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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Feel the rainbow, taste the rainbow

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When: Wednesday August 31, 2011

White top: Saks (Panama)
White jeans: Borrowed from my mom
Beige pumps:
White belt: Madison (Panama)
Beige clutch: Present from my boyfriend's family (From this designer)
Silver bracelet: Felix B. Maduro (Panama)
All the rest of the bracelets: Presents from my parents

Work + Went to the movies with my family to watch Crazy Stupid Love + Walked around the mall with my boyfriend.

Today I decided that I wanted to wear some of the MANY rainbow accessories I own that
never get worn. I find it really hard to wear rainbow accessories because they have SO many colors that they really never "combine".
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So today I thought that the easiest way to wear rainbow accessories would be to wear a simple outfit that allows the rainbow colors to take center stage. And what better way to show off all of these colorful rainbow bracelets than with an all-white outfit?! I felt very fresh and crisp in this outfit; but still with a punch of pizazz from the bracelets.

How do you wear rainbow colored accessories? Any suggestions?

Here are all the ways in which I've worn these white pants:
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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Bright brings smiles

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When: Tuesday August 30, 2011

Orange top: Target (U.S.A.)
Floral Liz Claiborne skirt: Madison (Panama)
Brown belt: Madison (Panama)
Beige pumps:
Beige clutch: Present from my boyfriend's family (From this designer)
Earrings: Present from my boyfriend (From Fire & Ice in the U.S.A.)

Work + Went out to dinner to celebrate a friend's birthday!

One of the things I love the most about wearing bright colored outfits is the mood they put me in. I feel good wearing black outfits and all, but something about wearing colors really just lightens up my day! I always feel more positive and ready to tackle any problems that may arise... that alone should be reason enough to wear colorful outfits every single day huh? Well, not quite, I enjoy wearing black from time to time just to give my outfits a little variety.
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Do you find that the colors of your outfit change or affect your mood?

The unofficial pattern mixing cardigan

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When: Monday August 29, 2011

White collar shirt: Conway (Panama)
Striped cardigan: Forever 21 (U.S.A.)
Floral skirt: ? (Panama)
Black Nine West belt: TJ Maxx (U.S.A.)
Black pumps: La Onda (Panama)
Black Liz Claiborne purse: TJ Maxx (U.S.A.)
Earrings: ? (Panama)

Work + Cleaned my room + Did some other to-do's around the house

I don't know what it is about this striped cardigan, but every time I wear it I end up doing some sort of pattern mixing. Three out of the four times I have worn this cardigan was a pattern mixed outfit!
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First I mixed stripes and geometric shapes (see here), the second time I mixed stripes with polka dots (see here), and today is the third were I mix stripes and florals! I guess this cardigan was just meant to be mixed with other patterns... either that or I just love pattern mixing ;)

Here are all the ways in which I've worn this striped cardigan:
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Monday, August 29, 2011

Outfit of the week - Reader's Choice

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Aug 24 (5)Aug 25 (7)
Aug 26 (6)Aug 27 (8)

Which is the best outfit of the week?
1. Mascara makes a difference
2. Cupcake addiction
3. Sleeping pills
4. Red and Orange
5. The vest issue
6. A late anniversary celebration free polls

Last week's winner was...
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"Finally! Gourmet cupcakes!"

Thanks for the sweet comments everyone!

A late anniversary celebration

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When: Saturday August 27, 2011

Black top: Used to be my sister's
Black Jones New York skirt: Felix B. Maduro (Panama)
Black sequin pumps: Zara (Panama)
Black & White clutch: Forever XXI (U.S.A.)

Work for half a day + Went out to dinner to celebrate my 3 and a half year anniversary of being together with my boyfriend.

Today my boyfriend and I decided to celebrate our 3 and a half years together by going out to dinner at a nice restaurant. The food was delicious and the conversation was sweet :) Our real 3.5 year anniversary was almost a month ago (July 31st); but I was too sick to go out back then... it's never too late to celebrate love right!?!
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I couldn't leave Munky** out of the party! An anniversary celebration between my boyfriend and I wouldn't be the same without some sort of monkey involvement... hehe.

**Munky is a monkey doll my boyfriend gave me a couple of years ago and that is VERY special to me. My boyfriend and I call each other monkeys for no particular reason; so anything that has monkeys on it is sort of "our thing"... hehe :)
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Here are all the ways in which I've worn this skirt:
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My Choice of Outfit of the week - Red high waisted pants

Outfit of the week - Lipstick & Ruffles (1)
Outfit of the week- Lipstick & Ruffles (2)
This week's Outfit of the Week goes to Sarah from Lipstick and Ruffles!! I absolutely love how Sarah is pulling off these high waisted red pants! They look so chic paired with a sequin top and a beige trench coat. Good job Sarah!

Saturday, August 27, 2011

The vest issue

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When: Friday August 26, 2011

Maxi dress: Saks (Panama)
Vest: H&M (Europe)
Black Steve Madden wedges: BMB (Panama)
Black Liz Claiborne purse: TJ Maxx (U.S.A.)
Maria Rivolta blue necklace: Present from my friends

Work + Went out on a dessert date with my boyfriend (I ordered a waffle with caramel sauce, banana slices, and vanilla ice cream... um YUM!)

I don't know what it is about vests, but I have the HARDEST time making outfits with them. You through me a blazer and I can make an outfit in a jiffy; but vests? Nope, totally stumped.
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Then there are days like today that I wake up and suddenly have a vision on how to wear my vest. I'm so happy I figured something out!! Now I just wish I would get these visions more often... hehe ;)

Do any of you have any suggestions on how to wear a vest?

Here are all the ways in which I've worn this vest:
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Friday, August 26, 2011

Red & Orange

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When: Thursday August 25, 2011

Orange dress: Forever XXI (U.S.A.)
Orange cardi: Zara (Europe)
Belt: Forever XXI (U.S.A.)
Beige pumps:
Faux pearl necklace & gold chains: Forever XXI (U.S.A.)
Loop gold necklace: ? (Panama)
Red Liz Claiborne purse: TJ Maxx (U.S.A.)

Work + Relaxed at home watching Sex & the City

Today I tried a color combo that I rarely try: Red & Orange! I love how vibrant and alive this color combo looks.
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Even with this punchy color combo, I felt that the outfit looked a little simple. What's the easiest way to spice up an outfit? By throwing on a lot of jewelry of course!! I've really been into packing on the necklaces lately (See here, here, and here). It's an easy way to transform an "ok" outfit to into a "chic" outfit.

Have you ever worn red and orange together?

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Thursday, August 25, 2011

Sleeping pills

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When: Wednesday August 24, 2011

Jeans: Borrowed from my mom
Top: ? (Panama)
Brown belt: Madison (Panama)
Red Jessica Simpson flats: Estampa (Panama)
Brown Liz Claiborne purse: TJ Maxx (U.S.A.)
Necklace & earring set: ? (Panama)

Work + Went to the movies with my family to watch Super 8.

As most Wednesdays, today I wanted to wear something comfy and easy to go to the movies with my family (hence the jeans). I woke up SO tired today that I even decided to wear flats... now that means I'm tired!
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It seems that one of the pills the doctor has me taking for my cold makes me feel super duper drowsy. I take the pill right before I go to sleep, and when I wake up in the morning I feel soooooo exhausted and dizzy. I've decided to try to sleep even earlier to see if that will help... If I'm not careful, I'll be taking my outfit pictures lying on the floor taking a nap... haha.

Here are all the ways in which I've worn this top:
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