The Joy of Fashion

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Thursday, February 25, 2016

{Outfit}: Leopard and Army Green

Loving this Leopard Dress combo!
Pretty Fall Makeup

Tuesday February 16, 2016

Hi guys! Doesn't it seem a little odd to see me wearing these neutral colors all together rather than my usual bright colors?! Most of the time, as you may have noticed, I like to wear bright and bold colored outfits to cheer up my day. But other times, like today, I wake up feeling antsy for a change and come up with more neutral toned looks. I really love the idea of mixing leopard print with some army green!! Its a great way to add some color while still remaining pretty neutral. 

Do you usually wear colorful outfits or neutral toned ones?

-- En Español -- Hola chicos! ¿No les parece un poco extraño verme usando estos colores neutros todos juntos en lugar de mis looks coloridos de siempre?! La mayoría de las veces me gusta lucir looks en colores brillantes para alegrar mis días. Pero hay otras ocasiones, como hoy, que me despierto con ganas de algo diferente y termino creando looks con colores neutrales. Me encanta la idea de combinar el estampado de leopardo con alguna pieza en verde oliva! Es una manera perfecta de agregarle aaalgo de color sin dejar de ser un outfit neutral.

Cuéntenme, a ustedes les gusta más usar outfits coloridos o outfits en colores neutrales?

Loving these two toned heels!
These boho bangle bracelets are perfect for Summer!
This army green jacket looks great paired with leopard print
{Dress/Vestido: Used to be my sister's/Solía ser de mi hermana  ;  Jacket and Earrings/Chaqueta y Aretes: Forever21  ;  Shoes and Bracelets/Zapatos y Pulseras: El Titan (Panama)}

Photos by/Fotos por: Vanessa Richani
Marie McGrath, Panama Fashion Blogger

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

{Outfit}: Summer Pineapple Fashion

Pretty Spring Makeup
Loving this Pineapple dress for Spring and Summer!

Saturday February 13, 2016

Hi guys!! Have you all noticed how everyone seems to be obsessed with pineapples lately? Pineapple tops, pineapple shorts, even pineapple shoes! At first, I didn't quite get the appeal of the yummy fruit in fashion; but I must admit that lately it has grown on me. Now I see pineapple pieces and instantly think of a bright summer day at the beach drinking piña coladas. And if that isn't a good reason to wear a pineapple printed dress today, I don't know what is ;)

Hola chicos!! Han notado cómo últimamente todo el mundo parece estar obsesionado con artículos que tengan diseños de piñas? Camisas de piña, shorts de piña, hasta zapatos de piña! Al principio no entendía porqué esta fruta deliciosa era tan famosa en el mundo de la moda; pero debo admitir que ahora me ha empezado a gustar mucho. Lo que pasa es que cuando veo una piña, inmediatamente pienso en un día de verano en la playa tomándome una piña colada. Y eso me parece más que suficiente razón para ponerme este vestido de piña en el día de hoy ;) 

Cute striped sheos from Kenneth Cole
Super cute outfit for Spring and Summer
This pineapple dress is so cute!
Pretty Spring Makeup
{Dress/Vestido: Sammydress.com  ;  Shoes/Zapatos: c/o Kenneth Cole (Panama)  ;  Earrings and Bag/Aretes y Bolsa: Forever21 (Panama)}

Photos by/Fotos por: Vanessa Richani

Marie McGrath, Panama Fashion Blogger

Friday, February 19, 2016

{Outfit}: Red Lace Valentine

This red lace dress is perfect for Valentine's Day!
Loving this sexy cat eye makeup with a fierce red dress

Sunday February 14, 2016

Hi guys!! First of all, I am sooooo sorry that I've been MIA lately. I've been obsessively decorating my apartment as I get closer and closer to moving in (how exciting!). I promise I'll be back in full force soon! (With lots of sneak peeks of my apartment! hooray!).

Phew, now that the apologies have been made, lets get back to this outfit now shall we?! This is what I decided to wear on the evening of Valentine's Day to go out on a dinner date at La Séptima Central in Casco Viejo. I'm definitely one of those gals that can't resist wearing something red on Valentine's day (hello! We all know how obsessed I am with the holidays, don't we?!); but this time I decided to sexy it up a bit with a long lace see-through dress. I'm loving how it is "covered" and revealing all at the same time. Plus, the lace is simply beautiful! 

Happy belated Vday everyone! Sending u lots of hugs and kisses :)

Hola chicos!! En primer lugar, lo siento taaaaaaanto por estar tan desaparecida últimamente. Para ser honesta, me la he pasado decorando obsesivamente mi apartamento tratando de tenerlo lo más listo posible antes de finalmente mudarme (que emocionante!). Prometo estar de vuelta al horario regular de mi blog muy prontito! (y con una gran cantidad de fotitos de mi nuevo apartamento! Wee!)

Ok, ahora que me he disculpado, podemos regresar a este post habitual de moda, les parece?! Este outfit es lo que decidí ponerme para celebrar San Valentín con una cena romántica en La Séptima central, en Casco Viejo. Definitivamente soy una de esas chicas que no pueden resistir vistiendo algo rojo en el día de San Valentín (hellou! Todos sabemos lo obsesionada que estoy con los holidays, cierto?!); pero esta vez decidí lucir un look más sexy con este vestido de encaje largo con transparencias. Me encanta como esta pieza me permite lucir "cubierta" y a la vez mostrando piel. Además, el encaje es super bonito y romántico! 

Feliz San Valentín tarde a todos! Les envio muchos besos y abrazos :)

Gorgeous red lace maxi dress
This red lace maxi dresss is so pretty and affordable!
Dinner at the delicious restaurant La Septima Central, Casco Viejo
{Dress/Vestido: Forever21 (Panama)  ;  Shoes/Zapatos: Amazon.com  ;  EarCuff/Arete: Choies.com  ;  Clutch/Cartera: Saks (Panama)}

Photos by/Fotos por: Vanessa Richani

Marie McGrath, Panama Fashion Blogger

Sunday, February 7, 2016

{Outfit}: Pretty Floral Spring Maxi Dress

Beautiful floral maxi dress for Spring!
This pink floppy hat is so girly and chic!

Hi guys! Here is a pink outfit I put together on a day that I was feeling particularly girly. Sometimes I feel a little embarrassed for having overly girly things; like baby pink heels with big bows, or kitty sweaters, or food shaped clutches... but then I remember how happy I feel when I wear these pieces and forget to be embarrassed. Style, like life, is all about having fun and trying out different things, am I right?! If we all dress the same, then nobody would ever feel special. Dare to wear what you love and discover for yourself just how happy you can be!

- En Español - Hola chicos! Aquí les dejo con un look rosado que armé en un día que me sentí particularmente "girly". A veces me da un poco de pena cuando me pongo artículos excesivamente femeninos, como mis tacones rosados con lazos, o mis camisas de gatito, o mis carteras en forma de comida... pero después me acuerdo de lo felíz que me siento al usarlos y se me pasa la pena. Moda, como la vida, se trata de divertirse y de probar cosas diferentes, no les parece?! Si todas nos vistiéramos iguales, no podríamos sentirnos especiales. Los invito a que no tengan miedo de usar las piezas que les gusten aunque sean "raras" y verán lo felices que se sentirán!

Fashion inspiration for Spring
This floral dress is stunning and perfect for Spring
Loving this pretty glass necklace from Hawaii!
{Dress/Vestido: Sheinside.com   ;  Shoes/Zapatos: Sammydress.com  ;  Hat/Sombrero: Forever21  ;  Turtle Ring/Anillo de Tortuga: Betsey Johnson  ;  Necklace/Collar: Present from my sister from Hawaii/Regalo de mi hermana de Hawaii  ;  Bracelets/Pulseras: Stevens (Panama)}

Photos by/Fotos por: Gabriel Sukenik
Marie McGrath, Panama Fashion Blogger

Thursday, February 4, 2016

{Panama}: Lunch and Flowers at Finca Lérida, Chiriquí

Kimonos are great for staying cozy and looking chic during the fall and winter time!
Beautiful flowers at Finca Lérida, Chiriqui Panama

Tuesday January 12, 2016

Hi guys! For our third and last day vacationing in Boquete, I decided to take Gabe to one of my family's absolute favorite spots for lunch: Finca Lérida. Each time we visit Chiriquí, we always make sure to stop here to enjoy a delicious gourmet meal by a great view of the mountains and the coffee plantations. We also really enjoy taking a short walk around the area to see all the beautiful variety of flowers that grow there. If you visit Chiriquí, I definitely recommend stopping here at least for lunch (or even to stay!), it is like a peace of heaven on Earth.

-- En Español -- Hola chicos! Para nuestro tercer y último día de vacaciones en Boquete, decidí llevar a Gabe a almorzar a uno de los lugares favoritos de mi familia: Finca Lérida. Cada vez que visitamos Chiriquí, siempre nos aseguramos de parar aquí para disfrutar de una deliciosa comida gourmet junto a vistas hermosas de las montañas y de las plantaciones de café. También nos gusta mucho caminar el área para disfrutar de todas las flores coloridas que crecen allí. La próxima vez que visiten Chiriquí, los exhorto a que pasen a almorzar en Finca Lérida (o incluso hasta quedarse!) porque es como un pedazo de cielo en la tierra. 

The beautiful Finca Lérida is a great place to stay and/or dine at Boquete, Chiriqui Panama
The beautiful Finca Lérida is a great place to stay and/or dine at Boquete, Chiriqui Panama
The beautiful Finca Lérida is a great place to stay and/or dine at Boquete, Chiriqui Panama
The beautiful Finca Lérida is a great place to stay and/or dine at Boquete, Chiriqui Panama
The beautiful Finca Lérida is a great place to stay and/or dine at Boquete, Chiriqui Panama
The beautiful Finca Lérida is a great place to stay and/or dine at Boquete, Chiriqui Panama
The beautiful Finca Lérida is a great place to stay and/or dine at Boquete, Chiriqui Panama
The beautiful Finca Lérida is a great place to stay and/or dine at Boquete, Chiriqui Panama
Cute Kimono outfit for Fall or Winter
{Dress, Kimono, Shoes, and Rings/Vestido, Kimono, Zapatos, y Anillos: Forever21 (Panama)  ;  Tights/Medias: Target (USA)  ;  Earrings/Aretes: Stevens (Panama)}

Photos by/Fotos por: Gabriel Sukenik

Marie McGrath, Panama Fashion Blogger

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

{Panama}: Los Quetzales and Cerro Punta, Chiriquí

Loving this cute Fall outfit with red Boots
Floppy Hats are the perfect accessory for Fall and Winter

Monday January 11, 2016

Hi guys! For our second day vacationing in Chiriquí, we decided to drive up to Cerro Punta for some countryside sightseeing and a quick lunch at Los Quetzales. One of my favorite parts of visiting Chiriquí is simply driving around with my windows down and breathing in the fresh country air. The trip to Cerro Punta got even better after we bought several flowers for our city homes and enjoyed some delicious strawberries and cream, a traditional dessert of the area ;)

-- En Español -- Hola chicos! Para nuestro segundo día de vacaciones en Chiriquí, decidimos manejar hasta Cerro Punta para disfrutar de los bellos paisajes y almorzar en Los Quetzales. Una de mis partes favoritas de visitar Chiriquí es simplemente conducir con mis ventanas abajo y respirar el aire fresco del campo. El viaje a Cerro Punta se hizo aún mejor después de que compramos varias flores para nuestros hogares de la ciudad y disfrutamos de unas deliciosas fresas con crema, un postre tradicional del área ;)

Beautiful Scenary at Cerro Punta, Chiriqui Panama
Beautiful Scenary at Cerro Punta, Chiriqui Panama
Cows at Chiriqui Panama
Boquete Indigenous locals at Chiriqui Panama
Cute Cabins in Volcan, Panama
Enjoying delicious fresas con crema in Chiriqui, Panama
Strawberries and cream are a traditional dessert served in Chiriqui, Panama

Wishing you all a fantastic week!

Les deseo a todos un excelente semana!

Loving this chic black and white outfit for Fall and Winter
Lunching at Los Quetzales Hotel in Cerro Punta, Panama
Cozy dinner at The Rock in Chiriqui Panama
{Dress and Hat/Vestido y Sombrero: Forever21  ;  Tights/Medias: Target  ;  Boots/Botas: Present/Regalo}

Photos by/Fotos por: Gabriel Sukenik

Marie McGrath, Panama Fashion Blogger