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Monday, May 22, 2017

Spring Retro Vibes

Happy Monday guys! I hope you guys have a great start to your week. New week new start new attitude. If you read my last post about overcoming fear, you know that I am motivated to leave my 9 to 5 and pursue my blog full time. My work days now have a higher purpose and I feel motivated again! I hope I am able to inspire some of you and I look forward to sharing my journey! Okay lets get to the fashion! Lately I have been drawn to girly and feminine looks. Maybe its the new bridal glow I have. I love this two piece outfit from Chicwish. It gives me retro 60s vibes! Perfect look for a weekend beachy getaway or boardwalk and lunch kinda day.


Monday, May 15, 2017

Spring Trend: Two Piece Sets

A current spring trend favorite of mine right now is the two piece set. The matchy matchy sets appeared in the runways in 2016 and have made their way down to retail stores everywhere this year. This set I found at Forever 21 and I love it! The plaid print is perfect for spring and I love the youthful and fun ruffled crop top. Perfect comfy look for brunch or late lunch date with your hubby or girlfriends. Great thing about matchy sets is you can recycle your pieces and wear them separately. I hope you all had a wonderful weekend and Happy Mothers day to all the beautiful strong fearless mothers out there! 


Thursday, May 11, 2017

How to Overcome Fear & Pursue your Dreams | LifeStyle Thursday

How to overcome fear? It is a question I have asked myself since I was a little girl. I look back on multiple occasions in my life where I have allowed fear to win. I am now 31 and I still trying to figure out the answer to this question. I like security and safety. Spontaneity at times scares me because I need control and planning. All these things at times I used as excuses to not pursue something. My biggest battle is getting over fear to pursue my dreams. I love my blog and being creative. I want to do this full time but unfortunately at the moment I still work a 9 to 5. I dream of quitting and pursuing my blog full time but again that hating a%& fear comes around and creates doubt and worry in my mind. For me I need a plan! I told myself this year that I am doing this. I want to share with you guys my plan and hopefully this will resonate and help some of you as well. 

1. You need Perspective
Take some time out and really think about this passion that you have. Make sure that this is really what you want and what makes you happy. Think about the situation that your in right now and if you are really happy. 

2. Believe In Yourself
Trust in your vision, your talent and your abilities. Train your mind that you will work hard and make your dreams come true. And hey believe in yourself also that if it doesn't work out you will find another job! Have self confident and build up your strength and resiliency. 

3. Create a Plan
In order to just quit your 9 to 5 you need a plan and this calls for a financial one. To satisfy my crave for security I need to save money. Create a savings account if you don't have and start putting money aside for the day that you quit. I have read countless blog posts and how much to save and what is the appropriate amount etc. What I have gathered is this: write down all your monthly bills (bills, groceries, gas etc) and then times that by 3. Right there you have calculated how much money you might need a month and times that by 6 or 12. Blogging money is not always guaranteed. Some months are good and some are sloowwwww! To avoid panic or worse make sure you have enough money saved and this will help with you with worry, confidence and to have the time to pursue your dreams. 

4. No More Procrastination
Create your plan and do it! This goes for me too! You will always find an excuse to push your date further and further away. Set a date and make it happen. I can't wait for the day that I can announce that I finally did it! Lets not let fear or worry stop us!

I hope this post was helpful for you all because it is definitely helpful for me. I love reading stories from entrepreneurs that recant the moment of when they finally quit their job. I want to be in that same space and feel what that feels like. If you have done this please share below. Let this post be a positive one of motivating one another! 


Sunday, May 7, 2017

Ruffled Dress in Puerto Rico

Maria Mariaaaa.....! I felt like West Side Story in this off the shoulder ruffled red Chicwish dress. This is one of my last look from my Puerto Rico trip and I am kinda sad as I am typing this post. I can't believe it has already been 2 weeks since our wedding. I love sharing these posts with you guys and I can't wait to share my destination wedding tips and more. This trip I picked specific pieces that I felt embraced my heritage. I wanted to express pride and care during my trip. I love this dress and how comfortable it was for our last day in Puerto Rico. I was missing a red lip though! LOL! 
We toke some gorgeous photos on this property. The property has a long driveway surrounded with rainforest wild life plants and greenery. Antero and I are like ready to move tomorrow. Puerto Rico had my heart before but it feels more special to me since Antero and I got married there. 
I look forward to continue to share more with you guys on a deeper level. I am shy private person so I  am out of my comfort zone when it comes to sharing myself to others. I am more of a listener and people person that I am about myself. But in order to grow coming out of your comfort zone can be a good thing. I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. I like to make myself think that Sundays are my Mondays so I am not too upset when Morning morning comes rolling around. LOL!

Dress: Chicwish (click here) / Sandals: Lulus /
Bag: Zara /


Thursday, May 4, 2017

Treat Yourself to Lingerie | Le Mystere

Its can't believe its been over a week since I got married! Time is flying by! For my wedding day I was looking for lingerie that was both comfortable and lace. I was introduced to Le Mystere and I feel in love! Browsing through their site immediately the Sophia Lace Bra got my eye. The secret touch to this bra is the memory foam cups. They help lift the bust up and add beauty with the sweetheart neckline touch. It is delicate, feminine and supportive to meet all our bra needs. 

I dont invest too much money into my lingerie but for special occasions I like invest in special pieces. I look for two things: delicate feminine style and comfort.  Le Mystere has many intimate apparel that would meet any women's needs. I also picked up a beautiful lace bodysuit that hugged my curves in all the right places. The mesh bodice is incredibly soft and felt amazing on. 

Check out their site if your interested and let me know which pieces stood out to you! 

This post is in collaboration with Le Mystere however all opinions are 100% mine and honest


Tuesday, May 2, 2017

My Fairy Tale Wedding | Puerto Rico (Part 1)

Our Puerto Rico Wedding: We Said I DO!

Sunday April 23 2017 was the beginning of our journey. Antero and I said I Do in a beautiful rustic bed and breakfast in the mountains of El Yunque Rainforest in Rio Grande, Puerto Rico. It was a dream come true. I am so excited for the our new beginning and the next chapter of our journey. I have to be honest guys I am a very private person when it comes to those that I cherish the most in my life so I am a little nervous even typing this post however this is my way of opening up and sharing my day with you guys! 

I knew early on in the wedding planning process that I wanted to get married in Puerto Rico. Both Antero and I families were born in Puerto Rico and I felt in my heart to celebrate our culture and roots with our family and friends. When we visited Puerto Rico 2 years to look at wedding venues we instantly loved the Hacienda Siesta Alegre Inn. We toke a risk on the weather however although it rained to me it made the night even more magical! Our small ceremony consisted of about 60 guests including close family and friends and I felt the love from each and every one there. 

Location: Hacienda Siesta De Alegre Rio Grande Puerto Rico

This was supposed to be the ceremony space however due to the rain we had to move it to a smaller intimate location at the Hacienda. I am so glad that the photographer toke this beautiful photo and I wanted to share it with you guys for anyone interested in having a destination wedding at this location. It is breathtakingly beautiful. Your surrounded by the El Yunque Rainforest and very little decor is needed since your backdrop is nature.

This area of the Hacienda is where the reception toke place. Guests were seated on both sides of the dance floor under a terrace. The dance floor has a beautiful fountain that our florist decorated with rose petals inside of it. The Hacienda decorate this area with beautiful Christmas lights all around the space and at night it creates the most romantic ambience. 

The Ceremony + Reception

Funny Story about our Pastor! A couple months ago my mother decided to visit a new church that was closer to her home. I happened to be in town that weekend so I went with her to Sunday service. It was a small church so the pastor immediately noticed that we were new faces and introduced himself. During our conversation he mentioned that he came from Calvary Chapel in San Juan Puerto Rico and now his son in law is the head pastor there. I immediately asked him what his name was and  it was our Pastor (Jason Dennett)! In that moment the world felt so small and a blessing from God!

The Hacienda provides the most gorgeous bridal suite the morning of the wedding. It has a beautiful queen size canopy bed with Old World Spaniard decor. Another quick story about my dress. It was the first dress that I tried on at the first boutique I visited! The lovely sales woman picked it out gathering wedding details from me. My girlfriends and I grabbed a few other dresses and honestly I didn't have confidence in the one that the saleswoman picked out. She asked me try my choice out first and if you don't like it then we can keep looking. She was very sweet and to please I said okay! When I tried the dress on instant chills and tears filled my eyes. It was perfect but not what I envisioned or predicted. I actually tried another another dress afterwards and I didn't get the same feeling. When I found out that the dress she chose was Maggie Sottero I knew this was meant to be! The esthetic of the dress is classic and the lace is delicate but stunningly simple and fit perfect with the theme and ambience of our wedding day. Although the way it looks now......Lord does it need to be dry cleaned like three times! LOL!

Reception Decoration and Florals

For a affordable rental fee the Hacienda provides these dark wood long table and chevare chairs. I wanted the table setting to be elegant but simple. I coordinated with my florist, Lorraine's Flowers and expressed that I wanted white hydrangeas, white roses, and hints of greenery. She created a beautiful arrangement and added the votives candles to create the perfect touch of romance. 

We also coordinated to have a white linen napkin and inserted in it the dinner menu and she added the greenery touch as well. On the table in front of each guest was there place card and our thank you 
gift. I ordered via Etsy leather luggage tags and attached a thank you card.

The menu cards and table number signs were ordered via who I also ordered my save the dates and the invitations. They are amazing to work with and I highly recommended them for anyone interested. If you need further information please don't hesitate to contact me! For the ceremony we ordered via Etsy again custom hand fans which came in handy since it was warm and humid that day.

I actually made the Find Your Seats sign! It is my proud DIY moment! I ordered on Etsy a template and once I filled it out I went to Staples to have it printed on hard white card stock. Antero and I then went to Home Goods and found the white wood frame and viola! We bubbled wrapped it like crazy in  our luggage and thankfully it arrived to Puerto Rico in one piece. 
Sidenote: It did not make it back however in one piece :/

I hope you guys enjoyed my Part 1 of our wedding day as I enjoyed re-living the moment while writing this post. If there is any tips I can give to upcoming brides is the savor the moment. It literally comes and goes so quickly. However when you have a destination wedding it feels like your celebrating your love for the days leading up to your wedding day, the wedding day and the days after. Antero and I felt blessed and so loved the whole 8 days we were in Puerto Rico. I look forward to working on a destination wedding tip and advice post so please leave me any questions you may have for me!

I do want to use this time to thank a few people. First and foremost our amazing wedding coordinator, Tatiana Ramos (Mia Eventos) who worked with me every step of the way. She was so kind and helpful and my wedding day was stress free and ran beautifully all because of her and her assistant. She is amazing and I wish her luck in all her future endeavors. Our florists Lorraine Patricia (Lorraine's Flowers) was a gem to work with and brought me my dream wedding. Our photographer Nilka Gissell was the coolest and best photographer! She delivered gorgeous pictures and was so fun to work with. Our DJ Eric (SBN Entertainment) kept the party going and we had a ball bc of him! Pastor Dennett would delivered a beautiful service and made me cry like a million times! LOL! The Hacienda coordinator Norma Perez for all her hard work and kindness and the Caterer Rebecca Molina (Food Design). Her food was delicious, her service was professional and she was helpful and wonderful! 
I also want to thank our families for all their help and our amazing guests! Thank you for coming to Puerto Rico to celebrate Antero and I! We love you and you all are a blessing to our lives!

Stay tuned for Part 2! #BaezWedding17


Friday, April 28, 2017

Destination Wedding Series: Palm Tree PJ

Happy Friday guys! I am still so sunburned since I have been back from Puerto Rico! That sun in Puerto Rico is no joke! I have been smothering myself with Aloe Vera for two days now. LOL! Anyways I posted this picture on Instagram of my vacation pjs and I got a lot of questions of where they are from. I got these pajamas from ASOS and I wanted to share the link before it sells out. The palm tree printed fabric is light weight and perfect for hot and humid nights plus they are so cute! 

I also have to comment on the house that we rented out via VRBO. The owners called their home La Lomita and it is located in Rio Grande. Right in the heart of The Yunque Rain Forest. We were surrounded by exotic plants, rain forest animals and soothing sounds of the coquis at night. It was a magical experience to wake up in the morning, make a cup of coffee and be surrounded by the life of the rain forest. The owners were wonderful hosts and the house was completely spacious and accommodating for a large family. It was the perfect location from our wedding venue which was only 9 minutes away. It was my first time renting a home on VRBO and I really enjoyed the experience. 

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