The Joy of Fashion

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Monday, April 30, 2012

Shabby Apple Giveaway!!

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I have a special treat for all of you today! Shabby Apple is offering a $50 gift certificate to one of my lovely readers! To give you an idea of the lovely products they offer, here are a couple of my favorite items from Shabby Apple:
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So, how do you participate?

Obligatory Entry:
  1. "Like" Shabby Apple on Facebook.
  2. Go to and pick your favorite item.
  3. Write a comment on this post with your favorite item and your email address! Please don't forget your email address, or the entry wont be valid.

Extra Entries:
(Please leave a separate comment for each extra entry including your email address)
  1. Publicly follow The Joy of Fashion through Google (+1 entry)
  2. Follow The Joy of Fashion through Bloglovin (+1 entry)

It's that easy!! This giveaway will be open to anyone who has a USA shipping address.
Oh, and Shabby Apple is also offering a 10% discount off your purchase by using the discount code: thejoyoffashion10off . Cool huh?!

This giveaway will run until Friday May 11th at 11:59 p.m. GMT. The winner will be chosen using a random number generator and will be contacted through email. The winner will have 72 hours (3 days) to reply to my email, if not another winner will be chosen.

Good luck everyone!!

Outfit of the week - Reader's Choice

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 **Click on each photo to see full outfit post

Which is the best outfit of the week? free polls 

Last week's winner was...

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"Orange you glad"

Thanks for the votes and comments guys!

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Lady in Red

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When: Saturday April 28, 2012

Dress: Impacto (Panama)
Purse: ? (Panama)
Shoes: ? (Panama)
Necklace & Swirly ring: Borrowed (used to be my great-grandmother's)
Earrings: Borrowed from my mom
Other diamond ring: Present for my 15th birthday.

A gorgeous wedding reception. The decorations were beyond gorgeous and the food was exquisite!

Today I decided to wear this red dress to a wedding my boyfriend was invited to. Even though the shape of the dress is very simple, I felt very bold because of its bright red color. Also, I just love sweetheart necklines, don't you?!
Outfit post: Lady in Red (9)
I decided to go very glam by having my hair done at a salon. It was hard to explain what hairstyle I wanted, but ultimately the hairdresser made exactly what I wanted. I am completely in love with this updo, I wish I could wear my hair like this every single day! hahaha. 
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Anyways, I felt super glamorous today. Something about being the "Lady in Red" and wearing some special family jewels just made me feel like a princess.

My Choice of Outfit of the Week - Parisian Chic

Outfit of the week - Ms. Dork  
This week's Outfit of the Week goes to JB from Mrs. Dork!! She looks very Parisian chic with the stripes and pop of red. Apart from great style, I also just adore how sweet and supportive she is. Good job JB!

Punta Culebra, a little taste of Panama

Panama: Alejo & Me

This weekend, my boyfriend and I went to Punta Culebra (a nearby park that has beautiful scenery and local animals) to practice our photography skills. Many of you have asked me about Panama, so I thought it would be fun to share with all of you a couple of my favorite pictures.
Panama: Punta Culebra Smithsonian

I managed to take this picture of an Iguana just when it was going to eat a flower! I was so happy to get this cool picture, definitely my favorite of the day.
Panama: Iguana

We also saw other animals like these huge turtles and starfish.
Panama: Turtle Panama: Starfish

It has been sooooo long since I go to this area (I used to go all.the.time. when I was a kid), so I really enjoyed visiting it once again ;)
Panama: Yachts

Friday, April 27, 2012

Good things come to those who wait :)

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When: Friday April 27, 2012

Dress: Forever21 (U.S.A.)
Jacket: ? (Panama)
Heels: Lela Rose for Payless (U.S.A.)
Clutch: Via Vai (Panama)
Gold & Brown bracelet: Present from my boyfriend :)
Braided gold bracelet: Present from my friends
Monkey ring:

Work + Movies with my boyfriend to watch The Avengers!

I saw this floral dress on Forever 21's website about a month ago and immediately knew I wanted it! Apart from the beautiful floral print, I really like its asymmetric shape. Even though I really liked it, I decided not to buy it because I had already spent too much money online (compulsive buyer here!).
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Little did I know that my mom would pick the exact same dress for me when she visited the U.S. a couple of weeks ago! I mean, what a coincidence right?! I guess it must really be my style! I was so close to buying it online...good thing I didn't :)

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Thursday, April 26, 2012

Happy Birthday Annie!

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When: Tuesday April 24, 2012

Dress: Madison (Panama)
Top: ?
Belt: Zara (Panama)
Lacoste watch: Present from my boyfriend
Penguin charm: Present from my sister
Feather extensions: Small boutique in Panama

Work + Birthday tea-time to celebrate my sister's birthday! + Il Volo concert!

Today was my sister's Birthday! Yai! We had the most magnificent day. After work, we all got together to have Tea-Time with delicious appetizers and sweet treats.
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We sang Happy Birthday, opened presents, and made funny faces. (We wouldn't be ourselves if we weren't silly)
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After our fun Tea-Time, my sister and I went to an Il Volo concert. Let me just say, they were A-MA-ZING. They have the most beautiful voices I have ever heard. At many times I had to pinch myself because I couldn't believe they sang so good. The concert was simply fantastic!
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Here are all the ways in which I've worn this dress:

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Monday, April 23, 2012

Monkey Hand-wash

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When: Monday April 23, 2012

Floral skirt: ? (Panama)
Orange top: H&M (U.S.A.)
Heels: Via Vai (Panama)
Swatch watch: Swatch store (Panama)
Monkey hand-wash: Present from a good friend (Thanks Dianin!)

Work + Photography class + Dinner with my boyfriend

One of my best friends (called Diana) has to be one of the most thoughtful people I know. She travels several times throughout the year, and she always takes the time to bring me something special. The last time she returned from Disneyworld, she brought me this adooooorable monkey** hand-wash. Isn't it cute?!
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**For any new readers out there, my boyfriend and I call each other monkeys. So anything that has a monkey on it is very special to me!

I really love how cute this hand-wash is, and not to mention the yummy candy smells! Thanks so much Diana, you are too sweet :)

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