2018. So much has happened the past year and while 2018 was full of ups and downs I am incredibly grateful for where it has lead me today. My year had a heartbreaking start, we lost my abuelo in January. I loved my abuelo so very much. He was the funniest and sweetest man in the whole world. It was hard to lose him suddenly, but I know in my heart that he is constantly watching over me and sending me love. He was such an incredible man and I actually had a Taudrey necklace made (thank you to Tiffany and the #TaudSquad for helping me create such a meaningful piece) with the quote "Take it Easy", because my abuelo always said that to me. I have dealt with anxiety since I was very young so it is nice to have this reminder always with me to step back and breathe.
This year I also started two new ventures: I began working as the Marketing and Social Media assistant for a non-profit SCORE Miami Dade. This organization provides workshops and free mentorships to small businesses in Miami Dade county and it has been a lot of fun being in charge of their social media and marketing efforts. I also helped launched their first newsletter and that was amazing! I also worked with local artist Rey Jaffet to completely create + design his website. You can check it out here! I am incredibly happy that I have found my passions in life and it is amazing to see my hard work + dreams coming to life.
I also turned 21 this year in May- yay! I was really happy to celebrate with my family that day. My family may drive me a little crazy at times but I love them a lot and I am grateful that they have loved and supported me through thick and thin. I was also very happy I got to celebrate at brunch with my friends! I love the people I surround myself with. Nothing makes me happier than a mimosa and good company!
I also began to date my boyfriend Eric this year, you all saw him featured in my previous blog post! I am the luckiest girl in the world. We have had many adventures this year from Disney World trips, to our first airboat ride in the Everglades, and so many more. We also became A-List members for AMC so we see almost every movie that comes out in theaters and have become amateur movie critics--Lol! I will be sharing more of our adventures on the blog and on the gram in the New Year!
I started my senior year this year and wow--I can't believe my 4 years at Florida International University are almost complete. It has been a crazy 4 years but I have grown so much from it. I have learned a lot not just about my major (my major is Public Relations,Advertising, and Applied Communication) but about myself and what I want for my life. I have been having a really good semester this Fall and I want to finish strong.
2018 also marked 2 years since I was diagnosed with type one diabetes. It has been a lot of learning and changing my lifestyle but I am proud to say that my A1C is coming down and I am managing my type one diabetes very well. I even started on the Dexcom G6 which has really great for helping me manage.
Overall 2018 was a full-packed year, but I am excited for where I am at in my life today and I can't wait to see what 2019 has in store for me. Thank you to all my readers for all the love + support you all given me through the years. XO
You've got a friend in me... Quick shout out to my boyfriend for inspiring me to blog again. Honestly Eric is my biggest fan and best friend in the world and I could not be more grateful for him. In September, I finally got to visit Toy Story Land at Hollywood Studios in Walt Disney World (I am officially an Annual Passholder!) My brother Nick and I grew up watching Toy Story on repeat so this was a really exciting trip for me. I feel like Disney World is my escape. It is the best place to just "be a kid" and forget about school and adult-ing for a a minute.
For those of you who have not visited or are not familiar with Toy Story Land, Walt Disney World (WDW) imagineers designed this land to make you feel like you're a toy in Andy's backyard. And honestly we all did! It was amazing the detail that WDW put into this land, there were toys everywhere like blocks and tables made out of "Baby Bell Cheese". Fastpasses are the way to go for the Slinky Dog rollercoaster, which is 10/10, but the line is on average 1.5+ hours long.
Total side note, but I wore Converse High Tops... and ended up with mad blisters and purchasing overpriced Minnie Mouse flip-flops by the afternoon. While I absolutely adore my high tops, they just are NOT meant for the miles on miles you walked in WDW. Also for all my fellow type one diabetes readers, as you know our feet tend to swell easily. So I definitely recommend airy shoes because my feet were very swollen.
While we are on the subject, I was extremely nervous to take on WDW as a recently diagnosed type one diabetic. What I learned from my trip is to definitely stay hydrated! I drank water pretty much every hour. It is really important as a diabetic to be hydrated, especially in the Florida heat. Another tip is to check your blood sugars often, but especially while you are just sitting in lines! This is the perfect time to either test or check your monitor. That way if your blood sugars are dropping you know to stop for a snack (and trust me in WDW you're in the land of snacks) or if you are running on the high side you have plenty of time to add some insulin before you step on the ride! I hope these tips help you whether you are heading to a Disney park or any other amusement park. I really want to start sharing more about my type one diabetes and how I manage it.
Thank you for reading my blog and being such amazing supporters! I forgot how much fun it is to share with you all and look forward to sharing more content. Wishing an amazing week to you all!
Hi my loves! I am so, so excited for today's post because I have been a fan of Converse since I was in like 5th grade (aka my awkward stage, don't ask for pics!) But Converse are a staple every girl (and guy) should have in their closet. Trust me, my low tops have been with me through three college tailgate seasons and always need a little TLC... I wash mine in my washing machine and they always come out almost new!
When the opportunity presented itself to collaborate with converse for their #ForeverChucks campaign, I instantly had to be a part of it! Honestly converse pair well with almost any casual look and they are the perfect shoe for when you want a comfy, easy option so you don't leave the house in your chancletas!
This is my first pair of Converse high tops and I had been dyingggg for these! Call me your basic Lourdes girl (and proud!) because there is nothing better than a pair of white Converse. You will be catching me in these all of spring and summer! Honestly what I love the very most about my Converse is that they never go out of style, like me--haha!
Tomorrow is EASTER! I feel like New Year's Eve was yesterday...2018 is literally flying by! I hope the Easter Bunny leaves some Converse in your Easter basket, and if not no worries, I have linked my favorite new pair below so you can style them with me! Let me know what you think about Converse in the comment section below. Thanks for stopping by the blog, I appreciate all of my readers so, so much! If you celebrated Passover last night, I hope it was amazing and to all those celebrating Easter tomorrow, I send my love. XO
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This blog post was sponsored by Converse.
But as always, all opinions are my own. Thank you to the brands that make IAP possible!
Hi, so I know it has been a minute since I have written on the blog but I had major technical difficulties, but don't worry I am back and I am better than ever. As all of my long time readers know I tend to be a basic b*tch from time-to-time (sue me!) so of course, when I heard the most instagramable museum in the world was coming to Miami, I knew I had to get my hands on tickets. For those of you who are living under a rock, the Museum of Ice Cream is a taste-filled and colorful experience that can currently be found in both Miami and San Francisco.
My BFF and pink-loving partner in crime, Allie and I went because let's face it we will do anything for the gram, even pay $44 (sorry to my wallet!) It was a once in a lifetime experience for sure. We definitely took full advantage of all the rooms and really enjoyed taste testing all the delicious treats from a chocolate shake topped with pink whip cream to melted ice cream (which gave my a sugar rush I never need to experience again).
But in all honesty it was a fun girl's day and I definitely recommend it for anyone who takes their Instagram game as serious as I do or has a sweet tooth like mine. As always you can shop my look below and under the 'My Looks' tab. A word of advice, snatch my BaubleBar earrings quick...like I am getting them in every color (sorry not sorry).
Have you been to the MOIC? Let me know below. Well, thank you for stopping by the blog. You make my heart very happy! Enjoy your week and please feel free as always to slide into my DMs or comment below if you have any questions or comments. XO
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Hey gorgeous. As some of you may now, I am in my twenties (hashtag adulting--kinda!) So in honor of what is promised to be some of the best years of my life I wanted to share ten lessons you should know by and for your twenties.
I am also sharing one of my favorite go-to outfits with you all. If you are an OG reader of mine, you know that I have a love-hate relationship with off the shoulder tops. I love how they look on me, but I hate that I anytime I bend, lift my arms, or move in anyway (btw, I'm Cuban so I talk with my hands a lot, haha) the shirt shifts. Oh they also get all messed up via a seat belt so here's a quick fashion tip, when wearing an off the shoulder top make sure before you step out you fix your top...trust me on this one.
Anyways, I found this off the shoulder top (with straps too, I just usually tuck them in) at Macy's in one of my favorite colors, white, so you know I had to buy it. I swear I have more white tops currently in my closet than most people have in a lifetime. It's a serious addiction. What I love is that this top is lightweight so I don't melt under the Miami sun and pairs great with jeans! By the way: On my sneak peek,Instagram post I couldn't find the exact top to link, but I finally found it (thank you shopping stalker skills) and linked it below and here.
"Don't worry darling, people throw rocks at things that shine."
I can still hear my first grade teacher in my head saying, "if you don't have anything nice to say, do not say anything at all." And yet it applies even more to me today in my twenties, than it did to me then. We live in a society where being mean, or "savage", is encouraged...it is sad, but the truth. As a blogger and young woman, I know that bullying is still very prevalent. And now with social media, it is easier to attack people than ever before. It is a coward move to attack people through social media, probably because you do not have to be in front of their face, instead you just have a screen in front of you. But even though the person is not saying it to your face, it still hurts, especially when it is on social media for other eyes to see, read, and interpret.
It breaks my heart to see, how many individuals a year are bullied whether it be in school, over social media accounts and/or text message, or even in your own family. It is NEVER acceptable to make a person feel less about themselves. Each and every person on this earth is unique and important in their very own way and deserves to be treated with respect and dignity. No one, and I mean no one, deserves to be put down for any reason. What people fail to realize is that their words and their actions do hurt. It literally cost $0 to be nice to someone.
To those that have been bullied (because that is what being mean to someone is!) know that you are worth it and that what they say about you or to you is out of spite, jealousy, and negativity. Like I began this post, "people throw rocks at things that shine." If someone tries to bring you down, it is because you are already above them. Don't fall to their level, and always take the high road (which I know is easier said than done). Just remember that God created you the way you are and that is amazing! Also keep in mind, you are never alone.
I wanted to write this post today because I want all my readers to realize that they are incredible, special, and deserve all the happiness life has to offer. A lot of times being a blogger, I get a lot of criticism because I am open to the world, and with that comes to the positives and the negatives. People tend to not understand how much work and dedication goes in to being a blogger or vlogger. It takes a lot of time and effort to make sure that we produce the best content for our readers/viewers, all while being true ourselves and our styles. I absolutely love sharing my life, style, and perspective with each and every one of you. I love that I have this platform to be 100% myself with the world. There are a lot of people who think that my blog isn't a "job" and is just a hobby, but I am ready to be back in the blogging game and dedicate my heart and soul into it. Blogging makes me so happy and is such a beautiful part of my life. God honestly has blessed me with this amazing platform where I get to connect with you all and it honestly brings so much joy to my life.
Please feel free to reach out and share with me. I love receive your messages on Instagram, e-mails, and comments! You all are absolutely amazing! Always remember, it costs nothing to be nice so always treat others the way you would want to be treated and never let anyone make you question your worth because you are priceless.
Thank you for stopping by the blog today! I hope you have an incredible week and stay tuned because I will be sharing my favorite moments from #SwimWeek very soon. XO
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Happy Tuesday! Today I wanted to share with you all this off the shoulder top I am living for. To be 100% honest I was not a fan of this trend when it first started. I still am not a huge fan of the traditional off the shoulder top that are just the elastic band basically because they are so hard to function in. Like can I bend? No. Can I give hugs? No. It just isn't a practical top, so I only own one.
But that's why I am obsessed with this one from MittoShop becaue it has sleeves. So I can move around and live life without fear that my top is going to scrunch up. What I love about it too is that you can dress it up or dress it down. I dressed it down here, with ripped jeans and sandals. But you can dress it up with dress pants or a skirt and heels. It honestly is a closet need!
To all my fellow college students, I wish you a new semester filled with caffeine and minimal stress. I know that we will all kick butt this semester, haha! Well, as always thanks for stopping by the blog today and if you haven't subscribe make sure you do so you do not miss out! XO
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Hey lovely readers! I am so excited to be sharing my favorite skincare item in my bathroom--my Clarisonic. In case you haven't discovered Clarisonic yet, let me fill you in...Clarisonic is a renowed beauty company that specializes in facial brushes that have the power to transform your skin (literally!) In fact, using a Clarisonic brush on your skin is six times more effective than using your hands alone! And trust me when I say the difference you'll see in your skin is incredible.
Ever since I was a little girl, I have struggled with sensitive skin. I sunburn easily, rash easily, and most beauty products tend to agitate my skin. Close friends and family began to rave about Clarisonic so I knew I had to find out what all the buzz was about. I am obsessed! I typically use my Clarisonic, mine is the Deep Pore Mia 2, 1-2 time a day. What I love about the Deep Pore Mia 2 is that it times out how long you should stay on each portion of your face and really cleans out your pores. Ever since I began using Clarisonic products my skin has been glowing and clears out fast.
With Christmas around the corner (so excited!) you'll want to add Clarisonic products to your wish list and pick some out for your BFF's--because your girl gang should all have flawless skin. To make Clarisonic even more irresistable, use my coupon code HERCAMPUS now through Novemeber 20 at checkout and you will receive 15% off your order. So shop quickly! XO
PS: Before I wrap up this blog post, I want to toss in a little request...as most of you know I am a proud sister of the sorority Phi Mu, and I am happy to announce one of my sisters is running for Beta's (a fraternity) Miss Shooting Star Pagaent. The Miss Shooting Star pagaent is a week of events, leading to the main event--the pagaent--all in efforts to not only bring awareness, but also fundraise for the Make a Wish foundation, which is an incredible philanthropy! My sister Haley needs your help to win! Please click HERE and like this photo. It will literally take you seconds and is for an amazing cause. Thanks babes!
*This post is sponsored by Clarisonic. As per always, all opinions/writings are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that make It's a PAshion possible!
*This post is sponsored by European Wax Center®. As per always, all opinions/writings are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that make It's a PAshion possible!
Hello gorgeous readers. I am so excited about today’s blog post for you all. It is all about how to get your eyebrows on fleek from my favorites at European Wax Center®. It is back to school season and nothing is more on trend then gorgeous eyebrows. Not only is European Wax Center® the place to get your eyebrows done, but they also sell amazing products to keep your eyebrows looking fly every single day. If you have never been to one of their stunning centers, you will have to head over now for your complimentary brow, underarm or bikini line wax for women (book your appointment here!). And for a limited time, get a free tote when you spend $49 on products or services. Talk about some fabulous deals!
I love visiting European Wax Center® because their locations are stylish and sanitary (the two most important ‘S’). Not to mention, I feel like a new woman every time I leave there, thanks to their incredible services. But what I love even more are their products. I tried the Strut Line™ and could not be more in love! The one thing I do every day, no matter what is put on foundation and fill in my eyebrows. I truly believe that filling in your eyebrows just gives your face a more polished look even if you are makeup free. I use the ‘Brow Pals Dual-Ended Brow Brush first brush out my eyebrows with the thicker end and then apply the Browfection™ Brow Powder Duo with the other to give myself thicker-appearing brows. I also love the Ready. Set. Brow™ Perfect Brow Groomer for long days, where you are going to want your brows to stay in place, plus I love that the texture is not too thick so it applies evenly. And of course, when you want to add an extra POP to your brow game you have to try the Oh My Brow!™ Highlighter it is the perfect brow highlighter ever.
If you are ready to conquer the world, two brows at a time, make sure you head over to your local European Wax Center® to get started. When you mention my name and show this post (or one of my EWC social media posts) at your local European Wax Center®, you will receive $5 off Strut Boldly, until December 31st, 2016 (trust me they’re beauty essentials!) Book your reservation and get ready to be beautified! XO
Hello lovelies! I am so sorry I have been out of the blogging game (again!) I am working full time this summer so adjusting to 9:00 to 5:00 has been my priority. Anyways, I am so excited to share with you all images from my first #SwimWeek fashion show as a blogger. To say that Miami Swim Week was magical would be an understatement. From the stunning views, to the gorgeous designs, to all the amazing people attending, there is never a dull moment. This weekend was definitely one for the books!
I was so excited to attend the Revel Rey "Funk N Sol" fashion show at the 1 Hotel South Beach. What made this show really special was the fact that it was their debut at swim week. The bikinis were not only stunning, but also original. Any kind of girl, from girly to sporty, can find a swimsuit that will have her feeling confident. I especially love that each swimsuit is hand designed. The high energy show paired perfectly with the fun, colorful swimsuits. Make sure you check out Revel Rey to see all the amazing pieces!
I cannot wait to share the rest of my #SwimWeek adventures with you this week on the blog so stay tuned. As always thanks for reading! Have a happy hump day!!
PS: If you have been following me on SnapChat (ashmsondon), you saw the amazing pieces at the show that I adored, but if not here is a teaser: https://vimeo.com/175160798
Hello lovelies! To kick off the official start to summer (yesterday), I wanted to share some of my summer-time favorites. As you all know, I am a summer-time kinda girl, being from Miami and all, so I absolutely love this time of year. I am so excited for this summer especially because I have a lot of blessings and projects. So enough of my blabbing...let's start summer shopping!
The first item I am in love with is this bikini top from Target. Believe it or not, Target is home to some of the cutest swimwear ever! They have great selections for all body types as well which is great. I purchased this top to match with a black bottom I had previously purchased because it is not only very flattering, but also fun with its bright pops of color. Another item that I actually have in my closet that is a total summer essential are theseespadrilles by Splendid. They come in three colors: tan, red, and blue. They are surprisingly comfy too!
The next two items are perfect for those of us who love to lounge...Pool floats are all the rage on Instagram lately, so you don't want to miss out on this photo-op! I am obsessed withthis one because it is a pineapple and this one because nothing quite says diva like floating around on a swan. I wanted to share with you all my latest makeup find as well that won't hurt your wallet, Vivid Matte Liquid lipstick by Maybelline. I am not going to share too many details other than I love it because I have a post on it coming soon (stay tuned!)
You can shop these and my other summer essentials below. Which items are you craving this summer? Share with me below...I hearing from you all. FYI, sadly, when the blog was updated all comments on previous posts were deleted *cue tears* so if you go back to previous posts and don't see your comments, I apologize. As always thank you for stopping by the blog and make sure to use lots of SPF! ? XO
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Happy Monday! I hope you are sipping on plenty of coffee after your fun weekend. Today on the blog I am excited to share a new workout place I tried along with some of my blogger friends. Ever since I was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes, in March it has been my goal to maintain a healthy lifestyle (with a few sweets here and there, of course! Haha) So to say I was excited to try pilates would be an understatement. My mom actually takes pilates so I was familiar with it but didn't understand the hype until I attended a Pilates ProWorks class.
Pilates ProWorks is a modern twist on working out with classes like pilates and boxing. My pilates class was definitely challenging, but it was great. I am the queen of complaining about working out, so you could bet that I struggled and wished I was taking a "power nap" versus "powering" through the workout. But I have to say it was an empowering experience! By doing the class I realized I am a lot stronger than I thought. Truth is, I am my toughest critic.
What I love about Pilates ProWorks, other than their amazing Miami-native owner, Summer Christen, is that the classes are fun. Summer taught the class and it was a great workout! It was fun to blow off steam after a long day of classes. Are you ready to work, work work, work (*read that in Rihanna's voice*)? Then take a pilates or boxing class and get your summer body ready! The address and information is below, make sure you let them know I sent you!
I hope you all have an amazing week! And by the way, you deserve that second cup of coffee. Haha! XO
25 Merrick Way, Coral Gables, Florida 33134 (Miracle Mile)
*The class was complimentary courtesy of Pilates ProWorks. Like always, all opinions are my own. Thank you to the companies and brands that make It's a PAshion possible!
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Hello my dedicated readers! I want to first and foremost thank everyone for amazing support throughout this process. It's a PAshion (IAP) has been shut down for four months now (February to May) being renovated, updated, and giving me time to focus on my health. In February I was diagnosed with type one diabetes. To say my world was turned upside down would be an understatement. I am so blessed to be surrounded by such amazing family and friends who have been with me every step of the way and continue to stand by me. While there is currently no cure for type one diabetes, there are medicines and lifestyle habits that help me stay healthy and stable each and every day.
I am excited to share this new journey with you all. Since day one I have always said IAP is "more than just a fashion blog". I will now be introducing more lifestyle posts about being healthy overall: body and mind, as well as the usual fashion/beauty posts. So make sure you hit the subscribe button under Follow!
Today I am excited to share my new favorite necklace from Purple Karma Accessories. I love Purple Karma Accessories because they create personalized, high quality jewelry that is perfect for any look. I am in love with thisPetite Nameplate Necklace they designed for me with my blog hashtag! I cannot even begin to tell you how many compliments I have gotten on it! It is the perfect dainty, every day piece that your accessory collection is screaming for. With a price tag of $42.00, it is hard to resist. In fact, you are going to want to stay tuned because Purple Karma Accessories and I are working on a top secret project coming soon...Shh!
I am happy to be back to doing what I love, blogging! I want to thank you all again for being dedicated to the blog during my hiatus. A lot of you personally reached out letting me know you missed the blog and that made me so happy and grateful. I love you all! XO
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Hi everyone! Happy Tuesday! I hope you all had a blessed Easter with you family and loved ones. I know I had a very special Easter Sunday myself. As most of you know, I was recently diagnosed with type one diabetes and it has had a large impact on me, so being able to spend a day filled with my loving family was a true gift. While I am already sharing what I am grateful for, I want you to know I am grateful for each and every one of you, my readers. You all are incredible and It's a PAshion would not be possible without you. On that note, I know you all are also dedicated not only to the blog, but to our Instagram page.
As you all know (if you have been on the app today, haha!) Instagram is in the process of mixing up its algorithm, I wanted to share with you how you can prevent missing out on posts from me. Simply click on one of my Instagram posts and in the top right corner click the three dots and click "Turn on Notifications." Another way is to make sure you stay active with IAP...meaning like, comment, and make sure you're following--being a dedicated follower will keep me on your feed!
Now that my laundry list is all checked off, on to today's post! I am excited to be sharing one of my favorite beauty brands, Not Your Mother's. Don't be fooled by its silly name, this brand means serious business when it comes to hair care. My favorite line? Clean Freak. Clean Freak is the line I use on a daily basis via Not Your Mother's. One of the things I love about this line is that it is an all natural line. Meaning it is environment friendly, not tested on animals, and won't clog your drain. I also love the smell and how it last in my hair unlike most shampoos/conditioners. Trust me ladies, you need NYM's Clean Freak line in your beauty routine! I was introduced to NYM's when I was looking for hair products that would actually clean my hair, especially with Miami's humidity!
NYM's Clean Freak and their other lines are available on Ulta, as well as other retailers near you! Do you use NYM's Clean Freak and love it too? Let me know below! Thank you all again for being such amazing readers! Have a great day! XO
I received these products complimentary from Influenster and Not Your Mother's for testing purposes. All opinions are my own. Thank you to all the brands that make It's a PAshion a reality
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Happy Tuesday! I just got off of the most hectic spring break ever (so much for relaxing!) But I am OK with going back to school because that means I am just a few weeks away from summer. Ah! So I am going to try my best to keep that thought in my head in order to keep a positive perspective and push hard through the end of the semester.
Living in Miami has made me a summer lover, probably because it is practically summer here every day of the year. Summer is the perfect season for boating, tanning, and of course relaxing. Today I am sharing with you my new favorite accessory for the summer, my anchor bracelet by Elegance Redefined. I mean, what says summer better than an anchor?
What I love about this bracelet is that the anchor is that it is a high quality bracelet and stylish. I also love that it goes great with almost any summer look. I love wearing mine to the beach! Not to mention, the bracelet is the perfect accessory to kick off summer 2017 with! Elegance Redefined and I want you to get into summer mode, so we are offering you an exclusive discount that you won't want to miss. Head over to Elegance Redefined and at checkout use the code ASHLEY to receive your discount. How is that for a sweet summer kickoff?
As always, thank you for coming by the blog and I hope that I got you excited for summer 2017! Anchors away loves! XO
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I have some exciting news...it is a new week! Oh and I am back to blogging! PS: did you all see the new changes to IAP? I am absolutely loving my new look and the new services I offer (take a peek by scrolling over Meet Ashley). The blog makeover is not 100% complete, but I just couldn't leave you all hanging without a new post for another minute! For those of you who follow me on social media, you know I have had a rough time recently and that is why I have not been blogging...I was diagnosed with type one diabetes and took some time off to spend with my family and dear friends as I adjusted to my new lifestyle. There are so many people with type one diabetes and other autoimmune diseases so I will be sharing my story and lifestyle changes on the blog. Just think about it as my diabetic diary...I will be sharing my personal experiences, healthy foods and workouts, and hopefully inspiring you along the way! What are you interested in seeing first? Let me know in the comments below!
Today's post is a fun one because I am not only sharing some outfit inspiration, but also a hidden gem in Miami. I am definitely feeling the blues. My mom's favorite color is blue, so naturally I grew up loving the color blue. In fact, the blue wrap (I linked similar ones I also love) I am wearing I borrowed from my mom's closet, haha! My mom and I tend to share a lot, especially when it comes to accessories. I actually purchased the blue Taudrey horseshoe bracelet for my mom's birthday and love to borrow them. They are a fun accessory to brighten any outfit you have.
Now onto my fun find today...for those of you in the Kendall area you probably are familiar with Town and Country. Town and Country has a "little piece of Paris" in it--its own Love Lock bridge! While I don't live in Kendall, I am familiar with Town and Country because they have a Nordstrom Rack there and a just opened Forever 21 Red (which is like an even more discounted Forever 21) and never knew about this bridge!!! It shares the same concept with the now taken down Love Lock Bridge in Paris, France...you come with your loved one(s) and leave a lock marked with your names and/or significant date (i.e. anniversary) on the bridge. I find this place to be such a cute place in Miami that is hidden. I asked my family and friends after discovering it if they knew about it and only one or two did. It is such a gem! Hint to all guys out there, take your ladies and you will get brownie points, haha!
Are you all feeling the blues? Oh and how many of you already knew about this Miami gem? Share with me in the comments below. Have a fabulous week and thank you for reading the blog lovelies! XO
Photograph Credits: Camilla Carrillo (the newest edition to IAP, show her some love! haha)
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Is it me or is 2016 flying by already? I cannot believe it is already March! Today I am kicking off March in the best way--with a SALE! ShopBop.com is a fabulous site that offers a one-stop shop for women to purchase almost any style items. I love that ShopBop has some of my favorite brands like Rebecca Minkoff and Kate Spade. They are currently having one of the biggest sales of the year...their spring sale! I have split up this post into three categories: clothes, shoes, and accessories. You can shop my favorite picks from each category, right here. Use the code BIGEVENT16 at the checkout for your discount.
I have chosen some fabulous picks for spring. First off I want to introduce these wide-legged pants that are show-stoppers. These pants are perfect for the working gal or any formal event you have this season. The second item I am OBSESSED with is this tassel dress. Those of you who follow me on Instagram and keep up with my blog posts here know that I am tassel-obsessed! This dress is light, flirty is ideal for the spring time. What item here do you want to add to your closet?
Shoes-day Tuesday! Every girl loves adding to her shoe closet (thanks SJP!) I am loving these studded espadrilles by Rebecca Minkoff. I love their coral color and the studs make them edgy! The second pair I adore are these blush Splendid espadrilles. They are on the top of my spring wish list! Not to mention, espadrilles are the it-shoe this spring. The third pair of shoes are perfect for the girl with some spice!
What girl doesn't love a good accessory? I am sharing today some fabulous accessories for spring! First item of business, this fringe purse by Rebecca Minkoff. This purse has me all heart eyes. This purse is ideal for spring and summer and is a fun piece for any closet! I also love this Madewell circle, fringe necklace. I actually styled this piece at the Madewell Blogger Brunch a few months ago (ICYMI, check it out here). It is a staple item for any gal! The final item, I will be raving about is this tassel scarf. It is a sweet yet fun accessory for spring. Plus, it comes in different colors!
What item are you adding to your ShopBop cart? Don't forget the code (BIGEVENT16) to receive your discount at checkout. Always remember to comment below and share with me! Thank you for coming by the blog today. Happy March!
Hello readers! I am so sorry I have been MIA the past two days. I have not been able to have pictures done this week because besides it being a chaotic week, I also have crazy back pain. )-: I am excited to share with you all my February wish list. With February being a month away, I wanted to share some fun items I adore. For the ladies out there, you should totally snap a picture or share the link to this post for your man if you know he is having a bit of trouble shopping for the perfect gift for you this Valentine's Day.
The first item I am crushing over is this tassel purse by Rebecca Minkoff. It is my two favorite things: tassels and Rebecca Minkoff. I like the purse in the camel color better, personally, but this red version is totally growing on me. Another favorite of mine has to be these fun fringe heels by Ivanka Trump. They are the perfect pair for a V-Day date that will be an adventure. If you are more interested in some baubles then you have to check out both these pieces from BaubleBar. I adore these earrings because they are an elegant touch to any look and the necklace is lots of fun!
Those of you who know me, know I am the biggest fan Peace Love World. I adore this Peace Love World pink, long-sleeve because it is super soft and comfy! Not to mention it is perfect for the weekends, haha! Turning back to the bags, I love this pretty pink envelope clutch by Rebecca Minkoff. It is edgy and perfect for a night on the town. Oh and it is my favorite brand--Rebecca Minkoff!
What are you craving this February? Let me know what you want this month of love! Thanks for coming by the blog today. XO
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Happy Hump Day readers! I am so sorry this blog post is coming to you in the evening and not during the morning like usual. I had to catch up the blog and schoolwork. But I am back and happy to be sharing one of the Valentine looks I have put together.
Cupid is feeling causal this Valentine's day. I am not a huge fan of red but I adore these red harem pants from Tommy Hilfiger. They part of a gift to me last Valentine's day from my parents. I am loving the harem pant trend because they are loose and comfy. Since mine are sold out I listed two other pairs of red harlem pant you all will adore. I also linked some similar black tops for you to pair. As you all know, I love my TAudrey trio, but what I really love is how versatile it is! I took out the initial bracelet and just left the two tassel bracelets for a simpler arm party. Nothing wins my heart over more than tassels!
I hope you all are getting in the spirit of love! Thank you for coming by the blog this evening. I hope you all have an amazing second half of you week! XO
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Looking at the calendar yesterday, I realized that Valentine's Day is only a few weeks away. While I have not always been a fan of the cupid-themed holiday, I do love the true meaning behind Valentine's day: L-O-V-E. Against popular belief, Valentine's day is not just a day for lovers, but also a day for besties. It is like the quote from Sex and the City says: “We made a deal ages ago… men, babies, it doesn’t matter. We’re soulmates.” Your first soul mate(s) in life are your BFF. So why not treat her to some lovely goodies this Valentine's Day? I have hand-picked some of the chicest gifts to spoil your girls with this February 14th.
One of my absolute favorites on this gift guide is this Rebecca Minkoff x REVOLVE edition purse. Besides it having one of my all time favorite metals, rose gold, it is the perfect touch to any outfit. The second purse on this guide happens to be Rebecca Minkoff as well, and it is HOT! This red, quilted handbag has a classy, modern look. Looking to buy another kind of bag for your sporty friend? This Kate Spade reusable bag is perfect as a gym bag. Plus, it is super cute!
If your friend likes a personal touch to her gifts, get her this monogram acrylic keychain by BaubleBar. Besides it being electric and fun, it is also a one-of-a-kind, personalized gift. I also love this sleeping mask/gel mask by Henri Bendel. It is perfect for your girl friend that goes all day long and deserves a little TLC. Another item that is perfect to treat your friend is this yummy-smelling vanilla candle. Because let's face it what girl does not love a candle?
So what item on the list will you be treating you girl friends (or even yourself) to this V-Day? You can shop my Galentine's Day guide below in 'SHOP THE POST'. Have a happy Tuesday loves! Thank you for coming by the blog today and reading. I hit 800 followers on Instagram and want to get to 1K by Valentine's Day--so make sure you go and follow now and thank you to all my lovelies who are already following! XO
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