Beach Essentials from Zaful!

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As summer is nearing to an end, there's still a couple more weeks to enjoy! I know I just got back from the beach, but I'm already planning another trip in a couple weeks with my boyfriend. I definitely will be needing a new swimsuit and right now I'm currently eyeing these swimsuits from 'Zaful', so cute, and at such an amazing price! I'm also thinking about trying out the off the shoulder bikini; of course I've gotten tops with that trend, but I have yet to try it out in a bikini style. I currently have these two on my wish list! Aren't they adorable?!

A few other things I'm eyeing to take along with me to the beach are:

--> this super cute crop top to pair with high-waisted shorts!

-->  and this super cute summer dress for walking around and having dinner.
and lastly of course, I need a simple bag to carry around that isn't too big or bulky, we're at the beach, simplicity is in full mode! I fell in love with this simple grey bag, you can carry it as a handbag or as a shoulder bag, my favorite, because I never know how I'll be feeling that day!

There is so much to choose from on their site and for all occasions, you definitely will find something! As a thank you and to help you feel fabulous and fancy all summer Zaful is offering all my readers a 10% off code, to discover all the newest summer arrivals!
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Beach Weekend

3:10 PM

My bosses decided to close our work this weekend and go on a beach trip getaway! Sometimes I forget how wonderful, and beautiful it is to live so close to a beach. I don't take enough advantage of it. I remember the other day watching a movie, it was about a girl who lived somewhere in the mid-west and she dreamed of the ocean, and how free and beautiful it made her feel, and I thought, some people actually don't live anywhere near a body of water!! They go there lives without being able to drive an hour away and go feel the fresh cool island breeze, sand on your toes, and sandy damp hair, how crazy! As I grow up, I'm learning to love my hometown and where I live, we live in such a great location, and the culture is so pure. It really was a relaxing weekend, full of laughs, sun, tans, and too much vodka. Here's to the end of summer!

{shop my look, click HERE}


What's New Friday?!

3:36 PM

It's July already, where is the summer going (besides extremely fast)!? Here are a few things I've snagged over the last two weeks at different places. I was in need of some simple black mules, I know I didn't have any, and I found these at Target {linked them below} they are super comfortable and I love them with dark skinny denims. Lately I've been all about matching my purse to my outfits, I go through phases of this, where I want to match, then I get tired of transferring everything from one purse to the next, so I stop; but as of now though, I am back in this mood, and realized I didn't have a simple black purse (to match my mules) so I found this one at Old Navy {linked below}, I'm real into shoulder bag, so this one is light-weight and perfect. The studded nude sandals pictured above are from my work, Shop 112, we received them in nude and black, and I INSTANTLY feel in love with the nude, so perfect for summer and to transfer into the fall season. I couldn't find a link for the exact sandal but the brand is "cityclassified". Lastly, as mentioned in a previous post, I'm very into big statement earrings, so ball drop earrings are a must! I linked a few similar styles below, but I feel now, you can find different colors of these earrings almost anywhere, so fun to any outfit!

                       Click below to shop!              


Feeling lost in your 20s.

3:26 PM

Hitting 25, I'm realizing I'm not an adult, ha! When I was 16, I remember thinking when I'm in my 20s, I'm going to have my own house, have a career going on, maybe start a family, get married. . . but now that I'm 25, I'm like whoa, I still feel like a kid?! Is this what being an adult is? Being a lost big kid trying to figure things out. I feel like in life there is an order to things, or maybe being mexican, the culture has a certain expectation. . . you finish high school, go to college, get a career, get married, have kids. . . and so on. Then at family gatherings, being 25 and still not married, your grandparents and family members start asking when are you getting married? Didn't you graduate college? When are you going to put your degree to use? It starts to become overwhelming, and makes you feel like a failure. Although, I do have my degree, and have been graduated for 2 years now, 
it's 2017, things are changing
I feel people my age are wanting to do different things now! We aren't following the traditional route our parents took, we are waiting longer to have kids, waiting longer to get married, traveling, learning and following our own route. A little about me, I do have my certifications to teach as a background to fall on in case I want to go that route, I want to specialize in "special education" because that's where my heart lies, my degree is in 'rehabilitation', so I studied the different disabilities and am more familiar with that population. Although, I have that as my background, I am currently working with fashion at a local boutique in my hometown. I love my job so much, I love taking photos, I love putting outfits together, I love blogging, and I love helping people put outfits together for events they have coming up. 
My job is planning on expanding and were getting bigger as a company, and to grow with them would be so fun! I'm soon going to be apart of the social media team with Shop 112, and our social media is very well known! So this all feels so ideal to me. 
I feel I'm meant to be out there, and am supposed to do different things
sometimes I'm not sure I'm meant to be cooped up in a classroom all day hidden from the world. I want to influence people but differently, I want to influence via fashion and expression. Sometimes I feel very happy doing what I'm doing but in the back of my head, I still get nervous and feel I don't amount up to other people's eyes, because I don't have a "real" career. I know I still live at home with my mom and brother, and that also adds to the factors of pressure that I don't have my own place even though I'm already 25. Although, all these things float around my head, I remember I need to make myself happy, and that my happiness is most important. 
I think what's meant to be will be, and what is meant for me, will fall into place. Although, it might take time, and is going to be a different plan from everyone else, it will be MY plan, and I need to realize that. 
Everyone is meant to do something in their life, and it's okay if we all do different things, we shouldn't judge one person for doing one thing with their life while someone else is doing something completely different. 
Through all this, I feel being in your 20s is about finding yourself, and seeing what your supposed to do. I love that I am learning more things about myself, and what I like, what I enjoy, what makes me nervous, what gets me mad . . . I love getting to know me, and feeling less lost about myself. Although I sometimes feel like I'm the only one who doesn't know what I want to do "when I grow up", I recently met up with some former school colleagues, and some are just as lost as I am! It felt nice to not be alone, and can relate to other people my age. 
On another factor, I feel social media also contributes to having stress about our lives, we obviously only post the good stuff about ourselves, so us seeing other people and the "goodness" in their lives, it makes us feel like "less", because we only see the good of other people, 
but not their struggles that go on behind the scenes.
In the end, I need to remember that things are changing, and traditions are changing too. It's okay if I don't have a family by my mid-twenties, or that my career choice isn't what my friends are choosing, I'm doing what makes ME happy! I always hear people choose a profession then complain constantly, and I don't want that to be my life . . . I want to be happy, and enjoy what I do. So here's to the rest of my twenties . . . figuring stuff out and working on MY happiness.


Current Fav Earrings!

9:36 PM

Right now I'm COMPLETELY into statement earrings, the bigger the better! I love tassel ones, dangle ones, fuzzy ones, shiny ones, bright ones, give me all the earrings please. These earrings can make any simple outfit pop, and they are perfect with hair down or up, either way, they are going to be an eye catcher. I'm going to show you my favorite picks and where you can find them! 

Tassel Earrings
click the colors below to shop the earrings pictured above!

Ball Drop Earrings
click the color below to shop the earrings pictured above!

Kendra Scott Earrings
all earrings above can be found at Kendra Scott website


Round-up of my favs and where you can find them!

3:20 PM

White Ruffles!
This top was SOOOO fun to wear! I love the simplicity it has and how versatile it can be. So many options to wear this and it is really breezy, perfect for the summer time! Here are a couple of similar tops to the one I'm wearing and where you can get them! Just click the link:
{shop my look with these links} ⇉ HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE

Simple White Button-Up
It took me a while before I found a nice, decent, not boyish-looking white button-up. I have a very short stature, so some made me look too "box-y" while others were too long, and some felt too "waitress-y". I came across this one at my work, a boutique in McAllen, TX, and I love it, it is what I needed in my life. You can find some similar ones here:
{shop my look with these links} ⇉ HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE

Denim Gauchos
If I could I would wear these denims everyday, like honestly, I mean everyday, haha. They are SOO comfortable and add so much flare to any outfit, also dig how they give me those 70's vibes, so fun. I purchased these at Target, and am looking for another pair in maybe a lighter wash. So you can get my exact pair at Target or I found a couple of similar pairs:
{shop my look with these links} ⇉ HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE

Low-Heel Mules
I was always skeptic with low-heeled mules because I felt "grandma vibes" often with certain styles and it took me a while before I bought myself a pair. Now that I own some of my own, I'm so glad I finally bought some, because they are extremely comfortable and add just a little height to you (which in my case,  I need all the height I can get). I got some blush pink ones, and they add such a delicate touch to my outfits. I purchased mine at Shop 112, where we have these blush ones, as well as black, but you can get yourself a similar pair:
{shop my look with these links} ⇉ HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE

Ring Handle Handbag
As soon as I saw this style of handbag come out, I knew I needed one! I know there has been different styles of ring handle handbags in the past, but I love the modern style that is being out now. I love the unique look it has, and holding the handle is oddly fun? It adds chic-ness to any simple outfit, and mine also comes with a shoulder strap you can add or remove. I got my version of this bag at Forever 21, but similar styles you can get here:
{shop my look with these links} ⇉ HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE

I hope you all enjoyed my picks and how you too can get my style as well! Thank you for always reading and if you have any requests, comment below or message/comment on my instagram as always!


Shop 112 Picks: Brights for Spring!

4:12 PM

This week I'm really feeling the spring vibes with our new arrivals at the shop. SO MUCH florals is all I can say. . . along with cute rompers, fun dresses, and statement pieces that are sure to turn heads! I'm loving the bright yellow also for spring, normally yellow isn't in my closet but I'm definitely going to change that this season and well on into summer. Aside from florals, off the shoulder trend still seems to be going strong, so we still are receiving a ton of those! Rompers, I have a love/somewhat dislike (?) relationship with them. LOVE: they are easy to wear, you don't have to worry about matching a top or bottom, just slip it up and go! HATE: going to the restroom, ladies, you know what I mean!! Regardless, I still buy them because they are always so cute, and so effortless. All these pieces will be available next Thursday (4/6)!


Spring Evening Outfits.

12:04 AM

I'm currently trying to evolve my style to be more daring... wear something I normally wouldn't wear, sport a shoe in a crazy color, wear that puffy shirt. I want to be different, I want to stand out, I want to inspire, I want people to know they can wear what you want to wear, be different, and to be yourself. It's so fun, when someone says you inspired them or they want to go get an article of clothing you own so they can have it themselves! I love fashion so much, what a great way to express yourself!

Links to outfits below:

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Spring Time Inspiration with iRazoo!

2:52 PM

Summer Colors!
Statement Skirts!
Floral Dresses!
Palm Tree Tee's!
Spring starts officially next week, which my friends at iRazoo and I are so excited about! We were talking about things to do on rainy days, their easy paid surveys, refer a friend program and overall springtime and inspiration tips, which got me even more excited about my Springtime Inspo!and it's time to update our wardrobe from winter dullness to fun colorful spring wear! Here are some currents I'm loving for my spring wardrobe:

+ Shoes - mules, bright flats, and colorful sandals 
+ Statement Skirts - designs, colors, long, short
+ Linens - 2-pieces, pants, shorts
+ Floral Dresses - short, long, midi
+ Fun Tee's - any fun design! palm trees, lemons, & polka dots

Shoes: I'm loving colorful flats at the moment, Old Navy has some really great colored sandals and flats at the moment, that's where I got my yellow flats from, pictured above! Also Target has some cute colorful sandals in a variety of fun colors! A trend I recently got into and took some time on it, because I was being really picky, is the 'mule' style shoe trend. As for mules, I'm digging the fun styles Forever 21 has to offer. All these styles are also really comfortable and perfect for wearing all day. 
Clothes: Spring style for me is SO fun! The weather still somewhat has a crisp breeze, but the sun is shining, and it's perfect running weather or weather to be outside ( I like running, ha). This spring I'm predicting:
 -fun skirts
- asian-esque style clothing 
- florals (as always)
- pleated skirts
- track style pants 
and as always linen style pants are always a hit, especially perfect for the beach, they're so easy to throw on, and go great with sandals or wedges. I'm seeing more and more pattern tee's come into play too, palm trees are cute, lemons, cactus print, all of them are adorable! All these are great things to purchase for your spring wardrobe, and are very versatile to transition to summer!


Room Inspiration.

2:51 PM

Lately I've been inspired for some revamp in my room. I don't know if I'm entering a new cycle in my life, but I'm ready for the new and I'm looking for inspiration everywhere! I also need to do something about my ridiculous amount of shoe boxes I have laying everywhere in my room (closet is too small to fit anymore pairs) and I have a dresser I could probably get rid of. Hopefully soon, I can show you all what I want to do to display all of my shoes, sometimes I forget what I have, and am surprised when I find a pair I forgot I had! Also plan to very soon buy a new small desk, it's so much easier to blog on a desk rather than on my bed, or if I can't go out to a coffee shop, so a new desk is also in the works! It's raining cats & dogs outside, so I'm drinking an iced soy latte, and am looking up inspo on Pinterest for just what I want to do to my room.

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Dresses with Alessmode!

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Beach Wedding Guest
I love the look of this dress, it has a fancy touch to it, while still being comfortable and casual, this dress would be ideal to attend a wedding at the beach, just pair it with some sandals or wedges, and you've got yourself a perfect look for the occasion. 

Small Outdoor Wedding Dress
This delicate piece is absolutely stunning, the off-the shoulder look is so flattering on any body type, and the lace detail adds that perfect look that suits a wedding dress. The length is perfect to show off a gorgeous heel of your choice, or even a pump in a pop of color for a fun wedding look!

Cocktail Dress
You never know when you're going to get invited to a party that you are going to need a fun cocktail dress! These dresses are great for parties over dinner + drinks, a guest at a wedding, a fancy birthday party at a club, or a night out dancing with your girlfriends! These dresses are definitely bound to turn heads.

Having been in a wedding recently finding a bridesmaid dress that is flattering to all body types, and that every girl likes can be such a challenge! When there's options though, it makes it really easy. Shopping online there's always tons of options and a variety of colors, which makes the hassle not a problem at all!  

On Alessmode finding a dress is a breeze, with SO many options, and dresses for EVERY occasion you can think of, shopping for that perfect dress is absolutely stress free! Check it out yourself, 

*A Few of my Favorite from their site!*