Ladies and Gents, this skirt is HOTT!
Today I bring you an exciting outfit that I had been dying to show off for a while. I bought this skirt back in March for my birthday but because of some unforeseen circumstances, I was not able to wear it. However, on Friday I told myself that I would finally wear it because it just had been hanging pretty in my closet and looking at it always made me sad ( because I hadn’t worn it). I have to say the amount of people that asked me where I bought was astonishing. My boyfriend gave me the side eye when I told him I was wearing this in public and by the end of the night, he was irritated ( not really more like amused) by the amount of people that stopped me to either compliment me or ask me, “Where did you get that skirt”?
I knew that I wanted a white shirt to go with this skirt because I really wanted the skirt to be the focal point of the outfit. I really did not want to use another color that would have either overshadow the skirt or made the outfit look to costume-y. I also decided to opt for a pair of matching pink ankle straps because they made this outfit look effortlessly chic.
I really hope you all love this look.
Shoes: Michael Antonio // thrifted // Purse: Vintage // Thrifted
Hey loves! As you all may or may not know, I am from Miami, Florida and I love my city dearly. Part of growing up in Miami ( besides the beaches) is the exposure to different latin american cuisines, music and culture.I myself am from Latin America , I am from a Honduras, a country located in Central America. Every last Friday of every month, Calle Ocho which is an avenue (a very long one) located in Little Havana, a predominately Cuban neighborhood, hosts a street festival called Viernes Culturales or Cultural Friday’s where street vendors, musicians and restaurants step out of their enclaves to bring food, music and local souvenirs to locals and tourists. On the same strip, there’s a Dominos park, an ice cream shop, an old school jazz bar ( made new school), a theater and plenty of cigar shops that are all reminiscent of old Cuba. While Calle Ocho is a long avenue, the event is held within a 4 block radius, so you are able to enjoy everything that is offered that evening. Here are some wonderful pictures I took for you all to enjoy. If you ever happen to be in Miami on the last Friday of the month, don’t forget to stop by Calle Ocho in Little Havana. Happy Sunday, Karla.
Paella, a Spanish rice and seafood dish and Maduros ( sweet plantains).
Ball & Chain, a Jazz Bar.
Azucar Ice Cream Company, best ice cream shop in Miami, hands down.
Posing in front of Azucar.
Next to a delicious Cuban bakery
The best of both worlds, Azucar Ice Cream & a Gurkha Cigar
The man behind the lens, my Half-Cuban boyfriend enjoying a cigar with that guy 🙂
Pastels must be the long word for pastries! ( no, its not, but it should). Being a spring baby I can’t help but love pastels. The sweetness of the colors is as tasteful as cupcakes, and like cupcakes, should be worn sparingly. I only say this because lets be honest, as pretty as the colors are ( like white) they get dirty easily and are normally associated with spring. Although, this “rule” this fall season, when pastels were seen all over the runway.
I revolved this outfit around my pants – I really like how flattering they are. I knew I wanted to do pastels, so I paired it with these very pretty blue shirt and my bedazzled Steve Madden Heels. The outcome? I nice mixture of pastels and metallics. Hope you all like!
Trousers: Forever 21
Shoes: Steve Madden
I am a huge fan of denim – hence, I own denim tops, skirts, jeans, shorts and dresses. I love the versatility and the comfortability of the fabric. Denim is the one item in your closet that will NEVER go out of style. I was in the mood for a denim skirt and went I remembered I had this acid wash denim shirt, I knew I just had to sport it.
The one thing I love about this outfit is that it looks sporty. The shirt gives the outfit a very relaxed look, although I am wearing heels. The shoes really pull this outfit together by making it look sporty but the skirt adds that splash of feminine. The combination of the acid wash shirt and the ripped skirt, really play into the sportiness and rustic look of this outfit. I wanted to add a dark pop of color so I opted for my red clutch and bold red lips to really seal this look.
Shoes: Vince Camuto
One of the things that I love about my childhood is that I have so many fond memories of the beach. As a child, my mother would celebrate our birthdays or even Christmas (yes, Christmas) at the beach. Which would explain why I love the beach so much. There is nothing in this world that could compare to the sound of the ocean waves, the smell of the ocean breeze and the feeling of warm sand on your toes. There are a lot of times I drive to the beach just to look for solitude, quietness or just for a nice place of serenity.
This weekend was the perfect weekend for the beach since there weather was so nice. I went to the beach on Saturday, knowing that on Monday, it was a complete no-no. Since it is Memorial Weekend, there are soooo many people in Miami that are out-of-town, that we choose to drive a bit of north to get away from the chaos. By up north, I mean a mere 30 minutes away from my house ( I live 15 minutes away from the beach, lol). This is one of the advantages of living in Florida, our shoreline is practically endless 🙂 . I choose to wear a maxi skirt and a two-piece suit. I must say, that this is my third time wearing a two-piece suit. As a child, I was always very shy about wearing two-piece bathing suits, that I normally wore one pieces or simply jumped in the ocean with my rugrat shorts ( oh the childhood days) and white t. So, wearing a two-piece is actually earth shattering news in my family, he he. Anyways, I must say, I am glad that there weren’t many humans around to see me!
I don’t like wearing much to the beach. I think a full on outfit defeats the purpose of going to the beach anyway, so I stick to the very essentials. I wear my bathing suit and a cover-up. I choose this maxi skirt from Mink Pink as my cover-up since it looks very beach-y to me and lets face it, this is that one piece you can wear to the beach or an other summer day. I mixed and matched my bathing suit since I don’t have many. I bought the bottom at H&M a few months ago ( I did buy the matching top, BUT the story behind this suit is too long to cover) and the top I purchased at Old Navy last summer. I liked the thought of mixing both pieces up as they were both florals essentially but different types of flowers, the top is more tropical and the bottom is more spring. I don’t wear make-up to the beach and I don’t understand why would you. I did wear flip-flops but wearing shoes on the sand can get a bit tricky.
Hope you all had an amazing weekend.
Top: Old Navy
Skirt: Mink Pink
I bought this pretty lace pencil skirt a few months ago because I just love lace. The color and the fabric are very nice and I was so surprised that I found this at Forever 21. I wanted to keep things simple today because my energy levels have been quite low. I paired the skirt with a simple black stop and black heels.
Skirt: Forever 21
Shoes: Forever 21
Gingham has been all the rave this season and I’ve been rocking it since last season! Yes, I considered myself the fortune teller of fashion but I knew gingham was coming back. I love these pants so much because they are super comfortable and of course flattering. I purchased these at goodwill last fall, but if you see below, I was able to find a similar style.I love how the cut and the print hides my small pouch ( that I am crunching, sit upping and running to get rid of!). Today though, I decided to rock these pants with this lovely crop top I bought at Forever 21 a few weeks ago. This is definitely a happy hour look you can rock on a nice spring evening.
Till next time!
Pants: Zara (Similar style to mine)
Spring time is Miami is a lot like summer time so that means we have very HOT days during this time of year. The big difference between spring and summer in Florida is 75 degrees! During spring time we usually get more days in the seventies and a nice breeze. Lately however, we have seen the 80’s and 90’s so its best to wear a minimal amount of clothing and drink lots of water.
For this outfit I kept it nice and simple – a nice “chiffon like” flowy crop top, blue/purplish jeans and my coral pumps from BCBG. This is one of those outfits you can wear during the summer/spring time to have lunch with friends or with that special someone – it looks so simple like I didn’t even try! The only thrifted item here is that cute faux-ostrich clutch that purchased at Goodwill for only $3.00 ( total steal 😉 ).
Last month was crazy.
I took almost a month off from blogging because I dedicated my attention completely to school. I had a very busy April and therefore was unable to post anything 😦 Today, I finally started my last semester of college and although I am excited, I am a bit sad too. My last and final college days are approaching and the anxiety of finding a job and deciding what to do with life after college is growing.
My blog though is my little piece of comfort and at the same time an outlet so, without further delays, I hope that I am able to keep up with my blog this last and final semester.
So, I bought this pretty top at forever 21 for my birthday and I have a feeling I will be rocking this all summer long. I love the material on this blouse and the fact that the knot is comes with the top, so I don’t have to do attempt to do it myself. The skirt, the shoes and the purse were all thrifted and very lucky finds. The skirt is actually still in stores at American Apparel for probably quadruple the price I paid! So glad I found this skirt because I absolutely love it. I
Outfit total: $46.00
- Top: $30.00
- Skirt: $3.00
- Shoes: $8.00
- Purse: $5.00
P.S. I wore this for outfit for mothers day, no – I am not expecting :).