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    Popsicles & Icicles

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    I was pretty unsure if I would actually post these photo, because truthfully I’m not too fond of how I styled this dress. I got this dress after drooling over it for weeks but unfortunately it arrived late summer. Thankfully though, we’ve had unseasonably hot weather so I’ve had the chance to wear it out a lot more than expected. Since then, I’ll styled it differently and in ways I like a lot more. But thats ok, because dresses are supposed to be worn more than once, right?

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    September 20, 2016


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    First, I’d like to warn you before clicking “read more” that this quite a picture heavy post. I don’t typically get the chance to shoot at such a gorgeous location so I really took advantage of my setting. There were just too many stunning photos to pass up posting them all. I hope you’ll enjoy them just as much as I do!

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    June 12, 2016


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    When someone asks you to go to a Rihanna concert, you don’t hesitate. That’s precisely what I did when my friend Jackie told me that Rihanna’s concert would be corresponding with my trip to Boston. In usual fashion, I painstakingly spend the weeks leading up planning my ensemble. Fortunately for me, I had already placed my order for this lace up dress long before I said yes to the concert. If Rihanna could see me, I think she’d approve of my outfit wholeheartedly.
    Now, lets talk about the actual concert. I wanna start by saying that Rihanna was incredible. There’s absolutely no denying that. She knows how to entertain and her energy filled the entire stadium, which isn’t an easy task. But damn, was the concert a huge bummer. From the second Jackie and I grabbed our seats, it was drama packed. Maybe I’m just too old and senile to really fit in with the young folk these days.

    All things considered, the night wasn’t a complete bust. The second Rihanna came out (she opened with Stay and looked phenomenal!) I forget about everything. I’m an even bigger Rihanna fan now!

    Dress: Boohoo
    Leather jacket: Forever21
    Pins: Etsy
    Ring: Old Navy
    Bag: Ebay
    Pantyhose: Walmart
    Booties: Modcloth
    Lipstick: Avenue by Colourpop

    A Family Affair

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    Don’t worry, I’m not going to make posting cell phone OoTDs a regular thing but since I didn’t have anything else to post today I thought I’d share my outfit from the summer. I’m already deep in the mourning stages of one of my favourite seasons and I found myself looking through all of my fond memories this past summer. I had so many exciting things to do and one of them was attending my cousin’s wedding. I have an extremely large family so it never seems like its too long until someone is getting hitched again. I have a bit of a complicated relationship with my family. Whether it  be comparison being the killer, too many of us to feel like I can be that close with anyone or just straight up family frustrations coming to a boil. However, even if I go a few years being angry at the people I call family, I’m immediately reminded of why I love where I come from whenever we’re all together. I’m immediately reminded of the reasons I’m so proudly Portuguese and so eager to talk about my crazy and eclectic family. Seeing any of them get married makes me choke up a little. I’m proud of them for finding love and happiness in their life.
    Although I don’t feel entirely comfortable sharing my *ahem* “unusual” style with my family, I cannot pass up the opportunity to dress in my best. Too much cleavage is a really big no, no for a lot of my family members but I’ve always danced to the beat of my own drum. As a young girl, I was very timid and shy. I kept to myself and certainly never dressed up. Ever. Sometimes I wonder what my family thinks of my caterpillar to butterfly transformation. I wonder if they’re proud of me for overcoming years of self doubt and low self esteem. Maybe I’ll never know. Anywho, enjoy these adorable photos of me and my cousin’s daughter, Olivia. She’s absolutely precious and always so sweet and kind!
    Dress: eShakti
    Shoes: Wal Mart
    Earrings: Aldo
    November 24, 2015

    Monday, Monday

    This weekend was a bit of a whirlwind for me, to say the least. I did a lot of soul searching, asked my some pretty serious questions and came up with a pretty serious response. I’m not happy about where my life is right now. I’ve neglected a lot of the things I love and care about and put a lot of my hobbies on the back burner. This blog used to be everything to me  Comparison and insecurities came into the mix and before I knew it, I had abandoned something I loved almost entirely. So, today was all about getting out of my comfort zone and into a routine again.

    I’m not convinced I can pull of the half pony but kudos to me for trying, right? Its still kind of strange to just have my face out there, without hair to cover it. I’ve always been a tad bit insecure about the roundness of my face and my nose in general. I caved and took my hair down (hence the two different looks in these photos) but now that I look back, I’m kind of digging my hair half up. Which one do you prefer? Half up and completely down?


    Top – Modcloth
    Cardigan – Wal Mart
    Skirt – Old Navy
    Pantyhose – Wal Mart
    Earrings – Shop Miss A
    Shoes – Clothing Swap
    November 17, 2015
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