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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Closer friends than ever

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When: Wednesday February 29, 2012

Green top: ? (Panama)
Floral skirt: Stevens (Panama)
Pink belt: Madison (Panama)
Beige pumps: Via Vai (Panama)
Clutch: You can find it for only £16.00!
Goat ring:

Get the look:
Pair this cute floral skirt (that is only $14.80!) with this green top and this bright pink belt. Voila!

Work + Movies with my family to watch Hugo + Shopping with my sister

As most of you probably know by now, I have an adorable black and white cat called Maxi that likes to make casual appearances in my photos. He isn't the friendliest of cats to be honest, but he is a lot friendlier with me than with anyone else. For that reason, I have grown very attached to him and I always say he is my kitty (rather than everyone's kitty).
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Anyway, Maxi has been sooooooooo much friendlier lately for some reason. And when I mean friendlier, I mean much friendlier. He follows me all around the house, waits outside my bedroom door for me, and always goes to the backyard with me to play. In fact, he is lying right next to me as I write this post! This may not seem like a big deal to you, but to me these acts of affection are really special. I feel so loved!! :)
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Here are all the ways in which I've worn this floral skirt (a total of 11 times!!):
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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Glow in the dark nails!

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When: Tuesday February 28, 2012

Black collar shirt: Conway (Panama)
Black pencil skirt: Mangos (Panama)
Black Nine West belt: TJ Maxx (U.S.A.)
Shoes: Zara (Panama)
Black clutch:
Long Braided necklace: Present from my boyfriend
Short braided necklace: Forever 21 (U.S.A.)
Faux pearl necklace: Forever 21 (U.S.A.)
All the rest of the necklaces: ?
Glow-in-the-dark Nail polish: Forever 21 (Find it here for $2.80!)

Get the look:
Pair a black pencil skirt, with a black collar shirt, lots of multi-strand necklaces, and bright green nail polish! If you don't have funky heels like mine, just wear a classic black pump and you will still look awesome!

Work + Relaxed at home hanging out with my parents.

Today I'm trying out one of the many fun nail polishes I received in the mail the other day! When I was a little girl, I would loooooooove to paint my fingernails and toenails with glow-in-the-dark nail polish. So it is kind of nostalgic to wear this type of nail polish once again.
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I found the polish to be kind of transparent-ish, so instead of wearing it by itself, I decided to layer it over another green nail polish I already owned. I love the finished look as well as how they glow at night! So fun!! I feel like a kid all over again :)
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Did you ever wear glow-in-the-dark nail polish when you were a kid? Would you still wear it now?

Here are all the ways in which I've worn this black pencil skirt:
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Monday, February 27, 2012

Closet Inventory: Shoe-Addict for sure :)

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**This is a pretty old picture of my shoe collection. Now there are a lot less sneakers and a lot more high heels :)

A lovely (and very patient) reader once asked me to post an inventory list of all of my items of clothing and accessories. As fun as that sounds (and it does sound fun, I love making lists!), I truly have so many things that it would be really hard to list them all. So, I thought that a good substitute would be to post an inventory of my vast shoe collection!

Let me start by saying that I have A LOT of shoes (to say I'm a shoe addict would be a true understatement). In my defense, shoes are very inexpensive here in Panama (I'm talking about $10-$15 shoes!!) and I keep shoes for many many years (I have shoes as old as 8 years old!).

Anyway, here is the list of shoes I own organized by color. Click on each link if you want to see an outfit of me wearing each shoe. Hope you like it!

1. Red flats
2. Red Peep toe wedges
3. Burgundy floral heels
4. Red & Brown plaid heels
5. Red & Black floral heels
6. Red & Fucsia color block heels
7. Red boots

8. Orange sequin flats
9. Orange & White striped wedges
10. Coral wedges

11. Yellow plaid flats (unworn on blog)
12. Yellow bow wedges
13. Yellow & Red floral heels
14. Neon Yellow heels (Pending arrival in mail)

15. Mint green flats (unworn on blog)
16. Green & White circle flats (unworn on blog)
17. Green & Black clover sneakers (unworn on blog)
18. Green wedges
19. Lime Green wedges
20. Olive Safari heels
21. Neon Green heels (Pending arrival in mail)

22. Light blue plaid flats (unworn on blog)
23. Turquoise & white flats
24. Blue jean flats
25. Turquoise eyelet wedges
26. Turquoise wedges
27. Turquoise Boat shoes (unworn on blog)
28. Blue heels
29. Blue sequin heels

30. Purple & White flats (unworn on blog)
31. Lilac wedges
32. Purple wedges
33. Purple ombre heels
34. Dark purple peep-toe heels

35. Light pink floral flats (unworn on blog)
36. Pink star print flats (unworn on blog)
37. Pink plaid flats (unworn on blog)
38. Pink & White circles flats (unworn on blog)
39. Black & Pink Xoxo sneakers (unworn on blog)
40. Pink bow wedges
41. Fucsia wedges
42. Fucsia heels
43. Pink pumps
44. Pink leopard heels
45. Black & Pink bow heels

46. Beige wedge
47. Beige pumps with white bow
48. Beige Pumps
49. Light cream Mary Jane heels
50. Beige & Black booties
51. Beige boots

52. Brown & white flats
53. Copper flats
54. Brown wedges with buckle
55. Dark brown wedge (unworn on blog)
56. Brown peep toe wedges
57. Brown ombre heels
58. Copper heels
59. Brown leopard heels
60. Caramel brown boots
61. Dark brown boots
62. Dark Brown sneakers (unworn on blog)

63. Black simple flats (unworn on blog)
64. Black sneaker flats (unworn on blog)
65. Black skull flats (unworn on blog)
66. Black & Grey stripped flats
67. Black low wedges
68. Black high wedges
69. Black & White polka dot wedges
70. Black & White polka dot heels with purple bow
71. Black heels with silver rhinestones
72. Black peep-toe bow heels
73. Black pumps (old)
74. Black pumps (new)
75. Black sequin pumps
76. Black booties
77. Black boots

78. Grey kitten heels (unworn on blog)
79. Grey heels
80. Dark Grey lace trim heels

81. White & Red floral wedges

82. Silver flats
83. Silver glitter pumps
84. Silver, Gold & black heels

85. Gold gladiator wedges
86. Gold heels

87. White and Multi circle flats (unworn on blog)
88. Orange and Multi splash heels
89. Purple and Muli patterned heels
90. Purple and Blue floral wedges
91. Green and Blue color block wedge (Pending arrival in mail)
92. Multi-color floral rainboots
93. Multi-color floral wedges

94. White exercise sneakers (unworn on blog)

Yes, that's right, 94 pairs of shoes. Surprised? Oh, I should be ashamed of myself you say? Well, I am a little ashamed.... ...aaaaaw, who am I kidding? I love shoes! I'll probably keep buying away no matter how many I have :)

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Outfit of the week - Reader's Choice

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Which is the best outfit of the week? free polls

Last week's winner was...
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Being Myself

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When: Saturday February 25, 2012

Shoes: El Titan (Panama)
Clutch: You can find it for only £16.00!
Pink hat: Present from my brother (Thank you!)
Belt: From
Monkey earrings: Claire's (U.S.A.)

Get the look:
Start with this cute (and affordable!) floral dress and then add the bold pink hat. Finish off with a neutral shoe and neutral bag.

Work half a day + Window shopping with my boyfriend + Movie and dinner with my boyfriend and his family

I love hats, plain and simple, but wearing hats in Panama truly is a challenge. Most people in Panama dress in the same way, so when there is someone who wears something out of the box, it truly is like a sore thumb that stands out. That said, it is always a challenge for me to wear hats because nobody here in Panama wears them.
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For that reason, I've learned that confidence is a key ingredient to wearing my funky colorful hats in this country. I always get many stares, whispers, and comments (sometimes good sometimes bad). I also have people who look at me like "who does she think she is?!". But you know what? I love hats, and I will keep wearing my hats no matter how many people stare at me or whisper things about me.
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I dress for myself and for nobody else. I feel so proud of myself for being myself and not caring about what other people think. I hope you all stay true to yourselves as well! You are all special and wonderful, no matter what other people say. Be you, cuz you are great!
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Here are all the ways in which I've worn this dress:
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Saturday, February 25, 2012

Sneak Peek: Shopoholic!

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Here is a sneak peek of all the wonderful things I bought from Forever 21 and I was so happy to receive my big box of goodies from the mail!

Apart from the above items, I also bought several accessories:
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...and some nail polish:
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Yai!! I'm so excited to start wearing all of these treasures!

Friday, February 24, 2012

Kitty included

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When: Friday February 24, 2012

Dress: Conway (Panama)
Floral bag: Present from my parents
Bracelets: Via Vai (Panama)

Get the Look:
This look is so simple and easy to recreate. Just wear a denim dress like this one, add a colorful floral bag (Or DIY a colorful floral bag like this one!), a bright pair of shoes, and finish off with lots of bracelets!

Work + Movie date with my boyfriend

My mom bought me this adorable floral purse yesterday, isn't it cute!? I always love when I come back tired from work and she surprises me with something special like this purse, or a new dress. My mom has always been so thoughtful and loving.

You know what's the best part of this new purse?! It comes with a kitty included!
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Hahaha, just kidding. That's just our kitten Jones :) I wanted to take a picture of him peeking his head through the purse, but he was so stubborn that this was the best shot I got. lol.

Here are all the ways in which I've worn these shoes:
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