Over the weekend, I went to Orlando for the BlogHer 2017 conference with a few of my blogger friends. While being in Orlando, we took some time to experience the Disney Magic, and went to Walt Disney World. The Disney theme parks are a magical place. I got myself the iconic Minnie ears headband and embarked on walking into the parks. We started by going to Animal Kingdom and trying out, the new Pandora area base on the Avatar movies. A truly must see for anyone. This is probably one of the most amazing virtual rides I have been on. Then we hoped to Magic Kingdom, where we snapped these pictures.
For this post, I am teaming up with Famous Footwear and their new campaign challenging everyone to #stepforward by championing their confidence to be their best self. I stepforward, everyday by pushing myself to try and do new things. In my artwork, you can see that I typically use paper as my canvas, it is what makes me feel more comfortable, but art can be expressed in different canvases. I just have to add some lines and brushstrokes on different mediums, like these Adidas Baseline Sneakers, and create an unique pair.
I think I haven’t seen a magic show since I was a kid. I like the idea of illusions and such, so I was delighted when I was invited to the Faena Theater to see Kevin & Caruso’s Magique. This is a show for all ages, and trust me I went in thinking this was going to be a few magic card tricks that I could figure out, but I have to say it was a very surprising night.
I took a quick 24 hour trip to Portland, Maine, to see a little snow and eat some yummy lobsters. I love the idea of being in a place for just a day, because you have to quickly move around and see as much as possible and visit the right places to feel the sense of the town or city that I am traveling to.
I’m really not a person that wears to many prints, yet alone leopard, but while pulling looks for a client, I found this bright red leopard dress and I fell in love with it. Of course, I knew that for me to feel confident wearing it out, and not have people starting at me, New York was the place to do it. Because I was wearing this outfit during New York fashion week, I decided to opt for sneakers, as I was going to be running around all day in between shows and you know me and comfort.
It is Breast Cancer Awareness month. For a third year in a row, I am collaborating with Bloomingdale’s and the movement created by Annie Vazquez from The Fashion Poet, along with 30 more Miami fashion bloggers. To come together and work on the Bloggers Against Breast Cancer campaign. This time around we are promoting the Stand up to Breast Cancer Sweatshirt, created by fashion illustrator artist Donald Robertson and Alternative, to raise funs and promote awareness for this great cause. It is so amazing to see that as a community, we the Miami bloggers can come together and be part of such a fantastic campaign, all of us being so different, it is always cool to see how each blogger styles themselves.
Transitioning to Fall Fashion in Miami is very tricky. We are in September and it is still very warm here in South Florida, but in the essence of wanting to wear boots and darker colors and looking like there is another season here, you have to resort to tweaks to your outfit. Here is one tip I follow, I opt for a light weight fabric. Like this black ribbed cotton tank dress. The thin fabric helps for sure to transpire in this weather and it is great because its airy and comfy, also you still can’t wear anything lined yet without melting away. I wore it with over the knee high boots and a wide brim black fedora hat, that has been sitting for a few months in my closet looking for a chance to be worn.
There is a thing of wearing white, it looks so nice and delicate, and with the right fabrics it looks fancy. I found this sheer white dress, while bargain shopping at TJMaxx and loved the fabric, it has a mesh style finish with embroidered leaves, and a silky nude slip underneath. I styled it with bright red pumps to shy away of it looking to much like a sleepwear piece. Also I opted for a white crossbody bag with a few fringes, to complete the look. My hair was a mess, as the South Florida humidity got the best of me, so I decided to put it up, on a half knot do’. I just did a quick half ponytail and wrapped it into a bun, and pinned it securely. Which worked well to control somewhat the frizziness that my hair had gotten due to the extreme heat and the proximity to the beach.
Because it is scorching hot outside. I have to say, that this has been the hottest summer I have endure so far, while living in Miami. To make it work and not melt, for the casual days, I have resorted to wear thin fabrics like silk or jersey for a perfect summer dressing. That is why I bought a bunch of slips and t-shirt dresses, that sometimes look more like a beach cover up (due to their skimpy skirt length), but they are comfy and breathable, just what I need.
I wore this outfit during Miami Fashion Swimweek as most of the events where outside. I love that this outfit is just simple and minimalistic and along with color blocked flat sandals and a color block straw boater hat, it makes this outfit complete.
Thirteen years ago, I came to this country, the land of dreams. I have been able to grow roots in this country and work on the career I studied and even explore new paths (blogging and fashion illustrations), these are things that I never thought I would have the opportunity to accomplish, but I was able to do that in the USA. And I am very grateful. So on America’s day I wanted to celebrate and wear it’s founding colors, Red, White and Blue. So here I am sharing the outfit that I wore to do the all american thing and went to a BBQ, had a burger and waited to see the fireworks by the bay.