I can’t believe that June is here. June is a very special month for me because it’s my birthday month. A lot of people look at getting older as a bad thing but I don’t at all. I have accomplished a lot of great things in my life and there is so much more to do, so it’s exciting to see what doors God will open.
Every summer since I was little there was a celebration. My brothers birthday is in June too, and many times we have celebrated our birthdays together. This year he got an internship with a great company and we won’t be together but I am so happy for him and proud that he is chasing his dreams as well.
June brings summer and it brings change. It ‘s a new month to set goals, and to enjoy life as well. I am learning to do that more because I get on this mindset of work work work like Rihanna would say and I don’t take the time to enjoy life like I should.
So I created this mood board for this month. I was so inspired by the colors, items, and textures. So dreamy!
So what’s in for June?
I am creating a new website for my blog. Time to invest a little more and make it more professional so stay tune.!
For the first time attending BLOGHER 2017! it’s a huge conference and I am attending as a blogger/influencer VIP thanks to my blogging mentor Laila. (check out her awesome blog too)
Creating and creating more helpful content for you my friends.
Personal: I want to get closer to God so I will try my best to read my bible more and brake down scriptures for better understanding.
Eating healthy & working out more.
Celebrating life with my family & close friends.
So what are your plans or things you are looking forward on this month?
I hope you guys enjoy this post. Go out there and gather inspiration, create a mood board, set your goals and continue to go after your dreams. Best wishes for the rest of this June.
P.S: Photos found on Pinterest. I don’t own any rights to any of them.
Welcome to my part II of my Miami adventures. So besides visiting the Miami Design District which you probably saw in my last post. I also traveled to Miami for the first Simply Stylist pop-up event with Coppertone. I am also writing this blog in Spanish, find translation at the bottom.
[ Bienvenidos a la segunda parte de mis aventuras en Miami. A parte de visitar el Miami Design District, tuve la oportunidad de atender el primer evento que Simply Stylist que hicieron en Miami con Coppertone. ]
I have been a Simply Stylist follower for a while. Before I was a blogger while I was in design school. I attended one of their conferences which are held at the Grove in LA, and it was so helpful. I learned about fashion blogging, networking, styling and tips on social media. They are having a great conference coming up this summer so I highly recommend you go ahead check it out.
[ Yo e sido una seguidora de Simply Stylist por un buen tiempo. Cuando yo estaba estudiando diseño en los Angeles, tuve la oportunidad de atender una de las conferencias y me ayudo mucho porque aprendi mucho antes de empesar mi carrera como blogera. Aprendi mas de estilo de diseño, redes sociales y acerca del negocio de el mundo de las famosas blogs.]
The event was held at the Eden Rock Miami Beach Resort. When I arrived the first thing I saw was this beautiful wall created with numerous flowers. Whoever created this wall did a great job. This was THE place to take the pics and showcase the product as well.
[El evento fue en el hotel Eden Rock Miami Beach Resort. El hotel es muy bonito y cerca a la playa. Cuando llegue lo primero que vi fue la pared que ven aqui en la foto, me gusto mucho porque era echa en flores. La persona que creo esta creacion hizo un muy buen trabajo. Esta pared era para tomar las fotos y mostrar el producto.]
There were three different stations. The first one was Coppertone which was the major sponsor on this event. There were two aestheticians who took a look at my skin and told me I needed a little bit of more sun. Yeah I don’t get much sun but they shared with me a couple of tips on how to take care of my skin.
Their new clearly sheer whipped sunscreen goes on your skin smoothly and absorbs quickly. It helps your skin to feel smooth and not heavy, water resistant, UVA/UVB protection and wont’t clog your pores. It’s so smooth and easy to use. Stella the aesthetician taught me to use it before putting on my foundation and through out the day I applied that way I wouldn’t get sun burn since it was such a hot day.
I highly recommend that you guys use this product. You don’t want to get skin cancer or damage your skin in any type of way, specially since summer is around the corner. For more info check out www.coppertone.com .
[ Habian tres diferentes secciones. La primera era de Coppertone, que fueron los patrocinadores del evento. El evento era acerca de como protegerse la piel especialmente que el verano ya empiesa. Habian dos estecistas que estudiaron mi piel y me dijeron que tengo que tomar mas sol. Que tengo que usar este producto que es muy bueno, y a buen precio antes de ponerme maquillaje. El nuevo producto no es tan cremoso, resistente al agua, se siente muy suave en la piel y protege bastante. Ese dia Miami estuvo muy caliente y cada rato tuve que estar poniendome crema para no quemarme. Porfavor protejan su piel y si quieren mas informacion de este producto, aqui esta la informacion para que se eduquen mas. www.coppertone.com .]
There were other stations, the other one was reading of the lipstick. It was a small consultation and they would advice you what colors to wear and how to take care of your lips. The last one was all about nail care. They had great products from this company LVX which are products vegan & cruelty free. Very smooth, creamy and long lasting . Currently wearing their nail polish and it’s so nice.
[ Tenian dos estaciones mas. Una te leian el color de los labios. Y le aconsejaban a uno que color usar y como cuidarse los labios. La ultima estacion era de solo el cuidado de la uñas. Tenian productos de la compañia LVX que se enfocan en proveer productos de buena marca libre de crueldad y vegana. Estoy en estos momentos usando un esmalte de esta compañia y es muy bonito y suave.]
The stations were decorated so pretty. They had intax Mini polaroid cameras so us influencers & bloggers can take photos. There were cupcakes, water, champagne, popsicles a variety of delicious snacks throughout the event.
[ Las estaciones estaban decoradas muy bonitas. Tenian camaras intax para tomar fotos. Habia agua, champaña, pastelitos, paletas y otros pasabocas.]
I met many influencers and bloggers. Women that have great sense of style and have a heart for this industry. No competition but support only. I felt like I knew these women for a while and can’t wait to colab with them in the future. There were other major bloggers I met that I admire so much, Kelly Sacks and Angela Cruz. It was nice to meet Brandi Cyrus and see Sarah Pollack Boyd who is the founder of Simply Stylist. I had met her in LA back in my first conference. Women who are making a difference in the industry and inspire me so much.
[ Tuve el placer de conocer muchas blogeras y influenciadoras que tienen un gran estilo y corazon para esta industria. Nada de competencia si no solo apoyo. Senti como si conociera estas muchachas por mucho tiempo y no puedo esperar hasta que pueda trabajar con ellas en el futuro. Conoci otras blogeras que admiro mucho como Kelly Sacks y Angela Cruz. Conoci a Brandi Cyrus y volvi a ver a Sarah Pollack Boyd la fundadora de Simply Stylist que la conoci en mi primera conferencia en Los Angeles. Mujeres que admiro mucho en este medio y me inspiran a ser mejor. ]
It was such a great weekend surrounded by so many awesome people, learning about skin protection and inspired to learn and grow more in this industry. I thank God for my brother who went with me, who took my photos and who is my right hand in all myprojects. Big thanks toSimply StylistandCoppertonefor a great event and all the goodies I got.
Thank you guys for reading this post. I hope you guys enjoyed it, learned a little and be encourage to go out there and follow your dreams and passions.
[ Fue un fin de semana muy chevre. Estar rodeada de tantas personas que admiro, aprendi mucho del cuidado de la piel y como ser mejor en esta industria . Le agradesco a Dios por mi hermano que me acompaño a este evento y siempre me apoya con todos mis proyectos y me toma todas mis fotos. Gracias a Simply Stylist y a Coppertone por la invitacion y los regalos que me dieron.
Gracias por leer mi blog espero que les haya gustado mucho y sigan sus sueños y no se rindan.]
So excited to share with you guys my latest adventure. I have mentioned before this season has been rough for me, and it’s good to get away. It’s very refreshing to be in another place surrounded by different things.
Over the weekend I was able to finally visit The Miami Design District in Miami, FL. I was in Miami for an event which I will share in part II of this series.
Miami has been known for great beaches, nightlife, food and other great places. But it has gotten more popular due to to this new edition. It’s located in South of Lemon, (little Haiti) which were a bunch of old houses that now have been now converted into very luxurious retail stores, art galleries, restaurants and cafes.
Whenever you can, take a trip to the beautiful Miami and check it out! here are some photos of the stores, details and art I found.
Details on the walls are crafted in such a unique way!
Jungle By 2X4
I also have a YouTube Vlog on my channel so you can check it out! ❤
Jumper dress: Urban Outfitters
White Plain top: Urban Outfitters
Kicks: Adidas Gazelles
It was a little preview but there is so much out there to see, I can’t wait to go back. Hope you guys enjoyed this post and stay tune for part II of my Miami adventures.
Mine has been a bit hectic and I have learned many lessons in the past two days. WOAH!
It’s been way too much, but on a good note I have been able to have some fun lately. Last night I attended a private event that I was invited to at Earls Kitchen + Bar .
It was so cool, lots of great food , drinks and I got to meet fellow bloggers and influencers. The event was a spring party featuring the latest fashion and fast cars. They also had a silent auction supporting kids beat cancer. If you are ever in Orlando, FL you must check it out, it’s a great place.
Besides all the eventful things that have happen this week, today Thursday I woke up thinking about dance. I noticed I haven’t really spoke much of it and it’s a huge part of my life.
So here it goes…..
I started dancing since I was 3 yrs. old in Colombia. My first performance was a salsa piece with a little boy named Jorge and according to my mother that’s when my parents knew that I was going to be a dancer.
Growing up I was always choreographing pieces for family gatherings, school performances and even when I moved from Colombia to the U.S my passion never changed.
In high school I joined the drama club, chorus, the hispanic club and the International festival which showcased dancers from all over the world. I was that girl in high school know as the “Star in the making” because I was so involved in every performance at school.
In my senior year not knowing where I was going to go to college or do with my life. I joined a local dance crew in my hometown in Orlando. It was a very well known crew, and the moment I saw them perform it became my goal to be part of it.
While I waited to be part of this crew, I continued taking dance classes and training with different dancers, I did a couple of shows and auditioned for many artist. I started working at Disney dancing with Mickey and friends for all the parades which was a goal since I was little and it happened.
I became part of SolosCrew & grew so much as a dancer and as an individual . The leader of this crew Carrie which is a closer friend of mine until this day, met me when I was 17. She mentored me and lead me to continue to follow God’s heart.
With SolosCrew I learned about ministry, about God’s love and his people. It was a ministry before a dance crew and it served the community. We did many great events and music videos with various artist. Even though we have all grown, and moved on I will forever be grateful for the great times. These women will continue to have a special place in my heart.
I grew up in the Florida dance scene. I attended many dance events. Trained and competed with many talented dancers, and traveled to places I would have never imagined. You will be surprised that many of the best dancers have come out of FL.
The Dance scene is FL has a very special place in my heart.
I have been able to be part of one of the best Entertainment crews in the NBA. BlueCrew, a crew full of entertainers of many forms. We have been able to travel to Brazil, London and do a couple of performances during the games. Another great family that dance connected me to.
My skill grew so much in FL, but I wanted to grow more and take my career to the next level. So a great door opened in Los Angeles, CA the famous LA LA LAND and I moved leaving everything I knew.
The LA dance scene was very different. Very exciting, I met another level of dance. I am not gonna lie it was hard because the industry is very harsh, and requires so much but I wanted to be the best so I took on the challenges & struggles that came with it which made me stronger and better at my craft.
I used to watch America’s Best Dance Crew. I loved the Beat Freaks because they were so talented and did not compromise their style at all. I was able to take their first ever class at ML Studio in North Hollywood. We even had a freestyle session with some of the best dancers in Hollywood.
LA has help me grow so much as an artist. New to the scene there wasn’t a day where I wasn’t training, auditioning or attending dance events. I have been able to do different performances, and work with many talented artist because of it.
I have made so many great friends from many backgrounds, journeys dreams and passions. We all started as dancers and have evolved into entrepreneurs. Stepping out of my comfort zone has been the best decision I have ever made in my life. Some peeps in these photos are my best friends for life, they have a little piece of my heart with them.
So where am I with dance right now?
I know this blog has been mainly about fashion but dance introduced me to fashion. I discovered I was not only talented at dancing but at many other things. Even though a lot of people has questioned my journey, I was never created to be in just one box.
I love dance, I love the craft, the feeling that comes in my heart every time I hear a beat. My body can’t stop moving, I create moves that speak my feelings. It has been a journey a very hard journey where I have been rejected many many times. But great doors have been opened too and I can’t never take that for granted.
I STILL DANCE! not dancing for any major artists right now or touring. I still train and take classes when I can. As I have mentioned in past posts I have been dealing with some health issues which I’m still in the process of finding out and it has affected my body which makes it hard to dance. It sucks, I have cried, and have prayed to God but it’s just a season. and maybe this season is preparing me for another greater season that I need to be ready for.
I will dance until is my time to go. Even if is just dancing in my living room I will never let go of my gift. The gift that God gave me to inspire and bless others. The gift that was there for me when no one acknowledge me. The gift that helped me with my confidence and the one God used to transformed me into who I am now.
Thank you for letting me share my journey , I will keep you all updated with my dance life. No matter what let’s keep dancing through life, and never give up on a dream or any gift that you have.
Happy Tuesday! another week to be productive, get things done and live your life. Also have you guys seen all the awesome sunglasses that are trending?
OMG! so many retro, round, big styles that celebrities, influencers and other peeps are wearing now a days. I feel like every time I’m on Instagram or Pinterest I run into a post of someone wearing some great shades.
My metallic pair of fave sunnies ran out of time, R.IP! So I started doing my research for some new ones and on Pinterest I found an awesome and affordable company of sunnies calledZeroUV .
I found some great sunglasses! Great for both men and women. I liked the presentation of their website and all their social media channels. When I subscribed to their mailing list they sent me a coupon to use for my first purchase.
Keeping it real I was a bit afraid of purchasing my sunnies online. I usually get them from local boutiques or random shopping adventures but after seeing all their great reviews, I took the leap and BAM!! done deal.
I found this retro hippie oversized round ones. They are so cool, and I really wanted a piece that made a statement. I have worn them a couple of times and have gotten great responses.
ZeroUV is very legit, by the way this post is not sponsored by them. I’m just sharing my experience with them and recent sunglasses trends. They are very professional, the package arrived on time and secured. The glasses arrived in a small box, wrapped very carefully in a plastic bag and it came with the microfiber bag to keep them safe and clean.
Here are some of my looks with my new retro sunnies!
The cool thing is that I can wear them with anything ❤
Hope you all enjoy this post, would love to hear your feedback on what would you friends would like me to share more on this blog. Have a great week and rock your own style.!
The weekend is almost here guys, so let’s keep pushing and finish the week strong. Today I wanted to share with you guys one of my cozy simply outfits.
As much as I love to dress up sometimes, and change my style a little bit here and there. There are days that I just want to be casual. I love a cute t-shirt, some stretch denim and of course my favorite sneakers.
About two weeks ago I found this cute graphic tee at Francesca’s Boutique. I usually don’t wear t-shirts with statements on it, but I kinda liked what it said. It’s very comfortable, flowy and not heavy at all. I believe the fabric is a mixture of polyester and rayon.
I like to wear a lot of denim, usually dark denim but I found this washed out stretchy jeans at Styles for less. Since I am not very tall I have to fold the bottom of my jeans so I can have a proportioned outfit. My cute bag is actually a phone that it works haha and it’s from Betsey Johnson.
Tip: No matter what, always add a statement accessory to your outfit.
Mint in Spring!
Pastels are huge during this season, but what’s trending right now is MINT. I love anything mint and when I saw this low top Adidas Gazelles, “I died” like my fashion icon Rachel Zoe would say.
I have been a lover of Adidas since I was 12. I worked as a sales associate years ago and learned so much about the brand. There are so many great sneaker brands out there, but Adidas always has a special place in my heart. Their quality is great and designs are very unique in comparison to others in my opinion.
Gazelles started as a sport shoe. It was a performance shoe for a while , but later on it translated more into the fashion industry by people wearing them more in their daily outfits. I found this great article in regards to the history of this shoe if you want to read more about it. http://www.complex.com/sneakers/2016/07/adidas-gazelle-history
A little throwback to the 90’s this gazelles are pigskin leather, it has the triple stripes detail on the sides. Trefoil logo on the tongue of the shoe and heel tab. Very comfy, and wearable with a variety of pieces.
Thank you guys for taking the time and reading this post. Hope you guys have a great weekend.
I can’t believe how time is flying, I apologize for being so absent. It’s been a crazy past couple of months, but I am back and committed to blog more. So let’s get straight to the point.
Last weekend I decided to go on a small shopping spree. Before I went on this journey because you know it’s going to be an interesting journey dealing with so much when it comes to shopping. I did a couple of things to make sure I survived and stayed on track, I wanted to share with you guys my tips so next time when you go shopping you can have a great experience.
What I did was I organized my closet and got rid of things that I didn’t need. Then I made a list of items that I thought that were necessary. Like basic shirts and jeans which is what I use mostly. This is helpful because I honestly didn’t want to get items that I didn’t really need and of course trying to stay on budget.
2. I did research on what stores near me where offering deals, I planned on going to local boutiques and I wanted to see what specials and deals were going on.
3. After doing some online research, I created a budget. I had $200.00 to spend and I didn’t want to go over. Creating a budget helps you to stay focus, also bringing cash too.!
4. Going to big department stores really overwhelmed me and gives me anxiety, so I go to small local boutiques that have good quality items. If you get a little anxious and feel weird in big stores just find small local ones that way you can focus more and enjoy your shopping experience.
5. Once you have try an item I advice you to check for the following:
Hand of fabric
color & texture
I advice you to ALWAYS check this because items can be damaged or get damaged later on. Also If you really like the item you are purchasing, speak to the sales associate and they might give you a 10% discount.
6. During the week stores are usually empty and more relaxed. Weekends are very hectic due to most of the people being off and trying to go shopping. If you do go on the weekends, make sure you eat a good breakfast or lunch and drink plenty of water.
7. Focus on Quality over Quantity. unfortunately some people think that buying items for less is the way to save but honestly is not. Being able to work in the fashion industry has really opened my eyes to the process of fashion which I will definitely share more about it on another blog post. Please INVEST in quality pieces that you can wear a couple of times trust me you will save money.
8. Online shopping it’s a very smart, comfortable and easy. You can find tons of deals online and sometimes even free shipping. Just make sure that whichever website you are using it’s safe. Sometimes certain sites can hack your information, if you don’t feel safe using your debit card, use a credit card, gift card or pay pal.
I hope you guys find these tips helpful. I wanted to do something different and I created these illustrations using Prismacolor markers and cleaning them a little bit on Photoshop. Let me know if you have any other tips on shopping, I would like to learn more too.