Thursday, June 27, 2019 / Vancouver, BC, Canada

What to Watch on Netflix This Weekend

Is funny how my Fridays were 5 years ago and how they are now, to be honest, staying home after a long week with a bowl of popcorns to binge-watch movies is one of the things I enjoy the most these days.
Generally, on Fridays, my boyfriend and I take turns when it comes to picking movies and series we want to watch.

 I'm listing all the best things to watch right now:
1. Starting with the cutest movie of all, a Dog Purpose.
2. Followed by a cool comedy with Jennifer Aniston and Adam Sandler, a Murder Mystery.
3. In Family I trust, is a funny Spanish movie.
4. Filmed in Vancouver and San Francisco, Always be my Maybe, is a love story movie.
5. Life Itself is a dramatic/ love story movie.
6. If you watched Us, you need to watch Get Out.
7. Friend Request, if you love horror movies, you need to watch this one.
8. Walk. Ride Rodeo is inspired in a true life story of a teenager who pursues her dreams after having an accident that leaves her paralytic.
9. Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile. Zac Efron starred the life of Ted Bundy - America's horror serial killer. 
10. What the Health, is a shocking documentary that emphasizes on the damages of consuming meat and dairy products. This documentary actually changed a lot of things in my diet, is very impressive.

Tuesday, June 25, 2019 / Vancouver, BC, Canada

Spring Transition Looks For Day and Night

I took these pictures on Saturday which is busy days for me usually, I wake up to make breakfast and then I get ready for a long day. I try to use my weekend time very wisely, I spare time between my blog, friends, boyfriend, and running my own personal errands, this usually involves shopping for groceries, picking up mailboxes, attending to events, taking pictures, etc.

 Whenever I know my day is going to be hectic, I brainstorm all the things I need to get done in one day (bullet points on my notes are crucial!) 
I like to keep everything written down so I don't forget anything, including an outfit that I can easily modify day/night in order to accomplish everything that's on my plate without complications.

Planning ahead your schedule is essential, I usually have my memo notes with me, but setting alarms is also a good task to avoid forgetting things, like take the heels with you, that top, etc.

For the Early Starters:
One thing I have been doing for a year or so is to make sure I'm comfortable with my makeup and hair, so what I usually do is:

Hair and Makeup Hacks
- I like to style my hair with waves because it makes me look so well put together, I just always need to make sure to use a strong hairspray to make it last long enough from the early morning to late hours.
- As I mentioned previously, I always plan ahead my days so when I know I'm going to have a long day I usually apply a face peel the night before to protect my pores for the next day.
- Use a primer + fixing spray, an essential if you want to keep your makeup all day long. This is a complete life-saver! and there are so many great ones in the market.
I'm linking some options down below

Outfit Hacks
Play between neutrals
Why? I will give you 8 reasons

1. Everything will match 

2. You can easily stand out other colors/items like my mustard top to set an example vs the previous all-white look that I wore for the day.

3. Wear it in the day, Re-wear it at night? 
No one will notice if you combine the right accessories.
4. Functional for long days.
5. You will spend less time thinking about what to wear later.
6. Less amount of stress, where you can focus on other things and still looking good.
7. It will let you be more creative if you plan it with time. 
This will let you go through all the possible mix and matches you can get from your wardrobe and what pieces do you really need to buy.
8. Neutral colors never run out of Fashion.
Let's put it like this, a neutral piece is like a best friend, always by your side. 
If you need to go shopping and you want to purchase something that's totally out of your comfort zone, you know that you have at home will complement perfectly with that piece you are dreaming about and if you don't have you are going to use it many's money conscious too.

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You love petit bags but you also have so many things?! no biggy.
When you live in a big city and distances are crazy you learn a lot on this, believe me, I have mastered this task so well now that being practical is definitely my thing. 
The solution? I carry an extra bag aside from my purse wherever I go, it doesn't need to be the biggest thing ever 
 I just have to store some essentials as:
- 1 Extra pair of shoes. From flats, heels or sneakers.
-2 Extra Blouse if I'm going somewhere later, an event, meeting, dinner, etc.
-3 Makeup powder and a good lipstick and done, with these 3 things I will survive an entire day away from home and looking on point from head to toe.

You are probably thinking now where am I going to store this extra bag? 
Be witty and explore all your options, from your car,
gym locker (if it's close wherever you are going to), the hotel reception, etc, 

Outfit Details:
Hair Clips: Amazon Fashion
Blazer: Jcrew
Top and Shorts: Zara
Shoes: Bill Blass

Sunday, June 23, 2019 / Vancouver, BC, Canada

Trending: How to Wear Your Boyfriend Shirt

Wearing my boyfriend shirts has been one of the coolest things I have done in my blog history.
 Carlos didn’t expect this at all, men sometimes don't understand our sense of fashion they just go along with it, so showing him that I could look good with his items was part of the plan too. 

Whenever you are struggling with what to wear your brother/dad/boyfriend shirt is the answer.
I honestly enjoyed this so much because there are so many ways of styling an oversized shirt and making a statement and unique outfit from it.

This is a great idea for Summer, I decided on the basic cotton shirt with a blazer to give a nice end to my outfit, I love this casual look because is comfy, light and perfect for the season.

Outfit details
Male Shirt and Sunglasses: Banana Republic
Skirt: Finding July

Now, my favorite item of all is the cotton button-up shirt, I got to say there are tons of ways to style this shirt. 
I made a kind of crop-top as the denim skirt is high waisted and I wanted to create a balance of my figure.
But honestly, you can try to wear it as a light jacket, dress, and the shirt as is just open 3 to 4 buttons with a nice bralette underneath.
Lastly, I wanted to share this styling idea that I'm loving and I recently saw on Marc Jacobs Instagram page featuring Margaret Zhang using the basic bf shirt backward, which is a different and cool idea on how to style a male shirt.


Thursday, June 20, 2019 / Vancouver, BC, Canada

How to Wear Stripes Strategically

We all have been to a point that we don't know what is the right print, texture and even color that fit us best to our body shape.
Truth is, whenever you want to wear stripes there are 3 main rules you need to know:

1. If you want to look Slimmer, Diagonal Stripes are the answer, try to wear the following items:
- Tops
- Dresses
- Skirts
- Shorts
- Pants

2. On another note, Horizontal Stripes will help you to create Balance on your figure, especially:

Horizontal Stripes on top: Will help you to create Harmony if your hips are wider than your shoulders.

Horizontal Stripes on the bottom: This one is totally the opposite from the previous one, if your shoulders are wider than your hips, then wearing a pair of pants, skirt or short will help you to create a harmony of your body shape.

3. If your plan is to look Taller, then you definitely need to wear Vertical Stripes. I'm 5'7,  and I would say that these pants made my legs look way longer than they actually are. Click through the pictures.


Wednesday, June 5, 2019 / Vancouver, BC, Canada

Father's Day Gift Guide 2019

With Father's Day around the corner, I have listed all kind of ideas that every dad will love.
This list is arranged by categories to make it easier for you to shop.

For the Traveler

For the Foodie

For the Geek

For the Fashionista

For The Fit Guy

For Mr. Bossy


Tuesday, June 4, 2019 / Vancouver, BC, Canada

3 Hair Products That You Need To Start Using For a Healthy and Shiny Hair

Have you stopped to think about how many hours in a week do you invest in your hair?
Speaking from myself I would say I spend more than the usual amount as  I love to apply hair masks once a week and doing curls have always been my thing.
With that being said, we also damage it a lot! with all the heat, sometimes we don't even use the proper shampoo!! plus all the contamination and daily tasks we need to do, like exercise to set an example.

So here we are, I decided to do this post because I have been asked a lot even in the streets what do I use to have my hair always looking healthy and shine and well, my routine isn't that complicated as I only have 3 main products that I use very often if not daily.

1. Starting with the Dry Shampoo
I love using the Coconut Miracle Oil from OGX after going to the gym when I'm basically running to get to the office. 
It leaves my hair like clean at least for 1 day and the smell is amazing. 
I won't recommend this shampoo if you have dry hair because this one especially is very dry.
Another great option I love to use is the Coconut Exotic Tropical from Batiste, you won't go wrong with this one because it works wonderfully for all types of hair, although the scent is stronger than the previous one plus I would say my hair looks cleaner for much longer with this shampoo.

2. For your Waves

I started using the Ouai products from a couple of months now and I have been loving them.
In fact, I love to carry the wave spray in my bag because first, the travel size is perfect to carry, I love the beachy effect it gives to my waves, very effortless and it smells incredible.
3. For Straight Hair
As I like to leave my hair to rest during the week, from Monday to Thursday usually I like to keep naturally straight and so, I love to use hair oils on my ends to keep it shiny and healthy.
Two years ago, I got the opportunity to work with a local brand called Redavid, I fell in love with their Orchid Line, which I rebuy because it works incredibly.
The oil that I use after my hair is dry is the Orchid Oil Treatment, it comes in two sizes, I have the smaller one, you don't need to use much of it because it's greasy obviously with one-two drops is more than perfect, you will see the difference immediately. 

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