Easter Attire

As we all know, Easter was this past weekend and I spent my holiday surrounded by family and friends. Since we have been having such beautiful spring weather here in El Paso, I decided to break out with a spring classic, a white lace dress. The material is so flowy and light, it was perfect for the occasion. I paired the dress with some  gold and tan strap sandals, so that I would be able to move freely and play with my nephew. With just the right accessories the outfit was girly, flirty, and complete. 

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White Dress with Lace Print on Top & Chiffon on Bottom – H&M
Tan & Gold Strap Sandals – Target
Lilac Stud Earrings – Forever 21 

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Brunched Out

Everyone needs a “cheat day”, and there is no better excuse to do so than a Sunday Funday. Today a good friend and I decided to head out to a local place, Independent Burger, to try out their newly added brunch menu and of course it helped that they also offered dollar mimosas and sangria. The food was absolutely amazing and at a very descent price. 

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I decided to go with a casual vibe and take advantage of the warm weather we have been having. However, since spring is known as the windy season here in El Paso I wanted to wear something that would still flow and allow lots of movement, so I broke out a kimono that I had been dying to wear.

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Maroon Lipstick – Rebel from MAC
White Kimono with Navy Print – Love Culture
Brown Crop Top – Forever 21
Black High Waist Shorts – Love Culture
Tan & Gold Sandals – Target
Silver Necklace - Charlotte Russe
Silver Cuff – Jewelry Box

Peach & Prints

New and exciting opportunities have been coming my way and this past week I had an interview for a marketing & advertisement position for Teach for America. Of course I wanted to look professional but I still wanted to incorporate some spring colors into my outfit. I decided to wear a navy dress paired with a peach cardigan, two colors that I think mesh perfectly. I also wore my hair up in a top knot to have more of a professional look and to not distract from my face.

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Cat Eye Sunglasses – Forever 21
Maroon Lipstick – Rebel from MAC
White Collar Necklace – Jewelry Box
Navy Dress with White Polka Dots – Thrift
Peach Over sized Blazer – Forever 21 
Cheetah Oxfords – Shi Shoes by Journeys

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Spring Fling

As I had mentioned on my previous post, I attended South by Southwest (SXSW) this past week. It is a music and film festival that last two weeks and pretty much takes over the whole city of Austin, Texas. On Friday the weather finally decided to show its true Texas self and warm up a bit, and I could not be more than thrilled to bring out my spring attire. I absolutely love skater skirts because I believe that they are flattering to all body types by emphasizing the smallest part of the waist line. I fell in love with this two piece matching skirt and crop top, and decided to pair it with metallic lace up shoes to complete my “60s teen” look.

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Floral Crop Top & Skater Skirt, Metallic Lace Up Shoes, & Cat Eye Sunglasses – Forever 21
Lilac Lipstick – Lime Crime 

To add a little modern flair I wore  a lilac lipstick from Lime Crime that I have been obsessing over ever since. Below are some close up photos that allow the true pigmentation of the lipstick to show. Did I mention the picture on the right hand side is taken with the DJ from the band Gold Room? If you’re wanting to shake it and put your dancing shoes on I highly recommend giving them a listen.  

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As some of you may have heard there was a tragic accident that happened early Thursday morning where 25 people were struck by an on coming vehicle outside of Stubbs, the location where my first photograph was taken. If you would like to donate to these individuals to assist with medical costs please click on the link below. 

https://www.austincommunityfoundation.org/?nd=donate_detail&donation_id=2831&return_nd=donate

 

Street Style at SXSW

This past week a few of my friends and I drove to Austin, TX to attend a music festival known as South by Southwest (SXSW). We went for the latter part of the festival, which is pretty much music galore. Rap, electronic, indie. You name it, they played it. The first day we were there we attended the venue Fader Fort where we saw various artists including Sam Smith and Chromeo. The weather was going to be warm during the day and chilly at night so I wanted to pick an outfit that would transition well. I decided to wear my new cropped sweater that I had just bought from Nordstorm Rack paired with high waist denim shorts and tights in order to give me some coverage for the night. 

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Black Beanie – Pac Sun
Floral Cropped Sweater – Nordstorm Rack
Black High Waist Denim Shorts – Forever 21
Black Studded Combat Boots – Waltz
Gold Chain Collar Necklace – Francescas
Long Gold Chain Necklaces – Jewelry Box
Cat Eye Sunglasses – Forever 21

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I was lucky enough to have my photo come out on the official Fader Fort Twitter and here it is right below. 
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To view more from Fader Fort SXSW 2014 click the link below. 
http://www.thefader.com/

 

Casual Sunday

I have officially declared Sundays as “me” days. During the week I feel like I am running back and forth between work, school, and my daily errands so it is nice to finally take the time to kick up my feet and relax. This whole week I have been itching to do some shopping, and on Sunday I finally broke down and got my fix. I decided to have some lunch and drinks at a local place called “The Shack” then headed over to El Paso’s newly opened mall, The Fountains at Farrah. They have such a cute outdoor setting and are starting to offer numerous stores and attractions, great for the whole family. One of my favorite places to stop by at this new shopping center is Nordstorm Rack, I always manage to find the cutest things at the most reasonable prices. Since I was on a mission to take some cute “must haves” home I decided to go for a comfortable look, that still offered some color and style. 

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Sunglasses – Le’ Trendy (local)
Pink Statement Necklace – Ebay
Navy Sweater with Buttons on the Back – ZARA
White Floral Pants – Love Culture
Tan Oxfords with Cutouts – Forever 21

I would say that my mission was accomplished when it came to shopping on a budget. I am going out of town later this week so I made a budget of $30, and only went two dollars over! Below are some of the styles I managed to snag. 

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From Blogger to Fashion Guru

From Blogger to Fashion Guru

Check out this week’s edition of the UTEP Prospector. So grateful to be given the opportunity to allow my blogging, something that I considered merely just a hobby, flourish into something so much more. I appreciate all the support that I receive, and being able to share my experiences with everyone.

Simple Meets Vibrant

I don’t think there is a better way to describe spring and the month of March than with pastels and bows. Inspired by the new and upcoming season I decided to incorporate these staple pieces into my work attire. I work at the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) so I believe that it is necessary to have a professional and polished look whenever in the office. However, just because you have to dress for the office doesn’t mean you can’t add a little flare to your outfits. I decided to incorporate a purple pastel shirt with a large bow at the collar with a pair of gray and black patterned pants. I love the mix of the simple, clean piece with a wild,and vibrant print!

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Since I intended to have my blouse buttoned fully to my neck I wanted to wear my hair up to let the bow have its full effect.I decided to step out of my comfort zone and tried something new. This is my “lazy girl version” of the milk maid styled hair. I parted my hair towards the middle, and braided my hair on each side. Make sure to direct the braids towards the back since this is the way that you will be pinning them. Once you have completed the braids cross them across the bottom of your head, and wrap around the remaining ends and tah-dah you have an easy, five minute up do!

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Purple Pastel Blouse – Thrift
Printed Black & Gray Pants – H&M
Black Bow Clutch – Betsy Johnson from Dillard’s 
Silver Floral Bracelet – Jessica Simpson from Macy’s
Tan Flats – Waltz

 

Return of the Shark

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The funny thing about Texas, is that we manage to get every kind of season and weather in a matter of a week. Last week I was wearing neons and skirts, and this week I had to pull out a sweater. Since I am a student I had plenty of errands and running around to do on campus. The University of Texas at El Paso is currently going through many renovations in order to prepare for its upcoming 100th birthday, so there are an excessive amount of detours due to construction. You know what that means, even more walking up and down the mountain so I needed to find an outfit that was both trendy and comfortable. You know my default, when in doubt wear all black. I decided to combine this with different shades of metallics to give it an edgy flare. 

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Bejewled Shark Sweater – Forever 21

Black Skinny Slacks – A’Gaci

Gold Cuff – Jewelry Box

Gold Bangles – H&M

Silver Metallic Shoes – Forever 21

Gold Chain Necklace – Thrift