May 1, 2012

Expanding my wings

Recently, I wrote an article for which is  an online community for newlyweds. Here is the link to the article: Finding your place in a new town

Please, check the above link out and leave me some feedback. I appreciate all your support and love.

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April 5, 2012

Fireplace Paint Job

The first thing I knew I had to do as soon as we moved into our condo was to change the wall color around our fireplace. The previous owner had painted it a very interesting shade of orange/rust that had sheen in it so it changed colors when the sun would hit it... not exactly my style for wall paint in my living room. 

For now, I am keeping the fireplace simple so that I can add more personality to it later once we have the rest of the living room finished.

Here are the before and after pictures: 


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March 23, 2012

Outfit Rundown

Vintage D&G Sunglasses 
My Handmade Swarovski and Gold Dragonfly Necklace
Gold H&M Chain Necklace
Anne Klein Dual Tone Watch
Vintage Bracelets
Wedding Rings
Forever21 Sweater 
French Chic by L Blazer 
H&M Skinny Jeans
H&M Belt
Bandolino Flats
Kate Spade Handbag

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March 21, 2012

Three Things

Experimenting with chocolate filled cupcakes!
M cooking yummy V-day dinner for us <3
Breakfast in bed for M. Husbands need some pampering too =)

In my home, there is always something yummy to eat... as you can tell by the pictures above. Three pictures that make me smile. What small things makes you happy from day to day?

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March 20, 2012

Inspire me

I love vintage inspirations and flea market treasures. This video on Vimeo that features Coco Rocha inspires me even more to go on a hunt for treasures that can be recycled and reused. Especially since I recently moved into a new condo with my husband and am in the process of decorating our place. My one goal is to only bring in the things I truly love and are timeless. Since we are on a  budget the process of decorating is a bit slow, but I don't mind because I would rather get quality things rather than filling up our place in a month with junk I will want to throw out in a year. You get what I mean?! ;-) So, flea markets, yard sales, and thrift stores... here we come!! If I do find something vintage for our place I will definitely share it with you guys.

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March 19, 2012

Outfit Rundown

H&M Necklace
Anne Klein Dual Tone Watch
Vintage Bracelets
Wedding Rings
Liz Claiborne Leather Handbag
Express Cashmere Sweater
Dotori Jacket
H&M Skinny Jeans

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March 10, 2012

Keep Calm And Carry On

The story of the recently famous phrase "Keep Calm And Carry On". Enjoy!

Lately, you see this phrase everywhere, on t-shirts, books, bags, cell phone covers.

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March 9, 2012

Zara Plaited Leather Shopper Bag Review

I first saw this bag on Zara's website last month and after a week or two of indecisiveness I decided to just purchase the Plaited Leather Shopper bag. So, before I start my review on the bag, here are few facts from the Zara website: 
  • The bag costs 149 US Dollars.
  • The measurements are 12x17x9 Inches. 
  • The exterior is 100% Buffalo leather. 
  • It comes in Brown, Blue, Black, Cream, and Red colors (depending on what's available).
Now, here are my thoughts about this bag: the delivery process was quick and it came to my home in about a week. It was placed in a big brown Zara box that was covered with a blue plastic bag for shipping.

As soon as I opened the bag I was a little surprised by the size of the bag; which partly was my fault because I didn't consider the measurements on their website properly since I had seen some celebrities carrying this bag in pictures online and it didn't seem that large. I was however pleased with the look of the bag. I liked the handles and the hardware and how sturdy the bag felt. Another plus was the shoulder strap that comes in handy with big bags because you tend to carry a lot of things in them and they get heavy. By the end of the day it would be nice to carry it on your shoulder and not have to carry it on your arm.

As I took it out of the bag and started inspecting, I realized that the bag was not lined and just had a detachable pouch inside of it; which I did not like. I like it when bags are lined so you can clean them if you spill something or if your lipstick comes out of it's tube. In this case, the interior leather would be ruined or a major pain to get the stain out. Another very important thing I didn't like about the bag was the detachable cotton pouch; which came undo and fell inside the bag every time I filled it with just few of my belongings. I'm not sure if I got a faulty bag or if all pouches are designed that way. This leaves me to believe that the only way to use this bag would be to keep my stuff in the bag and not use the cotton pouch. Another thing I didn't like about the bag was the leather. I know it's 100% buffalo leather and from the outside I think it's fine, but from the inside because it's not lined, felt very cheap and plasticy. My husband jokingly calls it the tupperware bag.

Overall, I was disappointed with my purchase and would not recommend this bag... unless of course you like your bag to be extra-large and don't mind the usless pouch situation. For those who travel a lot this could work as a carry on? But for me this was just a waste of money and I'm seriously considering returning it. In case you still want to buy it, please click away. =) 

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March 6, 2012

70% Off at Kate Spade online

Kate Spade is one of my favorite brands and when I received an email from them in regards to their 70% off Sample Sale I was ecstatic. Without wasting any time I ordered one of their fabulous handbags and now am patiently waiting for it to be delivered to my house. Meanwhile, I wanted to share this great offer with all my readers!! Click here to go to the Kate Spade sample sale. Enjoy! 

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March 2, 2012

Etsy: Orange Dress

It was love at first sight...

Sexy Party Dress

As soon as I saw this dress, I knew I was going to love it. It has all the components that I adore in a winter dress (although it's advertised as a spring dress): full sleeved, sleek fit, hits right below the knees. And for 69 dollars, this handmade beauty is a steal!!! Don't you think so? You can buy this dress here. They also sell it in blue here. Hope you like it as much as I did! =)

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