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Tuesday, April 30, 2013

{Outfit}: What to wear with pink hair

Neutral outfit & Pink hair Neutral outfit & Pink hair 

  Friday April 26, 2013

As I mentioned in my previous post, I just recently made some pink highlights in my hair using hair chalk. I definitely LOVE how it looks, but I was kind of blocked on what to wear with it.

Neutral outfit & Pink hair

In the end I thought: "What could be easier than neutrals?". So I decided to wear this all neutral toned outfit including my "new" (not new, just never worn) sneaker wedges. I absolutely looooove how the pink of my hair takes all the attention against the neutral outfit ;)

Neutral outfit & Pink hair Sneaker Wedges
{Dress:  ;  Shoes:  ;  Necklaces: Some from, other's were presents from my parents  ;  iPhone cover:}

What would you wear if you had pink (or another color) hair/highlights?

Sammy, the adorable Yorkie


Monday, April 29, 2013

{Outfit}: My sister's chic apartment

Chic Apartment Forever 21 necklaces 

  Wednesday April 24, 2013

If of you who follow me on Instagram (Find me @mariemcgrathpty), you probably saw that I got some pink highlights today! I used some pink hair chalk that kindly sent me, and let me tell you I LOVE how it turned out! I'll be posting a tutorial on how to use hair chalk soon, so stay tuned ;)

Pink hair chalk 

Today was my sister's birthday, YAI! To celebrate, we all went over to Annie's apartment for a delicious dinner party. Guys, my sister's apartment is seriously gorgeous! Everywhere you look there is something feminine and chic.

Chic Apartment Chic ApartmentChic Apartment Chic Apartment 

{Dress: c/o (old) (Similar here!)  ;  Shoes: BMB (Panama) (Similar here!)  ;  Eiffel Tower necklace; (Similar here!)  ;  Dream necklace: (Find it here!)}

Cute Cat Chic Apartment

We had a lovely time eating a healthy dinner and then eating a seriously sinful chocolate fudge cake... nom nom, makes me hungry just to think about it. Happy Birthday Annie, love you so much!

Annie's BirthdayAnnie's Birthday Chic Apartment 

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Saturday, April 27, 2013

{Remix}: 5 ways to wear red jeans

5 ways to wear red jeans
                           Outfit 1  ;  Outfit 2  ;  Outfit 3  ;  Outfit 4  ;  Outfit 5

Hi guys!! I'm introducing a new segment on my blog where I post different ways to wear the same item! Hopefully it will inspire all of you to get creative with the pieces you own and wear them in different ways.

For our first edition, here are 5 ways to wear red jeans. These red jeans are definitely a closet staple for me, I wear them all.the.time. They are as easy to wear as regular jeans, but look so much more chic!

Do you own red jeans? How do you wear them?

Friday, April 26, 2013

{Outfit}: Casual outfit for a relaxed Sunday

Casual Outfit Casual Outfit 

Sunday April 21, 2013

I wore this casual outfit for a relaxed Sunday lunch with my boyfriend and his family. We enjoyed a delicious lunch at Os Segredos de Carne (the same restaurant I posted about a couple of weeks ago) and then cruised around the city in my boyfriend's Porsche 928 S4. I love Sundays!

Porsche 928 S4 Casual Outfit 
{Dress: Zara  ;  Ralph Lauren shoes: TJ Maxx  ;  Clutch:  ;  Hat: ?  ;  Watch:  ;  Spike bracelet:}

Casual Outfit Love is in the Air 

I was happy to finally wear these Ralph Lauren sneakers again (first worn here!). They are both comfy and cute ;)

Casual Outfit

Thank you all so much for stopping by, I really appreciate each and every one of you!

Casual Outfit 

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Thursday, April 25, 2013

{Outfit}: Can you wear black to a wedding?

Elegant Sexy Outfit Love is in the Air 

  Saturday April 20, 2013 (night)

This is what I wore to a pretty wedding reception at the Club Union. I know some people feel that it isn't apropriate to wear black to a wedding, but I see people do it in Panama all the time! So for me, its definitely a DO!

As if wearing black isn't enough, I decided to step out of the box and wear an ear cuff as well! It felt great to break all of the rules ;)

Elegant Sexy Outfit Elegant Sexy Outfit

{Dress: Zara  ;  Heels: Zara  ;  Ear Cuff:  ;  Clutch: Present from my parents}

Cheese and Champagne

One of the things I love most about weddings is looking at all the pretty decor and cute food. I mean just look at this adooorable cup made out of chocolate! Yup, that's right, that whole little cup is made out of chocolate, ingenious huh?


We had such a lovely time! 

So what do you think, can you wear black to a wedding?

Love is in the Air

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Wednesday, April 24, 2013

{DIY}: Harry Potter Hogwarts Blazer

DIY Harry Potter Hogwarts Blazer

If you are a Harry Potter fan like me, this is the right craft for you! Isn't this Hogwarts blazer awesome?! This is a great way to add new life to an old blazer that has been sitting in your closet since forever. Or, it would make an amazing gift for a Harry Potter fan like myself!

For this project, you will need:
  • A blazer (mine is from Forever21)
  • A Hogwarts patch
  • Safety pins (at least 3)
  • Scissors, needle, and black thread

To make this chic Hogwarts blazer, you just need to follow 3 easy steps:
  1. Start by placing the patch on your blazer wherever you think it might look good and hold it in place using the safety pins. 
  2. Then try the blazer on and look at yourself in the mirror to make sure the patch is where you like it. If not, try again until it looks just right.
  3. Once you are sure you like where the patch is located, start hand sewing the patch to the blazer. I didn't do anything fancy, I sewed it like you would a button (just up and down, if that makes sense). Make sure you sew as close to the edge of the patch as possible so that it isn't visible.

All done!!

This DIY was super duper easy, and it makes this plain blazer look so much more original and chic! Plus, it is perfect for Harry Potter fans like myself ;)

Harry Potter Inspired Harry Potter Inspired

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

{Outfit}: Easy outfit using polka dot jeans

Patterned Pants trend 

Saturday April 20, 2013 (day)

Today I wore this casual comfy outfit to celebrate my father's 64th birthday! We surprised him by singing and dancing the song "When I'm 64" by the Beatles. We also ate some delicious coconut cake and gave him the collage my sister and I made yesterday . He absolutely loved it!

Happy Birthday Dad!! You are the best father in the whole wide world ;)

Birthday Party Birthday Party Birthday Party Birthday Party Polka Dots and Jewelry

Btw, I'm really loving the patterned pants trend! These new polka dot jeans were so easy to wear just pairing them with a colorful top and with black flats. Easy, peasy, love it :)

Patterned Pants trend 

{Top: El Costo (Panama)  ;  Jeans: Stevens (Panama)  ;  Flats: Payless Shoe Source  ;  Necklace: Present from my brother Mike  ;  Ring set: Present from my friend Diana} 

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Monday, April 22, 2013

{Outfit}: Cute girly outfit

Pink Pleated dress Pink Pleated dress 

  Friday April 19, 2013

Its been a while since I wear a really sweet girly outfit, and I don't think it gets any girlier than this right?! Pink dress? Check. Hearts? Check. Bows? Check! Yup, this is as girly as it gets ;)

Pink Pleated dress 

{Dress: Used to be my sister's  ;  Cardigan: Forever21 (old)  ;  Shoes: Payless Shoe Source  ;  Necklace: Present from my brother Mike  ;  Purse: Forever21}

Pink Pleated dress

Today my sister and I finished making this cute collage for my father's birthday (which was the following night). I love the way it turned out!

Pink Pleated dress Collage

We ended the day by going out to dinner to have an early celebration of my father's birthday! We had a lovely time as a family :)

Jimmy's Dinner

Hope you are all doing well!! How is your week going?