Never say never

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 Summer wasn't even close when the first "summer must-haves wishlists" started to appear in many fashion blogs. Most of those featured pompoms, tassels, espadrilles, and straw hats & bags. All things that I swear I would never wear ... but here I am again, a living proof that when it comes to fashion you can't never say never. My hat is not only made of straw it also is decorated with pompons and tassels. Extra points for me!
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Verano todavia estaba lejos de llegar cuando comenzaron a verse en algunos blogs las listas de escenciales de verano entre las que nunca faltaban los pompones, flecos, y sobre todo las bolsas y sombreros de paja. Cada vez que me encontraba con un post asi me decia : "yo nunca me voy a poner un sombrero de paja". Pero aqui estoy nuevamente contradiciendome y siento la prueba perfecta de que nunca hay que decir nunca. Mi sombrero no solo es de paja, tambien tiene pompones y flecos. Puntos extra para mi !



Hat/sombrero: Forever 21 (just $18) - similar | Top: Zara - similar - similar | shorts : forever 21 - similar | Shoes/zapatos : similar - similar | Bag/Bolsa : Stella & Dot - similar | Rings/anillos (c/o) : Rosegal ($4)  - similar


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straw-hat-summer-outfit


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 photography: Eric Alanis



How to spice up your summer w/ Clamato and Walmart

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Summer has arrived! It is my favorite season of the year because the weather is nicer, the days last longer and people looks happier. These days are perfect to be outside spending time with friends and family, and of course eating and drinking delicious stuff.


This season also brings back a lot of memories for me. I grew up in a city where is summer all year long, and I was surrounded by a lot of family and close friends who would always get together for any reason in particular. The one drink we would always have in our get togethers were Clamato micheladas. They are my favorite drink, specially when my dad makes them, His are amazing! This spicy and refreshing drink is perfect for those hot summer days. Luckily for you I know my dad's authentic Mexican Clamato michelada recipe, and just because National Michelada's day is around the corner. I'll share it with you.


For this recipe you'll need : Salt, lemon, english sauce, tabasco sauce, chilli powder, your favorite beer and of course Clamato Original Flavor. I went to my neighborhood walmart to get my ingredients and I found the Clamato on the Juice Aisle. While I was there I also picked some Seafood and Shrimp salad from their Deli , and called some friends on my way back for an impromptu backyard picnic at my house. After all, It's summer and National Michelada's day needed to be celebrated! 



The Authentic Clamato Michelada
 1. Combine salt and chili powder in a shallow dish. Run a lime wedge along the rim of glass and dip into the salt mixture.
 2. Pour 1 cup of Clamato Original Flavor in the glass
 3. Add the juice of two limes,1 tablespoon of english sauce, 1 teaspoon of tabasco sauce ( or a little bit more if you like spicy), and salt to taste. Mix it up.
4. Chill your mix with 3or 4 cubes of ice
5. Fill the rest of the glass with your favorite beer
6. Enjoy!


Drinking a refreshing michelada is my favorite way to spice up my summer. Have you tried them before? If not, let me tell you , you're missing out. Make sure to visit Mi Michelada match website fore more Michelada recipes and pairings.

The Wrap dress

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A wrap dress is definitely THE #1 dress. It is flatering for every type of body,  perfect for any ocassion, easy to get into and easier to get out of ;) I've been looking for a sleveless wrap dress for several months and I was thrilled when I found this one (for less than $20) In Dresslily a couple weeks ago. I have to admit that everytime I order from an overseas store I get really worried that what I'll get won't be what I'm expecting or it won't fit (remember asian sizes run small), but so far this store hasn't dissapointed me. The only downside is the shipping time This dress took about 2 weeks to arrive, but the wait was totally worth it because I just love it. Sadly this one is not available anymore but I'll link some similar ones from the same store and others in the description! What do you think about this type of dresses?
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El "wrap dress" o vestido cruzado aparte de ser halagador para cualquier tipo de cuerpo, tambien es super versatil y perfecto para cada ocasion. Yo llevaba bastante tiempo buscando uno sin mangas y me puse super contenta cuando encontre este que llevo hoy (y por menos de $20) en Dresslily. Tengo que admitir que siempre que pido ropa en alguna de estas tiendas "chinas"  me preocupa un poco que lo que me llegue no se parezca nada a lo que venia en la foto, o que la ropa no me quede, porque por lo regular la ropa viene chica (siempre pido todo en Grande o extra grande) , Hasta ahora nunca he tenido problemas de este tipo,  y lo unico por lo que podria quejarme es por el tiempo de envio, por ejemplo este vestido tardo como 2 semanas en llegar, pero la espera valio la pena para mi. Lo malo es que ahora este vestido ya no este disponible en la tienda, pero en caso que les haya gustado puse algunos de esta misma tienda o similares precios en la descripcion. 


Dress/vestido (c/o) : Dresslily - similar - similar | Shirt/playera : H&M  | Shoes/zapatos : Payless - similar - similar (same rose gold color) | Earrings/aretes : Forever21 (set of 15 for $6)  | Sunglasses/lentes: H&M  | Bag/Bolsa : Similar - similar | Scarf/panuelo (c/o) : Zaful - similar





 photography: Eric Alanis




More Stripes

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If you have been reading me for a while you may alredy know how much I love basic and versatile pieces. On my last post I was talking about my two favorite basics, so today  It felt appropiate to talk about another must have of mine: The stripes shirt. This one is a great alternative to the classic striped tee, just a little bit dressier. It is another one of those pieces that will effortlessy take you from the office to a casual date, since it can be easily dressed down paired with shorts or boyfriend jeans for a chic casual look. Are you a striped shirt lover? I am!
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En el post anterior les hablaba de dos de mis prendas basicas preferidas, y hoy les quiero platicar de otro de mis favoritos: la camisa a rayas. Esta camisa no es nada mas que ua alternativa de la clasica playera de rayas pero un poquito de "vestir"". Es una de esas prendas que puedes llevar de la oficina a una reunion con amigos sin ningun prolema, ya que al llevarse en conjunto con shorts o pantalones mezclilla se hace mucho mas casual. Tu que piensas de las camisas de rayas? A mi me encantan!

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Shorts: Forever21 - similar | Shirt/camisa: Dresslink(old) - similar | Boots/botas : similar - similar | Bag/bolsa: Rebecca Minkoff mini MAC - similar | Bracelet/pulsera: Zaful (gifted) - similar | Necklace/Collar - Gorjana - similar

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 Photography: Eric Alanis

Nothing but basics

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Trends come and go, but basic pieces like a white t-shirt or our beloved jeans are here to stay. Basics are not only extremelly  versatile, in most cases they are affordable as well, making them a great choice for those who like to dress on a budget.  The perfect example of this is my outfit which is a combo of basic pieces, and the total prize for everything (besides the bag) was less than $30. My white t-shirt is from h&m and I usually get them in bulk when they have their 2x$10 promo. My jeans were thrifted and probably no more than $2, the bandana was only $1 and last but not least my mules were less than $15 from AMIclubwear. Find HERE my complete list of places where you can shop in a budget.
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Las modas vienen y van pero las prendas basicas como una playera blanca o nuestros pantalones de mezcilla favoritos estan aqui para quedarse. Los basicos no solo son super versatiles, en muchas ocasiones son tambien bastante economicos. Un ejemplo perfecto de esto es mi outfit d hoy, que es una combinacion de prendas basicas y el costo total por todo (menos la bolsa) es menos de $30. Mi playera blanca es de H&M y por lo regular las compro en 2x&10, los jeans son de una tienda de segunda y los compre por menos de $2, la bandana costo $1 en una ferreteria, y por ultimo los zapatos son de AMIClubwear y estan en menos de $15. Si quieren saber cuales son mis tiendas favoritas les recomiendo que lean este post.

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shirt/playera: HM | Bandana: similar - similar | jeans (thrifted) : similar - similar | shoes/zapatos (gifted) : AMIclubwear - similar - similar | bracelet/pulsera: Park Lane jewelry - similar | Bag/bolsa: Rebecca Minkoff micro avery tote via Shopbop - similar


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mom-jeans-outfit


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mom-jeans-outfit





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