The Joy of Fashion

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Wednesday, July 31, 2013

{Outfit}:The Pop Art trend

Black Romper Outfit

 I don't know about you, but I'm seriously crushing on this clutch right now! Not only is the design of it awesome, but it also goes perfectly with the pop art trend that is very popular right now. Since this clutch is such a show stopper, I decided to go with an all-black outfit today.

En Español- Yo no sé ustedes, pero yo estoy seriamente encantada con este clutch! No sólo me encanta el diseño de este clutch, pero también va perfectamente con la tendencia del arte pop que es muy popular en estos momentos. Como este clutch ya dice mucho por sí sola, decidí usar un look neutral todo en negro.


Black Romper Outfit


I would like to give a special thanks to Swaychic.com for sending me this chic black romper that I'm wearing today. The pleating in the front of the romper is very flattering and I really love the cutouts on the back. Today I decided to pair it with black tights to keep it more conservative, but I can imagine myself wearing this romper in many different ways in the future!

Me gustaría dar un agradecimiento especial a Swaychic.com por enviarme este romper negro que estoy usando. Los pliegues en la parte delantera hacen que este romper sea muy halagador y me encanta los cutouts en la espalda. Hoy decidí usarlo con mallas negras para mostrar menos piel, pero puedo imaginarme muchas otras formas de usar este romper en el futuro!

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{Romper: c/o Swaychic.com  ;  Tights: ?  ;  Heels: Present from my friends (Originally from Estampa, Panama)  ;  Clutch: Asos.com  ;  Earrings: Present from my boyfriend (Originally from Fire and Ice, U.S.A.)}




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{Announcement}: The Joy of Fashion is now also in Spanish!

Casco Viejo, Panama 

Hello everyone!! Just wanted to make a small announcement to let you all know that The Joy of Fashion is finally going to be in Spanish as well! My posts from now on will be written in both English and Spanish so that all of my fellow Panamanians (and other Spanish speakers) can read my silly posts too :)

Thank you ALL for supporting me for so long and I hope you all enjoy the new features on my blog!



En Español- Hola a todos! Sólo quería hacer un pequeño anuncio para informarles que The Joy of Fashion por fin va a estar en Español! Mis posts de ahora en adelante serán escritos en Inglés y Español para que todos mis compañeros panameños (y otros hablantes de español) puedan leer mis posts también :)
Gracias a todos por apoyarme durante tanto tiempo y espero que todos disfruten de las nuevas mejoras en mi blog!

Boho Chic outfit

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

{Outfit}: Striped Jeans Trend of Summer 2013

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  Friday July 26, 2013

Today I decided to finally wear these awesome striped jeans I bought from Forever21.com a couple of months ago. Striped jeans and pants are a huge trend for this Summer 2013, so I was happy to find such an affordable pair online (Find them here!)  I know they kind of make me look like Beetlejuice, but I love 'em all the same ;)

Striped Jeans trend

{Top: Forever21.com (Find it here!)  ;  Jeans: Forever21.com (Find them here!)  ;  Flats: Forever21.com  ;  Clutch: Asos.com  ;  Earrings: Forever21.com  ;  Heart midi ring: Forever21.com (Find it here!)}

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Would you ever wear bold striped jeans like these? If so, how would you wear them?

Striped Jeans trend

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Monday, July 29, 2013

{Beauty}: Mod Black & White Nails Tutorial

Mod B&W Nails Tutorial

Here is a super easy DIY Nail tutorial on how to get Mod Black and White Nails! I love how simple and yet unique looking this mani is. And you know what is the best part? It totally goes with this Summer 2013 trend of black and white!

To get this simple mani, you just need to follow 3 easy steps:

  1. Paint all of your nails white
  2. Use black nail polish to draw a thick vertical line on one side of each nail. Don't worry if you have shaky hands, the line doesn't have to be perfect!
  3. Use nail remover and cotton to clean the excess black.

All done!! 

Now was that easy or what?! These nails definitely make a statement because they are different than what you are used to seeing. However, I feel that they are still conservative enough to wear on an everyday basis (even to work!). Go ahead and give it a try!

Black and White Nails

Sunday, July 28, 2013

{Outfit}: Chango strikes again with his cuteness :)

Cinta Costera, Panama Cinta Costera, Panama

  Saturday July 20, 2013

Today I had the pleasure to spend some time with my friend Aapo and his adoooorable dog Chango! Some of you might remember Chango from a couple of months ago as a cute little puppy, I was surprised to see just how much he has grown! He is so big and fluffy like a big teddy bear! SO cute!

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We had a lovely time walking around the Cinta Costera and enjoying the beautiful view. It was a great way to spend the late afternoon.

Cinta Costera, Panama

{Dress: Madison (Panama) (Similar here!)  ;  Shoes: Modcloth.com (Find them here!)  ;  Clutch: Present from my parents  ;  Earrings: Forever21.com (Find them here!)}

Cinta Costera, Panama


Later that night, I went out to dinner with my friends to celebrate two of my best friends' birthdays!! I sure miss spending time with my friends now that we all have hectic schedules, so tonight was really special :)

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Thank you all for stopping by! I hope you had a wonderful weekend!

Cinta Costera, Panama

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Thursday, July 25, 2013

{Outfit}: Opening of Aéropostale Store in Multiplaza Pacific

Aeropostale Opening Panama

  Thursday July 28, 2013

Today I had the pleasure of attending the opening of the new Aéropostale store in Multiplaza Pacific! Since my foot is still kind of injured, I had to once again come up with an outfit featuring a cute pair of flats. These gold and black ballerina flats are quickly becoming one of my favorites right now :)

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{Top: So old, who knows  ;  Harry Potter Hogwarts blazer: DIY project (You can find a tutorial here!)  ;  Shorts: Forever21.com (Find them here!)  ;  Flats: Charlotte Russe  ;  Purse: Present from my parents  ;  Earrings: Asos.com (Similar here!)}


Ok, back to the Aéropostale store... it turned out amazing! I absolutely loved how they decorated the place, especially the girly chic dressing rooms made out of black and white sketches. So cute right?!

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One part of the store had this girly decor to it, and then other parts of the store had a more rustic wood decor to it. I really enjoyed seeing how creative they were with their displays and how they showed all of their products in an innovative and unique way... it was almost like art somehow.

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I had a wonderful time at the event, especially since I had the chance to meet some awesome people. One of them was a fellow Panamanian blogger called Ileana from Ileana Recommends. She was so nice to talk to and we got a kick out of how we both had penguin iPhone covers :)

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A big thank you to Aéropostale for inviting me to this lovely event, I had a wonderful time :)

Aeropostale Opening Panama




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Wednesday, July 24, 2013

{Outfit}: Florals are always great for Summer

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  Thursday July 18, 2013 (daytime)

I love wearing floral printed things for Summer and Spring, they always look so fresh and cheerful don't you think? Instead of wearing this dress with a pair of ballet flats, I decided to go for a more unexpected shoe: sneaker wedges!! I love how they sparkle when I walk :)

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{Dress: Madison (Panama)  ;  Belt: Forever21.com  ;  Shoes: Forever21.com  ;  Bag: Present from my boyfriend's Aunt (See her designs here!)  ;  Earcuff: Forever21.com  ;  Watch: Asos.com  ;  Spike bracelet: Asos.com (Find it here!)}


Thanks for stopping by!! I hope you all have a wonderful day!

Summer Outfit


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Monday, July 22, 2013

{Video}: Life is about having fun!


Hi everyone!!! Here is a little video I put together of some of the fun times I've had the last couple of months, with a special emphasis on my trip to Las Vegas earlier this year! Hopefully it will remind all of you that life is about having fun and finding joy in each and every day :)

If you are new to my blog, I have also posted some other fun videos like my own adaptation of Call Me Maybe as well as a video showing all the fun we had on our trip to the parks in Orlando. I've even posted a video of some of my special moments with my boyfriend Alejandro to celebrate our 5 year anniversary.

It is so much fun to put these videos together, I hope you all enjoy them!




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Sunday, July 21, 2013

{Outfit}: Classy in Pearls

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Wednesday July 17, 2013

I know I've said it many times, but I just love how pearls make any outfit look more classy. As if pearls aren't elegant enough, why not through in some lace and leopard print too right? Finish it off with some red lipstick and some fabulous sunglasses and you are ready to go ;)

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Note: In case you are wondering, that is a temporary tattoo on my arm :)

What do you like to wear to feel classy and elegant?

Classy Outfit 

{Dress: Forever 21 (Similar here!)  ;  Leopard flats: Forever21.com (Similar here!)  ;  Liz Claiborne purse: TJ Maxx  ;  Necklace: Pasarela (Panama)  ;  Sunglasses: Forever21.com}


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