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Thursday, July 27, 2017

{Outfit}: Blue Dress and Pom Pom Sandals

Pompom Sandals Outfit


Hey guys!! Here's a simple outfit featuring these colorful pom pom sandals that I absolutely LOVE! A quick fashion tip when trying to wear bold pieces (like these shoes) is to pair them with simple and minimalist pieces to create a balanced look. I, for example, went with this open back blue dress that keeps me fresh in the Summer heat and brings out the blue tones in the shoes ;)

-- En Español -- Hola chicos! Aquí tenemos un outfit sencillo usando estas sandalias de pompones que me ENCANTAN! Un tip de moda sencillo es que cuando quieran lucir una prenda llamativa (como estos zapatos) recomiendo emparejarlo con ropa y accesorios sencillos y minimalistas para crear un look balanceado. Yo, por ejemplo, decidí usar un vestido azul de espalda abierta para mantenerme fresca en el calor de Verano y que resalta los tonos de azul en los zapatos ;)

Blue dress outfit
Pompom Sandals Outfit
Pompom Sandals Outfit
Blue dress outfit
{Dress/Vestido: Stevens (Panama)  ;  Shoes/Zapatos: GoJane.com  ;  Hat/Sombrero: Used to be my Mom's/Solía ser de mi Mamá  ;  Bag/Bolsa: Forever21}

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

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

{Video}: Unboxing June Can't Clutch This and July Super Cute Box


Hi guys!! A couple of weeks ago, I was re-introduced to the idea of Subscription boxes (something I have avoided for years as I can become quite obsessive compulsive about them), aaaaaaand I went CRAY. I totally subscribed to like 5 different boxes (oops! Sorry not sorry!)... haha. 

Today I'm unboxing June's Can't Clutch This (a subscription that ships a unique fun clutch per month designed by Studio DIY, one of my favorite blogs EVER) and July's Super Cute Box (a boxed filled with well, cute goodies, duh!). I hope you all enjoy this video!

-- En Español -- Hola chicos! Hace unas semanas atrás, alguien me re-introdujo a la idea de cajas de subscripciones (algo que he evitado por años porque yo puedo llegar a ser bastante obsesiva con ellos), yyyyyy me volví medio loca. Terminé subscribiéndome a como 5 cajas diferentes mensuales (oops!! Sorry not sorry!)... Jaja.

Hoy les presento el unboxing del Can't Clutch This de Junio (una subscripción de carteras clutch que mandan un diseño diferente cada mes, hecho por Studio DIY, uno de mis blogs favoritos) y el Super Cute Box de Julio (una caja llena de artículos... pues, cute. Obvio!). Espero q disfruten de este video!
Can't Clutch This June 2017 Box Subscription
Unboxing the July 2017 Super Cute Box Subscription
Unboxing the July 2017 Super Cute Box Subscription

Marie McGrath, Panama Fashion Blogger

Sunday, July 23, 2017

{Outfit}: Green Tulle Skirt and White Bodysuit

Outfit using a white bodysuit


Hi guys! Even though bodysuits have been one of the hot trends as of late, I've had a really hard time jumping on the wagon... that is, until I found this amazing white jumpsuit at Forever21! I absolutely love the unique design with the transparencies and gold studs detail. I paired it with this fluffy green tulle skirt and classic white accessories for a glam and elegant look!

Do you like the bodysuit trend?

-- En Español -- Hola chicos!! La tendencia de los bodysuits ha estado super pegada últimamente, pero a mí en lo personal nunca me han llamado la atención.... hasta que encontré este bodysuit blanco espectacular en Forever21! Me encanta el diseño único que tiene con transparencias y detalles en dorado. Lo emparejé con una falda de tulle verde y accesorios sencillos en blanco para crear un outfit elegante y lleno de glamour!

A tí te gusta la tendencia de los bodysuits?

Gorgeous white bodysuit from Forever21
Pretty outfit using a green tulle skirt
White clutches look great with just about any outfit!
Sexy white bodysuit
{Bodysuit/Enterizo: Forever21 (Panama)  ;  Skirt/Falda: Asos.com  ;  Shoes/Zapatos: Amazon.com  ;  Clutch: Saks (Panama)  ;  Belt/Correa: Sammydress.com}

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

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

{Travel}: Vintage Shopping in Brooklyn, New York

When visiting Brooklyn New York, be sure to check out Beacon's Closet for some amazing Vintage and second-hand clothing!

Hi guys!! On our last day in New York, I decided to follow the advise from one of Gabe's friends and visit a vintage clothing shop in Brooklyn called Beacon's Closet. Guys, this was my first "vintage" or pre-owned shopping experience and it was AMAZING! 

They had an enormous selection of dresses, tops, and shoes. And not fugly old clothes either, I'm talking about beautiful sequin gowns, gorgeous brocade and lace pieces, and cute casual dresses; all organized and color coded (yes please!). I went a little crazy and ended up buying about 9 dresses and 1 pair of shoes for a little less than $200. Say whaaa?!

-- En Español -- Hola chicos! En nuestro último día en New York, decidí seguir la recomendación de un amigo de Gabe y visitar una tienda de ropa vintage en Brooklyn llamado Beacon's Closet. Chicos, esta fue mi primera experiencia comprando ropa "vintage" y fue MARAVILLOSO!

Tenían una selección enoooorme de vestidos, tops, y zapatos. Y no estoy hablando de ropa vieja y desgastada; estoy hablando de vestidos hermosos de lentejuelas, románticos de encaje, y coquetos de flores; todo organizado por colores (woohoo!). Me volví un poco loca y terminé comprando 9 vestidos y 1 par de zapatos por menos de $200. Queeee?!?!

When visiting Brooklyn New York, be sure to check out Beacon's Closet for some amazing Vintage and second-hand clothing!
When visiting Brooklyn New York, be sure to check out Beacon's Closet for some amazing Vintage and second-hand clothing!
When visiting Brooklyn New York, be sure to check out Beacon's Closet for some amazing Vintage and second-hand clothing!When visiting Brooklyn New York, be sure to check out Beacon's Closet for some amazing Vintage and second-hand clothing!
Vintage clothes shopping in Beacon's Closet, Brooklyn New York
When visiting Brooklyn New York, be sure to check out Beacon's Closet for some amazing Vintage and second-hand clothing!

If you ever visit New York, I definitely recommend you stop by Beacon's Closet. Just be sure to have a good chunk of time at your disposal to thoroughly look through all their beautiful and carefully selected pieces (I was in there 2 hours and could have easily stayed a lot longer!).

Are there any great vintage shops where you live? Leave your recommendations in the comment section below!

Si alguna vez visitan Nueva York, definitivamente recomiendo que visiten Beacon's Closet. Solo asegúrense de tener una buena cantidad de tiempo para buscar entre todas sus hermosas piezas (yo estuve allí 2 horas y fácilmente me hubiera podido quedar más tiempo!).

Tienen alguna tienda vintage genial donde ustedes viven? Dejen sus recomendaciones en la sección de comentarios abajo!

Photos by // Fotos por: Gabriel Sukenik

Marie McGrath, Panama Fashion Blogger

Monday, July 17, 2017

{DIY}: Ribbon Flip Flops Makeover

Simple DIY Flip Flops Makeover using Ribbon

Hi guys! For all of you who are enjoying Summer right now (or live on basically an eternal Summer like us in Panama), here's a quick and fun DIY project! We all have a pair of basic flip flops lying around in our closets. Well, today I'm going to show you how to give them a mini-makeover using ribbon and glue.... it's that simple!

-- En Español -- Hola chicos! Para todos los que están disfrutando ahorita del Verano (o si viven en un lugar como Panamá donde básicamente es cálido todo el año), aquí les muestro un proyecto DIY rápido y divertido! Todos tenemos un par de sandalias básicas acumulando polvo en nuestros closets. Pues, hoy les voy a mostrar como pueden darles un mini-makeover usando cinta y goma.... es así de sencillo!

Simple DIY Flip Flops Makeover using Ribbon
Simple DIY Flip Flops Makeover using Ribbon

Basically all you need to do is wrap the flip flops with the ribbon of your choice and secure with glue. Then use ribbon to create a small bow and again use your glue gun to adhere to your flip flops... and voilá!

Básicamente todo lo que necesitas hacer es envolver tus sandalias con cinta y asegurarlo todo con una pistola de goma caliente. Luego usa la misma cinta para crear un lacito y pégalo con goma a tus sandalias... y voilá!

Simple DIY Flip Flops Makeover using Ribbon
Simple DIY Flip Flops Makeover using Ribbon

I went with a classic red ribbon, but I could easily imagine this with patterned ribbons, or even rainbow colored ones... the options are endless!! Hopefully you enjoyed this quick DIY project, have a great Summer!

Yo decidí utilizar una cinta roja sencilla, pero me puedo imaginar sandalias con cintas estampadas, o hasta cinta de arcoiris... las opciones son infinitas!! Espero que hallan disfrutado de este proyecto DIY sencillo, y les deseo un excelente Verano!

Marie McGrath, Panama Fashion Blogger

Friday, July 7, 2017

{Travel}: Strolling the Streets of NYC

Black Booties Outfit for Winter


Hey guys! Here are some more pics from our trip to NYC from a couple of months back (sorry for the delay!). We decided to spend the day walking around the streets of New York, checking out little shops, street art, and yummy treats. I especially loved the Chelsea Market!

-- En Español -- Hola chicos! Aquí les muestro más fotitos de nuestro viaje a NYC de hace un par de meses atrás (mil disculpas por el atraso!). Decidimos disfrutar el día caminando las calles de Nueva York, explorando diferentes tienditas, viendo graffiti, y comiendo todo tipo de comidas. En particular me encantó el Mercado de Chelsea!

What to wear in New york during the WinterWhat to wear in New york during the Winter
What to wear in New york during the Winter
What to wear in New york during the Winter
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I went with a classic black and white combo layering a white collar shirt under an off the shoulder black dress and spiffy black booties. Finished off with an elegant navy coat and voila, winter chic!

Para mi look del día, me fui con un look clásico en blanco y negro; luciendo una camisa blanca de botones debajo de un vestido negro y con botines. Terminé mi look con un abrigo azul marino elegante y voila, chic para el invierno!

What to wear in New york during the Winter
New York City Skyscrapers
Touring the streets of New York
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What to wear in New york during the Winter
{Top: Saks (Panama)  ;  Dress/Vestido: Guess (Panama)  ;  Shoes and Bag/Zapatos y Bolsa: Forever21  ;  Coat/Abrigo: Tommy Hilfiger  ;  Scarf/Bufanda: Cecilia's (Panama)}

Photos by: //Fotos por: Gabriel Sukenik

Marie McGrath, Panama Fashion Blogger