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Pink shorts

I turned 36 yesterday, yes 36!  Happy Birthday to me!  Frank surprised me by taking me shopping in Soho on Saturday.  Believe it or not, I had a hard time picking out items as I’m a little over Summer and looking forward to Fall items.  I ended up picking up a super soft leather jacket from Bloomies, love!

I decided I needed to be comfortable to walk around, this is what I wore.

PS. I know, there’s that Rebecca Minkoff bag again.  I know you all must be tired of it, but I just LOVE it 🙂

Top: H&M; Shorts: J Crew; Shoes: Zara; Bag: Rebecca Minkoff; Necklace: Banana Republic (old)




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Florals and studs

I don’t know if you can tell, but I’m totally sick in these pictures.  I had to peel myself out of bed to get to the doctor, so I decided to put on something nice (I had been in PJs all weekend)  I know, I’m super weird.  Even the people at the doctor’s office were looking at me weird.  I’m not sure if I was just delirious but I really thought these shoes looked great with this outfit.  I like the mix of tough and sweet.  What do you think?  Is it a do or don’t?

I’m also linking up with Flor de Maria Fashion

Top: H&M; Blazer: UO (similar); Jeans: Asos (similar); Shoes: Zara

Linking up with Rolled up Pretty and The Pleated Poppy


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Cancun Attire

I totally forgot I didn’t post my outfits while in Cancun.  We were only there for a short time, so I only have a couple to share with you.   While I love the short-with-heels trend, sometimes I feel like I’m too old to wear them.  (May just be the uber conservative in me, I need to step outside my comfort zone)  I decided to try them out while on vacay.  Afterall, no one really knows me or my age there 🙂

Tell me, how do you feel about shorts with heels?

Top: F21, Shorts: H&M (last year); Shoes: Seychelles; Clutch: Jason Wu; Necklace: DIY

Top and Shorts: Zara; Shoes: LC for Kohls ; Clutch: F21


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April showers bring May flowers

As soon as I saw this dress, I knew that I wanted to wear it with colorful accessories.  At the sake of not looking like a clown, I stuck to primary colors.  I got this yellow bag at the Rebecca Minkoff Sample Sale last week.  I think it’s my new favorite go-to bag.  I decided to keep my jewelry low key, only wore a watch.

What do you think? Too much color or just enough?

Dress: H&M: Shoes: Mango (on sale); Bag: Rebecca Minkoff (similar)




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I admit, I’m obsessed with neon!

Guilty!  Yes, I’m totally obsessed with Neon.  It all started with a DIY project I did a few months back, neon cap toe shoes.  Then little by little I started adding more and more neon.  As you all know, I LOVE yellow.  So it was only a matter of time that I would fall in love with neon yellow.  And neon pink, need I say more?

I wore this outfit to a Cinco de Mayo party…yeah, nothing Mexican about it, but I had just received these shoes in the mail and I just HAD to wear them.  I knew I had to keep the rest of my outfit low key in order for these puppies to shine!

Tell me, are you embracing this neon trend as much as I am?

T shirt : H&M, Necklace: Banana Republic; Pants: Club Monaco; Clutch: Rachel Rachel Roy; Shoes: Aldo

Neon | Everybody, Everywear


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Chinese Wedding Tea Cermony

Our very close friends, we’ll call them S&C (to protect their privacy), are getting married at the end of April.   As part of their wedding rituals, Frank and I were invited to attend their Chinese Wedding Tea Ceremony.  It was our first time, and what an amazing experience it was.  For those of you who don’t know (I didn’t), a Tea Ceremony is an official ritual to introduce the newlyweds to each other’s family.   Newlyweds kneel in front of their parents (and other family members) to present tea. Those who receive the tea usually give the bride gifts such as jewelry or money wrapped in red envelope.  S&C were showered with gifts which they graciously accepted and wore.  I did some research but was not able to find why they had to put on each piece of gifted jewelry.  I’m going to go out on a limb here and say that it’s out of respect for gift giver and because gold signifies good luck.   (Hope this is right) 

Here are some pictures of the ceremony, including before and after shots for S&C.   S looks like he’s ready to battle it out with Mr. T.   Check out all the bling on C, not to mention the matching Cartier watches!!!!  I DIE!  After the ceremony, the guests were treated to an amazing spread of Chinese food, dim sum, lobster, chicken, duck, rice, noodles.  You name it, they had it and it all was DE-LICIOUS!.   As you know , I LOVE food, so this was one of my favorite parts of the day.  All in all, I was so happy and honored to be part of S&C’s special day.  I wish them lots of luck, best wishes and lots of babies! 

Cat and I are Peruvian and we don’t have any real “traditional” wedding rituals (that I know of).  Do you have any unique wedding traditions?

Serving tea to the groom’s parents

Let the gift giving begin!

One of my favorite gifts! 

Bling bling (check out the Cartiers, yes please)

With the bride and groom (how cute is S’ niece in the background!)

Top: Gap; Pants: H&M, Shoes: DIY


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Casual Sunday

Cat’s hubby was out of town this weekend, that means I got a ton of sees time!!!  On Friday night we had a sleep over and worked on a super fun DIY project, neon yellow cap toe heels…of course inspired by A Pair and a Spare.  I’m thinking about wearing these for Marion’s “Trend of the Month Challenge”.  Make sure you stop by her blog and join the challenge.  She has GREAT style, is hysterical and super sweet! 

On Saturday, Cat and I woke up to a FB message from our cousin telling us that she’s having a last minute party for her little princess turning 3.   Although we were planning to go for a run, we immediately thought the same thing and raced to the Gap to buy her a DVF for Gap outfit!!!  Yay, mission accomplished!  Hmmm…in case you were wondering, no we didn’t go for a run, we walked really fast in the mall to get a workout…ha ha. 

We eneded the weekend with a mom and daughter shopping trip to the mall, hence the fitting rooms pictures.  We’re still a bit shy about taking pictures outside…baby steps, baby steps.

Have a great week!



On Di – Top: F21 (similar), Jeans: Asos, Shoes: Target, Necklace: H&M,

On Cat –  Shoes: Tom’s, Jeans: Jessica Simpson (similar)  , Top:  F21,  Blazer:  Zync



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Pop of Neon

If you follow us on twitter, you may have seen the makings of this necklace.  It was a little DIY project inspired by Geneva from a Pair and a Spare…she’s so creative, I don’t know how she comes up with this stuff but I’m obsessed.  Here is the finished product!

BTW, I’m in love with my new Cambridge Satchel Bag.  Frank go it for me for Valentine’s Day 🙂

Top: Zara, Pants: H&M, Necklace: F21 (spraypainted neon), Coat: Banana Republic,

Bag: Cambridge Satchel Copany via Bloomingdales


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Office Flowers

This is the warmest February in NYC that I can remember.   I’m totally in love with this weather and bringing out some of my spring pieces to prove it  🙂

Are you wearing spring items yet?


Top: Zara

Skirt: Anthropologie (old)

Belt: Target

Shoes: Calvin Klein

Blazer: H&M

Watch: Michelle


Excuse the super pale legs!!!!


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What A Difference A Blazer Makes

Nothing polishes a look off, like a blazer.

Since I came to this realization, I’ve been trying to build up the blazer selection in my closet.  Yesterday, while at one of my favorite stores, Annie Sez, I came across this gorgeous Laundry by Shelli Segal bouclé blazer and was immediately in love.  The retail price was $245, but I was able to scoop it up (after many markdowns) for only $44.98!  Considering that I already put it to use, I think it was a great investment.

Now, the outfit on the left is from this post a few months ago, and today I pretty much took that exact outfit, swapped the opaque tights for textured ones and added the bouclé blazer.  What do you think? Big difference, right?


Blazer: Laundry by Shelli Segal (purchased at Annie Sez)

Textured Tights: Target

Note (1): For those of you in the northeast, Annie Sez is a goldmine and you should get to your local one right away. They have designer brands at discount prices and they constantly send out e-mail coupons for significant discounts.  I even spotted some Chanel purses at my local Annie Sez the other day — while still out of my price range, the discount was impressive.  (I’m mentioning this store because of my extreme love for it.  I am not being compensated in any way.)

Note (2): If you enjoy the occasional fashion faux pas — check out the pic below to see mine from today. Haha! I’m so silly.


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