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Monday, July 17, 2017

How I learned I had lost confidence in myself

Hello babes! If you follow me on Instagram then you saw that last week I attended a WhoWhatWear event celebrated their INF Network and listening to a great panel discussion of some industry boss babes. I got the invite and had to take a day of work to travel to the New York to attend. 
The event was great and I met some awesome influencers and other industry women. However I realized that I don't have such an extroverted personality like I thought.

Right before I find the event space I started to feel anxious butterflies ( at the time I mistaken it for car sickness). When I entered the event space I felt a little uncomfortable and awkward. Within the first 5 minutes I saw a blogger that I knew Maria from CityLaundry! It was great seeing her and we tried to catch up while speaking softly as the panel discussion was going on. She had to leave early and from the moment she said adios I got nervous. This was my first time attending an event where I knew no one. It toke me back to college freshman orientation. I didn't know how to engage in a conversation or randomly go up to someone and introduce myself. I felt intimidated. My mind was quickly creating assumptions in my head and insecurity began to peak its ugly head.
While waiting in line to get my free jeans courtesy of WhoWhatWear for attending the event I did meet a young lady and we engaged in some great conversations. It broke the ice for me and I felt myself loosening up and not feeling so uptight. 

Leaving the event I was shocked at the way I clammed up. I graduated with a bachelors in Communications and Public speaking in classes in college came naturally for me. But for some reason trying to make conversation with strangers in that setting intimidated me. For years now I built a life of routine and security around me. I like to call it my "safe place". I didn't realize that I lost confidence in myself. I am so glad that I went to the event because not only did I gain industry insight and resource tools but I also learned about myself. Confidence is the result of achieving our personal and professional goals in life. I have learned now that in order to gain confidence I have to continue to put myself out there and progress will be made.

I have a desire now to put myself out there and regain my confidence. We all have our insecurities and I don't want you guys to think that photos tell a whole story. It is just a sliver and my blog allows me to dig deeper with you guys and be more real and open. If you guys have any feedback or have had a similar experience please leave me a comment. I would love to hear that I am not the only one! ha!

TopChicwish (click here) / BagGucci (click here) /


Wednesday, July 5, 2017

A Shirt Dress in the Summer

I am sucker for a t-shirt dress. I love their versatility and the simplicity of the look. I wore shorts under the dress because it was a little short and I was kinda uncomfortable wearing it alone however I found the perfect stretch shorts for it so I plan on styling this again. 

Hope you all had a blessed 4th of July! I am not ready to return to work at all....
My husband and I spent the long weekend relaxing and taking it easy. Although Im kinda sad I missed the beach it was nice to take it easy and get necessary errands done. 

Sidenote I am loving this short hair for the summer weather. It is so easy to blow dry and style and cut my get ready time by half. I encourage anyone that has been contemplating on cutting their hair to just do it. For the longest time I wouldn't cut my hair because of negative thoughts and fear. It felt empowering and I am so glad that I did it because I love it :) 

DressForever 21 (love this one) / BagGucci (click here) /


Tuesday, June 27, 2017

How to Look Summer Chic at Work

Hey dolls! Its been quite a while and I apologize for the hiatus. I struggled this month to find time to shoot outfit looks due to traveling on the weekends. I work a full time job so weekends are my blog shoot days and unfortunately we couldn't shot anything. However I am back and I am working on creating a mini series of summer work outfits for my office girls. This is my first post!
When you work in the office summer attire can be challenging. Its 85 degrees outside but when you enter the office it can be chilly due to the air conditioning. I know that happens to me. I like to find a balance of staying cool while wearing work appropriate clothes that are chic and stylish. I love this Chicwish white dress (and I love white in the summer). Its a light fabric and I love the bandeau style attached top. The long sleeves can keep you warm in a chilly office and when you go out for lunch you can fold the sleeves up. Perfect dress for the office during these hot summer days!


Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Controlling your Sweet Tooth Cravings

Before the wedding I went on a very strict diet of no carbs or processed sugars such as cakes, cookies, doughnuts etc. I lost 7 pounds, toned up and felt amazing. However after the wedding I celebrated, had some fun and have eaten properly lately. My husband and I have sweet tooths. We love sweets and I have been researching ways to control my cravings and find healthier alternatives. So far I am loving making healthier desserts and snacks that give me my craving but don't make me feel lousy and tired after a few hours. 

Make At Home Snacks
One of my favorites to make at home is an acai bowl. I found some packets at both Trader Joes and Whole Foods. I mix the acai with half a banana, chia seeds and water. For my toppings I don't want to add too much sugar so I add organic granola, unsweetened coconut flakes and almond butter or blue berries. Right now its one of my favorite summer snacks to make and I always feel refreshed and energized afterwards.

Natural Sweeteners
Adding honey to my coffee was a big change for me. I was for the longest time using brown sugar however to cut back I purchased organic are honey and add very little unsweetened coconut milk and a dash of cinnamon on it. I found that it taste so yummy and my stomach is agitated a few hours afterwards. I am also cutting back on my coffee intake though. Every other day I try to drink green tea and I find that I am not obsessively craving coffee as much. Not gonna lie though on the weekends it is coffee all day! 

Drink Agua!
Drinking 6-8 glasses of water is so important to cut back on unhealthy cravings. I find that when I think that I am hungry I drink a glass of water and I'm actually dehydrated. Drinking water has decreased the un wanting craving feeling and plus my skin looks so much better :)

Grab a cookbook
I went to Barnes and Nobles the other day and find in their sale section a Paleo diet book. There were so many healthier dessert recipes that I am so excited to try it. Expand your palette and knowledge and do research on healthier food recipes. I saw one on a health banana bread recipe that I am dying to try out! I love banana bread!!! So yummy. If you don't want to spend the money create a Pinterest Board and save some health snack recipes. You will feel so inspired by some of these recipes out here that you will gain more motivation to eat healthy.

Treat yourself once a week
I don't want to live a militant diet. So once in a while I treat myself and eat a piece of dark chocolate or have one cookie. It is all about moderation and self control. When you treat reduce your portion size and maybe skip the sugary drink with your treat and have a glass of water with it or grab your favorite frappaccino but skip the whipped cream on top :) Don't be too hard on yourself and enjoy good times with your loved ones.

What are some of your tips and or secrets to control your sweet tooth? please share your knowledge or what works for you down below :) 


Monday, June 5, 2017

Summer Maxi Dress

Hey guys! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! My husband has been on a business trip to Vegas so this wife has been solo dolo this weekend. On the bright side you can get a lot done when the hubby is away. LOL! I went to IKEA on Sunday and I found the most gorgeous rattan chair that I think would look so stylish in our bedroom however I couldn't fit it in my car! It was hysterical and I had to return it. I told my husband though when he returns that needs to be his duty! HA!
On another note I had to share this beautiful floral off the shoulder maxi dress that I found on ASOS. It has a beautiful flow to it when you walk. I can't wait to wear it out on date night. I shared a few other beautiful maxi dresses for you guys. 

Dress: ASOS (click here) / Bag: Zara


Wednesday, May 31, 2017

How to Wear Gingham this Spring/Summer 17

Hello my fashionistas! I know you dolls notice that gingham is the hottest print right now. I really love the print incorporated in the large sleeve wrap top. I need this style top in every color and.... I am already on the hunt! The preppy style can be worn in multiple ways from dresses, pants and even heels. You can edge up the preppy look by adding a leather jacket or mirrored sunnies. Have you ladies tried the trend yet?
 If not I got you girllllll! I posted some tops down below for your shopping needs. 

Top: Asos / Heels: Marc Fisher /


Monday, May 29, 2017

Summer Trend: Off the Shoulder

No matter what my online shopping cart always has an off the shoulder top in it. I am obsessed! I just can't get enough of this trend. Off the shoulder tops are so flattering on every different woman body types. Whether the top is ruffled or lace (like mine) its feminine and sexy. A little shoulder action never hurt nobody! 😉 A makeup tip: If you want a little bit of a glow just add some highlight onto your shoulders and along your collar bone. 
I hope you all had a wonderful and blessed Memorial Day weekend. Thank you to our brave men and women for their sacrifice and our freedom. Antero and I went to Connecticut for the weekend to visit his family. It is always a relaxing and peaceful time there. 
Side note: I just started getting into Podcasts and I am interested in subscribing to some channels. If you guys have any suggestions please share down below! 

Top: Chicwish (click here) / Sandals: Zara /

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