuesday April 26, 2011

Red top: ? (Panama)
Floral skirt: ? (Panama)
Black belt: Christmas present from my parents
Black Steve Madden wedges: BMB (Panama)
Black Liz Claiborne purse: TJ Maxx
Earrings: Spencers

Work + Watched Tangled at home with my family... I really like that movie!

Lately I have been noticing that I always make the same hairdos in the morning; so today I decided to try something different! I tried (emphasis on the word tried) to do a braid in the back of my head... the problem? Well, it turned out very very messy (I mean, there is even a bobby pin just sticking out of it!):
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Since my haircut includes so many layers, it is almost impossible for me to make a sleek and clean braid in my hair... boo hoo... Well, it was worth a try :)

Do you manage to do sleek and clean braids in your hair? Any tips or tricks?

Here are all the ways in which I've worn this red top:
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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Lots and lots of circles

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When: Monday April 25, 2011

Black top: Present from my boyfriend (From H&M)
Red skirt: ? (Panama)
Black Nine West belt: TJ Maxx
Beige pumps:
White Nine West purse: TJ Maxx
Ring: Present from one of my best friends

Work + Went to my boyfriend's house to give an Easter surprise to his family!

Today's outfit is all about circles. My skirt has lots of circles, my top has lots of circles, even my earrings are circles!! Today's pattern mixing is so bold, that I decided to keep the rest of the outfit pretty simple.
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Today I gave my boyfriend's family an assortment of Easter treats that I baked. I baked so many things this year! Some of them where delicious, and others were sorda inedible... haha well, you win some and you lose some right?

I'll make sure to post some pics of these delicious treats soon, so stay tuned!

Here are all the ways in which I've worn this patterned top:
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Sunday, April 24, 2011

Outfit of the week - Reader's Choice

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Which is the best outfit of the week?
1. My accomplishments on my sleeve
2. Leopard Raawrr!
3. Happy Birthday Dad!
4. Inspired by InStyle
5. Boots in Panama
6. Surprise visit from a horse!
7. Easter and a Birthday all in one day! free polls

Last week's winner was...
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"Patterned tights for work"

Thanks for all the votes everyone!

Easter and a Birthday all in one day!

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When: Sunday April 24, 2011

Light Pink dress: Dorians (Panama)
Polka dot wedges: Estampa (Panama)
Black Nine West belt: TJ Maxx
Black Liz Claiborne purse: TJ Maxx
Heart Swarovski necklace: Present from my dad :)

Easter brunch + Shopping with my brothers + Birthday dinner with my family

Today sure was a busy busy day! Today was not just Easter Sunday (Btw, Happy Easter everyone!), but it was also my sister's birthday! How about that for a busy day?

To celebrate both special occasions, we decided to go to a delicious Easter brunch at a nice hotel. The food was delicious, but the true star of the event was the dessert table. It was by far THE best dessert table I have EVER seen. They had sooooo many desserts, it was enough to drive any diet-girl crazy!
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I especially loved how they decorated some of the desserts. I really enjoyed all the cute spring colors and the adorable sugar cookies.
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They even had TWO chocolate fountains in which we could dip strawberries, marshmallows, cookies, and pretzels... talk about YUM!?
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Needless to say, I went back for seconds.... and thirds... and well fourth and fifths... hehe. My mom and I had a wonderful time cheating on our diets :)
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Something really cool happened today during brunch! A very lovely lady came up to me and introduced herself. To be honest, I wasn't quite sure who she was (that happens to me quite often).

It turns out that she is a fellow blogger who reads my blog!! WAO! I can't believe that she recognized me! What are the odds of encountering a reader of my blog?.. In Panama, the chances are nearly zero.

Anyway, she really MADE my day... I felt sooooo special throughout the rest of the day... Thank you for coming up to say hi, you really made me happy!

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I had such a wonderful time at brunch with my family. I learn to love each member of my family a little more every day... we are truly blessed to have each other.
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Later that evening, we celebrated my sister's birthday. Annie is such a wonderful sister and friend to me. I know I can count on her for anything!
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Happy birthday Annie! I love you!
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So all in all, a wonderful Easter and family birthday! I even have a new Easter monkey that is joining my ever-growing monkey family (My boyfriend and I call each other monkeys for no particular reason, so I love everything that has to do with monkeys... hehe). Isn't he adorable?!
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Happy Easter everyone!
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