Thursday, May 24, 2018

Girly Vibes

Every now and then I like to embrace my girly side, I'm usually not one who loves pink but if it's done the right way I'm all for it, like this dress for example, I love the cut outs on the sides and the way it fits and hugs the right places on your body. I always have to add something that's comfortable to my outfits and sometimes a little bad-ass too, in this case I went with sneaks because like I said, comfy. We found this cute house on our way to lunch and I told Matt we had to stop and get some photos of my dress because I just loved how the colors of the dress, the white fence and the tree made it the perfect location for this look. That is usually how we find every location, we're driving somewhere and there it is, our eyes are always noticing the little things and if something calls out to us we stop and take a few shots. In this case it was funny because cars would drive by and beep and someone even yelled at me "Werk it girl" haha so that was an awkward and fun little moment.


Friday, May 18, 2018

You Grow Girl

A couple of weekends ago Matt and I visited the Botanical Garden in Denver and it was just the perfect time to go. Everything was so beautiful, if you know me, you know I adore plants and flowers so I try to visit once every season. I could spend an entire day in this beautiful place and I could honestly go on and on about the many different areas to see, needless to say, if you live in Denver, definitely check it out. It's just such a pretty place to spend the day in, you can even bring a blanket and some snacks to have a picnic and just relax. I thought this was the perfect place to break in my mules and wear what has become my new favorite dress.


Monday, May 14, 2018

Ruff around the edges

We shot this look a couple of weeks ago and I wanted to share it since a few of you reached out via Instagram asking me about this top. I decided to do something a little different with my hair this day and it kind of made me feel like a teenage girl so I have been embracing a little more of my girly side. The top gave me that feel of something romantic so the braid fit the look perfectly. Sometimes I like to play around with my style, I don't like just sticking to one particular niche, I've always had different versions of myself and one way to express those different sides is by putting something on that matches my mood or feelings at the moment. I'd say my style is very eclectic, having been through three different decades I implement something from each one. It all depends on the day and my mood, some days I may be a little be rock n' roll, others I'm more hip hop/streetstyle and then there's my feminine/girly side which comes out usually around Spring/Summer time. 

Bag & shoes: thrift


Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Under Construction

Today I want to share a few things I started doing lately in order to keep myself active and happy. I recently started running again every morning, for a while due to my previous job I had very little time to take care of myself and that led me to feel many different pains and aches in my body. I realized that even though I needed the paycheck, having a job that that was highly stressful was doing my body and soul no good so I knew it was time to change. Now that I have the free time to focus on things that are important I've been trying to stick to a routine every morning and have been moving my body more and just overall practicing some more self care. So many people have such busy lives and even if you don't, for some reason as humans sometimes we put our health second or third when in fact it should be our number one priority. But it's never to late to start caring for yourself, not that I didn't care before, I always try to eat as healthy as I can and drink plenty of water, do yoga in the mornings but I was lacking a bit of more physical activity that sometimes due to the winter months get me unmotivated to get out there and work out. I'm really trying to prepare myself for change, as my birthday is coming up at the end of the month and I always try to reflect and see what changes I need to make and alter the complacency I find myself in. 

After moving here from NYC a place where there is constant change I found myself lacking that in my every day life, I at times feel bored because NYC was such a big place and there was so much to see but then I realized one of the reasons why we came here was to find that peace and quiet we couldn't get in a big city. It's tough also wanting both, my cake and eating it too, except I'm used to a cultural melting pot and the racial division is very apparent every time I go out or in general as the city is growing. I used to blend in to some level in NYC just from the sheer volume of people and buildings but just being myself here makes one feel like a fish out of water at times. It's not to say Denver isn't forward thinking, but as an immigrant who came to the tri-state area and lived for thirteen years it's hard not to miss something as astounding as NYC. Being here threw me for a loop especially when it came to getting dressed and going out because my truest of self is rather grunge - I began to segway from that not even realizing I was losing a huge creative part of myself having left the city. That is no fault to anyone except myself and these are the moments where even the smallest of things of how I represent myself not for others but to who I am truly is what I've been lacking where I needed to jolt myself back to reality and express me regardless of anything. I'm really trying to just live every day for what it is and as I'm getting older I realize the importance of certain aspects in my life and what I need to change in order to become a better version of myself each day. 

Outfit Details

T-shirt, Vintage
Jacket, here
Skirt, here
Belt, here
Sunnies, here
Booties, here 
Bag, thrifted