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Monday, May 30, 2011

Always a hint of blue

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When: Monday May 30, 2011

Orange dress: El Costo (Panama)
White collar shirt: Conway (Panama)
Necklace & Earring set: El Costo (Panama)
Beige pumps:
Off-white Liz Claiborne purse: Borrowed from my mom

Work + Helped my brother decide on some furniture for his new apartment + Went out to dinner with my brother.

I don't usually pair orange & turquoise together, but this dress makes it easy. In fact, every time I wear this dress, I just can't help but throw in a turquoise accessory somewhere. Sometimes I add a turquoise purse, other times a turquoise necklace or hair accessory, and next time I will probably wear it with my turquoise wedges!
May 30 (6)
I know it's sorda matchy matchy to add blue accessories, but I just can't help it you know?... Who cares if I look matchy matchy anyway ;)

Do you wear outfits in which everything matches or is that not your style?

Here are all the ways in which I've worn this orange dress:
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Sunday, May 29, 2011

Outfit of the week - Reader's Choice

May 23 (8)May 24 (8)
May 25 (8)May 26 (7)
May 27 (9)May 28 (6)

Which is the best outfit of the week?
1. Coincidently the same as last year
2. Black collar shirt
3. Rainbow belt
4. Just switch skirts
5. Who ate the macaroon
6. Statement black skirt free polls

Last week's winner was...
May 19 (1)
"Watermelon seeds"

Thanks for the support everyone!

Statement black skirt

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When: Saturday May 28, 2011

White tee: Target
Black Jones of New York skirt: Felix B. Maduro (Panama)
Black belt: Christmas present from my parents
Striped wedges: La Onda (Panama)
Black Liz Claiborne purse: TJ Maxx
Ring & Earring set: Present from my grandmother
Red floral accessory: Madison (Panama)

Work half a day + Relaxed at home + Dinner with my family

I never thought that a black skirt could be a statement piece, but I feel that the skirt I am wearing today completely makes the outfit... I absolutely LOVE the design as well as the length of the skirt.
May 28 (5)
I tried to make this skirt a little more casual by pairing it with a simple white tee and some fun striped wedges. To add a little color, I decided on this cute red floral accessory. My brother said I looked like a pretty Spaniard or something like that... haha. All I know is that I felt awesome wearing this skirt, it's just sooo pretty!

Here are all the ways in which I've worn these striped wedges:
05 May 28

My Choice of Outfit of the week - Lovely maxi

05 May 28 - Kendi everyday
This week's outfit of the week goes to Kendi from Kendi Everyday! I really loooove how this maxi dress looks on her. It's so flowy and whimsical. I love even more how she paired it with this blue blazer... the two shades of blue look great together! Good job Kendi!

Who ate the macaroon?

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When: Friday May 27, 2011

Striped tee: Madison (Panama)
Jeans: Borrowed from my mom
Trench: Forever XXI
Black pumps: La Onda (Panama)
Black Liz Claiborne purse: TJ Maxx
Bow ring: From this seller on eBay
Black belt: ? (Panama)

Work + Went to the movies with my family + Spent some time hanging out with my boyfriend.

Today I found out that there is a Parisian restaurant here in Panama that sells macaroons!! I didn't think anyone in this country made macaroons, so I was soooo excited to hear about this. In fact, I went to buy some macaroons right away! hahaha. I got one in each flavor and told my boyfriend we would taste them all together later that evening.
May 27 (7)

When I met up with my boyfriend, and I showed him the macaroons, he realized that the yellow macaroon was half eaten.... he threw me this accusing look and asked: Who ate that macaroon?!?! Then I said that I wild monkey confused it with a banana (because it was yellow) and ate it... and that I had proof!! So I showed him this picture:
May 27 (8)
Hahahahhaa, we both laughed at my silly story! I love making silly stories with Munky (Munky is this stuffed animal. My boyfriend gave him to me and I always make all sorts of pictures and jokes with him... he is a pretty special stuffed animal!). I really love that my boyfriend and I can be silly like that ;)

Do you like macaroons?

Here are all the ways in which I've worn this floral trench:
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Thursday, May 26, 2011

Just switch skirts

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When: Thursday May 26, 2011

Pink top: ? (Panama)
Floral Liz Claiborne skirt: BMB (Panama)
Bow belt: Madison (Panama)
Beige pumps:
Beige Tommy Hilfiger purse: TJ Maxx
Earrings: From this seller on eBay

Work + Continued shopping around for new furniture for my office.

Today's outfit was SO easy; you wanna know why? Well, today's outfit is basically a copycat of an outfit from last year:
Sept 19 (1)

Basically I am wearing the exact same outfit (same shoes, same purse, same belt, and same top) but I switched the skirt for this cute floral one. How easy is that right?!
May 26 (6)
Do you copy your past outfits and just change a thing or two to make it look different?

Here are all the ways in which I've worn this pink top:
05 May 26

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Rainbow Belt

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When: Wednesday May 25, 2011

White collar shirt: Conway (Panama)
Floral skirt: ? (Panama)
Rainbow belt: Present from my parents
Black pumps: La Onda (Panama)
Red purse: Borrowed from my mom

Work + Furniture shopping for my office.

As many of you have probably noticed by now, I love every color of the rainbow! I absolutely love colors; but I must admit, wearing this rainbow belt is no easy task.
May 25 (7)
Today I decided to pair it with an all black & white outfit so that all the rainbow colors of the belt could stand out. I finished by adding a pop of red with the purse (I couldn't help myself, my outfits HAVE to have color!).

Do you have ideas or suggestions on how I can wear this belt in the future?

Here are all the ways in which I've worn this rainbow belt:
05 May 25

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Black collar shirt

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When: Tuesday May 24, 2011

Black collar shirt: Conway (Panama)
White skirt: Christmas present from my parents
Belt: El Costo (Panama)
Gray pumps: Payless Shoe Source
Striped purse: Zumiez
Ring: Present from one of my best friends

Work + Shopped for office furniture + Had a girls night with my sister (It was super fun!)

Today I realized that I really misjudged this black collar shirt. I have worn its white twin collar shirt more times than I can count, but this is the very first time I wear the black one. I don't know why, but I always feel that the white collar shirt is so fresh and bright; whereas I thought the black collar shirt was sorda dull.... I was very wrong!
May 24 (7)
Now that I wore this shirt today, I feel that it is striking, bold, and sorda mysterious. Black is not a bad color at all! (This is a revelation for me because I really don't wear that much black). From now on, I'm sure I will be using this collar shirt more often :)

Do you ever misjudge items of clothing and when you put them on you realize they are actually awesome?

Here are all the ways in which I've worn this white skirt:
05 May 24