• Style

    Valentine’s Day looks

    Valentine’s Day outfits inspiration! Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and with it comes the opportunity to dress up for the occasion. February 14th calls for an excuse to celebrate with the people you love. A night out with your Gal’s, a romantic date or a time well spent watching Netflix while eating take out. No matter what you decide to do on February 14th, I got styling tips to help you look your very best and show your Valentine’s Day vibes. I played around with different looks with what I had in my closet in hopes to inspired your own Valentine’s Day Look.

    Outfit #1 -Casual

    This first look was created around a red jersey style dress I got from Zara. I love clothing pieces that make a statement and even tho this dress is made with a very casual material, the bold red color and the sassy quote makes it a statement piece. All it needs is the perfect accessories!

    This look is a very casual, yet a fun outfit you could wear. It’s super comfortable and very easy to style. All you need is a cute belt or bum bag to give it more of a form fitting shape and cute stockings.

    In addition, Dr. Martens are my go-to style of shoes. They give a little retro edge mood to the outfit while providing much needed comfort. Outfit # 1 can be worn with heels, point toe ankle boots, ballerina flats, and even sneakers! The possibilities are endless and the end result is so much fun!

    Outfit # 2- Sexy

    This second outfit is a little more sexy than the one before. I can’t imagine a Valentine’s day without lace or satin fabrics. This outfit was created around this lace one piece bodysuit that I got at Nasty Gal. The lace details gives it a feminine and sophisticated look to this outfit. I paired it with a gold dainty necklace also from Nasty Gal. The combination of the lace with the delicate necklace give this look a very girly aesthetic.

    In the same vein, I decided to play with textures for this outfit and combined the lace details with the roughness of corduroy to give it more edge to the look. The corduroy top and skirt are a set I got from EGGIE shop. For this look I decided to wear suede thigh high boots in case the weather gets little chilly. This outfit can be worn for a date night or a Galentine’s night out. You could also wear point toe ankle boots, heels, and even sneakers with this look according to where you are going to wear it for.

    Outfit #3- Dressy & Playful

    You guess it! Satin fabric, bold red dress. This dress is from EGGIE Shop and is super cute. I paired it with polka dot stockings and a dainty key necklace.

    In addition, this satin red dress comes with shorts so it’s very comfortable. You could add a teddy bear style jacket and some thigh high boots if the weather is too cold to wear it by itself. This outfit will also go well with a white or black turtle neck sweater inside it. Can also be worn with heels, or cute ankle boots.

    Outfit #4- Work Look

    Further more, outfit #4 is something I could weak for work. This outfit has a cropped red sweater with bell sleeves and a high waisted, black and white checker pattern ankle length pants I got from UniQlo. It’s so fun to play with patterns and fabrics. Mixing a bold red with black always go well together. The contrast between the colors makes this outfit a fun work look.

    For outfit #4, I added a black belt and some gold statement earrings to complete the look. This outfit will also go well with ballerina flats, and ankle boots.

    Outfit #5- Sexy Casual

    Outfit # 5 & Outfit #6 are a variation of Outfit #2 previous one. This one I decided to style the lace jumpsuit with mom jeans and a red cardigan to give it a more effortless mood to the sexy lace. The jeans are from Abercrombie & Fitch. The red cardigan is from EGGIE. I paired it with heels and a black belt, but this outfit will also go well with flats, and even sneakers. Notice little Charles Bass in the picture! He’s too cute!

    Outfit # 6- Pink on Pink on Pink

    For this outfit, I decided to style the same corduroy skirt from EGGIE with a different top. I got this dusty rose top from EGGIE and together they look so aesthetic. I love how the settle tones of pink go so well together. This outfit goes well with a cute backpack, statement earrings and some thigh high boots.

    I really hope you enjoyed this post. I wanted to inspire your Valentine’s Day look to be a reflection of your best self. I love putting together outfits that go with different occasions. More like I love seeing how different pieces create a totally different look. Of course any look is not complete without makeup! Check out my Ultimate Makeup Routine post for more information. For more style inspiration, don’t forget to check out my You Tube channel and follow me on IG! I hope you have an amazing Valentine’s Day!

  • Lifestyle

    Making Your New year’s Resolutions Stick

    Hello VFFs and Happy New Year! As I work on my personal New Year’s resolutions, I thought why don’t I share about it with you. Let’s get real and accept that most of our resolutions don’t make it to the end of the year. I don’t know why but that’s what often happens. This year I refuse to let that happen so I decided to look into how to make New Year’s resolutions stick. Here are my tips and inspiration to help your 2019 New Year’s Resolutions happen.

    “New Year- A new chapter, new verse, or the same old story? Ultimately we write it. The choice is yours”

    -Alex Morritt

    What’s the secret to sticking to your New year’s resolutions?

    The secret is to think backwards. Your goals and dreams have probably been the same year after year. Maybe your approach has also been the same. Therefore, you are not getting the results you expect. The secret is to instead of thinking of the goals and things you want to accomplish, think of the things you don’t want to bring with you this year. Think of all the things that you did in 2018 that did not bring you closer to your goals. For example, my 2018 resolution was to be healthy and to eat better. That’s a great resolution, but unless it’s backed up with a habit is not going to stick. In order for me to reach my “be healthy” resolution, I have to think of the all the bad habits I created that have kept me from being healthy. So now instead of my new year resolution being “be healthy”, I would say it’s to quit drinking soda.

    Basically what I am saying is to ditch the new year’s resolution list and to make a list of the things you don’t want to bring with you in 2019. Sarah Knight talks about it in her book Get Your Sh*t Together “Turns out goal-setting doesn’t have to be about aspiring to what you want to be, so much as putting an end to what you don’t want to be”. The way to achieve success in December 2019 is by changing your daily habits in January 2019. Instead of looking at new year’s resolution being “save money”, make it a habit of not spending money for 21 days.

    “The New Year stands before us, like a chapter in a book, waiting to be written”.

    -Melodie Beattie
    “Take a leap of faith & begin this wondrous new year by believing”.
    -Sarah Ban Breathnach

    After you figured out all the things you don’t want to bring to 2019, you can then start thinking about establishing a routine. You identified what’s wrong with your life and turned it into your new goals. Now is time to figure out how your goals fit into your life by creating a new routine. For example, if your new goal is to workout three times a week, then when exactly will you be doing that. If your goal is to read a book a month, then establish when exactly are you going to be reading this book. Personally, one of my goals is to workout daily. I know that if I don’t get it done before work, I will find excuses to not do it when I get home from work. So for me to be able to do that and make it stick I have to wake up at 4:45 am during the week and make that my new routine.

    “Celebrate what you want to see more of”.
    -Tom Peters.

    To wrap up, I wanted to say the secret to making your New Year’s resolutions stick is:

    1. Make a list of the things you don’t want in 2019
    2. Turn that list into your new goals
    3. Make a new routine that includes when will you be working on those goals.

    I really hope I was able to encourage you to continue to follow your dreams. I hope you are able to accomplish all your goals this year. Feel free to leave a comment below to share about your New Year’s resolutions.

    “Cheers to a new year & another chance for us to get it right”.

    -Oprah Winfrey
  • Travel

    Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party 2018

    Hello VFFs! I am so exited to share my first impressions about Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party 2018. We went to the Magic Kingdom to get a good dose of Holiday cheer and to celebrate my birthday. It was as magical as you would expect it to be. So many things to do, so many things to see! If you are wanting to know more about it, here are my personal highlights and tips for you.

    First of all, let’s talk about what is Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas party about. This is a special ticketed event were you get to enjoy Magic Kingdom park and attractions from 7pm- 12am. During this holiday event, they have special events, specialty foods, complimentary treats and more. They decorate the park  so festive bringing everyone a great dose of Christmas cheer. Their decorations are so jolly and adorable like this gigantic red ornament. The park decorations are perfect for family pictures and for those like me who do it for the Gram! They have many photographer stations for guest to take beautiful Christmas pictures.

    Next, I will have to tell you that people were dressed up in their must festive holiday outfits. Scrolling down main street you would see all the beautiful light up Mickey ears that are exclusively from this special event. Families and friends were dressed up with matching pijamas. Yes, pijamas! Why didn’t I think of that? Ugly sweaters everywhere giving this event an extra Feliz Navidad vibes. 

    I decided to wear my EGGIE Red Romper dress with my black velvet Dr. Martens and my new Disney Tokyo Oswalt ears and passholder! 

    Now is time to talk about the free stuff! Through out the park they have giant candy canes to let guest know they can get complimentary treats. They have them station all through out the park. This is where you can get your free cookies and drinks such as hot chocolate, eggnog, apple cider and even snow cones! This year they have the cookies individually wrapped so guest have the option to save them for later. You can get as many as you want and it was nice to have the option to take it home. There is so much to do and so many treats to catch that the time for it all flies by.

    In addition to their complimentary treats, they have specialty treats available for purchase. If you are a foodie like me, I would recommend you to watch this video from DFB Guide because they share all the specialty treats and show you where to get them so you know more about what to expect.

    It’s time to talk about the shows! Disney characters come out to share their holiday spirit all over the park. They have castle shows, Tomorrow Land parties, and of course the amazing holiday parade. So much fun to watch! It’s really hard to pick what to do with so much going on. I almost forgot to tell you that they even make it snow on Main St! I want to go back and do it all over again! 

    Here is the beautiful Parade! It was so much fun to see all the characters dancing on Main St. The best spot to watch the parade is near the castle! They have two parade rounds which is perfect because you can enjoy all the other events and still see the parade. 

    I saved the best for last! The fireworks show was incredible! It felt like they were going off all night. Very Merry Disney Magic I would say. I would definitely recommend my VFFs to go experience it for yourself. The park gets very packed, but for some reason the lines to the rides are very short. We were able to ride the 7 dwarf ride with a wait of 15 minutes. The Tea Party ride had no wait time. It was just so much fun to be at Disney at night celebrating my birthday. This experience will be something I will forever be grateful for! 

  • Style

    Fall Outfit Ideas

    Cute & comfortable Fall outfit ideas that you can easily recreate and rock for Thanksgiving.

     

    Fall is the most beautiful season of all! I love it so much because it brings upon cozy moods. You know, the weather starts to cool off and makes you want to walk outside to enjoy the leaves changing colors. At the same time, makes you want to stay home curled up with a blanket watching movies with a hot beverage. Ugh, I love everything about it! Here are my Fall staples that will complete your Fall outfits and will give you all the feels!

     

    Sweaters & Boots

    I got this cute & cozy yellow sweater from EGGIE. Is cropped so you can rock it with high waisted bottoms. I picked my Hollister High waisted skinny jeans with the Sunny Days Jumper. Check out the Hollister Black Friday sales. You can find this jeans for super affordable prices. This will go well with high waisted skirt or high waisted pants. It’s so soft and comfortable making it the perfect fall outfit top.

    Boots are so much fun to wear! I love wearing them with jeans, skirts, and jeans. I got two boots from Alegria because I have to wear shoes that have orthopedic soles. Let me tell you, they are sooo comfortable! The Brown boots with the plaid pattern are called “Pumpkin Boot”! How perfect! The black ones I show in these pictures one is from H&M and the other ones are from Alegria. Both are easy to style as well as comfortable to wear all day long.

    Skirts

    This muted pattern skirt is a great way to style a cute Fall outfit that allows you to stay comfortable while looking pretty. I got this skirt from Zara. It has shorts under and an elastic waist band that makes it super comfortable to me in. I styled it with a classic black turtle neck and my black boots.

     

    Velvet rose gold skirt from JCrew is another one of my Fall outfits staple pieces. I got it on sale from Poshmark so it was super affordable. It has an elastic waist band and it’s really soft. I decided to style it with black tights and black boots to make the skirt color pop.

    Scarf

    Believe it or not, I got this blanket scarf from Groupon!! I am so impressed by how cozy and cute it is. I paired it with my JCrew skirt and black boots. I wrapped it around my neck, but you can actually wear it as a poncho look. Scarfs are the way to go when it comes to Fall outfits.

    Velvet Dress

    Fall is the perfect excuse to bring out the velvet pieces in your closet. I found this beautiful blue velvet dress at TJ Max. It has a boho look to it that I love. You can dress it up or dress it down depending on where you are going.

     

    Coats

    I got this orange kimono coat from Poshmark, but it’s actually from EGGIE shop. I love how versatile it is. You can wear it for different seasons. I styled it with a velvet camisole and my light wash mom jeans. I dressed it up with some platforms sandals. Coats like this always make you look stylish and put-together.

     

    I added all the links I could find to the pieces I shared in case you want to shop. I have to say I love Fall fashion and I hope you have a stylist Thanksgiving day celebrating with your loved ones!

     

    **This post is not sponsored and I bought all the pieces with my own money.

     

     

  • Blogtober

    Pumpkin Pie pops

    I have to share with you my latest Fall obsession. It’s pumpkin spice pops! I got the inspiration from Pinterest of course. I follow Debbie who has a blog named from One Little Thing at the time where she shared a pumpkin pie pop recipe. I wanted to see if it was as easy as she makes it seem and got inspired to put my own twist to the recipe. I can’t wait to share it with my VFFs!

    Materials you will need:

    • Frozen Deep Dish Pie Crust (1)
    • Pumpkin Puree (1/2 a cup)
    • Cinnamon
    • Apple pie powder
    • Vanilla Extract (1 tbs)
    • Pure Maple Syrup  (1 tbs)
    • 1 egg
    • Pop Sticks
    • Icing
    • Bake Tray

    Making the Mix

     

    Add 1 tbs of Pure Maple Syrup to your mix.

     

     

    Add 1/2 a cup of Pumpkin Puree.

     

     

    Add 1/4 cup of brown sugar.

     

     

    Add 1 tbs of vanilla extract. Sprinkle a little cinnamon and apple pie powder to the mix. Mix it all up with a utensil. I used a fork so that tells you right there I am super fancy, LOL!

     

    Making the Pumpkin Pie Pops

     

    Once the pie crust is ready to use, take it out of the deep dish and place on a flat surface.

     

     

    I found these cute Fall cookie cutters the other day and thought they would be perfect for this project. Use whatever you have in hand, preferably a pumpkin one.

     

     

    You will need to cut two sides per pop. I decided to use all my cookie cutter ones since they were so adorable.

     

     

    Place one of the sides on a baking sheet. Place the pop sticks like 1/2 an inch from the bottom to make sure they hold the pies. To secure everything in place you will need to mix an egg and brush a little over the pie crust and the pop sticks. It’s like pie glue!

     

     

    Now, is time to add a little filling to the pies. make sure to stay in the middle and only put a little bit.

     

    Time to place the other side on top of the filling and brush it again with the egg mix we made earlier. Use a fork to make the little pie lines that actually secure both sides in place.

    Bake

    Place in 350 degree oven and bake for 20 minutes.

    Wait until they cool off a little before eating.

    Icing It up!

     

    I am not that fancy, so I got cookie icing and used it all over them. It was delicious!

     

     

    I really hope you have been enjoying Blogtober so far. I can’t wait for you to try this mini pumpkin pies. Tag me if you try them and liked them! Love you VFFs!

     

     

  • Style

    Instagram Worthy Spots at Epcot

    Epcot is picture perfect all around. Here are a few of my favorite spots to take pictures and capture the Disney magic with every snap. Here I share all my Instagram favorite spots to take pictures of.

    Picture Perfect Spots

     

    As you enter the world showcase, you find a garden featuring the boss Mickey Mouse!

     

     

    Right behind the fountain they have a backdrop all set up with a cast member ready to snap pictures.

     

     

    They also created a garden to enjoy a glass of wine. It looks super romantic!

     

     

    On the other side of the fountain, they have a huge area that is perfect to capture pictures with the Epcot ball and the Food and Wine signs.

     

    World Showcase

       China

    Italy

    Tokyo

    France

    London

    Which one is your favorite spot?