Thursday, May 30, 2019 / Vancouver, BC, Canada

Summer Style: 5 Ways to Elevate a White Simple Dress

With Summer just around the corner, I wanted to share these 5 tips that will help you visualize how to turn a simple white dress into a classy/trendy look. 

1. Get extra, speaking of your accessories, of course.
Why? This is one of the ways to elevate your look. For example: Look at the big black and gold ring, I personally love how bold yet elegant it looks especially because I don't have too many things going on in this look, also, speaking of it, I decided to include texture which is really important to the outfit so it doesn't look super basic, I added this leather clutch that I'm currently obsessed with as it is very practical and so bold as well.
One last thing, the sunglasses. I tried to pair all my accessories very good here but with an idea of bringing an effortless look overall. I love the contrast of these 3 items together and at the end, the way they paired with all the pieces that I picked for this outfit.
In this post, I styled a classy white dress and turned it into something casual yet sophisticated for any time of the week.

2. Thinking about Shoes:
The greatest thing of wearing a neutral piece is that you can decide the colors, style, and design of any item you want.
I love styling chic dresses with sneakers because it gives an effortless vibe.
Another great thing is that if you have plans for later you will only need to change your shoes and nothing else.

Being practical is everything, there is nothing better than feeling comfortable with what you are wearing, getting all your tasks done within a fashionable way is so doable with the sneaker trend.

3. Now, Speaking of the hair...
Right now, they are so many ways to style your hair, have you seen the hair clip/pin trend? I'm sure you do and I'm so into it, you can create a whole look from this.
I really love curling my hair, I have the T3 Whirl Trio Interchangeable Wand and I love it because I'm able to create a look between waves and curls.
I really wanted to stand out from the regular way I've seen these hair clips before so this is why I pulled my hair to the back and added these clips.

You can find great options here:
Etta Collective
Yes Style

4. Include a Statement Blazer
This fashion- forward item has turned into a big trend nowadays.
The main reason? They are so many ways to style it.
To me, its all about the silhouette, cut and fabric.
I love this one in particular because is in tweed with big and gold buttons so it gives a very sophisticated yet casual end, I've styled it in so many ways, with mom jeans, a pastel look, and all white everything.
Shop the Jacket here 

5. Add motion, but how? 
Although I picked a white simple dress I really wanted to make sure to give a little fun to the outfit, so in this case, pick something that you can get playful around, this can be: any statement sleeves, a nice cleavage, ruffles and or flares.

I have linked some examples at the end of this post.


Tuesday, May 28, 2019 / Vancouver, BC, Canada

5 Ingredient Pancakes You Must Try

Since I've always been a morning girl, I decided to share one of my favorite and calorie wise recipes:
The Energy Boost Pancakes
This recipe will feed up to 2 persons.
Following this recipe is so easy! You will only need 5 main ingredients. 

Let's get started!
For the mixture you will need:
- (2) x 1/4 Cup of egg whites. If you are vegan you can add tofu instead.
- 1/3 Cup of Oatmeal or Oatmeal flour to get a better consistency
- (2) ripped bananas, mashed
- 1/2 Tsp of Cinnamon 
-1/4 Tsp of Baking Powder
Optional Ingredients:
- 1 Scoop of protein powder 
Time and Process:
Mixing all the ingredients shouldn't take more than 5 minutes, 
Start with: Whisking the egg whites until you get them to snow 
Second: Mix the eggs whites carefully with the oatmeal flour, the mashed bananas, cinnamon, baking powder, and the scoop of protein if you have it with you, all these until you get a homogeneous consistency.
Third: With a big spoon start doing big circle shapes to put them after in a frying pan.

How to decorate them:
This process is very optional, I opt to put a layer of greek yogurt on top to make like an appearance of a  "cream",  then I added the sliced bananas with coconut and carob chips as the last step.
and Voilá! Simple, healthy and super delicious!


Monday, May 6, 2019 / Vancouver, BC, Canada

3 Products You Should Try From Pixi Beauty

Being a Pixie ambassador has given me the opportunity to try a big percentage of their products.
Considering the fact that every skin is different, I will speak directly from my point of view.

What type of skin do you have?
 This is the main factor you need to consider before you shop for any beauty product.
My skin type is a combination of dry and oily skin,
With this being considered, is time to move forward!

This product is amazing for dry skin, if you have oily skin please forget about this product.
I received my first bottle during winter and it kept my face hydrated in the cold season, the smell is great, you will the difference after using it for 7 days.

This product is great for eye bags, dark circles, and eye puffiness.
 I've stored mine inside the fridge to get better results, so far I'm very happy using it twice a week.

I love this mask when I get breakouts all of a sudden.
The mud helps you to balance the skin, what this mask does is that it draws out all the impurities after 15 minutes.
The Glow Mud Mask is one of the signature products of Pixie


Zara Favourites: Pants To Live By This Spring

I can't recall the season that I started mixing and matching cool pants around, with summer around the corner I wanted to give you some style ideas to transition from Spring to Summer, these are all under $50.00 which is great!
Zara has been one of my favorite brands whenever I'm trying to get nice and affordable pieces. 
One of the things I have been doing for a while is shopping after or before peak hours start, this is commonly between 11:00am on the weekends or just before they close in the week, I've found that I can avoid all that chaos and actually find better pieces as there are no many customers inside this store.
So here are my favorite pieces under $50.00
 Limited Edition Cropped Pants

The way I styled the Poplin Pants from above


Thursday, May 2, 2019 / Vancouver, BC, Canada

Instagram Deleted My Photos - Story

You will never know how you are going to react to a situation like this until it happens to you.
Just a week ago, Instagram decided to delete 700 and something photos of my feed, including stories and highlights.

This is how it all started:
I remember I was trying to upload a picture that morning when I suddenly received a notification from Instagram asking me for my phone number in order to verify my account, it didn't seem odd at first because it all came from Instagram. Seconds after, I received a text message with my verification code and after that... Boom! hundreds of pictures immediately disappeared! with no explanation and without doing anything wrong.

I got to admit that I did panic at first because of all my current and past collaborations and the time that I've invested in creating content! to me, it didn't make any sense because I've been very loyal when it comes to my following numbers and I did know that there was something going on with the app because I also started receiving many messages from other bloggers saying that they were experiencing the same issue.
 I immediately googled the situation, but nothing up to date came up, my second action was Twitter which gave a better explanation of what it was going on.. a lot of people were also experiencing the same thing! 

DON'T PANIC if this happens to you, no matter your following numbers, if you are a blogger or not, this is called an Instagram Glitch.

The company will "disappear" a big percentage of your content for 48 hours, including some of your Instagram Stories and Highlights. Again, don't stress, this will come back eventually, but you will get shadowbanned for a week, which means that your hashtags will not work. This is very unfair and I've been dealing with this, my reach has decreased and for this reason, I've been trying not to post much until I get this thing off.

I know at least I got my content back but the real point of this situation is that our lives, mood, and career shouldn't depend on one platform. This is why is very good to have Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and your website altogether if this is what you make for a living. If you are a blogger or content creator make sure to have all your files saved, I use Google Drive and Icloud for that.

Another good thing to do now is to request from Instagram a file from all of your posts including videos and Instastories,  Go to the top right of your profile (you will see three lines, then click settings, then head to privacy/settings 
lastly, scroll all the way to the bottom and select download data) 
You will receive everything you have posted including what you or they have deleted.

Let me know if you have any questions
x. Laura
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