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Friday, June 28, 2013

{Trending}: 5 ways to wear the Bold Stripes trend

How to wear Bold Stripes

I have always been a big fan of stripes because they look so effortlessly chic. That is why I am so happy to see that bold stripes are a huge trend for this Spring and Summer 2013. And you can sport the look too!

Here are 5 ways ways in which you can wear the bold stripes trend:

Trending Bold Stripes - B&W SMALL
{Look 1, look 2, look 3, look 4, look 5}

1. Black and White
Probably the easiest and most effortless way to wear this trend is to wear a black and white outfit. Try pairing a black and white striped shirt with black trousers (look 3) or a black skirt (look 4), for example. Not only is this combo easy to wear, but black and white is also another huge trend this Summer... win win!

2. Colorful Stripes
Yes, of course black and white is the easiest of combinations, but don't be afraid to wear some colorful stripes too!! Try finding a cute striped dress and pair it with simple wedges (look 3). Or if you are feeling bold, pair a colorful striped top with an even more colorful skirt (look 1).

Trending Bold Stripes - Patterns Small
{Look 1, look 2, look 3, look 4}

3. Mix Patterns
For those of you who are feeling daring, why not pair bold stripes with another print?! Stripes are probably the easiest of prints to mix with, so don't be afraid to pair it with polka dots, florals, or other geometric shapes. I promise you will look super trendy!

4. Nautical stripes
Who doesn't own a classic navy and white striped shirt in their closet right?! Another take on the bold stripe trend is to wear it with a nautical vibe. Try wearing stripes with the classic red, white, and blue combo (Also perfect for the 4th of July!). If you don't own any red in your closet, yellow is another great color to make nautical outfits with (like look 4).

5. Striped Cardigan or Jacket
A striped cardigan or jacket is a great way to take on this trend. Try combining a striped jacket with a simple white dress (look 2) or black dress (look 4). Or if you are feeling bold, try pairing a striped jacket with a striped dress (look 1). I'm sure you will capture everyone's attention!

So there you have it! Hope you have all enjoyed these tips on how to stay on trend this Summer :) How would you wear the bold stripes trend? I would love to hear your ideas, please share!

Trending Bold Stripes


Thursday, June 27, 2013

{Outfit}: Girly pink outfit

Pink Girly Outfit Pink Girly Outfit

  Tuesday June 25, 2013

Today I wanted to wear something girly and cute, and what could be girlier than an all-pink outfit right? Apart from loving all the pink, I also felt so happy wearing this pretty butterfly necklace my brother Mike gave me a long time ago. It was made using vintage paper from the 1920's, so I always feel special when I wear it :)

Pink Girly Outfit Pink Girly Outfit Pink Girly Outfit

What are your plans for this weekend? I would love to hear from you and thank you all so much for stopping by!

Pink Girly Outfit
{Shirt: ? (Panama)  ;  Skirt: (old)  ;  Hat:  ;  Shoes:  ;  Bag: Present from my boyfriend's Aunt (See her purse designs here!)  ;  Necklace: Present from my brother Mike  ; Cuff bracelet: (Find it here!)  ;  Watch:}


Wednesday, June 26, 2013

{Outfit): Comfiest work outfit ever!

Comfy Work Outfit Comfy Work Outfit

  Monday June 24, 2013

Guys, this is officially the comfiest work outfit I have ever worn! This white chiffon blouse is very roomy and these patterned pants are made with the softest fabric. Plus I'm wearing flats! I felt like I was working in my pajamas all day, hahaha.

Comfy Work Outfit Comfy Work Outfit Breakfast

Even though this outfit was super comfy, I still felt chic and fashion forward. I guess we don't always have to sacrifice comfort for style right?

Comfy Work Outfit

{Shirt: (Similar here!)  ;  Pants: (Similar here!)  ;  Shoes: (Similar here!)  ;  Clutch: Present from my parents (Similar here!)  ;  Earrings: Via Vai (Panama)  ;  Disney Couture ring: (No longer in stock, but I also found it here!)}

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

{Outfit}: Can you wear flats to a wedding? Sure can!


  Saturday June 22, 2013

Today I had the pleasure of attending a beautiful wedding of one of my brother's friends (actually a friend of the entire family since we were very young). The wedding ceremony took place in the El Carmen church and it was so beautiful. I especially enjoyed all of the flower decorations and fireworks!

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The wedding reception was also absolutely beautiful. All the decorations had a rustic romantic vibe which made the entire place feel very cozy and welcoming. Picture floating lanterns and glowing candles... SO pretty! It is very much what I would picture my wedding reception to be like one day.

Alejo & Marie Wedding Wedding Wedding Wedding Wedding Wedding Wedding

I had already planned what I wanted to wear several months ago, but since I can only wear flats right now due to my foot injury I had to reconsider what to wear. In the end I went with this beautiful red gown I have had for many many years. I don't usually see people wear flats to weddings, but I think wearing a long gown that covers your feet is a great way to do it!

How would you wear flats to a wedding?

{Dress: Impacto (Panama) (Like 6 years old!)  ;  Shoes:  ;  Clutch: Present from my parents}

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Monday, June 24, 2013

{Outfit}: Leather leggings and Sneaker Wedges

Birthday Party  

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Friday June 21, 2013

I know that I usually prefer wearing bright cheerful colors, but sometimes I like to wear something edgy as well! I really love these leather leggings because they are sooooo comfy but at the same time I feel fierce when I'm wearing them.

Leather Leggings and Sneaker Wedges  

{Shirt: ? (Panama) (Similar here!)  ;  Leggings; (Similar here!)  ;  Shoes: Charlotte Russe (Similar here!)  ;  Clutch: (Similar here!)  ;  Sunglasses: (Similar here!)  ;  Earrings: (Find them here!)}
Leather Leggings and Sneaker Wedges Leather Leggings and Sneaker Wedges
I wore this outfit out to celebrate my friend Juampi's birthday! I haven't seen my friends in a looooong time, so it was really special to get together tonight. As always, we had a blast :)
Birthday Party Birthday Party Birthday Party
{Diana's outfit: Dress: (Similar here!)  ;  Shoes: DSW (Similar here!)}

What did you do this weekend? Thanks for stopping by!

Birthday Party  

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Saturday, June 22, 2013

{Outfit}: I love shirt dresses for Summer

Summer Outfit Summer Outfit 

  Wednesday June 19, 2013

Isn't the color of this Forever 21 polka dot dress (Still available here!) just so fresh and perfect for Spring/Summer? I love wearing shirt dresses for summer because they are so easy to wear and comfy as well. 

I wore this outfit to the movies with my family to watch Man of Steel, the new Superman movie. I absolutely loved the movie, have you watched it yet?

Summer Outfit Summer Outfit Summer Outfit Superman

Hope you all have an amazing weekend! Thanks for stopping by! 

Summer Outfit
{Dress: (Still available here!)  ;  Shoes: (Similar here!)  ;  Purse: Present from my boyfriend's Aunt (find more of her purse designs on her website!)  ;  Sunglasses: (Similar here!)  ;  Stitch iPhone cover: (Find it here!)  ;  Watch:}

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Thursday, June 20, 2013

{Hair Tutorial}: The Twisty Ponytail

The Twisty Ponytail Hair Tutorial

Hi everyone! I've finally made a tutorial for that twisty ponytail hairstyle I love wearing so much. It is the perfect hairstyle for summer and it is so easy to do! 

Below you will find a video showing step by step how to get the look. Or if you would prefer, there is also a photo tutorial at the end of this post (Feel free to pin it on your Pinterest so you don't forget!). 

I hope you all enjoy this quick and easy hairdo and let me know if you have any questions :)

The Twisty Braid Hair Tutorial