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Friday, September 30, 2011

Car in the middle of the mall!

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Today is the 27th day of my I Heart Shoes challenge! Today I'm wearing these blue Christian Siriano for Payless heels. When I first bought them, I thought I wouldn't get much use out of them; but I actually wear them all the time!

When: Thursday September 29, 2011

White collar shirt: ? (Panama)
Skirt: Christmas present from my parents
Black Nine West belt: TJ Maxx (U.S.A.)
Beige trench: Forever 21 (U.S.A.)
Black Liz Claiborne purse: TJ Maxx (U.S.A.)
Blue heels: Christian Siriano for Payless

Work + Shopping for a friend's birthday present + Dinner date with my boyfriend.

As I have mentioned a couple of times on my blog, my boyfriend really loves cars. Well, he particularly LOVES Porsche cars; and as I mentioned in this post, his family owns 5 Porches! Well, guess what? My boyfriend was asked to exhibit his classic Porsche in the middle of the most popular mall in Panama! Cool right?!
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The mall has a car exhibit right now showing just a couple of classic historic cars; and my boyfriend was chosen to be one of the two cars representing classic Porsche's. He was so excited (And so was I of course!). So today we spent some time just hanging out in the mall, watching the random people wonder over my boyfriend's car :)

Here are all the ways in which I've worn this skirt:
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The tallest and the sweetest shoes

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For the 26th day of my I Heart Shoes challenge, I decided to wear these sweet Mary Jane heels that I just bought last week!

When: Wednesday September 28, 2011

Floral dress: Christmas present from my parents
Pink cardi: El Costo (Panama)
Belt: Zara (Panama)
Beige pumps: Via Vai (Panama)
Beige clutch: Present from my boyfriend's family (From this designer)
Bow earrings: Used to be my mom's

Work + Once again worked on some to-do's around the house (It feels great to get things done!)

Could today's look be any girlier and sweeter? Floral print? Check. Bow earrings? Check. Flowers on shoes? Check. Pink? Triple check!
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Needless to say, I felt like a real girlie girl in this outfit. Apart from loving this dress, I'm really loving my new beige Mary Jane heels. This is the first time I'm wearing them since I bought them last week. Not only are they the tallest pair of heels I own, but they are also one of the sweetest with having the floral details on each one.

How tall are the tallest pair of heels you own?

Here are all the ways in which I've worn this dress:
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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Candy cravings

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Today is the 25th day of my I Heart Shoes challenge! Today I used these purple heels as a pop of color in my neutral outfit.

When: Tuesday September 27, 2011

White top: Saks (Panama)
White floral skirt: Madison (Panama)
White belt: Madison (Panama)
White Nine West purse: TJ Maxx (U.S.A.)
Purple Nine West heels: BMB (Panama)

Work + Stayed at home catching up with some to-do's.

Today I decided to make an all-white outfit with two pops of color: my purple shoes and my rainbow bracelets. I have always enjoyed how crisp and fresh white outfits look.
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All of these bracelets are really cute, but they do have a downfall... They remind me of candy! That would normally be a good thing (Eating candy is fun!); but when you are working really hard in an office that doesn't have candy, it's kind of sad... haha.

Here are all the ways in which I've worn this floral skirt:
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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Beautiful white rose

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Today is the 24th day of my I Heart Shoes challenge (I'm almost done!). Today I wore these floral Anne Klein heels that somehow remind me of citrus fruit! (Don't ask me why... I'm just weird like that sometimes)

When: Monday September 26, 2011

Top: Zara (Europe)
Yellow skirt: El Titan (Panama)
Floral Anne Klein heels: BMB (Panama)
Red purse: Borrowed from my mom
Butterfly necklace: Present from my brother Mike who lives in Spain (This necklace is made of vintage paper from the 1920's... how cool is that?!)

Work + Dinner date with my boyfriend.

The other day, my boyfriend's mother (who is the sweetest lady ever) gave me this white rose "just because". She is always so sweet and kind. As I saw the rose grow and open up, it turned into the most beautiful white rose I've ever seen.
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This photo really does not do the rose justice. The shape of the rose is just beautiful, with each petal in perfect position. I have spent the last couple of days mesmerized at how beautiful something as simple as a rose can be.

Here are all the ways in which I've worn these floral heels:
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Special treats: S'mores cookies

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I decided to make a special treat this weekend: S'mores cookies!! I thought: "What better cookie to take to a weekend in the countryside mountains than s'more cookies?" And let me tell you, these cookies are DE-LISH!

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The cookie dough itself has graham cracker crumbs in the mix (as well as chocolate chips... um YUM!). Apart from the yummy Graham-cracker-chocolate-chip-delicious-dough, this cookie features mini marshmallows and Hershey chocolates melted on top (OMG!).

The result? All the delicious flavors of s'mores without all the mess.
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Recipe: S'mores cookies

Source: Baked Perfection (Adapted from Make and Bake)

  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 dash of cinnamon
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups miniature chocolate chips (I used regular chocolate chips)
  • 1 1/2 cups mini marshmallows
  • 2 Hershey bars, chopped (I would recommend buying 4-5 bars)

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • In a medium bowl combine the flour, graham cracker crumbs, baking soda, salt, and dash of cinnamon. In a second larger bowl beat together the butter, sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract until creamy. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Slowly beat in the flour mixture until smooth. Stir in the chocolate chips. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto ungreased cookie sheet.
  • Bake for 8 minutes, and remove from the oven. Push 3 to 4 marshmallows and a few pieces of hershey bar into each cookies. Return to the oven and bake an additional 3-4 minutes until fully cooked. Cool cookies on a wire rack.

Makes approximately 4 dozen cookies.

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And there you have it folks, the secret to making S'mores without the need of any bonfire. The cookies turn out chewy, chocolate-y (but not overwhelmingly chocolate-y), and tasty. I would give these cookies a 9.5 out of 10! I wouldn't change a thing about them. They were scrumptious!

Monday, September 26, 2011

Outfit of the week - Reader's Choice

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Which is the best outfit of the week?
1. 1000 posts!
2. The shoe frenzy continues
3. Thanks for the suggestions guys!
4. Closet essential: white collar shirt
5. Rainy heaven
6. Relaxing with my laptop and monkeys free polls

Last week's winner was...
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"Edgy makeup"

....with a close second place:
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"Attempt at a twisty ponytail"

Thanks for the feedback everyone. I know it must get kind of old to vote every single week, but I really enjoy seeing which outfits you all enjoy the most. So thank you!

Relaxing with my laptop and monkeys

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Today is the 23rd day of my I Heart Shoes challenge! Today I went with one of my favorite shoes: my comfy red boots!

When: Sunday September 25, 2011

Apples dress: From this seller on eBay
Jean jacket: Saks (Panama)
Red boots: Present from my boyfriend
Bow hairband: Forever 21 (U.S.A.)
Purse: ? (Panama)

Spent half of the day in El Valle (my family house in the mountain countryside) and half of the day driving back to the city.

Today was yet another relaxing day at El Valle. I spent most of the morning lying comfortably in my bed surfing the net for new crafts and projects to work on (more on that soon!). Of course I brought Munky* and Mambo* along... they couldn't miss out on the fun!
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*My boyfriend and I call each other monkeys just cuz it's fun. So Munky and Mambo (these two monkey stuffed animals) are special little friends that I keep close at all times (childish, but fun!)

It has been just the most wonderful weekend relaxing with my family. I wish every weekend could be this wonderful.

Did you all have a nice weekend? What did you do?

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