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Monday, January 16, 2017

Our Wedding Journey....


Wedding invitations can be stressful however I am so glad that I teamed up with Minted to create mine because the whole process was stress free! I am planning a destination wedding to Puerto Rico in April and although some parts have been extremely stressful (family flights, floral arrangements, food etc) the invitations have not! 
Ladies, Minted.com is so easy to navigate and have many designs to choose from. I wanted my invitations to be clean, simple but add a delicate touch of the tropical destination. I love the ones that I chose with a simple touch of a gold pressed palm tree on top. Minted allows you to change the font size and style and also the background color of your invitations. 
I kept mine clean, white and only changed the font style on the bottom sentence that reads 
"dinner and dancing to follow." I absolutely love the way the turned out!
Minted also offers the option to print your invited guests addresses on the envelope along with the option to create custom stamps. Our envelopes continue the tropical theme with a palm tree printed on the envelope placed behind the guests address. I also ordered RSVP cards with self addressed return envelopes. 



Minted also allows brides to be to create more personal touches to our wedding day. One of my favorite options is the Menu card. I chose this style card because the gold pressed palm tree leaf print in the bottom corner flowed with the invitations. I have an idea of putting the menu in a beige colored linen napkin for a personal touch. You can also order table numbers, place cards, table linens, reception and direction cards and thank you cards! Everything you can think of ladies they have it! A one stop shop for our wedding needs. 
I am so thankful to Minted for helping me seamlessly create my wedding invitations. I am so excited to mail them out to my guests this week! I also want to add that Minted helps independent artists build their businesses and promote exposure via Minted's site. My invitations were designed by 
Jot and Tittle Design and you can check out their work here: http://www.minted.com/store/jotandtittledesign









                                              *Thank you Minted for sponsoring this post* 

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Friday, January 13, 2017

Coffee x Date

Latte pic taken at Thinking Cup, NewBury St, Boston, MA

Hello my pretties! Last year was the first time that I opened up on my blog and began to share lifestyle posts that were both motivational and personal. However I struggled with what to call these kind of posts..... well since I love coffee (hence my recent coffee station post on Instagram) I wanted to title personal posts with a coffee tag and a coffee picture! 
Hence the title of this post being Coffee Date! 

I didn't start to drink coffee  until I turned 29. Its interesting because before that I thought coffee was disgusting and the appeal was non existent. My first cup of coffee was Starbucks (typical I know!) and it was a white chocolate mocha. From then on I was hooked and this year I expanded my love for coffee by purchasing a French Press. I am obsessed with my French Press by the way! 

Anyways for me a coffee date is an ideal night out. I know I am getting old! But it really is. I love the cool laid back vibe of coffee shops. I love that you can have both a great conversation with a yummy cup of coffee and you only had to spend less than $10! With coffee date posts I wanted to create a space where we can speak on a personal or intimate level about topics that we all can relate to. Whether its daily life battles or blogging tips/struggles or a good tv show review, lets just have a coffee date and chit chat!

I hope you guys join me and enjoy these kind of posts coming up for the blog. I love this blogging journey and I want to continue this relationship with you guys and becoming better "long distance" friends. If there is one thing I want you guys to confidently know about me is that I want to see others win in life! I want to talk positively and offer you guys words of encouragement. 

I hope you guys have a wonderful weekend. I am probably not doing much but I hope that I can catch Hidden Figures this weekend! Let me know what plans you guys have this weekend. I would love to know!


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Sunday, January 8, 2017

Snowy Sunday | Winter Coat


The inevitable has happened finally.....mother nature delivered us our first snow storm of the year! However my mantra for the new year is to pursue happiness and joy in every situation. I toke advantage of the situation and decided to have some fun. My fiancĂ© and I grabbed the camera, I put on my new Tommy Hilfiger coat, styled my look and toke some fun and funny snow shots. It was hysterical and I found laughter and joy through the snow storm. 

Love life and you will see that choosing joy over misery will bring you purpose. One of my other personal changes was to smile more in both my blog and my social media channels. 
I found a quote on Pinterest by Mother Theresa and it said:
Every time you smile at someone,
it is an action of love,
a gift to that person, 
a beautiful thing.
Beautifully said.


Coat: Tommy Hilfiger Currently 50% off! (click here) / 
Sunnies: Quay Australia /
Scarf: Zara  this one is 40% off (similar one)  / Earmuffs: H&M (click here) /









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Tuesday, January 3, 2017

New Year, New Chapter



Hello guys! We made it another year! 2017 is here and I am breaking up with 2016! LOL I don't do resolutions but I like to look back and reflect on the past year and thank God for my blessings and leave behind bad habits. I have quite a few of them that I don't want to bring into the new year. 

One of my personal struggles last year was procrastination. I allow social media, Netflix, staring into space at times to waste time and not allow me to be more productive and follow my goals. 

Procrastinating also leads to lack of motivation and laziness because at times I felt un motivated and not creative that I would struggle on creating content. While working a full time job and pursuing my dreams I have to follow a schedule and wasting time is not an option for me. I am competing against girls that are doing this full time so I have to be constantly grinding. So adios Procrastination! Not only are you a pain to spell out (thank you spell check) but you are TOXIC!!!

What are your goals for the new year?! I like goals better than resolutions because they have a more powerful message to our lives. Its an achievement! Don't you love when you finally organize and declutter your closet or a bedroom. I love the feeling of starting a new and regaining ambition and rejuvenation. 

You have a plan or goals for 2017!? Then lets make it happen guys! Your the only one standing in your way. Start by making Take some down time and go into a quiet room and write down your goals and steps on how to get there. Now sometimes the steps part requires some research. So put aside an hour or two and do your research. There literally is so much information out there! One thing I always find that when I do my research it sparks an excitement in me to pursue my goals. 

One of the most important steps (which is my weakness) is creating a time frame and a realistic one. Grab or buy a planner and come up with a time frame to achieve your goals. Its important to write things down because it reminds you when you have slacked off. You have to own it and don't allow it to get you down or frustrated with yourself. Use it to pick yourself up and go harder for the next month. Take everything with a positive attitude!

Last but not least don't overwork yourself! It might sound like a contradiction but everyone needs a break to unwind and relax your mind and body. So plan certain times of the week to catch up shows, read a book, go out to a movie. It leads to a healthy life because loneliness and working too hard can lead to despair and worse kind of things. 

I hope you guys enjoyed this post and my rant of achieving your goals and how to be productive in the new year. I will also be trying to do these things myself! Lets lean on each other for support when we feel like falling and lift each other up! 
Let start the new year positive, happy and ready to take own our goals!



Dress: Chicwish (click here) / Shoes: Steve Madden /
Purse: Gucci (click here) / 









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Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Looking back at 2016


As we near the final days of 2016 I look back on this year and I am so grateful for! Its the important things that I am grateful for; my family, health, my church, and life. I remind myself to never take a day for granted and live a thankful and happy life. Although I have bad days like everyone else but I try to keep it to myself and not allow it to affect others. 

When a new year approaches for awhile now I like to write down in a notebook two things: 1.) What I am grateful to God for 2.) What are my goals in the new year. In 2017 I look forward to getting married in April, growing my blog and finally traveling internationally. I look forward to new memories, adventures and beautiful sweet moments with my family, friends and those that I cross paths with. I want to give back more and do charitable work, help others and spread more positivity and kindness. I have always felt that even in the smallest way I like to hopefully have a decimal of an impact on a person life whether through a simple smile, holding the door, saying God bless you or offering a helping hand. Its not great multitudes of change or where I want to be but its something and something is better than nothing. 

I would love to know what your New Years Resolutions are? What do you do to record them? What are you grateful for this year? 
I noticed that this post has nothing to do with my outfit look LOL but at times it feels good to open up and speak freely through my blog and readers. One thing I will say about this look is I have been looking for over a year now for a oatmeal color sweater and I found this soft one from Zara. 




Sweater: Zara (love this one) / Boots: Public Desire (click here) /
Bag: Gucci (click here) / Sunnies: Quay Australia








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Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Mixing Old with New



First off I need to count down how many days are left before Christmas..................................4!!!!! I haven't seen my family since Thanksgiving and I am so excited guys to go back home and see them! We leave Friday and it can't come sooner... What are your holiday plans?! Let me know in the comment section.

Anywoo as I look at these blog pics I am remembering how cold this day was. It must have been about 20 degrees and I just remember my hands hurting so much from the cold. This is probably the most challenging and many times frustrating time for blogging. I am learning that I need to be practical and dress according to the weather while also giving you guys fashion inspiration. If there is a time for fashion challenges it is the winter months. Luckily I have Pinterest for help! 

Layering is a great way to stay warm and play up your old and new closet pieces. A great staple is a long white boyfriend button up because it looks great under sweaters. You can fold the sleeves like I did or let the sweater hang over your hands for a oversized look. I added the vest for texture and its just a fun piece! I added a delicate necklace for a feminine detail that went along with the soft pink ShopTobi sweater. This sweater is so cozy and its really long so another alternative is to wear it as a sweater dress and pair it with some over the knee boots for a sexier look. 



Sweater: ShopTobi (click here) / Jeans: H&M (old) (love) /
Vest: Romwe (love this one) / Purse: Gucci (click here) /
Boots: H&M (click here




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Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Christmas Party Look


Velvet, lace and glitz are my favorite fabrics and textures to wear for the holidays. If your not going to a fabulous party and your family is more casual then a lace top would be perfect for your event. A lace top adds glam up top and wear your favorite pair of pants or jeans for comfort. Oh and a red lip always spices up a look.




Top: H&M (click here) / Pants: H&M (click here) /
Ear cuff: Forever 21 (click here) / Sunnies: H&M (similar style) /
Purse: Kate Spade / Bracelets: Kate Spade & Alex and Ani /









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