To nail the Sports Luxe trend you must keep pieces form-fitted and tailored, and choose soft fabrics like silk. I found everything I needed to channel my inner sporty glam spice at Express. Their new Spring collection its full of embellished tops, lace skirts and cut-out dresses perfect for spring break and summer. Not everyone does the frat party during SB, specially after 2 kids, which it’s why I chose this chic-laidback ensemble!
Once again, for the yearly ritual, I booked my flight and decided to brave the snowy and icy streets of New York in order to see the latest Fall collections. This season proved to be anything but smooth. Something called “Polar Vortex” invaded us, even in sunny Miami, and owned all the tv channels and air space. Flights canceled, cities covered in snow, and temperatures to the minuses were the dish du jour prior to the start of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week New York Fall 2014.
I was in fear of not been able to get there, specially since it was my bday, but faith came in…
Paris has always been one of favorite places to visit. The architecture, art, scenery, and fashion, have lured me in since very young. Walking the city makes you feel as if you were going back in time, and everything around it recalls a specific moment in history, and makes you feel welcomed to become part of it. As you can tell, I am a total history buff. I believe that knowing where we come from, helps us see where we are going, and make better choices about our future. There is a saying that goes: “those who don’t know their story, are sentenced to repeat it”, and I for one, wouldn’t like to walk someone else’s path.
At times we think we aren’t supposed to do something, or be somewhere, but I believe we are always meant to. I have learned that only by jumping, aka taking chances, and having faith that God or the Universe will be there to catch us, it’s that we are able to surpass our expectations for a happy and successful life. Continue reading
Losing a loved one made me realize I was in dire need of a change in my life. I needed to take time for myself, spend more time with my family, and re-organize/re-prioritize my path. So I took a much needed break to recharge myself and find my inner center again. I decided to give myself 20 days off. No social media, no blog, no work, no emails, total disconnect from the noise of the world… Just home with my family. I believe fashion can be an emotional outlet, even in the worst of situations, and I constantly use it as mine. Whether we are mourning, feeling happy, and even when getting married, the colors we choose allows us to express our emotions and set the tone for our day.
Lately I’ve been wearing nothing but black, white, and shades of grey. They represent my current state of mind
Love, just like beauty and fashion, doesn’t happen overnight. It’s a process that requires to be emotionally open and willing to make sacrifices. Pearls are the best example. They are born from the pain that a grain of salt or sand brings into the oyster; however, instead of allowing the wound to grow, the oyster decides to cover it with nacar and turn the salt into a pearl. Just like in the matters of love, unless we are willing to forgive and heal, we would never be able to create something beautiful.
Sometimes, our salt, could be moving on after a broken heart; perhaps, recognizing that our parents are human and make mistakes; maybe accepting the lost of a loved one. But, most of the time, our biggest struggles are with ourselves.