It is always wonderful to be invited to a special celebration. Weddings, anniversary dinners or the opening of a friend´s bar are all fun events. They usually turn out to be nights that you will remember for months to come. They also give you the opportunity to go out and treat yourself to a new occasion dress. You can guarantee that there will be a lot of people taking photos and videos, so you do want to look your absolute best. For this kind of event, it is worth spending a little bit of extra cash and treating yourself.
School has started for many kids and for us adults summer Fridays is sadly coming to an end. I’m not ready to kiss these hot days goodbye. To not go into immediate summer withdrawals, I planned a trip to the beautiful island of Dominican Republic. I can already feel the warm beige sand on my feet. However, I ran into a dilemma. My dilemma is my friends and family will like to do a group photo shoot. In honor of Labor Day weekend, and everyone has to wear a blue bathing suit. Luckily for me, Zaful came to my rescue.
What I like about dressing up for the summer is breaking out of my neutral-toned wardrobe. During the colder season, I tend to stray away from anything colorful, jewelry included. If I do wear anything in a brighter hue, I feel as I’m forcing myself to dress differently. While during the summer I gravitate towards the season picturesque setting, and it reflects in my day-to-day wear. My favorite colorful item to help match the summer vibes is earrings. I carefully chose three beautiful earrings you need to secure for your summer wardrobe. Continue reading
Instead of getting tattoos of your favorite painting, you can skip the pain and price with Hot Sox wearable art series…
As an NYC native, attending museums became second nature to me when I was growing up. I remember being one of the few students in elementary school taking long pauses wondering why the artist used a special paint or color. While other kids shrugged off museum lectures, I remember taking as many notes as I could. Art has always been a huge inspiration to me in my writing, the way I dress and in my own personal paintings. Getting to wear a work of art is a spectacular way to pay homage.
Ever felt like you can’t relate to commercial magazines like Cosmopolitan and Vogue? While reading articles like “what to wear” and “how to act” my most often thought is GIRL STOP! After reading dehumanizing articles like that, I look in the mirror with my short stature and natural curls and it reminds me why I gave up on finding any resemblance of myself in those magazines. Thankfully, there is a digital publication called the Girl Mob to save the day. The Girl Mob is a group of NYC living women of color who embrace their culture and do so much to help others.
Whether you’re a fashionista balling on a budget or looking for a hidden gem you probably bid at an online auction before.I know I have a couple of times on Ebay. I usually bid on Ebay by clicking on the drop down menu and select on price shipping: lowest first. Then I wait around for an email to track my bids. I found a new website that has a new shopping bidding experience; the name of the site is Tophatter.
Brujeria, which in English means witchcraft, was taught to me in high school with a book. The teacher assigned “The Crucible” written by Arthur Miller in high school. The purpose of the book is to educate the class about the horrific history of The Salem Witch Trials and the beginnings of structured religion. The tone of the book described an era of fear among the witches, painting a dark and dreary image. Now fast forward to the present, my fellow Latinx millennials and I are digging through family history. While digging through family history we are figuring out aspects of witchcraft that is left out of the book. For many people of color, there is a positive impact in the practice of Brujeria while rediscovering our roots. Continue reading
Being bohemian is more than just a look, is a way of life. Although I don’t dress in the typically patterned maxi dresses, wearing a flower crown on a daily basis, I do believe in the lifestyle.A bohemian is known to indulge most of their time expressing themselves in an artistic way. An artistic way can be painting, writing or music, creating is the forte. Another belief to this lifestyle is living like a nomad. If you’re a traveling nomad like the song Gyspy Woman sung by Crystal Waters or living in the moment, it ends with the same result.You try to live a life without stress, and you take it day by day.
When it comes to dressing bohemian, a real boho girl wouldn’t care about what anyone thinks. She usually wears whatever she wants. However, the fashion world painted a picture for what boho fashion is in a general sense. Continue reading
It’s OFFICIALLY here 2017! A New Year, and we are experiencing a gritty snow storm in NYC.Time to bundle up in your cozy sweaters and Adore Me bras.While you’re bundling up for the winter weekend, do something different.Instead of doing the usual raiding your fridge and going on a Netflix binge, let’s have a different approach to how we’re spending our winter weekends. Instead of being a couch potato (which is ok every once in a while) do something that will keep your mind sharp.
Try to develop a new hobby or continue to flourish one. Pursuing a cool hobby is a great strategy to make your winter weekends eventful.The time spent on creating will be fun, and you wouldn’t feel like you wasted a whole day. You can paint, write poetry or short stories or open your mac book where you can learn how to do a DIY project or practice different makeup looks. If the DIY project or practicing exactly want the difference between a contour brush and a foundation brush is not up your alley, don’t worry there are endless opportunities online.