I’m back! It’s been quite a long break from blogging and social media but I think I’m finally ready to get back into my routine. The most important thing I’ve learned is that doing what you love should not come with stress, you should enjoy it and make the best of it.
Can you believe this shoot was in November of last year?! I’m so happy to finally be writing about Wynwood and how much fun it was to explore. It was truly breathtaking to be able to see such unique art throughout so many streets in Miami. You really learn a lot by taking all this in.
I absolutely loved my outfit, so chic! This overall dress over a white tee and some cute heels was perfect for exploring the town. Of course, my Beau Bag from Kate Spade couldn’t miss this either! These brown heeled sandals really accent the black and white, making this color block a classic. Unfortunately the Beau Bag is no longer on Kate Spade’s site, but I’ve linked a great dupe below.
I feel so MIA lately, and I’m sorry guys but I have just been feeling a little discouraged this past week. My life is just so routinely busy every single day, from working 12 hour days to coming home and choosing whether I want to cook, clean, write, do homework, or just go to bed. I also feel pressure to keep up with this blog, pressure to be on top of social media, to grow my followers, to keep up with the people that follow me so I can show love back to them, and so much more. I started this because I love fashion, and I love to write, and the least thing I want is to feel pressured to do what I love because I feel like I have to keep up with so many things, or post more often than I do… read more about finding a balance in my blog post (here). I’d love to hear what you do to find or keep you daily life balance and what tips have helped you create it.
Now back to fashion! The neckerchief trend is one of my favorite trends recently, and whether it’s for fall, summer or winter, you can wear it any season. Plus, it is not even close to fall here in Florida yet! This is one of my favorite shoots, my sister really out did it with these photos, and thank God I have her! The neckerchief really put the missing piece on my outfit, it just makes your look so trendy & this is the same bandana I was wearing on my head from my last blog post. It really is a neckerchief though but the best part about it, is you can wear it both ways, and that is was only $2!! Now let me tell you about the cutest shoes, EVER! Thanks to my little tiny feet, I can usually fit into kid sizes, and this was one of those times. I got these babies for under $20 at Burlington, yes yes yes, under 20$! Such a steal! I fell in love immediately once I saw them, and size 4 kids, thank Jesus for my tiny feet! They’re so stylish for any outfit, and the big bow on top is another trend I’ve seen lately. Shoes like this have been on my shopping list and I found the perfect ones for a great deal. I have also paired basically the exact same shoe for under $20 as well from ASOS. Shop my look below lovelies! My jeans are currently up to 70%, and my top is under $10. Get to shopping!
Before I begin, I’m thinking this would have been a great 4th of July outfit but I hadn’t started my blog yet, so it’s happening now. Let me begin with that I was feeling like a total diva in this outfit, mainly due to the earrings, headband, and sunglasses. It’s amazing how accessories can either make or break your look but these definitely made mine! This look is by far one of my favorites, I felt so good in it and I love wearing bandanas in my hair, it just makes any look that much better. Who doesn’t love a cute bow or knot in their hair. My t-shirt I got for FREE from American Eagle, I love free goodies. It was a while ago, probably around the 4th of July, it was one of those spend $50 and get a free t-shirt sales stores do from time to time. I remember me and my sister put our shopping items together so that we could get the shirt. It is so soft and comfortable and I tied a little knot on the side and tucked it in so it wasn’t so long. My jeans are from Express of course, again, so comfortable and stylish, my favorite! They are currently on sale plus an extra 40% off!! You see why I love Express so much? This is the perfect street style outfit, which explains why I chose to shoot in the heart of downtown Tampa. I’ve had these earring for so long and just now wore them, I tend to buy things and while waiting for the perfect moment to wear them, I never wear them. I gotta stop doing that. But now that I have this corner of the web, I’m bringing out all the things I haven’t been able to wear. Back to the earrings, the flower detail is so cute, and they match my favorite sunglasses so nicely. My bandana I got for $2 people, $2 at Burlington, it’s unique because the back end of it is built like a necklace, meaning it is a neckerchief too! I love finding such great deals like this, they leave me speechless. For this stroll downtown, I chose these low block heels because they are truly so comfortable for walking if you decide you want to wear heels. Not to mention they have been marked down even more, on sale now for only $24! Paired my flower embroidered Kate Spade purse cross-body to match my earrings too, and my absolute favorite Fossil watch ever! My fiancée gifted it to me in our first year of dating, and I think it’s so unique, and I’ve never ever seen it on anyone else. Keep scrolling to shop my look! I’ve paired great dupes due to my shirt being free, and some of my other pieces being no longer in stock, but they are still great looks for less, and super cute! I’d never point you in the wrong direction.
& I’d love to always hear feedback on the dupes I link, is it close enough to what’s in my outfit? Other questions I’d love to hear are,
Living in Florida, we all know bikini season doesn’t end until late October and sometimes even through November, so I buy bikinis all year long and this year I have for sure out done it. Having a Jet Ski does not help with the excessive bikini shopping either, but I can’t help that I could not pass up one this cute. Today on the blog, I am sharing the cutest and girliest bikini I now own. My beautiful friend has recently started her own bikini shop on Instagram named Swimsuits Paradise, and well, it isparadise! She has the most adorable little girl, and she dedicates herself to taking care of her everyday while trying to promote her small business. These bikinis are so unique and there’s one for everyone’s personal style. Like this one I have purchased, has my name written all over it, it is so girly, just like me! I love love love the flower detail and it’s PINK, of course my favorite color. There’s more! It’s also reversible, a lot of the bikinis are, what more could you ask for? We all know, reversible bathing suits aren’t very common nowadays so the fact that Swimsuits Paradise offers a variety of some is definitely a deal breaker. Let alone, they are not pricey at all. They run from $20 US dollars each for the two pieces, plus shipping. The quality is just as good as any Victoria Secret bikinis that run for that price or higher for just one piece. I really want to help her build her business a little more, so I would love to send my readers her way. So go go go! Go ahead and take a peek at her Instagram page here and DM her for any questions or with a screenshot of the bikini that you want! She will send you the link to checkout through her personal PayPal account and she will mail it straight to your doorstep.
The packaging is so simple and cute, looks like a little bundle of happiness!
My sunnies are from Fossil and these are the probably the only sunglasses I have ever truly splurged on, & I love them. They’re under $100 and save 25% off when you sign up for their emails! They are actually men’s sunglasses but I liked them better than the women’s. My hat says “uh huh honey” super cute from Pacsun, I got it a while ago, but I was able to find one of a different color at Brandy Melville’s brand website. Brenda Melville is sold at Pacsun for those of you who are not familiar with the brand, but they also have their own web page.
The weeks are flying by, my goodness!
In today’s post I rave about this top once more! I had to pair it with something more casual so that I can show you guys how great it is! Whether you need it to be fancy or just plain cute and original, this top is it. I am honestly so glad I made this purchase because the compliments pour in and it really is a unique piece. This time I paired it with ripped frayed jeans and some Steve Madden pointed toe pumps for a more casual but still classy look. Unfortunately this top is now sold out but I’ve paired some great dupes below for you guys in order to still make this look happen. Don’t miss out on these still great deals ladies! Let’s talk about my lovely earrings, I love love love them, great statement piece and so pretty. Also, I have been loving Express jeans lately, especially with their sales they’ve been having. Go check them out, they are so comfortable and I’ve gotten them in the stretch + performance which really helps when your thighs are wider than your waist, I’m sure all the Spanish girls will understand that one, haha. Either way, I have just been tired of super tight jeans and having to struggle or be uncomfortable when wearing them, and I feel the complete opposite with Express jeans so I am definitely updating that part of my closet. My clutch is also a crossbody and it only holds my phone, keys, and has three slots for cards, perfect for a quick grab and go! Keep scrolling for all the details!