Friday, July 27, 2018

Pleated Skirts All Year Round

We are officially in that time of the year were jeans and pants are too hot to wear. I've loved the pleated skirt trend for years, in fact, this is a really old skirt I got in a little shop in France, and I've been wearing since, in all seasons and with multiple kinds of looks.

Fashion is so versatile and this is one of the thousand reasons why I love it, is your capacity of being creative and feeling inspired what it marks a difference. There are multiple ways of wearing the same piece, just by changing the top and/or accessories, we can always make the whole look seem different in everyone's eyes.

I pulled this look in a casual-chic way by styling it with a summer hat, sneakers and an off-the-shoulder top were I was able to stroll around the city and going for a nice dinner after the photoshoot.

Shooting this look was so fun as I was in a parking/rooftop at 35 degrees with a cotton candy melting in both hands, as you can tell from the picture above I finished super dirty, but totally worth it because it was really entertaining. I hate when photoshoots are boring or you just dress for the picture, for me is all about enjoying the moment and being able to continue my day and running errands like a normal person.

Thanks for reading!
xx. Laura

Monday, July 23, 2018

8 Tips on How to Start the Day with the Best Attitude

Good Morning for the early readers! Today I wanted to share some of my favorite tips on how to start and kick the day with the best attitude.

I got to admit that years before I was not a morning person at all, but as the time went through I started reading books and programs on how to actually being excited of waking up super early,

Let's get started:

1. Try to plan your day the night before. This is essential! In order to keep harmony and your stress levels in a proper way, is very important to know what you will be facing the next day, plus it will make you to organize your time even better. I often plan this on my cellphone or on post it notes so I can remember all my tasks and prioritize them in order of importance.

2. Motivate yourself with a delicious breakfast. I go to bed thinking about next day breakfast, sometimes I leave it ready the night before if I know that I would not have enough time to prepare it. Even though, I love cooking something delicious and a fulfil meal in order to accomplish all the morning duties.

3. Remember to make your bed. It has been scientifically proved that making your bed, lowers your level of stress. Plus, it leads to other many great habits! There is nothing more calm than a tidy space,  remember how something looks, it makes you feel.

4. For those who love to workout, try to start the day by doing exercise. I started doing this once I moved to Canada and I really don't know how I didn't started doing this before because it gives me so much energy!  plus I don't have to think later that I need to go to the gym.

5. Wake up with time! It's so good when you start the day relaxed and with no rush at all. I always set my alarms with enough time to let myself to go to the gym, taking a shower, eating and to get ready for the day.

6. Leave your outfit ready from the night before. This is something that my mom teached me when I started working and it's one of the best tips I have ever heard, sometimes we spend so much time looking for an item that's probably on the laundry room, somewhere else or simply we don't know what to wear! thinking about this will make you save time a lot of time and also you will look much better as you plan your look from the night before.

7.  Try to leave your phone charging and far away from you. There's no better thing that waking up rested and with your phone with 100% of charge. Also, you will not have the chance to snooze and forget your alarm! This had happened to me and is the worst thing! 

8. Listen to positive podcasts and peaceful songs in the early morning. Listening to music or podcasts is something that definitely many of us are used to, this is surely one of the best ways to wake you up and to keep you calm in the morning.

Thank you all for reading! Hope this turns useful for you guys.
x. Laura

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Reasons to start wearing wide-legged jeans

I've been a huge fan of Wide-legged pants for a long time, legs look longer, the outfit looks better so why not? 

Now that denim has taken all over speaking of the most famous trends in fashion, I got to say I'm 
l o v i n g this style way more than before, is really easy to pair this pants and my favorite thing is that they fit in every occasion.

Here 5 main reasons:
1. They're super comfortable: Moving with them is so easy! plus the feeling is way better than wearing normal skinny jeans,  there is no such thing as wearing baggy jeans with style. 

2. From casual to elegant: This is probably one of the things I liked the most of this day, as you can see this was photographed on the daylight when I was wearing sneakers, after this, I transformed my look for dinner with some stilettos.

3. They are rarely seen and so unique: Probably this is not everyone's style... I know that, but I love trying new things, always, seeing myself in different kind of looks is so interesting because you get to learn more on how to mix and match your items inside your wardrobe.

4. So easy to match with any top: The great perk of wearing denim is that you are the queen on what color you decide to wear, jeans match with almost everything... 90% of the times.

5. They are perfect for any shape: You can't go wrong with this style.. my obsession is that with this style legs are for days!

Thank you for reading!
xx. Laura


Sunday, July 8, 2018

Steps to Make a Beautiful Pitaya Bowl

Bowls are such a fulfilling meal, preparing them is so easy, on the go and healthy.

Start the day with a boost of energy:
The first thing to do is to freeze the fruits one night before making your bowl.
You can buy them already frozen or cut them in pieces and just take them to the freezer.
 I often have bananas cut in halves and small pieces of pitaya/pink dragon fruit
if you want the bowl with a consistency of almost an ice cream, it's essential to have the fruits already frozen. 

How to prepare the smoothie bowl:
Ingredients to add inside the blender
- bananas + pitaya (both already frozen and cut into chunks)
- add 4 ice cubes
-  200 ml of almond milk ( or the milk you prefer)
- 1 little spoon of Vanilla extract
- Stevia or Splenda
The toppings:
This is the part where you can be very playful, I always like to add different toppings because I tend to get bored of eating the same things constantly, here I added the following:
- Homemade granola
- Bananas + strawberries
- Shredded coconut
That's all, you can add pieces of protein bars, cheerios, dates,  almonds, chocolate nibs and more fruits to make it bigger... it is so simple and so so good! This is such a good day to fuel up your day

 Eating healthy is so delish! 
x. Laura

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