After leaving our own little personal paradise , I came back to the reality of school and work. Although I miss spending the day hearing the waves crash against the shore, it was nice to get back on the grind with school, work, and of course blogging. I think one of the major things I had to grow accustomed to yet again, was having to wear sweaters and still use my winter wardrobe. Switching from bikinis and kimonos to sweaters and boots is not an easy transition! But nonetheless, it’s great to be back EP.
I Printed Quilt Sweater- Sans Souci thrifted from Buffalo Exchange I
I Gray Pencil Skirt & Brown Booties- Forever 21 I
I Statement Necklace- Papaya I
As the days were winding down and our time at the beach was coming to an end, I decided to bring out one of my new favorite pieces that I knew I just had to wear before leaving our paradise. Nothing says vacation like pineapples, sun, and beaches! I had been looking for some great summer pieces, and when I saw this bodycon dress with a pineapple print I knew I just had to have it. I absolutely love the combination of the print with the light blue color of the dress.
I Pineapple Bodycon Dress & Heart Sunglasses- Forever 21 I
I Gold Choker Necklace- Francesca’s I
I Strap Sandals- Target I
And just like that it was time to kiss the ocean air, & Puerto Vallarta, goodbye.
Even though it’s called a vacation, I feel like most time spent out of town is usually on some sort of adventure, or adventures as I should say in this case. On our second day here, we decided to pack our day with as many activities as posible, after all vacations only last for so long. We put on our swim suits and headed to the pier to take a cruise around the beach and get some snorkeling in. Although I had a little bit of a phobia of just jumping off a boat into the middle of the ocean and swimming through open waters, it was definitely worth overcoming. The fish, the scenery, the whole experience was amazing.
Since a majority of the day was going to be spent in the water, I didn’t want to bother with putting on tons of layers or accessorizing too much. I wanted to be comfortable enough both before and after jumping into the ocean, so I decided to go with the lightest material possible, and that was one of my scarves. After messing around with it for a few minutes, I finally figured out how to turn it into a cropped swim suit cover up.
I Scarf made into Crop Top- H&M I
I Black Circle Skirt- Urban Outfitters I
I White Sandals- Forever 21 I
If there is one thing that your 20s were made for, it is definitely traveling. Although there are still many places left to visit on my bucket list, I will forever be grateful for the places I have been able to visit already. This past week I was fortunate enough to travel to Jalisco, Mexico visiting both Puerto Vallarta and Guadalajara. The first stop on the trip was Puerto Vallarta, and let me just say that the sights and beaches here a breath taking.
Our first full day here we wanted to take advantage of having the beach with in walking distance from our condo, and decided to have a little Sunday Funday doing what everyone wants to do at the beach: sun bathe, swim, and day drink. Since I knew the majority of the day was going to be spent down on the sand, I decided to opt for a comfortable look that I could easily sport to a restaurant if necessary. Under the jumpsuit, I threw together a two piece mix & match swim suit.
Jumpsuit & Sandals – Forever 21
Sunglasses- RetroCity Sunglasses
It was definitely an amazing day spent with amazing people.
I’ve said it before, and I’ll proudly say it again. I have a deep, true love for El Paso and I believe that our city has plenty for anyone and everyone. Many fail to see the talent, prosperity, and opportunities that the Sun City has to offer but once you open your eyes you will notice that the options are limitless. One reason that I believe El Paso has such a special place in my heart, apart from it being home, is that we truly support any local endeavor that stems out of the 915. One of the latest efforts beaming out of the Sun City is We Run 915, an online shop that sports all your must have local gear. Upon hearing about the idea I knew it was something that would take off in no time and I knew that I wanted to support the effort and the founder since day one.
One of the first pieces to hit the line is this classic tee with a simple statement, but a grand message behind it. To get yours, and even more fresh EP gear, check out the We Run 915 website or visit Manchot located in downtown EP at 518 W. San Antonio Ave.
One of the many great things about El Paso, is that just down the street is Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. A couple of weeks ago a few close friends and I hopped in the car and decided to have a night out in J Town. Food, booze, and friends galore, it was definitely a night for the books. Our stop for the night was Barrezzito, a great local venue with plenty to offer. Great drinks, great music, great crowd, and most of all great vibe.
For even more memories from the night visit Enfiestate. A great night is not complete unless you’re in great company, and these lovely faces are exactly that.
Faux Fur Vest- Forever 21
Cowl Neck Sweater Dress – H&M
Be back soon <3
El Paso Fashion Week is always one my favorite times of the year due to the fact that so many local boutiques showcase what they have to offer. This past week, my cousin represented Model Material (http://modelmaterialtv.com/) and was casted to model two ensembles from two great local shops, and I had the opportunity to see her strut after her dreams on the runway.
First look: Nidia’s Boutique
Second look : Elodia’s
Since I wanted to be able to capture every moment of her on the runway I opted for an outfit where I would be comfortable enough being on my feet all night yet still adhere to the semi formal dress code. I was able to use some of my summer pieces that I had yet to break out, and at the perfect timing before the cold weather comes around.
Blouse – Thrift
Shorts – Banana Republic
Booties – Forever 21
One of the things that I love the most about El Paso is the gorgeous mountains, and how beautiful they make our city. Sometimes I take for granted just how truly unique our city is, but passing by the mountains and seeing the star lit up helps set that into perspective. This weekend I attended my cousin in law’s baby shower, and I cannot believe that in just two months we will have another member added to the family. The baby shower took place in the perfect setting, right up against the mountain. With that being said, I knew that I had to take advantage of the amazing scenery.
Maxi Dress with Slit – Thrift
Accessories – Etsy.com
Booties – Lucky Brand
Until next time
First off, let me just say that this semester has completely overwhelmed my life and myself. Although I am busy most days out of the week, and have been getting very limited sleep, I honestly have no complaints. New major, new job responsibilities, and new goals. With that being said, you can imagine why there has been quite a lack of posts. However, I am going to try to step it up and change that.
With it being the typical, busy day, filled with both meetings and errands, I wanted to go for a casual Thursday look. When having to stop by the office, you can’t go wrong with a pencil skirt. However, we have approached that time of year where it’s sweater weather in the morning and then scorching hot a few hours later. When faced with this dilemma, the best thing to do is layer, layer, layer!
As a celebratory way to end an extremely successful day, a friend and I made a stop to an amazing local Thai restaurant, http://www.thaichefcafe.com/ . It’s easily one of my favorite places to eat here in El Paso, and definitely a must for anyone who hasn’t been.
Flannel Shirt – Hollister
Polka Dot Crop Top – Forever 21
Black Pencil Skirt – Forever 21
Boots – Lucky Brand
Cross-body Bag – GAP