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Sunday, December 3, 2017

Holiday Fun: Christmas Tree Farm


Hello loves! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. I am currently under the weather again but on Saturday Antero and I went Christmas tree shopping at our favorite Christmas tree farm, Henry's in Scituate, RI. I love this place so much. It is our 4th year coming here and they have acres and acres of Christmas trees to chose from. My favorite consistently is a Conifer tree. 
Every year when we go I make a whole experience out of it. We pick up Starbucks first and listen to Christmas music in the car on the way there. I love my husband because he just lets me be me when it comes to this kind of stuff :) This year we got a 5 ft tree which is smaller than last years because of our small living room space. I really love the tree though because of its cute small size. 
Because we live in New England the weather is already getting cold. It was 47 degrees this day and layering is a must to not ruin your Christmas tree experience. I wore an oversized Zara sweater with a puffy vest, scarf and ear muffs to keep my ears nice and warm. I always love wearing riding boots and I have had these for years now and the more worn they look the more I like them! 
I hope you guys enjoying this personal style video. Do you guys like real Christmas trees or a fake ones? Do you make a holiday tradition out of getting your tree? 




After decorating ended my night with some reading and Christmas vacation in the background :)









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Monday, November 27, 2017

How to Style Sweatshirt for Fall



Sweatshirt season is here and its time to get creative and make the comfy look fashion forward. A sweatshirt doesn't have to only be worn for work out days, errands and lounging around the house. You can wear a sweatshirt to the office paired with a blazer or layered over a collared shirt and a pencil skirt. I saw this Paris inspired slogan sweatshirt on ASOS and I loved it! Its shorter length but I love the look of it with a longer white tee and because it says Paris I wanted to tie a bandana around my neck for a Parisian touch. 
I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend! I went back home to Rochester NY to visit my family and had a great time. The first half of the day I visited my husband's side of the family and the second half we went to my cousin's house. She prepared the most delicious Thanksgiving meal and we had a great time playing Mario Kart, drinking wines and having great laughs. It was probably one of the best Thanksgivings I had. I also helped my family get their Christmas tree and decorated it.  My husband and I snuck away for a few hours and had a nice romantic dinner together. It was the first time since we moved away that we had dinner together in Rochester and it was really sweet. ITs always bittersweet to leave my family. On one hand I miss my own space and bed but on the other I miss my family especially my nephew. I am constantly wondering where is my husband and I supposed to settle down and sow our roots. I feel hesitant at times to do so in Rhode Island because we have no other family here. I don't know we will see where God leads us.

Im excited for this weekend though because we are getting our Christmas tree and that always makes me so happy! What are your plans this weekend?








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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Hosting Friendsgiving



One of my favorite "trendy" things curated by the internet is: Friendsgiving. I love the idea of hosting a party to show your love and appreciation to your friends while enjoying good food and making more memories. In order to make a place away from your family home, making friends is important and I am thankful for the friends that I have made since moving here. 
Since Antero and I drive every year back to Rochester to celebrate Thankgiving it is nice for me to gather some good friends together here in Rhode Island and celebrate in a low key setting. 
I wanted to celebrate the holiday season by merging both Puerto Rican and American traditions to make for a memorable night celebrating good friends while enjoying good food, fun conversations and tons of laughs!

[ Drinks ]

Due to lack of time I decided to have wine instead of a signature cocktail. We provided a bottle of Prosecco and juices to our guests. But if you are not sure what kind of drinks to provide your friends just encourage  them to bring their own. Each guest brought a bottle of wine and it was perfect to pass around and try new drinks.

[ Table Setting ]



For the table setting I wanted to keep it simple to not overwhelm myself. I wanted a clean simple look so I opted for a tan colored table runner and I added white and orange small pumpkins, birchwood inspired candle holders for a rustic look and eucalpytus leaves for greenery. To add a little bit of elegance I added two votives candles on each side of the table. I loved the way it turned out. On top of my guests plates I made a wreath out of garland, added a small bow and printed their names on a tag placed on top. 

[ Menu ]

- Sliced Turkey Breast
- Arroz con Gandulces (rice and pigeon peas)
- Stuffing
Roasted Sweet Potato
- Roasted Carrots
- Fall Harvest Salad

I wanted to keep this menu easy and mix in both recipes that I knew to make with some new ones. Tip: Its probably not safe to make a recipe you have never tried before the day of your party (hence the turkey dilemma I had!). If you do make a new recipe try for an easy one. You don't want to run into the risk of stressing yourself out. I also wanted to bring a little piece of my culture and holiday tradition to my Friendsgiving. I decided to make arroz con gandulces. Every holiday season arroz con gandules is a must have second main dish in my family. 
Two of my guests were vegetarian so I also wanted to be mindful of my menu and make sure that there are options for them as well.

[ Dessert ]


My friend volunteered to bring a dessert and she brought a pumpkin cheesecake. My husband is an apple pie fan so he picked up an apple pie at our favorite bakery here in Rhode Island called LaSalle's. Tip: Its a must visit for new combers in the Providence area.

[ Outfit ]



I knew that my best accessory for the night was going to be my smile. My friends including my husband make me laugh a lot. I also drink a lot of coffee so I have to combat that with a whitening toothpaste. Crest 3D Whitening Therapy toothpaste gave me my party ready smile. 
I kept my makeup light and my outfit as well. I wore an off the shoulder black bow sleeve sweater and black jeans. For a fun accessory I added tear drop pearl earrings. 


Although I live in a small space don't let that discourage you from your ideas and desires. You can make anything happen. All you need is a little creativity, some helpful hands and genuine good friends! Thank you guys for checking out today's post and stay tuned for a more in depth guide of how I decorate in my small apartment. 

Cheers to good friends and the holiday season! 


*This post is in collaboration with Orgullosa and Crest. *
*All opinions are 100% mine and honest.*



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Monday, November 13, 2017

Cozy Comfy Knit Cardigan under $70


Happy Monday Loves! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! I am off today and using this day to stay ahead and work on posts before the holiday week. I also have a Friendsgiving Party this Saturday and I am busy trying to stay ahead and gather all my items. 

Today I have to share with you guys this cozy cardigan and I don't know about you guys but I am not ready for this cold weather!!! I don't know what it is but when you get older my body feels like it can't withstand the cold weather. LOL! Because I live in New England in order to withstand the cold I stock up on cozy warm cardigan and sweaters. The cozier the better I say! 

I think I found the cutest and coziest cardigan from Chicwish. I am obsessed with the yarn ball details and the ivory color. This cardigan can be dressed down or you can pair it with a dressed up look as well. I loved the contrast of the choker graphic tee with this cozy feminine cardigan. I am working on showing you guys this cardigan with a dressed up holiday look soon! Just a helpful tip the cardigan does shed some fuzzies so bring a travel size lint roller in your purse :)

* Make sure to check out below guys links to each item pictured and also other similar cardigans that I picked out online for you all ↓↓ *





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* This post is in collaboration with Chicwish and items were picked out by me however
all opinions are 100% mine and honest. *
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Wednesday, November 1, 2017

COZY SWEATER DRESS UNDER $50!



Hello loves! I miss you guys. The weather is getting cooler and cooler and its time to bring out the cozy sweaters and boots. I love being cozy and its one of my favorite words to say! Everything has to be cozyyyy! 
I received in the mail this oversized cream sweater and it is so cozy you guys! You can easily wear it as a dress but I do recommend for cooler weather to wear a slip dress underneath.
I paired the sweater with jeans but hide the jeans with my over the knee boots. Oversized sweaters and over the knee boots go together perfect! Its the fashion version of avocado & toast :) 

The sweater is currently on sale for under $50 and I found some more similar cute styles down below for you guys along with the boots. These boots are from H&M and are great quality and affordable. I am tempted to invest in the Stuart Weitzman boots but like most Libras I bought it in my cart and then purposely distract myself and leave it there! Does anyone else do that?! 

SIDENOTE: I have to apologize to you guys for being MIA. Since last Monday I have been fighting a stomach virus and trying to take better care of my mental health. While I was sick I suffered an anxiety attack at the same time and it really scared me. I think the virus symptoms scared me to think that I was having a heart attack and on top of that my husband was out of town so I was alone in our place. After I went to the doctors and was able to rest I toke a moment to sit back and try to pin point what happened. I would love to elaborate more on a future blog post because I think it was would therapeutic for me and a great way to get some insight from you guys.

Anyways I hope you guys enjoy this post! This weekend my husband and I are visiting our hometown for the weekend to celebrate my baby sister birthday! Have a beautiful week loves!



Sweater: Chicwish (click here) / Boots: H&M /





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Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Over the Knee Boots for Fall




Now that the temperature is cooling down one its time to turn our attention to one of fall's best fashion pieces: over the knee boots. Fall boots are my favorite pieces to invest in. A great pair of boots can pull your whole look together or dress it up. From velvet to suede or even leather there are so many different styles of boots to choose from. 

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HOW TO WEAR OVER THE KNEE BOOTS

Over the knee boots a few different ways. They can be worn with a flowy skirt or dress or worn over your skinny jeans/leggings. Boots look best when your jeans are skinny and form fitting. You don't want them to be slouchy or long around your ankles. Depending on the color of your boots you can pair over the knee boots with any colored jean: denim blue, black or even white.  

Thick leggings are another great item to wear your boots with along with a cozy cardigan. Leggings are great because of their natural tight fitting wear and allow for perfect access into your over the knee boots. Its a great look for fun fall outings such as pumpkin picking or a farmer's market day.

Over the knee boots allow you to wear into the fall skirts and dresses. The tall silhouette under your skirt or dress brings warmth and protect you from the cold weather elements such as snow and rain.  If you love sweater dresses like me throw on your over the knee boots and you look amazing and polished. Going on a fun night out? Wear that cute mini skirt with over the knee boots and your fashion forward and feeling a little bit warmer. 

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Get those boots out of your closet and start pairing them with some fun cute fall looks. If your just starting to look to invest in a pair I picked out some beautiful boots for you loves. 

If you liked this kind of fashion post let me know in the comment box down below and I will definitely create another post all about a different style boot. Perhaps ankle boots?!   







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Monday, October 16, 2017

How to Wear a Pleated Skirt for Fall



Im late to the game y'all but I really love the pleated skirt. I love the whimsical movement the skirt gives while walking and when you twirl.....yasssss!!!! LOL! The pleated skirt is a piece that is versatile for both spring and fall. For the fall you can pair your skirt with ankle booties (like pictured)  or over the knee boots. 

When I was figuring out how to style the skirt for this post I felt inspired to play around and mix and match. I wanted to come out of my comfort zone and play with color and style. I love the contrast of wearing a slogan sweatshirt with a feminine skirt and a pair of white ankle booties. Have you noticed that I can't stop wearing these ankle boots? I probably won't all season long :) I was telling my husband when we finished taking pictures that in my early twenties I would have never worn an outfit like this. I was very safe and trendy and matchy matchy. I know it seems small but when I take risks in fashion I feel fearless. 

I am soft spoken and timid to be up for myself but we all have our little ways to make our voices heard and to be empowered. Fashion is my outlet for empowerment. One outfit can energize me with confidence and self assurance. Its like my super hero cape. 

Find that thing in your life that brings out your sparkle and share it with the world. Whats yours? Share it with me below! 



Skirt/Falda: H&M (click here) / Sweater/Sueter: Zara /
Boots/Zapatos: Zara / Sunnies/Gafas: Ray Bans ( click here) /








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